ULI Sydney: Career Coaching Workshop with Nina James


2022-09-21 - 2022-11-23
Event Fees
ULI Members: $300 AUD + GST
Non-members: $400 AUD + GST

ULI Australia and the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) Sydney chapter are pleased to invite you to register for the first Career Planning Programme for women in property, taking place on:

  • Wednesday 21st September

  • Wednesday 26th October

  • Wednesday 23rd November

The WLI champions the advancement of women throughout their career in the real estate sector, with the ambition of increasing the number of and visibility of women in leadership positions. With this ambition in mind, the WLI has designed a bespoke programme to support the development of a fully resolved career plan with short- and long-term targets.

The Programme:

You will attend three workshops in person (breakfast), each 90 minutes, one month apart (on the mornings of 21 September, 26 October, and 24 November) The facilitator will walk you through a programme, starting with long term vision to define short- and long-term goals.

During this programme, you will outline your strengths and weaknesses, identify skill and education gaps, map your network, identify possible career directions and chart a course to achieve your career ambitions. Each of the three workshops will step you through this programme, with pre-work required so as the 90 mins is productive and affords opportunity to test your findings with fellow attendees.

The Facilitator

Nina James will facilitate the WLI Career Planning programme. Nina has been an active member and supporter of the ULI Australia, and a vocal champion of the WLI since its inception in Australia. Nina has built this programme over the last decade, working with friends in the industry to support their career development and progression. Nina has some 20+ year experience in real estate, is the benefactor of some terrific career planning, is an advocate of the significant value a refined career plan can deliver, and in particular for women in property.


The cost to attend the programme is $300 (overall programme, $100 each session), which will cover the programme handbook, materials and light breakfast. The programme is limited to 12 attendees, to ensure we create a Chatham House Rules confidentiality agreement.

The Commitment

Each attendee will be invited to contribute to each workshop, by way of testing their own ambitions and gaps, inviting group collaboration in defining solutions and action items. The open discussion forums will encourage attendees to share their experience and offer network connections to bridge any gaps identified. Attendance will require preparation materials for each session, to ensure each 90 mins is used to its full capacity. In registering for the course, you are also agreeing to Chatham House Rules, to respect the confidentiality of your fellow attendees.

Outcomes of this Programme

You will meet 12 other impressive women, who will expand your personal network and actively support your career progressions.

You will develop a comprehensive career plan, charting a course to retirement and ultimately pride in your career achievements.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals with >5yrs experience in the workforce. You might have a terrific job and be seeking direction on what your next move could look like, or perhaps you are in a post-covid re-direct phase and looking to find your career purpose. Or perhaps you desire clarity in where you might take your career out for a spin! All and any of the above will position you well to answer lots of questions about what you want from your work life. What we know, is that you are more likely to succeed if you have a plan!

Jump on in for to the 2022 WLI Career Planning Programme.


Important Event Information

The ULI Australia is a COVID safe organisation. The safety of our guests, speakers and staff is our top priority.

This event will be run in accordance with the current NSW Government health orders.

If the government requirements change in advance of the event, we will contact you and update you about your attendance. Registrants will be granted a full refund if you present with COVID or flu like symptoms pre-event.
ULI reserves the right to alter speaker/s or program of events or cancel the event in its entirety. ULI Australia reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove from the premises any person who causes a disturbance. 
Requests for refunds will be honored up to 7 days prior to the event. Request for refunds must be made in writing. We will refund your registration cost if the event you have registered for is cancelled because the government extends or amends its existing COVID-19 restrictions.
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Nina James

Managing Director and Head of Asia ESG, Blackstone Group-HK

Nina James is a Managing Director and Head of Asia ESG for Blackstone Real Estate. Nina is responsible for the design and delivery of the global RE ESG strategy as it pertains to the Asia Pac region, including 15% emissions reduction programme and broader sustainability programmes across the RE Asia business. These include investor, staff, industry, and asset engagement programmes across the region. Before joining Blackstone, Nina was the GM Responsible Investment and Corporate Sustainability for Investa Property Group. Nina sits on the Australian UNPRI Advisory Committee, the International WELL Building Institute WELL Portfolio Advisory Group, the ULI Australia Executive Counsel, and the Oceania GRESB Advisory Committee. Nina holds a Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from the University of New South Wales and a Certificate in Sustainable Finance from Columbia University, NY.