Preparing your business for the future
This year the series continues to bring you expert-led seminars featuring key academic and industry expertise, giving you the opportunity to learn the core skills, crucial to doing business in the 21st century, including many topics covered in a traditional MBA.
Due to COVID-19 we've flipped our in-person events to online webinars until further notice, and are adapting the content to that which is most useful right now.
Explore how to build, manage and lead an innovative small to medium business that is fit for our times. And continue your growth, learning about how digital and impact innovation can strengthen your resilience and open new horizons for your business.
This series of free seminars will provide a toolkit to guide successful decision-making for the future of your business.
NOVEMBER WEBINAR | Digital Innovations
Wednesday 25 November 2020, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Your small-to-medium business can realise significant benefits by embracing digital innovation. This webinar explores the lifecycle of digital innovations and provides methods on how to strategically approach employing them within your business.
Join Dr Carla Riverola, Department of Business Strategy and Innovation, Griffith University, as she takes you on a journey to discover which of the many digital innovation tools available are right for your small-to-medium enterprise. Andrea Anderson, Founder of Your Marketing Machines will introduce you to methods of how you can increase business performance with smart business strategies.
Registration is essential – questions welcome and encouraged!
Entrepreneurship Webinar and Seminar Series 2020
|17 March||Business Strategy with FutureNormal mindset|
Sustainability is not just good for society and the environment - it can also drive your business’s success. But what is sustainability and how can you align your business strategy with it?
|21 April||Innovation for impact|
Over the next decade there will be more and more opportunities for businesses to grow their revenue by doing good – creating positive impact in their communities, while still making profit.
This session will explore how businesses are innovating in this new landscape, and how you can grow your business by growing your impact.
|19 May||Understanding your consumer’s behaviour with data|
How can you understand your customers needs in times of change?
This seminar explores how businesses can gain an insight to their customers mindset and highlights how businesses can demonstrate that they provide the solution to their customer’s needs as they evolve.
|23 June||Leadership resilience and change|
Leadership has been identified as one of the most important variables in enhancing innovation within SMEs and adapting to change.
Great leaders drive a business's vision, guide employees, build strategic networks, shape consumer perceptions and ultimately generate positive, productive mindsets.
|21 July||Your best assets – your people|
You may have a marketable product, the best strategy, and efficient processes, but it’s the people in your business who drive its success on the front line.
This seminar explores how to maximise staff outcomes through effective communication, coaching, and mentoring techniques to develop inclusive environments for your team to thrive in.
|18 August||Entrepreneurial challenges and the business life cycle|
No matter what industry you’re in, as an entrepreneur you’ll face challenges within your business’s life cycle.
This seminar explores these potential challenges, how to respond as an SME, and how these difficulties can provide great entrepreneurial lessons in your growth journey.
Finance is the fuel on which your small to medium business runs.
This seminar provides a broad overview of existing finance frameworks for SMEs and introduces new ones, examining the advantages and limitations of both.
With more options than ever to market your business, it’s imperative to understand which avenue is right for you and your customers.
This seminar explores key modern marketing techniques to ensure customer value, business objectives and brand development.
|24 November||Digital Innovations for SMEs|
Your small to medium business can realise significant benefits by embracing digital innovation.
This seminar explores the lifecycle of digital innovations and provides tools on how to strategically approach employing then within a SME.
Dr Ingrid Burkett
Ingrid Burkett is a social designer, designing processes, products and knowledge that deepen social impact and facilitate social innovation. She is passionate about how we can grow social impact, and particularly about how we can develop more effective ways to foster 'the business of social impact'.
Belinda is a Senior Executive at All Purpose Transport, was the 2017 Queensland Trucking Association Trucking Woman of the Year and 2018 Australian Trucking Industry Woman of the Year. Joining All Purpose Transport more than 20 years ago, Belinda worked her way up in the business from grass roots level and introduced the training programme ‘Project APT’, an initiative to skill the organisation’s entire workforce in a Certificate III or higher nationally recognised qualification.
Professor Chris Flemming
Chris teaches, researches, consults and provides public policy advice on the economic determinants of wellbeing and the sustainable management of the world around us. Chris is currently Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism. Prior to his current role, Chris was the Director of Griffith University’s MBA program, and has previously been employed as a senior consultant across industry and government.
Professor Nick Barter
Nick lectures and researches in the area of strategy and sustainability. His core purpose is to help organisations develop their sustainable mindset and begin the journey of transforming their organisations to becoming FutureNormal. Nick teaches sustainability and systems thinking in our Griffith University MBA, researches in this same area and holds an executive role as Academic Director for Griffith Online. Prior to academia, Nick worked as a senior executive in industry.
Dr Anita Love
Dr Anita Love is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing at Griffith University. With over 15 years experience in marketing education and curriculum design, Anita served as Program Director for the Griffith Business School's Bachelor of Business from 2013-2017, and as founding Program Director for the Master of Business from 2018. Anita's key teaching and research interests are branding, marketing communications, and sustainable marketing.
Stewart is an expert at interpreting customer needs, engineering information, partner product options and supplier logistics. He uses his skills at TechPath to make sure the expectations of every customer are exceeded by the technology outcome. He specialises in futurist ideologies for business processes, and loves to explore the possibilities for disruptive innovation via technology.
Alex Hannant, Professor of Practice
Alex Hannant is Professor of Practice and Co-Director of the Yunus Centre at Griffith University. He also serves on the Boards of B Lab Australia and New Zealand. Previously, Alex was CEO of the Ākina Foundation - New Zealand's primary support organisation for social enterprise, and the New Zealand Government's strategic partner on sector development. He was also a founding member of the New Zealand Advisory Board for Impact Investment.