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The 2015 Women in Leadership Day was held on Thursday 27 August in the PWC Lecture Theatre in MSB.


PROGRAMME

Your Leadership Potential


8.45-9.00

Karakia:  Linda Te Aho
Welcome from VC:  Professor Neil Quigley

 

9.00-9.15

Introduction from Chairs: Professor Lynda Johnston, Ms Anna Bounds - overview and scene setting

 

9.15–9.30

Leadership in Motion:  Professor Linda Nikora

 

9.30 -10.30

Panel Discussion:
Contemporary leadership theory raises the expectation that leaders will strive to empower and transform those they are leading. How do you respond to this in the development of women in your workplace?

Facilitated by Professor Lynda Johnston.

Panel: Professor Margaret Wilson, Professor Robyn Longhurst, Professor Priya Kurian, Professor Linda Nikora, Dr Sara-Jane Tiakiwai, Ms Michele Jordan-Tong, Ms Vye Perrone  

 

10.30-11.00

Morning Tea

11.00-12.15 

Morning workshops (select one)

1

Mindfulness and leadership: learning from alternative movement practices: Associate Professor Belinda Wheaton, Dr Karen Barbour, Dr lisahunter, Dr Bronwyn Brier 

 

2

Exploring personal readiness for leadership: a focus on relationships: Associate Professor Margaret Franken, Dr Maureen Marra

 

3

Networking for potential: Associate Professor Eva Collins, Ms Janice Lapwood

 

4

Surviving the Warzone: A Practical Guide to Running for Elected Office: The Hon Louise Upston, Ms Paula Southgate, Ms Tipa Mahuta

 

12.15-1.15

Lunch

 

1.15-2.15

Key note: From Disability to Possibility: Ms Minnie Baragwanath, CEO, BE.Accessible

 

2.15-3.30

Afternoon Workshops (select one)

 

1

Mindfulness and leadership: learning from alternative movement practices: Associate Professor Belinda Wheaton, Dr Karen Barbour, Dr lisahunter, Dr Bronwyn Brier

2

Exploring personal readiness for leadership: a focus on relationships: Associate Professor Margaret Franken, Dr Maureen Marra

3

Networking for potential: Associate Professor Eva Collins, Ms Janice Lapwood

4

Surviving the Warzone: A Practical Guide to Running for Elected Office: The Hon Louise Upston, Ms Paula Southgate, Ms Tipa Mahuta

3.30

3.45

Summary by Chairs

Karakia whakamutunga:  Linda Te Aho

3.50

Refreshments


Workshop Details

Minnie Baragwanath - Bio

Minnie Baragwanath is the CEO and one of the founders of Be. accessible, a social change agency that is shifting how New Zealander’s value accessibility and the contribution to our world by  people with access needs. This vibrant and innovative approach to social change has caught the attention of government, business, entrepreneurs and communities throughout New Zealand and the world. At it’s heart Be. accessible is moving the emphasis from a notion of disability to Poss-ability, from deficit to strength, from disempowerment to leadership! Values of creativity, positivity, flexibility and generosity are at the heart of this social movement and underpin the work of Be.

Minnie was a recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership award 2013 and was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit Queens Honour in 2014.


Mindfulness and leadership: learning from alternative movement practices.

Organized competitive sport has long-been promoted as a training ground par exemplar for successful leadership. In this workshop we challenge some of the dogma surrounding competitive sporting practices, exploring the benefits of more mindful movement practices ranging from Tai Chi and yoga, to hiking, surfing and parkour.  Drawing on a range of reflexive perspectives as researchers, participants, coaches, facilitators and leaders across a wide-range of alternative recreation and movement practices, we offer some insights about ethical leadership, and for our everyday lives. The workshop will include some practical elements about leadership and facilitation drawing from Tai Chi, yoga and parkour.

Dr Belinda Wheaton is  Associate Professor in Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato, NZ.  Previously she was a reader in Sport and Leisure Cultures at the University of Brighton, UK. She is known internationally for her research on the politics of identity in lifestyle sport, which includes a monograph, The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports (2013), and edited collections including Understanding Lifestyle Sport (2004), and The Representation and Consumption of Lifestyle Sport (2012).  Current research projects include: youth perceptions of  action sports in the Olympic Games; the sportization of parkour; surfing, embodiment and ageing; and the racialization of surfing culture and space.  

Dr Karen Barbour is a Senior Lecturer and Acting Head of School for Te Oranga School of Human Development and Movement Studies. She is an NZWiL alumni and focussed on dance, yoga and movement, creative practice and ethnographic research. Karen is editor of Dance Research Aotearoa, and recent publications include Dancing across the page: Narrative and embodied ways of knowing and the co-edited book Ethnographic worldviews: Social Justice and transformation.

Dr lisahunter practices tai chi, qigong and shiatsu beginning with interests and study from nonWestern Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist teachings over 30 years ago. E is interested in ancient ontologies particularly in relation to meditation, movement and the body. Aotearoa's offering of ancient wisdoms has been through Maurākau and Raranga. E works in Te Oranga, Te Kura Toi Tangata.

Dr Bronwyn Brier is a Teaching Fellow in Te Oranga, School of Human Development and Movement Studies at The University of Waikato, NZ. Her recently completed doctoral research sought to examine critically the ‘languaging’ of constructivist theories of learning within Teaching Games for Understanding and Sport Education scholarship. She has a continued interest in developing and extending her understanding and knowledge of the teaching and learning processes that underpin effective pedagogies in Health and Physical Education.


