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Thu, 28 Oct


Future of Work Institute

Making the Most of Leadership Opportunities and Challenges in Academia: A User’s Guide

with John Curtin Distinguished Professor Marylène Gagné and Professor Julia Richardson

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Making the Most of Leadership Opportunities and Challenges in Academia: A User’s Guide
Making the Most of Leadership Opportunities and Challenges in Academia: A User’s Guide

Time & Location

28 Oct 2021, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AWST

Future of Work Institute, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia

About the Event

A recent study reported that most people who take leadership roles in academia do so because of two motivations: to prevent someone else from taking the role or because they were pressured into doing so. Whereas leadership roles in academia present significant challenges they can also be very rewarding and an important learning experience. In this workshop we will explore how to prepare for a leadership role, how to navigate the challenges and opportunities including the importance of support networks, creating and managing power relationships (managing up and down) and how to safeguard your own career trajectory and emotional well-being.

About the Speakers

  • Professor Marylène Gagné is John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University’s Future of Work Institute in the Faculty of Business and Law. She is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and past associate editor at the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She is also recipient of an American Psychological Association Dissertation Award and a Canadian Psychological Association New Researcher Award.
  • Professor Julia Richardson is Head of School of Management and Marketing at Curtin. She is also an internationally recognised careers scholar and former Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. Julia has held several leadership roles in the private and public sector including in universities in New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and now in Australia


In-person or online via WebEx. Please note in-person attendance is strongly encouraged as this workshop will be highly interactive.

Level 1 Function Room

Future of Work Institute

78 Murray Street

Perth WA 6000


RSVP to Diane Garnham is essential (

About the Future of Work Institute (FOWI) Academy

​The FOWI Academy is an informal program of learning, designed for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) within the domains of Management, Organisational Psychology and Organisational Behaviour. People from other disciplines and all career stages are welcome to join at any stage. For more information, click here.

About the Future of Work Institute

The Future of Work Institute promotes productive and meaningful work as an essential foundation of a healthy economy and society. The Institute is located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University. For more information, click here.

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