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27th - 28th, April 2022
Virtual / Streaming

Practical strategies for enhanced leadership capability and career success


- Recognise your unique strengths as a Higher Ed leader
- Gain insight into alternative leadership styles that will enable you to maintain authenticity
- Identify different techniques that will aid strategic communication and relationships
- Develop skills for self-promotion and accelerated career progression


Dr Karen Whittingham

Karen is one of Australia’s leading executive management development specialists who has worked with thousands of executives to transition them into senior leadership roles quickly and effectively. She is an Organisational Psychologist passionate about people’s success and facilitating their careers to rise. She teaches Organisational psychology at UNSW and works with ASX listed companies and large public sector organisations to drive engagement, inclusion and performance.

Impact Psychology Pty Ltd


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Higher Education Women in Leadership Workshop

27 Apr - 28 Apr


Lead through rapid change

- The VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)

- Tertiary Education challenges in a VUCA world

- Management vs leadership - what makes you distinctive?


Confidence and authentic leadership 

- Gain ‘presence’ through building confidence and self-belief

- Understand your ‘career brand’

- Identify your key competencies, strengths and potential derailers as a leader


Develop self and others with “reflective leadership”

- Clarify the benefits of reflective practice in leadership

- Develop the skills and capacity for reflective practice

- Using reflective practice to influence the quality of the culture through the quality of relationships


Successful coaching and team development

- Explore four primary principles for managing performance 

- Provide both positive and negative feedback without disengaging

- Utilise coaching models for goal setting and performance management

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd


High level communication, influence and negotiation

- Develop your communication strategy - style, structure and substance

- Know your audience’s expectations 

- Effectively managing up and how important it is to do it differently


Conversations that build trust to communicate your vision 

- Communication skills to maximise influence

- Understand other people's motivations and emotions

- Manage emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships


Strategic thinking and career progression

- Skills and approaches in managing your executive presence 

- Position yourself for promotion - highlight your aptitude for leadership

- Maximise the value of building and maintaining new and existing networks 


Leading into the future

- Understand where you are in your career journey

- Establish your goals for leadership progression

- Create a personal leadership plan

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd



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