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7th SA WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

21st - 24th, November 2022
Adelaide, AU

Levelling the playing field - Inspiring the next generation of leaders

Overview

- Unpack senior leadership stories from across South Australia’s private and public sectors
- Cultivate tangible, effective and strategic leadership skills
- Develop resilience, personal strengths and authentic leadership
- Overcome challenges and obstacles standing in the way of your career

Speakers

  • Angela Wiggins

    Chief Counsel & Company Secretary

    BAE Systems
  • Professor Jennie Shaw

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), Division of Academic and Student Engagement

    University of Adelaide
  • Renee Draper

    Chief People Officer

    Peregrine Corporation
  • Chris Lease

    Deputy Chief Public Health Officer

    SA Health
  • Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk

    Executive Director & Chief Information Officer

    Department of the Premier & Cabinet, SA Government
  • Melanie Cooper

    Director, Finance, Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary

    Coopers Brewery
  • Sally Gubbin

    Regional General Manager Customer Service Network & Small Business SA/NT

    Commonwealth Bank Australia
  • Danielle Jiranek

    Executive Director, Strategy and Operational Reform

    SA Ambulance Service
  • Fiona Blakely

    People Executive Lead

    Oz Minerals
  • Tiffany Katchmar

    Director

    South Australian Space Industry Centre
  • Kym Meys

    Executive General Manager Planning & Infrastructure

    Adelaide Airport
  • Rosina Di Maria

    Principal

    Woods Bagot
  • Holly Clark

    Director of Community and Primary Care Partnerships

    SA Health
  • Billie Jo Barbara

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Department for Child Protection SA
  • Becc Bates

    Director, Creative Industries

    Department for Innovation and Skills SA
  • Leanne McClurg

    General Counsel and Company Secretary

    Epic Energy
  • Maggie Dowling

    Senior Consultant

    CulturAlchemy
  • Kym Viant

    Leadership Facilitator & Coach

    Quench Group
  • Miriam Henke

    Health Psychologist, Executive Coach, Director

    Miriam Henke Consulting & Lifespan Dynamics Pty Ltd
  • Jo Stewart-Rattray

    Director of Technology & Security Assurance

    BRM Advisory

Agenda

Influential communication skills for leaders
The balancing act
An international portfolio of leadership experience
Morning Tea
The benefits of taking risks
Navigating stakeholder relationships
Lunch
Finding time for you - The creation of work-life balance
Exploring your immunity to change
Afternoon Tea
Taking a career leap of faith
Networking - Canapés and drinks
Cultivating a strong workplace culture
Critical skills that every new leader should have in their toolkit
Morning Tea
Being what you can’t see
Rediscover your professional passions
Lunch
The role of culture in a hybrid working environment
Developing resilience as a leader
Afternoon Tea
Closing Roundtable
Leaders' acceleration toolkit workshop
Pre-Summit Workshop

21 Nov

Workshop

Communication skills for effective leaders

- Understanding your team and learn to communicate effectively

- Uncover your own communication style

- Overcoming communication misalignment


Driving team engagement

- Create effective communication environments to improve engagement with stakeholders and peers

- Creating authentic connections for improved outcomes

- Cultivating an ‘open door’ environment for communication


Sharpen your communication for desired outcomes

- Using effective communication to encourage productivity and performance

- Challenging, supporting and empowering others

- Preparing for and having difficult conversations with confidence


Points to action

- Developing short and long-term plan of implementation

- Understanding challenges and skills for overcoming

- Creating a plan for the next steps in your leadership journey

  • Miriam Henke Health Psychologist, Executive Coach, Director Miriam Henke Consulting & Lifespan Dynamics Pty Ltd

Summit Day One

22 Nov

Case Study

Over the past two years, leaders have been thrust into a whole new world of work, dealing with remote teams, digital disruption and all sorts of new challenges. Add to the mix being more accessible than ever outside of working hours - the balance between working and personal life is even further unbalanced. Professor Jennie Shaw will share her story of her career in tertiary education through a time of massive change, and the steps she has implemented to ensure a more balanced approach to work and personal life.

