Communicating with influence

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Exclusive professional development session with Dr Geraldine Kennett, Director of the MBA Program at La Trobe University

How we communicate, influences others. Discover your communication style and learn techniques to adapt it to build productive relationships.

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Date:
Thursday 03 June 2021 06:00 pm until Thursday 03 June 2021 07:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Future Students Centre
1300 135 045
Presented by:
Dr Geraldine Kennett
Type of Event:
Future Student Information
Cost:
Free

Perceptions of how we communicate has a significant impact on our ability to influence others. We all have a standard way of communicating which we adopt most of the time. Dependent on the person and/or situation we may adapt our communication style to benefit ourselves or the other person.

Once you understand your own communication style and those of others you are able to adapt your style to improve the communication experience for both parties, especially with those people with whom communication can be difficult.

In this forum we will help you to:

  • Understand your natural ‘social style’ preferences
  • Understand how to communicate with different social styles
  • Identified possible techniques for adapting your behaviour to build productive relationships with people at all levels


Dr Geraldine Kennett

Director, MBA Program
La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University

Dr Geraldine Kennett is the Director of the La Trobe Business School MBA Program. She was previously a Professor of Practice in Management and Director of Industry Engagement at La Trobe University where she was responsible for teaching, curriculum development and providing industry engagement initiatives for the Business School.

Before joining La Trobe University she was the Institute for Public Administration Australia’s (IPAA) Victorian Chief Executive Officer responsible for the development and management of a range of professional development programs and services for members.

Geraldine was also the Institute’s Program Director, Australian Industry Group’s Membership Strategy Manager and Australian Human Resource Institute’s, Professional Development and Membership Manager. She served for eight years as Deputy Chair of Multicultural Arts Victoria and four years a Board member of Connecting Home (formerly Stolen Generation Victoria).

Her qualifications include a Doctorate of Business Administration and a Masters in Training and Development. She is an editor for the Australian Journal of Public Administration and the American Journal, and reviewer for Review of Personnel Public Administration and Journal for Global Responsibility.

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