Conference and Event Management


NZ Women in Leadership 2013 – Canterbury Regional Roadshow

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Thursday 14 November 2013.

Lincoln University.

Room D6 Landscape Architecture Building, Lincoln University, Ellesmere Junction Road, Lincoln. Please refer to this link for parking information.

12:00pm – 5:00pm.


Time Activity
12:00pm Registration and buffet lunch
12:15pm Opening and welcome – NZWIL
12:30pm Session One
Workshop: “Dealing with changes in strategic direction. Identifying key challenges and creating strategies for success”.
Facilitated by Professor Sheelagh Matear, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Academic Programmes and Student Experience, Lincoln University
2:15pm Session break – ‘NZWiL Alumni networking’
1:45pm Session Two
Keynote: “Building the Foundations of Exceptional Leadership: Leadership as Conversation and Calling”.
Facilitated by Dr Peter Cammock, MBA Director and Senior Lecturer, University of Canterbury
3:30pm Networking with Vice-Chancellors, Senior University Leaders and NZWiL Stakeholders. Drinks and nibbles.
5:30pm Session concludes

Speaker bios
Dr Peter Cammock
Peter_CammockPeter Cammock teaches and researches leadership at the University of Canterbury. For the last few years, he has been the Director of Management Development (and the UC MBA). Peter has a strong interest in complexity, creativity and positivity in leadership and in the personal foundations of emotionality, character and alignment that underlie effective organisational leadership. He has been described as “one of the nation’s best leadership writers” and is the author of two books, “The Dance of Leadership” (2001, 2003) and “The Spirit of Leadership” (2008, 2009, 2013) and a number of international publications.

Peter’s consulting experience spans over twenty-five years and includes facilitation, coaching, advisory and developmental roles with the senior management teams of numerous private and public sector organisations. He has been involved in executive coaching for over 15 years and during this time, has worked directly with over a hundred CEOs, GMs and senior managers from the private, public and local government sectors.

Professor Sheelagh Matear
sheelagh.matearProfessor Sheelagh Matear is Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academic Services and Student Experience at Lincoln University, a position she has held since the end of 2012, following eight years as Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Lincoln University and 11 years as an academic in the Marketing Department at the University of Otago’s Business School. Sheelagh is experienced in academic programme development, quality assurance and policy development. Her current position focuses on institutional academic quality, all aspects of the student experience and pathway and vocational education.
Sheelagh is pleased Lincoln University has a number of women in important decision-making roles, including four females on the Executive Leadership Team. However, she would like to see more women in such positions, particularly younger women, because they bring a different perspective.

Sheelagh knows the power of systems and believes they can be used to encourage more women into senior management positions like hers.

“There needs to be an expectation and acceptance in universities that women can move into these types of roles, that they can advance to them and they are worth doing. But just as much, women need to be prepared to put their hands up and give it a go.”

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