- Changes in the education sector and how they affected leaders

- Insights and strategies to achieve your career goals while still maintaining a personal and family life

- What works for some won’t work for all- creating a balance that works for you

  • Professor Jennie Shaw Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), Division of Academic and Student Engagement University of Adelaide

Case Study

Founded in Adelaide in 1896, Wood Bagot has designed some of the city's iconic buildings such as St Peter’s Cathedral and the South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute. Having such a rich history and a deep connection to the city, taking the reins is not for the faint-hearted, but that's exactly what Rosina Di Maria did when she took over as Adelaide Studio Chair. This session draws on her global perspective on leadership, from London, Dubai and across Europe, and how that has informed her journey to the top.

-Being an international leader in a male dominated field

- The importance of setting goals for growth

- Your unique journey; where you are and where you aspire to be

  • Rosina Di Maria Principal Woods Bagot

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

Case Study

Have you started out in one career and years later find yourself in a job you would never have dreamed of? Completely off the path you initially set out on? You are not alone. Tiffany Katchmar reflects on the many different roads her career has taken, from a start in retail to the Australian Space Industry. Tiffany has flourished in every role she's conquered, through a combination of personal growth, hard work and true passion for her career.

- Embracing the unknown

- Cultivate a growth mindset

- Identifying skills that are vital in any leadership role

  • Tiffany Katchmar Director South Australian Space Industry Centre

Expert Commentary

As a leader interpersonal relationships are key. This is not limited to just the people you manage but also stakeholders from other areas of business, your management, and stakeholders external to the organisation. In this session, Kym Viant will give you tangible skills for understanding stakeholder relationships. He will help to build skills on navigating those critical conversations, dealing with conflict and how to foster and develop those key stakeholder relationships for the future. 

- Understanding your different stakeholders and your relationships with them 

- Navigate critical conversations 

- Future-proofing vital stakeholder relationships 

  • Kym Viant Leadership Facilitator & Coach Quench Group

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

Panel

Juggling a career, family and ‘you time’ is no easy task, but one that can be achieved with considered pre-planning and prioritisation. You may well be able to have it all, but maybe not all at once. This panel will explore the strategies of leaders juggling life and a career, and have a frank discussion on how you can implement boundaries and ensure you aren’t pouring from an empty cup.

- Insights and strategies to achieve their career goals while still maintaining a personal and family life

- What works for some won’t work for all- creating a balance that works for you

- Setting and managing boundaries

  • Melanie Cooper Director, Finance, Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary Coopers Brewery

  • Sally Gubbin Regional General Manager Customer Service Network & Small Business SA/NT Commonwealth Bank Australia

  • Holly Clark Director of Community and Primary Care Partnerships SA Health

  • Leanne McClurg General Counsel and Company Secretary Epic Energy

Case Study

Whether we are honest enough to admit it to ourselves - we all have inner assumptions. This is unavoidable. But discovering, understanding and managing bias can allow you to be a leader for all in your team. In this interactive session, Fiona discusses her true passion for helping leaders, male or female, understanding how their inner assumptions drive behaviour. Fiona truly believes that noticing and testing assumptions can be transformational, both in their personal as well as professional lives.

-Map out any inner assumptions you have 

-Uncovering the impact your bias has on your behaviour 

-The impact of moving past your assumptions in relation to your leadership journey Whether we realise it or not we all hold inner assumptions that impacts how we view and respond to the world around us. This is part of who we are and our unique personal journey through life. In this interactive session, Fiona discusses her passion for helping leaders understand how their inner assumptions drive behaviour and how surfacing and testing them can be transformational, both in their personal as well as professional lives. In this hands on session you will:

-Map out your current behavioural patterns and assumptions that underpin them;

-Surface how some of these assumptions may be holding you back from achieving sustained personal change

-Explore the impact that experimenting with your assumptions can have on your leadership journey.


 

  • Fiona Blakely People Executive Lead Oz Minerals

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

Case Study

Making a change in your career is a time of excitement, potential and undoubtedly nerves. Throw into the mix a completely different sector, where you have never worked, in the middle of a global pandemic with a job role that has a state-wide public health deliverable. Hear how Danielle found the courage to take a leap of faith into an industry where she had no prior experience and hear the lessons she has learned along the way and ultimately how taking chances has allowed her to flourish as a leader.

- Taking a leap of faith and changing your career path

- How to adapt to a new environment

- The impact of change on your leadership style

  • Danielle Jiranek Executive Director, Strategy and Operational Reform SA Ambulance Service

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.

