Promote Cultural Change
Leveraging data from the Metrics Project, we are worked together with WiSPP’s five medical research institutes (MRIs) and two consulting organisations, the Centre for Ethical Leadership, and Strategic Research and Growth, to develop and pilot two innovative culture change programs across the five MRIs.
In 2016, the five WiSPP institutes collaborated to develop an agreed set of gender equity metrics and collected baseline data from each institute. The data confirmed that females are underrepresented at senior levels in the Parkville Medical Research Institutes.
In 2018, WiSPP established the Cross Institute Task Force Initiative to both better understand the reasons for a lack of gender equity (GE) in medical research and identify potential ways to improve GE in medical research leadership.
This research and training project was aimed at maximizing performance and building future capability in Australian science. The program was designed by academics and professional leadership coaches from the Centre for Ethical Leadership (CEL) specifically for teams working in a medical research institute (MRI) environment. The key premise of this pilot program was that inclusive leadership can facilitate higher productivity, retention, engagement, morale and innovation.
A final eport will be available soon