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Invited Speaker

Marion Cornish

Human Resource/Industrial Relations Manager

Certificate of attendance available

This week Marion Cornish will give a presentation: \”Social Capital of NFP Directors in Australia\” followed by a discussion.

This study of non-executive directors on Australian disability service not-for profit boards, reveals a group of social elites, who utilise, often unconsciously, their skills, education and networks to enact symbolic power, represented by strategic cognition in the disability services field in Australia. This social and cultural ratification in the NFP space provides theses directors with the opportunity to align a previously `cleft habitus’ (Bourdieu, 2000; Ingram & Abrahams, 2016). Beforehand, their view of their life history was dominated by their lives spent in the competitive commercial social space. The decision to accept a NFP directorship provides an opportunity for these directors to attain an enhanced identification with their overall life story and history, or a ‘reconciled’ habitus (Ingram & Abrahams, 2016, p.148). Methodological constraints encountered in this study are considered.

About the presenter:

Marion Cornish is an experienced Lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Formerly a senior Human Resource/Industrial Relations Manager in the airline industry, she has developed knowledge and experience in Strategy, Leadership, Management, Human Resources and Organizational Development. Experience in these fields involved Human Resource idustrial relations experience at Sydney International Airport and in the implementation of Airline Logistics. Involvement in the professional development of academic staff while Associate Head of School, Learning and Teaching at Western Sydney University has led to significant capability in tertiary curriculum development at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Included in this experience is MBA, Masters and undergraduate development and delivery at national and international levels A PhD candidate at the penultimate stages, focused on the links between strategic cognition, corporate governance, social capital and non-executive directors specifically in the NFP sector in Australia.

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This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.

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