Tuesday 18 July 2017 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Graduate School

"Leadership is not about a title or a designation."  

This workshop will give you insights into what leadership means in the 21st century and the challenges of being a leader.  It will give you an opportunity to reflect on your own potential to lead and make a difference in the workplace.   

What students say:

"I felt I learnt so much from this session. Neil was very engaging, and I learnt a lot about being a 'leader' which has been very useful for me."

"The presenter was engaging and insightful and I have some good insights about leadership."


About the presenter: Associate Professor Neil Paulsen

Neil is an Associate Professor within the Management group in the UQBS. His research interests focus on intergroup perspectives on leadership, organisational change and identity processes. Current projects explore the role of professional identity in organisational change, group identification, and leadership transitions. He has published his work in international refereed journals and chapters, and in an edited book (with Tor Hernes). He has been the recipient of five ARC Linkage Grants and other industry research grants. His research partners include organisations such as Rio Tinto, BHPBilliton, CSIRO, and Queensland Health.

Prior to becoming an academic, Neil had over twenty years direct industry experience as a successful senior manager and consultant in public, private, and community sector organizations. He currently teaches in the award winning MBA program and has the opportunity to work with a range of UQBS corporate clients in leadership development programs. On behalf of UQ International Development, he coordinates short course fellowship programs for African participants funded by Australian Aid. Neil received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the School of Management in 2001, the UQBS Teaching Excellence Award (Postgraduate) in 2006, and was the 2006 recipient of the ANZAM Management Educator of the Year Award (sponsored by Pearson Education). In 2009, he received the inaugural UQBS Executive Education Award and in 2011 received the UQBS Industry Engagement Award. In 2013 along with other UQBS colleagues, Neil received a UQ Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (APEL) for his role in developing the MBA program and in 2014, a National APEL award for the same program.

AHEGS Approved: 
Career Focus: 
Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship
Knowledge Transfer and Strategy
Transferrable Skills
Professional Skills