Session 1: Formula 1, Engineering, Education & Our Future Resource
Session 2: Managing Men & Women In The Work Force – A Darwinian Perspective.
2 dynamic & inspirational presentations by
Dr Michael Myers OAM
Founder of the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation
Formula 1, Engineering, Education & Our Future Resource
Dr Myers is a very passionate engineer. He built an engineering company with almost 100 people working in automotive, aerospace, mining, rail and defence. His passion for engineering and the need for it in the future of our nation led him in 1998 to pioneering a not for profit organisation, the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation.
Michael wanted to attract young people into technical career paths and he did it with an Australian-first: hi-tech’ engineering-manufacturing competitions using world-best technology such as 3D CAD, simulation software and CNC machine centres. Some of which were out of reach of professional engineers! The catalyst for attracting attention was Formula One!
Michael introduced Australia to the world’s biggest engineering competition – involving more than 40 countries and over 9,000,000 young people – the F1inSchools Technology Challenge (one of several programs offered by REA). Australia has dominated it for the past 13 years. Interestingly, there are just as many girls as there are boys in these programs. Many have gone on to fulfilling technical careers including one student who works for the Red Bull Formula One team!
Michael remains passionate about developing Australia into the Innovation Centre for the Global Village. Be inspired by this champion of engineering.
Managing Men & Women In The Work Force – A Darwinian Perspective.
We live in an age when gender equality is openly discussed. Many of us don’t know how our companies fit within the new set of obligations that are appearing in this space.
REA has connected with more than 400,000 teenagers and Michael has used this experience to conduct ground breaking national surveys into the key psychological drivers which effect young people as they determine their futures. The outcomes have challenged the traditional teaching methods used by educators. They have also given Michael an abundance of material on how males and females perform in the work force.
This discussion will help managers to get the most out of their staff by optimising the inherent strengths and weaknesses of both genders and using these to the advancement of their businesses.
Please note: this event was originally announced as keynote speaker Sam Michael (former Chief Technical Officer of Williams Formula One and McLaren Formula One teams, and a key member of the Lotus and Jordan Formula One teams) however Sam was urgently called away overseas and was forced to postpone, and we hope to feature him in our 2017 calendar.