Throughout 2019/2020, Eidos was engaged in a number of joint initiatives with our partners. Building on our Challenge model, Eidos actively pursued opportunities that aligned Eidos’ capabilities with those of our partners, working in the public interest.
Community-Partnered Social Solutions
ComPaSS (Community-Partnered Social Solutions) is a collaborative project that is designed to introduce QUT students to pressing social problems; inviting them to think creatively and critically about potential solutions. ComPaSS is an Eidos-led initiative that connects the expertise and capability of QUT and the Queensland Government with a focus on student capacity building
Connected to the QUT Big Idea, the forum unpacked the role of social entrepreneurs in improving outcomes in areas of social justice, recidivism, discrimination and reconciliation. Students utilised the forum as impetus in developing a social enterprise model for the interuniversity competition the Big Idea. Led and moderated by Ruth Knight from ACPNS, the panel consisted of, Commissioner Peter Martin (Queensland Corrective Services), Simone Jackson, (Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships) and Mikhara Ramsing (Ethnic LGBT+).
In partnership with Eidos, QUT and DATSIP developed and facilitated a grounded research experience for two students. This partnership enriched the undergraduate student experience, and developed tangible outcomes for the agency. Through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Engagement Strategy, QBS continues to lead this partnership.
Eidos hosted James Cafferky, a final year Bachelor of Arts student during January and February 2020. During his time with Eidos James’ co-led several initiatives that remain active in Eidos’ portfolio of work, including:
· Shaping Australia’s Policy Future Roundtable
· Development of project engagement and impact measurements, consistent with the Australian Research Council frameworks.
· Development Australian Higher Education Futures Hub, including proof of concept draft.
Consistent with our goal of promoting critical thinking and fresh, imaginative insights, Eidos has designed and conducted a series of seminars, forums and roundtables which have connected diverse and unusual thinkers to current problems that matter to the Australian community
Delivered and developed by Eidos in partnership with QUTeX the seminar focused on the current disaffection and mistrust in our public institutions.
Moderator: Melinda Edwards, Professor of Practice (QUT Business School)
Keynote 1: Big Problems and Bold Actions; Terry Moran, AC - Chancellor, Federation University, Former Secretary Prime Minister and Cabinet. The causes of, and factors contributing to the loss of trust in our institutions, the most potent actions needed for change, and how best to implement them.
Keynote 2: Diversity and creativity in organisations Alison Shaw, Co-Owner Tambo Teddies New ways of working and being agile and adaptable; the benefits and contributions of cultural diversity.
Audience % 65% Female / 30 % Male across 16 Public Sector agencies and bodies; 4 universities and a variety of SMEs.
Delivered and developed by Eidos in partnership with QUTeX, the Executive Education arm of QUT, the seminar focused
Moderator: Brett Heyward, Professor of Practice (QUT Business School)
Keynote 1: Stakeholder Engagement in the Digital Age Jim Varghese AM, former Chair Options for Personalised Transport Review Taskforce, Distinguished Public Sector Leader.The challenges and opportunities of developing policy solutions for markets disrupted by digital technology and innovation
Keynote 2: Getting the ‘advice’ part right, Dr. Anette Quayle, Colin Brian Governance Fellow QUT Business School. Exploring how to develop informal knowledge sharing networks between government and universities.
Audience % 70% Female / 30 % Male from across 16 Public Sector agencies and bodies; 2 universities and a variety of SMEs.
The value working with Eidos is the opportunity to meaningfully connect with people who are willing to think deeply about, and importantly act on, the creative solutions we need to make a real difference in society - Dr. Annette Quayle, Colin Brian Governance Fellow QUT Business School
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