Executive Partners Program Events 2019


Leadership Forum: Leadership in the Era of Industry 4.0

Researchers at Citibank and the University of Oxford estimated that 57% of jobs in OECD countries — an international group of 36 nations including the U.S. — were at high risk of automation within the next few decades.  Are Industry leaders and students prepared for this rapid change in the workforce due to advancements in technology such as AI, Robotics, etc? What will be the impact on society and will this create an income gap between those with technical skills and those without? What does leadership look like in the Era of Industry 4.0?

This leadership forum will be delivered by industry expert and Executive Partner Stuart Snyder, and academic expert Assc Prof Claudine Soosay. Together they will examine the leadership issues in the Era of Industry 4.0 from both an industry perspective and an academic perspective.

Time: 7.30am to 9am
Date: Thursday, 17 October
Location: Leve2, Pridham Hall, UniSA City West Campus

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Previous Events

Leadership Forum: Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility

In the wake of current debates arising out of the inquiries into the Banking Industry, Aged Care and Water Management, this leadership forum will explore the broad theme of Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility. The speakers will be industry expert and Executive Partner Brian Hayes QC, and academic expert Professor Sumit Lodhia. They will examine issues of corporate social responsibility, integrity and ethical leadership; each from their respective practitioner and academic perspective.

Q & A opportunities following the speakers’ presentations will be provided to encourage further lively discussions.

Time: 7.30am to 9am
Date: Friday, 22 March 2019
Location: UniSA Business School Atrium, Yungondi Building, 70 North Terrace


Career Skills Workshop: Intercultural Intelligence - Start Local Grow Global

Should I extend my hand for a handshake, or should I just hold it against my chest and smile, or how low should I bow my head before I embarrass myself or worse still, my guest. Yes, internationalisation often finds us in a challenging and sometime uncomfortable situation especially when dealing with important business transactions. These are the small yet important things which are not taught in class that seem trivial, but will certainly make an impact on the success (or failure) in conducting business in a culturally diverse environment.

Run in an interactive seminar-style and facilitated by Executive Partner and Entrepreneur Bill Chin, this fun and impactful session will incorporate the views and experiences in the room from students and business leaders alike and go beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity to achieve business objectives in culturally diverse settings.

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Date: Friday, 10 May
Location: Level 1, Pridham Hall, UniSA City West Campus



Speed Mentoring: Managing Your Career

This is your opportunity to discuss 'all things career' with four highly accomplished industry leaders. In this intimate session you will be able to engage with some of Adelaide's most successful business leaders and learn the secrets of their success! Whether you're interested in obtaining a job, potential career change or getting a promotion - no career question is off limits.

Four inspiring Executive Partners will share their wisdom, experience, knowledge and passion in their career. So, regardless of your area of study or professional role, where you work, or your aspirations, this speed mentoring session promises to be an invaluable and potentially life enhancing experience.

A light lunch will be provided. This event is open to all postgraduate students.

Time: 12pm to 3pm
Date: Friday, 12 July
Location: Level 6, Hawke Building, City West Campus

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Career Skills Workshop: Power, Influence and Persuasion

The ability to influence others is critical to effective leadership and management.

Influence is derived through various means including the perception of power we have, and our ability to persuade others to adopt a particular view or behave in a particular way.

In this workshop, Executive Partner Ms Michelle Bentley, General Manager of Hender Careers, will explore with you:

  • Different bases of power - how to leverage and possible outcomes
  • Influencing others - through persuasive communication, via changing mediums
  • Getting and retaining the attention of others
  • Tips on effective communication - skills fundamental to influencing and persuading
  • Disagreeing with someone more powerful than you - dos and dont's
  • Impression management - what do others see or feel
  • Global and local power brokers and influencers

An interactive and engaging workshop, with many handy 'takeaway' messages - a workshop not to be missed.

A light lunch will be provided. This event is open to all postgraduate students.

Time: 12pm (for a 12.30pm start) to 3pm
Date: Friday, 30 August
Location: Y1-70, Yungondi Building, 70 North Terrace, City West Campus

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