Fulbright Scholarship Information Session and Distinguished Chair Lecture

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Presenter:  Ms Tara Hawley, Australian-American Fulbright Commission & Professor Jean Lau Chin, US Fulbright Distinguished Chair, from the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University USA

Date: Jun 07, 2018

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Contact person:  Maryanne McKaige
T: 08 8946 6585
E: maryanne.mckaige@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Lecture Theatre Blue 5.1.01, Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus

Fulbright Scholarship Information Presentation

This session is open to the public.

Date: Thursday 7th June 2018
Time: 3 - 4pm
Where: Lecture Theatre 1.01 in Building Blue 5, Charles Darwin University.

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Ms Tara Hawley from the Australian–American Fulbright Commission will give a presentation on the Fulbright scholarships available to NT residents, including the Fulbright NT Scholarship, and how to apply.

Fulbright scholarships are open to Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Senior and Professional applicants from any discipline. In addition to these categories there are scholarships available for Indigenous applicants, those working in the not for profit sector and VET, as well as sponsored scholarships in a variety of fields such as mining.

Academics, Public Servants, business people and those from the not for profit sector are eligible to apply.

This year a suite of the most generous scholarships yet are on offer, the Fulbright Future Scholarships. These scholarships aim to improve the health, wellbeing, and prosperity of Australians by funding innovative, impact-focused projects.

Scholarship application information

W: Fulbright
T: +61 2 6260 4460 or
E: fulbright@fulbright.com.au

Public Lecture

Global and Diverse Leadership: New models of leadership for culturally diverse communities in the 21st Century.

Presented by Professor Jean Lau Chin, US Fulbright Distinguished Chair, from the Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University USA.

Professor Chin’s scholarship on diversity, cultural competence, leadership, Asian American, and women’s issues includes 18 books and numerous publications and talks. Her research examines leadership and cultural competence amidst rapid social change and growing population diversity. While in Australia, Professor Chin is also working on leadership development for indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Sponsored by the National Centre for Cultural Competence, University of Sydney

Date: Thursday 7th June 2018
Where: Lecture Theatre 1.01 in Building Blue 5, C
Time: 4 - 5pmharles Darwin University, Casuarina Campus

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Leadership today is more important than ever as the 21st century brings about rapid and significant change in society and our institutions.

As our communities become increasingly diverse and more connected internationally, we find existing leadership models are not inclusive of all groups; they reflect the prevailing dominant culture and not the leadership of minority and indigenous groups or women. Nor are these models culturally competent for how diverse leaders can be effective with the groups they lead or the outcomes they intend to achieve.

Preliminary research (Chin & Trimble, 2014) demonstrate that culture and diversity matters in leadership which, in turn, is influenced by the social identities and lived experiences of leaders and followers, and shaped by cultural values and expectations, and by social and organizational contexts. Few studies of leadership address diverse and culturally competent leadership. We need to move from leadership prototypes and models rooted in narrow Western or Eurocentric paradigms to more complex and multidimensional paradigms.

Professor Jean Lau Chin's current research is to examine the leadership styles of diverse leaders and how they are influenced by the social identities, lived experiences, and contexts.

Summary of findings from this work will be discussed with implications for what this means for higher education institutions and those interested in leadership. What is the paradigm we should use to examine and assess leadership that is culturally competent and inclusive? How do we consider the effects of social identities, lived experiences, and contexts when assessing or training diverse leaders? Are there cultural specific concepts to consider and how might they emerge in the exercise of leadership? What is successful 21C leadership as our society and communities becomes increasingly global and diverse? Are there effective types of leadership that are not typically identified in the mainstream leadership literature?

For more information: http://www.cdu.edu.au/staff-net/fulbright