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16th PUBLIC SECTOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

1st - 5th, August 2022
Canberra, AU

Renew. Refresh. Re-Energise

Overview

- Inspirational stories from senior women leaders across the APS
- Strategies for effectively managing change and uncertainty
- Develop strong foundations to support your well-being
- Taking the step forward to progress your leadership career

Speakers

  • The Honourable Dame Annette King

    High Commissioner of New Zealand to Australia

    New Zealand Parliament
  • Elizabeth Cosson

    Secretary

    Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Amanda Cattermole

    Chief Executive Officer

    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Georgeina Whelan

    Commissioner

    ACT Emergency Services Agency
  • Michelle Dowdell

    First Assistant Secretary

    Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Dr Rowan Fox

    Assistant Commissioner

    Australian Taxation Office
  • Kimberley Rowlands

    Assistant Secretary, Capability Costing Branch

    Department of Defence
  • Nicole Mayo

    Chief Operating Officer

    Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
  • Lynn Kelly

    First Assistant Secretary, Retirement, Advice and Investment Division

    The Treasury
  • CDRE Fiona Sneath

    Deputy Inspector-General

    Royal Australian Navy
  • Margaret Kidd

    First Assistant Secretary

    Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Michelle Crosbie

    General Manager, Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) Branch

    Clean Energy Regulator
  • Jessica Summerrell

    Executive Branch Manager, Social & Community Inclusion

    Community Services Directorate, ACT
  • Fay Flevaras

    First Assistant Secretary, Digital Transformation & Delivery, Aged Care Reform

    Department of Health
  • Cass Coleman

    Assistant Director, Portfolio Support

    Department of Home Affairs
  • Jancye Winter

    Senior Director, Community Services Industry Development

    Community Services Directorate, ACT
  • Danni Woods

    New Ways of Working, Leadership and People Advisor

    Department of Health
  • Ale Wiecek

    Founder and Chief Empathy Officer

    Sqr One
  • Elizabeth Stephens

    Coach and Trainer

    Ripple Impact
  • Liz Tilley

    Leadership Coach

    Liz Tilley Coaching
  • Garry Mills

    Presenter & Coach

    Garry Mills Peak Performance
  • Sally Dooley

    Leadership Coach, Facilitator & Speaker

    Sally Dooley Leadership

Agenda

Managing change in a hybrid working environment
Event Kick-Off and Networking Icebreaker
Challenge the bias, this is your fight
Don't underestimate your skills. Be humble, but back yourself!
The power of vision and values when leading through change
Supporting your well-being with simple tools and changes
Your work, your life, your balance - Hybrid working edition
Step back to step up - Making the move from technical specialist to leader
The wealth of networking
Action plan for day two!
Your purpose, your leadership, your success
Leading for the people
The winding road to resilience
Emotional intelligence and bouncing forward
Navigating a career in the public service - Stepping outside your comfort zone
Reflections on a leadership journey in the public service
Closing Roundtable
Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Pre-Summit Workshop

01 Aug

Workshop

Creating a foundation

- Learn to trust your intuition and step outside your comfort zone

- Establish SMART Goals

- Develop self-confidence as a leader and change facilitator

 

Leading through rapid change (uncertainty)

- Exploring the VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)

- VUCA challenges in today’s APS

- Tackling challenges of new working environments, (your new normal, business as usual), dispersed teams, technology

 

Change management

- Effectively responding to external and internal changes

- Foster healthy team relationships across a range of hybrid working dynamics (new culture, new way of working)

- Adapt your leading and working style to suit you and your teams needs during change/ progression


Take charge of your mind - thrive, succeed, progress

- How to bounce back from setbacks

- Understand change resistance and explore ways to manage it (fatigue)

- Develop a personalised and practical leadership plan

  • Elizabeth Stephens Coach and Trainer Ripple Impact

Summit Day One

02 Aug

Other

Join Liquid Learning for this kick-off session as we prepare for two days of incredible speakers, senior leaders, expert deep-dives and unmissable panel discussions!


After opening remarks the whole room breaks up into INTERACTIVE GROUPS for you to meet one another, network, and outline your desired learning outcomes as we start unpacking the key themes of the conference!

  • Ale Wiecek Founder and Chief Empathy Officer Sqr One

Case Study

Everyday we are face-to-face with unconscious and conscious bias. Even when you can’t see it, you may be dealing with its impacts. But in order to break the bias, you first need to learn how to identify it and how to effectively challenge it. In this riveting keynote address, Her Excellency the Hon. Dame Annette King offers a fresh perspective on being a strong female leader, and how to safely challenge bias.

