Macquarie alumni events
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Graduates from Macquarie University are part of an incredible alumni community.
The University’s greatest priority is the health and safety of our wonderful and diverse community. To minimise the risk of COVID-19 exposure, and in line with Government advice, we are postponing our physical events until further notice. The University will continue to follow Government advice, monitor the situation as it evolves, and provide event rescheduling updates.
NEW ONLINE EVENTS
Check out our online events and webinars! Staying connected with us still a fabulous way to update your knowledge and rapidly expand your horizon.
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Upcoming alumni events
Planning to Survive: Focused Financial Modelling - Tuesday May 5
Join us for this FREE live webinar, presented by James Hay and the Macquarie Business School Corporate & Professional Education Short Course.
James Hay has over 30 years’ experience as a corporate treasury executive, financial analyst and executive trainer. James has worked in risk management, corporate finance and evaluation in the Australian resources sector, and presented over 200 seminars and courses on financial skills, economic modelling and value-based management. He has also established a corporate advisory and training business which provides investment appraisal and financial education to a range of corporate and institutional clients. Since 2006, he has been an Adjunct Fellow at Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre, teaching Financial Statement Analysis and Modelling, and Natural Resources Investment Analysis.
When: Tuesday May 5, 10am-10.30am (AEST)
Why you need to get finance now more than ever - Thursday May 7
Join Macquarie Applied Finance Centre Director, Lindesay Brine and our alumni as they talk about "Why you need to get finance now more than ever" and discuss study options during this special time. This webinar will also feature a live Q&A session, so make sure you register to attend and join the conversation.
When: Thursday May 7, 1pm (AEST)
Macquarie Alumni Online: North America - Wednesday May 13
Join us to hear from senior alumni across Canada and the US on How businesses are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. They will share the impacts to their businesses, the strategies used and where to from here.
You will also hear a brief update about your University from Professor S Bruce Dowton, Vice-Chancellor & President. Our guest speakers for the evening are:
- Roger Woodend MBA (2009) - Vice President Sales, BT
- Bill Cordingley MBA (2003) - Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Banking Chicago Office, Rabobank
- Brenda McGuire MA (2001) - President & CEO, WorldWide Connect
When: Wednesday May 13, 7pm - 8pm Eastern Time (UTC -4) (Note: 9am May 14 AEST)
Macquarie MD Webinar - Wednesday May 13
When: Wednesday May 13, 5pm-6pm (AEST)
Change Capability - Thursday May 14
Join us for this FREE live webinar, presented by Helen Campbell and the Macquarie Business School Corporate & Professional Education Short Course.
There’s nothing like a mandatory global change with ridiculously short timelines to bring out the best in our teams and organisations! So there’s no time like the present to capture these strengths and make sure we leverage them – now and in the future. The ability of an organisation to continually and reliably deliver value-laden change is a huge competitive advantage. So is your organisation winning gold medals right now? How is your team and organisation rising to the challenge of change? Do you know where to look to find out? …and what to look for?
In this 45 minute webinar
- You’ll cover all the angles with a change capability framework
- We’ll save you time by revealing the four groups to focus on and the eight capabilities to look for.
- You’ll gain insights into your strong (and weak) areas by applying the framework to your organisation or team
- We’ll give you some ideas for how to apply the framework in different ways to deliver clear and focused recommendations
When: Thursday May 14, 10am-10.30am (AEST)
Backpack to Briefcase: Beer with the Boss - Monday May 25
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a CEO? How they have the confidence, grit, interpersonal skills and vision to make the tough decisions? Or, are you thinking about getting your first job or what your next step is?
Join us for Backpack to Briefcase – Virtual Beer with the Boss – a professional development event for young #mqalumni where you will be able to connect with each of our ‘bosses’ – senior alumni with impressive job titles and even more impressive career journeys – and listen to their career story, hear their tips and tricks of the trade and ask them any questions you might have.
The concept for Beer with the Boss is simple: relax, grab a drink and speed network with a ‘boss’ in a group. Each session will be timed to 15 minutes, and after, move onto the next ‘boss’.
