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Women's public sector leadership: Learning from what works

Project Summary

  • Sector: Women in Leadership
  • Country location: Australia, Indonesia
  • Grantee: Flinders University
Photo of two women, Helen McLaren and Cassandra Star.
Helen McLaren and Cassandra Star, Flinders University South Australia, July 2018. Photo credit: Catherine Leo Photography -

Project description

This joint project by Flinders and Padjadjaran Universities will draw on the experience of senior female public sector leaders, in Indonesia and Australia, to develop a women's leadership workshop to be held in Bandung, Java. The project aims to build collaborations between the two countries and support the advancement of women in public sector leadership in Indonesia.

Senior female public sector leaders from Indonesia and Australia will meet in Adelaide to share their experiences of successful leadership, particularly knowledge and policy informed change. Researchers in Bandung will then survey women government leaders, with a focus on variables and factors that are enabling of women's success in change leadership. Findings will inform the development of a final workshop for women who are both new to, and established, public sector leaders in Bandung. The workshop will be informed by evidence of 'what works' for Australian and Indonesian women in leadership, from the perspective of successful women. The project will be led by Dr Helen McLaren and Associate Professor Cassandra Star of Flinders University, and Dr Ida Widiangsih, Universitas Padjadjaran.

Key dates

Public sector women leadership forum, Adelaide, 03 December 2018 to 10 July 2018

Research workshop and training, Bandung, 01 April 2019 to 30 April 2019

Indonesia female public servants leadership workshop, Bandung, 1 July 2019 to 31 July 2019

Evaluation reporting, Adelaide, 01 August 2019 to 31 August 2019

Journal articles, Adelaide, 01 September 2019 to 30 September 2019

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute grant offer: $30,000.00 GST in addition
  • Total project value: $94,517.93
  • Social media:
    • @ResearchWomens
    • @Cassandra_Star
    • @helenmclaren11 ‏
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