Employability and Risk Management in an Online Environment

There is much uncertainty about the legal framework around virtual WIL and employability in the online environment. The online symposium on Thursday 2 July 2020 will explore these topics, with a keynote address from Andrew Stewart, John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide and a consultant to the law firm Piper Aldermann. Professor Stewart will present on what is legal and what is not in relation to WIL and cover some findings on the management and regulation of work experience programs.

A panel discussion on how to enhance student employability and demonstrate skills in the online environment will follow featuring Dr Dino Willox, Director of Student Employability, The University of Queensland and Beau Leese, co-founder & co-CEO of Practera.

Join us on Thursday 2 July 2020 at 11 am to 1 pm for this important discussion.

Keynote Speakers

Andrew Stewart

Professor Andrew Stewart

Andrew Stewart is the John Bray Professor of Law at the University of Adelaide and a consultant to the law firm Piper Alderman. A leading expert on employment law and workplace relations, he has undertaken groundbreaking research on internships and other forms of work experience for the International Labour Organization, the federal Department of Employment and the Fair Work Ombudsman. Along with Adelaide Law School colleagues Rosemary Owens, Anne Hewitt and Joanna Howe, he has been examining how Australian universities deal with the regulatory issues and risks associated with work experience programs, as part of an Australian Research Council-funded Discovery project.

Dino Willox

Dr Dino Willox

Dr Dino Willox is Director, Student Employability, at The University of Queensland and a Principal Fellow of AdvanceHE. They are responsible for developing and coordinating the strategic direction, framework, and services that assist students to become game-changing graduates. Working in partnership with internal and external stakeholders, Dino’s work spans professional, academic, and extracurricular spaces, taking a multidimensional strategic approach to embedding employability. Dino is also Chair of the Employability Group and a member of the Student Experience and Global Mobility Groups for Universitas 21 (U21), a global network of research-intensive universities. Dino’s pronouns are they / them.

Beau Leese

Beau Leese, co-founder & co-CEO

Beau Leese is the co-founder & co-CEO of Practera, an experiential learning edtech company which supports a range of programs helping students  develop real world skills for the jobs of tomorrow. Practera has enabled award winning, collaborative programs linking more than 70% of Australian Universities and tens of thousands of students with Government, Business and Community organisations. Prior to Practera, Beau was Head of Strategy, Performance & Innovation for the CSIRO, Australia’s national R&D Agency, and co-founded CSIRO’s startup program - CSIRO ‘ON’ which helped provide entrepreneurship training across Australia's research workforce and catalysed the development of 53 new deep tech companies. Beau was formerly national lead Director for Higher Education with Deloitte Consulting, co-founded two other technology startups and worked in commercialisation & program development for an Australian University. Beau holds a Bachelor of Laws, Masters of Marketing and is a Member of the AICD.

Webinar Details

Date: Thursday 2 July 2020

Time: 11 am to 1 pm AEST

RSVP: Thursday 25 June 2020

ACEN Online Symposium: Employability and Risk Management in an Online Environment

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