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University of Waikato Women in Leadership Day 2010

The University of Waikato is committed to leadership and management development. One aspect of the University’s programme is the Women in Leadership Day. This annual event was launched in 2009 and is aimed at raising awareness around issues for women in leadership and providing support for women in, or aspiring to, leadership roles within the University.

The 2010 Women in Leadership Day was held on Thursday 2nd September in S Block. The programme follows:

Finding Your Voice: Career Leadership for Women


  • raise awareness around leadership issues for women and provide practical strategies for personal career and leadership development
  • build on the impetus from 2009
  • build skills which enable women to succeed
  • celebrate the leadership success of women
  • inspire women to enhance their leadership capability
  • provide an opportunity to reflect on individual careers
  • provide opportunities for cross-unit co-operation


8.45 Mihi / Welcome from VC
9.00 Introduction from Chair (Margaret Wilson) – overview of issues, scene setting, UOW statistics, what has changed since 2009?
9.30 Keynote speaker: Judy McGregor, EEO Commissioner – The Wider Environment
10.30 Morning Tea
Break out sessions
11.00 – 12.30 Managing your career
11.00 – 11.45 Giving and receiving feedback (Rachael McNae, Anna Bounds)
11.45 – 12.30 Building confidence in a variety of situations (panel – Aroha Yates-Smith, Janis Swan, Lisa Finucane, Clare Cramond)
12.30 Lunch
1.15 Vocal Workshop: Julie Jackson-Gough – Finding Your Voice
Developing voice control and presence can help you to be heard in a variety of leadership situations.
Break out sessions:
1.45 – 3.15 Managing your career (repeat)
1.45 – 2.30 Career opportunities for part-time, fractional and flexible roles (Peggy Koopman-Boyden, Carole Gunn. MJ Waddington)
2.30 – 3.15 Giving and receiving feedback (Rachael McNae, Anna Bounds) (repeat)
3.15 Plenary