Inspirational stories, professional insight & practical training for leadership success post-COVID
- Leverage your passion, purpose and values to navigate crisis and make your mark
- Embrace the new normal and find an work-life integration that works for you
- Build mental mechanisms for personal and professional success
- Future-proof your skillset and advance your career
Liquid Learning is excited to have you join us as we kick off our first ever Virtual Conference! We believe now, more so than ever, that it is important to keep people connected - connected with one another, with their values and purpose and with their career progression! Although the reality of our new normal may not have sunk in yet, its consequences for our businesses, organisations, economy and society will play out over the rest of 2020 and beyond. Are you ready?
Join us and your chair, Julie Alexander, for this opening kick-off session, and start to unpack the power of connection, outline your desired learning outcomes and prepare for a day of incredible speakers, senior leaders, expert deep-dives and unmissable panel discussions!
Have you ever felt scared of being found out? Of feeling out of your depth? For not having all the answers? Impostor syndrome not only lowers a person’s inner self-confidence and self-esteem, it can significantly impact you achieving the success you want and deserve. With leadership experts and senior executives across the globe stating confidence and self-belief as the keys to success, and even more crucial when managing a team, especially during tough times - perhaps it’s time we rewrite the rules! Join Georgina as she shares insight from her own career and talks you through some of the tips and tools to combat self-doubt and overcome imposter syndrome.
- Defeat self-doubt and overcome imposter syndrome
- Learn to see fear as a motivator for success
- Master positive self-talk to build confidence
Georgina Croft Chief Operating Officer, Insurance Westpac
To progress your career, you need a strong network of peers, champions, and allies, especially as we enter a new era of work. With these in place, the glass-ceiling begins to crack, and along those fault-lines women can carve out paths for their leadership careers. You won’t be effective at using LinkedIn for networking or expressing your thought-leadership if you don’t have a profile that makes others want to get to know you. In this high-energy session, you will learn how to build a LinkedIn profile that showcases your unique leadership brand and communicates your value proposition.
- Improve your digital presence and build your personal brand
- Stand out in an increasingly crowded global marketplace
- Build tools for effective social networking in the new digital age
Karen Tisdell LinkedIn Trainer & Profile Writer Karen Tisdell Careers
With the current situation evolving so fast and with so much left uncertain, there is perhaps nothing more important than the way a leader communicates. People always tend to over-value leader communication - They focus on it, interpret it and seek to read between the lines. Uncertainty causes people to pay even greater attention to what leaders say, how they say it and what they (really) mean. Transparency is key to build trust, but how much is too much and how can you do it effectively? In this interactive mini-workshop session, Communication Coach, Arabella, will provide you with the skills to make an impact and communicate confidently.
- Discover the psychology behind the decision-making process
- Identify effective channels for communication internally & externally
- Formulate persuasive phrases to maximise your influence
Arabella Macpherson Founder & Communications Coach Resonate Communications
COVID-19 has obliterated the boundaries that conventionally separate work from the rest of our lives. It has left us questioning the old concept of work-life balance. Working from home has been particularly onerous for families with kids cooped up and parents having to take on homeschooling duties, or managing primary carer responsibilities alongside their full-time jobs. So what does work-life integration look like in the new world of work? This interactive panel discussion will explore the concept of work-life integration, particularly in our current 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
Severine Yerriah Chief Financial Officer, Australia & New Zealand Unilever
Samantha Abeydeera Chief Operating Officer, Marine NRMA
Lisa Harris Assistant Secretary Financial Compliance Department of Defence
Jenni Barnett Executive Director, Telstra Digital Telstra
Jackie Khoo General Manager, Customer Channels & Enterprise Operations, & Project Evolve Lead NBN
Alexandra Sloane Director Marketing Communications Facebook
From Taiwan's leader Tsai Ing-wen to Angela Merkel or New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, women are being applauded for their leadership during the pandemic. Resilience, pragmatism, benevolence, and humility are among the top qualities and common features of success seen in our female leaders today. But what does it really take to lead your business and people through crisis, and overcome biases and stereotypes to do so? Hear from our panel of executive leaders as they candidly reflect on their COVID-19 journeys and provide you with the practical tips and tools for navigating crisis and making your mark.
- Explore the challenges and opportunities facing for women leaders in the new world of work
- Harness your unique strengths at home, at work and in your community
- Leverage your passion, purpose and values to navigate crisis and make your mark
Frances Martin Vice President Retail, Consumer Sales Optus
Professor Kerri-Lee Krause Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Life, Deputy Provost & Honorary Professorial Fellow University of Melbourne
Kerryn Kovacevic First Assistant Secretary & Chief Digital Officer Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Clare Burden Vice President, Portfolios & Alliances Fujitsu Australia
Leanne Pilkington Managing Director, Real Estate Franchising Laing + Simmons
Lisa Burquest Chief People Officer A2 Milk Company
The only way to test our own resilience is through adversity itself, just like a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate test of a society’s vulnerability. You need stress to boost your resilience, but those who are most prone to experiencing stress are generally less resilient to begin with. So what can leaders and teams do to encourage resilience and a ‘winners’ mindset? Combining her experience, passion for enhancing human performance, and masters studies in the Neuroscience of Leadership, Josie will share exciting scientific advances in the field of resilience. Gain tools to increase your sense of wellbeing, agility, resilience, and the capacity to foster resilience in others.
- Discover why natural biases of the brain must be understood in an organisational setting
- Understand how to master the power of the mind for considered decision making and action
- Develop strategies to turn challenges into opportunities
Josie Thomson Chief Executive Officer Josie Thomson Enterprises
Australians are living through one of the most tumultuous times in modern history. With elevated levels of depression and anxiety recorded as a result of the pandemic or its economic effects, it is certainly a topic of concern. Stress is increasing, uncertainty is a part of daily life and finding a work life balance seems more challenging than ever. A focus on your own health and wellbeing is not selfish but is a priority for the long term survival of your career and success in your day to day performance. Hear from Catherine as she explores the critical importance of balancing your new world of work, prioritising your mental health and avoiding burn out.
- Maintain wellbeing without compromising ambition
- Avoid burnout and stress
- Make your mental health a priority
Catherine Bell Director Bell Training Group
In today’s fast-paced business environment, we breathlessly race ahead to the next challenges before the dust settles on the previous one. But in our desire to move full steam ahead, we give the act of looking back and reflecting on what’s been a bad rap. As we begin to navigate our way out and recover from the turbulence of early 2020, it is essential to take the time to look retrospectively and reflect on our successes and failures. Ciara was part of the National Coordination Mechanism, coordinating the cross jurisdictional response to non-health aspects of COVID-19, holding the role of Assistant Secretary, Policy and Legislation. During this time, Ciara not only supported the remote learning and teaching of her two young children, but overcame significant personal and professional hardship as our nation shut down. Join her as she reflects on her journey and shares personal insight on the issues and direct impact the work of the public service can have.
- Understand the importance of reflection in moving forward
- Develop strategies for overcoming personal and professional hardship
- Use your principles to drive resilience and determination
Ciara Spencer Assistant Secretary, Law Enforcement Policy Department of Home Affairs
It is increasingly clear our era will be defined by a fundamental split: the period before COVID-19 and the new normal that will emerge in the post-viral era: the “next normal.” In this unprecedented new reality, we will witness a dramatic restructuring of the economic and social order in which business and society have traditionally operated. Throughout this powerful one day Summit, we have explored the future of working, discussed and debated what the next normal looks like and reflected on the powerful leadership that has carried us through. In this closing, interactive roundtable session you will connect with others in the room, reflect on your journey so far and create an action plan to carry you forward.
- Reflect on your key takeaways from the Summit
- Identify opportunities for career progression and growth
- Create an action plan for your leadership journey
Julie Alexander Chief Executive Officer Changing Change International (CCI)
Chief Operating Officer, InsuranceWestpac
Chief Financial Officer, Australia & New ZealandUnilever
Vice President Retail, Consumer SalesOptus
Professor Kerri-Lee Krause
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Life, Deputy Provost & Honorary Professorial FellowUniversity of Melbourne
First Assistant Secretary & Chief Digital OfficerDepartment of Education, Skills and Employment
Vice President, Portfolios & AlliancesFujitsu Australia
Chief Operating Officer, MarineNRMA
Assistant Secretary, Law Enforcement PolicyDepartment of Home Affairs
Managing Director, Real Estate FranchisingLaing + Simmons
Chief People OfficerA2 Milk Company
Assistant Secretary Financial ComplianceDepartment of Defence
Executive Director, Telstra DigitalTelstra
General Manager, Customer Channels & Enterprise Operations, & Project Evolve LeadNBN
Director Marketing CommunicationsFacebook
Chief Executive OfficerChanging Change International (CCI)
Founder & Communications CoachResonate Communications
Chief Executive OfficerJosie Thomson Enterprises
LinkedIn Trainer & Profile WriterKaren Tisdell Careers
DirectorBell Training Group
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