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29th WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

14th - 18th, November 2022
Melbourne, AU

Level up - Take the step and advance your leadership career

Overview

- Maximise your leadership and productivity
- Sharpen your communication skills for impact and influence
- Establish new and meaningful networks to support leadership growth
- Acquire skills to lead through industry innovation and advancement

Speakers

  • Lisa Ronson

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Coles
  • Debra Counsell

    Chief Legal Officer

    BlueScope Steel Limited
  • Kate Box

    Director, Global Business Group, Retail ANZ

    Meta
  • William Tieppo

    Deputy Secretary, Network Design & Integration

    Department of Transport
  • Rochelle Reynolds

    Executive Director Operations

    V/Line
  • Cameron McIntyre

    Chief Executive Officer

    Carsales.com.au
  • Jo Allan

    Chief People Officer

    Carsales.com.au
  • Kylie Kilgour

    Deputy Commissioner

    Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission
  • Delphine Cassidy

    Chief Communications Officer

    Orica
  • Mandy Frostick

    Executive Director, Communications & Engagement

    Infrastructure Victoria
  • Mari Ruiz-Matthyssen

    Chief People Experience & Marketing Officer

    Melbourne Airport
  • Amanda Walker

    Co-Founder & Head of Operations

    Lord of the Fries
  • Anne Marie Harrison

    Chief Executive Officer

    Victorian Institute of Sport
  • May Lee

    General Manager, Quality

    Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited
  • Jane Homewood

    Executive Director, Statutory Planning Services

    Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning VIC
  • Katrina Mckenzie

    General Manager City Economy, Activation & Strategic Communications

    City of Melbourne
  • Rachel Lowry

    Chief Conservation Officer

    WWF
  • Michelle Murphy

    Operations Manager

    Ambulance Victoria
  • Ruth Matthews

    Agile Technical Delivery Collective Lead

    Telstra
  • Lucy Allen

    Mindset & Leadership Coach & Facilitator

    The Graceful Collective
  • Dr Desley Lodwick

    Executive Director

    Aberrant Learning
  • Anneli Blundell

    Professional People Whisperer

    Anneli Blundell
  • Louise Thomson

    Leadership Development Specialist

    Global People Two
  • Mary-Beth Hosking

    Global Chief Information Officer

    PointsBet

Agenda

Critical communication skills to increase productivity and manage change
Event Kick-Off and Networking Icebreaker
The winding road to resilience
Navigating choppy waters - Staying your course and building your brand
Morning Tea
The art of juggling your work-life balance
Credible communication - Is your value visible?
Lunch Break
Driving advancement and innovation - Putting people at the heart of progress
Leading reform in the public sector
Afternoon Tea
Communication skills for impact and influence
Expand your leadership footprint with networking
Networking - Canapés and drinks
Action plan for day two!
A leadership journey through self-discovery
Diversity, inclusion, and positive change
Morning Tea
Your leadership, your purpose, your ‘why’
A mentoring masterclass
Lunch Break
Leveling up - The future of women's leadership
Afternoon Tea
Overcoming imposter syndrome
Closing roundtable
VIC Women in Leadership Workshop - Day One
VIC Women in Leadership Workshop - Day Two
Pre-Summit Workshop

14 Nov

Workshop

Fundamental communication skills for effective leaders

- Know your audience and learn to communicate effectively with intention

- Understand and your unique communication style

- Overcome personal and impersonal communication challenges


Engaging in safe communication

- Establishing what safe communication is

- Benefits of communicating with emotional intelligence

- Individualising communication interactions for desired outcomes


Have powerful and influencing conversations with staff, employees, and stakeholders

- Prepare for and have difficult conversations with confidence

- Determine solutions for influencing others

- Establish credibility in your conversations


Action Planning

- Developing a personalised approach: short and long-term

- Understanding challenges and create unique action plan to overcome them

- Sharing approaches for moving your communication skills forward


  • Dr Desley Lodwick Executive Director Aberrant Learning

Summit Day One

15 Nov

Other

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!

Case Study

Forging a career in our constantly evolving and uncertain world can feel like a long and winding road, and there can be a lot of bumps along the way. Join Mary-Beth as she take you on her own journey From Singer to CIO – A story of resiliency, transformation and recognising your value. As leaders, you must learn to respond and adapt to the challenges you face, and build resilience to help you bounce back in times of pressure.

- Insights from a remarkable leadership journey

- Strategies to build resilience in the face of uncertainty

- Embrace an adaptive mindset to respond in times of adversity

  • Mary-Beth Hosking Global Chief Information Officer PointsBet

Case Study

As a leader no two days are the same. Life can throw expected pressures and possibilities your way, but even if you can’t always control the situation, you can learn to control how you respond to it, and how you influence the people around you. When it comes to navigating these choppy waters, Mandy Frostick has had to use every tool in her kit, from managing organisational disputes to crisis management of high-stakes terror situations, all while building her personal leadership brand.

- Influence good organisational decision making

- Build and protect your personal brand as a leader

- Navigate fast changing environments

  • Mandy Frostick Executive Director, Communications & Engagement Infrastructure Victoria

Other

Mix and mingle with your fellow leaders over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Fireside Chat

Whether you call it balance or integration, everyone is trying to find the right work-life blend for them, juggling professional and personal commitments. But everyone’s balance is unique and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. This interactive fireside chat will explore unique challenges, and embrace the balance that everyone must learn to find for themselves.

- Understanding your own situation, demands and capacities

- Learning not to compare, and being kind to yourself

- Embrace your unique balance, it is your life

  • Michelle Murphy Operations Manager Ambulance Victoria

  • Ruth Matthews Agile Technical Delivery Collective Lead Telstra

Expert Commentary

You may be a powerhouse of knowledge and experience, but perception is everything and more often than not we do tend to judge a book by its cover. To be an effective leader it is critical that you develop strong communication skills, verbal and non-verbal, to make sure you don’t undermine your value and ensure that it’s not just valid but also visible. Anneli provides a fresh perspective on communication and the language of success by exploring the key credibility killers in any communication context.

- Explore various language patterns that undermine credibility and confidence

- Discover the non-verbal signals that enhance your professional presence when communicating

- Learn how others see you and what that means for your career potential

  • Anneli Blundell Professional People Whisperer Anneli Blundell

Other

Enjoy a midday lunch break. A time to refresh, refuel, and prepare for a full afternoon of immersive learning and inspiration.

Panel

Our world is evolving at a lightning pace, driven by ongoing innovation, technological advancement, and transformation, and the way we work (and lead) is changing with it. And yet in spite of the exciting possibilities that progress brings, it can be all too easy to lose sight of the people. This panel delves into the power of being a people-focused leader, to drive change and innovation, while building capability and engagement.

- Leading through innovation and industry advancement

- Establishing people focused relationships

- Proactive and effective change management strategies

  • Debra Counsell Chief Legal Officer BlueScope Steel Limited

  • Kate Box Director, Global Business Group, Retail ANZ Meta

  • William Tieppo Deputy Secretary, Network Design & Integration Department of Transport

  • Mari Ruiz-Matthyssen Chief People Experience & Marketing Officer Melbourne Airport

  • Rachel Lowry Chief Conservation Officer WWF

Case Study

Kylie Kilgour's career spans over 15 years in the Victorian Public Sector, including her role as Deputy Commissioner at the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), CEO for the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants, and Deputy Secretary at the Department of Justice and Community Safety. In this session Kylie will share personal insights from leading complex public sector reform projects and inquiries.

- Personal reflections on her incredible leadership journey

- Managing transitions, adapting to change and seizing opportunities

- Inspiration and advice for aspiring women leaders

  • Kylie Kilgour Deputy Commissioner Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

Other

A quick break to refresh and continue building your network with fellow leaders. Enjoy a light refreshment before finishing day one.

Case Study

Clear and effective communication not only makes you a better leader, it improves productivity, and develops stronger teams. But the benefits don’t stop there! Honing your communication skills can also help mitigate stress, establish clarity and efficiency across teams, and build trust. Lisa Ronson shares her approach to leadership and how she uses practical communication skills and strategies to maximise her impact as a leader.

- Recognise the importance of your own communication style

- Build relationships through effective communication

- Take your leadership to the next level

  • Lisa Ronson Chief Marketing Officer Coles

Expert Commentary

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 organisation, and your team. But while it doesn't always come naturally to everyone, learning how to network like a pro can greatly expand your leadership footprint. This expert session will unpack how to build and maintain meaningful connections and share the value of having a positive and supportive network.

- Grow and expand your leadership with networking

- Learn how to network like a pro

- Build meaningful and supportive relationships

  • Dr Desley Lodwick Executive Director Aberrant Learning

Other

Join us for our end of day one networking. Enjoy canapés and drinks whilst getting to know your peers further, build ongoing relationships, and share your highlights of the day.

Summit Day Two

16 Nov

Other

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!

Case Study

We each have our own unique leadership journey, no two stories will be the same. We have our own values, ideas, and challenges, this is what sets us apart and allows us to achieve what we strive for. In this session Amanda addresses how she went from creating a startup to being an industry leader, and shares her journey of self-discovery and how she learned to be a healthy and sustainable woman, and leader in the world of business.

- Being your whole self at work

- Learn what it means to be a sustainable leader

- Line your life up with your work

  • Amanda Walker Co-Founder & Head of Operations Lord of the Fries

Fireside Chat

In this insightful fireside chat, Jo and Cam share their individual leadership journeys, how they worked together to facilitate company-wide change, and increase the diversity and inclusion within the company. They have been on a journey together, and join us to share how they navigated the changes along the way, and where they are today.

