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8th WOMEN IN EMERGENCY SERVICES, ENFORCEMENT & DEFENCE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

22nd - 26th, March 2021
Virtual / Streaming

Command & control your leadership campaign

Overview

- Balance compassion and authority in your leadership style
- Lead your team in emergency scenarios and high-stress environments
- Build confidence and courage to secure your command
- Manage and overcome ego clashes and credibility bias

Speakers

  • CMDR Krissy Barrett

    Commander Operations

    Australian Federal Police
  • INSP Sharee Cumming

    Manager, Operational Improvement Unit

    Queensland Police Service
  • CAPT Marc Pavillard

    Engagement Lead, National Bushfire Recovery Agency

    Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • CMDR Justine Gough

    Assistant Commissioner, Eastern Command

    Australian Federal Police
  • Gary Worboys

    Deputy Commissioner, Regional Field Operations

    NSW Police Force
  • Dr Amee Morgans

    Executive Officer, Transformation

    Yarra Ranges Council
  • LTCOL Renee Kidson CSM

    Instructor, Australian War College

    Department of Defence
  • LCDR Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths

    Executive Officer, Officer Training College, Australian Defence Force Academy

    Royal Australian Navy
  • MAJ Lyndsay Freeman

    Senior Instructor, Gender, Peace & Security

    Australian Army
  • Danni Maynard

    Deputy Director Aviation Safety Promotion & Engagement

    Defence Aviation Safety Authority
  • MAJ Sarah Mooney

    Operations Officer, 4th Combat Service Support Battalion

    Department of Defence
  • Fyowna Norton

    A/Director, Community Crime Prevention

    Emergency Management Victoria
  • Michelle Murphy

    Operations Manager, Adult Retrieval

    Ambulance Victoria
  • Michelle Dunscombe

    Community Development Consultant & Community Emergency Plan Facilitator

    Jeder Institute
  • Nikki Roche

    Director

    BlueZenith Leadership and Coaching Solutions
  • Catherine Bell

    Director

    Bell Training Group
  • Jo Wise

    Leadership Performance Coach

    Jo Wise Leadership
  • Clare Desira

    Founder & Director

    Top Five Movement

Agenda

Critical thinking & efficient communication field guide
Event Kick-Off & Networker
Courage in action - Build & lead a courageous team
Unconscious bias - The hidden figure in diversity
Civilian leader - Operating as an un-uniformed leader in a uniformed environment
Creating space for women’s leadership
Confident leadership - Commanding presence, boldness & passion
Compassionate leadership - Leading with a difference
Managing ego clashes - A survival guide
Frontline Leadership - Learning's from a Forward Command Perspective
Lead for inclusion & innovation
Sword of Orion - Valour & Tenacity in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Tragedy
Defining the role of leadership in emergency and disaster response
Leadership Effectiveness - Leading in stressful environments
Courage & Compassion - Reflecting on journeys taken
Workshop Day One
Workshop Day Two
Pre Summit Workshop

22 Mar

Workshop

Critical thinking is the art of analysing, processing and understanding information. Critical thinkers can draw reasonable conclusions from a set of information to distinguish useful and useless details for decision-making. But let's not forget the value of communication. Industry leaders must know how to entwine critical thinking and communication skills. This workshop will provide you with a broader understanding of critical thinking concepts and communication techniques to support you on your career ascent. 


The disposition towards critical thinking

- Stimulate inquisitiveness in your thought processing

- The laws of induction and deduction in processing information

- Practice self-efficacy and self-trust 


Foundations to developing your strategic foresight 

- Scenario development and analysis 

- Classify repetition and patterns 

- Assess the implications of present actions and decisions


Marriage between objective analysis and effective communication

- Distinguish between active listening and reflective listening 

- Develop your cognitive agendum before communicating

- Efficient communication in complex scenarios


Inductive and deductive communication

- Identify whether you’re an inductive and deductive communicator

- Diversity in various communication techniques

- The power of inductive and deductive communication in variform conditions

  • Jo Wise Leadership Performance Coach Jo Wise Leadership

Summit Day One

23 Mar

Break-Out Session

Join Liquid Learning and your chair, Clare Desira, for this opening kick-off session as we prepare for two days of incredible industry 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!

Case Study

Leaders must summon their will to deal with a range of complex and unknown situations, creating workplaces that are motivating and safe for others. Leadership requires courage in action. Without courage, your ability to lead effective teams can be discredited and derailed.


- Encourage to build courage

- Become a better leader using empathy and kindness

- Don't hinder failure, embrace it!

Panel

Defence, enforcement and emergency services strive to increase diversity in its ranks, particularly since the advent of the All-Volunteer Force. It has made significant progress, but changes appear to be sluggish. One of the reasons is how latent biases, especially concerning gender and race, inhibit the achievement of diversity goals. Join our lineup of panellists as they detail their journey and provide guidance on how you can break cross-cultural barriers. They'll outline how biases could affect personal advancements in the workplace, and what can be done to reduce biases to diversify senior leadership.


