For 17 years EWB Australia has been nurturing the growth of ‘humanitarian engineering’ through education.
We have cultivated and activated a movement of new-look engineers. They are future-fit professionals, grounded with a community-first mindset and equipped with activated social and technical skills.
They are capable of sensitively ideating solutions for global issues, at all levels. Yet we live and learn within structures and power imbalances that reinforce the very issues we are trying to solve.
How can we support individuals, organisations and the sector to be enabled to act, so that we have the best chance of a future that is regenerative, inclusive and whole?
We invite you to join our panellists for an invigorating exploration on the role of an engineer in relation to issues such as inequality and climate change. On how to navigate power, rank, agency, positionality and sphere of influence.
As a Principal Strategist, Arabella specialises in arenas where companies, organisations or people need some help from the ‘outside’. She uses multiple skills to consult, advise and drive problem-solving for organisations. She helps connect strategy, social impact and value to businesses.
In her role as Independent Director Arabella provides commercial advice to public and private sector organisations on business and governance improvement, government interaction + investment management to achieve both economic + social sustainability.
Arabella also works with her family business Currie Country.
Ellen is an engineer by training, currently completing a PhD in Engineering Education as part of the Engineering Positive Impact (E+i) group at the Australian National University. She is interested in how to foster socio-technically capable engineers of the future, who can use humble and human-centred practices to create appropriate and inclusive solutions to improve the lives of others. Her current research looks at how engineers build and maintain workplace relationships with colleagues, clients and users, and how these impact outcomes for all. Ellen has previously worked with Engineers Without Borders and is based in Canberra.
Simon Bradwell, PhD, CEng, FIEAust, is an engineer and family man based in Melbourne and Managing Director of ebm-papst A&NZ, world-leading fan and motor manufacturers. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, secretary of the Fan Manufacturers Association of Australia and New Zealand (FMA-ANZ), Director at ARBS and the ARBS Foundation and part of the Executive Management Committee of AREMA. Simon volunteers in the engineering industry in a breadth of ways with the objective of developing our industry and communities. His 18 years of fan industry experience and his engineering work spans Europe, Africa and Australasia.
Kaj (pronounced Kai) is the Head of Strategy at Small Giants Academy He leads the Academy’s strategy around education and storytelling initiatives, including the Impact Safari program and the Mastery of Business and Empathy (launching in 2021). Kaj previously worked across the Small Giants Family Office portfolio, including with Impact Investment Group, The School of Life (TSOL) Australia and Dumbo Feather. Kaj is also a Director at Typehuman, exploring how emerging technology is affecting human dignity and public life. Kaj recently returned from study leave at Lund University where he completed a Masters of Economic History. He also holds a BEng (Civil) and a BA (History) and has previously worked with Engineers Without Borders and Engineers Australia. He lives in Melbourne’s inner-west with his wife and two young boys.
Webinar: Evolving Technical Professionals
Date: Thursday, 10th December, 2020
Time: 7:00pm-8:15pm AEDT
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