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Woodside's sponsorship of the UWA Business School is gaining traction. The recent appointment of internationally-renowned Professor, David Day as the Woodside Professor in Leadership and Management is a key element in the joint strategy to invest in improving the business and commercial skills of university graduates as well as currently employed managers and executives. Professor Day's role involves providing leadership and fostering excellence in the Business School's teaching, research and community engagement areas particularly in areas related to leadership and management.
According to Tracey Horton, Dean of the UWA Business School, "Ensuring we attract internationally-renowned Professors such as Professor Day is critically important in order to position the Business School as one of the most influential Business Schools in the Asia Pacific region. We are certain the appointment of Professor Day will reap related benefits for us in terms of attracting other highly-qualified faculty members to work at the Business School as well as high-potential PhD students, who are much needed in order to ensure we have a robust pipeline of junior faculty members for the future."
Woodside's commitment to the Woodside Professor in Leadership and Management is an excellent example of its ongoing investment in the educational and business future of Western Australia. Woodside CEO, Don Voelte said, "The future of the resources industry depends on continued improvement in both business and technical skills which requires strong links between the business and university sector." He continued, "Woodside is leading the way, and I encourage others who value the importance of education to come forward and invest in this state's future."
Professor David Day comes to the UWA Business School from the Lee Kong Chian Business School of Singapore Management University (SMU). Prior to SMU, he was at Pennsylvania State University. He is a graduate of the University of Akron, Ohio. He has published several authoritative books on leadership development including "An Integrative Theory of Leader Development" (2008 The Psychology Press) and "Succession Planning and Leadership Development: A Guide for Effective Talent Management" (2007 SHRM Foundation). Professor Day is also an Associate Editor of prestigious journals such as Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review.