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University of Waikato Women in Leadership Day 2011

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 2011 Women in Leadership Day was held on Thursday 25th August on Level 1 of the MSB building.

2011 Theme: Building internal capacity, resilience and personal well-being


  • raise awareness around leadership issues for women and provide practical strategies for personal career and leadership development
  • build on the impetus from 2009 and 2010
  • 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 internal capacity building, resilience and personal well-being
  • provide opportunities for cross-unit co-operation


8.30 Tea and coffee on arrival
8.45 Mihi / Welcome from VC
9.00 Introduction from Chairs (Margaret Wilson and Michelle Jordan-Tong) – overview of issues, scene setting, playing it forward, UOW statistics, what has changed since 2009/2010? Video Recording [40 mins]

Keynote speaker: Sarah Leberman - Work-life enhancement: Building resilience
Video Recording

10.15 Morning Tea
Break out sessions
10.45 – 12.05 Work-life enhancement in practice: Building resilience workshop – Sarah Leberman [55 mins]
10.45 – 11.25 Personal Wellbeing and Healthy Workplace Cultures (Lisa Finucane, Katria Raffan. Jane Lawrence)
11.25 – 12.05 Understanding the system to enable personal agency (Noeline Alcorn)
12.05 Lunch
1.00 Keynote speaker: Helen Clark - Personal Agency within the System: Getting things done Video Recording (Note: double click video to open full screen) [58 mins]
Break out sessions:
2.00 – 3.20 Work-life enhancement in practice: Building resilience workshop – Sarah Leberman (repeat)
2.00 – 2.40 The importance of movement and physical activity for personal well-being (a practical session)
2.40 – 3.20 Building your personal narrative and making effective applications (Carole Gunn, Delwyn Clark, Tracy Bowell)
3.20 Plenary Margaret Wilson and Michelle Jordan-Tong

Welcome and Introduction

Helen Clark