Jeff Chamberlain, Vice President Education
Dr Jeff Chamberlain joined Deakin University in 2002 after a twenty year professional career in management roles across auditing, capabilities development and executive project and program management. Jeff is a true Deakin alumnus holding six Deakin qualifications in business, including a PhD in BPM and Strategy, and has received a number of excellence awards in both his professional and academic fields. Jeff has published and presented internationally. He is a Fellow with both CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Management; an Australian Computer Society Certifed Professional; and a Director with the Eastern Innovation Business Centre - a fabulous, hi tech, Melbourne located Start Up hub.
Identifying a serious gap in the post graduate business curriculum at Deakin, he conceived, created and launched the Business Process Management (BPM) Deakin MBA program core unit, at Deakin's Graduate School of Business in 2010, which has received great popularity in industry and has attracted many thousands of enrolments since its launch. The BPM unit is now core, or co-core, in twenty post graduate programs at Deakin University. Jeff vigorously engages with industry to evolve a strategic University profile that will distinguish Deakin as the pre-eminent, business oriented, BPM education hub in the Southern hemisphere.
Jeff views his role in the ABPMP's Melbourne Chapter, as VP of Educational Services, to contribute first hand insights pertaining to post graduate BPM educational approaches in Australia and to develop plans for packaging BPM educational services for chapter members; promote these and the ABPMP BPM certifications; develop relationships with BPM education providers; and to drive development a database of BPM educational products. The educational landscape worldwide is changing rapidly with exciting new approaches materialising at every level and so Jeff's role with the Melbourne Chapter will help to inform, and indeed be informed, about views, methods and perceptions about the future development of skills and knowledge in the BPM discipline.