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Leading Change – Research & Report

As a leader, how are you adapting to meet the rapidly shifting expectations of your teams, customers, investors, and regulators? Get involved in the research and join the waitlist for the report now.

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SydDT #97: Designer: Lost & Found with Nirish Shakya

SydDT #97: Designer: Lost & Found with Nirish Shakya

Nirish Shakya visited from London
and shared some of what he’s learnt from interviewing 50+ designers, leaders, and changemakers about self-awareness, creative confidence, and meaning on his Design Feeling podcast… and a lot of reflections on his own journey and practice at Sydney Design Thinking #97.

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Southstart 2024

Basking in the afterglow of another amazing _SOUTHSTART. A fun few days of learning and sharing, hanging out with old friends and making a lot of new friends too. t’s something you need to experience. See you there next year

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Text: IWD2024 Friday 8 March. Count Her In. Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress

Happy International Women’s Day 2024

When women are given equal opportunities to earn, learn, and lead – entire communities thrive. For this we need equal access to education, employment pathways, financial services and literacy.

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SydDT #95: IWD Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress

SydDT #95: IWD Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress

Kylie Mageropoulos led an awesome panel Sydney Design Thinking #95: IWD Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress with Esse Spadavecchia, Angela Mayer, Sarah Heimeier, and Emmanuelle Delannoy… four women who’ve led the way in helping increase economic inclusion for women across employment pathways and improving financial literacy.

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Text: B Corp isn't a destination it's a journey. B Corp Month 2024

Happy B Corp Month!

This B Corp Month we’re celebrating everything it means to be a B Corp and showcasing some of the ways our community is moving business forward.

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SydDT #94/Design Connection #1: Design, Digital & Public Media at the ABC

SydDT #94/Design Connection #1: The Intersection of Design, Digital & Public Media at the ABC

ABC Digital Product is the driving force behind digital innovation at the ABC, with a stated mission to transform the ABC from a traditional broadcast service to a digital-first organisation. The theme of the intersection of design, digital, and public media at the ABC was brought to life with a series of talks at Sydney Design Thinking #94. This was the inaugural Design Connection meetup.

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Happy International Day of Education 2024!

Happy International Day of Education! The theme this year is “learning for lasting peace”. Quality education and lifelong learning that is transformative and enables learners to gain essential knowledge, values, attitudes, skills, and behaviours… that empower them to be catalysts for peace in their communities.

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Celebrating 2023 Wins

2023. It’s been a big year of fun and meaningful collaboration playing at the place where design, regenerative innovation, and wellbeing meet.

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Social Enterprise Day 2023

Happy Social Enterprise Day 2023! A time to raise the profile of social enterprise around the world and celebrate the amazing work they do. It’s also a good time for a healthcheck.

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Celebrating Milestones

October is a milestone month for Dynamic4. It was our 22nd birthday on 1 October… and 14 October was two years since the launch of my book Solve Problems That Matter.

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SydDT #88: Meetup @ SXSW Sydney

SydDT #88: Meetup @ SXSW Sydney

Sydney Design Thinking #88 was part of the inaugural SXSW Sydney program and full of fun conversations with interesting people in and around the design community.

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SydDT #86: World Interaction Design Day 2023: Ethics, Equity, +Responsibility

SydDT #86: World Interaction Design Day 2023: Ethics, Equity, +Responsibility

Happy World Interaction Design Day! The theme this year is Ethics, Equity, +Responsibility. Another Sydney Design Thinking in collaboration with IxDA Sydney. I got to talk about one of my favourite things: Regenerative Design & Innovation… for Happier Communities. How do we design for regeneration, be financially successful, and increase our wellbeing while we do it?

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SydDT #83: Plastic Free July with Jo Taranto

SydDT #83: Plastic Free July with Jo Taranto

Jo Taranto from Good for the Hood spoke about Whose Job is Change? as part of Plastic Free July with compelling stories about the role grassroots solutions play in strengthening the social and ecological connection of communities at Sydney Design Thinking #83.

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SECNA logo. Text: Social Enterprise Festival. Saturday, 27 May 2023 10am-3pm. UTS Business School

Social Enterprise Festival 2023

Come and join us for a family-friendly event by SECNA that’s perfect for people of all ages who want to help make a positive impact in their community and beyond.

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View of earth from space with sunset over Australia. Text: Happy Earth Day 2023. Invest In Our Planet

Earth Day 2023. Invest In Our Planet

Earth Day 2023. Invest In Our Planet. We all have need to do our part… governments, institutions, businesses, and citizens. Everyone accounted for, everyone accountable. #BusinessForClimateJustice

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SydDT #80: Community-Based Design

SydDT #80: Community-Based Design

Sydney Design Thinking #80 was in collaboration with our friends at SECNA. ThinkPlace shared lessons from three community-based design projects to highlight the principles of self-determination and co-design.

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SydDT #79: IxD23 Recap

SydDT #79: IxD23 Recap

Ben Pecotich, Mary Nolan, Oli Weidlich, and Susan Wolfe shared their reflections on Interaction 23 in Zurich at Sydney Design Thinking #79 in collaboration with IxDA Sydney.

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SydDT #77: Designing for Inclusion

SydDT #77: Designing for Inclusion

A great to start to 2023 with Sydney Design Thinking #77. Kate Linton shared insights designing for increased inclusivity and accessibility with Thoughtworks’ new brand identity. Agnes Abelsen had a fireside chat with Ben Pecotich and shared her lessons starting Travengers to help young people who are neurodivergent connect through travel experiences and social events.

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Creating Space

Creating Space

This is how I manage the many requests I receive. I’m being very transparent and basically sharing the cheat codes. If you’re asking for my time and attention, this will help us find alignment.

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Celebrating 2021 Wins

Celebrating 2022 Wins

2022. What a massive year it’s been. It’s been another fun and meaningful year playing at the place where design, social innovation, and wellbeing meet.

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