Who will I meet at the Residentials?

As well as getting to know your fellow students, the residential is an opportunity for you to meet staff from the University of Sydney face to face before the online components of the course commence.


Leadership, People and Organisations
The Leadership, People and Organisations (LPO) residential in February is facilitated by Karen Rodrigues.
Karen has been an Adjunct Faculty member of the Australian School of Business (UNSW) teaching on AGSM (Australian Graduate School of Management) Programs since 2006. She has consistently received outstanding evaluations from course participants. Karen instructs in the areas of Executive Leadership and Change management. She has conducted short courses for organisations including Qantas, QBE, IAG, Telstra, ANZ amongst others.

She also teaches on the Executive MBA across all areas of Organisational Behaviour, including Managing People in Organisations, Managerial Skills, Managing Change and the Accelerated Learning Laboratory.

Karen brings significant corporate experience into her facilitation, drawing from her 12 years in a large corporation which includes 8 years as General Manager at Telstra Corporation looking after transformational change. She is also able to draw on unique overseas experience.

She now assists organisations undertaking transformational change with a particular emphasis on cultural change. Her focus is on influencing and embedding sustainable outcomes. She is passionate about working with individuals who are committed to extending their management and leadership capabilities.

Leadership: Managing Change
The Leadership: Managing Change residential is facilitated by Shashanna Evans-Kocinski. This is Shashanna’s second year facilitating two courses for the Sydney School of Veterinary Science’s Postgraduate Coursework in the University of Sydney. She also developed the course in Leadership Skills. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Australian Graduate School of Management in the University of NSW. A clinical psychologist and Director of Behavioural Insights Pty. Ltd., she is particularly well known in both the public and private sectors for her psychological approach to managerial and leadership skills.

At present her time is apportioned to clinical practice, CEO mentoring, and teaching for the Australian Graduate School of Management. In addition to academic publications, she has written two books for the general public - Make your Mark, published by Longman Cheshire is directed towards young adults in search of basic assertion skills. What it Takes, published by Pitman was originally written for young adults but has found a wider following in industry as it simplifies interpersonal and persuasive skills.

Her articles appear regularly in major newspapers and business magazines and she is often interviewed on Radio and Television. She is a sought after guest speaker and has addressed groups ranging from the Young Presidents Association and the Leadership Consortium to the Fellowship of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Project Management
The Project Management (PM) residential in July is facilitated by Jürgen Oschadleus. Jürgen is an international speaker, facilitator, writer and consultant who assists organisations, teams and individuals to convert their knowledge into focused, effective actions.

His years of strategic consulting with ProjectWise and Booze Allen & Hamilton (South Africa), systems deployment projects for Concur Technologies UK, CPA/Advantage and the SAS Institute, as well as his project health checks and competency assessments, have taken him into lecturing, training, consulting and project management roles within numerous organisations and industries across the globe.

He now manages Act Knowledge, a niche leadership education and consulting firm, and is the Managing Partner of the Australian branch of Valense, a global network of organisational consultants. He facilitates project management, supply chain/operational management and communication & leadership development courses for various institutions, and is a recognised presenter at international conferences on project and business leadership

Administration and Student Support Staff

Program Administration
Program Administration staff will be organising and running the Leadership and Project Management residentials. They will be responsible for preparation of study materials, catering requirements and other general administration and student support services before, during and after the residentials. You can contact the Academic Support Unit on +61 2 9351 8783 or by email, , if you have any questions about the residentials.

Program Management
The Sub-Dean for Postgraduate Coursework Dr Sanaa Zaki, VPHMgt Program Academic Supervisor, Dr Navneet Dhand and Research Project Coordinator Dr Jenny-Ann Toribio will be available to speak to you at different times throughout the Leadership and Project Management residentials.