The Complex Systems Leadership Workshop will provide engineers with skills to address Leadership which recognises the rapidly changing engineering business environment.
Seven different specialist themes will be addressed in the streamed workshop including: Asset Management, Biomedical Engineering, Bridge and Building Construction, Mechanical Systems, Transport, and refreshing a tired engineering business.
Leadership to deal with the rapidly changing engineering business environment including competitive advantage for commercial organisations and first class services; separating the administrative role of leadership from the inspirational role; delegating; being agile; and, recognising both aging and too rapid growth, are all 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 initiated the Centre of Engineering Leadership and Management, which became the College of Leadership and Management.