First Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp in the Southern Hemisphere

Web 2.0 and social media expert – and friend – Stephen Collins has teamed up with US based hinchcliffe & company to deliver their Web 2.0 University programs in Australia and New Zealand. That tells me that Web 2.0 University, which frankly I had not heard of until now (not that that means anything other than what it says) is a quality item (otherwise Stephen would not have touched it). Web 2.0 University

Web 2.0 University offers participants “a thorough grounding in the revolutionary world of Web 2.0, a set of design patterns and business models that are reshaping the face of the Web today”. Stephen Collins

Stephen, CEO of acidlabs, is not only a human dynamo, highly entrepreneurial and an active participant in online social networks. He is also immensely knowledgeable about Web 2.0 and all sorts of related geeky subjects. He is an excellent communicator, generous with suggestions and advice to others and has the gift of being able to explain very geeky concepts in terms the rest of us can grasp. And he has a great sense of humour. If you’re not following him yet on Twitter – where his handle is @trib – you’re missing out.

From conversations with Stephen and an interview I did with him some months ago, I know that he has a keen sense of the challenges facing companies in terms of grasping what Web 2.0 is about and how to design and implement strategies to get the most value from what Web 2.0 offers.

And as Stephen’s business is based in Canberra, the Australian national capital, and he does work for government agencies as well as in the corporate/private sector, he also understands the rather special circumstances within which public servants have to operate to wrangle Web 2.0 solutions. I’m not guessing here: I’ve talked to Stephen about this and, as a former public sector executive myself, I know that he knows the language.

So public sector managers and executives, as well as those from the private sector, can be confident of getting value from any course Stephen runs.

The first event planned as part of the linkup with Web 2.0 University, the Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp, happens next month in Sydney, on Tuesday, September 23, as a pre-conference day for the Web Directions South conference, September 23-26.

The Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp is described in the company brochure as follows:

An in-depth, single-day workshop that explores the use of social media platforms to increase collaboration productivity and business outcomes by using Web 2.0 tools. Includes a detailed examination of early case studies and best practices.

For more information such as who the program is geared for, see the explanation on the Web 2.0 University site under Web 2.0 Bootcamp.

I understand from Stephen that the regular market value of the bootcamp is US$895, which is just over AU$1,000 today. The inaugural southern hemisphere Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp is being offered for less than 50% of that price, AU$450. A steal.

You can register for Web 2.0 Executive Bootcamp at

Des Walsh

Business coach and digital entrepreneur. With coach training from and its Graduate School of Coaching, and a founding member of the International Association of Coaching, Des has been coaching business owners and entrepreneurs for the past 20 years. Over the same period he has also been actively engaged in promoting the business opportunities of the digital economy. He is a certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) coach, and a certified specialist in social media strategy and affiliate marketing.

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  1. You are spot on Des with your wrap about this workshop. I’ll be there front and centre as part of my annual pilgrimage to the Web Directions South conference.

  2. Leah
    Half your luck. I know Steve will give great value. Would love to be there but will be on the way back from BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas.

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