Promote Cultural Change

Leveraging data from the Metrics Project, we are working together with the institutes 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 WiSPP institutes.


  • Inclusive Leadership Training Program 2018 - This is a research and training project aimed at maximizing performance and building future capability in Australian science. The program is 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 is that inclusive leadership can facilitate higher productivity, retention, engagement, morale and innovation.

program in development

  • Cross Institute Equity Task Forces  2018 - WiSPP have conducted a preliminary review of the qualitative and quantitative metrics data collected in 2016 to  identify focus areas for further exploration by the Task Forces.

These include:

  • Progression/Promotion Disparity
  • Work/Caring Integration
  • Leadership and Accountability 

Focusing on these three areas  the task forces will enlist men and women from all levels to: (a) clarify the problem (b) identify the underlying causes and (c) develop an action plan to eliminate the gender difference.