Exploring Personal Readiness for Leadership: A focus on relationships

The necessary component of good leadership is the quality of our the relationships with others. Leadership is fundamentally ‘relational’, and the nature of our relationships is very much influenced by our values. Therefore, to be effective relational leaders we need to understand our values, and more importantly, understand the impact our values have on others. This workshop will share some of our understandings of relational leadership gained from our personal research into leadership at the University, and will explore with participants, the question, “If /when I’m in a leadership position, what are the values that I will bring to the position that allow me to work in an effective relational way with everyone?”

Margaret Franken Associate Professor Faculty of Education Margaret’s recent term as a chairperson of a department challenged her to think about leadership, and to research and write about it with colleagues Professors Christopher Branson and Dawn Penney.

Dr Maureen Marra Programme Manager – Organisational Development
Maureen’s work covers a wide range of responsibilities including the leadership development of women as part of the Equal Employment Opportunities programme in the University of Waikato. Her expertise and experience is in leadership, organisational change and culture with a particular emphasis on exploring the influence of employee engagement.


Reaching your potential through networking

This workshop is for general staff and academic staff for the purpose of building your personal networks for career development.  The workshop uses speedstorming, a method to facilitate cross discipline/faculty/division networks. Speedstorming is different from brainstorming, similar to speed dating.  The workshop is highly interactive and also fun!

Associate Professor Eva Collins is a 2012 alumni of the Women in Leadership programme.  She teaches in the Strategy Department at the Waikato Management School.  Her area of research and teaching expertise is business and sustainability.

Janice Lapwood, Development Manager, Office of the Vice-Chancellor
With a fundraising career spanning over 15 years, Janice is no new comer to philanthropy. Her successes include Fundraising Manager for the Campaign for Waikato here at the University, a campaign that raised over $11million. Janice attributes her success to her genuine like of people, her natural ability to authentically connect with others and the importance she places on developing strong networks.


Surviving the War Zone: A practical guide to running for elected office
Female representation in elected office in New Zealand has stayed at around 30% over the past two decades. In the lead up to the 2016 Local Government Elections, it is more important than ever
for women to support other women to ensure that we are well-represented in local government. This workshop will address how to overcome the practical issues that women face when running for local government, including:
• Fundraising
• The basics of campaigning
• Making the most of your networks, and attracting new supporters
• Balancing the demands of campaigning with work and family life
• Managing media
• Dealing with negative criticism
Brought to you by Women in Politics (WIP), a non-partisan incorporated society of elected women in New Zealand, formed to try to increase the representation of women in political office. The proportion of women in political office in New Zealand has stayed at 30% for the past 20 years. WIP has three very clear goals: To inspire and promote women to view politics as a career, to foster a spirit of loyalty and support for our members, and to generate public discussion about women’s place in political leadership. Brought to you by Women in Politics (WIP), a non-partisan incorporated society of elected women in New Zealand, formed to try to increase the representation of women in political office. The proportion of women in political office in New Zealand has stayed at 30% for the past 20 years. WIP has three very clear goals: To inspire and promote women to view politics as a career, to foster a spirit of loyalty and support for our members, and to generate public discussion about women’s place in.

Paula Southgate Chairperson, Waikato Regional Council
In 1991, Paula became the youngest woman ever elected to a regional council. Since then, she has successfully contested five elections and was appointed council chairperson in 2013. During her time as a regional councillor she has covered a broad range of duties related to environment, policy and strategy. She has completed the Kelloggs rural leadership programme and become a fully trained Hearings Commissioner. She’s a strong supporter of a healthy regional economy and a healthy environment and wants to see Waikato’s natural resources managed sustainably to achieve both these goals. Paula is a trained teacher, with a background in adult and secondary teaching, mental health and social work. Prior to entering politics she was the coordinator of the Waikato Environmental Business Network, where she became passionate about environmental issues. A mother of two girls, Paula spent more than 15 years on numerous community boards and committees, including chair of Knighton Normal School Board of Trustees, and Hamilton Girls' High. She has a BA, and diplomas in secondary teaching and guidance and counselling from the University of Waikato.

Tipa Mahuta Deputy Chair, Waikato Regional Councillor
Tipa Mahuta has had a long career in governance. Aside from her WRC duties, Tipa is a member of Te Kauhanganui the governing authority of Waikato-Tainui and a member of its executive board Te Arataura, Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust and Waikato Raupatu River Trust. She is a member of the Joint Management agreement committees with Waikato District Council, Hamilton City Council, Waipa District Council and Environment Waikato. She is currently a director for the Te Kotahi
Research Institute at the Universityof Waikato and the former Chair of the Māori Economic Development Forum at New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Shehas also served on the boards of TainuiGroup Holdings, the Waikato Conservancy and Te Reo Irirangi o Tainui

Louise Upston MP for Taupo
Louise has held the Taupo seat since 2008. In October 2014 she was appointed Minister of
Land Information and Minister for Women; and was given responsibilities as Associate Minister
of Local Government; and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment. Louise is a Member of Parliament’s Justice and Electoral Committee. A former government whip, Louise has also served on the Parliamentary Service Commission and has been a member of the Government


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