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Cohort Programs

Program Date Facilitator
Catalyst From March - June 2017 Katheryn Curnow, Leed Consulting
Strategic Thinkers 2020 From May - September 2017 Tracy Maxted, The Missing Think


The University of SA is serious about the continual effort of supporting and developing women across the organisation and proud to offer two cohort programs in 2017 'Catalyst: for aspiring women leaders and women new to the leadership role' and 'Strategic Thinkers 2020'.  Cohort programs facilitate a learning journey for participants in a supportive environment fostering high degrees of trust, engagement and collegiality. Direct outcomes are the establishment of valuable, long term professional networks and the variety of learning methodologies introduced to develop capabilities of individual participants.

These programs are aligned to the University's Core Attributes, strategic direction and foster a supportive environment for women to learn and take the next step in their career and performance. Program structure for each of the cohorts are as four one-day or part-day workshops each a month apart with learning actions completed between each session.

Participants will be selected on the program based on the business case criteria set out in the nomination forms for each cohort.

Catalyst: for aspiring women leaders and women new to the leadership role - nominations close COB 17 February 2017

Underpinned by the philosophy that leadership is a state of mind, not a position. The program is designed for women who want to be outstanding leaders no matter where they sit in the organisational hierarchy. Target audience is women working in academic roles A-B and professional HEO levels 4-6. It is suggested that the prospective participants have at least five years' work experience, and a willingness to rise to the challenges the Program presents. 

Description

A nominated cohort program of women experiencing a series of four workshops in the early half of 2017. Commitment to all four sessions is fundamental. Full endorsement and sponsorship of participants HoS/Director is required.

Please note: participation in this program can be initiated by a 'self-selection' but must form part of your performance development conversation with your manager and only endorsed applications provided by managers will be considered.

Structure of the program will bring about and understanding of principles in:

Workshop dates and locations

Workshop 1 Monday 20 March 2017 101 Currie St, AU2-02 9.00am - 4.00pm
Workshop 2 Monday 10 April 2017 Magill, H2-12 9.00am - 4.00pm
Workshop 3 Monday 15 May 2017 Mawson Lakes, J1-05 9.00am - 4.00pm
Workshop 4 Monday 5 June 2017 101 Currie St, AU2-02 9.00am - 4.00pm

Nominations have closed.

Strategic Thinkers 2020 - nominations now closed

With a primary focus on developing women leaders of the future with an enterprise lens cultivating enterprise self, enterprise strategy, enterprise professional relationship, enterprise communication and enterprise innovation and creativity. Target audience is women working in academic roles B-D and professional staff HEO levels 7+. It is suggested that the prospective participants currently lead a team of people and are classified as already high potential demonstrating high degrees of personal ownership, drive and ambition.

Description

A nominated cohort program of women experiencing a series of five workshops in the middle of 2017, commitment to all five sessions is fundamental. Full endorsement and sponsorship of participants HoS/Director is required.

Please note: participation in this program can be 'self-selection' but must form part of your performance development conversation with your manager and only endorsed applications provided by managers will be considered.

This 5 part series will bring a cohort of academic and professional women together to:

Workshop dates and locations

Workshop 1 Friday 26 May 2017 101 Currie St, AU2-02 9.00am - 4.00pm
Workshop 2 Wednesday 21 June 2017 101 Currie St, AU2-02 9.00am - 12.45pm
Workshop 3 Wednesday 26 July 2017 101 Currie St, AU2-02 9.00am - 12.45pm
Workshop 4 Wednesday 23 August 2017 101 Currie St, AU2-02 9.00am - 12.45pm
Workshop 5 Friday 22 September 2017 101 Currie St, AU2-02 9.00am - 4.00pm

 

Please note, a small investment of $110+GST will be invoiced to the local area for a self-reflection report.

Nomination and application process - nominations have now closed

Please complete the following form and submit to womens.development@unisa.edu.au by no later than COB 10 April 2017.
Click here to download the Strategic Thinkers 2020 nomination form (PDF 273KB)


All applications will be reviewed and informed within 1 week of close off date
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Workshops

Women's Development workshops are aimed to provide women across the University the opportunity to build confidence and capacity, design careers strategically for success and to develop authentic leadership skills and influencing styles increasing representation of women in leadership positions. The 2017 series of workshops use external facilitators that bring the most recent research and development strategies in content giving those attending an edge.

