Welcome to the Amplify Women in STEMM – Developing Leaders Program
Brisbane, Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th, February 2019.
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Adult Development Theory (ADT) is about the growth of human understanding; the kind of understanding that relates to how we make sense of ourselves and the world. As coaches, ADT can allow us to work at that part of our clients that they can almost see, but not quite. It can help us map what they can take perspective on (object to them) and what remains beyond their field of vision (subject to). It can help us, and our clients, make the invisible stories we tell ourselves visible. When coaches learn to work from this approach, they can understand their clients in a profoundly new way.
More and more, leaders have to deal with murky systemic problems with no easy answers. It is harder to predict markets, find the right people, keep them engaged and deal with the implications of emerging technologies and constant change. Corporate failures, soaring costs and stressed, unproductive employees pervade many organisations.
With this increasing complexity of organisational life, what constitutes effective leadership has had to change. And, as the limitations of the old familiar models of leadership and ways of doing things are recognised, what makes for effective coaching has changed too.
In this session Dr Desley Lodwick will help us get a sense of how to:
In this interactive session we are exposed to a framework that explores how our clients make sense of themselves and the world and how this might be holding them back from their full potential; and how to facilitate a deeper understanding of relationships and systems. As coaches, developing these important skills in others requires a whole different approach than applies to most coaching programs.
Dr Desley Lodwick has delivered many keynote addresses and session topics to organisational gatherings, networking breakfasts and lunches and international industry conferences. In each engagement, she builds awareness through a real and interactive style. Feedback consistently describes Desley’s presentations as brave, courageous, inspiring, engaging, impactful and motivating.
Speaking engagements vary in theme and include the following:
Desley was coding in the 70s, taught programming and became a Head of School in the 80s, did a Masters in the 90s and became the Managing Director of a global IT company until 2003. When she realised that she was comfortable in the tricky conversations that most people ran from, she took up coaching and completed a PhD titled “Contextualist Coaching for a Complex World”.
Believing that leadership is about building connections, engagement and change, Desley provides Individual Coaching, Cohort Coaching™, Strategic Facilitation, Interactive online workshops, Growth Edge Interviews, WomanUP and Amplify Women programs, Coach Development, Speaking engagements and Program Design workshops for learning and development professionals. For experienced coaches, Desley provides a Contextualist Coach Development Program to advance their practice.
Prior to completing her PhD on coaching, Desley’s coaching accreditations included a Certificate in Growth Edge Coaching (Adult Development Theory) and a Certificate of Ontological Coaching. During her PhD she conducted an analysis of the various approaches to coaching and coach training, the coaching industry and industry associations and the issue of coaching as a profession. From this analysis, Desley developed an approach to coaching suitable for a complex world – Contextualist Coaching. She now develops other coaches in this approach.
Desley’s impact as a coach has been described as both illuminating and transformative as she develops mindsets suitable for shifting workplaces to being productive, focused and creative communities.
Leadership reflection can inform your career direction and approach.
Recently STEMMCulture ran a series of two-day workshops down the Eastern seaboard of Australia.
In our workshops, we had participants from all sectors of STEMM industries including government departments, medical research institutes, the Defence Department, utility businesses, biotechnology companies and universities. We took our participants through aspects of leadership theory as well as provided practical frameworks for how they could apply leadership approaches to complex real-life challenges.Leadership reflection can inform your career direction and approach Click To Tweet
Here is some feedback from one of our participants:
The workshop gave me assurance that I was on the right track with leadership. I was headhunted for a promising job position. I applied for it and am changing my job now. I will be earning more and receive a Professorship title which my current job is reluctant to give me. Thanks for all! We will keep in touch. The new role is quite challenging and requires a great deal of leadership. I am very excited and feel ready for the challenge. My best wishes to both of you! Regards, PROFESSOR Manolya Kavakli
STEMMCulture would like to congratulate Professor Manolya Kavakli on her recent promotion and wish her all the best in her new leadership role.
We love what we do and feel privileged to support individuals and teams with their leadership challenges.
Dr Desley Lodwick and Dr Rachel Cameron
STEMM Culture attended the recent Liquid Learning 2nd Women in STEM Leadership Summit in Sydney; an event for inspiring women!
Speakers included Professor Tanya Munro the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Research and Innovation and founding sponsor of SAGE, whose achievements include being a recipient of the Best Physics PhD in Australia, and the Eureka Prize, Dr Marie Dziadek the Chief Scientific Officer of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Karen Hughes the Director of Technology, Telstra. So many presentations were inspirational!Inspiring Women in STEMM Leadership Click To Tweet
Thank you to all speakers who shared personal insights, including what they learned during their vulnerable moments. Key take-aways emerged during the Summit:
Following this two-day Summit we held a post-summit workshop on Leadership for Scientist, with the focus on inspiring women and men to be leaders in their STEMM roles.
For more information regarding STEMMCulture please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or our website http://www.stemmculture.com
In January Iceland made it illegal to pay women less than men. Would this work in Australia?
The national gender pay gap is the difference between women’s and men’s average weekly full-time base salary earnings, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings. It is calculated by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Currently, Australia’s national gender pay gap is 15.3%. It has hovered between 15% and 19% for the past two decades. With WA being the worst state at 26%.
The short WEGA video below explains how systemic this problem is in Australia.
Download the PDF below for a detailed report on the statistics involved.
2018 Australian Pay Gap Statistics
Although we have all the data and research findings needed and the belief that things need to change, the gender pay gap is nevertheless a complex, resistant and persistent dilemma. The conditions that create success for women still outstrip the barriers that hold them back. However, would compliance to a new law making it illegal be the way to go? Or, would this ultimately set things back?Legislate Gender Pay Equality - Close the Gap! #GenderPayGap Click To Tweet
Ways to make a difference to reducing the pay gap are becoming clearer. At STEMMCulture: Cultivating Leaders we provide the systemic support to remove the invisible and ingrained obstacles to achieving this.
Contact us today and discover how we can help you and your team with our powerful new program – Amplify Women In STEMM.
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