Latest research into the under representation of women leaders in the Western Australian public sector conducted by the UWA Business School's Consortium for Diversity at Work (CDW) has identified the need for a more coordinated approach as the key to increasing the number of women leaders in the public sector. Key recommendations are the establishment of a ‘Women's Leadership Development Unit' and the appointment of a government Minister solely responsible for women's leadership development.
It is well recognised that the nature and organisation of work is undergoing rapid and far reaching change and diversity. How employers and society deal with this diversity will be crucial for not only the success of government and businesses, but the implications for us as individuals.
To find out more about the work of the Business School's Consortium for Diversity at Work and how it is engaging with the Australian business community and conducting its timely research with significant business implications, click here.
This month we sat down to lunch with two of the Business School’s stalwarts to examine the careers of husband and wife team, Professor Ken Clements and Professor Izan, Deputy Dean of the UWA Business School. Between them, they have contributed more than 50 years to the Business School and UWA.
The Business School congratulates Dr Renu Burr and Dr Simone Pettigrew on winning a teaching a learning award at the recent awards announcement.
The Excellence in Teaching Awards began in 1991 as a Guild initiative. Since then, the awards have developed as a joint initiative with the University. These are individual awards aimed at recognising teaching and supervision and are governed by a joint Guild/University Committee.
March witnessed more than 700 Business School students graduate, with more than 460 undergraduates receiving a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics. 41 graduated with a masters degree, 26 with honours, 27 with a graduate diploma or certificate and 137 with MBAs. A special mention must go to our graduates attending from offshore campuses in Singapore, Manila and Jakarta.
This month witnessed current and former Business School staff gather to toast successes of the former GSM and its staff.
With glasses of bubbly in hand, former GMA President and MC for the function, Charlie Gunningham welcomed some of the instrumental leaders of the GSM including founder Andre Morkel, previous directors Reg Appleyard and David Plowman, and outgoing director Geoff Soutar.
This month, the UWA Business School celebrates the achievements of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation (CEMI). Associate Professor Tim Mazzarol, the driving force behind CEMI, will shift from administering the centre to focusing on his research. Prof Mazzarol will be taking a well-deserved sabbatical in July for a year, spending most of his time completing his two book projects. This will include spending four months in Europe gathering and finalising five years of research generated via CEMI from 13 countries around the world.
Leadership is one of the most studied, analysed and debated areas of business research, but according to DBA graduate and WA Australian Institute of Management Deputy Executive Director, Dr Shaun Ridley, our level of confidence in truly understanding leadership attributes remains low.
Mr Adrian Fini, Executive Director Development, Mirvac WA Ltd, and Mr Jimmy Wilson, President of BHP Billiton's Stainless Steel Materials customer sector group have been appointed to The UWA Business School Board of Directors.