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The 8th National Higher Women s Leadership Summit 2016 Key Strategies and Practical Insights for Women s Leadership and Career Development within Higher FEATURED SPEAKERS Professor Pascale Quester Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) University of Adelaide Professor Pip Pattison Deputy Vice-Chancellor () University of Sydney Professor Ian Jacobs Vice-Chancellor University of New South Wales Professor Monique Skidmore Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) University of Queensland Kimberly M. Goff-Crews Secretary and Vice President, Student Life Yale University Professor Andrew McAuley Deputy Vice-Chancellor Southern Cross University Professor Brigid Heywood Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) University of Tasmania Professor Shirley Alexander Deputy Vice-Chancellor ( and Students) University of Technology Sydney Professor Robyn McGuiggan Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Strategy and Engagement and Head of Cairns Campus James Cook University Karen Haywood Executive Director, Monash HR Monash University Professor Martina Möllering Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts Macquarie University Professor Lyn Griffiths Executive Director, IHBI Queensland University of Technology Professor Deborah Hodgson Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) University of Newcastle Professor Paul Kofman Dean and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce University of Melbourne Professor Paul Pickering Dean, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Australian National University Dr Laura-Anne Bull Pro Vice-Chancellor University of South Australia Professor Catherine MacKenzie Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) University of New England Professor Sarah Todd Vice President (Global) Griffith University Susan Eichorn Freelance al Leader University of Notre Dame Professor Kim Walker CEO and Founder Kim Walker Pty Ltd, Business Growth Plus+ Athena Vongalis-Macrow Founding Director Womenleadershiplab MEDIA PARTNER 2016 Theme: Visions of Success Pre-Summit Workshop 22 August 2016 Summit 23 & 24 August 2016 Post-Summit Workshop 25 August 2016 Novotel Darling Harbour, Sydney EXPLORE Create powerful visions of success Develop everlasting relationships with like-minded individuals in Higher Hear inspirational stories of achievement and success from accomplished leaders in Higher Discover techniques for transitioning into senior roles EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS Book & Pay by 13 May 2016 to receive an additional Value Plus Discount! Phone: Fax: Booking Code - Q Pre-Summit Workshop 22 August Maximising Leadership Potential: Developing the Skills and Strategies for Authentic Leadership In order to advance into the highest levels of your organisational structure, a refined and authentic leadership suite of skills that complements your existing technical expertise is an imperative. These skills are needed to effectively navigate complex environments and manage people with an authentic leadership style. Whilst this tailored skillset will naturally develop with your vision of success as your ambitions change, its foundation will cement your professional potential. Academics and STEM professionals face many complex obstacles and modifications to the scope and impact of their roles. Authentic and effective leaders are able to set themselves apart in their management skills, technical expertise, and in their vision to engage at the strategic level. Influential leaders must also possess the ability to maintain powerful positive relationships and motivate others to ensure that strategic directions and outcomes are met. Create a strong foundation of unique skills and strategies in this interactive workshop to prepare you for career advancement and leadership authenticity. This hands-on workshop is specifically designed to equip aspiring leaders with practical techniques and strategies needed to develop an authentic leadership style. Participants will also learn to manage teams effectively and form the basis of your vision of success. Authentic and confident leadership Developing self-awareness in your leadership style Investing in the relevance and importance of soft skills Adapting to change and leading innovation Leadership development as a path for career advancement Career planning and goal setting Identifying steps necessary to transition from specialist to leader Strategies for accelerated career progression Relationship management and strategic communication Build rapport and prioritise key relationships Strengthen interpersonal communication to influence those around you Anticipating different leadership styles and navigating different personalities Maximising your leadership effectiveness Learning to manage people under stress Dealing with difficult situations and challenges that arise Effective conflict resolution Expert Facilitator: Susan Eichorn Freelance al Leader University of Notre Dame WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Registration Session One Morning Tea