Career Development: A Career Doesn't Have a Flight Path

Career Development: A Career Doesn’t Have a Flight Path

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People often overlook that there is no direct career path nor crystal ball when thinking about a career. As a survivor of a UN-contracted Bell 212 helicopter crashed in June 2004, Dr David Leaf’s path was far from straight. His career story reveals some invaluable lessons that may lead to a fresh perspective on how to handle any bumps you may encounter along your career pathway.

Even if the progression doesn’t make sense at first, David shows that by embracing every step of your career journey, it will challenge and elevate you in ways that you may never have considered at the outset.

Join the University of Newcastle Alumnus, Dr David Leaf to hear his story and be inspired and challenged.

His focus will be on both career innovations, experiences and inspirational nudges.

Intended Audience

This presentation is open to all members of the public.

Delivery Style

Presentation followed by Q&A.

Professor Brewer is the Dean, University of Newcastle, Sydney. Her career has spanned organisational behaviour, psychology, education and business as a researcher, lecturer, and author. Her research expertise is people at work including conflict, change, leadership, commitment, stress as well as gender. Her work has been applied in diverse industry sectors such as business, education, industrial relations, human resource management, health administration, public policy, transport and logistics; banking and mining. She has led commercial facing entities including a start-up to success.

David graduated from Newcastle University Medical School in 1991 and after four years in the Hunter Valley Hospital owned a practice on the North Coast of NSW. As a country GP, he participated in the Emergency Department calls at the local hospital. David also served with the RAAF for 13 years, deploying four times overseas and was decorated for bravery in 2004. He is an examiner for the RACGP and ACRRM as well as an expert reviewer for the Australian Journal of General Practice. He is an accredited GP supervisor. A keen SCUBA diver, he is a diving medical examiner. He also consults to several community groups on the end of life issues.

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