President's Message

A Message from the UQPN President

As we close the first quarter of 2024, I am filled with pride reflecting on our achievements. The network’s dedication to fostering professional excellence and collaboration has never been more evident.

We recently welcomed our 300th member to UQPN! We are so proud of our collective efforts and commitment to building a community so vibrant as we strive to provide opportunities for networking, knowledge-sharing, and professional development.

The Mentor Me cohort was announced and the program for 2024 has commenced. We consider your feedback carefully when crafting our programs. This year Mentor Me will run for 6 months and we made some exciting changes to the mentor selection in our matching software. I look forward to hearing your stories and experiences as we progress through the program.

Our Professional Development Scholarship has opened for 2024 and closes on 17 April. This initiative reflects our commitment to your growth, offering a scholarship valued up to $1,500 to be shared between one or more members. It’s not just about the financial support but the opportunity to showcase your new skills at our annual conference.

In the background, the Executive Committee has been working on crafting and documenting UQPN’s strategy. We plan to include regular reviews of our KPIs and objectives in our committee meetings. As a peer-led group, we know that the key to our success is good communication and regular feedback loops for members in a coordinated approach. I am grateful to our committee members who all volunteer their time to support UQPN.

We’ve already hosted a variety of well-attended events and networking opportunities. We kickstarted the year with Trivia, held a lunchbox session at Gatton campus, and our Unlock Your Potential Workshop: Discover, Create and Shine! I look forward to the rest of the year which holds much promise. We plan to include networking events, professional development sessions, and possibly collaborative projects in our schedule. Your active participation is the cornerstone of our success.

If you haven’t already, please connect with our LinkedIn profile. This is a great way to stay connected and promote UQPN to the wider UQ community.

Thank you for your continued dedication and contribution to UQPN. Together, we are making a difference.

Best wishes,
Felicity Engwicht, Acting UQPN President and UQPN Vice President

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