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12th VICTORIAN PUBLIC SECTOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

24th - 28th, February 2020
Melbourne, AU

Drive leadership excellence as you confidently pave the way to career success

Speakers

  • Lynne Coulson Barr

    Mental Health Complaints Commissioner

    Mental Health Complaints Commission
  • Lill Healy

    Deputy Secretary, Service Systems Reform

    Department of Premier & Cabinet
  • Peta McCammon

    Deputy Secretary, Service Delivery Reform, Coordination & Workplace Safety

    Department of Justice & Community Safety
  • Jill Gardiner

    Deputy Secretary, East Division

    Department of Health & Human Services Victoria
  • Melissa Skilbeck

    Deputy Secretary, Regulation, Health Protection & Emergency Management

    Department of Health & Human Services Vic
  • Jessica Lambous

    Chief Finance Officer

    Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions VIC
  • Nerina Di Lorenzo

    Executive General Manager, Service Delivery

    Melbourne Water
  • Kellie Horton

    Executive Lead, Policy Development Office

    VicHealth
  • Kate Matson

    Executive Director, Franchise Operator Management

    Department of Transport
  • Sal Perna

    Racing Integrity Commissioner

    Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner
  • Nicole Harris

    Business Partner, People & Culture

    Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
  • Karen Williams

    Coach, Speaker & Trainer

    Karen Williams
  • Amanda Blesing

    Mentor, Trainer, Speaker and Thinker

    The Ambition Revolution
  • Johanna Parker

    Confidence Coach

    Heart Sparks
  • Louise Thomson

    Leadership Development Specialist

    Global People Two
  • Vineti Anand

    Executive Leadership Coach

    Change Window
  • Jo Wise

    Director & Founder

    Jo Wise Leadership

Overview

- Inspirational leadership lessons from innovative & dynamic female leaders
- Progress to the top while maintaining a work-life balance
- Proactive approaches to leading through change
- Discover how to lead with both authority & integrity

Agenda

Manage complex situations with resilience & emotional intelligence
Leadership reflections from the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner
Flexible working in the 21st century
Commit to continuous growth
Seven vital components of subtly powerful self-promotion
Defining success - Do you have to be the boss?
The advantage of emotional intelligence in leadership
We need to talk - Constructive conversations at work
Strategies for success with your own leadership style
Red tape & risk - The secret to courageous leadership in the public eye
Leading change & changing how you lead
Lead with integrity to gain respect
Build confidence in your decision making skills
Self care vs self repair - Bypassing burnout
Leadership that makes a difference
Victorian Public Sector Women's Leadership Workshop - Day 1
Victorian Public Sector Women's Leadership Workshop - Day 2
Pre-Summit workshop

24 Feb

Workshop

In the dynamic and fast-paced environment of the Victorian Public Sector, leaders are valued for their resilience, emotional intelligence and ability to manage complex situations. To fast-track leadership success, it is vital to develop a keen understanding of your emotions to discover how they impact your performance and affect your team. This will help you better connect with others and lead with greater influence.


Understanding yourself and others

- Identify different communication styles

- Discover the ability to assess and measure emotional intelligence in both yourself and others

- Determine different personalities and the ability to approach these with finesse


How emotional intelligence can drive motivation

- Foster understanding in your organisation

- Develop ways to enable motivation through transparency

- Understand the importance of motivation


Build better relationships through emotional intelligence

- Develop the ability to build rapport and maintain relationships

- Manage upwards and influence with integrity

- Increase confidence to broach sensitive topics


The power of emotional intelligence to better manage staff

- Examine how to initiate sensitive conversations and effectively raise concerns

- Explore communication strategies to address difficult conversations

- Leverage your emotional intelligence in the workplace



  • Jo Wise Director & Founder Jo Wise Leadership

Summit Day One

25 Feb

Case Study

If you strive to improve your leadership skills, then you must be aware of your strengths and weaknesses, your values and behaviours, and how you attempt to influence others. By sharpening self-awareness and self-reflection, you can establish yourself a motivated, purposeful leader who knows no bounds.


