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CAUDIT Leadership Series

The CAUDIT Leadership Series has been developed in collaboration with the faculty of the CAUDIT Leadership Institute (CLI) with the aim of bringing leadership themes to the sector.

The Leadership Series is offered free and available to all staff from CAUDIT member organisations including past and future participants of the CAUDIT Leadership Institute and will be delivered online.  Sessions are designed to be interactive, fun and informative and will provide examples of key leadership techniques and themes - for those already familiar with the topics this is a timely reminder of why they are so important for today's leaders, and for those experiencing them for the first time - a taster of what you can expect from the CAUDIT Leadership Institute and other CAUDIT professional development programs.

CLI Faculty led sessions will explore concepts from the current CLI program with the faculty led sessions presenting an opportunity to glean insight into key leadership themes and their practical implementations.  Guest speakers will also be introduced to the series on a range of topics.

Please note that these sessions are not recorded.

Past Sessions

Thursday 18 November 2021
Leadership Series - Collaborative Leaders: Key to Student Success

About: In the wake of a global pandemic, designing learning environments for student success has created new opportunities and challenges. IT and Library professionals are key members of learning design teams. This session explores collaboration frameworks and skills that will allow you to partner in University leadership efforts that strategically address emerging teaching and learning opportunities and challenges. 
Presenters: Linda Jorn and Jill Benn

Tuesday 19 October 2021
Leadership Series - The Diversity Bonus: Unleashing the Potential of Inclusive Teams

About:  A wealth of research shows that diverse teams working in inclusive environments are better at solving complex problems. Yet, even with increased attention to these issues, many leaders are challenged to articulate a strategic case for these efforts in IT. 

Join a session to consider the Diversity Bonus, a framework that demonstrates strategic benefits to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Explore examples of these concepts across a number of settings, and dialogue on how these approaches can be translated into Higher-Ed IT teams and organizations, including your own.
Presenter: Michael Cato

Thursday 30 Sepember 2021
Leadership Series - Authentic Leadership

About:  When people work alongside a truly authentic leader, they’ll often give their whole hearts and minds to the cause. Authentic leaders inspire teamwork and loyalty can spread throughout the organisation, resulting in high morale and product of extraordinary results. Authentic leaders inspire trust in their teams. But what does it take to be an authentic leader and can it be taught?
Presenter: Kerrie Campbell

Thursday 26 August 2021
Leadership Series - Leading a Culture of Success

About:  Since the world was rocked by a global pandemic, we have seen the worst and best of leadership and its critical impact on society. This session explores how leadership drives cultural practice and can make the difference between success and failure.
Presenter: Sarah Chaloner

2020 Sessions

Friday 24 July 2020
Leadership Series - Leading in a State of Flux

About:  During the open forum, participants have an opportunity to talk with members of the CAUDIT Leadership Institute faculty about the current climate and how innovation requires Information Service Leaders to be nimble and agile in embracing change.

Thursday 13 August 2020
Leadership Series - Creating the right Culture

About:  Join Sarah Chaloner and explore the concept of 'workplace culture' by defining what it really looks like and how you can successfully foster and maintain it within your organisation and teams.

Thursday 17 September 2020
Leadership Series - CLI Careers by Design Lightning Round

About: Jill Benn and Michael Cato guide you through the planning, goal setting and strategic and tactical actions and assessment necessary for success in career management during this lightning round session based on their popular CLI session ‘Careers by Design’

Friday 16 October 2020
Leadership Series - CLI Life Design for Uncertain Times Part 1: Starting from Where You Are

Facilitated by:  Michael Cato and guest Joan Cheverie

About:  Work/life balance is something many of us struggle with, especially now. Reframing balance gives you more room to create innovative solutions to balance challenges and to find alignment between your daily life and your priorities. Join us to adopt a designer’s mindset around balance and explore changes to improve your sense of wellbeing.

Tuesday 20 October 2020
Leadership Series - Bold Leadership

About: Join Linda Jorn to learn about the importance of creating your leadership values, reflect on and share current values that guide your leadership activities, and discuss why these values are important for bold and resilient leaders.

Wednesday 11 November 2020
Leadership Series - CLI Life Design for Uncertain Times Part 2: Using Energy as a Guide

Facilitated by:  Michael Cato and guest Joan Cheverie

About:  Energy is the fuel in your tank that allows you to get things done. With dramatic changes in the structure of our work and personal lives, consider how small, incremental changes to your daily activities help to replenish and sustain your energy. Join us to learn about a tool to assess your energy patterns and strategies to maximize your ability to thrive.

Wednesday 09 December 2020
Leadership Series - CLI Life Design for Uncertain Times Part 3: Learning from Failure

Facilitated by:  Joan Cheverie and  Heather Shaughnessy-Cato

About:  Failure, mistakes, set-backs — no matter what we call it, failure is something we all experience and can be difficult to face. A growth mindset, which focuses on learning from your experiences, can be helpful when navigating failure. Join us to explore a design-thinking assessment tool to reflect on things that did not go as planned, capture lessons learned, and consider practical steps to implement those learnings..