ATEM Inc & the L H Martin Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Management

proudly presents a Leadership Masterclass in

Leadership Literacies for the Knowledge Era

A residential leadership program to be held at
Deakin Management Centre,
Deakin University,
Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

10 - 12 February, 2009

This Leadership Masterclass sets an ambitious agenda to test leadership literacies for the knowledge era, think in the future tense and give executive leaders much needed space for personal reflection and renewal to think deeply about their purpose and pathways to excellence.  

The tertiary education sector is competitive, dynamic, multi-layered and globally focussed and new leadership literacies draw on the leader’s ability to build strong relationships, know themselves and their people well, and, lead with vision and strategy.   These times call for new ways of doing business, not more of the same things that are not working.
This residential program is for Executive Leaders in the tertiary education sector (including tertiary administrators and academics in Australia and New Zealand) who lead Divisions, Faculties, Departments, etc.

This Executive Masterclass has four foci:

Reflect, Recharge, Renew (built in to the whole residential program)
Values, Vision and Valour (led by Deborah Nanschild)
Engage, Empower, Enlighten (led by Heather Davis), and
Focus, inFluence and Futures (led by Maree Conway)

Registration Fee GST (incl) and includes 2 night's 4 star accommodation, meals, refreshments, ‘Windows in Workplace Values’ Personal Profile.

Earlybird fee for payments until 20 December, 2008:  $2200 ($2000 for ATEM Members)

Full fee: $2500 ($2300 for ATEM Members).

About the Main Presenters

Heather Davis at Waypoint Consulting is pleased to present and manage this year's Executive Leadership Masterclass for ATEM Inc.   Heather is an Associate Fellow of ATEM Inc and has a long held interest in leadership, staff and organisational development for the knowledge era.   Heather has more than 10 years experience in the tertiary education sector as a former Research & Doctoral Studies Manager, librarian and sessional lecturer in Information Management.   Heather holds a BBus (RMIT), a Master of Professional Education & Training (Deakin) and is currently enrolled in a PhD with the School of Management at RMIT.

Heather will lead the "Engage | Empower| Enlighten" Masterclass session on Day 2.

Deborah Nanschild (

Deborah is a Leadership, Management and Education Consultant with 30 years experience in private enterprise, universities, communities and the public sector.   She is highly innovative and creative with an extraordinary breadth of life experience and who can focus on the possibilities that lie ahead for organisations and their people.   Deborah's commitment to lifelong learning and leadership that accelerates human potential underlies her outstanding ability to motivate people and her capacity to implement theory into best practice, which she does with individuals, teams and organisations.  

Deborah has received numerous awards including an Award of Merit from the Prime Minister for her innovative programs, project management and business solutions.   Deborah is currently writing her PhD thesis on the implications of values based leadership development for Australian organisations through Deakin University.   She also holds a Masters Degree, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Teaching and outdoor leadership qualifications.

Deborah will lead the "Values | Vision| Valour| " Masterclass session on Day 1.

Maree Conway (

Maree Conway runs Thinking Futures, a collaborative consulting practice that helps people think long term and to use that thinking to build stronger strategy.   Maree works primarily with people in educational and non-profit organisations who are ready to move beyond business-as-usual thinking to build robust and sustainable strategy for the future.

Her expertise is focused around strategy development and implementation, and the use of futures approaches to strengthen strategic thinking. Maree helps people challenge their current thinking paradigms and see beyond the constraints of today to build strong futures for themselves and their organisations.

Before establishing Thinking Futures, Maree had a successful career as a tertiary education manager for almost 30 years, working in policy, planning and strategy roles in both faculties and university contexts. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Griffith University, a Masters in Educational Administration (Honours) from the University of New England, and a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Foresight from Swinburne University of Technology.

Maree will lead the "Focus | inFluence | Futures" Masterclass session on Day 3.

logo-atemAbout ATEM Inc

The Association for Tertiary Education Management Inc (ATEM Inc) is the pre-eminent professional body in Australasia for tertiary education administrators and managers. Established in 1976 as the Australian Institute of Tertiary Education Administrators (AITEA), ATEM Inc has grown to around 1,350 individuals and 60 corporate members. ATEM Inc members are found across the breadth of the academic environment, including Universities, TAFE's, Polytechnics and Wanangas, private providers, government departments and other related organisations.

ATEM Inc and its members are committed to the advancement of the profession of tertiary education administration and management in order to support and develop excellence in professional practice and institutional management.

For more details see the ATEM Inc website at

If you have a query about the Masterclass please contact Heather Davis (, +61 3 52616638)



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