- Why self-reflection is the key to effective leadership

- Remain motivated as a leader

- Future goal setting

  • Lynne Coulson Barr Mental Health Complaints Commissioner Mental Health Complaints Commission

Case Study

If flexible working is the way of the future, why do many female executives struggle to adapt to a culture where it seems essential to be present? Aligning your work life balance with the needs and demands of your organisation can be difficult to navigate for many women. In this session, Kylie will reflect on how she has utilised flexible working arrangements throughout her career and how you can learn from her experience to help find your own balance.


- Personalised career planning

- Manage alignment between career and family responsibilities

- Negotiate innovative working arrangements

Case Study

If you truly desire a successful, thriving career, the first thing you must do is embrace and accept that your journey of self improvement and growth will never end. It is a lifelong journey of learning. Lill has held numerous leadership positions throughout the Public Sector, join her as she explores what has helped contribute to her career success.


- Identify and seize opportunities

- Give yourself permission to take action

- Turn obstacles into opportunities

  • Lill Healy Deputy Secretary, Service Systems Reform Department of Premier & Cabinet

Expert Commentary

Using self-promotion tools to leverage your career is a tough but essential skill. Join Amanda for an insightful, exciting, and practical session to discover your next move for standing out and getting noticed for all the right reasons.


- Communicate with confidence

- Learn essential self-promotion skills

- Redefine your future leadership style

  • Amanda Blesing Mentor, Trainer, Speaker and Thinker The Ambition Revolution

Panel

Does success look the same to everyone? While many assume the purpose of these summits is to have all women striving for the top job, is it really your main aspiration? How can you support women who are happy reaching a mid-level position? How can you support women who want to take a break on their way up to the top?


- How work-life balance factors into your success

- Break barriers and become successful professionally and personally

- Discover your own vision of success

  • Peta McCammon Deputy Secretary, Service Delivery Reform, Coordination & Workplace Safety Department of Justice & Community Safety

  • Melissa Skilbeck Deputy Secretary, Regulation, Health Protection & Emergency Management Department of Health & Human Services Vic

  • Jessica Lambous Chief Finance Officer Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions VIC

Expert Commentary

Successful leadership incorporates three things - leading self, leading others, and leading your organisation. The ability to recognise, understand and navigate our emotions, as well as the people around us, is critical for leadership success. Karen will share her three pillars of emotional intelligence and provide strategies to implement them in your professional and personal life.


- Understand how emotional intelligence impacts leadership

- Increase self-awareness to identify your trigger points to reduce stress and respond rather than react

- Recognise the emotional states of others so you can influence thinking and behaviour for more exceptional results

  • Karen Williams Coach, Speaker & Trainer Karen Williams

Expert Commentary

Holding your own in any leadership position demands a confident approach when dealing with people in sensitive situations. Whether you’re negotiating a pay rise, going for a promotion or giving a presentation, the ability to communicate confidently and authentically when managing people and dealing with key stakeholders is essential for success.


- Master the art of constructive conversations

- Know your objective and remain solution-focused

- Preserve the relationship

  • Jo Wise Director & Founder Jo Wise Leadership

Summit Day Two

26 Feb

Case Study

Embracing a leadership style that aligns with your organisation is vital, however, you must adopt a leadership style that feels natural. Authentic leadership is something all aspiring executives must develop as their career progresses.


- Characteristics, traits and attributes of authentic leadership

- Allow yourself to learn from others

- Balance your dealership style with the style of your department

  • Jill Gardiner Deputy Secretary, East Division Department of Health & Human Services Victoria

Case Study

Leaders are told they have to break outside their comfort zone and take risks if they want to step up. But sometimes playing it safe feels like the only way to keep your people secure. How can you be courageous when you have to juggle your responsibilities as a leader with the added pressures of public accountability? Nerina shares insights from her career, leading through change, how to interpret public risk, and what it means to help your organisation and still be brave.