- Leadership journey for diversity and inclusion

- Facilitating change across an organisation

- Engagement and collaboration to drive positive change

  • Cameron McIntyre Chief Executive Officer Carsales.com.au

  • Jo Allan Chief People Officer Carsales.com.au

Other

Mix and mingle with your fellow leaders over a cup of coffee and light refreshments.

Case Study

As leaders you all have a career purpose, what drives you, fulfills you, and allows you to seize opportunities. In such a busy world it can be easy to forget to reflect, acknowledging your purpose, the importance of leadership authenticity, and simply how far you have come. Katrina reflects on her leadership journey, working through imposter syndrome, and being an authentic leader.

- Personal reflections on an incredible leadership journey

- Managing transitions, adapting to change and seizing opportunities

- Being authentic, purposeful, and working through imposter syndrome

  • Katrina Mckenzie General Manager City Economy, Activation & Strategic Communications City of Melbourne

Expert Commentary

As a leader you never stop learning, growing, and creating relationships. Establishing a beneficial mentoring relationship can add an extra layer of advancement and support. Mentoring relationships can be tricky to set up, but when they're well managed they can yield remarkable benefits. Louise Thomson shares the importance and benefits of establishing a positive mentoring relationship, how to source a mentor, and explores the mutual benefits.

- Create and develop beneficial mentoring relationships

- Learn how to source a mentor that is suitable to your needs

- Understand the benefits of becoming a mentor

  • Louise Thomson Leadership Development Specialist Global People Two

Other

Enjoy a midday lunch break. A time to refresh, refuel, and prepare for a full afternoon of immersive learning and inspiration.

Panel

In our changing and increasingly competitive world, women leaders are essential to organisations, communities, and governing bodies. Diverse leadership brings new talents, new views and vision, and delivers more successful outcomes. This exclusive panel brings together leaders from all industries discuss the future of women’s leadership, and celebrate the women paving the way for future generations.

- Advance your leadership career

- Understand the importance of women leaders

- Engage in conversation with senior women leaders

  • Rochelle Reynolds Executive Director Operations V/Line

  • Delphine Cassidy Chief Communications Officer Orica

  • Anne Marie Harrison Chief Executive Officer Victorian Institute of Sport

  • May Lee General Manager, Quality Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited

  • Jane Homewood Executive Director, Statutory Planning Services Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning VIC

Other

A quick break to refresh and continue building your network with fellow leaders. Enjoy a light refreshment before finishing your conference experience.

Expert Commentary

As leaders it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of convincing yourself you don’t deserve the successes you have achieved. Instead you may feel that at any moment you’re going to get found out for who you really are: an imposter who is not capable of delivering what is required of you. The truth is most of us struggle with Impostor Syndrome, and this can limit not only your success, but also your enjoyment and well-being at work. Lucy Allen educates us on how to overcome imposter syndrome and provides you tools and strategies to support overcoming this.

- Explore the common limiting self-beliefs associated with the impostor syndrome

- Learn strategies to stop feeling like an imposter

- Understand how to overcome imposter syndrome

  • Lucy Allen Mindset & Leadership Coach & Facilitator The Graceful Collective

Roundtable

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.

- Reflect on your key learnings from the Summit

- Identify opportunities for career progression and growth

- Create an action plan for your leadership journey

Post-Summit Workshop

17 Nov - 18 Nov

Workshop

Fundamental attributes of confident leadership

- Develop a positive vision for success

- Be productive and actively meet deadlines

- Explore personal, professional and leadership development opportunities


Maintain resilience and confidence through change

- Evaluate the importance of keeping up to date in a rapidly evolving industry

- Driving knowledge to gain confidence and advantage

- Practical strategies to remain resilient


Market your professional self

- Confidently build your brand

- Showcase your skills, confidence, resilience and experience

- Communicate to influence perception


Effective networking - build life mentors and a community of connections

- Take advantage of networking opportunities and identify who will have a positive effect on your career

- Identify how you can help and add value to others

- Engage with the person and not their position

  • Louise Thomson Leadership Development Specialist Global People Two

Workshop

Leading with an adaptive mindset

- Leverage your experience to address complex problems

- Generating evidence-based insight to inform

- Apply strategies to cope with constant change


Expect change and envision the future

- Predicting the challenges associated with regulation in the Public Sector

- Plan for all possible scenarios

- Navigate the waters of innovation and advancement


Accelerating self and team performance through assertive influence

- Challenging and supporting team performance by assigning ambitious yet achievable goals

- How to manager poor performing staff members

- Effectively communicate constructive feedback


Confidently drive change as a female leader

- Embrace change and blend old and new ways of thinking

- Embed an innovative way of thinking in the workplace

- Apply strategies and techniques which influence resistance and commitment

  • Louise Thomson Leadership Development Specialist Global People Two

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