Unlock your leadership capabilities to thrive in the dynamic & competitive modern workforce
Chief Operating OfficerAlfred Health
General Manager Sales Services & Operationscarsales.com.au
General Manager, Customer OperationsTransurban
Chief Operating OfficerSteadfast Underwriting Agencies Holding
General Manager, Customer OperationsV/Line
Chief Executive OfficerEmergency Services Telecommunications Authority
General Manager, Customer Banking OperationsME Bank
Director of Operations, ANZL'Oréal
Executive Director, Franchise Operator ManagementDepartment of Transport
General Manager, DeliveriesAustralia Post
BP AustraliaChief Operating Officer
Chief Operations OfficerWinc
General Manager, Supply ChainMMG Limited
Chief Finance & Operations OfficerLa Trobe University
Head of Retail IT OperationsOrigin Energy
Senior Manager, Performance ReportingOrica
People & Culture Initiative LeadANZ
Head of Procurement OperationsMedibank
Director & FounderJo Wise Leadership
Mentor, Trainer, Speaker and ThinkerThe Ambition Revolution
Confidence CoachHeart Sparks
Founder and DirectorWeInclusive
Head of Group OperationsAIA Australia
- Learn how to attract & retain top female talent in operations
- Discover development opportunities to advance your career
- Overcome career roadblocks
- Expand your professional network
When you begin to progress in your career, initial success can be gained from strengthening your technical skills. Becoming more adept in your role allows you to take on more responsibilities and new challenges. However, when you take the next step in your career and move up into a leadership position, managing people and taking that step from technical specialist to leader requires a new set of skills.
Developing a solid leadership foundation to master mindset, behaviour, personal brand and communication will help set you up for success as you move into the next stage in your career. In this interactive workshop, Jo will take you through an engaging and informative full-day of training to help you build your essential leadership toolkit.
Foster the correct mindset necessary for leadership development
- Simple tricks to help you develop a positive, solution-focused mindset
- Recognise and breakthrough mental barriers
- Remain resilient and productive in a crisis
How mindsets, habits and behaviours drive outcomes
- Understand how mindset influences your behaviour
- Leadership behaviour that is most beneficial to employees
- Anticipating different leadership styles and navigating different personalities
Develop an authentic leadership style and brand
- Strengthen your executive presence
- Lead with increased influence and purpose
- Confidence in projecting your leadership style and voice
Practical leadership communication tools
- Identifying the best structure and style to effectively connect with others
- Communicate clearly and bring others on the journey with you
- Managing people under stress
Jo Wise Director & Founder Jo Wise Leadership
The role of a COO is often intense and demanding. While the proportion of women in operations roles in Australia is generally low, it is alarmingly low at the C-Suite level. To reach the top, you'll need the right mindset.
Join Simone as she explores how she took on the COO role at Alfred Health by having the confidence to take on a new challenge, get out of her comfort zone, and progress with self-belief.
- Develop a resilient mindset
- Understand the advantage of the operations skillset
- Step up with practical leadership skills
Simone Alexander Chief Operating Officer Alfred Health
After living and working in remote Australia for over ten years in the mining industry, Sara was shocked to see how few women were working in the construction industry in Melbourne. Sara began researching strategies for attracting women into operational roles in 2017 and will share her findings on how diverse perspectives can drive innovation and business performance.
- Establish a point of accountability
- Understand drivers and motivators
- Create a more engaged and productive workforce
Sara Prendergast Senior Manager, Performance Reporting Orica
What do some of Australia’s most accomplished leaders know now that they wish they had known then? Our panel will reflect on their career choices and share their advice for achieving personal and professional success.
- Lessons learned on the road to success
- Reflect on challenges and opportunities
- Advice to leaders of the future
Effie Gorringe Director of Operations, ANZ L'Oréal
Ivy Lee General Manager, Supply Chain MMG Limited
Cris Topfner-Rigby Head of Retail IT Operations Origin Energy
ESTA provides 24/7 world-class emergency telecommunications services which support emergency response organisations and the needs of the Victorian Community. ESTA’s dedication is driven by CEO Marty Smyth, who recognises people as the critical link between the community and the emergency services agencies. In the midst of what he calls a “digital tsunami”, Marty will explore what it takes to maintain humanity and human connection in his organisation in the digital age.
- Prepare for a digital future
- Find your purpose to drive your leadership
- Be the change you want to see
Marty Smyth Chief Executive Officer Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority
Operations can be a challenging role, requiring a lot of time-commitment and energy. Prioritising personal and professional goals can be challenging at the best of times. This panel will explore how to balance your commitments in a fast-paced role with a busy schedule and navigate the return to work after having a child.
- Share your priorities and set boundaries
- Create harmony between your personal and professional lives
- The part-time professional
Petra Sprekos General Manager Sales Services & Operations carsales.com.au
Beth Liley General Manager, Customer Operations Transurban
Mark Smith Chief Finance & Operations Officer La Trobe University
Melinda McCormack People & Culture Initiative Lead ANZ
Carol Smit Head of Group Operations AIA Australia
Many women find themselves deterred from stepping into senior leadership roles, stalling career progression. We often don't know what we're capable of until we see it in those we admire. By building a culture of mentorship, we can inspire and be inspired by a strong support network and build the confidence to progress.
- Why is mentoring so important?
