Wed, 28 Jul | Microsoft Teams

Webinar 9: Influencing and Leading Others

How to influence without positional authority
Webinar 9: Influencing and Leading Others

Time & Location

28 Jul, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AWST
Microsoft Teams

About the Event

As researchers, we often need to influence others, even when we don’t have direct authority over a person. For example, you might want to get a colleague onboard in a shared research project, or persuade someone senior to take a different direction. An influencing approach can also be more effective when you do have authority, such as when you want to get a PhD student to take a different direction. So, how do you influence others? What strategies work best? Does gender make a difference? In this webinar, the ninth in the "Small Wins" series, ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Sharon Parker (Curtin University) will provide evidence-based strategies to help you influence others. She will be joined by two female ARC Laureate Fellows, Professor Alexandra Aikhenvald (Central Queensland University) and Professor Jolanda Jetten (University of Queensland) who will share their tips for improving persuasion and influencing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to virtually share tips with each other, and ask the guests questions. We hope to see you online!

About the speakers:

  • Sharon K. Parker is an ARC Laureate Fellow, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor, and the Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design within the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University. Sharon’s research focuses on job and work design, employee performance and development, mature workers, mental health and well-being, and related topics. Sharon is a recipient of the ARC’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award, the developer of the Women in Research initiative, and the host of the Women in Research "Small Wins" webinar series.
  • Alexandra Aikhenvald is Adjunct Professor at Central Queensland University, a linguist, and an Australian Laureate Fellow. Her research interests are on gender, information source and epistemology, focusing on numerous languages of New Guinea and Amazonia.
  • Jolanda Jetten is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Queensland. Her research is concerned with group processes, social identity and intergroup relations. She was employed as an ARC Future Fellow (2012-2016), UQ Development Fellow (2017-2019), and most recently an ARC Laureate Fellowship (2019-2023).

Eligibility: Open to all women academics who engage in research as part of their role, Level A to Level E, across all disciplines and Universities/Research institutions

Cost: Free but registration is essential to access the webinar

Platform: Microsoft Teams (please note that attendees will need to have Microsoft Teams downloaded to access the event)

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