Welcome: Sunday 25 November

From 4:00pmRegistration
6:00pmWelcome Drinks
7:00pmBarbecue Dinner
Special Guests
Professor Sarah Leberman, Professor of Leadership, School of Management, Massey University, Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa, and founding member of the
NZWiL Programme
Professor Duncan Bentley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Swinburne University of Technology

DAY ONE: Monday 26 November

Setting the Leadership Context

9:00amProgram Launch, Welcome, and Introductions
Professor Rosemary Stockdale, Head of the Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, and member of the Wattle Steering Committee
Professor Sarah Leberman, Professor of Leadership, School of Management, Massey University, Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa, and founding member of the NZWiL Programme
10:15amOptimising this Leadership Experience
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amKeynote Address
Professor Jane den Hollander AO, Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University
1:30pmMy Zig-Zag Pathway to Science Leadership
Professor Jenny Graves FAA AO, Distinguished Professor, Ecology, Environment and Evolution, School of Life Sciences, and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, La Trobe University
2:30pmStrategic Leadership in Academia – Leadership Roles in Universities
The University Environment and How Universities Work
Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Co-Chair, Universities Australia Executive Women’s Group and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), La Trobe University
3:30pmAfternoon Tea
4:00pmStrategic Leadership in Academia – A Day in the Life of a Senior Leader
Professor Kay Latham, Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching, School of Science Cluster, RMIT University
5:00pmProgram Break
6:00pmDrinks and Dinner
Influential Leadership
Special Guests
Ms Sam Hannah-Rankin
Director, Public Sector Innovation, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government
Lord Mayor Sally Capp
City of Melbourne

DAY TWO: Tuesday 27 November

Leadership and Career Development

8:50amWelcome and Overview
9:00amLeadership Development – Embracing Values and Personal Power
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
10:30amMorning Tea
11:00amCareer Advancement – Making Choices and Overcoming Obstacles
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
11:45amCareer Progression – Good Management or Good Luck?
Dr Leonie Walsh FTSE, Board Chair, Centre for New Energy Technologies, Founder and Director, Productive Management Solutions, and former Victorian Lead Scientist, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources (2013–2016)
1:30pmPersonal Branding
Associate Professor Simone Taffe, Communication Design, Swinburne University of Technology
2:15pmProgram Facilitator, Lisa Baker
3:00pmAfternoon Tea
3:30pmLeadership Development – A Personal Story
Dr Wafa El-Adhami, Executive Director, Science in Australia Gender Equity
4:30pmReflection and Review
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
5:00pmProgram Break
6:00pmDrinks and Dinner
Panel Discussion – Male Champions of Change
Panel Sponsor (via recorded message): Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor and President, La Trobe University
Panel Chair: Mr James Fazzino, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, La Trobe University, and Chairman, Manufacturing Australia
Professor Swee Mak, Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Capability, Research and Innovation, RMIT University
Mr Paul Bolton, General Manager – Enterprise Sales, Telstra

DAY THREE: Wednesday 28 November

Leading and Managing Change

8:50amWelcome and Overview
9:00amManaging Change – Transformation, Communication, Negotiation, and Strategic Intervention
Professor Lisa Farrell, Department of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University
9:45amManaging Change – Our Relationship with Change
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
10:30amMorning Tea
11:00amPersonal Story of Leading Through Change
Professor Karen Hapgood, Executive Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University
11:45amManaging Change – An Action Plan
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
1:30pmIntegrating Work, Family, and Self
Professor Anne Bardoel, Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
2:30pmAfternoon Tea
3:00pmProgram Break
Choice of relaxing afternoon activities
6:00pmDrinks and Dinner
Panel Discussion – Diversity
Panel Chair: Dr Bree Gorman, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Diversity and Inclusion, Deakin University
Dr Wafa El-Adhami, Executive Director, Science in Australia Gender Equity
Ms Tara Waller, Diversity Manager, Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning, Victorian Government
Ms Rana Hussain, Diversity Coordinator, Richmond Football Club

DAY FOUR: Thursday 29 November

Research and Communication Strategies

8:50amWelcome and Overview
9:00amKeeping Your Research Profile as You Move into Leadership Positions
Professor Virginia Kilborn, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology
9:45amDisseminating Your Research to the Public
Ms Lisa Watts, CEO & Executive Director, The Conversation
10:30amMorning Tea
11:00amLeadership in Research – A Personal Story
Professor Cordelia Selomulya, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University
11:45amDeveloping Your Research Strategy – Action Planning
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
1:30pmResearch and Communication
Professor Linley Lord, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Curtin Singapore, Curtin University
Via video link
2:30pmWhat I Wish I Knew
Ms Samantha Krajina, Geelong Women in Business
3:30pmAfternoon Tea
4:00pmVisibility and Navigating Organisational Politics
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
5:15pmProgram Break
6:00pmGala Dinner
The Biggest Mistakes Women Make in Interviews
Ms Sonia Pechner, Executive Director, Academic Search International

DAY FIVE: Friday 30 November

Leadership in Action

8:50amWelcome and Overview
9:00amBuilding Resilience for Leadership
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
9:45amExercising Leadership – A Leadership Story
Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor, Federation University
10:30amMorning Tea
11:00amWhere to From Here?
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
Transforming Knowledge into an Action Plan
12:00pmProgram Review and Farewell
Program Facilitator, Lisa Baker
1:30pmProgram Close