It has been a wet and bumpy start to 2022 for many Australians, so we are especially excited to power through with some opportunities and inspiration to kick off the year.
- With Advance’s commitment to support those early in their career, applications are now open for the 2022 NextGen Program. Thanks to the generous support of our partners, this program is free and accessible from anywhere in the world.
- You are sure to have seen Australia thrown into the global spotlight around the Aussie Open! If you feel too time-poor to get behind the topics being discussed at local cafes and BBQs, but want to catch up on Aussie news now and again, see our news rundown for fast updates.
- For those thinking about coming home in the near future, don’t miss the insights from industry experts at Watermark Search with tips on how to prepare for the Australian job market.
Check out also some updates about your fellow members and Advance Award winners, including a fascinating art lesson from Sophie Blackall!!
‘Till next time,
CEO | Advance.org
NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
Are you in your first 10 years of your career? Know someone who is? We are now taking applications for the NextGen 2022 program, which aims to instil an international outlook in career planning. The program starts in February and includes six online sessions over six weeks, with outstanding global Aussies as speakers and facilitators, including past Advance Award winners! More
STAYING IN THE AUSSIE LOOP
Looking for a quick update on what’s going on at home? Wanting to stay up to date with Australian news without getting into the weeds? We share some news sites and podcasts with fast (and fun!) access to the latest Aussie news. We’ve also compiled the major business and policy announcements that could impact you. Check out our news rundown here.
UPDATE FROM SHANGHAI
Globally respected restaurateur, Michelle Garnaut AO, who plays a pivotal role in Advance as a board member, chair of the Advance Asia Advisory Committee, and generous host to many an Advance event, has announced the closure of her Shanghai institution, M on the Bund. Michelle has bold plans for the future and hopes to tell the story of China through personal accounts from herself and others. As a seasoned Aussie expat, Michelle’s legendary restaurant journey and love affair with China is a story worth reading for all global Australians.
BEHIND THE CREATIVE CURTAIN
The New York Times’ new video series, ‘Live Art’, allows viewers to learn from contemporary children’s book illustrators as they draw and discuss their work and processes. Advance Global Icon Award Winner 2020 and illustrator, Sophie Blackall, is included in this series where she discusses her latest book, ‘A Voyage in the Clouds’, and draws and paints as she discusses her illustrative process. More
50 OVER 50 ASIA-PACIFIC 2022
Forbes has named the 50 founders, business and political leaders, scientists and vanguards leading the way throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Some of the incredible Australians and Australian alumnus on the list include Advance Asia Advisory Committee member, Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman, chef and author Maggie Beer, ‘Big Little Lies’ author Liane Moriarty, and Macquarie CEO and climate advocate, Shemara Wikramanayake. More
AUSSIE JOB MARKET PREPARATION
Executive search specialists Caroline McAuliffe and Jacinta Whelan from Watermark Search, share their insights about the landscape for interim executives, and tips on how to prepare for the Australian job market. They emphasise the importance of knowing how to sell your global skills and the best way to introduce yourself once you return to Australia. More
NEW YEAR, NEW JOB?
Has the new year left you wanting a life change? Whether you’re looking to move overseas, come back home or just change careers, the Advance jobs board is the first place to look! The board is updated weekly with hundreds of vacancies all over the world across all sorts of disciplines, sectors, and types of work. More