Wendy Perry

Please meet, Wendy Perry who is the Managing Director of Workforce BluePrint and Entrepreneur Facilitator for Adelaide – West, Switch Start Scale. An author, entrepreneur and educator, explorer and innovator, mentor and speaker on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Workforce Planning and Development, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and TVET, International Capability and Capacity Development.  Mentoring and facilitation are strengths with Wendy working alongside entrepreneurs, founders, individuals, organisations, startups, scaleups, students and unicorn companies.

A reputation as a leading authority on Workforce Planning and Development and Vocational Education and Training (VET) is well earned with extensive experience working in Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Civil Construction, Community Services, Contact Centre, Defence, Disability, Education, Employment Services, Energy, Events, Food and Wine, Government, Health, Higher Education, ICT, Manufacturing, Mining and Resources, Sport and Recreation, Small Business, Telecommunications, Tourism, Vocational Education and Training (VET), and Water sectors.

Clients include business and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and social enterprises, female founders and diverse innovators, government agencies and not for profits, mature aged people who are self-employed or are looking to startup a venture, and scaleups with a local, national and international aspiration. This mentorship has taken Wendy all around Australia and the world where she has hosted many international delegations and programs with connections across Africa, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Ecuador, Fiji, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Spain, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, USA, Vietnam and Zambia.

"Thoroughly enjoyed your presentation - this notion of persuasive/influential communication is at the heart of our work.  Thank you sincerely for your highly relevant and inspiring presentation."

“I would like to say a huge thank you for your involvement in our conference.  You did an excellent job as chair, tying together the key themes of the day and keeping the audience engaged.

Your presentation was very informative and I believe our delegates could have listened to you all day.  As for your workshop, the feedback has been truly excellent!

We had a very successful two days, so I thank you again for your involvement and adding value for our delegates.”

“It was fantastic having you confirm your availability to participate in the Conference.”

 “…loved your presentation at the conference in Sydney yesterday – well done Wendy!”

“Great day at the conference today.  Loved Wendy @waperry – inspirational”

“95.5% of delegates rated your session good to excellent”

“Your session was most inspiring and tackled key elements of workforce development in an insightful way.”

“It was great to have you there and I thought your presentation really touched the right mark.”

“Your keynote presentation provided an excellent overview of many of the policy issues currently confronting the industry and received strong ratings from the delegates in the evaluations.

Personally, I appreciated the time and effort you put into both the preparation and delivery of your presentation, plus your willingness to be in involved in other aspects of the Conference.”

Speaker Requests

If you would like to explore a potential topic for a key note, conference, event, forum, master class or professional development activity, please contact me on +61 416 150 491 or wendy@workforceblueprint.com.au.

