Tuesday 18 July 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm
Graduate School

In this interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore the characteristics of an effective team. Teams and teamwork are overused and often misunderstood concepts. Building a team requires focused, dedicated effort. We will discuss what it means to be both an effective team member, particularly in the context of cross-disciplinary collaborations.

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.

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Career Focus: 
Knowledge Transfer and Strategy
Transferrable Skills
Professional Skills