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Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

The financial cost of designing new learning spaces means that it is crucial for schools to get it right the first time around. A tested and optimised process for planning, implementing and measuring the outcomes of new learning spaces is crucial, not only to justify the cost, but to ensure that schools remain agile to … Continue reading Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

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Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service - Download the ebook!

Growth in digital innovations has created a range of opportunities for enhanced customer service delivery. However, government agencies continue to grapple with effectively managing customer service channels while continuing to gather and analyse meaningful customer data. In addition, as the front facing component of the public sector evolves, it is important to bring internal stakeholders … Continue reading Enhancing Public Sector Customer Service – Download the ebook!

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Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

Claremont College is a thriving co-educational primary school, renowned across Sydney as a school that achieves excellence in all aspects of its operation. Claremont College is an inclusive school where students with a wide range of abilities and special needs are catered for through a fully integrated approach to learning within a co-teaching model. Claremont … Continue reading Claremont College: Differentiation in a Co-Teaching Model

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Data.gov.au to become a 'world-leading example of public open data'

The data.gov.au platform is set to become a “world-leading example of public open data infrastructure” under new plans by the Data Infrastructure Engagement (DIGE) team and Data61 (CSIRO’s digital research network). Data61 was tasked with employing “data analytics to connect disparate government datasets and publicly release them on open data platforms” as part of the … Continue reading Data.gov.au to become a ‘world-leading example of public open data’

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Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

“For too long, schools have been places young people go to watch their teachers work.” Teachers make generations of difference – impacting the children we teach today, their children and their children. Having a great education creates great opportunity, and opportunities for future generations. The environment where that learning takes place is vital. If our … Continue reading Linking space & pedagogy to 21st century skills & demands

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May 17

The mystery of a work life balance – what does it mean?

Author:Doris Gibb

Over my career I have pondered on this notion of work life balance and what it means for me. The privilege given to women to be who they want to be and to do whatever work they desire is tricky. It is not as simple as it seems and it means making constant choices about … Continue reading The mystery of a work life balance – what does it mean?

09
May 17

How to have difficult conversations as a leader

Sometimes people let us down. They don’t live up to our expectations and don’t do ‘the right thing’. And sometimes it’s appropriate to tell them what they did – or didn’t do – and why it has made us unhappy, disappointed or even annoyed. But how do we do it? Or more importantly, how do we … Continue reading How to have difficult conversations as a leader

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May 17

Making change in a university? Introduce the elephants in the room before moving on

Author:Ian Smith

American writer Randy Pausch has a saying: if there is an elephant in the room – then introduce it! Many, if not all, universities in Australia are currently hosting an “elephant in the room”. And in most cases that elephant is being ignored, its existence denied or downplayed; anything other than it being introduced, and … Continue reading Making change in a university? Introduce the elephants in the room before moving on

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May 17

Reaching your audience via a rounded communications strategy

Freedom Aged Care doesn’t sit within a defined category within the aged care sector. The model falls under the retirement home villages act, the care offering is aligned to residential aged care and the service offering embraces freedom, choice, and independence. With the recent changes in government legislation and greater client expectations, there is now … Continue reading Reaching your audience via a rounded communications strategy

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Apr 17

Agility needed for a changing aged care sector

Remember the days of excessive mobile phone bills? For most of us those days are gone, as we ‘bundle’ our phone and data service. Home care pricing will likely follow a user-demand model, adjusting as providers and customers settle into the world of consumer directed care (CDC). Grant Corderoy from StewartBrown spoke at a recent … Continue reading Agility needed for a changing aged care sector

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Apr 17

Rosalind Croucher’s ‘leadership recipes’

The APS definition of leadership draws upon the concept of ‘adaptive leadership’, introduced by Ronald Heifetz in 1994. Adaptive leadership is characterised as a ‘practice, not a position’, ‘not a theory’. It is the practice of mobilising people to tackle tough challenges and thrive. Contrasting ‘management’ and ‘leadership’, the adaptive approach offers ‘a set of … Continue reading Rosalind Croucher’s ‘leadership recipes’

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Apr 17

Enhancing systems measurement & continuous improvement

Enhancing systems measurement – no this is not about collecting more data! If we are serious about enhancing systems measurement, then I suggest we start by understanding what works well from a systems measurement perspective and what needs enhancing.  Is it the data that needs enhancing, or how we use it? The knowing-doing gap is … Continue reading Enhancing systems measurement & continuous improvement

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Apr 17

Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’

Universities structured as broad-based teaching and research institutions, supported by large asset bases and back offices, will face extinction in the next two decades. Ernst & Young’s University of the Future survey states that, at the very least, universities will need to streamline their operations and asset base while incorporating new teaching and learning delivery … Continue reading Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’