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QLD Women in Leadership Summit 2024


14th - 18th, October 2024 / Brisbane, AU
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Overview


Giving you the knowledge, connections, and resources to excel as a leader

• Surround yourself with the state's most progressive leaders
• Unlock key strategies and expert insights to future-proof your career
• Influence change in your organisation
• Set goals, plan actions, achieve excellence

Speakers


  • Megan Vorster

    Global Head of People & Culture, Corporate Division

    Flight Centre
  • Helen Davis

    Executive General Manager, Internal Audit

    Suncorp
  • Anne Moffat

    Chief Operations Officer

    Department of Transport & Main Roads QLD
  • MJ Bellotti

    Chief Purpose Officer

    RACQ
  • Professor Robina Xavier

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President, Academic

    Queensland University of Technology
  • Kerri Hayman

    Chief Operating Officer

    Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited
  • Carol-Ann Gough

    Chief Information Officer

    Great Southern Bank
  • Trudy Fraser

    A/Executive General Manager, Regulation

    Energy Queensland
  • Jennifer Smith

    Chief Executive Officer

    Residential Tenancies Authority
  • Sarah Amos

    Deputy Director General

    Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning & Public Works Queensland
  • Tanya Aaskov

    General Manager, Integrated Risk Program

    Bank of Queensland
  • Melissa Williams

    Executive General Manager, People, Culture & Safety

    SEQ Water
  • Belinda Watton

    Executive General Manager

    Yurika
  • Krystal Zugno

    General Manager, Taco Bell

    Taco Bell
  • Allana Bianchi

    Director, Office of the Special Commissioner

    QLD Public Sector Commission
  • Monica D'Souza

    Director, Governance, Risk & Ethics

    Queensland Building and Construction Commission
  • Amy Jackson

    Leadership Coach, Speaker & Facilitator

    Nurturing Confidence
  • Deborah Bispham

    Leadership & Transformational Specialist

    Inspiring Great Leaders
  • Liz Van Vliet

    Founder & CEO

    The Linchpin Assistant

Agenda



Workshop

Kick off your summit experience with a practical deep-dive into critical communication and networking skills. Set yourself up for success as a leader, and ensure you leverage your conference experience this week! Learn how to make a memorable first impression, build powerful connections, and create opportunities for growth and success. 


Understanding your personal brand

- Self-assessment of strengths, skills, and core values

- Create your personal mission statement

- Align your personal brand with your professional goals


Enhancing communication skills

- Adapting your communication style to different audiences

- The importance of active listening

- Understanding body language and facial expressions

- Creating a positive and professional non-verbal presence


Strategies for effective networking

- How to make a memorable first impression

- Maintaining and nurturing professional relationships

- Networking at events and conferences

- Follow-up techniques to strengthen connections

  • Liz Van Vliet Founder & CEO The Linchpin Assistant

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!

Case Study

As a leader it's important to have an understanding of your people and their roles as it can help you empathise with the challenges they face and the successes they celebrate. No one knows this quite like Kerri Hayman who, over her 35 year career at Domino's, has experienced the majority of roles across the business. From making pizzas at 15 years old to Chief Operating Officer, Kerri has grown and developed throughout her time with Domino's. Join her in this session as she reflects on her journey and the skills that have helped her along the way.

- Experience a story of dedication, development, and leadership

- Explore your potential and identify your next opportunity

- Learn from one of the most awarded leaders at domino's and cultivate innovation, drive and enthusiasm

  • Kerri Hayman Chief Operating Officer Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited

Case Study

By putting people first, you lay the foundation for a resilient and motivated workforce that drives lasting success. Discover the art of leading with your team front of mind as Jennifer shares insights on creating a thriving work culture. Learn how to understand and prioritise individual needs, foster trust, and encourage innovation.

- Understanding and prioritising people

- Cultivating a supportive environment

- Empowers teams and drives long-term success

  • Jennifer Smith Chief Executive Officer Residential Tenancies Authority

Mix and mingle with your fellow leaders over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Case Study

Most organisations are now recognising the benefit of having a clear purpose which resonates with their people. As leaders it's your responsibility to build a team who's vision aligns with the organisation's mission. In this session, MJ draws on her 25+ years of executive experience to explore how you can integrate purpose into your team.

