Peter Mellalieu’s profile summary on LinkedIn.

I have added links to my publications archived on Academia.edu to my LinkedIn profile, and revised my profile summary.

Peter Mellalieu is a creative designer and implementer of tertiary education and professional development programmes. Specifically, he focusses on developing the natural, unique strengths of innovators, intrapreneurs, entrepreneurs, strategists, and those who work in their teams. His distinctive role is contributing his flair for rapid learning, strategic insight, new venture team building, and ‘path-blazing’ new directions.

Peter’s early career as a bio-industrial engineer focussed on improving the long-term business perfomance of significant New Zealand agribusiness industries including dairy processing, apple and pear, and wheat. Following training in military engineering (best sapper!), diplomacy and public policy he later taught adventure-based team learning, entrepreneurship, and military strategy at Massey University.

His current development themes at Unitec Institute of Technology include: Coaching students to improve productivity and innovation through the ‘greening’ of business; Drawing lessons WITH exemplary IT-enabled new ventures; Deploying ‘Learning Analytics’ for rapid/early identification of failure prone and high performance students; and promoting the adoption of ‘Integrated Reporting’ (IR) strategic development frameworks.

Specialties: Business productivity improvement; Enterprise development; Strategic thinking; Strengths-based approaches to coaching; Personal and professional coaching of innovators, entrepreneurs, and strategists; Business case history writing; Transmedia production; Operations research; Learning Analytics; Programme evaluation and design; New pedagogy development and implementation.

In-country experience in southern Africa (Botswana), Belgium, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/petermellalieu

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Calon Lân by Fanau

Fanau perform the Welsh hymn ‘Calon Lân’ at the official opening of the ‘Mind Lab by Unitec’ partnership programme.

The words of ‘Calon Lân’ were written in the 19th century by Daniel James (23 January 1848 - 11 March 1920) to a tune by John Hughes (1872-1914). Although a hymn, the song has become a song also associated with Welsh rugby union, being sung before almost every Test match involving the Welsh national team (“Calon Lân,” 2014).

In this performance, ‘Fanua’ introduces two new singers, Foto Waqabaca (student) and Peter Mellalieu, associate professor of innovation and operations management. Foto and Peter join ‘Fanau’ foundation members Lynn John (Director), Chris Stoddard, Karl Martin, and, on drums, Menno Besseling. Before emmigrating to New Zealand, Peter grew up in South Wales singing in Llandaff Cathedral Choir and playing left wing in the Llandaff C/W Primary School.

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Peter Mellalieu in Llandaff Cathedral Choir, circa 1965.

Calon lân

Nid wy’n gofyn bywyd moethus,

Aur y byd na’i berlau mân:

Gofyn wyf am galon hapus,

Calon onest, calon lân.

Calon lân yn llawn daioni,

Tecach yw na’r lili dlos:

Dim ond calon lân all ganu

Canu’r dydd a chanu’r nos.

I don’t ask for a luxurious life,

the world’s gold or its fine pearls,

I ask for a happy heart,

an honest heart, a pure heart.

A pure heart full of goodness

Is fairer than the pretty lily,

None but a pure heart can sing,

Sing in the day and sing in the night.

Hear also:

Unitec Fanau sings “Ke Arona” at the Mind Lab by Unitec. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved June 12, 2014, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/88578333453/unitec-fanau-sings-ke-arona-at-the-mind-lab-by

Fanau Singers Playlist. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL27Aj98lQ6w4PladP8tghtdI4KtQ2gVPY

Reference

Calon Lân. (2014, June 11). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Calon_L%C3%A2n&oldid=612427197

Unitec Fanau sings ‘Ke Arona’ at the Mind Lab by Unitec 

Lynn John introduces the members of ‘Fanau’ at the public launch of the ‘Mind Lab by Unitec’ partnership programme.

Fanau perfom ‘Ke Arona’, a Xhosa resistance song. The arrangement is by Siphiwo Lubambo, formerly ANC Cultural Representative in Australia.

The Mind Lab by Unitec offers a new qualification for teachers giving them the skills and hands-on experience they need to deliver 21st century technology-based learning in their classrooms.

'Fanua' introduces two new singers, Foto Waqabaca (student) and Associate Professor Peter Mellalieu. Foto and Peter join 'Fanau' foundation members Lynn John (Director), Chris Stoddard, Karl Martin, and, on drums, Menno Besseling.

Hear also

Fanau Singers Playlist. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL27Aj98lQ6w4PladP8tghtdI4KtQ2gVPY

Further information

Introducing The Mind Lab by Unitec: 21st century technology-based learning. (2014, May 15). Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved June 12, 2014, from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/82725901481/introducing-the-mind-lab-by-unitec-21st-century

About The Mind Lab by Unitec. (n.d.). The Mind Lab. Retrieved from http://themindlab.com/about-us/

The Mind Lab. (n.d.). Facebook. Retrieved June 12, 2014, from https://www.facebook.com/themindlabnz

Beethoven’s “Adelaide” Opus 46, (circa 1795), performed by Peter Mellalieu and Dianne Harvey (piano).