Following the formalities, you will have the opportunity to virtually network with your fellow alumni attendees.
When: Monday May 25 7pm - 8.30pm (AEST)
Navigating Uncertainty: Sailing Uncharted Waters - Tuesday May 26
Join leadership expert Dr Elizabeth King and one of Australia’s leading navigators Carl Crafoord for a 30-minute engaging webinar that will share the journey.
Dr Elizabeth King has over 30 years experience in designing and implementing high impact, enduring, client-tailored approaches to leadership development that are evidence and mindfulness based. Dr King held senior marketing and executive positions in five of Australia’s leading pharmaceutical companies. Her academic background includes a Science degree in Biotechnology and a MBA from Macquarie, a Masters of Coaching and Human Resource Management at Sydney, postgraduate training in Mind Body Medicine at Harvard and a PhD from MGSM, titled "Developing leaders to perform in uncertainty: The mindfulness solution".
The Sydney Hobart Yacht race is one of the great, demanding ocean races of the world. It is a dangerous, high pressure, literally life and death environment. Having achieved line honours on four separate occasions, the most experienced navigator in the history of the race wanted to apply his expertise skippering his own boat. Looking for an edge, he approached Dr Elizabeth King from Macquarie Business School for guidance. The program showed its capacity to create rapid positive change in team dynamics, resulting in enhanced resilience, performance and innovation and ultimately, success in winning their category.
You will learn:
How Sail exchange developed their crew to perform in the 2019 race
A framework to develop your own team to perform in uncertainty
Great strategies for reducing anxiety inherent in performance and cultivating mastery
How to rotate from surviving to thriving
When: Tuesday May 26, 10am-10.30am (AEST)
Leaders, Innovators & Disruptors Event with Dr Cathy Foley - Tuesday May 26
Join CSIRO Chief Scientist and Macquarie alumna Dr Cathy Foley (BSc(Hons)/DipEd 1981), for a discussion about the critical role of science and technology, innovative thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit in a time of pandemic in this free webinar brought to you by the Macquarie University Incubator.
As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, experts from a range of fields are working more closely and innovatively together than ever before. Scientists from Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, are on the front line: scaling-up and testing vaccine candidates; providing new insights from big data analysis; supporting businesses to reskill and retool; and inventing new industries that will drive Australia’s economic recovery.
When: Tuesday May 26, 1pm - 2pm (AEST)
Weathering the Storm: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving in Turbulent and Uncertain Times
Webinar Moderator: Professor Norma Harrison, Macquarie University
Speaker 1: Greg Bodkin, SVP Supply Chain & Operational Excellence, Cochlear Limited
Speaker 2: Meighan Heard, General Manager, Governance and Legal, BaptistCare NSW & ACT
Speaker 3: James Scotland, Queensland Chapter President, Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI)
When: Wenesday May 27, 9am - 10am (AEST)
Postgraduate Virtual Study Fair - 1 to 5 June
We’re partnering with other universities in Australia to bring you a Postgraduate Virtual Study Fair for future postgraduate students. Q&A sessions, keynote speakers, discussions, degree info, study tips, personalised study plans – it’s all happening for YOU over five days.
When: June 1 - 5 (over five days), 4pm – 8pm, every day (AEST)
A COVID-19 Post-Mortem – Lessons Learned and Moving Forward - Wednesday June 3
Webinar Moderator: Professor Norma Harrison, Macquarie University
Speaker 1: Craig Carmody, CEO, Port of Newcastle
Speaker 2: Olaf Schatteman, Partner, Bain & Co.
Speaker 3: Steve Melnyk, Michigan State University/Norma Harrison, Macquarie University
When: Wednesday June 3, 9am - 10am (AEST)
Reaching through the screen: impactful virtual communication - Tuesday June 9
Join us for this FREE live webinar, presented by Duncan Young and the Macquarie Business School Corporate & Professional Education.
Duncan’s credentials combine a diversity of education, training and practical experience. He completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English drama in 1991 and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at NIDA. He has worked as a professional actor since 1995 appearing in numerous films, TV and theatre productions.