Program Date Facilitator
Women applying to levels B or C for Academic Promotion Information Session Thursday 20 April Justene Knight &
Jane Booth
Women applying to levels D or E for Academic Promotion Information Session Friday 21 April Justene Knight &
Jane Booth
Ignite the passion - authentic leadership Friday 9 June Gemma Cunningham, Inkling Women
Building career confidence and capability Tuesday 4 July Anna Lee,
Leed Consulting
Creating an influential voice Friday 8 September Gemma Cunningham, Inkling Women
Career strategies, pave your own way Tuesday 26 September Hayley Lokan, Lokan Consulting
Women in leadership - Leading with Positive Impact Friday 28 July
Friday 17 November
Yda Grey,
HCI


Applying for academic promotion to levels B or C

Complementing the Academic Promotion Information Session for Academic Staff run under the Development Program for Academics this session provides academic women who are considering applying for academic promotion the opportunity to ask any further questions in a supportive and informed environment. This session has a specific focus on applying for level B or C.  

Please visit the Academic Promotion website for more information regarding the promotion process. 

Audience: Academic women levels A-B
Date: Thursday 20 April
Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm (2 hours)
Venue: AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street

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Need help registering your interest for a workshop? Visit the Online workshop registration guide

 

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Applying for academic promotion to levels D or E

Complementing the Academic Promotion Information Session for Academic Staff run under the Development Program for Academics this session is specifically for SENIOR academic women who are considering applying for academic promotion (to level D: Associate Professor or level  E: Professor) in the future.

This workshop is also useful for those academic women who are just not sure about applying for academic promotion to Level D or E but who would like to explore the option in a supportive and informed environment.

Please visit the Academic Promotion website for more information regarding the promotion process. 

Audience: Academic women levels C-D
Date: Friday 21 April
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm (2 hours)
Venue: AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street

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Ignite the passion - authentic leadership to motivate and lead others

This powerful works will help you to authentically motivate empower and engage others to create outstanding results individually and in teams.

Through the Ignite the passion workshop you will sharpen your ability to:

We will discuss how to best use your sharpened skills at the University, understanding how to manage the roadblocks and challenges and make the most of the opportunities.

Audience: Women HEO 7+ and academic leaders
Date: Friday 9 June
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm (7 hours)
Venue: AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street

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Need help registering your interest for a workshop? Visit the Online workshop registration guide

 

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Building career confidence and capability

If you have unfulfilled career goals, a sense that you're not achieving your professional potential or a feeling that others don’t notice it, no idea how to take the next step... Then this workshop is for you.

Providing you the opportunity to reflect on your level of confidence and knowing how to take that next step to get what you want out of your career, topics covered in this workshop will include:

Audience: all women
Date: Tuesday 4 July
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm (4 hours)
Venue: AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street

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Creating an influential voice

This impactful workshop has been designed to enable you to learn how to influence and persuade others to achieve outstanding outcomes, and become an invaluable leading voice within the University.

Through the Creating an influential voice workshop you will enhance your ability to:

We will discuss how to best use your sharpened skills at the University, understanding how to manage the roadblocks and challenges and make the most of the opportunities.

Audience: Women HEO 7+ and academic leaders
Date: Friday 8 September
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (7 hours)
Venue: AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street

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Need help registering your interest for a workshop? Visit the Online workshop registration guide

 

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Career strategies, pave your own way

Ever wished you could take time out to plan career success? ... Feel like you need to strategize for the future? ... Whether you feel like you need more direction in your future career or if you are just looking for the tools to explore your options, this workshop is for you!  This highly practical workshop with women within UniSA will help you build a personal career plan in a strategic format and provide clarity on the steps to start and achieve your plan. Research finds that engaging in early career planning can help women proactively manage their careers and advancement.  This workshop will take this approach and provide you with the skills and tools to plan your career goals and navigate through challenges you may face.  Ideal for women at any level wanting to plan for future success.

