MONDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2018
Opening Welcome and Housekeeping
Jason Mangan, Director ITS, The University of Auckland
Morning Tea – sponsored by OSS
The members of the panel are all in areas where there is a continued focus on change and transformation. We will discuss how diversity contributes to transformation and innovation, where there are challenges and the potential for the future.
Sue Roberts, University Librarian and Director Libraries and Learning Services, The University of Auckland
Katrien Pagnaer, National Sales Manager, Amazon Web Services
Elinor Swery, Solutions Architect, Soul Machines
Sarah Marshall, Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, AUT
Dan Teo, Director, Radically Consulting
Liz Coulter, Panel Facilitator
WORKSHOPS GROUP A
Leveraging your social media
There are excellent benefits to be gained from connecting with professionals via social media. However, many of us don’t make the most of online opportunities. The focus of this workshop is how you can use social media, particularly LinkedIn, to promote your personal brand and identify and engage your networks.
Career Development Manager,
The University of Auckland Business School Careers Centre
Diversity in thinking
Explore how to tap into the power of diversity of thinking for successful design and delivery of IT projects through this interactive workshop. During this 90 minutes, we’ll introduce you to the concepts of thinking preferences using a range of activities including wine glasses, balloons and much more. You’ll learn how to spot people’s different thinking preferences which is a real skill in building highly effective teams.
Sue Atkins and Annette Hamilton
Join Dr Lester Levy for an introduction into Story Telling.
“Presentations consisting of facts and figures are quickly forgotten. If you’re lucky, people might remember 15% of such a presentation – but they remember 85% or more of a story, ten, twelve, even twenty years later. Stories offer a powerful boost to understanding, and they also help with application and action.”
Dr Lester Levy
Enabling Action: Supporting your colleagues
Drawing on the experience of The Carpentries approach to teaching and learning, this workshop will provide practical advice for people who are mentoring or teaching ‘beginners’. The Carpentries is a diverse global community of volunteers who teach foundational coding, and data science skills worldwide. This interactive workshop will provide tips and tricks for creating effective and inclusive teaching and learning environments and strategies to enable yourself and others to learn, think and act!
Dr Cameron McLean and Yvette Wharton
WORKSHOPS GROUP B (a repeat of Group A Workshops)
B1 – Coach – Co-Achieving | B2 – Leveraging your social media | B3 – Diversity in Thinking | B4 – Story Telling | B5 – Enabling Action