CQUniversity to host inaugural leadership in health symposium

29 August 2022

Healthcare workers from across the country wishing to develop their leadership skills are being invited to attend CQUniversity's inaugural 2022 health leadership symposium in November.

The symposium will feature four high-calibre experts that will present on a range of topics including The University of Sydney's Associate Professor Loyola McLean' Psychologist and Director of Leading Transformations Samantha Carruthers' Challenge DV Acting Chief Executive Officer Keith Tracey-Patte and Flinders University's Professor Alison Kitson.

Symposium coordinator Professor Michelle Cleary said focus areas would include 'creating Positive Workplaces'' 'leadership' and 'Thriving and surviving in health and community services'.

"Participants will learn how to acknowledge the challenges and darker side of workplace culture and explore transitions to a healthier one'" Professor Michelle Cleary said.

"They will learn from successful leaders to help build a better platform for future leaders and will gain an understanding of how 'surviving' versus 'thriving' in the health and community services sector influences the kind of leader we come to be' and the kind of leadership we come to want."

In light of COVID challenges that our health and community care sector has endured' CQUniversity is providing the leadership development opportunity at no cost.

"You are welcome to attend any' or all' of the sessions'" Prof Cleary added.

In addition to a leadership panel discussion hosted by Director of the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) Dr Heather Lovatt' symposium presentation topics will include:

  • We are all walking home together: Leadership for personal and relational regulation - presented by Loyola McLean
  • Running low on empathy and optimism? Cultivating Authentic Leadership during COVID-19 – presented by Samantha Carruthers
  • Creating positive workplaces – presented by Keith Tracey-Patte
  • No more heroes: lessons from COVID and other disasters – presented by Alison Kitson

"The event will also provide a national platform for current and future healthcare leaders' academics and researchers to connect and build professional networks."

CQUniversity's 2022 Leadership in Health and Community Services virtual symposium will be held on Tuesday' 8 November from 9.15am-2.15pm (AEST). Places are limited. Registrations close on Monday' 31 October.

REGISTER: https://cqu.syd1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5cAJoaoIdM5oS6a