Step back to step up - Reignite your leadership spark!
- Inspirational stories from senior women leaders across various healthcare roles
- Learn effective and proactive strategies to implement on a day-to-day basis
- Reconnect with your passion and purpose in healthcare
- Create a solid foundation for your growth in leadership
Chief Nursing and Midwifery OfficerNSW Health
Dr Teresa Anderson AM
Chief ExecutiveSydney Local Health District
Chief ExecutiveIllawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Dr Victoria Atkinson
Chief Medical OfficerHealthscope
Executive Director, Strategic CommunicationsNSW Health Pathology
Chief Executive OfficerMaroba
District Director of Nursing and MidwiferyCentral Coast Local Health District
Executive Director, Clinical OperationsJustice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Dr Rebecca Nogajski
Executive Director Medical ServicesWestern Sydney Local Health District
Executive Director, Scientific and TechnicalNSW Health Pathology
Founder and Managing DirectorWorkplace Rehabilitation Management
Associate Professor Jacqueline Bloomfield
Associate Professor, Nursing, Director, Offshore ProgramsThe University of Sydney
Director Allied Health and Community ServicesSouth Western Sydney Local Health District
Chief Executive OfficerOdyssey House
National Director, Clinical GovernanceCalvary Health Care
National Director, RegistrationsAustralian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
PrincipalAdamson & Associates
Leadership & Organisational Development SpecialistAmy Stewart Learning and Development
Chief Executive OfficerNext Evolution Performance
Founder & Principal ConsultantStoryroad
Managing DirectorCritical Success Solutions
Foundations for effective leadership
- Learn to trust your intuition and step out of your comfort zone
- Establish personalised SMART Goals
- Recognising demands of leadership and expectations
Leading through rapid change (uncertainty)
- Exploring the VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)
- VUCA challenges in today’s healthcare sector
- Tackling challenges of progressive working environments, changing team dynamics, and change in resource allocation
- Effectively responding to internal and external changes
- Adapt your leadership and working style to suit you and your teams needs during change/ progression
- Foster healthy relationships across a range of dynamic working environments to support change fatigue
Take charge of your leadership - thrive, succeed, progress
- Embracing your diverse and inclusive leadership style
- How to bounce back from setbacks
- Develop a personalised and practical change management leadership plan
Amy Stewart Leadership & Organisational Development Specialist Amy Stewart Learning and Development
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!
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!
The last couple of years has been a challenging and confronting time for the healthcare and aged care sector, and for workers at all levels. It has left many feeling vulnerable and even abandoned in their roles and within the sector. Against the odds Viv is breaking the stereotypes of a CEO, rolling up her sleeves and leading with a hands on approach. Viv shares her perspectives on leading teams and fostering positive relationships.
- Leading with a hands on approach
- Develop positive leadership relationships
- Learning to lead a community
Viv Allanson Chief Executive Officer Maroba
Understanding your ‘why’ is the foundation for your leadership. Your ‘why’ translates into your purpose and passion, and by acknowledging where you've come from, your style and learning to be truly authentic, you can break barriers and lead for your people. In this session Margot will share insights from her career, making the move to Australia, uniting organisations, and establishing a strong healthcare culture, and how she leads with purpose and a passion for her community.
- Finding your purpose
- Leading for the people and your community
- Being an authentic leader
Margot Mains Chief Executive Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Change and uncertainty is an unavoidable part of life, we feel its impacts on a daily basis. It can leave us feeling on edge, like we're two steps behind and constantly wondering what's coming next. Leading through rapid change and uncertainty is not for the faint-hearted, but with knowledge and support positive outcomes can be achieved. In this expert session Di shows us how we can lead through change and uncertainty within the workplace, supporting ourselves and our team.
- Gain knowledge to support positive outcomes
- Navigating change management and uncertainty
- Support yourself and your team
Dianne Adamson Principal Adamson & Associates
The healthcare roadmap for the next 5 years can seem exhausting and overwhelming. But before we can properly recalibrate and recover we must first work to reconnect our patients to their healthcare and our staff to their purpose - their ‘Red Thread’. In this session Associate Professor Victoria Atkinson shares her experience re-learning to love her work and of reconnecting with her purpose as cornerstones in delivering the healthcare outcomes required over the next decade.
- Why does purpose matter to delivery of great clinical outcomes, workforce retention, activity targets, budgets and strategy?
- Profound impacts of joy in the workplace, engagement and leading with humanity
- The importance of emotional intelligence in healthcare leader
Dr Victoria Atkinson Chief Medical Officer Healthscope
Whether you call it balance or integration, we are all trying to navigate what it means. As individuals we work to try and have this ‘balance’ that everyone is striving for, unfortunately there is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution. In this inclusive panel discussion we hear different perspectives on creating a unique balance, supporting burnout, and setting workplace and personal life boundaries.
- Learning to set boundaries - when to say “no”
- Navigating your unique work-life balance
- A supportive and inclusive discussion
Dr Rebecca Nogajski Executive Director Medical Services Western Sydney Local Health District
Vanessa Thomson Executive Director, Scientific and Technical NSW Health Pathology
Julie Babineau Chief Executive Officer Odyssey House
Catherine Miedecke National Director, Registrations Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
There is no end to learning, it is a continuous process. Taking the time to learn about yourself and your leadership should not be put aside. In a changing world, it is important to evolve the way in which you lead to best support your people and of course yourself. In this session Jacqui shares her story in evolving her leadership, the trip ups and the step ups.
