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Women’s Leadership in Business Schools Event: Opportunities and Challenges

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Ever wondered why there are so few women as Head of Business Schools or Vice Chancellors?

Ever asked yourself if women face extra challenges on their way to leadership roles?

Join our workshop and have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues with our successful academics and highly regarded panel members including Head of La Trobe Business School Paul Mather, Professor of Accounting and Associate Head of La Trobe Business School Jane HamiltonLBS’s Professor of Practice Susan Inglis, LBS’s Associate Professor Suzanne O’Keefe, Dr Jeanette Fyffe, and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Amalia Di Iorio (panel chair). This workshop focuses on PhD students, early career researchers and staff of the La Trobe Business School, but we welcome anyone who is interested.

Afternoon Tea is included.

Preliminary Programme

Time Sessions
2:30 pm – 2:40 pm Welcome note: Introduction of panel members
2:40 pm – 3:30 pm  A short speech by panel members (10 minutes each)
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Question and Answer Session
4:00 pm – 4:05 pm Concluding Speech by the project members
4:05 pm – 4:30 pm Networking with afternoon tea

Time and Date

Date: 20 October 2016

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue: John Scott Meeting House Chamber, La Trobe University, Plenty Road & Kingsbury Drive, Melbourne, Victoria 3086

Cost: Free

Register: Please register via Eventbrite.

La Trobe students ‘stand out’ through Vicsport

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Vicsport offered students unique insights into the Victorian sport industry through its event ‘Standing Out From The Crowd’ at La Trobe’s Bundoora campus on Monday 16 May. This was organised in partnership with Pam Kappelides, Practicum Coordinator for Sport Management (Bundoora and Bendigo Campuses).

The presentation provided La Trobe third-year sports management students the chance to hear from a panel of four knowledgeable speakers from the Vicsport Professional Network (VPN). The panel was attended by 80 students.

Students were first given four 10-minute lectures from Alexis Carydis (Graduate of Sport Management Program 2 years ago/National Pathway Coordinator, Netball Australia), Bronwyn Madigan (Owner/Director, Event Dynamix), Grant Cosgriff (Executive Director, Triathlon Victoria) and Angelique Lele (Operations Manager, Sportspeople) who stressed the importance of upskilling, teamwork and networking when entering the workforce.

The audience was then broken into four groups for individual workshops, led by the speakers, who discussed valuable pointers aimed at maximising the students employment chances following the completion of their degrees.

The panel was then available for questions and networking following the session to provide further insightful industry knowledge and answer any specific queries the students had. Lecturer for Sport Management at La Trobe, Pam Kappelides, said events like “Standing Out From the Crowd” allow her students to gain ‘real life examples’ from people working in the field. “Bringing people out to students, who are currently in the industry makes them start to think like graduates rather than students,” she said.

“It makes them realise they need to start thinking about how they’ll go about getting jobs.”

“Vicsport gives them an edge because not every degree does this… La Trobe students get exclusive access to these events to expand their skills and knowledge.”

The VPN is a membership program that provides professional sport development and networking opportunities specifically for Sports Administrators. Vicsport are one of many organisations who have sport partnerships with La Trobe University, aimed at creating meaningful educational, research, social and community outcomes through sport.

Watch the highlights from the speakers’ presentations in the clip below:

La Trobe University National Water Forum – Are we ready for the next drought?

 

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Abstract

Australia is commonly described as the driest continent on earth. However, on average Australians have more access to water per head of population than many other places in the world. The challenge of managing water in Australia is that rainfall is highly variable both spatially and temporally.

At the conclusion of the millennium drought Australians had witnessed several policy successes and arguably a number of policy failures in response to drought. Rather than dwelling on these, this year’s Water Forum asks ‘are we better prepared for drought given the current policy and institutional settings?’

The 2015 Water Forum, organised in part by La Trobe Business School academics Professor Lin Crase and Dr Bethany Cooper, will focus on preparedness for drought and the prospect of better dealing with water shortages. As with previous events the Forum will use high-calibre keynote speakers to give shape to the theme of the Forum and also provide an opportunity to divide into separate industry strands of interest covering:

  •  Environmental Water
  •  Urban Water
  •  Agricultural Water

The Forum is free, and open to practitioners, policy makers, researchers and resource managers. We welcome involvement by early career professionals.

Forum

Date: Thursday 12 November 2015

Time: 8am – 4pm

Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University, University Drive, Wodonga

RSVP: Call the Center for Water Policy and Management on 02 6024 9835, email us at cwpm@latrobe.edu.au or register via the corresponding webpage.

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