This workshop explores:
Career planning as a personal strategy

Understand where I am now

Identify my career goals and aspirations

Understand how I will get there and build that plan

Audience: all women
Date: Tuesday 26 September
Time: 9.30am - 3.00pm (5.5 hours)
Venue: AU2-02 Training Room, Level 2, 101 Currie Street

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Women in leadership - Leading with Positive Impact

A workshop designed for high level women in our institution looking to optimise their leadership and enterprise level influence.

This workshop will explore frameworks, strategies, guidelines and tools to drive enterprise success through diversity, inclusion and gender equity. With a focus on developing positive power through intentional leadership and influence to shift systemic inhibitors and being politically savvy.

The Leading with Positive Impact workshop will include objectives to:  

Audience: Senior women, Professional HEO 9+ and Academic C+ 
Date: Friday 17 November
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (7 hours)
Venue: H6-10, Level 6 Hawke Building, City West Campus

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Need help registering your interest for a workshop? Visit the Online workshop registration guide

 

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Learning Circles

The Women's Development Program is planning to pilot two key learning programs in 2018, it will see a group of women within the Whyalla and Mount Gambier Campuses attend a series of learning sessions fostering self-driven goals through peer mentoring. Each program will be supported by specific frameworks underpinned by an internal connection, working agendas and touch points to develop confidence and capability.

To build momentum and interest for next year's Leaning Circles we will be facilitating three Women's Development topics in one day in 2017.

For further information or enquiries about Mount Gambier or Whyalla, please contact Kirsty McAulay on 8302 2731. 

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Networking Events

The Womens Development Program is proud to host networking events throughout 2017 open to all women across the university. Aspiring to create a culture of women's networking that empowers a supportive, sponsorship and peer mentoring environment. Why not gather a group of women together and spend time listening to internal leaders share their insights and stories.

Program Date Event Type
'INSIGHT' Women's Career and Success Friday 24 March
9.30am - 11.30am
Panel member discussion
'CONNECT' career sponsor or mentor, or is it both...? Friday 20 October
2.15pm - 4.00pm
Presentation


'INSIGHT' Women's Career and Success, an all women morning tea discussion

Bringing a panel of leaders together to speak candidly about how they have created and continue to build a successful career. Hear about what that definition of success means to them and what is left to come.

Questions will be raised about career design and how to navigate the ever-changing contexts we work in. Learn what biases and challenges women face through career and life and build an understanding of what strategies these women have enacted to be successful in their chosen path.

Audience: All Women
Date: Friday 24 March 2017
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am (panel discussions start at 10am)
Venue: City West Campus Jeffrey Smart Forum (JS1-13)
Light morning tea will be provided
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Panel members

Irene Watson Natalie Hamood Tricia Karp
Professor Irene Watson, Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy of UniSA Mrs Natalie Hamood, Deputy Director: Human Resources of UniSA Ms Tricia Karp, Founder and Director: Wise Talk


'CONNECT' career sponsor or mentor, or is it both...?

Women's Development is holding a networking event on the difference between career sponsors and mentors and when, in a female's career, the two are best present to have an effect.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about what leading women like Sheryl Sandberg have to say about "forget about mentors - women need sponsors" and hear the strategies behind looking at these approaches to impact your career trajectory.

This event is open to all UniSA female staff, at any level from any campus. It will bring about an understanding of the sponsorship and mentoring approaches that create a pull of promotion and enhanced professional growth. It will identify the lever or levers you should be focusing on and will enable connected conversations with UniSA women.

With the University's focus on the Respect.Now.Always campaign and our SAGE Athena Swan accreditation project, it is a critical time to create a culture of women's networking that breaks barriers and myths through proactive responses. The Women's Development program has an aim to create an environment of sponsorship and mentoring plus we love to connect and share!

Hear from two high achieving women, expert in their fields and ask questions that will help you navigate these approaches contributing to your success and career.

