eCPD - Collaborative leadership in a rapidly changing world
Women in Spatial
Date & Time
Friday, 7 Jan 2022
- 5:00 pm
This is a recording of the live webinar held on 7 July 2020.
Three SSSI members share what they have learned about alternative models of Leadership, particularly in the context of a rapidly changing world. This follows their recent experience as part of the largest all-women voyage to Antarctica in November 2019 for the Homeward Bound leadership initiative for women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine). The panel will talk about how the experience of Antarctica challenged traditional paradigms of leadership and how taking a non-hierarchical, collaborative approach can lead to better outcomes within your area of influence.
Our speakers are:
Dr Charity Mundava MSSSI, WaterNSW
Charity is a spatial scientist with interest in natural sciences, currently she works in the water resources sector in Sydney. On a recent Science leadership expedition to Antarctica, one thing that came to her mind was the connectedness and the fragility of our natural environment. Most of the world’s freshwater is stored in the Antarctic ice sheet. This spurred her desire to positively impact the current and future leadership of the water industry.
Raelene Forbes MSSSI, Snowy Hydro
After being an educator and then software consultant, Raelene jumped ship from an undergraduate degree in climate studies 14 years ago to study Spatial Information Science and hasn’t looked back since. True to her introverted tendencies, Raelene has spent much of that time in happy anonymity and obscurity. But that all changed a couple of years ago when the offer of a once-in-a-career strategic role came knocking on her door. Accepting the role meant relinquishing her anonymity and stepping up into visible leadership. Fortunately for Raelene, Homeward Bound came along at the same time to shape her leadership journey. She now works to share her HB learnings with others to address gender equity and foster the next generation of female leaders.
Dr Rebecca Handcock MSSSI, Curtin University
Rebecca is a Spatial Data Scientist with a PhD in Geography from the University of Toronto. Her research ranges from using remote sensing and sensor networks to monitor agriculture and water, to recent projects focusing on health, research evaluation and bibliometrics. Rebecca has previously held roles at Edith Cowan and Murdoch Universities and also spent 10 years as a research scientist at CSIRO, and the University of Washington. Rebecca was part of Homeward Bound HB4, a global initiative to foster leadership among women in STEMM fields.
This event is worth one SSSI CPD point.
Katie Le Miere