- Explore the experience and impacts of bias at a personal and organisational level

- Mindsets and strategies to make a difference

- Inspirational leadership insights

  • The Honourable Dame Annette King High Commissioner of New Zealand to Australia New Zealand Parliament

Case Study

Being humble is one thing, but underestimating your skills and your abilities is another. For many, it can be easy to convince yourself you don't deserve or weren't responsible for your successes and achievements. Underrating yourself, your skills and your abilities may seem humbling but you deserve to take the world by storm and show your value.

- Explore imposter syndrome

- Get a fresh perspective on how to back yourself

- Feel valued and progress your career

  • Dr Rowan Fox Assistant Commissioner Australian Taxation Office

Case Study

Leading organisational change and sustaining high performance during periods of significant stress and uncertainty, is not for the faint hearted. In this session, Jessica will draw upon her personal experience leading in challenging times, and explore why she believes that vision and values are essential to success.

- Develop a value-based leadership style

- Cultivating personal and professional ambition

- Practical advice and leadership insights

  • Jessica Summerrell Executive Branch Manager, Social & Community Inclusion Community Services Directorate, ACT

Expert Commentary

Our mental health and wellbeing is such a vital part of our work and personal lives. We all experience individual challenges one way or another, and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and confused about where to start. By learning and understanding simple, yet effective strategies, you can support your wellbeing and add value to your current knowledge. In this supportive expert session Garry dives into wellbeing, mental, and physical health, learning strategies that you can use day-to-day to support your individual journeys.

- Learn effective strategies to support your wellbeing

- Add value to your knowledge

- Take away simple tips and tricks to use day-to-day

  • Garry Mills Presenter & Coach Garry Mills Peak Performance

Panel

Whether you call it balance or integration, everyone is trying to find the right work-life blend for them, juggling professional and personal commitments, but everyone’s balance is unique and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. On top of the usual challenges, hybrid working arrangements have given us yet another thing to juggle, and made this an even more complex task. This interactive panel discussion will explore these new challenges, and embrace the unique balance that everyone must learn to find for themselves.

- Understanding your own situation, demands and capacities

- Learning not to compare, and being kind to yourself

- Embrace the changes and the challenges

  • Margaret Kidd First Assistant Secretary Department of Education, Skills and Employment

  • Michelle Crosbie General Manager, Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) Branch Clean Energy Regulator

  • Fay Flevaras First Assistant Secretary, Digital Transformation & Delivery, Aged Care Reform Department of Health

  • Cass Coleman Assistant Director, Portfolio Support Department of Home Affairs

  • Danni Woods New Ways of Working, Leadership and People Advisor Department of Health

Case Study

Stepping into a new role can be daunting in itself, learning new systems, routines and meeting a new set of people. But on top of that, taking a step up and making the move from being a technical specialist to a leader has its own set of challenges. In this session Kimberley Rowlands reflects on her own journey, her experiences both in and out of the public service, and how she has approached the transition into leadership.

- Take the risks that yield the right career rewards

- Advance your career and embrace opportunity

- Transition roles from technical expert to strategic leader

  • Kimberley Rowlands Assistant Secretary, Capability Costing Branch Department of Defence

Expert Commentary

As a leader it is important to build and maintain a strong positive network that you can use within the workplace to support you, your organisation, and your team. Networking can be a challenge for some and navigating networking in a hybrid environment can add an extra layer of uncertainty. Liz will take you through this expert session to show you how to build and maintain a positive network, and share the importance of having a network especially with hybrid working 

- Grow and expand with networking 

- Navigating hybrid networking

- Build meaningful and supportive relationships

  • Elizabeth Stephens Coach and Trainer Ripple Impact

Summit Day Two

03 Aug

Other

Welcome back for Day Two - there's a lot to digest from our amazing speakers and action modules so far!


Recap the key learnings and takeaways from Day One, and prep an action plan to maximise your event experience over our jam-packed second day!

  • Ale Wiecek Founder and Chief Empathy Officer Sqr One

Case Study

Figuring out your purpose in a leadership career may feel wobbly at times and sometimes we forget our ‘why’. By acknowledging where you've come from, learning your style and being authentic, you can break barriers and open new doors. Not being afraid to fail and using the experiences as fuel to light your success. We hear from Liz Cosson who has stuck to her leadership style, remained authentic, and broken barriers. 

- Finding your purpose

- Being an authentic leader

- Breaking through your barriers


  • Elizabeth Cosson Secretary Department of Veterans' Affairs

Case Study

We lead for our team and for the people we serve. People are at the heart of what we do, and as leaders we work to ensure the best outcomes are achieved. By putting our heart and soul into the work, we demonstrate what it means to be a leader for the people. Amanda Cattermole shares her leadership story, and shares her journey of leading for the people

- People driven leadership

- Achieving positive outcomes

- Demonstrating what it means to be a leader


  • Amanda Cattermole Chief Executive Officer Australian Digital Health Agency

Case Study

Forging a career in our constantly evolving and uncertain world can feel like a long and winding road, and there can be a lot of bumps along the way. As leaders, you must learn to respond and adapt to the challenges you face, and build resilience to help you bounce back in times of pressure. In this session Georgeina Whelan shares insights from her remarkable journey, from international deployments with the Australian Army, to her appointment as the first female Commissioner of the ACT Emergency Services Agency, and explores how to face the challenges head-on and thrive.

