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5th WOMEN IN INSURANCE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

9th - 12th, November 2020
Sydney, AU

Acquire the skills and strategies to navigate in the age of change and lead the future

Speakers

  • Chesne Stafford

    Chief Customer & Marketing Officer

    MetLife Insurance
  • Pina Sciarrone

    Chief Retail Insurance Officer

    AIA Australia
  • Vivienne Bower

    Group Executive Corporate Affairs & Sustainability

    QBE Insurance
  • Jane McGovern

    Chief Risk Officer

    Allianz Australia
  • Jennifer Lang

    Actuary

  • Danielle Handley

    Executive General Manager, Operational Excellence

    IAG
  • Ken Anand

    Former Chief Transformation Officer

    Teachers Health Fund
  • Debbie Gibson

    Client Director, Growth Strategies

    Aon
  • Gael Filippini

    Director, Customer Service

    Bupa Australia
  • Gail Jones

    Head of Underwriting Governance & Strategy

    MLC Australia
  • Mick Jones

    Chief Underwriter & General Manager New Business

    MLC Australia
  • Steven Milnes

    Head Of Change Management

    QBE Insurance
  • Heather Smith

    General Manager, Priority Projects, Personal Injury

    icare NSW
  • Annmaree J Bell

    Head of Strategic & Business Insights

    Zurich Financial Services Australia LTD
  • Kirsty Dullahide

    General Manager, Strategy & Commercial, Wealth & Capital Markets

    Australian Unity
  • Karen Tisdell

    LinkedIn Trainer & Profile Writer

    Karen Tisdell Careers
  • Nichol Stark

    Founder

    Stark - Leadership & Executive Coach
  • Kellie Tomney

    Founder, Career & Leadership Mentor

    Kellie Tomney
  • Julie Alexander

    Chief Executive Officer

    Changing Change International (CCI)
  • Cheryl Chantry

    Chief Executive Officer & Founder

    Cheryl Chantry Coaching & Consulting

Overview

- Build your personal leadership brand
- Collaborate with key stakeholders to create a meaningful leadership impact
- Navigate the complexities of a rapidly evolving work environment
- Embrace digital disruption for survival and growth

Agenda

Be the captain of your own ship and lead through change
Be influential. Be confident. Be a leader of the future.
Unlock the potential of open-minded leadership
Cultivate trust and build rapport - What ripple are you creating as a leader?
Rise in the face of adversity and lead
Resilient leadership - Navigating professional pressures
Leadership skills and strategies to thrive in a VUCA World
Harness the power of cross team collaboration
Build your personal brand on LinkedIn
Cultivate high-performing individuals and teams
Push your boundaries, it's what they are there for!
Construct a future-ready workforce in the age of digital disruption
Amplify your impact as a leader and coach
The future leader's role in digital transformation
Succeed as a woman leader in a male-dominated workplace
In the quest of finding your true self - Leadership lessons from team ‘Jones’
Unveil the future leader within
Pre Summit Workshop

18 May

Workshop

Amidst regulatory changes and technological disruptions, you need to gain, maintain and sustain your confidence. You must build resilience and develop high levels of emotional intelligence to navigate the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.


This full-day interactive workshop will help you create a robust framework to support you as you develop as a leader, equipping you to tackle challenging situations and become a pillar of support for your team. This workshop will also provide you with a people change management toolkit, and skills to mitigate the impact of change.


Acknowledge, assess and communicate change

- Acknowledge your natural change resistance and develop a mindset to welcome change

- Assess your capacity, strengths and energy, plus analyse opportunities to respond vs react

- Identify primary stakeholders and craft impactful communication


Become a confident and resilient leader

- Manage your internal saboteur and banish impostor syndrome

- Embed self-care and other tools develop and maintain resilience

- Identify and build your support networks


Drive change together

- Enhance your emotional intelligence to generate a positive influence

- Utilise influencing skills to encourage collaboration and innovation

- Identify how to unleash unstoppable collective energy


Navigate change with a champion mindset

- Utilising a thinking framework, align personal and professional goals

- Create an action plan and develop strategies to deliver on these challenges

- Put steps in place to action your plan to deliver productive outcomes

  • Julie Alexander Chief Executive Officer Changing Change International (CCI)

Post Summit Workshop

21 May

Workshop

Disruptive technology will disrupt your leadership journey if you are unable to match the pace of change. To thrive in this turbulent, male-dominated environment, you must futureproof and leverage your skills to amplify your capabilities and establish your leadership presence.


