Communication Styles & Leadership Potential

  • October 18 2018 - 5:30pm
  • Venue: Western Beach Room, Deakin University


Do women & men communicate differently? If so, do these differences explain why more men than women hold leadership roles?

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion with Dr Margaret Byrne as we explore the impact of communication styles on leadership potential and a possible way forward via an inclusive leadership style.

Sponsored by the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environment, Deakin University

When:     Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Time:       5.00pm (registration) for a 5.30pm start to 7.30pm
Venue:     Western Beach Room, Sally Walker Building, Deakin University Waterfront Campus (enter off Cunningham St.)
Cost:        A free event for GMC & ENG Members; $30 non-members

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers who are interested in gaining a better understanding of different communication styles within their teams and the unconscious biases that may be attributed to each style
  • Managers seeking to increase the diversity within their teams
  • Employees seeking to improve their communication styles with a view to maximising their own leadership potential

Your Facilitator

Dr Margaret Byrne has a career-long, passionate commitment to developing women leaders. Her research focus over many years concerns what goes on (and so often goes wrong) to disadvantage women’s career progression, including the careers of women from other cultural backgrounds. She is known for the way she balances intellectual rigour with a passion for practical outcomes that make a measurable difference to leaders and their organisations.

Margaret’s work has been published widely in print, film and online formats. She’s been a senior executive in several large organisations and has consulted on diversity and inclusion challenges in a dozen countries around the world. She’s  a past winner of the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the Corporate Sector Category, and holds three awards for innovation in the design of executive development programs.