Keynote speaker – Holly Ransom

A specialist in disruptive strategy, a private company director and advocate for social and economic inclusion, Holly Ransom is recognized globally for her super-human ability to synthesize and simplify complex issues, and create engaging, thought-provoking conversation. An in-demand keynote speaker, Holly breaks open obscure technical language and ambiguous challenges to ignite inclusive debate and drive pragmatic responses. Having presented over 500 sessions across six continents in the past three years to corporate, public and not-for-profit audiences, Holly brings high energy and a strong new voice to the topics of leadership, culture and innovation.


Event host – Richard Day

Richard Day is an international speaker and a high-performance coach specialising in leadership, team dynamics, and personal and professional development. Richard spent the first ten years of his career as a coach with a variety of sporting teams, including the Australian Football League, state cricket squads and track and field athletes. He then became involved in executive and corporate health management and has now been working within the leadership, personal and professional development industry for 30 years, both nationally and internationally. Richard consults to industry, business and universities on ethical and authentic leadership skills and practice.



Personalise your experience

To start the evening, you’ll listen to a keynote speech from Holly Ransom, then join an interactive Q&A session with Holly and Richard to explore how you can be a change-maker and innovator in your chosen field.

Holly’s keynote is centred on ‘troublemakers and trailblazers’. This is your opportunity to find out how to spread your creativity, courage and curiosity to step into your new career with confidence. Holly will explore how to harness discomfort and drive courage zone behaviours to ensure agency in our collective future.

When you register, you’ll select a session focused on key growth areas of the future. Choose the session you’re most interested in and hear from experts in a range of different fields.

Breakout sessions

Select one of the following 30-minute sessions.


Applied digital marketing

Are you a marketing professional looking to unlock career opportunities in the fast-paced world of digital marketing? Learn how you can futureproof your career with a degree that has a strong applied focus in all major digital channels, including social media and search.


Career GPS workshop

Ready to make a career change? Wanting to upskill or reskill? Find out how you can choose the right career path for your next move.


Civil engineering

Our Master of Engineering (Civil Systems) is designed specifically for those already working in the civil engineering field. Enjoy a unique learning experience – built around bite-size content topics rather than semester-long subjects – as you work towards becoming a registered engineer.

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Cyber security, IT and data science

Capitalise on industry demand and futureproof your career with our cyber security, data science or information technology courses.

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Environment and sustainability

Be at the forefront of the world’s environmental and sustainability challenges. Develop skills and specialist knowledge in environmental management, conservation, natural resources, water resources, GIS and remote sensing, ornithology, fish conservation and management.

Inclusive education

Are you passionate about teaching students who need additional support in the areas of behaviour, literacy and numeracy? Be empowered to make a real difference in your students’ lives using intervention approaches that help them succeed academically and behaviourally.

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Futureproof your healthcare career and take your next step in Australia’s largest and fastest growing sector. Discover our postgrad courses in health management, nursing, midwifery, clinical exercise physiology, speech pathology, paramedicine, medical radiation science and medical science.

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Master of Paramedicine

Advance your paramedicine career and specialise in advanced critical care or extended care – or consolidate your skills and take the next step in your learning with Australia’s leading online provider of paramedicine education.


Postgraduate research and the PhD

Take a peek behind the curtain and get a glimpse of the graduate research journey from start to finish.

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Social work and human services

Find out how studying a postgraduate social work or human services course with Charles Sturt can boost your professional development and provide you with the in-depth knowledge you need to progress your career.

Book your spot

Secure your place at the Future Careers and Work Forum today.