Open Day

Join us on Monday 1st November for our PACE Open Day as we open up our doors and invite you to experience some of our short courses, hear about our comprehensive programs from expert presenters, and enjoy the great facilities we have on offer.

With sessions running all day, networking opportunities, and our friendly staff available for one on one consultations – it’s a day you will not want to miss!

Louka Parry

Meet keynote speaker Louka Parry

We are excited to have Louka Parry, CEO and founder of The Learning Future as a keynote speaker and session guest on the day.

Louka is an educator, strategist and entrepreneur working at the global forefront with schools, systems and organisations as they adapt for the future.

Monday 1st November 2021

Browse the program below; you can register for as many sessions as you wish to, it’s completely up to you!
Time Topic Session description Presenter
8.00am - 8.30am   Registrations - coffee and tea  
8.30 - 8.45am Welcome Meet Sally Jones, General Manager Sally Jones, PACE General Manager 
8.45am - 9.30am Future of Education, lifelong learning Join Louka Parry, CEO and Founder of The Learning Future, and explore his insights into the future of education, learning ecosystems, workforce development and lifelong learning in a new paradigm.

Louka Parry

9.30am - 10.15am Organisational capability development In this session we will pose questions and explore tools to help you consider what capabilities your organisation will need as we set our sights on 2030. Louka Parry and Dr. Nina James
9.30am - 10.15am Being More Influential In Any Situation Our ability to be influential is critical to our success. This interactive session will look at what it means to be influential: to pitch an idea, negotiate outcomes and handle difficult or 'tricky' situations with confidence. Gary Edwards
9.30am - 10.15am Insights of Strategy Engagement This session will share practical tips to successful strategic planning engagement learned from hundreds of strategy design processes across a range of industries. Steve Nayda
10.15am - 10.45am   Morning tea  
10.45am - 11.30am Developing a High Performing Team In order for an organisation to meet its mission and vision it is important that every team works to its highest potential. As an effective team member this is a delicate balancing act of awareness regarding both the tasks that the team needs to perform and the relationships that need to exist between each other in order to perform at that highest level. Kathy Pillion
10.45am - 11.30am Adaptive Capacity; the key to success in an unpredictable world

This interactive session will provide an introduction and overview of the concept of Adaptive Capacity and how growing Adaptive Capacity supports success and sustainability in a complex world.

Andrew Stevens
10.45am - 11.30am Machine Learning for Business

Machine learning is disrupting industry. From financial services to medical devices to legal services, machine learning technology is changing the way businesses operate. In this interactive session we will explore and discuss some basic concepts of machine learning and their main applications in a business perspective. 

Dr. Rafa Felix
11.30am - 12.15pm High-Performance Humour for Leaders Join coach and award-winning comedian Kate Burr to discover how humour in the workplace is proven to boost productivity, reduce conflict, release stress, elevate mood, improve communication, and increase creativity. Discover how to remove the risk and realise the benefits of humour. Kate Burr
11.30am - 12.15pm Identifying 'Step Change' Improvement Opportunities through 'Not Work'

Discover how Lean and Six Sigma, two pre-eminent business excellence and improvement methodologies, will help lead organisational transformation and enable fast response to threats and opportunities to improve business success.

Max Zornada
11.30am - 12.15pm Negotiation for Leaders

This interactive workshop will uncover why effective negotiation is critical for business success. Too often it is either under-valued or expected to automatically improve with time. Observe any successful negotiator at work, however, and it becomes abundantly clear that there's a great deal more behind their success than simple frequency of engagement.

David Pender
12.15pm - 1.15pm   Networking lunch  
1.15pm - 2.00pm When problems creep into your projects… This interactive workshop will highlight some of the typical project creeps, uncover their main causes and propose strategies for their prevention and mitigation.  Thought provoking and engaging, it will aim to equip you with the insight to recognise the different creeps and offer specific tools to help you maximise the value of your projects at home and at work.  Alina Lebed
1.15pm - 2.00pm Learning and Leading in Transitions This session will provide an opportunity to reflect on your team leadership priorities during difficult and challenging times. You will learn useful ideas on how to shift and sharpen your leadership capacity and perspective. And how to help engage and support your team to renew their purpose and regain balance during times of uncertainty and transition. Sonali D'Silva
1.15pm - 2.00pm

Emotional Intelligence at Work 

Research shows that emotional intelligence (EQ), totally unrelated to IQ, is the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace. Discover how this ability is key to successful leadership. This interactive session will explore the art and knowledge of emotional intelligence to enable leaders to utilise EQ in the workplace. Lorraine Caruso
2.00pm - 2.15pm   Afternoon break  
2.15pm - 3.00pm Universities of the Future

Join us as this exciting panel of guests discuss the ways in which universities and organisations need to partner in teaching and learning to meet current and emerging industry needs.

This panel discussion will be facilitated by Cathy Parker, Interim Deputy Director, Corporate Relations at the University of Adelaide.

The panel:

  • Louka Parry, CEO and Founder, The Learning Future
  • Lorraine Caruso, Interim MBA Director, University of Adelaide
  • Professor Lesley Dwyer, CEO, Central Adelaide Local Health Network
3.00pm - 4.00pm   Close of day followed by prize draw and networking.