In today’s society, we no longer have jobs for life; individuals will transition through multiple career and need to adapt to such changes. However, traditional dental education only prepares graduates for one career option: clinical practice.
This introductory webinar will be accompanied by a Career Development workbook containing self directed activities to enhance your career awareness.
If you have been thinking about ways to supplement or broaden your oral health career and would like to take advantage of this imposed down time to focus on your career future then this webinar is a perfect starting point.
On completion of the Program, members should have:
- an increased awareness of their personal career journey, skills and attributes;
- an increased awareness of the opportunities for alternate career paths for dental hygienists and oral health therapists;
- an understanding of how we make decisions about our career and the ability to apply that knowledge; and
- developed strategies to cope with career changes.
QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS- 8pm
SA, NT- 7.30 pm
WA - 6pm
DHAA Members: Webinar registration is free for all categories of DHAA membership.
Non members: registration is available for non members at a cost of $20 per attendee.
Workbook & webinar link
All attendees will be emailed the Workbook and link to join when registrations close Tuesday 14th at 8pm.
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Dr Melanie Hayes
Melanie completed her Bachelor of Oral Health in 2007, and then completed an Honours program achieving First Class honours and a Faculty Medal. She completed her PhD in 2013, examining the occupational health of dental hygienists, with a particular focus on musculoskeletal pain. Melanie has had a number of papers published in peer reviewed journals, co-authored a book chapter and presented her research at a number of national and international conferences.
Melanie has been an active member in the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) since graduating, and was the President of the New South Wales Branch from 2010-2012, and National President from 2014-2017. She was the Chief Executive Officer of the DHAA from 2017-2019.
Melanie also has a Masters in Education majoring in Career Development, and has conducted career development workshops for oral health professionals and is undertaking research focusing on the academic workforce and leadership in dentistry.
She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Education at the University of Sydney, teaching Industry and Community Project Units.