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Cover image for lecture: The Great Communication Contradiction?

Lecture Overview

This session will encourage you to consider the great communication contradiction – that seemingly non-operational communication - small talk - is perhaps exceptionally efficient. Why the paradox? Learn how informal communication and appreciative enquiry can be incorporated into your management toolkit.


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Sean Smith

Sean Smith has had the privilege of working in health care for three decades in more than a dozen countries around the world. Commencing his clinical career as a registered nurse, Sean progressed into hospital management, before spending eight years as the CEO of a large healthcare provider. Sean has built two healthcare businesses and consulted to industry around health informatics, healthcare management, and healthcare strategy. Sean is currently the CEO and DON of Mackay Private Hospital and Adjunct Senior Lecturer for Flinders University’s Master of Hospital Administration degree in China. Sean has experience with clinical and non-clinical systems planning, implementation, and deployment in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the United Kingdom. With a passion for healthcare education, Sean has educated from university healthcare students in Australia to community health workers in Papua New Guinea. Sean provides clear, concise consultation through his experience in clinical management and information technology, to ensure projects are delivered with the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders, on budget and on time. His passions are strategy in health care, quality in clinical practice, and excellence in health management. Sean holds a Master of Business Administration, a graduate diploma in advanced nursing, and is a member of the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Health Informatics Society of Australia. Sean continues to provide leadership and strategic direction for all stakeholders to deliver the highest possible standards to exceed current and future healthcare needs. See Educator Profile


9 Total Rating(s)
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Joy Hills
03 Sep 2019

I enjoyed learning new ways to look at old problems.

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Georgia hart
12 Feb 2019


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Jacqueline Gedye
13 Oct 2018

Very engaging,new info for me. Good teacher, not bored.

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Angela Olsen
07 Aug 2018


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Dianne Allen
08 Jul 2018

I would recommend this education to other health professionals.

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Maree Wearne
05 Jul 2018

A good strategy and awareness of the power of positive thinking in change management.

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Lola Bray
03 Jul 2018

Excellent presentation and very engaging

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Joanne Sealey
14 Jun 2018

I would recommend this education to other health professionals: