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2nd PUBLIC SECTOR WOMEN IN ICT & DIGITAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

3rd - 4th, November 2020
Canberra, AU

Leave your mark on the world by establishing the leader within

Speakers

  • Kerryn Kovacevic

    Chief Digital Officer

    Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Dr Marianne Vosloo

    Chief Information Officer

    Australian Federal Police
  • Bas Wilson

    Chief Technology Officer

    Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Antony Stinziani

    Chief Information Officer

    Department of Parliamentary Services
  • Yaso Arumugam

    Chief Information Officer

    National Archives of Australia
  • Elizabeth Wilson

    Chief Information Officer

    Department of Education and Training VIC
  • Ingrid McAlpin

    Chief Information Officer

    Wollongong City Council
  • Peter O'Halloran

    Executive Group Manager & Chief Information Officer

    ACT Health Directorate
  • Kate Harrington

    Assistant Commissioner, Performance and Analytics Division

    NSW Public Service Commission
  • Jennifer Bardsley

    Assistant Secretary, Traveller Cargo & Trade Systems

    Department of Home Affairs
  • Joumana El Hassan

    Assistant Secretary, Share Services & Technology

    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Julie Lee

    Director, Data Sharing and Release

    Services Australia
  • Marianne Cologon

    Director, Facilities and Security Services

    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Jala Rampaul

    Assistant Director, Traveller, Cargo and Trade (TCT) Delivery Management

    Department of Home Affairs
  • Liz Tilley

    Leadership Coach

    Liz Tilley Coaching
  • Sally Dooley

    Leadership Coach, Facilitator & Speaker

    Sally Dooley Leadership
  • Michelle Chant

    Principal, Change & Leadership

    The Change Collective
  • Penny Ward

    Organisational Development and Change Consultant, Digital Age Leadership Coach

    Leading Digital Beings
  • Vanessa Vanderhoek

    Chief Executive Officer

    The FlexAgility Group

Overview

- Build influential networks with like-minded, change-ready leaders and mentors
- Extend your confidence for digital transformation and leadership development
- Boost your strategic communication skills with stakeholders
- Inspire responsible leadership within your teams for sustainable and ethical outcomes

Agenda

Chase significance over success
Goal setting - Aiming for significance
Empathetic leadership is for all
Reimagine and transform your leadership brand for the digital age
Hone the art of negotiation
Promotion doesn't come to those who wait
The sky's the limit when you have strong support networks
Achieve flexibility in your workplace
How to enjoy the rollercoaster called life
Goal Setting - Check in
Think differently, act differently and react differently
Ethics and technology - The perfect mix?
The digital front foot
From conflict to collaboration
Championing the ICT and digital division
Roundtable - Make your mark
Summit Day 1

03 Nov

Case Study

Leadership is more than just a title or a paycheck. Leadership is an opportunity to make your mark, uplifting others to reach new heights and make the world a better place.


Marianne's leadership vision is focused on other people, using her talents and influence to turn challenges into opportunities. Listen in as Marianne shares her journey leading startups, working in the banking sector and now with the Australian Federal Police. She will discuss the value of leadership and how ICT leaders can make a difference.


- Identify your purpose

- Find value in others over personal success

- How to create an others-focused leadership culture

  • Dr Marianne Vosloo Chief Information Officer Australian Federal Police

Break-Out Session

Devise a plan to get the most out of the summit.

  • Liz Tilley Leadership Coach Liz Tilley Coaching

Case Study

Empathy is often withheld in the digital transformation process, but empathetic methodology provides immeasurable insights, allowing leaders and the broader organisation to flourish.


Ingrid understands that empathy is more than a meaningless buzzword. Through vision and persistence, she has transformed the Wollongong City Council to lead with compassion, from the individual to council departments. Ingrid will teach you how to be an empathetic team leader with the ability to infuse the benefits throughout your organisation.


- Create empathy as the new normal to successful leadership

- Develop greater awareness of tools and measures that support empathetic leadership

- Accept that empathy doesn’t happen overnight

  • Ingrid McAlpin Chief Information Officer Wollongong City Council

Expert Commentary

The fourth industrial revolution demands digital-ready leaders who can think, act and react with confidence. Want to be one of them? Then transform your leadership style and personal brand for the digital age. The challenge is to adopt new principles that anchor, inform and advance attitudes and behaviours, differentiating you from other leaders based on your unique value. 


Penny will guide you through the 7 Principles of Digital Age Leadership to help you optimise your brand and stand out.


- Build your leadership brand to position you as a successful digital-age leader

- Discover how you can broaden and deepen your impact

- Be empowered to manage and grow your brand

  • Penny Ward Organisational Development and Change Consultant, Digital Age Leadership Coach Leading Digital Beings

Case Study

Whether it's a new contract or a coveted promotion, learning how to negotiate is a crucial capability. Joumana leads the shared services and technology division at the Department of Veteran Affairs, where she negotiates the department's technology agreements. For Joumana, negotiation is all about preparation and collaboration for the long term. Explore the skills to strike the best deal for the department - and your career.


- Develop influence through assertiveness

- Recognise and regulate your reactions and emotions

- Empower others through the process

  • Joumana El Hassan Assistant Secretary, Share Services & Technology Department of Veterans' Affairs

Panel

They say good things come for those who wait. But why wait for a promotion when you can earn one? All you need is a clear vision and unwavering determination.


Our panel of senior leaders will share experiences from their careers, discuss what it takes to make the next step, and provide practical tips and tools for accelerated career progression.


