Jeri Childers | Manager, Engagement (Teaching and Learning), Engineering and Information Technology
University of Technology Sydney | Australia

Jeri Childers, Manager, Engagement (Teaching and Learning), Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney

Jeri coaches and mentors leaders to design and launch their careers and entrepreneurial ventures. Her life's work has been focused on helping individuals, organisations, and communities thrive and grow. She teaches at the University of Technology Sydney in the Faculty of Engineering and IT in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking, product development and service design. She is launching an accelerator program for early-stage prototyping in deep technology and a speaker series women interested in leading innovation and entrepreneurship. Jeri is a recognized leader and published in the areas of university-community engagement, leadership development and work integrated learning.


Day 2 @ 12:30

Fostering inclusive entrepreneurial ability in higher education

  • Provide an overview of entrepreneurial education at UTS and in the disciplines of Engineering and IT—blending curricular & co-curricular experiences to prepare students for the future of work
  • Share examples of entrepreneurial WIL (work integrated learning) approaches for skills practice in design, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Describe how innovations to practice-based entrepreneurial education are preparing students to lead innovation and fostering inclusion by engaging them as co-facilitators teaching applied innovation practices, as consultants assisting organisations to design innovations in the workplace and as project managers in startups and university-industry partnerships leading agile product and service development.
last published: 06/Jun/19 00:05 GMT

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