Recent Presentations/Guest Speaking/MC/Webinars/Workshops

  • Emerging Workforce, Entrepreneurial Mindset and Real World Learning Webinar June 2020
  • How to Build Landing Pages that Convert Webinar June 2020
  • How to bring the creative & cultural vibe back to your city, town or region June 2020
  • Persian Cooking Class with a Twist - Healthy Middle Eastern Unique Dishes May 2020
  • Convert Empty Spaces to Creative Entrepreneurial Coworking Hubs for Growth May 2020
  • Keeping Your Team Strong While Working at Home & Through Reintegration May 2020
  • How to Build Your Personal Brand and Be the 'Go-to' Person Webinar May 2020
  • How to Seed then Sell Successfully Online Webinar May 2020
  • Design Inspiration for your Space Webinar with Andrew Eden May 2020
  • Businesses Ramping Up and Pivoting Positively Webinar #2 May 2020
  • How to Start a Side Hustle in a Day and Keep it Going Webinar May 2020
  • Become Mentally Strong & Physically Fit Webinar May 2020
  • Rediscovering Growth, Opportunity & Future When Volatility is New Normal May 2020
  • How to Pitch in Conversation, Online and via Video Webinar May 2020
  • How to Rank Higher in Google Searches Using SEO, Gain Traffic & Visibility May 2020
  • How to Declutter Making Time and Space for Living Webinar May 2020
  • How to Reboot your Thinking - Q and A with Nick Bowditch and Wendy Perry May 2020
  • How to Get Clients Without Leaving your House with Andy Harrington April 2020
  • How to Maximise Facebook for Business - Groups Lives Pages Reviews Video April 2020
  • How to Deal with Difficult Circumstances, Conversations and People April 2020
  • Be kind to yourself April 2020
  • Virtual Coffee Meeting - Brainstorming on your Business April 2020
  • How to keep your people employed and supported plus HR connection time April 2020
  • How to Get the Winning Edge on that Job Virtually Webinar April 2020
  • How to get Bookings, Leads and Sales Using a Chatbot Webinar April 2020
  • Grants and Funding Opportunities Webinar April 2020
  • Businesses Ramping Up and Pivoting Positively Webinar #1 April 2020
  • How to Use MailChimp Effectively Webinar March 2020
  • How to Get Customers Now Webinar - Q & A with Justin Herald & Wendy Perry March 2020
  • How to Set Up a WooCommerce Shop for your WordPress Website March 2020
  • How to Take your Programs & Services Online Using Zoom, Google & Microsoft March 2020
  • How to Build Your Network and Profile on LinkedIn March 2020
  • How do you Achieve Sustainable Development Goals & Spire Leadership Launch March 2020
  • How to Woo the Media and Launch of MILCO Design February 2020
    Health & Wellbeing Collaboration - Entrepreneurs, Practitioners & Startups February 2020
  • Kangaroo Island 1 Day Innovation Tour February 2020
  • What is over the Horizon for Digital, Social and Web in 2020? January 2020
  • How to Fill Your Sales Funnel for 2020 January 2020
  • Switch Start Scale Christmas BBQ 2019, Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron, December 2019
  • Back of the Coaster Lunch – Actions, Ideas & Referrals, December 2019
  • Bright Tank 19, Brighton Secondary School, December 2019
  • Banksia Park International High School Innovation Challenges for year 8-9s and years 6-7s, BPIHS, December 2019
  • Get Stuff done – Sorted for 2020, Once and Again Book Café, November 2019
  • How to Produce a TV &/or Web Series and Launch of Bali in a Jar, CCF SA, November 2019
  • Mental Wealth for Entrepreneurs and Startups, WOTSO Workspace, October 2019
  • How to Tap into Cost Effective Talent & Growth Hack your Business, Seaton High School, October 2019
  • How to Startup & Scaleup a Multi-million Dollar Business from South Australia, September 2019
  • Druk Entrepreneurial Challenge – Scaling up in Bhutan, Thimphu, August 2019
  • The Future of Jobs, Skills and Work for Students, Seaton High School, August 2019
  • Back of the Napkin Lunch – Programs, Services & Client Referrals, August 2019
  • Intro to the Startup Scene and Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service in Western Adelaide, Port Adelaide, July 2019
  • How to Podcast Live, July 2019
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution and VET: the relevance of entrepreneurship education in Australia, NCVER No Frills, July 2019
  • City of Entrepreneurs Tour – Adelaide, July 2019
  • Get Stuff Done – Working with the education sector or providing educational (accredited and non-accredited) programs, June 2019
  • How to Switch Off from Work and Relax, June 2019
  • Collaboration, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conversations, Training Provider Forum for the South Australian VET Sector, May 2019
  • How to Get Paid for Social Media Posts and Influence Online, June 2019
  • Back of the Napkin Lunch – How to Attract an Investor, May 2019
  • Humble Hustle Lunch, May 2019
  • Network acceleration local to international with entrepreneurs from Bhutan, May 2019
  • Sundowner Networking – Kingdom of Bhutan to Kangaroo Island, May 2019
  • City of Entrepreneurs Tour, May 2019
  • Launch of Signarama Hindmarsh (Business Shower), April 2019
  • Back of the Napkin Lunch – How to Network Comfortably and Effectively, Large Pier Hotel, March 2019
  • Intro to the Startup Scene and Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service in Western Adelaide, Civic Centre, Woodville, March 2019
  • Intro to the Startup Scene and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem at the jobactive and Employability Skills Training Market Activation Forum, March 2019
  • Get Stuff Done – Writeshop, Civic Centre, Woodville, March 2019
  • Rev up your networking – meet a race car driver & Western Adelaide standout, Findon Crash Repairs, February 2019
  • Introducing the Entrepreneurship Facilitator Service to the Next Steps Program, West Lakes, February 2019
  • Bootstrap to Boom, Australian Government Small Business Fairs, Mount Barker and Glenelg, February 2019
  • National NEIS Association Board presentation at BRACE, Adelaide Business Hub, Port Adelaide, February 2019
  • Building Entrepreneurial Skills, TAFE Queensland, Gold Coast, January 2019
  • VTA and Study Melbourne Real Day Outs in Melbourne, Geelong and Mildura, 25-27 September 2018
  • Local Government Professionals, South Australia HR Conference, 19 September 2018
