Program

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Day one: Monday 13 November

Career options, aspirations and goals

11:00 Registration

Midday: Opening of workshop followed by working lunch and introductions

13:45 Panel discussion 1: A short walk in mathematics and physics careers
Our panellists from both outside academia discuss their careers.
Panellists: Sue Barrell (Bureau of Meteorology), Chennupati Jagadish (ANU), Madhura Killedar (USyd), and Brendan McMonigal (Google)

The panel, discussions and questions will be facilitated by Nanda Dasgupta (ANU) and Nalini Joshi (USyd)

15:30 Afternoon break

16:00 Breakout session 1: Aspirations and goals
Guided by discussion leaders, participants form groups and discuss their career goals and aspirations.
Discussion leaders:
Madhura Killedar (USyd) and Christine O’Keefe (CSIRO)
Annette Berriman (ANU) and Lesley Ward (UniSA)
Helen Maynard-Casely (ANSTO) and Brendan McMonigal (Google)

17:30 Welcome drinks and dinner

21:00 End of day one

day two: Tuesday 14 November

Gathering the building blocks of a career

09:00 Introduction
Merryn McKinnon (ANU) will facilitate all panels

09:05 Panel discussion 2: Building a long-term perspective in research
Panellists: Igor Bray (Curtin), Benjamin Burton (UQ), and Susanne von Caemmerer (ANU)

10:30 Morning break

11:00 Panel discussion 3: Outreach and service
Panellists: Deb Kane (Macquarie Univ.), Scott Morrison (ANU), and Lesley Ward (UniSA)

11:45 Panel discussion 4: Developing resilience along a career trajectory
Panellists: Margaret Barbour (USyd) and Natalie Chapman (gemaker)

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Panel discussion 5: Towards a successful grant application
Panellists: Hans Bachor (ANU), Stephen Buckman (ARC), Naomi McClure-Griffiths (ANU), and Mary Myerscough (USyd)

15:30 Afternoon break

16:00 Breakout session 2: Career development
Guided discussion leaders, groups of participants explore strategies for career development.
Discussion leaders:
Jodie Bradby (ANU) and Nalini Joshi (USyd)
Margaret Barbour (USyd) and Naomi McClure-Griffiths (ANU)
Joan Licata (ANU) and Nanda Dasgupta (ANU)

17:30 End of day two

day three: Wednesday 15 November

Gathering the building blocks of a career and presenting yourself

09:00 Introduction
Merryn McKinnon (ANU) will facilitate all panels

09:05 Interactive workshop 1: Public speaking and promoting your research and results
Presenters: Will Grant and Merryn McKinnon from the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science (CPAS)

10:30 Morning break

11:00 Panel discussion 6: Employer needs and expectations in industry and other non-university sectors
Panellists: Anita Dwyer (DFAT), Hugh Fahy (MYOB), Andrea Huggins (CSL), and Ian Mann (BluGlass)

13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Interactive workshop 2: Pitching your message
Presenters: Will Grant and Merryn McKinnon from the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science (CPAS)

15:30 Afternoon break

15:45 Interactive session: Interview and media skills
Presenter: Melanie Bagg (AAS)

16:30 Mock interviews or group networking exercise

17:45 Drinks and finger food

18:45 End of day three

Day four: Thursday 16 November

Progressing further

09:00 Introduction
Merryn McKinnon (ANU) will facilitate all panels

09:05 Panel discussion 7: Leadership skills, collaborations and building networks
Panellists: Jenny Graves (La Trobe Univ.), Christine O’Keefe (CSIRO), and Margaret Sheil (UoM)

10:30 Morning break

11:00 Talk 1: Time management and prioritising
Speaker: Kate Gunn (CAASTRO)

11:40 Talk 2: Applying for promotion and managing expectations
Speaker: Rachel Webster (UoM)

12:20 Lunch break

13:00 Free afternoon

18:30 BBQ dinner at ANU

21:00 End of day four

Day five: Friday 17 November

Putting learnt things into practice

09:00 Breakout session 3: Research grant application review
In pairs, participants review their 100-word grant application summaries before presenting them to discussion leaders.
Discussion leaders: Hans Bachor (ANU), Nanda Dasgupta (ANU), and Nalini Joshi (USyd)

10:30 Morning break

11:00 Breakout session 4: CV development
In pairs, participants review their CV and identify areas for improvement.
Discussion leaders:  Nanda Dasgupta (ANU), and Nalini Joshi (USyd)

12:00 Feedback and staying in touch

13:00 Lunch and goodbyes

14:00 End of workshop

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