Session Two Lunch Session Three Afternoon Tea Session Four 4.30 Close of Workshop TEAM BOOKINGS AVAILABLE %DISCOUNT 15%DISCOUNT 20%DISCOUNT All WILMA Members receive 10% off the Sign up today at Phone: Fax: SPONSOR TODAY! Limited sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available. For your chance to brand yourself as a market leader, please call: or Developing the Vital Skills and Resilience to Enhanc Day One 23 August Theme: Visions of Success We talk a lot about leadership and success, but what does success really mean to you? What does it look like? The vision of success is different for everybody, it may change as you grow and develop, both professionally and personally. What were you striving for when you started out on your leadership journey, and how did it end up looking? We have invited some of Australia s most influential and inspiring leaders to reflect on their own personal vision for success, how it has changed and developed with them, and what are their insights and advice for turning that vision into a reality Registration and Morning Coffee Official Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair OPENING KEYNOTE CASE STUDY There is no one-size-fits-all in this game! - Defining success in your own terms Too often, we simply allow others to define what success should look like. Leaders should aim to match their own expectations, not the expectations of others. So how does one define success? For Professor Pascale Quester, it means becoming realistic about what is possible and what not to pursue. In this exciting opening keynote session, Professor Pascale Quester will explore: How the key to success is self-determination Choosing one s goals for the future Prioritising the necessary tasks and allowing for failures along the way Professor Pascale Quester Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) University of Adelaide Questions and Discussion CASE STUDY Transforming a vision into a reality - A successful leadership vision An idea is just an idea until it is put into action. Leaders in Higher must be able to turn their ideas into successful results for the University. Monique will explore what is required to create an impact as a leader with a vision. Discuss: Determining a plan of action for your vision How to create a reality that connects with your vision Impactful leadership techniques Professor Monique Skidmore Deputy Vice- Chancellor (International) University of Queensland Questions and Discussion Morning Tea EXPERT COMMENTARY Finding your authentic leadership style Authentic leaders build meaningful workplace relationships underpinned by conversation, vulnerability and emotional awareness. As well as this, authentic leaders are aware of their strengths and how weaknesses are opportunities for growth and learning. Susan realises the value of staying true to your values and how constant self-reflection can help to develop your authentic leadership style for success, career growth and a healthy, happy work life. She will explore: PLUS TWO WORKSHOPS! Plus Two Separately Bookable Full-Day Workshops on 22 & 25 August 2016 The power of conversation and vulnerability to enhance workplace relationships How an understanding of your personal brand can help further your career Techniques for identifying your strengths and weaknesses Strategies for translating self-reflection into successes Susan Eichorn Freelance al Leader University of Notre Dame Questions and Discussion CASE STUDY The pursuit of excellence A successful vision for leaders in Higher requires excellence in learning, teaching, scholarship, and transparency, and accountability in governance. As a Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor MacKenzie s role is to create transparent and accountable structures, provide opportunities for students and staff to excel, and ensure that the University remains focused on excellence. In this session, she will explore: How to make your critical thought flourish Creating your own successes Transforming your visions into a reality Professor Catherine MacKenzie Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) University of New England Questions and Discussion Networking Lunch INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION Managing commitments, workloads and personal life in Higher In Higher, finding the appropriate balance between your workload and personal life seems to be a never-ending quest. With the amount of research, development, planning, and external relations that your role may entail, this balance may seem impossible. In order to get a handle on your long To-Do list and stay positive while doing so, it is vital to manage your commitments, workloads and personal life effectively. This interactive panel will explore: Practical techniques for managing your time effectively Setting goals around your values Maintaining a healthy lifestyle Professor Paul Pickering Dean, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Australian National University Karen Haywood Executive Director, Monash HR Monash University Professor Sarah Todd Vice President (Global) Griffith University Professor Andrew McAuley