Summit Day Two

23 Nov

Case Study

At the heart of every industry, organisation and business are people. Sometimes in the hectic day-to-day of work this crucial aspect can be overlooked or completely forgotten. In this engaging session Eva Balan-Vnuk will motivate you to really focus on the people in your teams and how you can make tangible change to your workplace culture. She will explore how she has managed to turn around her workplace culture into a highly cohesive team, where everyone pitches in to help, and people feel supported to do their very best work. Because at the end of the day, without your team who do you lead?

- Changing a work culture to put people at the centre

- Building a supportive environment

- Understanding the people in your team and how you can lead for them

  • Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk Executive Director & Chief Information Officer Department of the Premier & Cabinet, SA Government

Case Study

Leadership looks different for everyone. There isn't a recipe to create the perfect leader - but there are a few key ingredients which can help to achieve your version of success. Renee Draper has achieved great success by identifying and developing the key skills she needs to lead from the front. This session will take you through the critical skills that she believes all new leaders should have in their toolkit, from the benefits of strong communication, leading with influence and not forgetting the purpose of leadership - leading your people.

- Understand the critical skills needed for leaders

- Using your skill set to your advantage

- Putting your team at the centre of your leadership


  • Renee Draper Chief People Officer Peregrine Corporation

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

Case Study

Excelling as a leader isn't easy. It's even harder when you don't have someone who has achieved it, there to help you progress. Billie-Jo Barbara has made it a true passion of her professional career to lead from the front and be that mentor for people in her team. She believes in paying it forward - making the journey to leadership positions a little easier for the women that follow in her footsteps. In this session, hear how you can also provide leadership and inspiration to the women in your team as you rise through the ranks.

- How to be a role model for women in your team

- Leading from the front

- Helping other realise and reach their own potential

  • Billie Jo Barbara Chief Human Resources Officer Department for Child Protection SA

Expert Commentary

The effects of the past few years cannot be understated, and the impact to both your personal and professional life cannot be undone. The ways we work have changed and peoples’ career purpose and their values have shifted. In this session, Maggie will explore the importance of values and cultural alignment and the need to have leadership commitment to these critical success factors.

-Reflect on your values and their alignment with the purpose and current culture of your organisation and how your leadership can influence this

  • Maggie Dowling Senior Consultant CulturAlchemy

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

Panel

A strong workplace culture was the focus for many organisations pre-pandemic. But in times of hybrid working, flexible office hours and remote employees, how important is cultivating workplace culture? In this interactive panel, hear from leaders from a cross-section of industries on how they are driving a strong workplace culture, implementing strategies which increase productivity and inspire the growth of their teams whether in the office environment or from ‘remote’ locations.

- Creating and implementing a positive culture

- Development of team members ‘

- Navigating the current landscape of an ‘office’

  • Angela Wiggins Chief Counsel & Company Secretary BAE Systems

  • Kym Meys Executive General Manager Planning & Infrastructure Adelaide Airport

  • Becc Bates Director, Creative Industries Department for Innovation and Skills SA

Case Study

Challenge is something every leader will have to face in their career. Building resilience and developing the ability to collaborate with other leaders during challenging times is a true test for leaders. In the past two years, the levels of challenge have really been unprecedented. Chris Lease discusses how the past few years have provided some of the biggest challenges in his career, coming together effectively as a strong team and having a united front in leading the state during these uncharted times.

- Facing challenging times head on 

- Playing a crucial role in a team of leaders 

- Unlocking the key to success during a time of crisis


  • Chris Lease Deputy Chief Public Health Officer SA Health

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

Roundtable

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

Post-Summit Workshop

24 Nov

Workshop

Transformational leadership strategies

- Uncover team dynamics which will enhance overall performance

- Challenge, support and empower others

- Manage uncooperative staff members


Put innovation at the heart of your leadership

- Trust your intuition and step outside your comfort zone

- Embed a positive change culture in an organisation

- Recognise and overcome hurdles to change


Build resilience

- Support your team and engage others to deliver

- Debrief after crisis - provide and accept feedback

- Future-proof yourself against difficult situations


Action planning

- Develop a personalised approach - short and long-term

- Understand challenges

- Share approaches to move your career forward

  • Jo Stewart-Rattray Director of Technology & Security Assurance BRM Advisory

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Hilton Adelaide

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia

08 8217 2000

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