- Insights from a remarkable leadership journey

- Strategies to build resilience in the face of uncertainty

- Embrace an adaptive mindset to respond in times of adversity

  • Georgeina Whelan Commissioner ACT Emergency Services Agency

Expert Commentary

Taking the time to pause, breathe and recognise can be harder than what we think. In our day-to-day workings we can get caught up in the important tasks and forget to think “what am I feeling”. Our expert Liz Tilley, takes us through this interactive and knowledgeable session to address emotional intelligence and how we can bounce forward and support our own wellbeing.

- Learn the neuroscience of emotional intelligence

- Take home tips and tricks to support your wellbeing

- Interactive and knowledgeable session

  • Liz Tilley Leadership Coach Liz Tilley Coaching

Panel

There’s no right or wrong way to navigate the path of career progression. You’re an individual with your own goals, challenges and values, but sometimes uncertainty can leave you second-guessing yourself, and not trusting yourself to take the next step. This panel will explore the many varied career pathways in the APS, and give you insights and inspiration you may need to take a leap of faith and progress your career in a way that suits you.

- Explore your own unique career opportunities

- Stop second-guessing and just go for it!

- Learn to step outside your comfort zone

  • Michelle Dowdell First Assistant Secretary Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

  • Nicole Mayo Chief Operating Officer Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

  • Lynn Kelly First Assistant Secretary, Retirement, Advice and Investment Division The Treasury

  • Jancye Winter Senior Director, Community Services Industry Development Community Services Directorate, ACT

Case Study

Commodore Fiona Sneath’s career spans over 25 years, beginning with the Australian Federal Police before joining the Royal Australian Navy as a specialist Legal Officer. She has served as staff legal advisor to the Chief of the Defence Force, Director of the Military Law Centre, and commanded the HMAS Albatross, the first woman and lawyer to do so. In this session, Commodore Sneath will reflect on her journey and share insights from her remarkable career.

- Personal reflections on her incredible leadership journey

- Managing transitions, adapting to change and seizing opportunities

- Inspiration and advice for aspiring women leaders

  • CDRE Fiona Sneath Deputy Inspector-General Royal Australian Navy

Roundtable

We wrap up our inspirational and jam packed two days with this interactive closing round table. This is your chance to table any topic or trend for a final group discussion. Reflecting on the inspiring stories that have been shared, discussing your key learnings with your peers, and creating your action plan for moving forward.

- Reflect on your key learnings from the Summit

- Identify opportunities for career progression and growth

- Create an action plan for your leadership journey

  • Ale Wiecek Founder and Chief Empathy Officer Sqr One

Post-Summit Workshop

04 Aug - 05 Aug

Workshop

High-level communication, influence and negotiation skills

- Managing emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships

- Developing techniques of persuasion, negotiation and influencing with coaching skills and “conversational intelligence”

- Preparing for and having difficult conversations with confidence 

 

Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leveraging team dynamics to enhance performance

- Challenging, supporting and empowering others

- Managing uncooperative staff members

 

Driving change and innovation as a female leader

- Recognising and overcoming hurdles to change

- Trusting your intuition and stepping outside your comfort zone

- Embedding a positive change culture in an organisation

 

Action planning for leadership

- Developing a personalised approach: short and long-term

- Understanding challenges

- Sharing approaches for moving your career forward

  • Sally Dooley Leadership Coach, Facilitator & Speaker Sally Dooley Leadership

Workshop

Fundamental authentic leadership capabilities

- Capabilities, attributes and skills of an influential and authentic leader

- Developing personal worth, power and responsibility 

- Embracing your diverse and inclusive leadership style

 

Maintaining resilience and authenticity through difficult times

-Techniques to maintain resilience 

- Being an authentic leader

- Practicing and maintaining integrity as a leader

 

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

- Evaluating your EQ level and identifying opportunities for further growth and development

- Understanding your EQ and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader 

- Leveraging your EQ in the workplace

- Embracing qualities of empathy and understanding to become a better leader 

 

Understanding your own leadership style

- Build self-awareness of leadership traits and how they align with organisational goals

- Recognising demands of leadership and the expectations of the organisation            

- Understanding the expectations of team members and direct reports

- Developing your personal leadership plan

  • Sally Dooley Leadership Coach, Facilitator & Speaker Sally Dooley Leadership

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