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Session Three: Innovation: The Human Factor

Event details

Time: 5:00pm (registration and refreshments), 5:30pm (presentation and Q&A), 7:00pm (close)

Date: Monday, 13 June 2016.

Venue: Building 10, Room 131, ECU Mount Lawley Campus (2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley).

Cost: Free, and free parking is also available in staff and student bays after 5pm.


About the presentation

Suzanne Waldron will present her unique viewpoint of innovation from the ‘human perspective’. She will delve deeper into the behaviour of innovation and why it’s important to focus on your internal thinking in the conceptual stages of developing an idea.

Topics of discussion include:

  • How our brain creates neuro-pathways and why this is important in the context of innovation.
  • Innovation comes in many forms. If you think you’re not innovative, you’re likely to be wrong!
  • How being a genuine person and leader will enable you to create more opportunities.
  • Exploring how negative situations can create opportunities to enhance critical thinking, and how to capitalise on this.
  • Exploration of a unique creative strategy designed and used by Walt Disney himself!

About the speaker 

Suzanne Waldron’s postgraduate research enabled her to find a model of excellence that shows how leaders really can lead beyond themselves, and uncover psychological determinates to support this type of leadership. Suzanne is the published author of A Flourishing Mind; a book that tells an uplifting and powerful story with poignant learnings and messages.

Suzanne spent many years working in the field of organisational development and change, facilitation and coaching, and has a vast understanding for the humanistic business world in which she works. She currently facilitates behavioural change activities around the world!

In addition to this, Suzanne devotes her time to R U OK?, acting as a valuable ambassador in spreading the organisation’s message of mental health and wellbeing throughout Australia. She has also been recognised for her contribution to the profession and community by being nominated for Celebrate WA’s Western Australian of the Year 2016 and Business News: 40 Under 40.

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