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    • 24 Aug 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online - dial in will be provided
    • 61
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    Staying well in your research career


    Strategies to stay well during your post-doc or research career


    Despite all the attractions of a research career, the reality is that many researchers get worn down by the system, the setbacks and the challenges. So if you want to stay well, don’t leave it to chance. You need to look after yourself. There are certainly many things in research that are out of your control like the funding model, the review process, limited positions.  So join us to:

    • Investigate how to deal with uncertainty, focusing on what you can control
    • Saying no is hard, how to consider commitments and how they will impact
    • People are different, consider what you could do to work more effectively with dissimilar styles
    • How to manage cognitive inaccuracies to more rationally assess situations
    • Modify your standards depending on the context
    • You are more than your research, be kind to yourself

    Your Presenter:

    Hugh Kearns from Thinkwell is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He draws on over twenty five years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups.

    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 0
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      WiT Mentoring Program - Mentor Workshop


    How can we develop individuals’ mindsets and capabilities to unlock, create and capture value so they can apply it to their life and career?


    We know you have the ambition and focus to achieve success and tap into a network of amazing people who are, founders, managers, students, executives to advance, empower and connect. 

    It is through your lived experience that you will be able to provide support along the 12-week interactive journey to help your Mentee unpack their greatest asset – themselves!

    The program cultivates what we call a ‘community of practice’ by facilitating offline and online connection for mentees to explore their focus and direction with their mentors.

    What will be covered in the workshop:

    • Introduction to the program
    • Roles & responsibilities of Mentors
    • Mental models – enablers and blockers
    • Guiding and supporting mentees
    • Business model you canvas
    • Goals for program

    The success of this program is built with your passion, generosity of time and spirit. In addition to helping individuals develop and succeed, you will also have a great time connecting with like-minded professionals who are passionate about fostering and developing others.

    After completion of the workshop, there will be moments to come together and connect as well as share your stories and journey with a concluding breakfast event.

    Note: Signing up for the Workshop means you agree to participate as a mentor in the program either this session or future sessions.  You cannot take part in the program unless you complete this workshop.  Once you have registered an email will be sent to you with a link to complete a simple Questionnaire to assist us in the matching process.

    See further details of program outline and commitment here.

    Your program facilitators

    Michael Eales, Partner & Strategy Designer - is an experienced strategy designer with 15+ years experience applying strategic foresight and business model design at the front end of complex innovation projects. Michael draws on a background in economics, information technology, banking, investment and insurance services. As a strategy designer and Stanford Certified Project Manager, his interests in design & systems thinking have been applied to complex client projects in public policy, financial services, legal services, consumer goods, media, tourism, telecom, manufacturing, healthcare & education. He regularly works with venture-backed startups through leading accelerators and incubators. Michael is a regular keynote speaker on potential futures & has facilitated workshops & judged competitions at a number of institutions & organisations.

    Grace Ryall, Strategy Designer - shapes strategic pathways and uses a distinct multidisciplinary approach to create meaningful solutions to complex problems. Her interest in emerging markets leads her to be deeply curious about the shifts and drivers that are changing human behaviours and expectations in the world today. Focusing on the human at the centre, Grace enjoys exploring where technology is pushing boundaries, sparking new abilities, opportunities, issues and challenges that are shaping the next decade of innovation. With a background in Media and Communications, Grace explores her love for strategic storytelling by facilitating shared learning experiences including facilitation, workshops and events. Grace co-authored the program design of the Myriad Festival in Brisbane, which hosted over 2,000 attendees in 2018. As a Strategy Designer Grace works with clients to help them better understand their customers and strategy for delivering value.

    Proudly sponsored by:


    • 31 Aug 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online
    • 18
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      WiT Mentoring Program - Mentee Workshop


    Join us and unlock, create and capture value and apply it to your life and career


    Throughout the course of our careers it is important to share and receive the support we need to continuously grow in pursuit of our personal and professional goals.

    The WiT Mentoring Program is a 12 week program designed to create an inclusive and supportive environment for career development within an evolving network of women in technology.

    The WiT Mentoring Program provides a platform for both mentees and mentors to engage with one another and the broader mentoring cohort to gain real-life insights and experiential learnings.

    The program cultivates what we call a ‘community of practice’ by facilitating offline and online connection for mentees to explore their focus and direction with their mentors. 