- Discover how to get the most out of a mentoring relationship
- Engage senior leaders as role models
Rochelle Reynolds General Manager, Customer Operations V/Line
Holding your own in any leadership position demands a confident approach when dealing with sensitive situations. Whether you’re negotiating a pay rise, going for a promotion or giving a presentation, the ability to communicate confidently and authentically dealing with key stakeholders is essential for success.
- Master the art of constructive conversations
- Know your objective and remain solution-focused
- Preserve the relationship
Jo Wise Director & Founder Jo Wise Leadership
Your team is your biggest asset and most valuable resource. Your employees must feel inspired and encouraged because, without them, your business will not function. To help you create and achieve a highly engaged, motivated, and productive team, Isobel will share tips and tricks for building a strong team that can deliver against challenging goals.
- Lessons learned from building a new team from scratch
- Get your team to perform their best during times of change
- Deliver impressive organisational outcomes
Isobel Santos General Manager, Customer Banking Operations ME Bank
Growing up with siblings will teach you a lot about yourself. Elaine learnt from a very young age how to hold her own within her family and go after what she wanted. Decision-making isn't often considered a skill, but knowing how to back yourself and go after what you want is one of the most vital skills for personal and professional development. Join Elaine as she explores how she has learnt confident decision-making skills and how these have benefited her throughout her career.
- Rid yourself of the need for validation
- Recognise worthwhile development opportunities
- Develop a thick skin for leadership
Elaine Doheny Head of Procurement Operations Medibank
It takes courage to say no, especially in a competitive workplace environment. Women often feel they need to take on everything to prove themselves. In reality, setting clear and firm boundaries can help you gain the respect and admiration of your colleagues. These are skills Kate has learned throughout her professional life, and believes will help everyone to progress in their careers.
- Prove yourself as a leader without taking on too much
- Establish and navigate boundaries without losing credibility
- Communicate your needs honestly and authentically
Kate Matson Executive Director, Franchise Operator Management Department of Transport
It's no secret that women face obstacles when it comes to career progression. If we want to achieve a higher representation of women senior roles and more diverse workforces, it is imperative to engage men in the discussion. Join our panel of senior leaders to explore how this is possible, and the small changes you can make to create a big difference.
- How men can support women and empower women's leadership
- Choose to do things differently
- Lift as you lead
Rod Barnes General Manager, Deliveries Australia Post
Andy Holmes BP Australia Chief Operating Officer
Todd Foster Chief Operations Officer Winc
Throughout our careers, we face varying levels of self-doubt, rejection and loss of confidence, which has the potential to slow your personal growth. Unlock your full potential through courage and vulnerability.
- Be aware of your core values
- Reflect, take action and energise
- Find a new level of confidence and self-assurance
Katrin Stoecker Chief Operating Officer Steadfast Underwriting Agencies Holding
As a rising female leader, it is essential to go beyond technical knowledge and enhance your inner competence. The most successful leaders display confidence and optimism. In this practical session, Amanda will examine ways to develop and communicate your conviction.
- What does science tell us about confidence, competence, and success?
- Differences between male and female brain biology
- Playing our ‘leadership game’
Amanda Blesing Mentor, Trainer, Speaker and Thinker The Ambition Revolution
With looming personal and professional responsibilities, different life roles and only twenty-four hours in a day, it can feel like you're always on the back foot running on empty. Johanna will support you to unlearn traditional self-care techniques, bring the strength of your leadership to your wellbeing planning, embrace your own 'imbalance' in a way that honours your authenticity and supercharges the depth of your leadership of others.
- Develop your self-care plan
- Maintain a perfect imbalance
- Honour all parts of yourself and show up authentically
Johanna Parker Confidence Coach Heart Sparks
Over the last two days, you've heard from a variety of inspirational leaders and acquired a vast array of tips for the future. However, it is vital to ensure you continue using this information effectively for continued success.
- Review key themes over the last two days
- Identify your take away skills from the summit
- Make your action plan
Organisations are stronger and more productive when employees perform at their best. It sounds logical, however all too often, good performance gets confused with putting in the hours. Working longer and harder is traditionally considered an achievement, but in reality, it is operational efficiency that delivers results.
Work-life balance as a concept is both unrealistic and overrated. It breeds toxic expectations, fuels guilt, stifles great leadership and hinders both productivity and joy. This interactive workshop journey will support you to rewrite and redefine the relationship you have with your time, your leadership and yourself while leveraging proven practices, strategies and tools to cultivate a deeply productive, meaningful and aligned life both in and outside of the workplace.
Connect with your personal values and discover your drivers
- Identify, demonstrate and uphold personal values
- The integration of leadership values and personal characteristics
--Gain a competitive advantage by possessing unique traits
Treat your life holistically
- Journey through an individualised, personal assessment of all areas of your life
- Eliminate the competition between work and home
- Self-care vs self-repair
Step back into your personal power
- Move through personal guilt around your time
- Learn how to implement strong yet loving boundaries
- Maximise time management with operational efficiency
Develop a personal plan ready for implementation
- Take greater ownership of your time and priorities through aligned strategic planning
- Build a full repertoire of leadership techniques to be fully prepared for complex emerging situations
- Maintain transparency and be the author of your own identity
Johanna Parker Confidence Coach Heart Sparks
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