After completing the course, you will know how to:
- understand your personal leadership style and leadership preferences
- leverage your natural strengths to effectively engage and inspire others
- challenge assumptions and navigate barriers to your progression or to effective leadership
- think and act in politically-savvy way, and lead change in clinical settings
- think strategically and positively communicate with and influence others
- build your personal resilience and improve your personal wellbeing
- identify and counter gender specific career de-railers
- navigate gender dynamics and biases.
Professor Polly Parker
Polly is a Professor in leadership and human resource management and Director of Education at UQ Business School. She has established a national and international reputation in the fields of career management and development, peer coaching, leadership development, and human resource development.
Active in the area of women’s leadership and leadership development, Polly was a member of the steering committee and a presenter at CEDA’s inaugural Women in Leadership Program, and delivers UQ Business School Executive Education’s women-leadership courses, including Leadership for Executive Women and Leadership for Senior Executive Women's.
Polly has developed systematic and coherent research programs around the themes of peer coaching, career and leadership development, and intelligent career management. Her research is widely published in leading ERA-A* publications, including Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Journal of Organization Behaviour, Academy of Management Learning and Education.
Polly holds a PhD in business and a Master of Philosophy in career management from The University of Auckland, as well as a diplomas from Christchurch College of Education and Otago University. She is a member of a range of organisations, including the Academy of Management, European Group Organisation Studies, and Australian Human Resources Institute.
Jennifer is the Director of GJR, a boutique consulting group based in Brisbane, which specialises in business development, HR consulting, leadership development, executive coaching, training and facilitation. She has previously held senior roles in Queensland Health and Queensland Treasury.
Her decades of experience in leadership development and coaching have equipped her with the knowledge and confidence to work with leaders at all levels. She offers deep insights into the complex dynamics of leadership and is keenly interested in transforming leaders. Her areas of interest include: adaptive leadership, influencing styles, and change.
Jennifer holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma in occupational health and safety from Queensland University of Technology. She has completed leadership development programs with Harvard University.
Dr Jennifer Schafer
Jennifer is the Director of Student Affairs at UQ School of Medicine. Jennifer is a general practitioner with more than 30 years of clinical experience. She also spent 15 years working within the media as a medical reporter.
She has a special interest in leadership training for health professionals, and, as Director of Student Affairs at UQ School of Medicine, provides leadership to UQ medical students, ensuring that they have a supportive learning environment.
Jennifer’s research has been published in a range of journals and conference publications, including Advances in Medical Education and Practice, Medical Teacher, Ochsner Journal.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership from The University of Queensland. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Attendees will need to be senior roles in a health setting, with an appropriate level of knowledge and experience to contribute to discussions and case studies. Participants are selected from a range of specialisations and organisations to ensure diversity.
Types of roles include, but are not limited to, Senior Administrator, Clinical Director, Senior Medical Officer, Director of Medical Services, Academic Medical Leader, Medical Consultant, Junior Consultant, Medical Specialist, and General Practitioner, from both the public and private sectors.
This program is not clinical specialty specific.