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How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™

“You don’t have to hold a position in order to be a leader.” – Henry Ford, Founder, Ford Motor Company Executive assistants today frequently hear that “EAs are leaders”. Some EAs embrace this wholeheartedly, others are not quite sure. Is every EA a leader? Does every EA think and perform like a leader? Since leadership … Continue reading How Executive Assistants Can Be Effective Leaders ™

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Decoding DevOps with Aidan Feldman

Self-described as “web developer by day, dancer by night”, Aidan Feldman leads technological change across the US Federal Government, including the adoption of DevOps methodologies across the US public sector. Aidan has coded extensively for the US Government in sites including the World Trade Centre, The White House (where he was involved in a hackathon … Continue reading Decoding DevOps with Aidan Feldman

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PuMPing out better Government Outcomes

Is ‘delivering better services’ an outcome or output? Is it a KPI or even something measurable? Performance Management Specialist Mark Hocknell is working with government to achieve clarity in outcomes measurement and erase some of the misconceptions around ‘traditional’ methods of writing KPIs and assessing outputs.  Mark attributes, at least in part, the transition from … Continue reading PuMPing out better Government Outcomes

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Purposeful work: Criterion redefines its ‘why’

Cath Jules started Criterion Conferences with a desk, phone and computer in the corner of a friend’s office. Ten years on, the company is a bustling hub of 70+ people driving social change and solutions to the biggest challenges facing Australian businesses.  Given the evolution of the company, Criterion saw it fit to re-define the … Continue reading Purposeful work: Criterion redefines its ‘why’

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Jan 20

Crisis Communication in 8 Steps

Examples of poorly executed (or non existent) crisis communication strategies are easy to find – owing to their usually prolific media presence. Company crises occur every day – what differs is how organisations handle them and your fate relies heavily on how you communicate with your consumers. They will neither be understanding nor forgiving if … Continue reading Crisis Communication in 8 Steps

06
Jan 20

Mechanisms to support better mental health outcomes in ED

Emergency departments are often the initial point of care for people seeking mental-health assistance for the first time and for those requiring after hours care. Approximately 3.7% of all presentations to public hospital ED are mental health-related. We’ve put together a quick reference guide for some of the most effective mechanisms that can be used … Continue reading Mechanisms to support better mental health outcomes in ED

06
Jan 20

How the Cyber Security Guidelines impact your partnerships

In response to the spate of cyber attacks on Australian Universities in recent months, the government has released a set of guidelines with the intention of helping Australian universities protect themselves against foreign interference.  The University Foreign Interference Taskforce, assembled at the end of August 2019, has released the Guidelines to Counter Foreign Interference in … Continue reading How the Cyber Security Guidelines impact your partnerships

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Dec 19

An Orange Christmas

After a year of milestones, expanding into new industries and delivering a record number of events, Criterion’s long anticipated Christmas party was a night of laughs, good company and fun. Adorned with our usual spectacular costumes, this year’s fancy dress theme was all things beginning with ‘C’.  A cheese and cracker made an appearance as … Continue reading An Orange Christmas

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Dec 19

Criterion inspires change this Christmas

For many, Christmas is a time of celebration, yet it weighs heavily on the minds of those unable to provide for their families due to hardship.  This year, Criterion Conferences opted out of Secret Santa to instead donate gifts to families who otherwise might not receive any. Criterion partnered with Salvation Army and arranged an … Continue reading Criterion inspires change this Christmas

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Dec 19

How The Public Sector Can Utilise Marketing Automation

Since the announcement back in 2018 that the Australian government is to launch a new digital transformation strategy at the beginning of 2019, it has been all systems go in the marketing automation space. The Government’s digital transformation vision for 2025 is: We will deliver world-leading digital services for the benefit of all Australians. What … Continue reading How The Public Sector Can Utilise Marketing Automation

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Dec 19

Highlights from the 2019 Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit

The 8th Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit ran in November 2019, bringing together more than 150 aspiring and influential female leaders from across Australia’s public sector. The event promoted progress and advancement for the next generation of women leaders. See the highlights below. You can register your interest in the 2020 Public Sector Women … Continue reading Highlights from the 2019 Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit