Enterprising Women's Development Program

A development space for women

The Enterprising Women's Development program is open to all women at UniSA. The program offers a suite of development initiatives and activities designed for a range of target audiences, but all reflect our strong commitment to the University’s strategic intent and Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation Actions.

This year the program has been designed to:

  • Reflect our evolving environment with a blend of face to face and virtual activities,
  • build collaborative relationships and connections across our University community,
  • enable and grow our strategic capability.

For more information, or any questions or suggestions, please contact the People & Organisational Development team at staff.development@unisa.edu.au.

 

How to Register    How the Program works

 

2022 WORKSHOPS

Workshop Date Facilitator Audience
MAY

Strategic Networking

Wednesday 11 May Sharon Ferrier HEO6+/Level B/C Women
JUNE
Powerful Communication

Thursday 30 June

Rescheduled to 2 Aug

Mia Handshin, Leaders Institute of South Australia HEO7+/Level B/C Women
JULY

Steer Your Own Career

Tuesday 26 July Anna Lee, Leed Consulting All Women
AUGUST
Powerful Communication

Tuesday 2 August

 

Mia Handshin, Leaders Institute of South Australia HEO7+/Level B/C Women
SEPTEMBER

Powerful Communication

Fully booked

Tuesday 20 September Mia Handshin, Leaders Institute of South Australia HEO7+/Level B/C, HLP & Level D&E Women

Steer Your Own Career

Thursday 29 September Anna Lee All Women

OCTOBER

Strategic Networking

Tuesday 25 October Sharon Ferrier HEO6+/Level B/C Women

NOVEMBER

Advanced Negotiation Skills for Senior Women

Fully booked

Wednesday 2 November & Thursday 3 November Gary Edwards Level C+ & HEO8+

DECEMBER

Senior Women's Networking - Lighting Up Leaders

Friday 2 December Dr Gemma Munro

HEO9+ and Level D+ Women

 

2022 WORKSHOPS

MAY

MAY
11

Strategic networking

Facilitator: Sharon Ferrier, Powerful Presentations
Target group: HEO6+ & Level B&C Women
Date: Wednesday 11 May
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Location: Training Room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

‘People buy from people whom they like, know and trust.’

Competition is everywhere – people are spoilt for choice and in this high-tech world people are deciding with their gut as well as their mind. We want to do business with people we know and trust. Networking is vital for you to be able to build the relationships for people to want to do business this you

We will explore how to:

  • Meet and greet new people
  • Create favourable first impressions
  • Approach groups
  • Develop your own ‘10 second grab’
  • Build and maintain a rapport bridge
  • Follow up potential clients

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Understand the three levels of networking
  • Think strategically about the business relationships you need to develop and why
  • Build your profile and network in person and online
  • Create a 30-day networking plan

REGISTER HERE

JUNE

JUN
30

Powerful communication

Rescheduled to Tuesday 2 August


Facilitator: Mia Handshin, Leaders Institute of South Australia
Target group: HEO7+ & Level B&C Women
Date: Tuesday 30 June
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

UniSA is an active supporter of the South Australian Governor’s Leadership Foundation (GLF) program as part of our continuing commitment to the growth and development of our people. This flagship program from the Leaders Institute of South Australia is an experiential development opportunity that aims to enhance and accelerate leadership capability for established and emerging leaders in their field.

While this program is usually conducted within an intensive 10 month format, UniSA is now partnering with the Leaders Institute to run this element of the Governor's Leadership Foundation (GLF) program as a standalone offering for UniSA women.

Learning outcomes:

In this session participants will have the opportunity to learn from Leadership Institute specialists and engage in facilitated conversation with colleagues on topics designed to enhance their communication skills in topics including:

  • Leading with presence,
  • developing mindful presence in communication,
  • tips for powerful presentations focusing on leadership defining stories,
  • speaking into resistance.

Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to provide a catered lunch for full day workshops.  You are welcome to use the fridge available at venue to store your lunch or we'd be happy to direct you to local eateries.