Deputy Vice-Chancellor Southern Cross University Professor Paul Kofman Dean and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce University of Melbourne Dr Laura-Anne Bull Pro Vice-Chancellor University of South Australia Professor Martina Möllering Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts Macquarie University CASE STUDY Leading with confidence as a female in Higher Having confidence is extremely important for leaders, especially as a female in a male-dominated environment. VALUE PLUS DISCOUNT Receive up to $400 off registration if you register and pay by 13 May 2016 e Leadership Capabilities A confident leader is able to empower others, as well as make them feel confident in their own abilities. Professor Robyn McGuiggan displayed her confidence in leadership and has moved from Pro Vice-Chancellor to Deputy Vice-Chancellor at James Cook University. In this session, she will explore: Advice for maintaining confidence in your own abilities and others How confidence empowers team members to excel Tips for building your self-assurance in uncertain times Professor Robyn McGuiggan Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Strategy and Engagement and Head of Cairns Campus James Cook University Questions and Discussion Afternoon Tea CASE STUDY Challenging the culture of leadership Taking the step up into senior leadership roles in Higher presents a number of unique obstacles, and aspiring women leaders can often encounter additional systemic and cultural challenges. Especially during times of adversity, it is important for leaders to maintain positivity and confidence within themselves and their teams. Professor Deborah Hodgson will outline some of the particular challenges facing females in Higher, and discuss strategies for maintaining enthusiasm and self-assurance in the workplace. She will explore: Developing a leadership culture Mentorship vs sponsorship Confronting the challenges Professor Deborah Hodgson Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) University of Newcastle Questions and Discussion CASE STUDY A successful leadership journey from the Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs is the President and Vice-Chancellor of UNSW Australia. He has led a distinguished career both as leader in Higher and leading researcher in the field of women s health. He has held senior academic positions both in Britain and Australia, and over the past 30 years has led research in ovarian cancer screening as the principal investigator for Cancer Research UK, the PROMISE (Prediction of Risk of Ovarian Malignancy Screening and Early Detection) programme, and the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). Furthermore, in 2005 he established the Uganda Women s Health Initiative, which conducts a series of projects in Uganda including a cervical screening programme. In this session, Professor Jacobs will share: His journey as a leading researcher in women s health and Higher How his experiences have defined his career The role that his experience has had on his leadership development Professor Ian Jacobs Vice-Chancellor University of New South Wales Questions and Discussion 4.30 Concluding Remarks from the Chair NETWORKING RECEPTION Make the most of your Liquid Learning experience, join us to network over complimentary canapés and drinks Day Two 24 August Morning Coffee Opening Remarks from the Chair Masterin OPENING CASE STUDY (VIA VIDEO LINK) A successful vision from overseas - Yale University As the Secretary and Vice President of Yale University, Kimberly M. Goff-Crews is focused on enhancing diversity and improving the retention rate for women worldwide. In this interactive live video session from overseas, she will discuss the value that women bring to Universities. Explore: An overseas perspective on women in leadership Improving the overall experience for women in Higher Techniques for enhancing retention rates for women Kimberly M. Goff-Crews Secretary and Vice President, Student Life Yale University Questions and Discussion CASE STUDY Maintaining innovation and high performance within teams Any workplace can be innovative with the assistance of the right leadership. Creating an innovative environment inspires team members to continuously develop new ideas and enables high performance. A highly innovative University will be able to increase staff morale, productivity and engagement. Professor Shirley Alexander will offer practical advice for unleashing and stimulating an innovative environment. Explore: Helpful techniques for breaking out of old comfortable habits and encouraging innovation in your University Tips for high productivity and transforming your ideas into reality Learn how innovation can lead to high performance Professor Shirley Alexander Deputy Vice- Chancellor ( and Students) University of Technology Sydney Questions and Discussion Morning Tea EXPERT COMMENTARY Powerful leadership tool-kit for women in Higher Leaders that are able to develop powerful leadership skills will be able to inspire and drive visions of success towards the Universities future. Knowing your power and how to use it can