- Define your purpose and explore alignment with your organisation

- Gain practical strategies for integrating purpose

- Understand how day to day activities feed into overall values

  • MJ Bellotti Chief Purpose Officer RACQ

Case Study

Chances are your career looks nothing like the work of your parents, or even how you imagined it a decade ago. The world of work is rapidly changing due to technological and societal factors, so how do you ensure you're resilient and prepared for what work may look like in the future? Join Melissa for this session as she shares her strategies for adapting to a radically different future of work.

- Embrace a lifelong learner mindset to ensure your skills and knowledge remain up to date

- Explore the impact on the who, the what and the why of the future of work

- Bolster your resilience and adaptability for change

  • Melissa Williams Executive General Manager, People, Culture & Safety SEQ Water

Enjoy a midday lunch break. A time to refresh, refuel, and prepare for a full afternoon of immersive learning and inspiration.

Panel

When it comes to leadership there's no ''one size fits all". Different qualities appeal to different employees and each leader has their own unique strengths. But what are the key attributes to being a successful leader? In this interactive panel discussion, hear celebrated senior leaders discuss the skills and behaviours they have utilised as they overcome each hurdle that leadership presents them.

- Identify your key leadership strengths and how to accentuate them

- Discuss the future of leadership and the skills you'll need to succeed

- Explore the abilities of experienced leaders

  • Professor Robina Xavier Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President, Academic Queensland University of Technology

  • Carol-Ann Gough Chief Information Officer Great Southern Bank

  • Sarah Amos Deputy Director General Department of Housing, Local Government, Planning & Public Works Queensland

  • Belinda Watton Executive General Manager Yurika

Case Study

In today's fast-paced and often unpredictable world, the ability to adapt and thrive amidst adversity is a critical skill. In this session, Tanya explores the concept of resilience, its importance in both personal and professional contexts, and strategies to enhance resilience and navigate challenging circumstances effectively.

- Build personal and team resilience to bounce back from challenging situations

- Find your advocates and support network

- Navigate setbacks with perseverance and optimism

  • Tanya Aaskov General Manager, Integrated Risk Program Bank of Queensland

A quick break to refresh and continue building your network with fellow leaders. Enjoy a light refreshment before finishing day one.

Expert Commentary

The ability to introspect is a formidable superpower, unlocking profound personal growth and resilience. Self-reflection serves as a tool for understanding one's motivations, fears, and aspirations. It acts as a compass, guiding individuals through life's complexities and empowering them to navigate challenges with clarity. In this session, Amy delves into how this superpower cultivates emotional intelligence, fostering empathy and harmonious relationships. Harnessing self-reflection allows individuals to adapt, learn, and transform, turning adversity into an opportunity for career growth.

- Self-reflection enables individuals to adapt, learn, and transform 

- Unlocks personal growth and resilience

- Cultivates emotional intelligence

  • Amy Jackson Leadership Coach, Speaker & Facilitator Nurturing Confidence

Join us for our end of day one networking. Enjoy canapés and drinks whilst getting to know your peers further, build ongoing relationships, and share your highlights of the day.

We're back! Another day and a whole lot more learning to come - time to check back in with your fellow leaders.


Tick off any goals you scored on Day One, develop an implementation plan for your new goals and set yourself up for another exciting day!

Case Study

In her own words Anne "fell into transport", but rapidly fell in love with the diversity of the industry and the breadth of opportunity that presented itself. It begs the question what other industries are going unnoticed as potential career development hotspots for women and how do we market them to job seekers and emerging leaders? Join Anne as she reflects on her journey into an industry that she never saw herself being a part of and how she strives to engage young people with a career in the transport industry.

- Align your personal and professional values

- Identify transferable skills and be open to alternative industries for career development

- Play to your strengths and find your passion at work

  • Anne Moffat Chief Operations Officer Department of Transport & Main Roads QLD

Expert Commentary

Mindset is so powerful because it shapes our perceptions and attitudes to the world around us. When we think about our career and how to achieve success, mindset can play a huge part in how we view our capabilities, challenges, and opportunities for growth. In this session Deb delves into NLP strategies that can help you adapt your outlook and embrace a mastery mindset.

- The science behind evaluating your achievements

- Reframe your thoughts to eliminate negative patterns

- Leverage NLP techniques to cultivate a growth mindset

  • Deborah Bispham Leadership & Transformational Specialist Inspiring Great Leaders

Mix and mingle with your fellow leaders over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Expert Commentary

The ability to introspect is a formidable superpower, unlocking profound personal growth and resilience. Self-reflection serves as a tool for understanding one's motivations, fears, and aspirations. It acts as a compass, guiding individuals through life's complexities and empowering them to navigate challenges with clarity. In the session delve into how this superpower cultivates emotional intelligence, fostering empathy and harmonious relationships. Harnessing self-reflection allows individuals to adapt, learn, and transform, turning adversity into an opportunity for career growth.

