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The 2016 Waikato Women in Leadership event was held on Thursday 25 August. The theme was Doing Gender.

Programme


PROGRAMME

8.30

Registrations and tea and coffee on arrival

8.45

Opening mihi/whakatau

9.00

Welcome from the SDVC: Alister Jones

 

9.10

Introduction from the Chairs: Professor Lynda Johnston, Associate Professor Tahu Kukutai

9.30

Keynote address - "Turning the University Inside Out?": Professor Wendy Larner - Provost, Victoria University of Wellington

10.30

Morning Tea

11.00

Workshops

1

Staying at the Table - Boardrooms & Beige Ceilings
Traci Houpapa – Chairman Landcorp, Federation of Māori Authorities, National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women

2

Where the Power Lies – Women in Leadership
Professor Kay Weaver – Dean, School of Graduate Research

3

Beginning Your Leadership Journey
Dr Maureen Marra – Programme Manager, Organisational Development, Dr Maree Roche ‒ Senior Lecturer Organisational Psychology

4

Mental Mapping: Gender, Work, Space and Place
Professor Robyn Longhurst – Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, Dr Gail Adams-Hutcheson – Teaching Fellow, Geography

5

Unity and Diversity in Leadership - Deepening our Understanding of Genders and Sexualities 
Professor Lynda Johnston – Professor of Geography, Dr Jaimie Veale – Lecturer in Psychology

12.00

Panel Discussion: "Improving your workplace one idea at a time"
Panel: Dr Kirstine Moffat - Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean Graduate and Postgraduate (FASS), Louise Tainui - Manager, School of Māori and Pacific Development, Professor Deborah Willis - Acting Dean, Waikato Management School, Sonya Saunders - Associate Director Student Success, Dr Elaine Khoo - Senior Research Fellow, WMIER

 

12.45

Closing remarks: Professor Lynda Johnston, Associate Professor Tahu Kukutai

1.00

Karakia and close

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Workshop Details

Staying at the Table - Boardrooms & Beige Ceilings

Presenter: Traci Houpapa – Chairman Landcorp, Federation of Māori Authorities, National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women

Now more than ever, women need to be actively involved at decision-making tables across Aotearoa. Listen to Traci Houpapa’s story and experiences leading some of the most powerful tables in the country and how she’s navigated the complexity of gender and culture through governance and management.

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Where the Power Lies – Women in Leadership

Presenter: Professor Kay Weaver – Dean, School of Graduate Research

Leaders can share many traits and characteristics, and certain attributes are valued as “leadership qualities”; they are prized as markers of vision and success. Yet the attributes commonly associated with leadership often fall into unconscious gendered biases, narratives and stereotypes. These impact on how we judge and interact with leaders, who we perceive as a fitting leader, and, importantly, whether and how we put ourselves forward for leadership roles.  Breaking these gendered biases, narratives and stereotypes and being recognised for your leadership prowess requires an awareness of the status quo and a considered approach to leadership. In this workshop, Kay will:
• Explore commonly valued leadership traits and their cultural imperatives
• Discuss why women often “opt out” of leadership roles
• Suggest strategies for promoting new forms of sustainable leadership.

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Beginning Your Leadership Journey

Presenters: Dr Maureen Marra – Programme Manager, Organisational Development & Dr Maree Roche ‒ Senior Lecturer Organisational Psychology

How do you know what road to take if you don’t know the destination you are trying to reach? How can you know if you have arrived if you don’t know what good leadership looks like? In this workshop you will be both challenged and enlightened by these questions. You will learn about self and a way to identify your desired leadership destination in the context of good leadership practice. You will understand the difference between leadership and management.

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Mental Mapping: Gender, Work, Space and Place

Presenters: Professor Robyn Longhurst – Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic & Dr Gail Adams-Hutcheson – Teaching Fellow, Geography

A mental map is an individual’s own internal map of their known world, including their work-place. Lots can be learnt from mental maps, such as how we negotiate the spaces around us, where we feel comfortable, and where we don’t. In this workshop participants will invited to draw a sketch map of some of the places they occupy on campus. We will then share our individual maps with others in small groups. The aim of this workshop is to examine how social and spatial relations are intertwined, and how places, including places on campus, are structured by gender, ‘race’ and ethnicity, disability, age and dimensions of activity. We will finish the session by coming back together as a group to think about what we might have learnt from this exercise and how we can use it to move forward.

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Unity and Diversity in Leadership - Deepening our Understanding of Genders and Sexualities

Presenters: Professor Lynda Johnston – Professor of Geography & Dr Jaimie Veale – Lecturer in Psychology

The University of Waikato is committed to providing world-leading education and employment opportunities to its staff and students, regardless of gender or sexual identity. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for participants to discuss and explore gender and sexual diversity at work. We hope that participants will gain a deeper understanding and awareness of LGBTTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, intersex, queer, etc) people in our workplace.

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Keynote speaker

Turning the University Inside Out?

Professor Wendy Larner, Provost, Victoria University of Wellington

New ways of working are arising from the conjuncture between changes in women’s working lives and their political commitments.  Women and feminism are now well and truly inside public institutions and mainstream organisations, even if unequal power relations and the under-representation of women remains, and changes in organisational practice and culture are not always explicitly named as feminism.  This talk will draw on my experiences to reflect on the shifts that have occurred in universities as more women have taken up opportunities for tertiary education and moved into academic careers.  I will show that women have acted as ‘change agents’ in universities, linking our growing presence to new knowledge practices, the growth of facilitative and participatory leadership styles, and the mainstreaming of equality and diversity strategies.  While recognising the intractability of gendered inequalities, I will suggest that universities themselves are being reconfigured in this new chapter in the history of women, feminism and gendered labour in the academy.

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