- Resilience and leadership are the focus of a Charles Sturt University online event for alumni on Wednesday 17 February which will explore postgraduate study options and how to upskill and boost careers
Charles Sturt University will present ‘The Future Careers and Work Forum: Resilience and Leadership’ online event on Wednesday 17 February.
Participants at the forum will explore postgraduate study options at the University and hear from expert industry leaders to learn the importance of leadership and resilience in the workplace, and find out how to upskill and boost their careers.
Ms Lorraine Ryan, Associate Director, Student Recruitment, University Events and Experience for the Division of Future Students, said this is the second event in the series.
“The Future Careers and Work Forum: Resilience and Leadership’ will connect prospective students who are considering returning to study with our academics and staff,” Ms Ryan said.
“The forum will inform participants on important details relating to postgraduate study at Charles Sturt University, from course information through to scholarships and how to re-invent their careers.
“In the forum they will hear from industry leaders and experts to learn the importance of leadership and resilience in the workplace.”
The event will be hosted by Charles Sturt alumna Ms Ellie Brown (pictured right), a leadership mentor and coach with a career spanning more than 20 years in leadership roles.
“As a leader we need to first understand ourselves, our values, strengths and derailers. It is only when we have taken the time to look within and be open to how the world sees us, that we can truly grow as a leader,” Ms Brown said.
“To do this means that you are on a lifelong journey of learning and reflection, the world is not a static place, so we also need to adapt, reorganise, learn and grow in response to disruption.”
The event keynote is Mr Martin Moore (pictured left), co-founder of the high performance leadership development business, Your CEO Mentor and host of the ‘No Bullsh!t Leadership’ podcast.
Mr Moore said, “They say that anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. The best leaders I’ve worked with can handle any crisis with confidence and composure. They never panic, and they are not fazed by things that knock most people over.”
The virtual event will run from 6.30pm to 8pm, via Zoom, and registrations are available online via the Charles Sturt website.
The event will begin with a welcome session, followed by the keynote speaker and then by ten 30- to 40-minute breakout sessions which include: health; cyber security, IT and data science; environment and sustainability; business; teaching; library and information studies; postgraduate research and the PhD; and, career GPS workshop: ‘Navigating your way to postgraduate studies’.
The program concludes with a Q&A with Ms Brown and Mr Moore.