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ClimateClever: the app that’s a win for the planet and your pocket

Dr Vanessa Rauland, a PhD graduate with the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute and Curtin Ignition alumni, has developed ClimateClever Homes, a data-driven app that measures, monitors and compares your household energy and water consumption, while providing ways for you to live more sustainably and save money in the process.

ClimateClever Homes is the second app in the suite, following on from the success of ClimateClever Schools, which Rauland began in 2012 after she and her colleague, Dr Samantha Hall, volunteered to help a Perth high school become the first carbon neutral school in Australia. Rauland developed the Schools initiative through Curtin’s entrepreneurial programs, Ignition and Accelerate, and in 2018 she was won a Curtinnovation Award for her work.

“I learnt so much from those programs. Each provided me with invaluable skills and knowledge that I have applied time and again throughout my entrepreneurial journey. They also helped me to create an amazing network of contacts.”

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BAE Systems: Leading Complex Projects, Programmes and Portfolios (LCP3) Programme

Curtin Business School Professor and key Executive Education facilitator Professor Fran Ackermann, is part of a collaborative delivery team for the Leading Complex Projects, Programmes and Portfolios (LCP3) Programme for BAE Systems. The program has been very successful, winning a BAE Systems Chairman’s award and in 2017 won an EFMD Excellence in Practice Award. It has been taught in the US, UK, Australia and the Gulf (Dubai).

Curtin Business School Executive Education is pleased to partner worldwide to deliver impactful and unique customised professional development. Please get in touch if you would like further information.

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Regional women the focus of new education partnership

Women in regional Western Australia will benefit from professional development and learning opportunities under a new partnership between Curtin University and the Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network of Western Australia (RRR Network).

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International visitors getting tour of The Agency

Customised training for international executives

Recently, the Curtin Business School Executive Education team hosted executives from one of Indonesia’s largest mining companies. These executives were taken on a tour of some of Curtin’s facilities, including the HIVE, the Trading Room & the Agency, and also participated in a session facilitated by Associate Professor Stephen McKenna on global talent management, retention, mobility and how to get the most out of a Millennial workforce. A similar session was also recently conducted for executives in India.

If you are a company with a global workforce and would like a similar customised program to help you build and sustain a strong talent pipeline, please get in touch.


Julia Richardson addressing WA leaders

Round table with WA Leaders

On Thursday, March 15, Deputy Head of School of Management, Associate Professor Julia Richardson, facilitated a round table session for the WA Leaders organisation.

Curtin Business School is an Industry Partner of WA Leaders and has provided expert knowledge to the organisation over the last two years.

Julia led a lively discussion with the Founders/Owners of WA businesses across all sectors. Julia’s round table session focussed on Organisational Justice and how this can impact job performance, motivation and turnover. Julia has had extensive experience with SMEs both in Australia & NZ. Julia has recently been appointed to the NZ Business Performance Panel which has assisted over 600,000 NZ businesses with their productivity.

In November 2017, Dr Louis Geneste also presented on Design Thinking to the WA Leaders cohort and this excellent presentation resulted in a WA Leaders member putting forward their business as a case study for our students in ORGM5000 Strategy, Change and Innovation (MBA Global).

Our thanks to both Julia and Louis for their contributions to industry engagement and the Faculty’s Executive Education portfolio.