    What will be covered in the workshop:

    • Introduction to the program
    • What to expect
    • Role of Mentee
    • Goals, Vision & Aspiration
    • Complete a Business Model Canvas

    After completion of the workshop, there will be moments to come together and connect as well as share your stories and journey with a concluding breakfast event.

    Note: you cannot take part in the program unless you complete this workshop.  Once booked and paid an email will be sent to you with a link to complete an Application Questionnaire.

    See further details of program outline and commitment here.

    Your program facilitators

    Michael Eales, Partner & Strategy Designer - is an experienced strategy designer with 15+ years experience applying strategic foresight and business model design at the front end of complex innovation projects. Michael draws on a background in economics, information technology, banking, investment and insurance services. As a strategy designer and Stanford Certified Project Manager, his interests in design & systems thinking have been applied to complex client projects in public policy, financial services, legal services, consumer goods, media, tourism, telecom, manufacturing, healthcare & education. He regularly works with venture-backed startups through leading accelerators and incubators. Michael is a regular keynote speaker on potential futures & has facilitated workshops & judged competitions at a number of institutions & organisations.

    Grace Ryall, Strategy Designer - shapes strategic pathways and uses a distinct multidisciplinary approach to create meaningful solutions to complex problems. Her interest in emerging markets leads her to be deeply curious about the shifts and drivers that are changing human behaviours and expectations in the world today. Focusing on the human at the centre, Grace enjoys exploring where technology is pushing boundaries, sparking new abilities, opportunities, issues and challenges that are shaping the next decade of innovation. With a background in Media and Communications, Grace explores her love for strategic storytelling by facilitating shared learning experiences including facilitation, workshops and events. Grace co-authored the program design of the Myriad Festival in Brisbane, which hosted over 2,000 attendees in 2018. As a Strategy Designer Grace works with clients to help them better understand their customers and strategy for delivering value.

    Proudly sponsored by:


    • 09 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online Virtual Extravaganza
    • 700
    Register

    You are invited to attend the 23rd Annual WiT Virtual Awards Gala for 2020.  Join us as we celebrate the achievements of amazing women working in technology and science.


    Your MC

    Dr Joel Gilmore is a physicist and energy expert, providing advice to industry and government on transitioning Australia to a low emissions future.  He's also a passionate science communicator and performer, including co-host of Food Lab on SBS where he talks about the science and technology of cooking.  In his spare time, he teaches swing dancing, learns musical instruments and travels the world - 54 countries so far!

    Your Keynote for the evening

    Professor Tanya Monro FAA FTSE FOSA FAIP, Australia's Chief Defence Scientist

    Professor Tanya Monro, commenced as Chief Defence Scientist in March 2019 and was previously Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation and an ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellow at the University of South Australia.

    Professor Monro was inaugural Director of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) from 2008 to 2014 and inaugural Director for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Bio Photonics (CNBP) at the University of Adelaide. Her research is in the field of photonics, with a focus on sensing, lasers and new classes of optical fibres.

    Professor Monro obtained her PhD in physics in 1998 from The University of Sydney, for which she was awarded the Bragg Gold Medal for the best Physics PhD in Australia. In 2000, she received a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton in the UK, and is also an inaugural Bragg Fellow of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus).

    Prof Monro is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP). She is member of the Board of the Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

    Her awards include: the Prime Minister's Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year (2008), South Australian Scientist of the Year (2010), South Australia's Australian of the Year (2011), and the Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research (2015) and she is the 2019 SA winner of the Australian Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

    Our WiT Awards would not be possible without our generous Sponsors:

                 
                                    

                         

          

                       

