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The Sustainability Thing

30 May

Jenni Goricanec is interested in working with others to enhance the sustainability of human systems. Jenni Goricanec is Director of The *Wicked* Innovation Practice.

She has worked for notable companies, including: Ericsson, RMIT, Telstra, and The University of Melbourne

In 2010, Jenni earned a PhD in Sustaining Futures and began her schoolastic career by earning a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering

Her practice is to engage with people by drawing on their own ways of knowing and understanding. She orients people toward the “pull” of future intentions, rather than the blind “push” of past habits and “best practice”.

She encourages people to break out of  their cognitive silos, to think laterally and to focus on the whole problem in all its inter-disciplinary complexity. Her practice works through the essential processes of innovation – mobilising resources, enrolling peers, engaging allies and building public support.

This form of engineering is about manoeuvring, dissolving boundaries, always being in action, and recognising that function, congruence and transformation are emergent properties generated through active learning by doing.

About The Wicked Innovation Practice:

We support our clients through the hardest part of innovation: the translation of ideas into actions that produce a tangible solution, while retaining the integrity of your original thoughts, producing winning solutions.

From this role we address activities as diverse as: project & program management, strategic management, rational cost management, product R&D, information system design and organisation change. Further, the benefits of our approach are maximised in high tech, “solution” design and development situations, where what is required is a technologically rich, total answer to a client’s business priorities, not the latest, off-the-shelf, black box.

Our market focus is large, complex, “wicked” problems/issues in private, public and community sector organisations. We have industry experience with a strong network of senior contacts across many of Australia’s premier organisations. We are connected into state-of-the-art research in this arena.

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Where: The Honey Bar, 2nd Floor