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The Future of Work and Innovation

The future of work is innovation: developing new solutions to complex problems. Learn how successful entrepreneurs use research skills to rapidly develop and test innovative solutions, and how to adapt your own skills to solve the kinds of real-world problems you’ll face in your future of work.

The Future of Work and Innovation: Thinking, Testing, Solving like an Entrepreneur

Free of Charge

for eligible students from ATN member universities.

Optimal Module

for those in the second half of their PhD studies.

Suitable for

all Higher Degree by Research students of all disciplines.

You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Whether you’re imagining an improved first-year orientation, a response to a coming technological disruption, or an innovative business of your own, entrepreneurial problem-solving can help you get there faster and more efficiently.

Learning how to think, test and solve like an entrepreneur will help you make the most of skills you’ve already developed through your HDR program. In this module, you’ll learn hands-on tools and strategies for finding real-world solutions to real-world problems.

Learning hours: Total of approximately 8-10 hours of learning across 4 weeks. Your learning will consist of approx. 8 hours of asynchronous online learning within the OpenLearning platform + 2 hours of synchronous learning in a live online facilitated workshop with content experts (dates and times in the 2024 Delivery Dates section below).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this module you will be able to:

  • Recognise opportunities to create value through your work
  • Understand how to plan and run “lean” experiments
  • Be familiar with core entrepreneurial concepts
  • Self-reflect on your experience, strengthening your resilience and adaptability

2024 Delivery Dates

5 February – 1 March

Online Workshops
22 February 2024 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEDT)

15 April – 10 May

Online Workshops
2 May 2024 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEST)

29 July – 23 August

Online Workshops
15 August 2024 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEST)

14 October – 8 November

Online Workshops
31 October 2024 (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEDT)