Professor Victor Callan
Professor of Management and Director of Research, UQ Business School
Victor has over 30 years of experience as a senior university manager, organisational researcher and management educator and consultant. During 2010-11, for example, Victor was working with senior executives and managers in areas of management and leadership development, and various aspects of human resource management and workforce planning for clients such as New Zealand Telecom, IP Australia, Bank of Queensland, Suncorp, Xstrata, Thiess, Lang ORourke, and UQ Executive Programs. He has also completed major reviews for DEEWR in Canberra, DEEFST in Adelaide, and IBSA in Melbourne in the areas of leadership, innovation, and workforce development.
Victor specialises in organisational reviews and change management, human resource management, program evaluation, management and leadership development, management research in terms of qualitative (interviews, focus groups) and more quantitative studies (surveys, analysis of existing organisational data) of organisational performance and employee attitudes, and assists firms in aspects of strategic human resource management.
Victor’s expertise are in: management and leadership development; capability development; 360 degree and survey evaluations; innovation and change management; organisational development; performance management; workforce development; human resource management; organisational behaviour; strategic management; and executive mentoring.
Mr Greg Latemore
Director, Latemore Consulting - Industry Fellow (UQ Business School)
Greg has lectured at UQ Business School since 1997. Greg also conducts or co-conducts a range of public Executive Education Programs for UQ Corporate Education. These programs include: The Leadership Challenge, Educational Leadership, Business Ethics, Sports Leadership; Leading People, Leading Teams; Inspiring Executive Leadership and Business Strategy for Leaders of Human Capital.
Greg is also the Director of Latemore Consulting. As a management consultant, he has worked at all levels within organisations throughout Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand in both the public and private sectors. Greg has extensive consulting experience for many Queensland and Commonwealth departments, and private sector organisations.
Greg specialises in strategic management, executive coaching, change management, executive and management development and team building. He is qualified in a range of development tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Benchmarks, Profilor, the Multi-Factor Leadership Questionnaire, Strategic Alignment, Lominger/VOICES, EQi, EQ 360, and the suite of tools through Team Management Systems.
He has facilitated many team building workshops and has acted as a third-party facilitator in conflict resolution and role negotiation since 1981. He provides executive coaching and is an experienced conference presenter and workshop facilitator.
Associate Professor Frank Pollard
Program Director, Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management, Griffith Business School
Partner, Connectify (Consultancy)
Frank has a broad range of executive experience working in and with large corporate organisations as both a senior executive and external consultant. He has worked specifically in the area of leadership development for the past six years. Frank does this in his own consultancy practice (www.connectify.com.au) and is also an Associate Professor and program director in the Griffith Business School, responsible for a post graduate leadership program.
Frank is particularly interested in the following areas related to leadership:
- Values: personal integrity; recognition of the worth of others.
- Interpersonal competency: emotional intelligence; communication skills.
- Adaptability: recognition of personal limitations, ability to engage others in providing solutions (asking the right questions), ability to operate in environments of uncertainty.
- Influence: understanding the levers of change.
- Organisational climate and culture: identifying aspects of culture and organisational climate; understanding competing values.
- Integrated thinking: as a way to view complexity and resolve ‘wicked problems’.
- Appreciative inquiry: as a productive and positive way to view and manage change.
Dr André Taylor
Leadership Specialist, International WaterCentre
André is an environmental and social scientist. In 1991 he began working as an environmental manager. In the mid 1990s he specialised in urban water and waterway management. In the mid 2000s he became a specialist in institutional capacity building and leadership development.
He currently works as the International WaterCentre’s Leadership Specialist and directs his own consulting business. He also coordinates a Masters level leadership course (Leadership in a Complex Environment) for the University of NSW. He is also Chair of the Urban Water Management Scientific Expert Panel for Healthy Waterways Ltd (SEQ). He has previously held positions within Monash University, Ecological Engineering, the WA Water and Rivers Commission, Brisbane City Council, Woodward Clyde Pty Ltd, and the Tasmanian Department of Environment.
André undertook his PhD on emergent leaders (‘champions’) in the sustainable urban water industry. His leadership-related experience includes:
- Designing, delivering and evaluating leadership development and training programs that have been customised through local research.
- US trained: The ASTD’s Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate (2008).
- Trained coach and mentor: The AIM’s Coaching & Mentoring Program (2009).
- Keynote conference speaker and published author on water and sustainability leadership.