Past events

04 Aug 2020 2020 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 1
29 Jul 2020 WEBINAR - Step Up#5 - Leading through uncertainty and managing your team virtually
14 Jul 2020 WEBINAR - Step Up#4 - Avoid burnout - effective energy management techniques
16 Jun 2020 WEBINAR EVENT SCIENCES - Re-Shape the PhD Mould: Discussing Careers Outside Academia
02 Jun 2020 Choose Your Own Career Adventure in Uncertain Times with Indi Tansey
27 May 2020 WEBINAR - Step Up#3 - Achieving Goals - A guide to setting goals and achieving them with Sarah Yip
05 May 2020 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam - Mentee Workshop
05 May 2020 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam - Mentor Workshop
30 Apr 2020 WEBINAR - Step Up#2 - Influence - The Key to Success with Sarah Yip
21 Apr 2020 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
25 Mar 2020 WEBINAR - Step Up#1 - The Real Purpose of Delegation with Sarah Yip
19 Mar 2020 2020 Board Readiness Program
04 Feb 2020 WiT Connectworks Networking
03 Dec 2019 WiT Christmas Party - Welcome in the Festive Season with us!
27 Oct 2019 Step Up #3 - A deep dive into ‘Wellness’ and what it really means
16 Oct 2019 Government Only Event: Choose your own Career Adventure with Indi Tansey
16 Oct 2019 2019 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 2
09 Oct 2019 ICT City Series Breakfast#3 with Carla Wall from Coins Australia "People First, Results Second"
17 Sep 2019 WiT Connectworks Networking
30 Aug 2019 22nd Annual WiT Awards - Make Your Mark!
28 Aug 2019 Cognitive Behavioural Coaching for High Performers - Hugh Kearns
25 Jul 2019 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam Session Two - Mentee Workshop
25 Jul 2019 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam Session Two - Mentor Workshop
24 Jul 2019 Managing Stress in the Workplace
19 Jul 2019 Invite Only 2019 Board Readiness Program Graduate Luncheon
17 Jul 2019 2019 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 1
16 Jul 2019 WiT Connectworks Networking
11 Jun 2019 ICT City Series Breakfast#2 - The winding road to the executive table
23 May 2019 Progress Your Leadership
21 May 2019 Step Up#2 - Planning for your Financial Future
07 May 2019 WiT Connectworks Networking
01 May 2019 Life Sciences #1 - Friends, Collaboration and Translation
30 Apr 2019 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam - Mentee Workshop
30 Apr 2019 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam - Mentor Workshop
04 Apr 2019 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
20 Mar 2019 2019 Board Readiness Program - Intro
14 Mar 2019 Government Only Event: Transferable skills in changing roles in the IT sector with Dr Sue Keay, Data 61 CSIRO
06 Mar 2019 ICT City Series Breakfast#1 - The Role of the Corporate Entrepreneur in the Radical Innovation Process
28 Feb 2019 Critical Decision Making & Heightened Performance Intelligence with Jason Murray
07 Feb 2019 WiT Connectworks Networking
05 Dec 2018 WiT Christmas Party - Welcome in the Festive Season with us!
29 Nov 2018 Communicating to Influence: Building your Interpersonal Communication Toolkit
23 Nov 2018 Government Only Event: Digital Careers, finding your purpose with Sandra Slater
14 Nov 2018 2018 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 2
07 Nov 2018 Pitching and Promoting 'your' brand with Outspoken Women
18 Oct 2018 Academia and Industry in STEM: Transitions and Collaborations
16 Oct 2018 Government Member Only Free Breakfast event with Nasa Walton, CDO of Residential Tenancies Authority
14 Sep 2018 21st Annual WiT Awards - It's Time to Shine!
06 Sep 2018 Arc Showcase & WiT Networking Event with Alex Moss
29 Aug 2018 ICT City Series Breakfast#2 - "Leading the Way in the Digital World: Embracing a new kind of leadership" with Sonia McDonald
24 Aug 2018 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam - Mentee Workshop
23 Aug 2018 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam - Mentor Workshop
26 Jul 2018 Life Sciences Strategic Professional Networking Evening
26 Jun 2018 2018 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 1
30 May 2018 Invite Only 2018 Board Readiness Program Graduate Luncheon
16 May 2018 ICT City Series Breakfast#1 "Fortune Favours the Brave" with Kylie Sprott from Xenith IP Group
