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Sydney Excellence Leadership Course

Thrive Plus is partnering with Learning Horizons to run an Excellence leadership course in Sydney from 26-28 August. The three-day training event will be led by Helen Hardcastle – a reputed Excellence practitioner and trainer. Helen is the Managing Director of Learning Horizons and has over 20 years’ experience working with organisations across the private […]

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Reflections on ‘Big Data’ and the implications for Quality management

Martin Andrew is Quality Manager for URS Australia, part of AECOM, the world’s leading engineering, environmental and construction services company. Martin is also National President of Australian Organisation for Quality Inc. This paper was developed from a Café Quality discussion that Martin led in Adelaide on 17th June. The Café Quality discussion drew heavily on […]

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Using Data to Understand the Long-Term Effects of Advertising

Clare Fernando is the Managing Director Research, Data and Analytics for Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), a global leader in providing best-in-class expertise and capabilities in brand, media and digital communications services. Clare heads up DAN’s business effectiveness brand – Data2Decisions – in Australia. Whilst all organisations strive to achieve sustainable long-term business growth, it is […]

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Create a Culture of Innovation

Denise Button is founder and principal consultant of Colourful Language, providing strategic communications around innovation, culture change and business excellence to a number of organisations Australia-wide. Innovation is not a rare quality inherent in a lucky few; it’s a way of thinking and behaving—and it is an organisation’s job is to foster the right culture […]

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The Innovation Imperative

In October last year I was fortunate enough to attend the Business Excellence Global Conference in Singapore as a guest of SPRING Singapore. One of the hot topics at the conference was innovation. Speaker after speaker spoke about the innovation challenge faced by their organisations and explained their efforts at promoting innovative thinking. I also […]

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Entrepreneurship for Innovation

Dr Fernando is a published author and a retired Professor currently living in Sydney, Australia. He has dedicated his professional career to research, teaching and dissemination of knowledge. In his retirement he continues to be a social, political and business commentator contributing to media in Asia and Australia. In the present Australian economic environment a […]

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Register Now! 2015 Australian Organisational Excellence Awards

The 2015 Australian Organisational Excellence Awards (the Awards) Event will be held at Doltone House Darling Wharf in Sydney on 07 October 2015. The Event will bring together senior managers and executives from organisations from diverse sectors in Australia. Along with the presentation of the coveted Australian Organisational Excellence Awards, attendees will enjoy the keynote […]

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The Future of Local Government

Last week I attended the LGMA (Local Government Managers Australia) National Congress in Darwin. I was among more than 300 delegates and was privileged to lead two sessions about Smart Cities and the newly launched LG Excellence Awards. It was an interesting Congress with the future of the sector being hotly debated and the state […]

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“Fit for the Future” Breakfast

Please join me and other Local Government executives at this breakfast discussion at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park on Friday 8 May 2015 from 7:45am to 9:20am. Thrive Plus is hosting this breakfast to enable NSW Councils to learn from the WA reform experience. Thrive Plus partner and owner of Learning Horizons – Helen Hardcastle […]

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Save the Date – Local Government Panel Discussion in Adelaide on July 23rd

Sarah is a Business Development Manager for Promapp Solutions – a Thrive Plus Partner organisation.  Promapp Solutions works with 300+ organisations worldwide to foster a thriving business improvement and process management culture. Together with Adelaide City Council, we are hosting a panel discussion on 23 July 2015 from 12pm to 2pm.  The panel will include representatives […]

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