This interactive workshop will help you learn strategies to establish your brand and stay ahead of the curve.


Be seen and be heard in a male-dominated workplace to amplify your positive impact

- Build your leadership capability to futureproof your career

- Authentic leadership and how this works well for women in male-dominated industries

- Understand how to amplify your impact and value


Toolkit to futureproof your leadership skills - embrace change and technology

- Become a confident, valued leader of tomorrow

- Build your support network

- Activate your purpose, power and resilience


Your brand and skills to thrive in your career in a future of industry disruption and ever-increasing corporate responsibility

- The transition from technical excellence to leadership influence

- What got you here won’t get you there

- Set career goals and actionable plan to move your career in the right direction


Empower female professionals around you

- Discover and establish your purpose

- Map your network

- Activate your empowering collaboration

  • Kellie Tomney Founder, Career & Leadership Mentor Kellie Tomney

Summit Day 1

10 Nov

Case Study

Perpetual complexities and competition make sustainable leadership tough. To thrive, embrace the power of transparency and collaboration. Suspending any biased judgement will help you look at the problem, person or people in a new light. Chesne will help you understand how to navigate stressful situations with an open mind - showing you that the solution is a part of the puzzle.


- Learn to navigate complex situations with an open mind

- Realise the potential of building relationships

- Engage internal stakeholders to foster innovation

  • Chesne Stafford Chief Customer & Marketing Officer MetLife Insurance

Case Study

Your leadership approach determines the viability of your success. As a starting point, building meaningful relationships with your clients will strengthen your professional network so you can make a lasting impact. Cultivating relationship-based interaction, rather than transactional, is imperative. As Debbie mentions, “your word is the bond you deliver”. Debbie will talk about how building relationships and maintaining them has helped her create a name in the industry.


- Learn to build and cultivated trusted relationships

- Increase your leadership impact

- Establish yourself as a credible leader

  • Debbie Gibson Client Director, Growth Strategies Aon

Case Study

Choosing to lead goes beyond taking a leadership role. Effective leadership involves uplifting yourself and your people during turbulent times. Georgina will give insights on her leadership journey and acquiring an ability to empower herself - and her teams - through stressful circumstances.


- Find your authentic voice as a leader

- Grow and lead through tricky situations

- Uplift others as you climb

Mini-Workshop

Resilient leaders can sustain their energy levels under pressure. They assess disruptive changes and adapt. And they know how to bounce back from setbacks. Julie will elaborate on why leaders need to cultivate resilience in themselves and their teams, plus share strategies to help you thrive.


- Learn tools to cope with disruptive changes

- Enhance your performance and influence others

- Redefine your approach to change and develop resilience

  • Julie Alexander Chief Executive Officer Changing Change International (CCI)

Panel

Leaders need the ability to see through the chaos and maintain a clear vision. They must define the true north to uphold a secure environment for stakeholders, being aware of what the business and regulatory environment withhold - like carving a path through the Royal Commission recommendations. Our panellists will shine a light on how to navigate a VUCA world as a leader.


- Facilitate a culture that embraces changes 

- Implement strategies to engage stakeholders during turbulent times

- Foster innovative thinking to tackle complexities

  • Jennifer Lang Actuary

  • Danielle Handley Executive General Manager, Operational Excellence IAG

  • Steven Milnes Head Of Change Management QBE Insurance

  • Kirsty Dullahide General Manager, Strategy & Commercial, Wealth & Capital Markets Australian Unity

Case Study

It's easy to define goals and work towards them yourself, but as a leader, you must motivate and empower your team to yield profitable outcomes. Heather shares how she acquired the ability to create, manage and lead high-performing, multi-functional teams.


