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Strategy, Governance and Innovation Event, Canberra August 28th

On behalf of Dūcere and the University of Canberra, we are delighted to announce a special event featuring a panel discussion on Strategy, Governance and Innovation.

4:00pm arrival for 4:30pm start Friday August 28, 2015

Ann Harding Center University of Canberra University Drive, Bruce ACT.

Contact regarding applications to the guest list.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Event

Innovation eventDūcere, the University of Canberra, and NAB announce a special event centred on entrepreneurship and innovation. The event will be held in the Melbourne CBD and feature leading experts engaging in panel discussions with our invited guests.

MBA industry project partners, MBA candidates and guests will be provided with an opportunity to gain insights from our guest speakers.

The discussion panel will be chaired by Prof Lawrence Pratchett, Dean, Faculty of Business, Government and Law and will feature expert insight from several special guests including Genevieve George, founder and chief executive of One Shift; Matthew Lazarus-Hall, CEO of Chugg Entertainment and Leonard Hamersfeld, Director and Founder of Buzz Products.

The panel discussion will conclude at 5:30 PM followed by a networking event over drinks and canapés.

Places are strictly limited and priority will be given to current students and candidates. If you are a current MBA student or you have applied to University of Canberra by June 30th you will be eligible to attend.

For further information please contact


MBA webinar recording now available

Below is the link to a webinar recording featuring: Ducere Head of Postgraduate Studies, Jack Hylands, Ducere MBA Student Experience Manager, Lara Pinto and current MBA student Vanessa Cohen discussing the University of Canberra and Ducere MBA course.

Topics such as course delivery, assessment, MBA events and student experience are covered.

The video has been edited down to just 30 minutes to ensure that the information is efficiently delivered on a break or during your daily commute.

The next project starts on June 1st, and a few places are still available for this intake.

Follow this link to watch the recording



Dūcere May event

Our second MBA cohort event was another success hosted by our industry partner PwC in their innovation space in Sydney. The event centred on finance, ethics and sustainability, and highlighted the focus of our MBA program on providing both academic and industry exposure.

“It was another brilliant opportunity for our online MBA candidates to review their progress, build their networks in person, both amongst their MBA cohort, but also with leading industry professionals at PwC and other partner organisations present.” said Jack Hylands, Managing Director of the MBA program. Continue reading “Dūcere May event”


Live panel discussion on Innovation, Leadership and Finance

We are delighted to announce a special event to on Innovation, Leadership and Finance. This event will feature a panel discussion with special guests including Mark Carnegie, Founder of M.H. Carnegie & Co and Debra Eckersley, Managing Partner  Human Capital for PwC Australia with further guests to be confirmed.



Julia Gillard is now Chancellor of Dūcere

Dūcere, an Australian social enterprise, is delighted to announce the appointment of Julia Gillard as Chancellor.

Dūcere is a world leading education initiative with two arms. It is an academic enterprise, which has developed leading education programs in combination with over 150 global leaders – including Presidents, Prime Ministers, Nobel Prize winners, humanitarians and global CEOs – and that partners exclusively with public higher education institutions, including TAFEs and universities. The second arm, The Dūcere Foundation, is a philanthropic entity, which is fully funded by Dūcere and operates a range of programs to transform public education African nations. This includes a Peace Centre program, school improvement programs in maths, science and English, and the world’s first publishing house to capture oral story telling traditions across the continent. Currently the foundation employs over 50 full time staff in ten African nations.

As Chancellor of Dūcere, Ms Gillard will have an active role in the strategic direction of Ducere and delivery of all its objectives.

Mat Jacobson, Founder of Dūcere comments: “We are thrilled to have someone as experienced and passionate about education as Ms Gillard join us as Chancellor. Her depth of experience in education policy is unparalleled and we believe she will be vital to our objectives of transforming the education landscape.”

Ms Gillard will have an active presence in the Dūcere Foundation as well as working closely on Dūcere’s overarching goals of developing programs at the forefront of academic and industry collaboration.

Ms Gillard will help support the outcomes and effectiveness of the Foundation and its programs and also garner support and collaborative partnerships, both in Australia and globally; to promote Dūcere vision’s to all stakeholders. This will enhance Dūcere’s current partnerships with Universities, the Clinton Global Initiative, The United Nations and other influential bodies.

As part of her position as Chancellor, Ms Gillard will have an active role in developing initiatives to promote women’s leadership and innovation in education; a subject close to her heart.

On her appointment, Ms Gillard commented: “The connection between higher education, industry and Government is vital to the future success of academic institutions. So too are the links between academic underpinning and real world learning at all levels of education, which is one of the main reasons for my involvement with Dūcere; the organisation is a platform for creating meaningful change in education at both an academic and philanthropic level and I am delighted to be joining them as Chancellor.”