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The 5th National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit


Tue 17 Feb 2015, 8:30am–5:00pm
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 8:30am–5:00pm

Where: Marriott Hotel, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: LiquidLearning

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Liquid Learning is delighted to present the 5th National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit – the premier professional development opportunity for existing and emerging female leaders in Higher Education. Featuring expert leadership advice and inspirational stories of success, the summit will offer practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by women seeking to advance their career in the Higher Education sector.


- Inspiration and advice from successful senior women in Higher Education
- Strategies to overcome common career challenges
- Skills for career development and transition into senior roles
- Techniques to improve leadership effectiveness and team engagement

Featured Speakers

- Professor Philippa Pattison - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education - University of Sydney
- Professor Ann Brewer - Dean of Professional and Continuing Education - University of Sydney - Chief Executive Officer - The Centre for Continuing Education - Sydney Learning Pty. Ltd.
- Professor Jan Thomas - Vice-Chancellor and President - University of Southern Queensland
-Professor Julie Cogin - Director, Australian Graduate School of Management and Deputy Dean, Business School - University of New South Wales
- Professor Faith Trent - Deputy Vice-Chancellor - University of New England
- Associate Professor Susanna Scarparo - Associate Dean, Education - Monash University
- Professor Gillian Wigglesworth - Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts - University of Melbourne
- Professor Karen Dodd - Dean, Health Sciences - La Trobe University
- Professor Maria Garcia de la Banda - Deputy Dean, Faculty of Information Technology - Monash University
- Associate Professor Jacqueline Dutton - Associate Dean, Engagement, Faculty of Arts - University of Melbourne
- Professor Sue Thomas - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research - Charles Sturt University
- Professor Janet Verbyla - Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor - University of Southern Queensland
- Professor Liz Burd - Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching - University of Newcastle
- Professor Sarah Maddison - Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy and Deputy Director, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing - Swinburne University of Technology
- Jane Benston - Leadership Consultant, Coach, Speaker - Focus On Leadership
- Corrinne Armour - Coach, Facilitator, Author, Mentor, Speaker - Extraordinary Future
- Veronica Strachan - Director - True Dialogue
- Jo Wise - Director and Founder - Stellar Point
- Diana Renner - Director - Metta Leadership

About the Event

Women are still significantly underrepresented in senior leadership in Higher Education across Australia. The 5th National Higher Education Women’s Leadership Summit 2015 will provide a platform for women to share their experiences and advice in overcoming challenges and maximising opportunities. Offering a mixture of case studies and expert leadership advice, aspiring and current leaders will be provided with the opportunity to learn from women who have honed their skills and abilities in order to reach their leadership potential. Delegates will come from a variety of academic, university governance and business management functions. This inspirational and informative event is an outstanding learning and networking opportunity not to be missed.

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For more information contact Liquid Learning on:

P 02 8239 9700
F 02 8239 9777