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IEAA Young Professionals (VIC): Unity in Diversity

27 Mar 2024, Melbourne
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Join us at "Unity in Diversity: Building Inclusive Futures in Education" event featuring a panel diverse in expertise and background.
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This event is designed to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of diversity within the realm of International Education for emerging leaders and young professionals.

Event Highlights:
Dive into Diversity: Engage with our expert panel as they unfold the layers of diversity awareness, shedding light on the vibrant cultures that shape the landscape of International Education.

Inclusivity in Action: Learn why inclusivity isn't just a buzzword but a cornerstone for building supportive, collaborative, and dynamic professional spaces.

Network with Purpose: Capitalize on the chance to connect with like-minded professionals through our networking session, fostering collaboration and expanding your professional circle.

Personal Success Stories: Be inspired by personal journeys and success stories highlighting the impact of cultural diversity across various job functions within the field of International Education.

This event is open to IEAA members and all early career professionals in international education.

Program


5:40pm Registration opens
6:00pm Panel discussion 
6:45pm Networking, drinks and canapés
7:30pm Event concludes


 

This event is led by IEAA ’s Young Professionals Network.

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Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
60 Market Street Melbourne
Melbourne
27 Mar 2024
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Event Speakers

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Hon Phil Honeywood, IEAA-SF

Chief Executive Officer
International Education Association of Australia

Phil has been IEAA's Chief Executive Officer since November 2011. Previously, he was a Member of the Victorian State Parliament (1988–2006), Minister for Tertiary Education, Training and Multicultural Affairs (1996–1999) and Deputy Leader of the Opposition (2002–2006). Since retiring from politics, Phil worked at Stott’s Business College and Cambridge International College. Phil is the Chairman of the Roundtable of International Education Peak Body CEOs and a member of the Tuition Protection Service Board. Phil is also a Board member of the Bennelong Philanthropic Foundation and the Bangarra Group Board.

Varsha Devi Balakrishnan, IEAA-F

Head of Student Insights and Strategy
Voyage

Varsha Devi Balakrishnan, the 2023 IEAA Tony Adams Rising Star Award recipient, is a senior international education expert and has previously held roles with the Council for International Students Australia (CISA) and Monash University. Varsha brings extensive experience and expertise to her role as Head of Student Insight and Strategy. Her purpose and her passion is to bring the student voice to the forefront of the sector to inform, influence and action an international education focused agenda. Varsha is the innovator behind #TheSocialSource, an AI-supported dynamic insights platform that has revolutionized how the sector monitors international student sentiment. This platform informs Federal and State governments, peak industry bodies, institutions, and key stakeholders and has gained significant global media attention, influencing the public discourse on key issues affecting international students.

Rosie Brown

Head of Student Garden
Social Garden

Rosie has 10+ years of experience in both domestic and international marketing/student recruitment. She heads up, Student Garden, a marketing agency offering advertising, content, marketing automation, call conversion and brand to a range of Universities, TAFE and RTOs across ANZ. Her 'pre-agency' career started in NZ doing comms for Massey Uni, sent her across Europe and Asia to recruit students for Deakin University, before spending time at UniMelb to deliver content and conversion campaigns. Since joining the Garden five years ago, Rosie has specialised in content marketing, performance marketing, campaign management, student recruitment, and marketing automation. She also is currently running a series of interviews with education leaders on the state of the market.

Henry Purcell

Reconciliation Advisor, College of Business and Law
RMIT University

Henry is a proud Narungga, Wotjobaluk and Barkinji man who is the current Reconciliation Advisor in the College of Business and Law at RMIT University. Having worked in Aboriginal communities for the past 8 years, he has brought his unique skill set to the college to support the college goals of developing its own cultural capabilities and community engagement.

Sarbjeet Singh

Student
Study Melbourne

Sarbjeet (Sunny) is a final-year Bachelor of Civil Engineering student at Deakin University whose remarkable contributions have earned him the Geelong Youth Award and the Premier’s International Student of the Year Award in 2023. Sunny currently works as a Stormwater Engineer at the Geelong City Council while he completes his degree. His impact extends beyond the classroom and workplace through his services as an Ambassador for Study Geelong, Engineers Australia, and Deakin University. Committed to community welfare, Sunny addresses issues such as international student rights, student housing and food affordability.

Kaushik Sridhar

Founder
Orka Advisory

Dr. Kaushik Sridhar is an experienced and purpose driven corporate sustainability leader with over 18 years’ experience developing and implementing sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs, strategies, and initiatives focusing on improving business’ financial bottom line and contribution to society while reducing their environmental impacts. His previous industry experience includes working in senior sustainability roles at Levande, Evolution Mining, Regis Healthcare, KPMG, EY and Unisys where he has built and led multi-million-dollar and award-winning sustainability programs & strategies. His commitment to making an impact in the community as well as driving change within large businesses, universities and not-for-profit organisations has placed him in good stead with a wide range of stakeholders. His efforts have been recognised by various industry awards including being named ESG Impact Leader of the Year in 2023.

Suyi Xie, IEAA-AF

Manager, Partnerships & Development
Monash College

With a decade of experience in market and business development, including seven years in international education, Suyi currently is the Partnerships and Development Manager at Monash College. In her role, she focuses on partnership development and oversees all transnational education initiatives across six countries. Suyi's personal education journey as an international student from China, navigating academic landscapes across four countries and obtaining a postgraduate qualification in international business, fueled her passion for the field. Suyi is also currently the Co-chair of the IEAA Young Professional Network in Victoria and an IEAA Associate Fellow.

Nicolas Tranquille

Manager, International Business Development and Engagement
RMIT University

Nicolas has a comprehensive background in international higher education, transitioning from his role as the Manager of Transnational Education at Deakin University to his current position as the Manager of International Business Development and Engagement at RMIT University's College of Business and Law. With a wealth of experience, Nicolas is adept at shaping global partnerships and driving strategic development. At Deakin University, he successfully fostered diverse relationships in the global education community, actively supporting international student enrolment targets and initiating impactful dual degree partnerships. Now at RMIT University, his focus remains on driving international engagement and business development, with a continued commitment to advancing global collaboration and fostering growth opportunities.

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IEAA Young Professionals (VIC): Unity in Diversity

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Join us at "Unity in Diversity: Building Inclusive Futures in Education" event featuring a panel diverse in expertise and background.

This event is designed to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of diversity within the realm of International Education for emerging leaders and young professionals.

Event Highlights:
Dive into Diversity: Engage with our expert panel as they unfold the layers of diversity awareness, shedding light on the vibrant cultures that shape the landscape of International Education.

Inclusivity in Action: Learn why inclusivity isn't just a buzzword but a cornerstone for building supportive, collaborative, and dynamic professional spaces.

Network with Purpose: Capitalize on the chance to connect with like-minded professionals through our networking session, fostering collaboration and expanding your professional circle.

Personal Success Stories: Be inspired by personal journeys and success stories highlighting the impact of cultural diversity across various job functions within the field of International Education.

This event is open to IEAA members and all early career professionals in international education.

Program


5:40pm Registration opens
6:00pm Panel discussion 
6:45pm Networking, drinks and canapés
7:30pm Event concludes


 

This event is led by IEAA ’s Young Professionals Network.

When
27/03/2024 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Where
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel 60 Market Street Melbourne Melbourne, VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
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