12th Public Sector Women in Leadership NSW Summit

Skills & strategies to embrace change & position yourself for success

  • September 23rd - 25th, 2019
  • Primus Hotel Sydney

OVERVIEW

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- Develop agility through change & adversity
- Empower change in your organisation
- Drive collaborative stakeholder engagement
- Seize opportunities for career success

SPEAKERS

Narelle Underwood

Narelle Underwood is the Surveyor General of NSW, responsible for the leadership and regulation of the land and mining surveying profession and plays a key advocacy role in the geospatial industry. She is the first female surveyor in NSW and the youngest person in 200 years to hold the position. In December 2018 Narelle was announced as one of 60 Superstars of STEM, a program run by Science and Technology Australia to smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM. In 2018 Narelle was listed in the inaugural NSW Top 50 Public Sector Women.

NSW Surveyor General & Director, Survey Operations
NSW Department of Customer Service

  • Anne Skewes
    Deputy Secretary, Land & Housing Corporation
    Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Clare Beech
    Assistant Commissioner, Director Clinical Operations
    NSW Ambulance
  • Jade Hawkins
    Assistant Commissioner, Engagement and Assurance Services
    Australian Taxation Office
  • Paul Newson
    Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming and Racing
    NSW Department of Industry

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THE SCHEDULE

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Manage successful organisational change in the Public Sector
Lead with passion & purpose
Focus on success
The power of perspective
Work-life balance vs work-life integration
Develop agility through change & adversity
Conversational Intelligence®
Balance & belonging – Diversity & inclusion
Master the art of networking
Lift as you lead
Challenge yourself
Empower change in your organisation
Diversity of thought & the future of the workplace
Mindfulness to cultivate resilience
Engage your audience
Lead through change
Pre Summit Workshop

23 Sep

Workshop

Change can be difficult to manage, and it doesn’t come much bigger than the Machinery of Government changes announced to the Australian Public Sector earlier this year. Leaders must learn to be flexible, adaptable and resilient, despite the many challenges that come with this major shift. 

 

Leaders must be able to manage the internally-driven changes and the external, uncontrollable shifts that impact the industry. It is crucial to understand how to effectively manage change and engage your organisation in this process . This interactive workshop will provide you with a change management game plan and the skills needed to minimise the impact of disruption.

 

1) Understand the change process 

- Identify and define your rationale and vision for change 

- Ensure that new systems and processes are transparent

- Identify, consult and inform key stakeholders

 

2) Communicate change and inspire collaboration

- Engage employees early in the change process

- Master regular, responsive communication

- Overcome complacency and gain commitment

 

3) Manage change fatigue within teams

- Improve your understanding of Emotional Intelligence

- Utilise influencing skills to convince teams of the change

- Create a positive culture of development

 

4) Turn vision into reality 

- Dedicate your focus to your people and organisation

- Identify risks and develop contingency plans

- Focus on the future 


  • Julie Alexander Chief Executive Officer Changing Change International (CCI)

Summit Day 1

24 Sep

Case Study

Great achievements start with passion, a motivating force that shapes your purpose. Focusing on your strengths and tapping into what keeps you balanced will help you become a prominent leader.


- Define what it means to be an authentic leader

- Stay true to your values and purpose

- Overcome challenges and barriers to progression

  • Anne Skewes Deputy Secretary, Land & Housing Corporation Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Break-Out Session

  • Julie Alexander Chief Executive Officer Changing Change International (CCI)

Case Study

The first step in overcoming self-doubt is acknowledging it. Explore how you can step into your power and shift your mindset to achieve career success.


- Overcome self-doubt and build confidence

- Avoid the adverse effects of self-comparison

- Own your professional success

  • Jill Monaghan Executive Director, Financial Risk Management NSW Treasury

Panel

Your professional and personal life should support and strengthen one another, but this is easier said than done. Explore best practice for managing your time, setting your priorities, and establishing boundaries.


- Manage competing priorities and expectations

- Effective strategies to improve time management

- Practical skills for personal and professional success

  • Clare Beech Assistant Commissioner, Director Clinical Operations NSW Ambulance

  • Jade Hawkins Assistant Commissioner, Engagement and Assurance Services Australian Taxation Office

  • Paul Newson Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming and Racing NSW Department of Industry

  • Morven Cameron Chief Executive Officer Lake Macquarie City Council

  • Antoinette Holt Manager, Corporate Development City of Canterbury Bankstown

  • Elena Kirillova State Director, NSW & ACT Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Case Study

Being agile means prevailing in the face of disruption, actively seeking information, and seizing new opportunities - even when you don’t have all the answers. Explore skills and strategies to prepare and respond to change.


