TECHSTARS STARTUP WEEKEND
Hackathons (or innovation bootcamps) are a great way to bring together teams with the common goal of quickly solving problems, building prototypes and validating market appetite. During Techstars Startup Weekend in just 54 hours, partipcants experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As a steward of the Startup Weekend mission my role as a facilitator is to ensure every community has an amazing experience!
Entrepreneurial knowledge and skills can play a crucial role for young people in order to achieve a bright professional perspective. I work with educators and support different projects carried out by learners, to co-facilitate with educators rather than a controlling instructor approach. Students co-design ICT solutions with end-users whilst developing leadership, communication, problem solving, team work and social skills.
Lego Serious Play Workshops
Nothing fires up the brain like play. Lego® Serious Play® enables you to have some serious fun while tackling real problems, discovering new and creative solutions you never imagined. I facilitate workshops to help participants easily communicate complex ideas in simple Lego forms. Contemporary research shows that hands-on, minds-on learning produces a deeper, more meaningful understanding of the world and its possibilities, much more so than listening or reading. When working with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, participants use three-dimensional thinking by creating and constructing metaphors to describe real situations.
Organizations involved in economic and community development activities face many of the same project management challenges as other organization. I leverage my project management skills to effectively implement initiatives on time, on a budget, to the required standards. Projects to date include implementation of multiple Learning Management Systems (30K+ users), Content Management System redevelopment, Regional Scale-up Export Programs, Startup Week and Sunshine Coast Innovations Day.