 

JULY

JUL
26

Steer your own career

 

Facilitator: Anna Lee, Leed Consulting
Target group: All women
Date: Tuesday 26 July
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Location: Training Room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

In 2022, planning what you’re going to do tomorrow can feel overwhelming – planning the next phase of your life and career can feel almost impossible.

Whether you’re crystal clear on your career goals, or your only career goal is ‘to stay employed’, this workshop will help you:

  • reflect on what YOU (not your boss, your colleagues or your family!) want out of your life and career
  • identify specific, realistic steps you can take on a regular basis to bridge the gap between the present and your desired future
  • work out how you’ll overcome barriers and obstacles, so that you know what to do when they inevitably arise
  • practice using a simple, effective tool for goal-setting that leaves SMART goals dead in the water.

 

REGISTER HERE

AUGUST

AUG
2

Powerful communication


Facilitator: Mia Handshin, Leaders Institute of South Australia
Target group: HEO7+ & Level B&C Women
Date: Tuesday 2 August
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Location: Training room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

UniSA is an active supporter of the South Australian Governor’s Leadership Foundation (GLF) program as part of our continuing commitment to the growth and development of our people. This flagship program from the Leaders Institute of South Australia is an experiential development opportunity that aims to enhance and accelerate leadership capability for established and emerging leaders in their field.

While this program is usually conducted within an intensive 10 month format, UniSA is now partnering with the Leaders Institute to run this element of the Governor's Leadership Foundation (GLF) program as a standalone offering for UniSA women.

Learning outcomes:

In this session participants will have the opportunity to learn from Leadership Institute specialists and engage in facilitated conversation with colleagues on topics designed to enhance their communication skills in topics including:

  • Leading with presence,
  • developing mindful presence in communication,
  • tips for powerful presentations focusing on leadership defining stories,
  • speaking into resistance.

Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to provide a catered lunch for full day workshops.  You are welcome to use the fridge available at venue to store your lunch or we'd be happy to direct you to local eateries.

 

REGISTER HERE

SEPTEMBER

SEP
20

Powerful communication

This session is now fully booked

ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST

Facilitator: Mia Handshin, Leaders Institute of South Australia
Target group: HEO7+, Level B&C, HLP & Level D&E Women
Date: Tuesday 20 September
Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Location: Room Y1-70, Yungondi Building, City West Campus

UniSA is an active supporter of the South Australian Governor’s Leadership Foundation (GLF) program as part of our continuing commitment to the growth and development of our people. This flagship program from the Leaders Institute of South Australia is an experiential development opportunity that aims to enhance and accelerate leadership capability for established and emerging leaders in their field.

While this program is usually conducted within an intensive 10-month format, UniSA is now partnering with the Leaders Institute to run this element of the Governor's Leadership Foundation (GLF) program as a standalone offering for UniSA women.

Learning outcomes:

In this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn from Leadership Institute specialists and engage in facilitated conversations with colleagues on topics designed to enhance their communication skills in topics including:

  • Leading with presence,
  • developing mindful presence in communication,
  • tips for powerful presentations focusing on leadership-defining stories,
  • speaking into resistance.

Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to provide a catered lunch for full-day workshops.  You are welcome to use the fridge available at the venue to store your lunch or we'd be happy to direct you to local eateries.

 

SEP
29

Steer your own career

 

Facilitator: Anna Lee, Leed Consulting
Target group: All women
Date: Thursday 29 September
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Location: H5-02, Bradley Forum, City West Campus

In 2022, planning what you’re going to do tomorrow can feel overwhelming – planning the next phase of your life and career can feel almost impossible.

Whether you’re crystal clear on your career goals, or your only career goal is ‘to stay employed’, this workshop will help you:

  • reflect on what YOU (not your boss, your colleagues or your family!) want out of your life and career
  • identify specific, realistic steps you can take on a regular basis to bridge the gap between the present and your desired future
  • work out how you’ll overcome barriers and obstacles so that you know what to do when they inevitably arise
  • practice using a simple, effective tool for goal-setting that leaves SMART goals dead in the water.