- Break cross-cultural barriers

- Identify how biases could affect your personnel advancements

- Your role in reducing biases to diversify senior leadership

  • LCDR Prudence Hawkins-Griffiths Executive Officer, Officer Training College, Australian Defence Force Academy Royal Australian Navy

  • MAJ Sarah Mooney Operations Officer, 4th Combat Service Support Battalion Department of Defence

  • Fyowna Norton A/Director, Community Crime Prevention Emergency Management Victoria

  • Michelle Murphy Operations Manager, Adult Retrieval Ambulance Victoria

Case Study

Many of the emergency services, enforcement and defence industries consist of active-duty, reserve military, federal civilian employees, and private contractors. Hierarchical relationships are inherent in armed forces, police, intelligence agencies, military, enforcement, and emergency service lines. Working as a civilian in these environments can be particularly challenging as nonuniform or civilian leaders face rejection or be ignored when leading ranked teams. Danni will explain how you can lead a team of ranking members as a civilian leader. 


- Inspire belief and support for your cause 

- Your knowledge and work is your rank and uniform  

- Be a team player - understand the culture to gain trust 

  • Danni Maynard Deputy Director Aviation Safety Promotion & Engagement Defence Aviation Safety Authority

Interview

Making space for innovation and progress means making space for women. Initiatives that amplify the voices of women through inclusive and safe platforms hold up a mirror to the organisation they exist within. These initiatives act as windows into overlooked parts of the organisation, providing a clearer view of the pitfalls and challenges that employees face. The hard work that goes into their creation is often overlooked, under-valued and under-resourced. Join us for a conversation with Major Lyndsay Freeman as she discusses what it means to ‘create space’ for women, and ways in which organisations can empower and authentically invest in grassroots, women-centric initiatives.

  • MAJ Lyndsay Freeman Senior Instructor, Gender, Peace & Security Australian Army

Expert Commentary

Leaders need to command presence and embody boldness, though women face unique challenges when it comes to establishing a presence. A key component to these challenges is buying into impostor syndrome or using body language that appears submissive, waiting for others to recognise and reward their achievements. Control the kind of impression you make and take command. Join Catherine as she discusses how you can control how people perceive you through exploring strategies that will support your leadership journey.


- Be confident and make a positive first impression

- Project authority and power

- Be a serious contender and aspire for senior positions

  • Catherine Bell Director Bell Training Group

Case Study

Most leaders guide with their heads, forgetting a critical component of leadership - their hearts. They’re conditioned to put business before benevolence, which is profitable in certain scenarios, though unsustainable in the new generation of leadership. Compassionate leaders use their social attributes to understand each team member as a significant individual. Michelle will explore how you can be a powerful and compassionate leader, using her journey as a summary of the essential skills you need to thrive.


- Compassionate and mindful communication

- Exemplify unselfishness to lead, rather than follow 

- Nurture innovation through compassion  

  • Michelle Murphy Operations Manager, Adult Retrieval Ambulance Victoria

Summit Day Two

24 Mar

Case Study

There is a fine line between self-respect and ego. Quite often, problems arise because most individuals cannot differentiate between the two. As a result, ego clashes can occur causing rivalry and tension in a team environment, which is detrimental to the organisation, employee morale and group dynamics. When egos come to head at the workplace, it is your duty as a leader to control the situation from escalating, whether it be two individuals from your team or whether the egoism is directed towards you. So how does one avoid and manage this ego clash? Commander Justine Gough will discuss how you can manoeuvre around the clash of egos with practical tips like trying to identify the root of the problem, encouraging and supporting those around you who feel ignored. 


- Identify the root of the problem behind the ego

- Support your team and those who feel ignored

- Do not ignore the issue!

  • CMDR Justine Gough Assistant Commissioner, Eastern Command Australian Federal Police

Case Study

Emergency situations are unexpected and require quick organised action. However, response to these situations routinely leaves frontline staff exposed to trauma. These unsung heroes enter into burning buildings, pull crash survivors to safety, carry out life-saving procedures, and deal with the aftermath of horrible tragedies. These professionals need to be incredibly strong and resourceful, and must be supported by exemplary leadership to not only aid employees in navigating the unexpected safely, but build a culture of courage and resilience. Join Inspector Cumming as she reflects on her own career experience, explores real-world industry examples and provides you with strategies for enabling individuals and teams to thrive and survive in this complex and turbulent space.


