Blue Sky Thinking


Solving the rural health workforce challenge, one community at a time with Dr. Cath Cosgrave

Dr Cath Cosgrave works closely with communities to implement the Attract Connect Stay framework that has achieved significant improvements in retention of rural health workforce, with eight out of 10 reporting within six months their intention to stay for the medium to long term. Dr Cosgrave has a deep passion for addressing rural access inequities and resourcing challenges. She’s dedicated to supporting rural communities to become thriving and sustainable places to live and work.
She supports communities to understand the evidence base behind the program and helps them to develop a program that meets their specific needs.

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Transforming Business Performance through Strategic Workspace Design with Melissa Marsden

Melissa Marsden is a workplace dynamics strategist, reimagining work environments to drive high performing teams. In this episode she explains how she blends her expertise in interior design and human behaviour to create fit for purpose workplaces that enable people and organisations to thrive.
Melissa takes us through her process of how she develops a thorough understanding of the organisation’s purpose, the type of work that is performed and how the workplace can be purposefully designed to facilitate that.

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Shaping the Future: Demographics, Trends, and the Evolution of Work and Education with Mark McCrindle

How can understanding demographics and trends shape the future of our work, workplace and workforces? And how could it be used to shape the education system?
Join us as we sit down with social analyst, demographer, and author Mark McCrindle to explore the importance of long-term vision and planning.

In our conversation, we take a look at how work has evolved from merely exchanging time for income to becoming a place of social connection and purpose. Mark McCrindle emphasises the need for meaningful work, purpose, impact, and social connections, especially as we emerge from the pandemic with a new perspective on what we want from life.

Discover how we can create a workplace culture that promotes growth, recognition, and celebration of achievements. We’ll also discuss the challenges and opportunities in the education sector, including the impact of COVID-19 on learning and how independent learning can better prepare students for a future of multiple careers.

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Driving Performance for the Future of Work

Rapid technological development, the accelerating pace of change and global competition are creating a need for every individual to learn continuously. Achieving this requires a collaborative approach between individuals, businesses, the education system, parents and governments.

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Perfecting the art of collaboration to find innovative workforce solutions

In today’s rapidly changing and interconnected world, organizations face the challenge of navigating complex problems and seizing new opportunities. Traditional top-down approaches to strategy often fall short in these dynamic environments. That’s where Strategic Doing, a groundbreaking discipline developed by Ed Morrison, comes into play. I had the privilege of sitting down with Ed to gain insights into the benefits of Strategic Doing and how it can transform the way we approach collaboration, innovation, and achieving shared goals.

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A partnered approach to strategic workforce planning with Dave Burrows

Dave Burrows has a new approach to Strategic Workforce Planning…Coaching.
He has over 30 years’ experience devoted to the delivery of data, reporting and analytics, including 17 years purely focused people analytics and strategic workforce planning in both London and Sydney.
Most recently he was Director of Workforce Planning for Faethm by Pearson where he worked with several large corporates on three continents before launching his own practice, Strictly Workforce Planning.

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How to design for positive impact in Government with Jo’Anne Langham

Joanne Logan is the founder of Spark Tank, which is an innovation platform that uses a process of neural collaboration that enables concurrent and simultaneous streams of ideation on the same topic. Jo is an entrepreneur and innovator. She is highly skilled in human centred design, statistical data analysis and public administration design. She also has a strong consulting background as well as 15 years as a senior executive in the Commonwealth public service. Her qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy in the measurement, evaluation, and accountability of public sector design for citizens, and a Master of Philosophy focused on economic psychology, tax compliance, and service design from the University of Queensland. Jo is passionate about the democratisation of ethics of design, as well as making creativity accessible for all.
She speaks with Kath Hume, host of the Reimagined Workforce podcast to share her approach to delivering positive impact.

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The windows into the future that will enable us to thrive with Kieran Murrihy

As a consultant futurist Kieran Murrihy has the great fortune of collaborating with people and organisations that want to generate inspired visions of the future, and build the models and approaches that bring those visions to life. Kieran’s formula for achieving this is Think beyond, “Connect across and Do new” hearing is skilled at helping people make sense of the important shifts taking place across our economies, workplaces, institutions, service settings and communities. His professional experiences give him a very pragmatic perspective on how this knowledge is applied in a real world setting. With extensive experience leading community regeneration efforts in areas of socio economic disadvantage, Kieran is skilled at assessing the most effective way to achieve positive and sustained change in complex settings. As the founder of Crazy Ideas College he is at the forefront of equipping young people to thrive in the modern workforce, and establishing new roads for them to play a vital role in keeping our economies, communities and environments vibrant, and prosperous.

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