Talent Forum

On Friday 7 December 2018, over 200 Cadets, Scholars, Graduates and VET Cadets attended the annual Talent Forum held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour. This year’s theme was ‘Human Centred Design (HCD)’, presented by the TfNSW Digital Accelerator team.

HCD breaks down the design thinking process into 4 phases: prioritise, understand, ideate/prototype/solutions and scale. Each phase allows clarification of existing ideas and refinement of the problem to deliver the best customer outcome and ultimate solution. You can find more information in the Digital Accelerator tool kit.

This year, the challenge was to design a wallet, where Talent participants worked together to identify and create features of the wallet which suited their individual needs.

Cadet Myane Dimasangal created an envelope-styled wristlet; a design that fulfilled her functional and aesthetic purpose. She felt the activity was very creative and interactive, and hoped to see similar experiences recurring in the future.

Cadet Myane Dimasangal

Table 19 with their creations

The forum focused on thinking creatively and identifying unique ways to solve problems. The day progressed with delicious food provided by the ICC, an audience-focused Q&A facilitated by Ben Hooper-Mathias and finally the Talent awards.

The Talent awards were presented to Talent participants by the Secretary Rodd Staples. They were nominated by their peers and placement managers for exceptional displays of Transport values. Well done to the winners and nominees!

The forum provided a great opportunity for new and old participants to get to know each other in a comfortable environment. The insights and stories told by the Talent participants enriched the day and was also a great way to finish off the induction week for the new Cadets.

2018 Winners

  • Bronte Rivers – Collaboration Award
  • Yasmin Kiss – Customer Focus Award
  • Natalia Kuirintinus – Integrity Award
  • Rebecca Peacock – Safety Award
  • Amy Maher – Solutions Award
  • Matthew Perez – Talent Participant of the Year Award

On Friday 7 December 2018, over 200 Cadets, Scholars, Graduates and VET Cadets attended the annual Talent Forum held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour. This year’s theme was ‘Human Centred Design (HCD)’, presented by the TfNSW Digital Accelerator team.

HCD breaks down the design thinking process into 4 phases: prioritise, understand, ideate/prototype/solutions and scale. Each phase allows clarification of existing ideas and refinement of the problem to deliver the best customer outcome and ultimate solution. You can find more information in the Digital Accelerator tool kit.

This year, the challenge was to design a wallet, where Talent participants worked together to identify and create features of the wallet which suited their individual needs.

Cadet Myane Dimasangal created an envelope-styled wristlet; a design that fulfilled her functional and aesthetic purpose. She felt the activity was very creative and interactive, and hoped to see similar experiences recurring in the future.

Cadet Myane Dimasangal

Table 19 with their creations

The forum focused on thinking creatively and identifying unique ways to solve problems. The day progressed with delicious food provided by the ICC, an audience-focused Q&A facilitated by Ben Hooper-Mathias and finally the Talent awards.

The Talent awards were presented to Talent participants by the Secretary Rodd Staples. They were nominated by their peers and placement managers for exceptional displays of Transport values. Well done to the winners and nominees!

The forum provided a great opportunity for new and old participants to get to know each other in a comfortable environment. The insights and stories told by the Talent participants enriched the day and was also a great way to finish off the induction week for the new Cadets.

2018 Winners

  • Bronte Rivers – Collaboration Award
  • Yasmin Kiss – Customer Focus Award
  • Natalia Kuirintinus – Integrity Award
  • Rebecca Peacock – Safety Award
  • Amy Maher – Solutions Award
  • Matthew Perez – Talent Participant of the Year Award
Page published: 31 January 2019, 10:47