- Develop your ability to manage, lead, and adapt to change

- Learn to look ahead and prepare for upcoming demands

- Believe in your potential

  • Gary Worboys Deputy Commissioner, Regional Field Operations NSW Police Force

Mini-Workshop

Conversational Intelligence is the hardwired ability to connect, engage, and navigate with others. How we communicate shapes perception, so you should take a strategic approach and use this to your advantage.


- Understand the neuroscience of trust and conversations

- Establish rapport, credibility, and influence

- Discern the optimal level of dialogue for each audience and context

  • Naomi Abbott Director Conscious Presence

Case Study

The best performing teams include people with diverse perspectives. To help people do their best, you must provide the freedom to be authentic and create a meaningful sense of belonging. 


- Invest in strategies to remove unconscious bias in the workplace

- Initiatives to accommodate the unique needs of different employees

- Create a cultural dialogue of bringing one’s authentic self to work

  • Alexandra O’Mara Deputy Secretary, Place, Design & Public Places Department of Planning & Environment NSW

Expert Commentary

Creating connections is an essential skill in the business world. Jen will provide you with practical strategies to increase your support network and advance your career.


- Feel the fear and do it anyway

- Communicate with confidence

- Expand and enhance your network

  • Jen Harwood Motivational Speaker, Author, Business Coach The Jenerator!

Summit Day 2

25 Sep

Case Study

When we work together and support each other, strengthen one another, breakthrough taboos, and speak up - everyone wins. Explore how you can leverage the potential of your workforce and lift as you lead.


- Empower women at every level 

- Identify potential and nurture talent

- Encourage mentorship, sponsorship and collaboration 

  • Narelle Underwood NSW Surveyor General & Director, Survey Operations NSW Department of Customer Service

Break-Out Session

  • Julie Alexander Chief Executive Officer Changing Change International (CCI)

Case Study

Empowering others throughout change requires a new way of thinking, a new way of acting, and a renewed sense of ambition. Learn how to lead with a unified vision to achieve your goals.


- Communicate a powerful change vision

- Empower and engage your employees to lead change

- Provide ongoing support and training

Panel

A mix of cultures, backgrounds, and personalities will help you unlock the benefits of a diverse team. Leverage diversity of thought in your organisation and change how you harness workforce potential.


- Different ways to hire, manage, and promote

- Harness diversity of thought and stimulate new insights 

- Guard against groupthink and expert overconfidence

  • Linda Scott Deputy Lord Mayor & President City of Sydney & Local Government NSW

  • Jacky Hodges General Manager, Statistical Business Transformation Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • Karen Patterson Director, Capability & Culture, Clinical Excellence Commission NSW Health

  • Joan Lynch Director, Training NSW State Emergency Service

  • Naomi Wynn Manager, Energy Social Program Department of Planning & Environment NSW

  • Turkan Aksoy Cultural & Inclusion Officer City of Canterbury Bankstown

Mini-Workshop

Resilient people greet change and difficulty as an opportunity for self-reflection, learning, and growth. As we become mindful, we broaden and build several inner resources that help us strengthen our resilience.


- Remain positive in the midst of change

- Move beyond fear and make mindful choices

- Develop strategies to remain resilient and manage pressure

  • Dr Jodie Lowinger Peak performance & business coach Mind Strength

Case Study

Your success as a leader is linked to your ability to engage, influence, and inspire those around you. Learn the foundations of success and discover why wants, needs, and motivations matter!


-  Build awareness of your engagement style

-  Shape the message and design an engagement strategy that works

-  How to build relationships that last

  • Peta Gamon Director, Executive Transformation Transport NSW

Roundtable

Julie will guide you through the takeaways from the summit. You will 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 in the Public Sector

- Create an action plan for the future

  • Julie Alexander Chief Executive Officer Changing Change International (CCI)

GETTING HERE / THE LOCATION

Primus Hotel Sydney

339 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

+61 2 8027 8000

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