Sunday 2 June

From 4:00pmRegistration
6:00pmWelcome Drinks
7:00pmBarbecue Dinner
The Future of Work
Rita Cincotta, Independent Consultant, Non-Executive Director and Chair, People and Culture Committee, Peninsula Health, and Director, Human Dimensions

DAY ONE: Monday 3 June

Setting the Leadership Context

8:50amProgram Launch, Welcome, and Introductions
Mrs Linda Adnyana, Director, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Curtin University, and Chair of the Professional WATTLE Program 2019 Organising Committee
9:00amWelcome to Country
Wadawurrung Ceremony
9:30amWomen in Innovation – Powered by Design Factory Melbourne
An interactive workshop that introduces the principles of design thinking through a mini design challenge
Tiina Tuulos, Innovation Coach and Lecturer, Design Factory Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology
Pauliina Mattila, Coach and Lecturer, Design Factory Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology
11:00amMorning Tea
11:30amOptimising this Leadership Experience 
Program Facilitator, Brianne Johnstone
1:30pmPanel Discussion – Strategic Leadership in Academia – The Context
Panel Chair: Professor Tania Broadley, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University
Aileen Loi, Faculty General Manager, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
Amanda Flouch, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte
Elizabeth Capp, Head of Campus, La Trobe University, Shepparton
3:00pmAfternoon Tea
3:30pmStrategic Leadership in Academia – The Roles 
A Day in the Life of a Senior Leader 
Naomi Dempsey, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students), Victoria University
4:30pmReflection and Review
5:00pmProgram Break
6:00pmDrinks and Dinner

DAY TWO: Tuesday 4 June

Leadership and Career Development

8:50amWelcome and Overview
9:00amEmbracing Values and Personal Power 
Program Facilitator, Brianne Johnstone
9:30amManaging Stress and Burnout
Professor Michael Leiter, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, School of Psychology, Faculty of Health, Deakin University
10:30amMorning Tea
11:00amAn Intelligent Career:
Taking Ownership of your Work and Your Life
Professor Julia Richardson, Curtin University
11:45amPersonal Branding
Professor Simone Taffe, Communication Design, Swinburne University of Technology
1:30pmPersonal Branding – continued
Professor Simone Taffe, Communication Design, Swinburne University of Technology
3:00pmAfternoon Tea
3:30pmSponsorship: Critical to Women’s Career Development and Success
Dr Jennifer de Vries, Organisational Consultant, Gender Researcher and Strategist
5:00pmProgram Break
6:00pmDrinks and Dinner
Special Guest:
Dr Jennifer de Vries

DAY THREE: Wednesday 5 June

Leading and Managing Change

8:50amWelcome and Overview
9:00amManaging Change – Transformation, Communication, Negotiation, and Strategic Intervention
Michele Martin, Co-creator, The Data Experience, Swinburne University of Technology
9:45amFacilitated Discussion
Program Facilitator, Brianne Johnstone
10:30amMorning Tea
11:00amThe Zen of Leadership 
Tracey Slatter, Manging Director, Barwon Water
12:00pmPre-lunch break
1:30pmManaging Change – An Action Plan
Program Facilitator, Brianne Johnstone
2:30pmAfternoon Tea
3:00pmProgram Break
A mid-program opportunity to relax and rejuvenate 
6:00pmDrinks and Dinner
Special Guest:
Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor and President, La Trobe University, and Male Champion of Change 

DAY FOUR: Thursday 6 June

Communication & Building Resilience

8:50amWelcome and Overview
9:00amPanel Discussion – Inclusive Leadership
Panel Chair: Anna Song, Senior Advisor, Diversity and Inclusion at Department of Jobs, Precincts, and Regions, Victorian Government
Bambi Price, Co-Founder at StudentPartnerships, and Director, Tron Systems
Dr Janine Pickering, Senior Management Consultant, Consulting & Implementation Services, and ‘Pracademic’, Swinburne University of Technology
10:30amMorning Tea
11:00amPanel Discussion – Communicating in an Academic Environment and Managing Stakeholders
Panel Chair: Professor Sarah Russell, Group Leader, Cancer Immunology Program, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Group Leader, Cell Biology Laboratory, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology
Jessie Mitchell, Manager, South and Southeast Asia, International Engagement, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government
Professor Louise Johnson, Professor of Australian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University
Professor Peter Hodgson, Vice President Industry Engagement, Innovation and Commercialisation, Deakin University
1:30pmMindfulness in the Workplace
Program Facilitator, Brianne Johnstone
2:30pmBuilding Resilience for Leadership
Maxine Driscoll, Founder & Visionary, Think Strategic – A 21st Century Leadership Consultancy
3:30pmAfternoon Tea
4:00pmReflection and Action Planning
Program Facilitator, Brianne Johnstone
4:45pmProgram Break
6:00pmClosing Dinner
The Biggest Mistakes Women Make in Advancing Their Careers
Sonia Pechner, Executive Director, Academic Search International

DAY FIVE: Friday 7 June

Leadership in Action

8:50amWelcome and Overview
9:00amNavigating Organisational Politics
Kean Selway, Chief Operating Officer, Deakin University
9:45amNavigating Organisational Politics
Program Facilitator, Brianne Johnstone
10:30amMorning Tea
11:00amWhere to From Here?
Transforming Knowledge into an Action Plan 
Program Facilitator, Brianne Johnstone
11:45amProgram Review and Farewell
Program Facilitator, Brianne Johnstone
1:30pmProgram Close