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Leadership Skills for Scientists Workshop


21st - 22nd, May 2024 / Melbourne, AU

Overview


Enhance your effectiveness as a scientific leader in a complex and changing environment

• Develop and refine essential leadership skills
• Learn to communicate with clarity and impact
• Strategies to work effectively with different personality types
• Build process improvement and change management capability

Speakers


Dr Desley Lodwick

From coding in the 70s to becoming the Managing Director of a global IT company, Desley has had first-hand experience of the challenges faced in leadership roles; the barriers that hold people back and the conditions that create success. With a PhD in Leadership Development, Coaching and Cultural Change, Desley masterfully connects research and ideas to ease the challenges of work in ways that make a difference.

Executive Director
Aberrant Learning

Agenda


Workshop

Strengthen your leadership skills for sustained operational success

- Understand the big picture in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world

- Understand the difference between technical and adaptive problems

- Adapt your communication skills for leading in a VUCA environment

- Develop the counterintuitive skills needed for dealing with complex challenges, wicked problems and dilemmas

 

Lead strategic change as a scientific leader 

- Create a vision and learn to guide team culture 

- Collaborate across teams to drive new initiatives and face complex challenges

- Develop your skills for strategy formation and implementation

- Improve the way critical information is delivered, presented and understood

 

Develop your communication skills to achieve influence

- Understand and adapt to the different ways individuals make sense of the world

- Develop your one-on-one communication skills to improve relationships

- Increase your EQ to better connect and communicate with diverse teams 

 

Resolve conflict and tackle challenging situations 

- Break down negative perceptions between scientists and technicians to increase workplace harmony

- Strategies to identify and tactically address toxic workplace behaviours 

- Techniques for effective conflict resolution in difficult or complex scenarios

- Navigate challenging scenarios - difficult decision-making in a political environment

  • Dr Desley Lodwick Executive Director Aberrant Learning

Workshop

Leadership in a STEM organisation

- Explore what is different in a STEM organisation and its implications for how to lead 

- Explore the limitations of personal leadership mastery

- Learn how systems thinking can help with facing resistant and persistent problems

- Facilitate cross-functional communication to break down silos and broaden perspectives

  

Effective communication skills to liaise with key stakeholders

- Write scientific reports accommodating different stakeholders’ communication styles

- Collaborate with policy and other external teams to build beneficial partnerships

- Effectively communicate technical outcomes to key non-scientific stakeholders

 

Tools to become deliberately developmental to realise organisational potential

- Understand different sense-making capabilities 

- Gain insight into your immunity to change

- Learn to use errors and vulnerabilities to facilitate personal and organisational growth

- Build team culture and embed support structures into daily fabric of working life

 

 Drive productivity through engagement and innovation

- Inspire creative thinking and produce new ideas

- Build an environment conducive to innovation and creativity in the workplace

- Identify team motivators to increase productivity and engagement in the laboratory or technical environment

  • Dr Desley Lodwick Executive Director Aberrant Learning

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Venue


Cliftons Melbourne

Level 1, 440 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

+61 3 9993 9999

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