Audience: All Women
Date: Friday 20 October
Time: 2.15pm - 4.00pm (keynotes start at 2.30pm and 3.00pm)
Venue: Mawson Lakes Campus, MC building, Level 1, Room 21.
Light afternoon tea will be provided
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Keynote Speakers

Gina Brooks Lesley Ward   
Ms Gina Brooks, Founder: Training x Design Associate Professor Lesley Ward, UniSA - School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences  

 

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Ted Talks

From time to time we need something that will distract us from negative mental maps or unproductive performance habits, both professionally and personally.  The 2017 Women's Development priorities highlight a desire to:

Aiming to enhance continual learning and awareness for our female workforce. A collection of motivational and insightful Ted Talks can be accessed below, I encourage you to take a look share with your colleagues.  If you find any further interesting Ted Talks or have an inspirational Ted Talk you would like to share, please email womens.development@unisa.edu.au

Leila Hoteit: 3 lessons on success from an Arab business women


Adam Galinsky: How to speak up for yourself


Mel Robbins: How to stop screwing yourself over


Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator


Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers


Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are


Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership


Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders


Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn't get


Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all "have it all"?


Susan Cain: The power of introverts


Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability


Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

 

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References

Useful references, resources and contact information relating to the Women's Development Program.

External Networking Groups

No matter where you sit in the organisations hierarchy there is a continual need to strategically develop your social, environmental and developmental networks. This strategy aids in you being exposed to new concepts, gaining sponsorship and mentorship and has a direct impact in how you go about achieving your goals. If you are looking for some guidance on the best networking group to join, please view the below websites or contact womens.developoment@unisa.edu.au we can assist your get a head start.

Please note: this reference is for those wanting to join an external networking group, any joining fee will need to be funded by the employee themselves. There are career networking groups aligned to professions, this list is just a start.

Title About More information
YWCA Adelaide's not for profit young women's leadership organisation. http://ywca.com.au/
Spence Club A unique networking group offering for high achieving young South Australian women and SA expatriates across a range of fields. http://spenceclub.com.au/
Behind Closed Doors A national network offering eight membership categories that promise to meet the diverse needs of women today. http://behindcloseddoors.com/
memberships/
Winnovation Stands for women in innovation and is a community of volunteer professionals striving to elevate South Australian innovative women. http://www.wit-sa.org/join
BPW Affiliated with BPW international they are a community group of women working to end gender inequity. https://www.bpw.com.au/What-is-BPW


Looking After Me

In the new age era, we all seem to busier than ever. There is so much research proving that women today carry heavier work, family and expectation loads than ever before. Taking time out to focus on your wellbeing is fundamental. If you don't know where to start, UniSA has a dedicated safety and wellbeing site http://w3.unisa.edu.au/safetyandwellbeing/IM_Wellbeing/wellbeing.asp. Alternatively discuss with your line manager, People, Talent & Culture representative or contact womens.development@unisa.edu.au.

Below are listed organisations that can help you learn the skills or find the motivation to focus on looking after you.

Please note: this reference is for those wanting to actively look at new skills to in looking after self, any joining fee will need to be funded by the employee themselves.

Title About More information
Lifeflow meditation Feel good inside and out, whether it be through meditation, mindfulness or a sanctuary, if you are looking to learn how to bring about calm wellbeing lifeflow can help. http://lifeflow.com.au/meditation-courses/in-workplaces-and-schools/


Registration Process

An exciting new online workshop registration process was developed in 2016 to assist in streamlining access, communication and approval. Follow these simple steps to register your interest. 

 

To assist staff in using the new system a video tutorial has been developed -  myHR online help guide.

Additional development initiatives offered by University of South Australia complement the women's development program and that of our staff, for more information visit http://w3.unisa.edu.au/staffdev/2.asp 



Resources

Core Attributes http://w3.unisa.edu.au/staffdev/resources/core_attributes.asp
Crossing the Horizon UniSA's strategic action plan 2013 - 2018 http://www.unisa.edu.au/About-UniSA/Strategic-action-plan-2013-2018/

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Contact

Kirsty McAulay, Consultant: Organisational Development
People Development and Performance
People, Talent & Culture
Email: Kirsty.McAulay@unisa.edu.au
Phone: (08) 08302 2731>

For general queries or workshop cancellations please contact:
womens.development@unisa.edu.au


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