- Develop strategies for aiding post-traumatic growth in your emergency services staff

- Explore the critical elements and benefits of resilience in overcoming adversity

- Prioritise resilience as a goal and a standard in emergency management 


  • INSP Sharee Cumming Manager, Operational Improvement Unit Queensland Police Service

Case Study

It has been widely accepted that increasing diversity in organisations results in greater innovation as well as diversity of thought. Quantitative data supports this proposition through case studies, correlations between increasing female board membership and better financial returns and statistical computer modelling of comparisons between diverse and homogeneous teams. As leaders, how can we ensure the success of our organisations through inclusion promoting innovation? Lieutenant Colonel Kidson will provide a clear rationale on how you can build an active strategy to broaden the spectrum of diverse thinking at management levels.


- Increase diversity through strong management support 

- Encourage cognitive diversity and openness 

- Facilitate dialogue between people of different gender and backgrounds

  • LTCOL Renee Kidson CSM Instructor, Australian War College Department of Defence

Case Study

Late afternoon of December 27, 1998. Captain Marc Pavillard was at home with friends and family when he got a phone call from his Flight Commander – a call that would change everything. Join Marc as he reflects upon the incredible 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race rescue mission, where tenacity and valour were hallmarks of the sailors caught in the storm. Risk management, teamwork, and innovation allowed the helicopter crew to rescue sailors from the sinking Sword of Orion yacht. Some 21 years on and elements of this rescue remain raw and emotional. Marc will recount the challenging circumstances and decision-making under pressure, and how he realised that the lessons learned during this rescue have more currency than ever – in emergencies, but also many other areas of life.


- Learn how to manage risks and make sound decisions under pressure

- How trust in your people creates a team that can achieve anything

- Hear how strong foundations through training and experience give your teams capacity to deal with the extraordinary

  • CAPT Marc Pavillard Engagement Lead, National Bushfire Recovery Agency Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Panel

When it comes to emergency and disaster management, leadership can make the difference between success and catastrophe. Depending on their abilities, a leader can minimise the damage caused by situation, or exacerbate the impact. Our panel of industry leaders will discuss the key skills and qualities that leaders should possess to understand the environmental factors, assess the scope of a disaster, and successfully support their teams through times of emergency and adversity.


- Effective strategic planning and organising personnel 

- Operate with a clear vision and organisation values

- Make decisions based on situational analysis, knowledge and experience 

  • CMDR Krissy Barrett Commander Operations Australian Federal Police

  • Dr Amee Morgans Executive Officer, Transformation Yarra Ranges Council

  • LTCOL Renee Kidson CSM Instructor, Australian War College Department of Defence

Case Study

Leaders who excel under pressure don’t panic. They have control and can provide a calming effect on others. Competent leaders demonstrate and radiate confidence - especially under pressure. But what skills are necessary to work towards being this type of leader? Join Deputy Commissioner Worboys as he discusses his leadership journey, the practical skills required to be an effective leader for your organisation, and guides you on the path to leadership.


- Actions plan to combat stress - resilience 

- Train the brain to deal with the chaos

- Model and encourage wellbeing practices

  • Gary Worboys Deputy Commissioner, Regional Field Operations NSW Police Force

Roundtable

Clare will bring together the themes and ideas explored over the conference. Through engaging discussion, Clare will summarise the takeaways from the event and offer ideas for taking the next step in your career.


- Create your plan of action

- Summarise takeaways

- Forge your transition into the confident you

  • Clare Desira Founder & Director Top Five Movement

Post Summit Workshop

25 Mar - 26 Mar

Workshop

Cultivate resilience for leadership success

- Develop your leadership style

- Develop confidence to lead authentically

- Resilience as a leadership approach

- Focus on strengths


Foster a constructive mindset

- Build a positive mindset for leadership

- Turn weaknesses into growth opportunities

- How to stay calm under pressure


Manage and limit the effects of stress

- Identify your stress triggers

- Recognise your leadership strengths, weaknesses and triggers

- Find ways to cope with and avoid stress

- Recover from setbacks and adversity


Internalise your leadership identity

- Self-empowerment to underpin career progression and risk-taking

- Develop authentic leadership voice

- Connect leadership and wellbeing

  • Michelle Dunscombe Community Development Consultant & Community Emergency Plan Facilitator Jeder Institute

Workshop

Working in male-dominated professional fields

- Behavioural norms within these organisations

- Unconscious bias - How this affects decision making

- Recognise your own biases at play


High-level communication skills for career advancement

- Leverage your communication style

- Develop and communicate confidence, poise and assertiveness

- Influence with integrity

- Manage conflict and execute difficult conversations with confidence


Foster high performance in teams

- Diversity of thought and creating inclusive work environments

- A coaching approach

- Assertive vs aggressive leadership approaches


Strategic career progression

- Skills for self-promotion and accelerated career progression

- Transition strategies

- Recognise when conversations turn crucial

- Achieving improved leadership performance - your action plan

  • Nikki Roche Director BlueZenith Leadership and Coaching Solutions

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