ISS Institutes 'Update' Newsletter for February 2014
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A word from our Founder

Welcome to 2014, it is with great pleasure that I announce Bella Irlicht AM is staying on as our CEO.

We are very honoured to have her on our team and to continue the excellent work she started last year, and look forward to a year of growth and continued development.  

Sir James Gobbo, AC CVO
Founder and Board Member, ISS Institute

A message from the CEO
Happy new year! I am very pleased to announce that I am continuing at the ISS Institute as CEO and expanding my role as a board member.

I am excited and enthusiastic to see what this year holds for all our new fellows and their travels. 

We are starting the ground work to establish an alumni for our past fellows. We now have close to 300 past fellows and we are keen to keep in touch and interact with them all on a regular basis and we know that an alumni would provide a wonderful platform for both the ISSI and each of our fellows. We will keep you posted on any alumni news and look forward to connecting and sharing new found skills and knowledge.

Next month we have the pleasure of hosting our first International Leadership Fellowship for year. Professor Carlo Ratti from the MIT SENSEable City Lab will be joining us for a series of talks, discussions and interactive sessions.

Bella Irlicht AM
CEO, ISS Institute

Upcoming Fellowships

George Alexander Foundation - 3 Fellowships

Applications Open:      Monday, February 10 2014
Applications Close:     Monday, March 24 2014

Italian Services Institute Fellowship - 1 Fellowship

Applications Open:      Monday, February 10 2014
Applications Close:     Monday, March 24 2014

Manufacturing Skills Australia - 1 Fellowship

Applications Open:      Monday, February 10 2014
Applications Close:     Monday, March 24 2014

International Building and Construction Fellowship - 1 Fellowship

Applications Open:      Monday, February 10 2014
Applications Close:     Monday, March 24 2014
In 2014, in addition to our usual Fellowship program, ISS Institute is pleased to announce the following two incoming Fellows, world leaders in their respective fields:
Industry Leaders’ Fellowships - sponsored by the Higher Education and Skills Group

Professor Carlo Ratti 
In March 2014 Professor Carlo Ratti will return to Melbourne for the second part of his Fellowship program. Carlo will be in Melbourne from March 20 - 30 and will conduct a range of programs involving students and professionals, in collaboration with RMIT University and the City of Melbourne. 

An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab. He graduated from the Politecnico di Torino and the École 

Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, and later earned his MPhil and PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Carlo holds several patents and has co-authored over 250 publications. As well as being a regular contributor to the architecture magazine Domus and the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, he has written for the BBC, La Stampa, Scientific American and The New York Times. His work has been exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Design Museum Barcelona, the Science Museum in London, GAFTA in San Francisco and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Carlo has been featured in Esquire Magazine’s ‘2008 Best & Brightest’ list and in Thames & Hudson’s selection of ‘60 innovators’ shaping our creative future. In 2010 Blueprint Magazine included him as one of the ‘25 People Who Will Change the World of Design’, Forbes listed him as one of the ‘Names You Need To Know’ in 2011 and Fast Company named him as one of the ’50 Most Influential Designers in America’. He was also featured in Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world’. His Digital Water Pavilion at the 2008 World Expo was hailed by Time Magazine asoneofthe‘BestInventionsoftheYear’. In2012Carlowasselected with his design office as one of the top three young architects for the ’Premio Fondazione Renzo Piano’.

Carlo has been a presenter at TED 2011, program director at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, curator of the 2012 BMW Guggenheim Pavilion in Berlin, and was named Inaugural Innovator in Residence by the Queensland Government. The Italian Minister of Culture also named Carlo as a member of the Italian Design Council - an advisory board to the Italian Government that includes 25 leaders of design in Italy. He is currently serving as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council for Urban Management and is a curator for the Future Food District Pavilion for Expo 2015 in Milan. 

Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO, CBE

International Specialised Skills Institute (ISS Institute) is pleased to announce that Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE from the United Kingdom, will join us as an Industry Leaders Fellow in Education in 2014.

In May, 2014 Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO, CBE will visit Melbourne for a two week Fellowship program, with a focus on Education and Business and in collaboration with Schools Connect. Full details of the program will be available in coming months so please sign up for our newsletter updates which will have full information as it becomes available. 
Dame Julia is a Vice President of Business in the Community, which inspires business to collaborate together to tackle community need and harness the engagement of business in education.
Dame Julia is also a Special Adviser to the Prince’s Charities on responsible business practice and was appointed by the UK Prime Minister in 2007 to lead the Business Strand of the National Council for Education Excellence.  Dame Julia was listed by The Times newspaper as one of the 50 most influential women in Britain, and is much in demand on corporate and educational platforms as speaker and facilitator.
The ISS Institute will work closely with Schools Connect and Janine Kirk, CEO of the Prince’s Charity Trust Australia, to design a program for Dame Cleverdon in May 2014. 

News From Our Fellows
Gitanjali Bedi
Our 2009 Skills Victoria Fellowship winner has published an article “Investing in a Green Future"
Chris Bourne
Our 2011 George Alexander Fellowship Winner, has sent through the following information:
Also attached - one of my articles summarising these findings has been published in Food&Drink Business magazine October 2013 It seems to be getting the message out - I have had a few calls already from processors interested in developing new products.

Fiona Chambers,
Our 2009 AgriFood Skills Fellowship winner had an article in The Australian newspaper
Michael Dal Zotto
Our 2007 George Alexander Fellowship winner had an article in the Bordermail
Jenny Dickens
Our 2011 Lord Mayor’s Fellowship Winner, will be conducting a series of Workshops in her area of stone conservation, as follows:
Bookings are open for the 2014 Heritage Skills Workshops presented by the Heritage Council of Victoria, the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure and the National Trust of Australia (VIctoria). and supported through funding from the Australian Government's Your Community Heritage Program. 

Looking after War Memorials and Honour Rolls, 
Friday 28 February 
Also supported by the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and hosted by Bendigo RSL. 
Bendigo RSL, 73-75 Havilah Road, Bendigo. 

Looking After Old Houses 
Friday 4 April 
The Heights, Aphrasia St, Newtown, Geelong. 

Dealing with Damp 
Friday and Saturday, 30-31 May 
The Briars, Mt Martha 

Courses are free but numbers are limited and bookings are essential.   

Please ensure you cancel bookings for any workshop you later find you are not able to attend. 

Nick Haddow
Our 2007 Pratt Foundation Fellowship winner, has now won the 2013 Telstra Australian business of the year

Gerard Healey
Our 2009 Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council Fellow has forwarded the following information:
Hi ISS Institute, 
The research report that I wrote as part of my study tour in 2010 was added to the research library of the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA is a North American industry association) last October. According to this “Holiday Recap” email from CABA, it was the most read news story from CABA for the year!
Ros Walker
Our 2011 Higher Education and Skills Group Fellowship Winner, will be conducting a series of workshops at Open Channel, as follows:
Open Channel is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our 2014 scriptshop – Feature Film and TV Series Development course.
Please click here for further information.
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Patron in Chief 
Lady Primrose Potter AC

Mr James MacKenzie
Mr Tony Schiavello

Mr Mark Bennetts

Board Members
Mr John Baker
Ms Julie Belle
Mr Jack O'Connell AO

Ms Rosemary O’Connor
Mr David Wittner AM
Sir James Gobbo AC, CVO

Ms Bella Irlicht AM

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