JOIN US FOR OUR 2017 ACADEMY AND ALUMNI PROGRAM

 

The 6-week academy is an intensive design-led innovation program to skill-up faster, break down silos, and reimagine the public service.

With a focus on digital transformation, and mentored by industry and government's brightest makers, you'll be helping to solve governments biggest problems.  


    HOw it works

     

    1. SkillS & TOOLS

    Over four hours per week, we provide practical tools and leader-led workshops to work agile, think lean and raise awareness of government challenges.

    2. ACTION LEARNING

    We facilitate an early stage solution for a problem, challenge or opportunity that participants are given to work on for the 6-week process. 

    3. COLLABORATE & BUILD

    We fuse powerful alliances. We bring together a diverse range of high-calibre public and private sector professionals and give them access to an unparalleled network of speakers, mentors   and resources to mobilise teams and the community. 

     


    Curriculum

     

    + Unit One: Discover

    • Visioning
    • User needs
    • Digital Standards
    • Agile delivery

    + Unit two: Make

    • Data-driven decision making
    • Cultural change
    • Delivery

    + Unit three: Mobilise

    • Leadership & Mobilising
    • Branding & messaging

    mentors


    FAQ's

    + What are the goals of the academy?

    Break silos, increase efficiency and build the infrastructured required to solve civic problems faster.

    • Cultivate bold ideas and connect with leaders in the public and private sector
    • Accelerate collaboration and undestanding of public / private projects
    • Drive awareness and engagement in Digital Transformation and civic issues in Australia

    + How can you benefit from participating?

    Energise, collaborate and build a culture of change within the public and private sector.

    • Increase private & public sector participation with your civic issues
    • Leverage industry expertise
    • Cultivate an agile culture within your workplace
    • Become part of the Alumni network that is helping redefine how we address civic issues

    + Whom will I be sitting next to?

    We have a wide range of public and private sector people sign up for all of our programs. Typically you will be paired up with;

    • If you are from the public sector we encourage anyone to apply
    • If you are from the private sector we encourage designers / developers & product managers to apply, or people to work with government agencies regularly

    + Will there be any pre-work?

    No, but we will provide you with a participation pack which has links to podcasts / readings / interviews / project examples that you can read and listen through in your own time.

    + Should I come equipped with anything?

    We will supply all stationary for workshops, if you have a laptop or tablet we encourage you to bring them along.

    + Costs

    We'd love to offer this program for free, but we haven't found the magic person or organisation to fund it. In the meantime, the cost per person is $3,000 per person (excluding GST).

    + Times & Dates

    The Academy will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30pm and Friday 8-10am.

    Melbourne

    • 7th March - 14th April 2017
    • 27th June - 4th August 2017

    Sydney

    • 14th March - 21 April 2017
    • 4th July - 11th August 2017

    Brisbane

    • 16th May - 23rd June 2017

    Canberra

    • 3rd October - 9th November 2017

    SECURE YOUR SPOT

    Ready to the dive into the world of user-centered design, collaboration and agile work practices? Save your seat in the next Academy Program by selecting your city below.

    Brisbane

    16th May - 23rd June 2017

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    Sydney

    4th July - 11th August 2017

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    Melbourne

    27th June - 4th August 2017

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    EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

    Interested in the Academy but can't see one in your area? Need a bit more time to decide or have some questions for us?  Use the form below to express your interest and we'll try our best to accommodate you.