ACEN Conference 2024 – Preparing Award Applications

28 May 2024

12:00pm AEST

Date:

28 May 2024

Time:

12:00pm AEST

Location:

Online

Contact:

admin@acen.edu.au

ACEN Conference 2024 – Preparing Award Applications

 

Are you considering submitting an application for an ACEN National WIL Award in 2024?

 

The National WIL Awards honour the contributions of organisations, institutions, and individuals to work-integrated learning. These awards will be presented at the ACEN 2024 Conference in October. Categories include:

 

– Local Hero Award (Organisation)

– Innovation and Excellence Award (Individual or Collaborative Team)

– Collaboration Award (Organisations)

– People’s Choice Award (Individual or Collaborative Team, Top 5 Case Study)

– Honorary Life Membership (Individual)

 

Join us for a panel discussion on preparing strong applications. Gain valuable advice and insights from:

 

– Leoni Russell, Awards Committee

– Dr. Nicola Fish, Case Study Awards Committee

– Eleanor Wertheim, Nominating Institution, 2022

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your submission. We look forward to seeing you there!

Panel

Associate Professor Denise Jackson (ECU)

Dr Nicola Fish

Manager, WIL Academic Programs, Swinburne University of Technology

Nicola currently manages the central Work Integrated Learning Academic studies unit within the Employability Portfolio at Swinburne University of Technology.  Nicola has engaged with ACEN in various ways over the years and currently supports the Professional Learning group by leading the Case Study subcommittee.  Nicola was part of a team that won an ACEN case study award in 2022, is passionate about sharing practice to build capacity, knowledge, and innovation in WIL across the sector, and is excited to pilot this new approach to ACEN case studies
Leoni Russell

Leoni Russell

Capability Lead, Employability and WIL, RMIT University

Leoni Russell is the Lead, Employability and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the Employability and Careers Education team at RMIT University. Leoni provides academic support to build staff capability across a range of educational strategies including Industry partnered Learning, Work Integrated Learning (WIL), Career Development Learning (CDL) and the embedding of employability initiatives into curriculum. Leoni has extensive experience in WIL policy, governance, national research and facilitating professional development to support WIL practice. Leoni has worked on multiple national Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) and Australian Technology Network (ATN) research projects including ‘Assessing the impact of WIL on student work-readiness’, the ‘Innovative Models of WIL’, the WIL entrepreneurial ‘EDGE’ project, the ‘Framework to support institution-wide quality assurance of work integrated learning’ WIL to Work, and Interdisciplinary Project-based WIL projects. Leoni is an elected director on the national board of the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), the Chair of the Conference and Awards committee and is the current secretary for the Vic/Tas ACEN chapter.

Leoni has been involved in numerous national research projects on WIL and has co-authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, most recently in Ferns, S.J., Rowe, A.D., & Zegwaard, K.E. (Eds.). (2021). Advances in Research, Theory and Practice in Work-Integrated Learning: Enhancing Employability for a Sustainable Future (1st ed.). Routledge.

Leoni Russell

Eleanor Wertheim

Emeritus Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University

Eleanor Wertheim is Emeritus Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University.  She developed the first La Trobe University undergraduate psychology subject focussed on work-integrated learning with an industry partner.  She is the recipient of university and national teaching awards and citations including an Australian Awards for University Teaching award, Australian Psychological Society Excellence in Teaching award, and a Carrick Australian Awards for University Teaching citation.  Eleanor has mentored others in their successful applications for teaching awards and citations. She led the nomination resulting in the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing  receiving a 2022 ACEN award.

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