Heidi October

Basic

Inhaberin, Director, Mind Practice Consult

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Skills

Extensive experience in stakeholder engagement
Public communication within higher education in South Africa (media and radio)
Public speaking
presentations at conferences and facilitating diversity workshops
Project Management
Facilitating dialogue among key stakeholders
Qualitative research
Organisational skills and international events management
Benchmarking at universities: • 2003: Valdosta State University
• 2003: Florida State University
• 2004: University of Leiden
• 2004: University of Western Australia
• 2004: University of Auckland
• 2005: Rice University
• 2005: Golden Gate University
• 2005: Columbia University
• 2005: University of British Columbia
• 2005: University of Victoria
• 2005: York University
• 2006: University of Utrecht
• 2007: Rensselaer Polytechnik University
• 2007: George Washington University
• 2007: Howard University
• 2008: University of San Francisco
• 2008: University of Toronto
• 2008: Oxford University
• 2008: Cambridge University
• 2009: University of Utrecht
• 2009: University of Amsterdam
• 2009: Free University Amsterdam
• 2009: Catholic University of Leuven
• 2009: Technical University Munich

Timeline

Professional experience for Heidi October

  • Current

    Director

    Mind Practice Consult

  • 1 year and 3 months, Apr 2012 - Jun 2013

    Advancement Professional with extensive international exposure.

    Self

  • 8 years and 3 months, Jan 2004 - Mar 2012

    Manager: Alumni Relations

    Stellenbosch University, South Africa

    Public Relations within a University context

  • 3 years and 1 month, Dec 2000 - Dec 2003

    Public Liaison Officer

    Stellenbosch University

    Public Relations work within Higher Education.

Educational background for Heidi October

  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa

    BA (German, Psychology) BAHons (German) MPhil (Organisations and Public Cultures)

Languages

  • English

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  • German

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Wants

..to explore new business ventures.

Interests

Meditation
public speaking
spinal disorders
wine
exploring different cultures (countries visited: Argentina
Australia
Bahamas
Belgium
Botswana
Brazil
Cambodia
Canada
China
Cuba
Egypt
France
Germany
Guatemala
Ireland
Laos
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Mexico
Namibia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Singapore
Switzerland
Thailand
United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Uruguay
Vietnam).

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