Event Status
Registration Open
Registration Closes
Mon 24 Jun 2019 - 6:00 pm
Event Date
Tue 25 Jun 2019 - 5:30 pm to
Tue 25 Jun 2019 - 8:30 pm

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Key Speaker(s)
Prof Vernon Ireland
Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium Ground Floor 8 Thomas Street Chatswood Australia
Registration: Member: $20.00 ($18.18 excl. GST)
Maximum CPD Hours
College of Leadership & Management, SESA, Young Engineers, Risk & Cost Societies, Asset Management, Civil & Structural Panel & Women in Engineering
Event Contact
Contact:Engineers Australia Member Services Phone: 1300 653 113 Email:
Systems Thinking to Develop Infrastructure Register

The Systems Thinking Workshop will provide engineers with skills to address many of the complex issues facing enterprise management and project management. Systems Thinking provides tools to manage complex systems in developing infrastructure.
Approaches to manage engineering enterprises will be covered, such as: Identifying changes in the basis of competitive advantage; Recognizing agents; Appropriate delegation; Managing change; Being ambidextrous to build new business while supporting traditional business.
Approaches to manage complex projects will be covered including: Assessing required project capability and actual project capability; Developing innovation from suppliers; Being agile; Managing systemic risk; Managing stakeholders; Developing a useful lessons learned library.
Issues such as NOT DEALING with complex systems will be addressed.

Prof Vernon Ireland is currently Emeritus Professor of Complex Systems at The University of Adelaide and Professor and Foreign Expert at Chongqing University. He practiced as a structural engineer, became an academic and was Professor and Dean at UTS. He then worked in the commercial sector for 12 years as Corporate Director of Fletcher Challenge Construction. He was also CEO of the Australian Graduate School of Engineering Innovation, Chairman of the Building Services Corporation, then Director of Project Manager at the University of Adelaide, and finally Professor at Chongqing University.
He was President of the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia in 2005 and initiate the Centre of Engineering Leadership and Management, which became the College of Leadership and Management.


6:00-7:00pm Seminar
7:15- 8:45 pm Workshop


Light Refreshments will be available.