Melbourne Business School Events Women in Leadership Workshop Series; Managing difficult conversations

Women in Leadership Workshop Series; Managing difficult conversations

Online
Thursday, 08 October 2020
10.00 AM - 11.00 AM
Free

This series of interactive workshops is designed to respond to three common challenges, with an emphasis on the nuances faced by women in the workplace. Guided by experts who teach on Melbourne Business School’s revered Women in Leadership Program, each hour-long workshop will equip attendees with tools and skills to manage difficult conversations and provide a supportive environment in which to share their own experiences and seek advice from our experts and each other.

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From this event

Associate Professor Carol Gill lead our first workshop and and presented her framework on:

  • How to initiate and manage a difficult conversation with staff, peers, leadership whilst maintaining good relationships and resolving conflict
  • What happens when you find yourself in a difficult conversation initiated by someone else
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About our speaker

Carol Gill, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Melbourne Business School

Carol has specialized in the fields of executive learning and development, human resource management and organization development, as both an academic and practitioner, for more than 25 years. She is a registered organizational psychologist, accredited coach, and certified fellow of the Australian Institute of Human Resource Management. Carol has worked in key roles within major private and public-sector organizations in leadership and executive development, human resources, workplace performance, employee relations, recruitment, and change management.

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More about this series

It is well documented that the enduring socio-economic impact of COVID-19 will be greater on women than men. In the workplace setting, unconscious bias may mean that women need to engage in more difficult conversations to influence the perceptions and behaviours of others. They may also be more likely to lose their jobs or face the need to negotiate or renegotiate terms of their employment. Further, women may take on more care responsibilities at home making COVID-19 even more difficult.

This series of interactive workshops is designed to respond to three common challenges, with an emphasis on the nuances faced by women in the workplace. Guided by experts who teach on Melbourne Business School’s revered Women in Leadership Program, each hour-long workshop will equip attendees with tools and skills to manage difficult conversations, 'silence' the self-critic and successfully negotiate. Sessions will provide attendees with a supportive environment in which to share their own experiences and seek advice from our experts and each other.

Workshop 3: Professor Mara Olekalns; Negotiations - Friday 4 December 2020, 10.00 - 11.00am