Intrapreneurialism: The new transferable work skill for the 21st century

The 2018 National Employment Solutions Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW over the 8th – 9th October.

The conference provides the opportunity to be involved through presenting, learning, engaging, networking and collaborating with other professionals within the employment sector.

Joining us at the conference is Dr. Irena Yashin-shaw, Director at Innovation Edge who will present on ‘Intrapreneurialism: The new transferable work skill for the 21st century’.

Dr Irena Yashin-Shaw PhD


As we near the end of the second decade of the twenty-first century it is time to revise what constitutes the skillset commonly referred to as generic or transferrable skills. Traditional generic skills are still important. Employees still need to communicate well, be technologically literate and work well with others. But in today’s complex, contemporary workplaces where innovation has become a mandate, employees ALSO need to be confident about launching new ventures or implementing new ideas that will solve problems in new ways; finding opportunities to add value without being asked; and challenging the status quo to shift paradigms that are limiting the profitability or positive impact that the organisation could potentially have. These are the skills of an intrapreneur – an employee who thinks and acts like an entrepreneur while working inside an organisation. Intrapreneurialism is the new generic skill.

In this presentation, Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw one of Australia’s leading authorities on intrapreneurialism and author of the recently released book Intrapreneur: How leaders ignite innovation, break bureaucracy and catalyse change outlines the global trends that have given rise to the phenomenon of intrapreneurialism and why progressive organisations, from both the private and public sector are embracing it. Richly supported with current, first-hand case studies, this presentation will provide people with insights into how this new way of working is engaging employees and transforming organisations. It offers practical solutions for nurturing the intrapreneurial skillset within employees to create a culture of innovation and a future-ready organisation.


Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw, is an innovation and creativity thought leader and practitioner with a PhD in the development of expertise in creative problem-solving and a Masters in Adult Education. For the last 12 years she has been working within businesses and government agencies demystifying, enabling and facilitating innovation and creativity. Prior to starting her consultancy, she was an academic at Griffith University where she was a lecturer and researcher in various academic programs while working across a number of strategic improvement projects such as the Griffith Graduate Project and the Workplace Learning Project for which she was Senior Research Fellow.

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