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CDU supports OBM

By Leanne Miles

Associate Professor of Economics Ram Vemuri will present several sessions and workshops at OBM Associate Professor of Economics Ram Vemuri will present several sessions and workshops at OBM

Charles Darwin University’s Business School at the Darwin Waterfront will host a range of events for October Business Month (OBM).

As a Platinum Sponsor of OBM, the School will host events focusing on understanding and motivating people to contribute to change, and Indigenous business, jobs and opportunities.

Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts Professor Giselle Byrnes said the location of the School at the Darwin Waterfront aimed to facilitate the exchange of ideas with the business community at events such as OBM.

“Supporting this event will further develop links between public and private business enterprise leaders and the university,” Professor Byrnes said.

Associate Professor of Economics Ram Vemuri will join Lenore Dembsky (Paperbark Woman) to present several sessions and workshops, and also join Dr Tina Lambert from the Australian Institute of Management to present a Back to Workplace Fundamentals workshop.

“A common theme of the sessions will be dealing with change in business,” he said. “Change is a constant in the business environment and in everything we do. The sessions will centre on interactions, philosophy, practices, and strategies people can use to deal with workplace changes.”

Dr Vemuri said the workshops also would assist people in business to take advantage of future changes to the Northern Territory Government tender process.

He said the events would also provide an opportunity to network and exchange ideas.

OBM events hosted by CDU Business School will run throughout the month of October and include Making Business Connections with Indigenous Territorians, Finding Indigenous Jobs and Opportunities on Country, Business Practices that Benefit from Indigenous Involvement, and Back to Workplace Fundamentals.

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership also will host an event at the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education at the University’s Casuarina campus on Thursday, 8 October.

The panel presentation, entitled Engaging Effectively with Indigenous Businesses, will include members of a panel who will share their experiences and identify ways to engage with Indigenous peoples respectfully when negotiating business dealings.

For information about CDU’s OBM events visit W: