Women’s Professional Development Programme
- Mentoring programmes – there are separate programmes for general and academic women staff. For general staff women contact Jill Turner and academic women should contact Jenny McDonald.
- Peer learning groups for general staff women (contact Suzy Keene).
- Workshop/Seminar programme – this covers aspects of interest to both general and academic women.
- Women and Leadership Programme – this Programme aims to further develop leadership qualities in women at Otago.
New Zealand Women in Leadership Programme (NZWIL): Developing Women Leaders in the Tertiary Sector
Workshop programme: semester 2, 2012
For more information, and to register, see the teaching workshops page.
Planning for Promotion to Associate Professor
This discussion-based workshop aims to assist women who are at Senior Lecturer or Research Fellow level to plan ahead for promotion to Associate Professor. The speakers are Professor Vernon Squire who has experience on the Staffing Advisory Committee, Dr Sarah Stein from HEDC, Loren Campbell from Human Resources and Associate Professor Chrys Jaye, HoD General Practice & Rural Health, Dunedin School of Medicine
Arbinger Taster: Collaboration and Conflict
Many of my university tasks involve working in a team. Sometimes the teams I am part of, or lead, work well; I feel that I influence the team for good, the others in the team are a good influences on me, and I am engaged in the work. However, sometimes the tension below the surface in a team saps the energy, effectiveness and efficiency from the relationships and outputs. Sometimes I feel stuck and struggle with the team relationships, and sometimes the team experiences overt conflict.
In this workshop Jean provides a ‘taster’ of the Arbinger Institute teaching about the underlying dynamic of conflict and how it can spread in teams. Arbinger is a worldwide leadership training and consulting firm and scholarly consortium that draws on disciplines including philosophy, psychology and leadership. Arbinger’s purpose is to “enable organizations, individuals, and people to solve their deepest, most difficult and persistent people problems” (http://www.arbinger.com/).
Jean is a full-time academic at the University of Otago. She is in training as an Arbinger facilitator. Jean enjoys working with others in teaching, research, and postgraduate supervision. Jean embarked on a whole new area of learning about teamwork when she bought a puppy in January this year!
Events in 2011 included:
- Workshop on Academic Promotion for Women: Tuesday 22nd March 2011
- Negotiating Confidently: 8th & 15th April, 16th & 23rd June
- Being a Mentee in the Academic Women’s Mentoring Programme: 11th May
- Being a Mentor in the Academic Women’s Mentoring Programme: 18th May
- Planning for Promotion to Associate Professor: August 4th
Events in 2010 included:
- Workshop on Academic Promotion for Women: 23rd March, Dunedin
- Being a Mentee in the Academic Women’s Mentoring Programme:3rd May, Dunedin, Wellington and Christchurch venues
- Being a Mentor in the Academic Women’s Mentoring Programme: 10th May, Dunedin, Wellingrton and Christchurch venues
- Conflict: Managing it Better: May 7th & 14th, June 11th & 17th, Dunedin
- Arbinger: module 1 Influencing Change in Others, September 7th, Dunedin
- Arbinger: module 2 Authenticity and Integrity, September 7th, Dunedin
- Mentoring, what does it entail?: September 8th, open to male and female, Dunedin
- Conflict: Managing it Better: October 22nd & 29th, Dunedin
- Career Pathways in the University: Stories of Leadership: 26th October: unitube link: http://unitube.otago.ac.nz/view?m=mldjld3ChOA
- Planning for Promotion: December 2nd, Dunedin
- Aiming for Promotion to Professor: December 2nd, Dunedin
Events in 2009 included:
- Peace and Conflict: how we can build better relationships and live happier lives (23rd July)
- Planning for Promotion: (March)
Events in 2008 included:
- Planning for Promotion (18 November)
- Career Pathways in the University – Stories of Leadership (24 September)
- Handling Conflict Effectively for General and Academic Women (May 23, 30)