International Nurse Education Conference

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

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

The demands on academic settings and those working in them continue to rise. Publishing, funding, engagement, and mentorship - social media, mass media, leadership and teaching - the demands on academics increase, diversify and evolve. Concurrently: jobs, resources, and institutional / research funding are becoming more scarce. More needs to be done better with less and by fewer academics.

In this interactive workshop, engage with and harness the best and latest thinking, research and approaches to help support you and your workplace be effective in the new realities of the modern University. Consider how you can meet the diverse demands of the changing academic workplace and take your career, research and teaching to the next level amidst this complex and demanding context. Develop and consolidate your knowledge, skills and strategies to meet the challenge of becoming, being and staying effective, successful and happy.

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

Alex Clark is a Full Professor at the University of Alberta.  His research draws on complexity theory to research aspects of heart disease – it has been published in some of the world’s most influential journals, including: the British Medical Journal, Heart, Social Science & Medicine, The Lancet, Journal of Advanced Nursing and Sociology of Health & Illness. This work uses qualitative and quantitative methods, includes systematic review, and incorporates theory.  Dr. Clark chairs or has served on numerous scientific grant review panels in Canada and is the Chair of the Board for the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology. For his contributions to the development of young scientists across disciplines, he was recognized in 2011 as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. @DrAlexMClark

Bailey J Sousa, BA(Hons), PMP

Bailey Sousa is the Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) based at the University of Alberta.  Bailey has worked as a project manager and team leader for over a decade in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures and roles in corporate, social enterprises and academic settings.  Her interests and contributions relate to workplace effectiveness, leadership and teamwork in complex settings and she facilitates workshops around the world in the area. In 2015 Bailey was also named one of Edmonton's Top 40 Under 40 for her contributions to the city. @BaileySousa