Duncan has been working as an organisational development consultant and executive coach since 1998. He is accredited in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the L-Map leadership coaching tool and the DISC diagnostic system. He is also an accredited executive coach with the International Coaching Federation.
He has delivered courses in leadership, change management, diversity, pitching and presentation skills, sales and business development, influencing, negotiation and media skills to a broad range of clients from both the private and public sectors. One of his great strengths is being able to work effortlessly at any level of an organisation from CEO to front line staff.
When: Tuesday June 9, 10am-10.45am (AEST)
Data in Decision Making - Investments and Funds Management Series - June 10, 17 & 24
Join us for this FREE live webinar series, presented by our expert panellists and hosted by MAFC.
Session 1 - What happens to finance in a big data, machine learning world? with guest panellist Laurence Irlich
Session 2 - Data in systematic sustainability investing, with guest panellist Slava Platkov
Session 3 - The cost of increasing complexity in data, with guest panellist Anthony Corr
When: June 10, June 17 and June 24, 12.30pm - 1.30pm (AEST)
The virus in the economy: future business impacts - Thursday June 18
Join us for this FREE live webinar, presented by Dr Ben Wang & Prof David Orsmond and the Macquarie Business School Corporate & Professional Education.
Dr Ben Wang is a senior lecturer of Economics at the Macquarie Business School. He is an applied macro-economist who has written on a wide range of macroeconomic topics, including measuring and analysing the nexus between uncertainty and business cycles, the role of media news in driving consumer expectation and sentiment, exchange rate determination, and housing bubble and risk. He has published 14 papers in leading economic journals including Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Modelling and Economic Record. He has been a visiting scholar to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Humboldt University and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and currently serves as a council member for the Economic Society of Australia NSW Branch and the Chinese Economics Society of Australia.
Professor David Orsmond is Professor of Economics at the Macquarie Business School. He previously worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, holding senior positions in the Financial Stability and Economic Analysis Departments. Dr Orsmond also spent an extended period at the International Monetary Fund working on economic stabilisation and technical assistance issues across numerous countries. He has written on a range of topics, including regulatory policies in the financial sector, China’s economy, global imbalances and the mining sector. He holds a PhD from Duke University, a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney and completed studies in economic policy at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
When: Thursday June 18, 10am-10.45am (AEST)
Neuroscience of leadership - Wednesday June 24
Join us for this FREE live webinar, presented by Kristen Hansen and the Macquarie Business School Corporate & Professional Education.
Kristen Hansen is the founder of EnHansen Performance, which provides managers with neuroscience strategies to build leadership, resilience, adaptability, creativity, coaching, self-management and engagement skills.
Kristen is a pioneer in the field of neuroscience of leadership and has 20 years’ management experience in the field. She has completed postgraduate studies in neuroscience of leadership and is an accredited executive coach with the International Coach Federation, a master trainer in emotional intelligence and accredited in DiSC and PRISM brain mapping
When: Wednesday June 24, 10am-10.30am (AEST)
The Circular Economy - Thursday June 25
Join Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Dr Kate Ringvall and Annie Thompson for a panel discussion on the circular economy. This free webinar is part of the popular Leaders, Innovators and Disruptors series brought to you by the Macquarie University Incubator.
Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Professor Veena Sahajwalla is an internationally recognised materials scientist, engineer and inventor revolutionising recycling science. She is renowned for pioneering the high temperature transformation of waste in the production of a new generation of ‘green materials.’ In 2018 Veena launched the world's first e-waste microfactory and in 2019 she launched her plastics microfactory, a recycling technology breakthrough.
Dr Kate Ringvall has more than 20 years’ experience working, studying and exploring the many facets that make up Sustainability as we know it today. Her first job as graduate was in a recycling processing plant in Fremantle and Kate remains an avid recycler!
Annie Thompson is the founder of Sustainable Brands Group. Sustainable Schoolwear is a unique Australian business making eco school uniforms and thinking about the whole lifecycle of a uniform.
When: Thursday June 25, 1pm - 2pm (AEST)
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Content owner: Alumni Last updated: 27 May 2020 2:28pm