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New Head of School means business

The University of Southern Queensland has welcomed a new Head of School of Business, whose vision for growth and innovation will be unveiled at a webinar on August 17.

COVID-19 has changed the face of employment in Australia, shifting workforces and opening up a global, virtual talent pool.

This ‘new normal’ is the focus of the University of Southern Queensland’s new Head of School and Dean of Business, Professor Lan Snell.

“The labour market is not the same as it was in 2019 - the world has transformed,” Professor Snell said.

“There has been a migration of employment patterns: workers no longer tied to an office have made sea changes or tree changes, and many expats have returned to our shores.

“The upswell of online work has also levelled the playing field, giving regional universities the same global platform as any other education institution.”

Professor Snell will present a webinar on the topic through USQ Alumni tomorrow (August 17).

She has over 20 years of leadership experience across academia and professional services, having led transformational change across three business schools: Charles Sturt University, University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie Business School.

“Looking ahead, enterprise skills such as communications and teamwork will be even more critical in setting people up for work in a post-COVID workforce,” Professor Snell said.

“We must develop our muscle to be adaptable to compete.”

Learn more about studying Business and Management at the University of Southern Queensland here

Webinar details:

When: Tuesday 17 August, 7pm – 7.30pm (Brisbane, Australia time)

Where: Online via Zoom 

Registration is required: Click here

Lan Snell
University of Southern Queensland’s new Head of School and Dean of Business Professor Lan Snell.