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7th ANNUAL WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP QUEENSLAND SUMMIT

9th - 13th, March 2020
Brisbane, AU

Connecting, empowering & supporting female leaders to unleash their potential & achieve career success

Speakers

  • Jodi Palmer

    Vice President, Legal & Compliance

    Volvo Group Australia
  • Anthony White

    Executive Director

    TerryWhite Chemmart
  • Anne Moffat

    Chief Operations Officer

    Department of Transport & Main Roads QLD
  • Barbara Phillips

    Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services

    Queensland Health
  • Krista Adams

    Deputy Mayor

    Brisbane City Council
  • Nicole Hollows

    Chief Executive Officer

    Sunwater
  • Kate Farrar

    Chief Executive Officer

    LGIAsuper
  • Phillip Brooks

    Deputy Director-General

    Department of Youth Justice QLD
  • Amelia Evans

    Chief Financial Officer

    Queensland Airports
  • Danielle McAllister

    Acting Assistant Director-General, State Schools, Operations

    Department of Education & Training QLD
  • Mary-Jane Bellotti

    Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs

    Suncorp
  • Nicole Rose

    Executive, Transformation & People

    Telstra
  • Danielle Mair

    Executive General Manager, Enterprise Change

    Sunsuper
  • Carly Irving

    General Manager, Customer & Market Operations, Distribution

    Energy Queensland
  • Phillipa Hay, CSC RAN

    Chief of Staff, Australian Fleet Battle Staff

    Royal Australian Navy
  • Debra Eckersley

    Group Executive, People & Culture

    Bank of Queensland
  • Nicola McPhedran

    Director, Human Resource, ERP Programme

    Department of Defence
  • Kimberly Ohmsen

    Superintendent, Bauxite Integrated Operations Centre

    Rio Tinto
  • Nicole van Hattem

    Success Strategist & Resilience Coach

    Hot & Healthy Business Life
  • Josie Thomson

    Chief Executive Officer & Executive Coach

    Josie Thomson Enterprises & Wise Advocate Enterprises
  • Sue Lester

    Mindset, Executive Coach & Facilitator

    Growing Content
  • Jenny Brice

    Executive Coach & Strategist for managing the changing work environment.

    JB Executive Coaching, Mentoring & Leadership
  • Alison Jardie

    Director

    Leadership Evolution

Overview

- Build mental mechanisms for personal & professional success
- Elevate your team’s engagement & performance
- Increase your visibility & position yourself for progression
- Expand your network of like-minded professionals

Agenda

Develop your career for the fourth industrial revolution
Keeping it real - The what, how & why of authentic leadership
It begins with you
Champion change in your organisation, industry & beyond
C-Suite secrets - Paths to progression
Power personal & professional success through mentoring
The neuroscience of resilience & success in life
Speaking up strategically to gain visibility
Create & cultivate your professional network
Empowering others to empower ourselves
Cultivate a winning mindset
Focus on your success
Embracing twists, turns & opportunities
Re-imagine work-life balance - Finding the sweet spot
Creating a culture of engagement
Communication for connection
Diversity of thought & the future of the workplace
Unleash the power of us
Workshop Day One
Workshop Day two
Pre-Summit Workshop

09 Mar

Workshop

Achieving your career goals requires strategy. Regardless of what industry you’re in, you must understand your inherent skill sets, focusing on improving your strengths and weaknesses. Even with the most developed leadership skill set, you must have the capacity to identify and leverage career opportunities, position yourself for promotion, and build the right networks, particularly as we are entering a very different world of work.


This interactive workshop encompasses the tools and strategies that will enable you to thrive as an authentic leader. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your goals and translate them into a structured progression plan. Take your career potential into your own hands by developing the confidence and ability to position yourself for success. At the end of this workshop, you will have completed your unique career map, helping you define and actualise your future career opportunities. 


Working in the fourth industrial revolution - What do you need to consider?

- Explore ‘future of work’ trends and how you can capitalise on them

- Identify transferable skills and where else they can be applied

- Develop strategies for managing in an insecure and changing environment


Identify where you are now and where you want to be in your career

- Map your career history using decision trees to visualise your future

- Identify your aspirations and values and how they can be leveraged

- Complete a comprehensive confidence review and build on your strength


Develop core competencies for communication, negotiation and influence 

- Identify and leverage your unique communication style

- Discover influencing strategies and develop your sociogram

- Develop strategies to communicate with confidence, poise and assertiveness


Pioneer your path to progression - Implementing your career map

- Discover leadership of the future and what this means for you? 

- Identify your required action areas and keys to success

- Develop the skills to action your career map for career progression

  • Jenny Brice Executive Coach & Strategist for managing the changing work environment. JB Executive Coaching, Mentoring & Leadership

Summit Day 1

10 Mar

Case Study

In our hyper-connected, rapid-paced world, leadership success hinges on a sculpted strategy. People want everything customised to their individual needs and preferences, including their leaders. However, it is impossible to be all things to everyone, so what can you do? The answer begins with authenticity, rooting your leadership in who you are and what you believe.


Jodi will share what it means to be an authentic leader, discuss what drives her, and examine the importance of passion and purpose in leadership.