Performed at Auckland Clef Music Club “Paint a Picture” concert programme.

Fickling Centre, Three Kings, Auckland.

20 May 2014 

D-Day 70th Anniversary: NZ Warbirds 1944-2014

On 6 June, 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history began, undertaken by the allied forces including the United States, Britain, and Canada. The invasion, commencing on what was code-named  D-Day, began with an amphibious landing preceded by an airborne assault and naval bombardment. 

The purpose of the invasion was to re-establish allied ground forces in western Europe, subsequently enabling the defeat of NAZI Germany in 1945 as allied Soviet forces joined from the east. (“Normandy landings,” 2014)

On June 1, 2014, NZ Warbirds and the NZ Military Reenactment Society conducted this re-enactment of one scene from the D-Day invasion. A Rolls-Royce Supermarine Spitfire joins the skies for the aerial assault along with several other historic airplanes and vehicles from WW-II.

Embedded with the invasion force, Peter “JXN” Mellalieu presents his newsreels from the first day of action.

Key event

From 4”45’: Spitfire executes “victory roll”.

Additional photographs

Mellalieu, P. J. (2014, June 8). D-Day 70th Anniversary: NZ Warbirds 1944-2014 [photograph album]. Zenfolio | Peter Mellalieu’s Zenfolio Photograph Albums. Retrieved June 8, 2014, from http://petermellalieu.zenfolio.com/p866161767

Technical notes

Video and images: Canon EOS 600.

Edited using iMovie.

Background theme music: iMovie

Outtrack: “Is my team ploughing”, composed by George Butterworth (12 July 1885 – 5 August 1916) on a poem by A. E. Housman (1859-1936). Sung by Peter Mellalieu, Auckland Lieder Group Inc, 2012.

Sound effects: SoundDogs.com. I must confess! My sound recording of the aeroplanes and battle scene was mostly inaudible due to a faulty connection between my Rode Shotgun microphone and Canon camera. I needed just four special effects tracks from SoundDog. Brilliantly authentic and cost effective. The sounds I used are Spitfire taxiing and takeoff sounds, a WWII battle, and an aerial dogfight.

New Zealand Warbirds

http://www.nzwarbirds.org.nz/

NZ Military Re-enactment Society

https://www.facebook.com/WW2MRS

Historical context

Animated Map: The D-Day Landings. (n.d.). BBC - History - World Wars. Retrieved June 3, 2014, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/wwtwo_map_d_day/index_embed.shtml

Bassett, A. (2014, June 3). D-Day: “There was nowhere to hide.” New Zealand Herald. Retrieved from http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11266241

D-Day - World War II. (n.d.). HISTORY.com. Retrieved June 3, 2014, from http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/d-day

D-Day and the Battle of Normandy: Your questions answered. (n.d.). D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery. Retrieved June 3, 2014, from http://www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/d-day/d-day-and-the-battle-of-normandy-your-questions-answered

D-Day Overview. (n.d.). National D-Day Memorial. Retrieved June 3, 2014, from http://www.dday.org/history/d-day-the-invasion/overview

Normandy landings. (2014, June 5). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Normandy_landings&oldid=611614004

Stone, A. (2014, May 31). WWII Kiwi airmen our “best and brightest.” New Zealand Herald. Retrieved from http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11264851

Further reading

“Is My Team Ploughing?” A.E. Housman, Introduction to Poetry (W). (n.d.). Retrieved from http://intropoetrylnicolosi.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/2014/02/10/is-my-team-ploughing-a-e-housman/

Guidance for writing a formal technical report

A formal technical report documents a comprehensive, well-justified set of recommendations focussed on resolving a well-defined business or technical issue. These references provide my selection of resources designed to help you understand the requirements for writing a professional, authoritative, and convincing technical report.

The ‘Introductory’ section provides a gentle entry to the topic of Formal Report Writing.

The ‘Advanced’ material provides more comprehensive explanation of the requirements.

The ‘Rubrics’ section provides guidelines about how a formal report will be evaluated by a teacher. My assessment rubric is here:

Mellalieu, P. J. (2014, May 27). Assessment Rubric for Operations Management Investigative Report. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11s-r-aOMVW6YHZ9gvFGEMO1iG5LqDtFnkYU0FEawfts/pubhtml

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Image source: U.S. - Canada Power System Outage Task Force. (2014). Final Report on the August 14th Blackout in the United States and Canada: Causes and Recommendations. Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS). Retrieved from http://certs.lbl.gov/certs-rtinakey-8142003.html

Introductory

Richardson, E., & Sang, Y. (n.d.-b). Reports. Study Guides, Study Toolbox, Unitec Institute of Technology. Retrieved May 22, 2014, from http://libguides.unitec.ac.nz/Reports

Baxamusa, B. N. (2011, October 6). How to Write a Formal Report. Buzzle. Retrieved May 22, 2014, from http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-to-write-a-formal-report.html

Writing technical reports. (2005, October 6). Retrieved May 22, 2014, from http://www.monash.edu.au/lls/llonline/writing/engineering/technical-report/index.xml

