Diversity Week: 16 – 20 March
The Melbourne Graduate School of Management is delighted to bring you the following events open to all Melbourne GSM students during the University’s Diversity Week. We hope that you can participate in these enriching and exciting events which aim to offer you the experience of learning more about the importance of cultural diversity. Please scroll down for full details of each event:
Profiling Latin America, organised by the Latin American Students Association
- Monday 16 – Friday 20 March: Photo exhibition displaying the wonderful, varied cultures of Latin America.
- Wednesday 18 March: Seminar by guest speaker: Mr. Bernard Wheelahan, Chairman of the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR).
- Thursday 19 March: The Role of Latin America in the Global Economy Seminar. Given by 4 Latin-American ambassadors
Creating Future Leaders Series – “Business and Diversity Seminar”
- Thursday 19 March: Guest speaker: Nareen Young, CEO of the Diversity Council of Australia
Melbourne GSM Student Association – Scavenger Hunt
- Friday 20 March: Explore Melbourne’s cultural diversity on this fun scavenger hunt.
The Student Experience Team
Latin America Photo Exhibition ‘LATINO’
After two very successful photo exhibitions in 2008, the Latin American Students Association has organised ‘LATINO’: a photo exhibition which will display a small sample of what Latin America has to offer, including never-ending beaches, ancient Mayan, Aztec and Inca temples, cultural expressions and a variety of traditional and modern architecture. Come along and experience the beauty of Latin America!
Date: 16th to 20th of March 2009
Time: 9:00am to 10:00pm every day
Venue: Ground Floor, New Economics and Commerce Building, 198 Berkeley Street
Doing business in Latin America
Date: Wednesday 18 March 2009
Guest speaker: Mr. Bernard Wheelahan, Chairman of the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR).
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Theatre D, Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne
Mr. Wheelahan will talk about the economic status of Latin American Countries, the benefits of doing business in Latin America and the major areas of investment. He will also share the most successful relations between Latin America and Australia.
Drinks and refreshments will be provided prior to the seminar.
The Role of Latin America in the Global Economy Seminar
Seminar given by ambassadors from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru
Date: Thursday 19th March 2009
Time: 4:00pm to 6:15pm
Venue: Basement Theatre, New Economics and Commerce Building, 198 Berkeley Street, The University of Melbourne
His Excellency Mr. Fernando de Mello Barreto, Ambassador of Brazil
His Excellency Mr. Diego Betancur, Ambassador of Colombia
Her Excellency, Mrs. Martha Ortiz de Rosas, Ambassador of Mexico
His Excellency, Mr. Claudio de la Puente, Ambassador of Peru
Ambassadors will share with the audience some of the most successful economical practices and trade agreements between Latin America and Australia. General aspects of Latin American countries will be discussed, including size, language, cultural diversity and economic background. The seminar will be followed by a networking session at the Ground Foyer.
Please register your attendance via: http://www.melbournegsm.unimelb.edu.au/experience/seminar.html
Creating Future Leaders Series – Business and Diversity Seminar
As part of the Creating Future Leaders Series and in conjunction with Diversity Week 2009, we are delighted to welcome Nareen Young, CEO of the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) to the Melbourne Graduate School of Management to give the following seminar:
Business and Diversity Seminar
Thursday 19 March, 2009
12:00pm – 12:45pm
Agar Theatre, Ground Floor, Zoology Building
Ms. Young will speak on the topic:
- Defining diversity
- Leading edge diversity practices in organisations
- Leadership and diversity in the business environment
The Creating Future Leaders Series is an initiative by the Melbourne Graduate School of Management and consists of a series of seminars presented by speakers from industry and other external organisations, each focussing on a different topic. The seminars aim to engage students with the experiences and ideas of successful business men and women from Australia and overseas, and offer inspiration and insights into future career prospects and leadership opportunities.
The Diversity Council of Australia is Australia’s workplace diversity peak body and provides leadership and guidance to Australian businesses. Nominated for a Human Rights Award in 2003 for her leadership in developing and implementing innovative and sustained programs at the NSW Working Women’s Centre, Nareen is an acknowledged expert and leader in all areas of gender equity and diversity in employment.
If you wish to attend this event, please register your attendance at: http://www.melbournegsm.unimelb.edu.au/experience/diversityseminar by no later than Wednesday 17 March. For more information visit: http://www.melbournegsm.unimelb.edu.au/experience/leadersseries.html.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Melbourne GSM Student Association Scavenger Hunt
Take part in an exciting Scavenger Hunt which will explore the cultural diversity that Melbourne has to offer. Throughout the city area, small groups of students will have to find hidden clues. Numbers are limited, so to secure your place email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student id number and your current program – and explore our diverse and multicultural city with this fun activity!
Date: Friday 20 March
Venue: Starting point will be emailed to successful applicants via email.
Contact details: email@example.com
Source: Melbourne GSM