- Identify and communicate your values and purpose

- Use your principles to drive resilience and determination

- Instil trust and cohesion throughout your organisation

  • Jodi Palmer Vice President, Legal & Compliance Volvo Group Australia

Break-Out Session

This interactive mini-session meets you where you are, helps you identify areas for improvement, and provides you with tools for cultivating an adaptive leadership mindset.

  • Nicole van Hattem Success Strategist & Resilience Coach Hot & Healthy Business Life

Case Study

A change champion holds the vision for a viable future in their hands and becomes an advocate for making it happen. However, change needs to take place internally, in people's perceptions and thoughts, before action can follow suit.


Anthony will share his journey leading the merger of Terry White Chemists and Chemmart holdings, making it the country's largest retail pharmacy brand, and provide strategies for becoming a change champion in your 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

  • Anthony White Executive Director TerryWhite Chemmart

Panel

The coveted C-suite has its perks, but with demand exceeding the supply of executive positions, you must understand and develop competitive skills to leap into leadership.


In this interactive discussion, our panel of C-Suite leaders will share experiences from their careers, discuss what it truly takes to make the next step, and provide you with practical tips and tools for successful career progression.


- C-Suite reflections - The journey to the top and what it took to get there

- Discover the importance of self-development and personal growth

- Develop strategies for navigating your path to progression

  • Anne Moffat Chief Operations Officer Department of Transport & Main Roads QLD

  • Barbara Phillips Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services Queensland Health

  • Nicole Hollows Chief Executive Officer Sunwater

  • Kate Farrar Chief Executive Officer LGIAsuper

Case Study

Successful mentoring relationships are a win-win for everyone involved. Studies have shown that mentoring leads to greater career success, including increased opportunities and recognition for the individual, and higher levels of employee engagement and retention for the organisation. Danielle will share her mentoring experience, the benefits she's seen from her own mentor-mentee relationships, and how this has shaped her career.


- Set goals for personal growth and learning

- Build effective personal and professional relationships

- Embrace the opportunity to learn and give back

  • Danielle McAllister Acting Assistant Director-General, State Schools, Operations Department of Education & Training QLD

Mini-Workshop

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 & Executive Coach Josie Thomson Enterprises & Wise Advocate Enterprises

Case Study

Being good at your job isn't the only requisite for getting ahead. If leaders aren't aware of you, you'll miss out on opportunities to improve your skills and take on exciting assignments. You must figure out how to maximise your exposure to put yourself in the running. Kimberly will share her career experience within the male-dominated Mining and Resources sector, providing practical tips and tools for speaking up and gaining visibility in your organisation.


- Accept responsibility for your success and advocate for your work

- Manage and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders

- Put your hand up for opportunities before you feel ready

  • Kimberly Ohmsen Superintendent, Bauxite Integrated Operations Centre Rio Tinto

Expert Commentary

We're all familiar with the term networking, but how do we proactively forge meaningful connections? In this interactive expert commentary session, Jenny will explore leading research on the difference between men and women when it comes to professional networking. Discuss what's working and what’s not, and gain practical tips for creating a professional network that will benefit your career.


- Understand the importance of genuine connection in professional networking relationships

- Develop strategies to keep your network alive and leverage future opportunities

- Discover tips, tools, and tricks for building useful networks

  • Jenny Brice Executive Coach & Strategist for managing the changing work environment. JB Executive Coaching, Mentoring & Leadership

Summit Day 2

11 Mar

Case Study

The greatest contribution you can make in your personal and professional life is to grow in self-awareness, self-realisation, and develop the power to manifest your own goals and ambitions. The next greatest thing you can do is to help others do the same. Hear Councillor Krista Adams’ journey from PE Teacher to Deputy Mayor, and how you can embody her sentiment of ‘anything is possible’.


- Understand ‘to learn is to teach’

- Celebrate both your successes and failures

- Leverage the power of bringing others on your journey

  • Krista Adams Deputy Mayor Brisbane City Council

Case Study

Successful leaders understand that the journey is the destination. You never arrive. You work hard to succeed, and then you work twice as hard to maintain your success. It’s a slow grind that starts with your mindset. Phillipa will discuss the value of defining your vision, inspire you to put yourself forward for career opportunities, and help you cultivate your winning mindset.


- Identify your vision and focus on your goals

- Develop the confidence to take risks and put yourself forward

- Understand the importance of reflecting on your success and failures

  • Phillipa Hay, CSC RAN Chief of Staff, Australian Fleet Battle Staff Royal Australian Navy

Break-Out Session

This interactive mini-session will build on the knowledge you’ve gained in day 1 of the summit. You will define career goals, establish your vision and develop tips for dealing with burn-out.

  • Nicole van Hattem Success Strategist & Resilience Coach Hot & Healthy Business Life

Case Study

Gone are the days when employees stay with a single company for decades. Today’s careers include a rollercoaster of twists and turns that include job-hopping, along with an occasional side hustle. But, with all the options available, figuring out the next steps in your career can be overwhelming. Amelia will share insight from her career transitioning through industries, provide you with tools for navigating your progression, and the importance of remaining true to yourself and walking your path.


