Program Overview

Program may be subject to change

Wednesday 13 February 2019
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9.00am

Arrival tea and coffee

9.20amEmbedding Employability Exchange Initiative (EEEI) Workshop - Participating Institutions only
7.00pmNetworking Dinner at Kirramisu - Open to all 

Thursday 14 February 2019
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8.00am

Registrations open

9.00am

Welcome to Country

Luther Cora, Bundjalung Nation

 

9.15am

Opening Address

Professor Adam Shoemaker, Vice-Chancellor, Southern Cross University

9.50am

Keynote Address

Associate Professor Ben Lyons, Director, Rural Economies Centre of Excellence

10.30am

Morning Tea

10.50am

Work Ready Plus Graduates

Emeritus Professor Geoff Scott, Western Sydney University

11.30pm

Employment and Employability 

Lisa Bolton, Director, QILT Research and Strategy

12.05pm

WIL: Emerging Models and Current Issues

Judie Kay, Director, Careers and Employability, RMIT

12.45pm

Lunch

2.00pm

International Employability Panel

Chair: Rebecca Hall, Senior Industry Specialist, International Education, Austrade

Nannette Ripmeester, Study Queensland, 2019 Industry Innovator in Residence

Dr Dino Willox, Director, Student Employability, University of Queensland Student Employability Centre

2.50pm

Digital credentials: Your second passport to international employability

Dr Andrew Trnacek, CEO, Higher Ed Services

3.15pm

Afternoon Tea

3.35pm

Best Practice: Collaborating with Industry Panel Discussion

Chair: Jacqui Elson Green, Program Director, Higher Education Quality Network, HES

Professor Nan Bahr, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) and Dean of Education, Southern Cross University
Dr Sonia Ferns, National President Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)
Dr Dino Willox, Director, Student Employability, University of Queensland Student Employability Centre

4.15pm

Comparing Employability Practice Nationally and Internationally

Doug Cole, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Deputy Director of Employability, Nottingham Trent University (Via Skype) and

Dr Sara Booth, Academic Director, Online Peer Solutions

4.45pm

Wrap-Up

5.00pm

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