- better understanding your personal leadership style and leadership preferences
- leveraging your natural strengths to effectively engage and inspire others
- challenging assumptions and navigating barriers to your progression or to effective leadership
- being politically savvy, and lead change in clinical settings
- thinking strategically and positively communicating with and influence others
- understanding how to build your personal resilience and improving your personal wellbeing
- identifying gender specific career de-railers
- navigating gender dynamics and biases.
Professor Polly Parker
PhD MPhil (Auckland), DipPhysEd (Otago), Dip.Teaching Christchurch
Polly is a Professor in leadership and human resource management at UQ Business School. She has a background and life-long interest in teaching and learning, which she has applied in both academic and corporate settings. Polly is active in the area of women’s leadership and leadership development. She was a member of the steering committee and a presenter at CEDA’s inaugural Women in Leadership Program and delivers the Leadership for Executive Women and Leadership for Senior Executive Women's courses at UQ Business School Executive Education.
MBA (USQ), Grad Dip OH&S (QUT), RN Cert (PAH)
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. 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.
Dr Jennifer Schafer
MBBS DRANZCOG FRACGP GCELead
Jennifer is the Director of Student Affairs at the UQ School of Medicine. Jennifer is a general practitioner with more than 30 years of clinical experience, and 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 the UQ School of Medicine, provides leadership to UQ medical students, ensuring that they have a supportive learning environment.
Attendees will need to be senior Medical Officers, 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.
Past participants include, but are not limited to, women in such roles as 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.