march, 2020

23mar4:30 pm5:30 pmM@M: Rise of the Kidpreneurs4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Hill Lecture Theatre, Murdoch South Street Campus


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Rise of the Kidpreneurs: Why our students will need an entrepreneurial spirit

Please join Murdoch Education for a FREE seminar presented by Lacey Filipich, founder and director of Money School and Maker Kids Club.

Discover why building an entrepreneurial spirit in our students will help them succeed, and how to do it within the existing curriculum.

There’s a lot of noise from experts about major shifts for the future of careers and workplaces for our young people. There’s no doubt critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills will be essential tools for our students’ career success, in fact, the face of the job market is changing so rapidly we’ll all have to think and behave like entrepreneurs. So, how do we prepare our students to succeed ina future where they’ll need to consistently able to spot problems, find their own opportunities, have sound financial literacy, and, most importantly, be able to take effective action quickly?

We teach them to be entrepreneurs. Now.

We don’t need an education revolution. There are already opportunities to build our students’ entrepreneurial ‘muscles’ within the existing curriculum by incorporating techniques into current subjects. For example, we could utilise Digital Studies for app design and development, Social Studies for mapping out a launch of their own micro-business, incorporate a Shark Tank-style pitch assessment instead of written one. The first spark of an entrepreneurial mindset can be inspirited in your Primary School classrooms.

In addition, you’ll help solve a problem that’s proving difficult Australia-wide: improving youth financial literacy. After working with over 100 ‘kidpreneurs’, I’ve found launching a micro-business in the single most effective weapon in my financial education arsenal. Even without entrepreneurial know-how, it can be the same for you.

About the Presenter: Lacey Filipich

Lacey Filipich helps people become financially independent and reclaim their lives. She founded Money School in 2010 to build financial capability in adults and Maker Kids Club in 2017 to teach children money skills through enterprise. Thousands of people around the world have used Lacey’s courses to liberate themselves from debt, start saving and get on the path to independence.

Lacey graduated as valedictorian from the University of Queensland with an Honours degree in Chemical Engineering. She is a TEDx speaker and the winner of a 2019 Business News ’40 under 40′ Award. Her first non-fiction book ‘Money School’ launched with Penguin Random House on 18 February, 2020.


(Monday) 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Hill Lecture Theatre, Murdoch South Street Campus