Wednesday 9 Sep 2020
⏰ MELBOURNE TIME
5.00 – 7.00 pm
⏰ LOCAL START TIME
Dr Nuala Dent
Academic Teaching Staff, NIODA, Australia
Nuala brings a systems-psychodynamic approach to her work to surface the unspoken and largely unconscious issues that influence how people take up roles, perceive what is happening and make decisions. With a deeper understanding of the workplace experience, clients are better able to consider organisational structures, processes and resources and create opportunities for sustained change.
Nuala is a faculty member a NIODA and her consulting services focus on leadership development and organisational change.
Nuala has completed her PhD at La Trobe University focusing on the experience of working in a team that is spread across multiple locations and the impact on workers’ ability to take up leadership and authority in their roles, accountability, productivity and workplace health.
CEO annecto, Australia
Estelle has worked across a range of community social services, education and public sector settings, in various roles including with experience as a psychologist, staff educator, CEO and Board Director.
She holds postgraduate qualifications in psychology and management, and has particular interests in innovation and human systems. Estelle is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the
Australian Human Relations Institute and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Prof Susan Long
Director of Research NIODA, Australia
Currently, she supervises research students and conducts organisational research. Susan also teaches and supervises doctoral candidates at different universities and teaches in the INSEAD Master of Coaching and Consulting program in Singapore.
As an organisational consultant in private practice Susan works with organisational change, executive coaching, board development, role analysis, team development and management training. She originally trained as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist.
Prof John Newton
Chair Academic Board of Goverance, NIODA, Australia
From 2002-2008 John was Associate Professor of Organisation Dynamics, RMIT University and Director of the Masters in Organisation Dynamics. He was the founding director (1987) of the Master in Organisation Behaviour at Swinburne University of Technology where he initiated the first Group Relations Conference for Australian postgraduate management students in 1988. This conference was offered annually introducing more than 500 managers to learning for leadership in the Tavistock tradition.
John is now a freelance consultant, part-time lecturer, action researcher and author who draws principally from the systems psychodynamic field.
Reflective Practice in Organisational Life Panel
Reflective practice involves the ability to reflect on decisions and actions made and/or contemplated in order to engage in a process of continuous learning. This aids in the anticipation of future actions and on their purpose and processes. It links theory and practice; through reflection team members are able to identify and articulate theoretical and practical ideas within the context of their work. Reflection takes a conscious look at emotions, experiences, actions, and responses, and uses this information to inform practice.
Reflection can also lead to working hypotheses about hidden or unacknowledged dynamics in teams. This in turn can address previously held ‘unspeakable’ ideas, which once raised can be dealt with creatively.
Small group discussion
Discussion forum with panels