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A+ Influencers: Influence with Authenticity

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ANU House Melbourne

Level 11, 52 Collins St

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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As leaders, we need to influence - influence people in more senior roles, influence our peers for support and mobilise our team to achieve an outcome. Without influence, it is difficult to create value for other people in a senior role. However, the traditional way to influence may not be authentic to us. Are there different ways to influence still achieving our goals and remain authentic? This session will explore the mechanics of influence and help you find ways to influence that is authentic to you.

Outcome

This session will help you to:

  • gain clarity to influence effectively in order to achieve more desirable results
  • gain confidence to influence authentically regardless of your positions
  • raise awareness and develop skills to critically self-reflect, to truly adapt and negotiate different context

About the faciliator

Wesa Chau has been a leader for two decades and had led work teams, national conversations, community groups and social movements. As a short, youthful looking Asian-Australian woman with a soft voice, she has developed her own framework on influence that is authentic to herself. She is currently CEO of Cultural Intelligence, a consulting company specialised in raising the understanding of the power of cultural diversity through research, training and consulting.

Her career started leading international students and has since held senior managerial and governance positions, including the appointment on the Multicultural Business Ministerial Council and the Ministerial Council for Womens’ Equality. In research, she explores topics ranging from cultural diversity, business, diaspora, philanthropy, diplomacy and politics. She worked on a number of ground-breaking research relating to Asian-Australians, "Asian-Australian Diaspora in Philanthropy", "Asian-Australian Leadership in Australia" and "International Cultural Engagements among Australians of Pacific Islands and Asian Descent".

Wesa was a fellow of the inaugural Scanlon-Swinburne Intercultural Fellowship, travelled to India and Malaysia visiting academics and government officials to better understand cultural diversity in India and Malaysia, and how the learning can be applied in Australia. In 2017, Wesa was invited to be a delegate on the Australia-China High Level Dialogue alongside senior political leaders such as Hon Julie Bishop, the former Foreign Minister and Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australian senior business leaders and diplomats. In addition to that she was a delegate of the Australia-China Youth Dialogue and Australia-India Youth Dialogue in earlier years.

Wesa has received several prestigious awards, including the Victorian International Education Internationalisation Award 2016 in recognition of her work with international students for over a decade. In 2013 she was the Australian Leadership Awardee from ADC Forum and an Inductee to the Victorian Womens Honour Roll. As a youth leader, she was named Young Victorian of the Year in 2010 and Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Award for Excellence in Service Delivery to Multicultural Victoria 2006.

Her tertiary education encompasses Engineering, Marketing, Law, Management and Governance. She is a current PhD candidate researching the topic of political skills.

Background

From the conversations at the recent Asian-Australian Leadership Summit co-convened by ANU, PwC and Asialink, we see an reoccurring theme that Asian-Australians are not seen at senior positions of leadership and influence within Australian institutions. Additionally from our own recent research titled Asian-Australian Leadership in Australia, the results show that Asian-Australians have complimentary skills compared to Australians. The problem is, however, Australian workplaces do not always recognise such skills as "leadership skills".

Many Asian-Australians desire to contribute to leadership in Australian institutions, and yet maintain their authenticity in doing so. To change Australian institutions will take decades and so in the interim, how do we equip Asian-Australians with the skills to contribute and play a leadership role to that change?

The A+ Influencers workshop series is created at an affordable price aim to help Asian-Australians to master leadership skills in an Australian context the authentic way and allow Asian-Australian natural behavioural preferences to shine at the same time.

Inclusiveness

Whilst this program has been designed specifically to target Asian-Australians, it is NOT exclusive. Non Asian-Australians who are drawn to the program are welcome to join.

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