Victoria Herrington








Sep 2018 - May 2020

Dr Victoria Herrington is the Director Knowledge at the Australian Institute for Police Management (AIPM), a national common police service and peak body for public safety leadership development in Australia and New Zealand.

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Posted by: on April 15, 2019

Opportunity knocks at the W20

It is a truism in any professional development that it isn’t what you do in class that counts, it’s what you do between classes that matters. For most on the EMBA the space between classes is fraught catching up at work after a full-on week in Oxford, reconnecting with family and friends who feel increasingly […]

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Posted by: on March 11, 2019

“It has to be a loose fit”

January in Oxford can be bleak for an Australian. While friends lounge about in endless 30 degree C+ sunshine, I am standing on a snow-covered corner in Oxford, suitcase in my hand, and finding it hard to dislodge the Velvet Underground’s earworm Sweet Jane. Like Lou Reed’s protagonist, I’m feeling a little out of place, […]

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Posted by: on December 19, 2018

Lost and found in India

I was last in Mumbai 16 years ago. Then a weary, penniless, backpacker at the end of a two- and half-year stint wandering the globe: like most twenty-somethings getting lost and enjoying the process of finding myself. This time I was in Mumbai with 70 of my favourite people – EMBA S18 – for module […]

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Posted by: on November 21, 2018

There is nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it will be a butterfly

I like to think that Buckminster Fuller and I would have been friends. Fuller once said that “there is nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it will be a butterfly”, beautifully illustrating the challenge – and opportunity – of complexity. The butterfly emerges as the result of a complex interplay between systems. It is […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2018

“Congratulations. You made it.”

“Congratulations. You made it.” These were the opening words from Associate Dean Kathy Harvey on the first day of our first module on the Oxford Executive MBA. Before her were 70 eager faces, drawn from almost as many professions, and hailing from all corners of the globe. We were EMBA September 2018. We were finally […]

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