- Understanding the importance of learning
- Evolving your leadership
- An authentic perspective on leadership
Jacqui Cross Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer NSW Health
As a leader it is important to build and maintain a strong positive network that you can use within the workplace to support you, your department, and your team. Networking can be a challenge for some and navigating networking in a high pressure, time-pressed environment can add an extra layer of difficulty. In this expert session Maree shows you how to build and maintain a positive network, and shares the importance of having a strong supportive network within healthcare.
- Navigate networking in healthcare
- How to build positive and supportive relationships
- Grow and expand your network
Maree Walk Founder & Principal Consultant Storyroad
Welcome back for Day Two - there's a lot to digest from our amazing speakers and action modules so far!
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!
Leaders can be found all around, and many of us are natural born leaders, however many of us have had to learn to lead. As you'll find throughout this event there are many impressive and capable women in healthcare who have the ability to take on leadership roles. Each leader will face various barriers, some self created and some put in place by society. Teresa reflects on her personal leadership journey, the barriers created and faced, and the importance of continued learning as a leader.
- The importance of learning to lead
- Breaking barriers as a leader
- A personal reflection journey
Dr Teresa Anderson AM Chief Executive Sydney Local Health District
Adapting to change has become extremely familiar to everyone over the years, and change management has never been so vital. As leaders we strive for the best quality care outcomes for all consumers and patients, by having to adapt and navigate the distribution of resources to ensure positive outcomes are achieved. In this insightful session Libby shares her experience in navigating change management, the distribution of resources and how she has achieved positive outcomes.
- Navigating the disconnect between consumer/ patients and work staff
- Change management
- Turning negative situations into positive outcomes
Libby Roberts Founder and Managing Director Workplace Rehabilitation Management
Starting as a registered nurse, Associate Professor Jacqueline Bloomfield is now pursuing a career in academic leadership. She is lifting others as she leads on the international and domestic stage, as the Director of the Singapore Offshore Programs, an active researcher in the area of Interprofessional Learning, and a research interest in supportive care for patients with cancer. In this session Jacqueline will reflect on her leadership journey and a lifelong commitment to learning.
- Learning to believe in yourself
- Powering through imposter syndrome
- Navigating a leadership journey
Associate Professor Jacqueline Bloomfield Associate Professor, Nursing, Director, Offshore Programs The University of Sydney
Our well-being is such a vital part of our work, and personal lives. We all experience individual challenges one way or another, and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed and confused about where to start. In this expert session Fleur shows us how leading with emotional intelligence, understanding the science behind positive psychology, and learning proactive strategies can support you and your team.
- Learning to lead with Emotional Intelligence
- Understand the science to add value to your knowledge
- Learn effective strategies and proactive strategies to support you and your teams well-being
Fleur Hannen Managing Director Critical Success Solutions
A strong team foundation can have a direct impact on engagement, effectiveness and outcomes. Every leader and team strives for positive outcomes and a supportive working environment, however in a high pressure setting this can become a challenge. Throughout this expert session, Vanessa takes a deep dive into how to lead in an ever changing environment and achieve quality engagement and outcomes.
- Experience positive outcomes through team engagement
- Support team effectiveness and relationships
- Create connections with your teams and consumers
Vanessa Bennett Chief Executive Officer Next Evolution Performance
Healthcare in Australia is evolving, and the last few years have seen many sudden and dramatic changes that no one could have foreseen. As the sector continues to navigate the impacts of COVID, with frontline workers bearing the brunt of the pandemic, it has also seen a renewed emphasis on technology, virtual care, telehealth, and a patient-centric approach to care. This interactive panel brings together senior leaders from across the sector to share their unique perspectives and experiences and explore what the future of healthcare will look like in Australia.
- Senior leaders share the progression of their industries
- An engaging discussion with different perspectives
- The impacts on the patients / consumers
Nicole Tripney Executive Director, Strategic Communications NSW Health Pathology
Lynne Bickerstaff District Director of Nursing and Midwifery Central Coast Local Health District
Sue Colley Director Allied Health and Community Services South Western Sydney Local Health District
Kris Salisbury National Director, Clinical Governance Calvary Health Care
When it comes to nurturing their teams, great leaders rely on their hearts as much as their heads. Emotions play an important part in our lives, informing our ability to influence and lead, but for women leaders emotional expression can sometimes be misconstrued, and even perceived as undermining competence and professional legitimacy. In this session Wendy shares insights from her career as a Registered Nurse with more than 20 years’ experience in senior health management roles in the public sector, the power of leading with both passion and compassion, and how to support yourself and the other women on their leadership journeys.
- Leading with passion and compassion
- Positively influencing individuals
- Development of women’s leadership in the healthcare sector
Wendy Hoey Executive Director, Clinical Operations Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
We wrap up our inspirational and jam packed two days with this interactive closing round table. This is your chance to table any topic or trend for a final group discussion. Reflecting on the inspiring stories that have been shared, discussing your key learnings with your peers, and creating your action plan for moving forward.
- Share and reflect on your key learnings from the Summit
- Identify opportunities for career progression and growth
- Create an action plan for your leadership journey
Communication skills for effective leaders
- Explore and understand your own innate communication style
- Know your audience and learn to communicate effectively with intention
- Overcoming communication boundaries / barriers
Building influence and team engagement
- Accelerating effectiveness by increasing internal engagement
- Cultivate engagement with stakeholders and peers
- Creating authentic connections for improved outcomes
Driving productivity and performance (through effective team engagement)
- Leveraging team dynamics to enhance performance
- Challenging, supporting and empowering others
- Preparing for and having difficult conversations with confidence
- Developing a personalised approach: short and long-term
- Understanding challenges
- Sharing approaches for moving your career forward
Dianne Adamson Principal Adamson & Associates
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