- Build cross-organisational relationships

- Leverage the strengths and skills of team members

- Manage multi-functional teams when you are not the SME

  • Heather Smith General Manager, Priority Projects, Personal Injury icare NSW

Mini-Workshop

A winning LinkedIn profile projects your brand, raises your professional profile and demonstrates credibility to stakeholders. To get noticed, you have to know how to use LinkedIn as a career advancement tool - not just a social media platform. Karen will guide you with some helpful tips to build your brand.


- Create an influential and valuable network

- Ensure you are front-of-mind with business stakeholders

- Be recognised as the “go-to” thought leader 

  • Karen Tisdell LinkedIn Trainer & Profile Writer Karen Tisdell Careers

Summit Day 2

11 Nov

Case Study

Teams have no trouble performing at their best when all is calm. But what about times of uncertainty, pressure and flux? Highly motivated teams can accomplish far more than those struggling with negativity and low morale, even through tough periods. Vivienne will share strategies to motivate individuals, thereby creating high-performing teams.


- Remove the roadblocks quickly that undermine your team’s morale 

- Personalise your motivational approach to become inclusive

- Promote a transparent work culture

  • Vivienne Bower Group Executive Corporate Affairs & Sustainability QBE Insurance

Case Study

Are you inherently curious? Are you prepared to step outside your comfort zone? When you venture to the edge of your limits, they expand, allowing you to unearth your potential. Jane will talk about how to identify secret capabilities with new challenges.


- Confront your fears to explore endless opportunities

- Take smart risks to progress in your career

- Carve your path to success

  • Jane McGovern Chief Risk Officer Allianz Australia

Case Study

To compete and succeed in today’s changing insurance industry landscape, organisations need a digital-savvy workforce, ready for new challenges. Discover what you can do as a leader to help others become valued members of the workforce and stay one step ahead.


- Define your leadership strategy to future-proof your workforce

- Cultivate and facilitate a future-fit work culture

- Harness the power of emerging technologies

  • Gael Filippini Director, Customer Service Bupa Australia

Mini-Workshop

An often overlooked aspect of leadership is coaching - or how your leadership style influences others (and your career). This session will deepen your understanding of how to adapt your leadership style to distinct situations.


- View people in terms of their potential

- Build a reputation as a leader focused on developing others

- Motivate teams to maximise performance

  • Cheryl Chantry Chief Executive Officer & Founder Cheryl Chantry Coaching & Consulting

Panel

Leadership is central to digitalisation, enabling fast decision-making processes and propelling adoption. But for the rapid-fire development of new capabilities, a co-creation strategy must be implemented. Our panellists will highlight the value of co-creating culture and vision.


- Embrace digitisation to develop new capabilities 

- Emerge through cutthroat competition

- Adapt a future leader mindset and envision growth

  • Ken Anand Former Chief Transformation Officer Teachers Health Fund

  • Gael Filippini Director, Customer Service Bupa Australia

  • Annmaree J Bell Head of Strategic & Business Insights Zurich Financial Services Australia LTD

Case Study

To lead in a highly competitive male-dominated environment, you'll need unwavering confidence and an assertive voice. Pina will enlighten you with strategies to boost your leadership confidence and succeed as a leader in the insurance industry.


- Learn to leverage your self-doubt into confidence

- Be assertive and be heard in a male-dominated work environment

- Empower women around you

  • Pina Sciarrone Chief Retail Insurance Officer AIA Australia

Case Study

Leveraging your inherent abilities will help you go a long way. Authenticity allows you to bring your whole self to work and align your intentions with behaviour - so you must develop a leadership style that fits your preferences, values and priorities. Mick and Gail will take you on a journey of finding your true self and your strengths to lead with authenticity.


- Develop your authentic leadership style

- Use your key strengths to leverage your leadership presence

- Learn to become a mentor to motivate and uplift others

  • Gail Jones Head of Underwriting Governance & Strategy MLC Australia

  • Mick Jones Chief Underwriter & General Manager New Business MLC Australia

Roundtable

Climbing the ladder through uncertainty is no easy feat, so you must be future-ready if you want to thrive in any environment. So what does it take to break the barriers and establish your presence? Join us in a discussion to unveil the future leader within you.

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay

30 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

+61 2 9259 7000

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