- Implementing change in the public sector

- The role of authentic leadership in facilitating change

- Balancing your development with your responsibilities

  • Nerina Di Lorenzo Executive General Manager, Service Delivery Melbourne Water

Panel

Leaders need to expand their mindset and capabilities to deal with the challenges of senior leadership and engage in strategic decision making. Join our speakers as they each explore their different experiences managing, initiating, and leading change.


- Encourage and foster collaborative ways of thinking

- Practical tools for enabling behaviour change

- Strategies to assist in championing new direction

  • Kate Matson Executive Director, Franchise Operator Management Department of Transport

  • Nicole Harris Business Partner, People & Culture Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

Case Study

Gaining the respect of those you lead can be one of the most complex challenges a leader can face. Achieving trust comes down to authenticity, consistency, and clarity. If you master these skills, you will have the ability to influence as a leader.


- Communicate clear values and expectations

- Demonstrate consistency through your leadership style

- Display confidence and competency through results

  • Sal Perna Racing Integrity Commissioner Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner

Case Study

One area where most people will experience a lack of confidence is when it comes to decision making. Many people don't view decision making as a skill, however, the ability to develop confident decision-making skills can allow you to move through life with a greater sense of belief. In the Public Sector where change is the norm, knowing how to back yourself and go after what you want is one of the most critical skills you can develop.


- Encourage confident decision making

- Coping with organisational change

- Correct when necessary

  • Kellie Horton Executive Lead, Policy Development Office VicHealth

Expert Commentary

Historically as a society, we've been going about self-care all wrong. With looming responsibilities, many life roles and only twenty-four hours in a day, it can be easy to feel like you're always on the back foot and running on empty. Johanna will support you to unlearn traditional self-care techniques, bring the strength of your leadership to your wellbeing planning, embrace your imbalance in a way that honours your authenticity and supercharges the depth of your leadership of others.


- Develop your self-care plan

- Maintain a perfect imbalance

- Honour all parts of yourself and show up authentically

  • Johanna Parker Confidence Coach Heart Sparks

Roundtable

In this interactive session, Vineti will bring together the themes and ideas explored throughout the conference. Through an engaging discussion, she will help summarise key takeaways from the event and offer suggestions for making a difference.


-Key lessons gained from the summit

-Important skills to help you succeed

-Develop an action plan moving forward


  • Vineti Anand Executive Leadership Coach Change Window

Post-Summit Workshop

27 Feb - 28 Feb

Workshop

Fundamental attributes of confident leadership

- Develop a positive vision for success

- Be productive and actively meet deadlines

- Explore personal, professional and leadership development opportunities

 

Maintain resilience and confidence through change

- Evaluate the importance of keeping up to date in a rapidly evolving industry

- Driving knowledge to gain confidence and advantage

- Practical strategies to remain resilient

 

Market your professional self

- Confidently build your brand

- Showcase your skills, confidence, resilience and experience

- Communicate to influence perception

 

Effective networking - build life mentors and a community of connections

- Take advantage of networking opportunities and identify who will have a positive effect on your career

- Identify how you can help and add value to others

- Engage with the person and not their position

  • Louise Thomson Leadership Development Specialist Global People Two

Workshop

Leading with an adaptive mindset

- Leverage your experience to address complex problems

- Generating evidence based insight to inform

- Apply strategies to cope with constant change

 

Expect change and envision the future

- Predicting the challenges associated with regulation in the Public Sector

- Plan for all possible scenarios

- Navigate the waters of innovation and advancement

 

Accelerating self and team performance through assertive influence

- Challenging and supporting team performance by assigning ambitious yet achievable goals

- How to manager poor performing staff members

- Effectively communicate constructive feedback

 

Confidently drive change as a female leader

- Embrace change and blend old and new ways of thinking

- Embed an innovative way of thinking in the workplace

- Apply strategies and techniques which influence resistance and commitment

  • Louise Thomson Leadership Development Specialist Global People Two

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Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

+61 3 ­­9250 1888

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