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VPS WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE: POWER, PRESENCE AND PERFORMANCE

23rd - 24th, February 2022
Virtual / Streaming

Strategies, skills and solutions to develop women's leadership excellence in the VPS

Overview

- Strategies to drive change and lead through adversity
- Tools for managing complex issues
- Improve team performance, capability and accountability
- Navigate the move from micro to macro leadership

Speakers

Dr Karen Whittingham

Karen is one of Australia’s leading executive management development specialists who has worked with thousands of executives to transition them into senior leadership roles quickly and effectively. She is an Organisational Psychologist passionate about people’s success and facilitating their careers to rise. She teaches Organisational psychology at UNSW and works with ASX listed companies and large public sector organisations to drive engagement, inclusion and performance.

Director
Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

  • Jennifer Moltisanti

    Assistant Commissioner, Not for Profit

    Australian Taxation Office
  • Jillian Risely

    Chief Executive Officer

    Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group
  • Kelly Crosthwaite

    Executive Director, People & Culture

    Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria
  • Lucy Roffey

    Chief Executive Officer

    Central Goldfields Shire Council
  • Elizabeth Wilson

    Chief Information Officer

    Department of Education and Training VIC
  • Rebecca McKenzie

    Chief Executive Officer

    Glen Eira City Council and President, Local Government Professionals Victoria
  • Kate Symons

    Chairperson & Commissioner

    Essential Services Commissioner Victoria
  • Anna Longley

    Assistant Commissioner & General Counsel

    Australian Charities & Not-For-Profit Commission
  • Karen Smith

    Director, Centre for Research and Evaluation

    Ambulance Victoria
  • Deborah Glass

    Victorian Ombudsman

    Victorian Ombudsman

Agenda

Day One - Arrivals and Event Kick-Off
Day One - Mindset matters: The key to successful change
Day One - Interactive Workshop Modules
Day One - Reimagining government and the role of the public service
Day One - Driving change as a female leader
Day Two - Arrivals and Planning
Workshop Day Two
Day Two - Glass ceilings and open doors: Advancing women in the workplace
Day Two - Interactive Workshop Modules
Day Two - Workplace flexibility: The evolution to the new normal
Day Two - Closing Roundtable & Action Plan
VPS Women in Leadership Intensive

23 Feb - 24 Feb

Workshop

Join Liquid Learning for this kick-off session as we prepare for two days of interactive learning, exclusive case studies and panel discussions! After opening remarks the whole room breaks up into groups for you to meet one another, network, and outline your desired learning outcomes as we start unpacking key themes to explore over the two days.

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

Case Study

When embarking on any change initiative, you need to know how to bring your people along for the journey. Join Elizabeth Wilson as she shares insight from her own career and provides you with practical tools for leading successful change in your team or organisation.


- Communicate your vision and its importance to your organisation

- Gain stakeholder buy-in and translate this into action

- Overcome reluctance and resistance to achieve cultural change

  • Elizabeth Wilson Chief Information Officer Department of Education and Training VIC

Workshop

Authentic executive-level leadership for women in the VPS

- 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


Leading through rapid change

- Explore your VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)

- Tools for unpacking complex issues and unconscious bias

- Understanding organisational complexity

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

Panel

When the public sector focuses on innovation the game changes completely. It becomes one of constant learning, changing and growth. Teams collaborate, try new things and recognise challenges as opportunities to learn. Take the recent crisis. The last year has truly highlighted how capable Victorian public leaders are at remaining resilient as they have learnt, adapted and progressed the state through testing times. So how might we continue to empower and enable our leaders to work in more innovative ways so that they can face the complex challenges in the Victorian public sector?

 

- 2021 reflections and where to from here?

- Move towards community collaboration and sharing

- Leverage experimentation and learning to achieve progression

  • Rebecca McKenzie Chief Executive Officer Glen Eira City Council and President, Local Government Professionals Victoria

  • Kate Symons Chairperson & Commissioner Essential Services Commissioner Victoria

  • Anna Longley Assistant Commissioner & General Counsel Australian Charities & Not-For-Profit Commission

Roundtable

- Engage and manage stakeholder expectations during change

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

- Understand change resistance and explore ways to manage it

- Engage and manage sensitive issues under pressure

- Develop your team’s resilience to stress and change


  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

Workshop

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!

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

Workshop

Case Study

Even when making it 'to the table' and smashing the proverbial 'glass ceiling', there often lacks enough representation at the executive level to truly drive meaningful change. Hear from Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass as she reflects on her incredible career, and share insight on how we can all continue to advance women in the workplace.

 

- Be a champion for others and amplify women in the workplace

- Understand the important of female role models and mentors

- Support each other to speak up and speak out

  • Deborah Glass Victorian Ombudsman Victorian Ombudsman

Workshop

Transformational leadership strategies to accelerate team performance and innovation

- Leveraging team dynamics to enhance performance

- Build team capability and accountability

- Models to identify and manage team dysfunction 

- Adaptable leadership strategies for managing different people

- Tools to develop innovative thinking in the people you lead 

- Approaches to drive engagement, health and well-being

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

Panel

The Victorian Public Sector has led the charge where flexible work is concerned - adopting an ‘if not, why not’ principle as early as 2016. But what does this evolution to the new world of work look like and what does this mean for work-life balance? This interactive panel discussion will explore the concept of work-life integration, particularly in our new working environments, discuss tools for managing competing priorities and expectations, and look towards embracing the new normal and how you can make this work for you.

 

- Manage competing priorities and expectations in a work-from-home setting

- Embrace the new normal and find an integration that works for you

- Develop tips, tools and strategies for avoiding the 24/7 work-cycle

  • Karen Smith Director, Centre for Research and Evaluation Ambulance Victoria

  • Jennifer Moltisanti Assistant Commissioner, Not for Profit Australian Taxation Office

  • Jillian Risely Chief Executive Officer Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group

  • Kelly Crosthwaite Executive Director, People & Culture Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria

  • Lucy Roffey Chief Executive Officer Central Goldfields Shire Council

Roundtable

- Create a personal leadership plan for strategic career progression

- Everyday career management practices

- What will you do differently as a result of this program?

- Tools and ideas to navigate obstacles and competing priorities

  • Dr Karen Whittingham Director Impact Psychology Pty Ltd

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