- investigating your personal leadership styles and preferences
- challenging assumptions that are holding you back from leading
- building relationships and a network that will support your ongoing development
- developing the political savvy required to make change happen in the clinical settings
- building your capability for strategic thinking and influencing
- exploring personal wellbeing in order to flourish and optimise satisfaction from work
- identifying gender specific career deraillers
- navigating gender dynamics and biases.
Professor Polly Parker
PhD MPhil (Auckland), DipPhysEd (Otago), Dip.Teaching Christchurch
Polly Parker is an 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 its development. She was a member of the steering committee and a presenter on CEDA’s inaugural Women in leadership program in 2010; delivers the Women’s Executive Leadership Program for UQ and within Thiess in 2011 and 2012.
MBA (USQ), Grad Dip OH&S (QUT), RN Cert (PAH)
Jennifer Witheriff is the Director of GJR, a boutique consulting group based in Brisbane that 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 about complex dynamics and is genuinely involved in supporting leaders to transform. Her areas of interest include adaptive leadership, influencing styles and change.
Dr Jennifer Schafer
MBBS DRANZCOG FRACGP GCELead
Dr Jennifer Schafer is the Director of Student Affairs at the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Medicine. A graduate of the UQ School of Medicine, Jen is a general practitioner with more than 30 years of clinical experience, 15 years working with the media as a medical reporter, and a career which includes medical teaching for patients, lay public, medical students, GP registrars, doctors, and other health professionals. She has a special interest in leadership training for health professionals, and provides leadership to ensure UQ medical students have a supportive learning environment in her role as Director of Student Affairs. A highly student focused role, she engages with the student body to enhance their experience and develop innovative solutions to issues and concerns about the progression of their careers.
Attendees will need to be 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. This includes, but is not limited to, women in such roles as Senior Medical Officer, Director of medical services, Academic Medical Leader, Consultant, Junior Consultant, and General Practitioner from both the public and private sectors.
This program is not clinical specialty specific.