Career Sustainability: Future-Proofing your Career

A CBS Executive Education Masterclass

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‘By 2030, automation, globalisation and flexibility will change what we do in every job’ – Foundation for Young Australians (FYA), 2017

Just about everybody is talking about the ‘future of work’, how it will impact on work opportunities, job security and experiences. Which jobs will disappear and which jobs will be created?….but what about the future of careers? What will future careers look like?….

Addressing the needs of contemporary and future business professionals and leaders, Curtin Business School is leading the way in career sustainability research and practice. Drawing on the expertise of world class thought leaders in the field, we are pleased to announce the first in the CBS Executive Education Masterclass Series: Future-Proofing your Career. This inaugural program will feature Associate Professor Julia Richardson, an internationally recognized careers researcher and teacher in the field of human resource management.

Julia will be drawing on her recently published book– An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of your Work and your Life, to identify the key strategies for ‘future-proofing’ your career. The program will also feature guest speakers from industry, with essential insights into the changing nature of the global labour market.

Program details

Developing career sustainability is very personal and socially interactive process so this day is customised to your individual needs and aspirations. It also provides a direct opportunity to create diverse networks with our team of expert professionals.

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 (This program has now concluded. If you are interested in attending future sessions, please submit an expression of interest to our team.)

Time: 8.30am – 5pm

Where: Curtin Graduate School of Business, 78 Murray Street, Perth

Cost: $379

Program cost includes a copy of Julia Richardson’s book, An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life, co-authored with Prof Michael Arthur (Boston) and Prof Svetlana Khapova (Amsterdam), as well as a delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Key Takeaways

During the day you will work with other business professionals seeking to enhance their own career sustainability through effective career transition.

You will:

  • Finish the day with your own, individualised career sustainability and transition plan
  • Learn about the key strategies for developing career sustainability
  • Engage with the impact of the changing work arrangements and relationships on career opportunities and experiences
  • Understand the principles of effective career transition
  • Enhance your capacity to take responsibility for your own career while working effectively with others
  • Understand the impact of social networks on career sustainability and career transition
  • Hear from senior industry thought leaders on Career Sustainability, including the Group Director Adecco Group, Dr Margot Wood
  • Learn from a high performing panel of ‘Career Transitioners’ – featuring Dr Marny Lishman (Panel host); Eamon Sullivan, Olympic Athlete turned successful restaurateur;  Marc Berryman, engineer-entrepreneur and founder of Rhinohide and Lou Moxley who has made a significant career move from the armed forces to public relations.

Who is this program for?

If you are thinking about a career change, or simply looking to ensure the sustainability of your future career, this mini-conference is essential. Alternatively you might be a manager or leader looking to inspire others to develop their own career sustainability by taking charge of their professional development.

Program Schedule

8.30amWelcome & overview of the day - Danelle Cross, CBS Executive Education
8.40am – 9.30amThe Future of Work & Careers - Andy Weir, CIO of Bankwest
9.30am – 10.30amParticipant Career Aspirations: Analysis, Results & Implications - Associate Professor Julia Richardson
10.30am – 11.00amNetworking morning tea
11.00am – 12.00pmCareer Sustainability in the 21st Century - Associate Professor Julia Richardson
12.00pm – 1.00pmNetworking lunch
1.00pm – 3.00pmIntelligent Careers: A Pathway to Career Sustainability - Individualised career planning - Associate Professor Julia Richardson
3.00pm – 3.20pmNetworking afternoon tea
3.20pm – 4.00pmIndustry Insight: Career transitions, sustainability, agility - Dr Margot Wood, Group Director Capability Development, Adecco Group
4.00pm – 4.50pmCareer Transitions Panel - Featuring: Dr Marny Lishman (Panel host); Eamon Sullivan, Olympic Athlete to Successful Restaurateur; Lou Moxley, former armed forces to public relations specialist, and Marc Berryman, Engineer to Entrepreneur
4.50pm - 5.00pmWrap up - Danelle Cross, CBS Executive Education


“It started with a shake-up or a massive reality-check from the banking sector explaining exactly how quickly our business world is changing. This led into AP Julia Richardson’s knowledge on how to build an “Intelligent Career” with a book given in… bonus! It gave me a really good bump on how to align myself with future “job-skills requirement clusters” that were identified during the day and about discovering the “why, how and who” for my future career. It finished with an information-rich presentation from Margot Wood on future trends in HR and global requirements and finished with a panel of entrepreneurs and their own insights on how to successfully work for yourself; the quality of these speakers was fantastic and covered their experiences and viewpoint on how to start/run your own business.”

Warwick Peatling, CBS Exec Ed Masterclass participant

“The Career Sustainability Workshop gave me a fresh perspective on my career objectives, in addition to a useful framework for developing the outcomes that I am seeking in my professional and personal development. The seminar was jam-packed full of useful information, engaging topics of discussion, and a variety of speakers with different perspectives on the future of work and career development. I think this workshop should be mandatory viewing for everyone; whether you are looking for a career change or just trying to understand how your workforce may perceive value in their work, there is always something for people to learn.”

Michael Thompson, CBS Exec Ed Masterclass participant

Express your interest

This program has now concluded. If you are interested in attending future sessions, please submit an expression of interest to our team.