8th International Nurse Education Conference

Workshop: The Effective Academic: Key Approaches, Tools and Resources

Monday, May 7, 17:30-19:00

How can you be successful and happy in your academic career but still remain true to your values and have a life…?! Join this interactive workshop to learn the vital insights and habits needed to do great work as a time-pressed academic.

With world-renowned work published on academic effectiveness in the GuardianTimes Higher Education, and numerous journals, join our experienced facilitators from www.effectiveacademic.com to become equipped with vital tools and insights to start and stay focused on doing the right work and build a rock solid foundation for sustained and sustainable career success.

Applying the best thinking from research, and theory, this workshop is for anyone from any discipline seeking to be happier, more successful or more effective in their work, career and life.

Featuring insights from the facilitator's forthcoming book How to be a Happy Academic (SAGE Publications, March 2018)

What attendees have been saying:

"Excellent workshop - very engaging and thought provoking. It’s given me a lot to think about and I'm eager to begin implementing your suggestions."

"I found your style very effective and touching in the best sense of the word."

"This was EXCELLENT. Your team presentation approach was wonderful and you adapted nicely to the audience."

"Thank you again - it was such a great 2 days and I have returned to work more focused, less stressed and a whole lot happier."

Facilitator Bios:

Alexander M Clark, PhD, RN, BA(Hons), FCAHS

Alexander Clark, PhD, is Associate Vice President Research and Full Professor at the University of Alberta, and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader/Young Scientist. He fulfils leadership roles with a number of national research funding bodies across Canada. Alex regularly writes on academic career development, growth, and leadership, and has led workshops all over the world for a decade for researchers from all career stages on academic effectiveness, writing, and research. He speaks nationally and internationally to young scientists from across disciplines on academic career issues, including skills, teamwork, and mentorship. Alex’s research on heart disease has been published in some of the world’s most influential journals, including The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Journal of American College of Cardiology and Social Science & Medicine.

Bailey J Sousa, BA(Hons), PMP

Bailey Sousa, PMP, is the Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) based at the University of Alberta, and is an entrepreneur and workplace effectiveness advocate. Bailey has worked as a team leader, managing complex projects for over a decade in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures and roles in corporate, social enterprise, and academic settings. Her current role enables her to connect and connect with academics internationally, giving her a global perspective on effectiveness and the challenges faced. Bailey’s interests and contributions relate to workplace and academic effectiveness, leadership, and teamwork in complex settings, and she facilitates workshops all over the word in this area. In 2015, Bailey was also recognized as one of Edmonton’s Avenue Magazine’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’ for her contribution in her work and to her city.