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Leadership awareness and development: Developing an engaged workforce

7 & 8 November 2022


$779.00 general public, $679 Curtin alumni, current students and staff

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The environment we live and work in is fast changing, technologically and geographically distributed, and extremely diverse. The work that people do is becoming increasingly complex, interdependent, and knowledge intensive. Hence, to a greater extent than ever before, getting things done requires an ability to get things done with and through other people, and this requires effective leadership and a high level of employee engagement.

This two-day intensive masterclass sets the stage for leadership development, with a focus on the issues and challenges of leading responsibly today. This Masterclass takes an interactional approach to leadership and explores how the leader, followers, and the environment jointly influence each other. The increasingly dynamic and complexity of the world we are operating in makes the task of leading responsibly more difficult, uncertain, and complex. Therefore, we especially focus on developing morally decent and responsible leadership skills, that will engage and attract, rather than alienate and disengage employees.

Through interactive class activities, simulations, case studies, team discussions, and exercises, participants will be able to develop key insights into themselves as leaders, how they affect their followers and the environment, leading from the middle, ethical and moral requirements of leaders, and leading diverse teams.  

About the facilitators

Associate Professor Amy Tian

Associate Professor Amy Tian, works at the School of Management and Marketing, Curtin Business School. Prior to joining Curtin University, she worked at University of Western Australia and Cardiff University (UK). In addition, she has been a visiting scholar at universities in the People’s Republic of China, Germany, UK, and US. Her research is multidisciplinary and her main areas of research include human resource management, knowledge transfer, leadership, and multiculturalism. A key theme throughout her work is how to promote positive employee work-related outcomes and organisational performance. Her work has been published in international top tier academic journals and practitioner-oriented publishing outlets such as Harvard Business Review, where she has been recognised for her expertise in HRM, leadership, and knowledge transfer. Dr Tian has also received multiple scholarly and teaching awards.

Associate Professor Irene De Pater

Dr Irene de Pater is Associate Professor in the School of Management, Faculty of Business and Law. Before moving to Curtin University in 2020, she was Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore Business School (Singapore) and at the School of Psychology at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Irene received both her doctorate and master degree in Work and Organizational Psychology from the University of Amsterdam.

Her research examines various areas related organizational behavior, such as job design, motivation, internships, job attitudes, career development, moods and emotions, employee voice, and interpersonal behavior. This work has been published in scholarly journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Group and Organizational Management, and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Irene is an active reviewer for numerous scientific journals in management and psychology and currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Journal of Managerial Psychology.