Meetings 2021-2022

If you are interested in being on the mailing list and/or attending our events please contact Anne-Wil Harzing (anne@harzing.com). We also maintain a readings and inspirations section and have a Twitter hashtag #cygna_london. A quick overview of past presentations can be found here. For a full description of our network see: Celebrating CYGNA: Supporting women in academia.

Meeting 42: 24 September 2021,13.00-16.00:
All the WHYs and HOWs you need to know about Coaching

Organizer: Linn Eleanor Zhang, Loughborough University London

See blogpost for write-up and resources: CYGNA: The WHYs and HOWs of coaching

PART 1: How can coaching help enhance your career?

  • Axèle Giroud, Professor of International Business, Alliance Manchester Business School: Why do I want to pursue coaching as a senior leader?
  • Raija Salomaa, Senior Executive Coach, Coaching Supervisor, www.crossnomads.com: Why would it be beneficial to enhance career capital through coaching?
  • Judie M Gannon, Senior Lecturer - Coaching & Mentoring/Human Resource Management, Oxford Brookes Business School: Why as female academics should we all engage with coaching and mentoring?

PART 2: How to get started as a coach and coachee?

  • Nathalie van Meurs, Senior Lecturer Business & Management, Middlesex University Business School: Why would accredited coaching be my choice?
  • Lesley Hetherington, Owner of LESLEY HETHERINGTON LTD: The 5 WHYS that you need to know about coaching. Download slides
  • Athina Dilmperi, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Middlesex University Business School: How to make the most out of coaching sessions as a coachee? Download slides

Meeting 43: Thursday 18 November, 10.00-12.00:
Happily ever after? Co-creating wellbeing in academia

Organizer: Sarah Drakopoulou Dodd, University of Strathclyde

See blogpost for write-up and resources: CYGNA: Co-creating academic well-being

Most of this session was conducted in break-out rooms for more interactive discussions. A big big thank you to our wonderful facilitators.

Meeting 44: Friday 17 December, 14.00-16.00: Christmas celebration

Organizer: Shasha Zhao, University of Surrey

See blogpost for write-up and resources: CYGNA: Secret Santa at the 2nd pandemic Christmas

Meeting 45: Friday 21 January, 10.00-12.00:
Diversity of academic career paths

Organizer: Carole Couper, Sheffield University Management School

See blogpost for write-up, copies of the slides, and additional resources: CYGNA: One size doesn't fit all - Diversity of academic career paths

Presenters

  • Axèle Giroud, Professor of International Business, Alliance Manchester Business School:  Academic & Policy path: my journey and pros and cons
  • Khalida Malik, Adjunct Fellow, School of Business, Western Sydney University: Multinational & Eclectic Path: Boundaryless careers and lessons learned
  • Carole Couper, Sheffield University Management School: Industry & Academia path: Moving from industry to academia and lessons learned
  • Martyna Janowicz, Tilburg University, Executive Secretary & Senior Policy Advisor:  Academia & Academic Management path: the cycle of discovery, challenges and lessons learnt

Meeting 46: Friday 25 March, 14.00-16.00:
Supervising and being supervised: Expectations and experiences of the doctoral journey

Organizers: Judie Gannon, Oxford Brookes University, UK; Ciara O'Higgins, Deusto Business School, Spain; Viviana Meschitti, Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy.

See blogpost for write-up and resources: CYGNA: Supervising and being supervised

Presenters

  •  Dr Anne Lee, consultant on academic and educational development, leadership, coaching and mentoring and developing effective doctoral supervisors: Factors impacting the relationship between supervisor and doctoral candidate. Download slides.