Student and Industry Events

Our students gain the further opportunity to hear from and engage with business Global Leaders in person at exclusive Ducere industry and student events. These events are presented by Ducere, the University of Canberra and our course partners including KPMG, NAB, PwC, Telstra and more.
Students enjoy a full day of sessions including a networking and panel event. Previous events have covered a range of topics from diversity, design thinking, disruptive technologies, effective decision making, entrepreneurship and innovation. Panellists have included Ducere Global Leader the Hon. Julia Gillard, Holly Ransom – CEO, Emergent Solutions, Jan Owen – CEO, The Foundation of Young Australians, Brendon Gale – CEO, Richmond Football Club, and Prof. Lawrence Pratchett – Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra.

Upcoming Events

Student and Industry Event – Future Ready

When: Monday, July 24th at 9:00am – 6:00pm, followed by networking drinks from 6:00 – 7:30pm
Where: Tank Stream LabsLevel 4, 17-19 Bridge St, Sydney

Join your fellow students, Ducere and the University of Canberra at Tank Stream Labs for a future focused day of workshops, discussions, practical activities and inspirational speakers.

• Hear from inspirational founders of successful startups through a fireside chat and a keynote speaker.
• Discover the power of UX and why it is so critical to success in today’s world.
• Participate in workshops that harness your creativity.
• Learn all about how to build a professional brand and how to effectively network.
• Workshop how the future of work is changing the way we communicate and our relationships at work.

Webinar: How will “Australia’s most innovative new MBA” benefit my career?

Date: Wednesday, 9th August 2017
Time: 12-1pm AEST
Where: Virtual event – join from your own desktop or device
Duration: 1 Hour

Here’s your chance to have your questions answered and learn more about Australia’s most practical and industry-focused MBA experience.

Get the answer to these common questions:

• What makes Ducere’s MBA so unique and innovative?
• How do the projects work?
• How does the academic component tie in with the projects?
• Why are there no exams?
• What is my weekly commitment?
• What outcomes can I achieve in my MBA?

Previous Events

Feb 2017
The importance of diversity in driving creativity and growth
Chair: Di Fleming – Executive Director, Ducere Foundation
Catherine Walsh – Group Executive, People, Performance and Culture, Spotless Group
Brendon Gale – CEO, Richmond Football Club
Simon Spencer – Founder & CEO, Edgelabs
Dr Pradeep Philip – Founder and Principal, Ergo Consilium

Melbourne
Nov 2016
Can you create a culture of innovation in the workplace?
Chair: The Hon. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Australia (2010-2013)
James Mabbott – Head of KPMG Innovate, KPMG
Mathew Jacobson – Founder, Ducere Global Business School
Annie Parker – Co-Founder, muru-D & Director, Code Club Australia

Sydney
Aug 2016
Disruptive Technologies
Chair: The Hon. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Australia (2010-2013)
Jonathon Davey – EGM NAB Labs
Georgia Beattie – CEO, Startup Victoria
James Cotton – Founder, Uluwatu Capital and CMO Software
Michelle Bourke – CEO, Artlivemedia

Melbourne
Jul 2016
How can we look to business to solve wicked problems?
Chair: The Hon. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Australia (2010-2013)
Mr Rob Bazzani – National Managing Partner, Private Enterprise KPMG Australia
The Hon. Alan Stockdale – Former Treasurer of Victoria
Prof. Lawrence Pratchett – Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra

Canberra
May 2016
How can business and broader community enable young Australians to innovate?
Chair: The Hon. Julia Gillard, Prime Minister, Australia (2010-2013)
Rufus Black – Master at Ormond College
Holly Ransom – CEO, Emergent Solutions
Jan Owen – CEO, The Foundation of Young Australians
John Riccio – Partner, Digital Services Leader & Chief Digital Officer, PwC Australia

Melbourne
Feb 2016
Effective Decision Making
Prof. Robert Wood – Director, Centre for Ethical Leadership
Dr David Bowser – Principal & Education Sector Leader, Nous Group
Sally Capp – CEO, VECCI & Ducere Global Faculty member
Susan Ferrier – national Managing partner, KPMG Australia
Prof. Lawrence Pratchett – Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra

Melbourne
Nov 2015
Leveraging Diversity
Ken Reid – National Managing Partner for People, Brand & innovation, KPMG
The Hon. Julia Gillard – Prime Minister, Australia (2010-2013)
Jan Owen AM – CEO, The Foundation of Young Australians
Susan Ferrier – national Managing partner, KPMG Australia
Catherine Powell – Managing Director & Co-Founder, Thankyou Group

Sydney
Aug 2015
Governance, Strategy & Innovation
Lisa Paul AO PSM – Secretary, Department of Education
Michael Brissenden – Host of AM Current Affairs Program, ABC Radio
Prof. Stephen Parker AO – Vice-Chancellor & President, University of Canberra
Jack Hylands – Head, Postgraduate Programmes, Ducere

Canberra
Jul 2015
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Matthew Lazarus-Hall – CEO of Chugg Entertainment
Genevieve George – Founder and MD of OneShift
Leonard Hamersfeld – Director and Founder of Buzz Products
Prof. Lawrence Pratchett – Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra

Melbourne
MAY 2015
Innovation, Ethics & Finance
Mr Greg Boland – Associate Dean, Faculty of Business Government & Law, University of Canberra
Mr Trent Lund – “Lead Partner, Innovation & Digital Ventures, PwC Australia
Mr Mark Carnegie – Founder, M.H. Carnegie & Co.
Ms Sophie Ryan – CEO, Sony Foundation

Sydney
FEB 2015
Innovation and Leadership
Mr Rob Bazzani – National Managing Partner, Private Enterprise KPMG Australia
The Hon. Alan Stockdale – Former Treasurer of Victoria
The Hon. Julia Gillard – Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013)
Prof. Lawrence Pratchett – Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University of Canberra

Melbourne