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USQ Leadership Conference 2021 - Positive Leadership in Challenging Times

15 - 19 MAR 2021

Learn to lead with USQ Leadership Conference 2021 - Positive Leadership in Challenging Times.

Hear from Australian Netball Coach, Vicki Wilson, and a fantastic line-up of academic and professionals talking about issues arising in leadership, and dealing with difficult times.

Update (23/03/21): Session recordings available below.

Program | USQ Leadership Conference 2021

In this engaging and inspiring keynote, Shadé will:

  • Take you through an exploration into the mindset essentials required for success through an introduction to the neuroscience of how the brain works and how we respond when faced with change,
  • Introduce you to the fundamental elements required of transformational leadership as a student, and the 5 simple and actions hacks for greater happiness, including how to overcome limiting beliefs and live up to your potential – based on her best-selling book.

We are all hopeful of adventuring out in our lives, to reach our goals and to embrace our natural development. However, the pathways forward are typically never easy with many obstacles seemingly invisible. During this session, you will have the opportunity to take an aspiration for a test walk, using the environmental interaction framework to get a sense of how to make your aspirations become realities.

Identifying as sexually or gender diverse is not always easy. Luckily we have a strong history of resistance and allyship that can make living authentically much easier today.

As a student at USQ, what does it mean to be learning, living and thriving as a person with a diverse sexuality or gender identity? How can USQ make your growth as a learner a positive experience? How can you act as an ally to folk who identify as queer, or gender diverse?

Using rainbows and unicorns shows how we can create an environment that enables us all to thrive!

Vicki Wilson is a former Australian Netball Captain and arguably the world’s greatest goal shooter. Listen to Vicki’s story on being a successful captain and the challenges of leading the team through difficult times.

Watch Vicki's talk (Panopto, 38:18).

Jennifer Jasinski is the College Wellness Educator of the USQ Health and Wellness team, a Master Instructor for Mental Health First Aid and a certified coaching professional. She has been cajoling, empowering and encouraging university students for the past nine years. Her speciality is devising personalized strategies for overcoming overwhelm and circumnavigating barriers for seeking help.

Watch Jenn's talk (Panopto, 16:55).

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Due to technical difficulties this session was unable to go ahead. We will endeavour to reschedule within the next couple of weeks.

Adaptability is one of the most crucial qualities in life, study, and career. In this workshop, Michael Healy will lead you through a reflection on your own adaptability, including some strategies for becoming more adaptable in these challenging times. Michael will work through the 4 Cs of career adaptability: concern for the future, control over personal success factors, curiosity about possible futures, and the confidence to take action.

"Michael Healy"

Many students worry about their employability post-graduation in the context of the changing world of work. In this webinar students will learn about what are the drivers of change, what the changes mean for them and how they can take advantage of the changes.

This session is also the final instalment of USQ Careers and Employability's Planning Your Career webinar series.

In this interactive seminar, Dr Jasmine Thomas and Rian Roux will explore some of the factors that make our current era Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA). Together we will discuss the nature and value of citizenship, scholarship and leadership integrity as they relate to university students and graduates.

Dr Jasmine Thomas is the Associate Director (Academic Integrity) within the Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching. This position has been designed to ensure that academic integrity approaches across the University are consistently informed by strategy, pedagogy and digital opportunity. Jasmine's background is in law, having completed her PhD in legal ethics and philosophy. She maintains a sessional position lecturing Privacy and Data Protection Law at USQ.

Rian Roux works as the Academic Integrity coordinator at USQ and is currently undertaking PhD research which explores a transformative approach to student leadership development in Higher Education. His study focuses on the democratic function of universities and the development of ‘citizen scholars’ who display the graduate attribute of ‘ethical leadership’. Over the past fourteen years he has worked in a wide range of settings, including social enterprise and business start-ups as well as secondary and tertiary education.

Throughout the week, you will have the chance to ask your questions through the online form. These questions will be put to our guest presenters at the USQ Leadership Conference Q&A Panel on Friday 19 March, 10am.

While we can't guarantee that every question will be put to the presenters during the Q&A, we will do our best to have every question answered.