- Self-reflection enables individuals to adapt, learn, and transform 

- Unlocks personal growth and resilience

- Cultivates emotional intelligence

Case Study

Gone are the days when personal and professional lives were kept separate. Nowadays the best leaders are the people that can diffuse the lessons they have learnt in their everyday lives into their careers. In this session join Allana as she shares the skills she leant on during The Kokoda Track in PNG and how she applies this to the way she approaches life.

- Live a life of purpose, incorporating your everyday passions with your work

- Set and smash actions to achieve your goals whilst utilising the power of female peers

- Learn from the incredible experiences of team work, determination and leadership learnt through The Kokoda Challenge

  • Allana Bianchi Director, Office of the Special Commissioner QLD Public Sector Commission

Enjoy a midday lunch break. A time to refresh, refuel, and prepare for a full afternoon of immersive learning and inspiration.

Panel

Culture, in short, is a big deal. It can be the difference between employee engagement, productivity and innovation. In this dynamic panel discussion we delve into building high-performing teams, recruiting diversity of thought and building a culture of professional development.

- Strategies to employ open communication and celebrate diverse skill sets within your team

- Identify ways to encourage inclusive recruitment processes

- Understand your responsibilities as a leader in building a high-performing team

  • Megan Vorster Global Head of People & Culture, Corporate Division Flight Centre

  • Trudy Fraser A/Executive General Manager, Regulation Energy Queensland

  • Krystal Zugno General Manager, Taco Bell Taco Bell

  • Monica D'Souza Director, Governance, Risk & Ethics Queensland Building and Construction Commission

A quick break to refresh and continue building your network with fellow leaders.

Case Study

So you want to take the next step in your career? But you don't think you've got the right experience for the role? It can be difficult to build up the confidence to explore different avenues that are outside your comfort zone but being courageous can be really rewarding as Helen has found out through her expansive career path. Discover how recognising your strengths and broadening your horizons can be fantastic for your career.

- Don't pigeon-hole yourself based on your previous experiences

- Identify your strengths and explore how you can adapt them to serve other opportunities

- Be courageous and put your development first

  • Helen Davis Executive General Manager, Internal Audit Suncorp

Mini-Workshop

We wrap up our two days of insight and inspiration with this interactive roundtable session. This is your chance to table any topic or trend for a final group discussion. Network with your peers, reflect on your journey so far and create an action plan to carry you forward!

- Reflect on your key takeaways from the Summit

- Identify opportunities for career progression and growth

- Create an action plan for your leadership journey

Workshop

Develop self-awareness and authenticity

- Values-based leadership: what it means to be an authentic leader

- Identify personal strengths and potential de-railers as a leader

- Determined the most effective way to utilise your optimal leadership style within the context of your organisation


High level communication, influence and negotiation skills

- Manage emotions for positive and assertive communication and relationships

- Develop effective techniques of persuasion, negotiation and influence using coaching skills and “conversational intelligence”

- Build confidence to prepare for and successfully navigate difficult conversations 


Develop self and others with “reflective leadership”

- Understand the benefits of reflective practice 

- Develop skills to engage in reflective practice

- Using reflective practice to improve organisational culture and relationships 


Strategic career progression

- Everyday career management practices and creating a personal leadership plan

- Maximise relationships and build new ones for professional opportunities

- Manage personal branding and visibility effectively

  • Deborah Bispham Leadership & Transformational Specialist Inspiring Great Leaders

Workshop

Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance

- Leverage team dynamics to optimise performance

- Challenge, support and empower others to excel 

- Develop strategies to manage uncooperative team members


Drive change and innovation as a leader

- Recognise and overcome obstacles to change

- Learn to trust your intuition, take risks and step outside your comfort zone

- Create a culture of positive change 


Remain productive in a crisis

- Build resilience to thrive under pressure

- Support your team and engage others to deliver

- Debrief after crisis - Provide and accept feedback


Action planning for leadership

- Develop a personalised approach to development that spans short and long-term goals

- Identify and understand personal and organisational challenges 

- Share approaches to move your career forward


  • Deborah Bispham Leadership & Transformational Specialist Inspiring Great Leaders

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