How To Write A Formal Report. (2011, March 28). 10 Dans. Retrieved from http://10dans.blogspot.co.nz/2011/03/since-ive-been-spending-past-week.html

Loescher, K. (n.d.). Formal Report Components [Slides]. McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved from http://faculty.mccombs.utexas.edu/kristie.loescher/Lecture%20Notes/FORMAL%20%20REPORT%20COMPONENTS.ppt

Richardson, E., & Sang, Y. (n.d.-a). Business Reports. Study Guides, Study Toolbox, Unitec Institute of Technology. Retrieved May 22, 2014, from http://libguides.unitec.ac.nz/BusinessReports

Report writing: Formal. (n.d.). Learning Innovations Hub, University of New England. Retrieved from http://www.une.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/13570/WE_Writing-a-formal-report.pdf

Advanced

Boone, K. (2010). How to write a technical report. Retrieved May 22, 2014, from http://kevinboone.net/howto_report.html

Bucinell, R. B. (n.d.). Formal Report Format for a Technical Investigation. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Union College. Retrieved from http://rbb.union.edu/Resources/FormalReport.htm

Reports writing guide. (2009). James Abela. Retrieved from http://www.jamesabela.co.uk/bus/ReportsWritingGuide.pdf

Assessment rubrics (Marking guidelines)

Mellalieu, P. J. (2014, May 27). Assessment Rubric for Operations Management Investigative Report. Retrieved from https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11s-r-aOMVW6YHZ9gvFGEMO1iG5LqDtFnkYU0FEawfts/pubhtml

Rubric for Written Technical Reports [ChE 432/433]. (2001). Volland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, Washington State University. Retrieved from http://www.che.wsu.edu/~millerrc/rubric.doc

Technical Report Evaluation Rubric. (n.d.). Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering. Retrieved from http://ecee.colorado.edu/~mathys/ecen2250/pdf/ReportRubric.pdf

Technical Report Rubric (Assessment of Written Communications). (n.d.). Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University. Retrieved from http://eng.auburn.edu/cheweb/rubrics/Technical_Report_Rubric.docx

Assessment weightings for an Assessment Rubric for Operations Management Investigative Report

Image: Mellalieu (2014, May)

Highly recommended book chapter

Zeegers, P., Deller-Evans, K., Egege, S., & Klinger, C. (2007b). Writing a report. In Essential Skills for Science and Technology (pp. 139–146). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://www.oup.com.au/titles/higher_ed/media_studies/9780195558319

Related: Executive Summaries and example reports

Mellalieu, P. J. (2013, October 3). Exemplars and guidance for writing a technical executive summary and report. Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/62931215234/exemplars-and-guidance-for-writing-a-technical

Related: Creating the A Plus Assignment

Mellalieu, P. (2013, March 15). Creating The A Plus Assignment: A Project Management Approach (Audio). Innovation & chaos … in search of optimality. Retrieved from http://pogus.tumblr.com/post/45403052813/this-audio-tutorial-helps-you-plan-out-the-time

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Image source: Abel, R. (2013, October 16). How is the IMS Learning Impact Report different than the Horizon Report? Learning Impact Blog. Retrieved from http://www.imsglobal.org/blog/?p=316

Education for enterprise at Ngā Kākano school: A case study for reducing youth disadvantage

In developed countries, the education divide between students with access and those without access to elite education providers has deepened. Students who have limited access to ‘elite’ education are at risk of joining a vicious circle of low educational outcomes, and displaying behaviours that make escape from poverty difficult.

The case study details the journey of a high school that embarked on a path to engage all of its students in ‘Education for Enterprise’ (E4E) as a curriculum foundation to help its students achieve educational outcomes that better position them for modern citizenship and promising career pathways.

The strategic change implemented by the school was informed by strategic audit and idealised design, but ultimately was pursued in an enterprising and opportunistic fashion. A distinctive teaching and learning environment is emerging combining indigenous (Māori), Western, and contemporary pedagogies: Te Kaupapa Ngā Kākano.

A paper prepared for, but not presented at: 59th Annual Conference: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Dublin, June 2014.

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Full paper available from:

Mellalieu, P. J., Vause, A., Coleman, E. B., & Kearns, N. (2014). Education for enterprise at Ngā Kākano school: A case study for reducing youth disadvantage. In 59th Annual Conference: Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. Dublin: International Council for Small Business (ICSB). Retrieved from https://www.academia.edu/7035898/Education_for_Enterprise_at_Nga_Kakano_School_A_Case_Study_for_Reducing_Youth_Advantage

Figure source:

Boven, R., Harland, C., & Grace, L. (2011). More ladders, fewer snakes: Two proposals to reduce youth disadvantage (No. Discussion Paper 2011/1). Auckland, N.Z.: The New Zealand Institute. Retrieved from http://www.nzinstitute.org/index.php/ownershipsociety/paper/more_ladders_fewer_snakes_two_proposals_to_reduce_youth_disadvantage?utm_campaign=More+ladders%2C+fewer+snakes%3A+Two+proposals+to+reduce+youth+disadvantage&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Mailout