Intrapreneurship Laboratories

The Intrapreneurship Laboratories are a series of forums that will explore the practical approach of intrapreneurs to making change and innovation successful in organisations. The forums will be interactive and participatory events where participants develop insights and test ideas.

If you are interested in how to look at problems in new ways, build innovative solutions, and effectively implement change, then the Intrapreneurship Laboratories are for you. Each event is an opportunity to challenge and be challenged.

Laboratory 1 - 'Creativity in the workplace – rediscovering the power of play'

This inaugural forum provided an opportunity for participants to consider techniques for understanding how to think creatively – a key skill for building intrapreneurial capability in individuals and teams. The presenters challenged us to consider how creativity is an important ingredient for innovation in our work and our personal wellbeing.

Creativity is deeply linked to play.

This interactive forum mixed research, hands-on experience in implementing a new approach to citizen engagement with the audience's ideas and experiences. It was a refreshing end to 2015 and thought-provoking for how to approach 2016 after 'playing' over the Summer break.

Details of the event are listed below:


Thursday, 26 November 2015


Level 1, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide


9:00 am (registration) 9:30 am - 11:00

Slides: Download Here
Video Links:


Children’s Voices Framework: Download Here

Notes: Download Here

If you would like some diverting stimulation during the upcoming holiday period try the following ABC download items:

“Conversations with Richard Fidler” on ABC Radio National In particular interviews with David Astle is a wordsmith and author of DA’s word puzzles in the Sydney Morning Herald. In this interview David talks about his life-long fascination for riddles, and they inform his dastardly cryptic crosswords. Riddles challenge us to think differently. The interview covers the history and operation/use of riddles, anagrams, jokes, etc. as well as answer(s) to the Mad Hatter’s question “Why is a raven like a writing desk?"  ONE of the answers is "Both produce notes though they are very flat and .. you nevar put the wrong end at the front"  Lew is Carroll put another riddle in this response - "nevar" is raven backwards! More stuff from David .. try his website· 

“An evening with curious minds”; Robyn Williams, Fran Kelly, Phillip Adams. This group collectively has 75 years of broadcasting experience at the ABC. Very humorous  interview     

Radio National on a search of Creativity 2015

Sunday Extra - very humorous program  with lots of satirical articles and views on current news and politics includes

Best reads -
RN Summer program - highlights from Radio National's 2015 programs

All the very best for the holiday season and 2016 :)  

Speaker Bios


Professor Pauline Harris, de Lissa Chair, Early Childhood (Research), University of South Australia

Professor Pauline Harris holds the de Lissa Chair, Early Childhood (Research) at the University of South Australia, in partnership with SA Department for Education and Child Development. Pauline has expertise in children's voices, participation and citizenship; children's language, literacy and literature; and matters related to the nexus of early childhood research, policy and practice. She provides professional and resource development in these areas. Pauline has authored five books, including Children as citizens: Engaging with the child’s voice in educational settings. She sits on various national and international boards, including the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority’s Board; and pr. Amongst other research projects, Pauline currently leads the de Lissa Trust ‘Young children as active citizens’ Project; an ARC Discovery project on the Australian Curriculum: English; and an AustralianAID ADRAS Project on working with children and their families in their Fiji communities to develop community approaches that foster children’s literacy.


Harry Manatakis, Principal Policy Adviser, South Australian Department for Education and Child Development

Harry Manatakis completed his Bachelors of Laws and Commerce (with Accounting qualifications) and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Adelaide, Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management at Flinders University and is a Principal Policy Adviser with the South Australian Government. 

As a qualified lawyer with early childhood education and care policy expertise his areas of specialisation include children’s rights, UNICEF Child Friendly Cities, children’s consultation and valued citizenship, development of legislation, community consultation and stakeholder engagement in partnership with communities, local and state governments, community organisations, practitioners, parents and children. 

These areas of expertise are supported through research and an extensive evidence base, being a published author of a Routledge book, resource tools and journal articles related to children's rights, citizenship, voice and participation.


Tracy Johnstone, Manager Community Services & Social Development at the City of Campbelltown Council

Tracy Johnstone is currently the Manager Community Services & Social Development at the City of Campbelltown.  She has worked in the social sector for nearly 20 years in a variety of roles include youth development, volunteer management, healthy ageing, community engagement, employment programs, training and mental health with her real passion always in community development.  She has worked in State Government, the Non-Government Sector and the Private Sector but finds working in local government is the most rewarding as it provides a real opportunity to influence policy and practice to create changes at a local level. 

I have an unnatural obsession with shoes and chocolate too.