  • Skilling Australia’s VET Future, Adelaide 2018, National VET Conference, 13-14 September 2018
  • City of Entrepreneurs Tour, 12 September 2018
  • MDC 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference, Innovative Teaching Practices in VET, 6-7 September 2018
  • 4th Industrial Revolution, Workforce 4.0 and the Relevance of Tertiary Education at ACPET National Conference on 29-31 August 2018
  • What makes a Tertiary System World-Class and World-Leading at APIEF on 29 August 2018
  • City of Entrepreneurs Tour – Social Capital for a high school on 24 August 2018
  • Healthy Australian Agribusiness 2020+ on 23 August 2018
  • 21st Century Capabilities – The Future of Jobs, Skills and Work for Frankston Mornington Peninsula LLEN on 27 July 2018
  • The Future of Training and Learning, AITD National Conference & EduTECH, Sydney, June 2018
  • RTO Leaders Lunch in Adelaide, Workforce BluePrint & Audit Express, June 2018
  • Future of Jobs, Skills & Work in Adelaide, Workforce BluePrint & Career BluePrint, May 2018
  • RTO Leaders Lunch in Sydney, Workforce BluePrint & Audit Express, May 2018
  • Confident Conversations in VET Practice for Teaching, Learning and Assessment workshops, DET NSW, April & May 2018
  • The Future of Jobs, Skills & Work in Melbourne, Workforce BluePrint & Audit Express, February 2018
  • RTO Leaders Lunch in Melbourne, Workforce BluePrint & Audit Express, February 2018
  • Community Colleges Australia Regional Economic Development Forum, Thought Piece – Collaborations: New Horizons, Byron Community College, October 2017
  • TVET/VET and Entrepreneurship, UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme 2017, Bonn, Germany, September 2017
  • Scaling up from South Australia to the world, Tonsley pod, September 2017
  • Horticulture Workforce Development Forum, Mildura, SuniTAFE, July 2017
  • Pitch to Collaborate, July 2017
  • Future Jobs to 2020, St Thomas School, July 2017
  • From Clusters to Ecosystems – our journey over the past 20 years, July 2017
  • Developing Northern Australia Conference, June 2017
  • EduTECH, June 2017
  • Australia Indonesia Business Council and Australia Awards Indonesia Networking Event, 2017
  • Mobility and Skills Forum – Case Studies in the skill training and experience of other nations – Regional roundup from Singapore, Bhutan, South Pacific and Maldives; Skills Shortages and Investment Opportunities in Future Proofing a National Capability and Economy; Industry and Innovation to Deliver National Capability and reliance on Global Mobility and Skills, Adelaide, November 2016
  • VET over the horizon – what you need to know to be resilient, Community Colleges Australia 2016 Conference
  • An evidence based approach to Skills and Employment Regional Profiles, Department of State Development, September 2016
  • Future Industries, Jobs and VET, GOTAFE Professional Development Day, September 2016
  • Future Jobs, Monash Tech School Summit, September 2016
  • Key note presentation on The key to Employer and Industry TVET Partnerships, World TVET Conference 2016, Suva, Fiji, August 2016
  • VET over the horizon – What you need to know to be resilient, Criterion Conferences, July 2016
  • Optimising your resources in an era of digital disruption, Akolade, July 2016
  • 21st Century Capabilities and Careers, ASMS Staff Professional Development, June 2016
  • Engaging Employers in Skills Development for the 21st Century: Joint Australian Government and OECD Workshop, June 2016
  • EduTECH 2016 – VET Leaders Congress and Workplace Learning Congress, May 2016
  • The future of VET in Australia and Overseas webinar, May 2016
  • 21st Century Capabilities and Careers, ASMS Open Nights, May 2016
  • Budget 2016 webinar, May 2016
  • Adelaide City Council deputation on Austin, Texas and SXSW trip, May 2016
  • Talent Planning and Pipelining, Grow Wellington, February 2016
  • Take your Business to the World, Unley Business Breakfast, February 2016
  • Venture Dorm Summer School, February 2016
  • VET Predictions for 2016 webinar, December 2015
  • How to develop a World-class TVET system and RTO webinar, December 2015
  • How Micro-Learning is making its way into the VET market webinar, December 2015
  • How to facilitate learning using advanced methodologies webinar, December 2015
  • How to help your students gain real life work experience webinar, November 2015
  • How to engage effectively with employers and industry webinar, November 2015
  • How to confidently assess RPL webinar, November 2015
  • What are the skills RTOs need to be compliant webinar, November 2015
  • RPL made Simple workshop, November 2015
  • Training: Market Design and Reform presentation, Workforce Development Conversation Café and Clinic facilitation, Jobs Australia National Conference, October 2015
  • The Entrepreneurial Spirit: Women’s Leadership in Business, Trade and Economic Development, 2 hour tour and panel for a delegation of women from Mongolia and Indonesia, October 2015
  • Engage effectively with employers and industry webinar, ACPET, October 2015
  • What are the international opportunities for individuals and organisations webinar, September 2015
  • Economic Development Australia National Conference, Redcliffe, Queensland, September 2015
  • Keynote at the World TVET Conference, Borneo Convention Centre, Sarawak, Malaysia - see presentation, August 2015
  • SXSW Meet n Greet Adelaide, Panel member, August 2015
  • Uncovering market opportunities, Akolade Conferences, Sydney, July 2015
  • Youth entrepreneurship in economic development forum, Melbourne, July 2015
  • Engaging employers in regional workforce development, NCVER Conference, July 2015
  • Future Models of Assessment Validation workshop, Service Skills Australia, June 2015
  • Effective Industry Engagement workshop, Service Skills Australia, June 2015
  • How to set up a successful Partnership Agreement webinar, ACPET, June 2015
  • Australian Consumer Law - what every RTO should know webinar, June 2015
  • EduTECH National Congress and Expo, June 2015
  • Best of Skills, Workforce Planning and Development, Skills Tasmania Conference, May 2015
  • Workforce Planners and Developers Network with the delegation from Bhutan, May 2015
  • Working models of industry partnerships beyond government funding webinar, ACPET, April 2015
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