03 May 2018 Life Sciences Professional Development Event - Shameless Self Promotion
26 Apr 2018 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
20 Apr 2018 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam - Mentee Workshop
19 Apr 2018 Women in Technology Mentoring Progam - Mentor Workshop
27 Mar 2018 Women in Technology NEW AND EXCITING Mentoring Program Launch
27 Feb 2018 Stand up and speak out, with Outspoken Women
27 Feb 2018 Empowering a healthier future... through the intersection of people, technology and science
07 Feb 2018 2018 Board Readiness Program
05 Dec 2017 WiT Christmas Party - Welcome in the Festive Season with us!
30 Nov 2017 Visualising Science
22 Nov 2017 EVENT POSTPONED TO EARLY 2018 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED Step Up #4 - Financial Security: What haven't you taken into account
14 Nov 2017 Resilience and the Science of High Performance
25 Oct 2017 ICT City Series Breakfast #4 - Disruption and Innovation: Be the Unicorn. Why there has never been a better time to break the rules and make no apologies
11 Oct 2017 AIIA Showcase the Role of the CDO - How CDOs work their magic in the digital space
13 Sep 2017 2017 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 2
01 Sep 2017 20th Annual WiT Awards
22 Aug 2017 Life Sciences Professional Development Event - The Imposter Syndrome
10 Aug 2017 Step Up #3 - Emerging Women in Leadership Workshop
14 Jul 2017 ICT City Series Breakfast #3 - Balancing the Masculine to Counter Disruption with Kristyn Haywood
28 Jun 2017 Step Up #1 - Building your Job Ready Tool Kit....continued (only open to previous participants)
21 Jun 2017 Step Up #2 - Closing the Gender Pay Gap - Contract Negotiation & the Confidence to Match
16 Jun 2017 Mentoring Program Session Two - Mentee Workshop
15 Jun 2017 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
31 May 2017 Life Sciences Professional Development Event - Communicate your Impact in the Real World
24 May 2017 2017 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 1
18 May 2017 Champagne & Coding - Learn to Code Workshop: how to code your very own website, blog or game!
17 May 2017 Queensland Government - The Future of Technology in Government
03 May 2017 Step Up #1 - Building your Job Ready Tool Kit
19 Apr 2017 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
29 Mar 2017 WiT Networking Wine & Shine
07 Mar 2017 WiT is proudly supporting 4th Annual Women in Leadership Queensland Summit
21 Feb 2017 ICT City Series Breakfast with Wendie Lee, General Manager IS Solutions Delivery - Super Retail Group
17 Feb 2017 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
16 Feb 2017 Mentoring Program Session One - Mentee Workshop (registrations only open to current EOI)
07 Dec 2016 WiT Christmas Party - Welcome in the Festive Season with WiT!
10 Nov 2016 Step Up Program Workshop Three - Getting Stuff Done: Time Management with Caroline McGuire
07 Nov 2016 Entrepreneurs & Executives - Panel Event
27 Oct 2016 Work On: Growth - Business Mentoring with Peer Action
25 Oct 2016 Life Sciences Breakfast - Nanotechnology a Scientist Trajectory with Nasim Amiralian & Chunxia Zhao - AIBN Researcher & WiT Rising Star Award Winner
24 Oct 2016 Invite Only 2016 Board Readiness Program Graduate Luncheon
12 Oct 2016 WiT Networking Drinks & Canapes - First Impressions
12 Oct 2016 WiT is proudly supporting the Women World Changers Summit
05 Oct 2016 ICT City Series Breakfast with Wendy Flavien - CIO of RSL Care
26 Sep 2016 2016 WiT Award Winners - Meet & Greet
07 Sep 2016 2016 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 2
02 Sep 2016 19th Annual WiT Awards
25 Aug 2016 Step Up Program Workshop Two - Difficult workplace conversations & negotiations with Steven York
23 Aug 2016 2016 Board Readiness Program
12 Aug 2016 Life Sciences Breakfast - Future Foods: Functional Foods; Flavoursome Foods
02 Aug 2016 ICT City Series Breakfast with Heidi Uytendaal, 2015 WiT Infotech Outstanding Achievement Award Winner
29 Jul 2016 The Sky is the Limit: Queensland Women and Drones
17 Jun 2016 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
16 Jun 2016 Queensland Government Women in Technology EOFY Networking Drinks
16 Jun 2016 Mentoring Program Session Two - Mentee Workshop (registrations only open to current EOI)
