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Prototyping Solutions for Homelessness - A Design Thinking Convention

  • Norton Rose Fulbright 108 St Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

We all have the power to impact positive social change, but how can we collaboratively influence making Perth a healthy and more thriving society for all?

Design Thinking is a human centred approach to solving complex problems. The Rotary of Elizabeth Quay is pleased to present the first in a series of three follow-up Design Thinking Conventions. In this session we will focus on homelessness.

This interactive learning experience will bring together business, philanthropists, government, not-for-profits and social entrepreneurs to purposefully apply design thinking methodology to develop inspiring yet achievable solutions that will help the homeless of Perth.

General Admin: $30
Rotary Elizabeth Quay Members: $20 with discount code

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  • Learn and put into practice the methodologies of Design Thinking

  • Gain insights into the current social challenges impacting Perth in the next 5-10 years

  • Develop tools for creative social action in an experiential environment

  • Connect with like-minded business professionals to inspire generosity

  • Develop philanthropic ideas to change our Perth Community


Paul Flatau, Professor - Centre for Social Impact

Professor Paul Flatau is the Chair in Social Investment and Impact and Director of the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School. Paul has over 100 publications in the fields of economics and social policy. Much of Paul’s work in recent years has involved close contact with the not-for-profit sector, social enterprises, with government partners and with industry and philanthropists. Paul has made significant contributions to the analysis of social and economic outcomes and social impact and the effectiveness of programs and interventions in poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and housing.


Nick Lim, Management Consultant - Accenture Australia

Nick currently works at Accenture Australia and is aligned to the Resources Practice. He has a background in Organisational Psychology and is passionate about authentic leadership and human centred design. He applies his knowledge of human behaviour to business transformation; strategy, org. transformation, change management and project delivery.

Nick maintains a variety of interests in the NFP sector. He contributes much of his spare time to the improvement of the community through his various board roles. Nick has been described as a highly engaging facilitator and dynamic speaker.


Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm who provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. They have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Their team in Australia has a strong track record of advising Australian companies on resources projects in Africa, supported by offices in Morocco, South Africa and Tanzania, and alliances with firms in Uganda, Burundi and Zimbabwe. Read their latest legal updates here.

Earlier Event: 26 September
Projects Meeting 26th September 2018
Later Event: 17 October
Projects Meeting 17th October 2018