- Discover the value of your vision and self-development

- Know when and how to push for a promotion

- Start thinking as a senior leader

  • Antony Stinziani Chief Information Officer Department of Parliamentary Services

  • Ingrid McAlpin Chief Information Officer Wollongong City Council

Case Study

When active support networks are in place, employee wellbeing skyrockets. Innovative ideas come to fruition with ease. Retention improves. But in a male-dominated environment, we need to look beyond quick wins and create networks with intention and longevity.


Jala and her colleagues were passionate about connecting women within the Department of Home Affairs after attending last year's summit. They brainstormed ideas and were strategic in how to gain buy-in with senior management. With the sponsorship of Jennifer and other senior leaders, they were able to create a strong network of women. Join Jala and Jennifer as they share their story, from the planted seed to a bountiful harvest.


- Identify opportunities to support your colleagues

- Learn how to gain buy-in with senior management

- Lead with intention

  • Jennifer Bardsley Assistant Secretary, Traveller Cargo & Trade Systems Department of Home Affairs

  • Jala Rampaul Assistant Director, Traveller, Cargo and Trade (TCT) Delivery Management Department of Home Affairs

Expert Commentary

Long hours and colliding projects can strain your wellbeing. Flexibility disappears down the drain as your deadlines approach. We need to start thinking outside the box and become creative in how we view flexibility.


Vanessa has specialised in helping organisations achieve flexible working environments for over ten years. She will provide tips, tools, and strategies for beginning your organisation's journey towards implementing a flexible working space.


- Change your mindset on flexibility

- Learn to structure your work around top priorities vs. non-urgent tasks

- Develop a flexible approach that works for your organisation and needs

  • Vanessa Vanderhoek Chief Executive Officer The FlexAgility Group

Summit Day 2

04 Nov

Case Study

Life has highs, lows, twists and turns. But enjoying the ride is easier said than done. When things go wrong, how do you keep yourself centred and make sound decisions as a leader?


Kerryn has led a successful career navigating the challenges from every angle and has learnt a valuable lesson in letting go of the guard rails. Kerryn will share how she overcomes adversity to bounce back with poise.


- Gain a situational perspective and nurture your self-confidence

- Understand the role of a leader in helping others to build resilience

- Re-calibrate to get back on track and lean on your support network

  • Kerryn Kovacevic Chief Digital Officer Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Break-Out Session

Revisit the goals you set on day one and see how you are travelling before diving into day two.

  • Liz Tilley Leadership Coach Liz Tilley Coaching

Case Study

The NSW government aims to become a global digital leader in its service to citizens, but kinks are holding back development. Do you have the initiative to advance the capabilities of your team and unlock the benefits of digital transformation?


Kate has empowered digital capability across government by working closely with stakeholders and making sure the focus is always on the citizen. Learn from Kate the skills needed to transform your agency into a digitally capable workplace.


- Know the difference between traditional and digital leadership

- Influence through collaboration

- Build the right support systems that produce an agile methodology

  • Kate Harrington Assistant Commissioner, Performance and Analytics Division NSW Public Service Commission

Panel

As technology sophisticates, the ethical grey area expands. How transparent should the government be? Should technology be restricted? How should A.I. be rolled out and regulated?

 

Our panel of leaders will pull apart the prominent problems facing the government and the citizens of Australia. Have your questions ready as we discuss and debate the ethics of leading in the digital age.


- Broaden your mindset to tackle ethical questions

- Understand how you can guide the ethical leadership conversations of your organisation

- Think humanity centred design, not just human

  • Bas Wilson Chief Technology Officer Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

  • Yaso Arumugam Chief Information Officer National Archives of Australia

  • Julie Lee Director, Data Sharing and Release Services Australia

  • Marianne Cologon Director, Facilities and Security Services Australian Digital Health Agency

Case Study

The need to stay relevant as an organisation in regards to technology and innovation is pivotal for success in today's digital age. So what that means for you as a leader is to understand how you can foster insightful and innovative thinking within your team and department to keep yourself on the front foot.


Peter O'Halloran has a passion for creativity and bringing to life innovative digital solutions for Australian citizens and as the Chief Information Officer he regularly takes checks of his team and stretches their thinking to dream bigger and deeper for the solution. Be ready for some practical takeaways that will help lead your teams to fresh thinking and break idea blocks when they occur.

 

- Source ideas from unlikely places

- Build unity, commitment and accountability

- Weave innovation into everyday team practices

  • Peter O'Halloran Executive Group Manager & Chief Information Officer ACT Health Directorate

Expert Commentary

Understanding the dynamics of conflict creates a foundation for a healthy and productive workplace. And it all starts with communication. In this interactive session, you’ll understand the mechanics of conflict and refine your communication skills.


- Understand the mechanics of conflict

- Build your conflict resilience

- Practice active listening

  • Liz Tilley Leadership Coach Liz Tilley Coaching

Case Study

Tech and digital services struggle to move beyond a cost control perception, rather than a valuable standalone division. 

 

Elizabeth is on a revolutionary mission to modernise the place of tech in government, having led the technological empowerment of the Department of Education & Training Victoria. She will share her experience of championing this change, sharing the challenges and action needed for longevity.


- Create a mindset of ‘leading the leaders’ in your team

- See long term success through incremental change rather than giant leaps

- Move the IT function from being the ‘servant’ to bring value to the table

  • Elizabeth Wilson Chief Information Officer Department of Education and Training VIC

Roundtable

Identify opportunities for progression and create an action plan for your future.


- Reflect on the key learnings from the past two days

- Discuss factors driving reform and change for industry leaders

- Create an action plan for the future

  • Liz Tilley Leadership Coach Liz Tilley Coaching

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