12 Jun 2016 WIT is proudly supporting the Women in Tech Conference
29 May 2016 STEMed 2016 - NOW FULLY BOOKED!
26 May 2016 Life Sciences Breakfast - Human Bionics, Union of Science, Industry & Clinical Need
24 May 2016 2016 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast Session 1
12 May 2016 Are you at a point in your career where you feel you need a "Step Up"?
29 Apr 2016 ICT Executive Pathways Program
20 Apr 2016 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
22 Mar 2016 World Water Day - Scientific Analytical Services Laboratory Tour
04 Mar 2016 WiT group AIM International Women's Day Debate
23 Feb 2016 ICT City Series Breakfast with Donna-Maree Vinci, Executive General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, BOQ
23 Feb 2016 Gold Coast Breakfast with Linda O'Brien - Pro Vice Chancellor Information Services, Griffith University
19 Feb 2016 Mentoring Program - Mentee Workshop (registrations only open to current EOI)
18 Feb 2016 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
09 Dec 2015 WiT Christmas Party - Welcome in the Festive Season with WiT!
25 Nov 2015 Step Up Program Workshop 4 with Fiona Craig - You're the Expert, Now Start Acting Like One
23 Nov 2015 ICT City Series Breakfast with Sam Kennedy, Director of Strategy and Innovation for Optus
17 Nov 2015 The 3D Printing Revolution Forum
27 Oct 2015 2015 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast
20 Oct 2015 Life Sciences Breakfast with Carolyn Mountford CEO and Director of Research, TRI
14 Oct 2015 Griffith Eskitis Nature Bank and Compounds Australia Tour
29 Sep 2015 Step Up Program Workshop 3 - Career Prospects with Sarah Yip & Kym Volp
28 Aug 2015 18th Annual WiT Awards
16 Aug 2015 National Science Week - Smashing the Glass Ceiling
13 Aug 2015 BE the Entrepreneur you want to be - from startup to stardom
11 Aug 2015 WiT Regional Breakfast and Networking - Cairns
11 Aug 2015 POSTPONED Life Sciences Breakfast Series with UQ DVCR Professor Robyn Ward
17 Jul 2015 Mentoring Program - Mentee Workshop
16 Jul 2015 How To Be An Effective Mentor Workshop
15 Jul 2015 Queensland Government Women in Technology EOFY Networking Drinks
29 Jun 2015 Life Sciences Breakfast Series with Dr Melina Georgousakis
26 Jun 2015 Step Up Program Workshop 2 - Social Media with Bruce Rasmussen from Carpe Diem Consulting and Liz Minchin from 'The Conversation'
16 Jun 2015 2015 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast
09 Jun 2015 18th Annual WiT Awards Launch Party
02 Jun 2015 WiT Scientifique Cafe Event - Cook Medical Presentation & Tour
28 May 2015 WiT Government Inspiring Women's Luncheon
27 May 2015 WiT Regional Breakfast and Networking - Townsville
26 May 2015 Invite Only 2015 Board Readiness Program Graduate Luncheon
12 May 2015 ICT City Series Breakfast with Sandy Geyer - EnQ
28 Apr 2015 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
28 Apr 2015 WiT Board & Chapters Pre Meeting
22 Apr 2015 Step Up Program Workshop 1 - Perfect Pitch with Jen Burrows
31 Mar 2015 Life Sciences Breakfast Series with Lyn Griffiths - Executive Director IHBI QUT
06 Mar 2015 WiT group AIM International Women's Day Debate
04 Mar 2015 2015 Board Readiness Program
20 Feb 2015 Mentoring Program - Mentee Workshop
19 Feb 2015 Mentoring Program - Mentor Workshop
10 Feb 2015 Hear&Say Tour with Dr Dimity Dornan AO
03 Dec 2014 Life Sciences Breakfast Series with Anne-Marie Birkill - OneVentures
27 Nov 2014 Perfect Pitch Workshop with Jen Burrows
27 Nov 2014 Queensland Government Networking Breakfast with Jen Burrows
26 Nov 2014 Christmas Lightbulb Networking with Jen Burrows
05 Nov 2014 ICT City Series Breakfast with Sue Rickerby - Director General DSITIA
29 Oct 2014 2014 Mentoring Program Closing Breakfast
15 Oct 2014 Invite Only WiT Awards Thank You & Debrief Luncheon
05 Sep 2014 17th Annual WiT Awards
28 Aug 2014 3D Printing for Medical Applications
08 Jul 2014 ICT City Series Breakfast with Jodi Schmidt - CEO TAFE Queensland
09 Apr 2014 Annual General Meeting of Women in Technology
27 Mar 2014 Mentor for a Moment
11 Mar 2014 WiT Social Media Workshop
09 Mar 2014 Join WiT for the IWD Fun Run - FREE EVENT
26 Feb 2014 WiT Networking at the Edge - FREE EVENT!
20 Jan 2014 WiT Board Meeting
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