 

REGISTER HERE

OCTOBER

OCT 25

Strategic networking

Facilitator: Sharon Ferrier, Powerful Presentations
Target group: HEO6+ & Level B&C Women
Date: Tuesday 25 October
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Location: Training Room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

‘People buy from people whom they like, know and trust.’

Competition is everywhere – people are spoilt for choice and in this high-tech world, people are deciding with their gut as well as their mind. We want to do business with people we know and trust. Networking is vital for you to be able to build the relationships for people to want to do business this you

We will explore how to:

  • Meet and greet new people
  • Create favourable first impressions
  • Approach groups
  • Develop your own ‘10 second grab’
  • Build and maintain a rapport bridge
  • Follow up potential clients

Learning outcomes:

This workshop will enable you to:

  • Understand the three levels of networking
  • Think strategically about the business relationships you need to develop and why
  • Build your profile and network in person and online
  • Create a 30-day networking plan

REGISTER HERE

NOVEMBER

NOV 2 & 3

Advanced Negotiation Skills for Senior Women

This session is now fully booked

ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITLIST

Facilitator: Gary Edwards
Target group: Level C+ & HEO8+
Date: Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 November
Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm
Location: Training Room (AU2-02), 101 Currie Street

Negotiation is the art and science of securing a win-win agreement between two or more independent parties. We negotiate every day with our work colleagues, our bosses, and our research collaborators, as well as with students and stakeholders within and external to the university. Although people negotiate all the time, most people know very little about the framework, skills and psychology of effective negotiations.

Negotiations come in all shapes and sizes: formal or informal, quick or slow, friendly or difficult. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to prepare for and carry out a successful negotiation in any situation. Gary Edwards will provide you with the framework that applies to every negotiation, and a range of tools and strategies that you can use in any situation.

Learning outcomes:

After completing the two part workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the underlying components and framework of a negotiation
  • Understand the pitfalls and traps that can lead you astray in a negotiation
  • Mange your own emotions and respond to different levels of emotion from the other party
  • Use a range of techniques to prepare for and carry out a negotiation in a range of situations
  • Understand how gender biases and stereotypes can affect negotiations, and how to counter the adverse affects and capitalise on the positives

About Gary Edwards

Gary is a former lawyer and a trained mediator who has extensive experience in providing training and coaching in communication, negotiation, conflict resolution difficult conversations. As an academic with UniSA for 7 years, Gary taught young lawyers the practical communication skills they need in practice, and has worked with SA Police on conflict resolution and negotiation programs, including as part of a team developing the competency standards for police hostage negotiators. For the past 20 years Gary has run his own business helping professionals in the private, public and education sectors communicate more effectively in any situation.

 

DECEMBER

DEC 2

Senior Women's Networking - Lighting up Leaders

Facilitator: Dr Gemma Munro
Target group: HEO9+ and Level D+ Women
Date: Friday 2 December
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: Bradley Forum, Level 5, Hawke Building

This senior women’s networking event is an opportunity to celebrate the year that has been and to prepare for future success in 2023!

In line with our commitments to workforce diversity and ongoing support of female leaders, at this event we look forward to hearing from Dr Gemma Munro

Gemma is an award-winning speaker, a transformative facilitator and a writer with a PhD in performance psychology. Winner of the Duncan Prize for speaking and a two-time Telstra Businesswoman of the Year finalist, Gemma is known as a catalyst for laughter, a-ha moments and wake-up calls. Gemma has spoken to audiences at Google, Amazon, PayPal, Qantas, Vodafone, and the NHS in London. She co-founded Inkling Group and was the founder of Inkling Women, known for its work across Australia, Asia and the UK in rapidly lifting the percentage of women at leadership level.

In her keynote, ‘Lighting up Leaders’, Dr Gemma Munro paints a new and very doable leadership paradigm: one that involves lighting up the leader within.

She talks through the two main shifts to create lit up leaders and the action steps under each shift. You are left with a set of tools that will help you to light yourself up - and to light up others. The bonus? You will leave feeling far more energised, and knowing how to quickly become happier, healthier and higher-performing. 

 

REGISTER HERE