- Understand the nonlinear nature of career progression

- Find your common thread and weave together your unique career story

- Identify and leverage opportunities in your professional and personal life

  • Amelia Evans Chief Financial Officer Queensland Airports

Panel

Throughout the years, employees’ desires and demands have evolved, making it challenging for companies to keep up. Employers test and try a wide range of trendy tips for keeping different generations of workers happy. But when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, employers need to understand what employees want.


In this interactive discussion, panellists will evolve the work-life balance debate, touching on their own experiences, explore the benefits of a flexible work environment, and discuss what it takes to achieve employee happiness at work.


- Understand individual differences and the role they play in work-life balance

- Create a flexible working environment with employee wellbeing at its core 

- Invest in the personal and professional pursuits of yourself and others

  • Phillip Brooks Deputy Director-General Department of Youth Justice QLD

  • Mary-Jane Bellotti Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs Suncorp

  • Danielle Mair Executive General Manager, Enterprise Change Sunsuper

  • Debra Eckersley Group Executive, People & Culture Bank of Queensland

  • Nicola McPhedran Director, Human Resource, ERP Programme Department of Defence

Case Study

Successful organisations understand the importance of developing employees who are engaged and unified. Engaged employees put their heart and soul into their job and have the energy and excitement to go above and beyond. Telstra has long been recognised as an employer of choice and understands the importance of continuous engagement and development for their employees. Nicole will share practical details on how they’ve tackled this and their learnings along the way.


- Communicate and embody company vision and goals

- Create a culture of continuous employee development and reward

- Discover strategies and frameworks for employee engagement

  • Nicole Rose Executive, Transformation & People Telstra

Mini-Workshop

As the world leverages the power of technology, interpersonal communication skills are no longer considered a nice-to-have - they are essential. The ability to communicate information and ideas has become one of the most critical skills for making a positive contribution to your team, peers, organisation, industry or society as a whole. Sue will explore techniques and strategies to help you become a more purposeful communicator in all aspects of your work.

 

- Explore the relationship between effective communication and connection 

- Understand the importance of listening in establishing an emotional connection 

- Develop strategies for effective verbal and non-verbal communication in the workplace

  • Sue Lester Mindset, Executive Coach & Facilitator Growing Content

Case Study

The newest workplace frontier is all about our minds. People bring different cultures, backgrounds and personalities to the table, and these differences shape the way we think. Cultivating “diversity of thought” in your business can boost innovation and creative problem-solving. Carly is recognised as a leader who challenges traditional norms and advocates for rebalancing power and gender dynamics in business. Hear her experience as she shares how you can leverage the diversity of thought in your organisation and harness your workforce potential. 

 

- Discover different ways to hire, manage and promote 

- Harness diversity of thought and stimulate new insights 

- Develop strategies to guard against groupthink and expert overconfidence

  • Carly Irving General Manager, Customer & Market Operations, Distribution Energy Queensland

Roundtable

Individually, we have power. Collectively, we can make an impact. Over the past two days, you have listened to and participated in inspirational keynotes, interactive panel discussions, and practical workshops. In this interactive closing roundtable, you will explore key takeaways from the summit, discuss factors influencing your success, and create an action plan for your future. 


- Reflect on the key learnings from the past two days 

- Discuss factors influencing your success

- Create an action plan for the future 

  • Nicole van Hattem Success Strategist & Resilience Coach Hot & Healthy Business Life

Post-Summit Workshop

12 Mar - 13 Mar

Workshop

Leading through rapid change

- The VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)

- Challenges in a VUCA world

- The role of the leader in VUCA organisations

- Key differences between management and leadership

 

Responding to organisational complexity

- Distinguish types of complexity (imposed, inherent, designed and dysfunctional) and their characteristics

- How do effective leaders promote performance in complex settings?

- Leading a team and developing people

 

Understand managerial and leadership shifts

- Collaborative knowledge generation and sense-making

- Dealing with difficult people

- The role of the leader in helping staff cope with VUCA challenges

 

Maximise culture and performance

- What does ‘good’ culture look like in the new environment

- The innovation challenge - Where are we now, and how do we get to ‘good’?

- Self-assessment - Strengths to build on, and strengths to build


  • Alison Jardie Director Leadership Evolution

Workshop

Discover fundamental leadership capabilities

- Capabilities, attributes, and skills of an influential leader

- Develop personal worth, power, and responsibility

- Embrace complexity, uncertainty and diversity

 

Maintain resilience and authenticity through difficult times

-Techniques to maintain resilience

- Being an authentic leader

- Practice and maintain integrity as a leader

 

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

- Evaluate your EQ level and identify opportunities for further growth and development

- Understand your EQ and its impact on the way you are perceived as a leader

- Leverage your EQ in the workplace

- Embrace qualities of empathy to become a better leader

 

Strengthen your leadership style

- Build self-awareness of leadership traits and how they align with organisational goals

- Recognise the demands of leadership and the expectations of the organisation                      

- Understand the expectations of team members and direct reports

- Develop a personal leadership plan 

  • Alison Jardie Director Leadership Evolution

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39 Edward St, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia

07 3221 1999

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