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25th - 26th, February 2020
Melbourne, AU

Practical strategies for enhanced leadership capability & career success


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 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


- Recognise your key unique strengths as a Higher Ed leader
- Understand how to exercise leadership & the impact it has upon others
- Generate a professional network of sponsors & mentors to maximise your professional opportunities
- Develop skills for self-promotion & accelerated career progression


Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Higher Education Women's Leadership Workshop

25 Feb - 26 Feb

Lead through rapid change

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

- Higher 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

- Establish 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 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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