enhance your capacity to influence others to change their behaviour. Your influence is personal, social and structural. Any leader that is able to master the power of influence in their leadership will build and achieve success. With 10 years of experience in Higher, Athena has since formed her own company that draws on the best research to inform women and leadership. She will explore: Ways of understanding power and leadership How you identify and use your power Practical advice for influencing positively Athena Vongalis-Macrow Founding Director Womenleadershiplab SUPER SAVER DISCOUNT Receive up to $300 off registration if you register and pay by 24 June 2016 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT Receive up to $150 off registration if you register and pay by 22 July 2016 g the Tools to Overcome Barriers and Become a Leader of Influence Questions and Discussion CASE STUDY Career Development in the Higher Sector Leaders must recognise the talents of their team and be committed to developing their capabilities and skills for their future. Aiming to fully develop your leadership capabilities will enable you to maximise your leadership potential in Higher. In this session, Professor Griffiths will cover: Building research capabilities Techniques for successful career development Maintaining a healthy leadership style Professor Lyn Griffiths Executive Director, IHBI Queensland University of Technology Questions and Discussion Networking Lunch CASE STUDY Breaking out of your comfort zone and taking that leap Many leaders have the ability to move beyond their comfort zone, but are held back from making significant leaps by a fear of the unknown. Acquiring senior level success requires taking chances outside of your comfort zone. After 37 years in Melbourne, Professor Pattison took that leap and took over as Deputy Vice-Chancellor,, at the University of Sydney. In this exciting session, she will dive into: The challenges associated with making that leap towards success How stepping outside of your comfort zone leads to leadership growth Seizing the right opportunities Professor Pip Pattison Deputy Vice-Chancellor () University of Sydney Questions and Discussion CASE STUDY Strategies for facilitating effective lines of communication Communication is without a doubt, one of the most powerful tools needed to thrive in Higher. It is imperative in a leadership role to be able to communicate with not only words, but with actions as well. Words can easily get lost in translation, which can lead to misunderstanding and frustration. In this session, Professor Heywood will explore: Improving communication in the workplace Building solid relationships Adapting authentic communication Professor Brigid Heywood Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) University of Tasmania Questions and Discussion Afternoon Tea INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE Future opportunities and visions of success for Women in Higher As Kim brings the Summit to a close, she will summarise the key take-aways from the conference, reflecting on the future visions of success in Higher. Participants will be asked to brainstorm solutions to common challenges faced in their own situation and prioritise the factors that they believe will have the biggest impact on their personal performance as a leader. This discussion will explore: The most valuable lessons learned from the Summit Further insight into the challenges facing women in Higher What are your new visions of success? Professor Kim Walker CEO and Founder Kim Walker Pty Ltd, Business Growth Plus Concluding Remarks from the Chair and Summit Close ABOUT THE EVENT Despite the fact that women comprise more than half the academic and corporate staff in the Australian Higher workforce, their representation steadily declines among the ranks of the most senior leaders. While significant progress has been made in recent times to redress the balance, women are still facing challenges when it comes to accessing the upper echelons of the Higher sector. The 8th National Higher Women s Leadership Summit 2016 is the premier event for leaders in the sector, and seeks to provide practical solutions and inspiration for women seeking to improve their leadership impact and potential in this unique environment. Women who have navigated their way to the top level will offer advice and inspirational stories about the defining moments within their career. The event will equip delegates with practical ideas and the requisite tools to attain personal career goals and develop their leadership journey. WHO WILL ATTEND Advocates, Decision Makers and Emerging Leaders in Higher in academic, senior management and governance positions including: Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Pro Vice- Chancellors Deans, Heads of School, Faculty Heads Professors, Associate Professors Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, Senior Officers / Management / University Governance Equity / Diversity and Inclusion Gender / Women s Studies Women s Leadership Program Managers Workf
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