The Change Room: Live Events

Hosted by BehaviourWorks Australia's Content Curator, the amazing Geoff Paine, we bring you: The Change Room!

Join our host Geoff Paine as he chats to Alex Waddell about her research into moving from a ‘doctor knows best’ model to one where patients share in their healthcare decisions. The whole system needs to change, and Alex will share some insights and suggestions about how to tackle these long held behaviours and create better outcomes.

Not sure what to expect? Here's a teaser from our last show to give you a taste of what we're all about:

For all our highlights from the show, check out our Highlights from Simulation Training video (7 minute).

Keen to see more? Watch highlights from the rest of our shows on our YouTube.

The Change Room is a series of free live events showcasing insights and quirky truths from the behavioural sciences. Our goal is simple: to give you a better understanding of why we behave the way we do and what to look out for when making decisions.

Introduced in 2016 by BehaviourWorks Australia, and facilitated by Geoff Paine, The Change Room showcases the knowledge of some of our top researchers in an interactive, engaging approach.

We don't promise any magic bullets, but we do promise science, evidence and some wonderful anecdotes.

Meet Geoff Paine

It was an amazing show that made me reflect on how myself describe and engage with nature. Nature is not 10 kilometers away, it can be in your backyard or anywhere around you, slow down, observe and connect with it.

Leyun Chen


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Frequently asked questions

What format of course do you run?

Our training portfolio offers a variety of opportunities to suit a wide range of needs, from half-day or two day short introduction or foundation programs, a 15 hour skills development course (toolbox series/short courses) to an eight week bootcamp, and our 12 week accredited program. We also welcome applications for our doctoral program for the truly behaviour obsessed!

I'm interested in doing the assessment. What does this involve?

There are four items of summative assessment for students registered to complete the assessed version of the course. Detailed assessment guidelines will be provided and graded by behaviour change experts. There are also opportunities for formative assessment available to all learners in the course, through short online learning checkpoints.

Can you provide training for my organisation?

We have specialist courses for organisations, from a coaching and mentoring team-based bootcamp to bespoke, tailored programing to meet identified needs within your team. Please get in touch to discuss you requirements.

How often do the courses run?

We have a calendar of delivery dates for open to market offerings. If there is something you are interested in that is not in the calendar, let us know!

What makes your course different to a traditional university course?

All BWA programs focus on providing our participants with the knowledge and confidence to apply practical behaviour change tools and methods in their workplace/life.

Who runs the course?

All our courses are delivered by the experienced and engaging BWA applied research team. The researchers are all engaged with cutting-edge projects with clients, using evidence based behavioural science to address real world problems. This means we draw on live examples and personally developed case studies in the programs.

How much experience do I need to participate?

We offer programs to suit everyone, from those who are just starting to explore behaviour change and what it offers, to those who have already been applying in their work and want to boost their toolkit, to organisations who want to support their own behavioural insights team.

Is behaviour change applicable to my industry?

Understanding WHO needs to DO WHAT differently, and exploring why people do the things they do, is at the heart of many government departments, industries and life itself! All our work is underpinned by the Sustainable Development Goals, and we work across sectors including health, societal equity, financial development and environmental protection. If you work with people and problems, a behavioural perspective could be extremely helpful in increasing your program or policy effectiveness.

I am not based in Victoria - do you have any online offerings?

Yes! We have online courses with the same content and same fantastic interactive delivery techniques as our face to face programs. We design our online programs with flexibility in mind, so that working professionals and others can easily access the content at a time that suits their needs.