6th Women in Operations Leadership Summit

Develop essential leadership skills to excel and reach your true potential

  • April 2nd - 5th, 2019
  • Pullman on the Park

OVERVIEW

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- Refine your leadership toolkit
- Navigate a disruptive workforce
- Communicate as a confident leader
- Build a resilient and adaptable team

SPEAKERS

Heather Dimarco

Heather Dimarco

General Manager, BCO Enablement and Transformation
NAB

  • Michelle Armstrong
    Michelle Armstrong
    Chief Operating Officer, Monash Sustainable Development Institute
    Monash University
  • Alexandra Coates
    Alexandra Coates
    Chief Operating Officer
    Datacom
  • Rod Heale
    Rod Heale
    Chief Operating Officer
    John Holland Group
  • Marija Maher
    Marija Maher
    Chief Operating Officer
    Victorian Ombudsman

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THE SCHEDULE

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Supercharge your personal leadership brand
Unleash your potential
Create a culture of growth
Make effective decisions
Establish your personal brand
Develop an effective work-life harmony
Achieve success through mentorship
Seven vital steps to network like a pro
Build an adaptable & resilient team
Maintain internal & external stakeholder relationships
Take a C-Seat - The road to the top
Pave a pathway for future success
Navigate a changing workforce
Credible communication – Is your value visible?
Step into your full potential as an operations leader
Improve your professional visibility with confidence, communication and clout
Pre-Summit Workshop - 2 Apr - 09:00- 16:30

Workshop

Establishing values early on in your career will play a huge role in how it pans out. These values will strengthen your ability to influence others, find clarity and guide your actions throughout your career.

 

This interactive workshop will explore how you can establish your values, develop your leadership identity and use these to earn the trust and respect of your team. You will learn to communicate your values with confidence and mould how you are perceived by others in a way that aligns with your core values. 

 

Identify your leadership values

-Consciously identify what is important to you

-Communicate your personal and professional values

- Shape how you are perceived by others

 

Develop your personal leadership brand

- Craft a leadership style that plays to your strengths

- Create a positive influence within your organisation and leave a lasting leadership legacy

- Develop a standout personal brand

 

Lead with authenticity

- Develop an emotionally intelligent workplace culture

- Overcome imposter syndrome and develop your authentic identity

- Earn trust and respect through being authentic 

 

Lead with confidence

- Understand the effect of emotions on behaviour

- Promote yourself positively and influence others

- Enhance your communication effectiveness

Conference Day 1 - 3 Apr - 08:55- 12:35

Case Study

You must be able to leverage your strengths and position yourself for success if you wish to stand out from the crowd. Demonstrating your professional value is integral to unlocking new career opportunities and reaching your full potential.


-Identify your strengths

-Leverage your value

-Position yourself for success

  • Michelle Armstrong

    Michelle Armstrong Chief Operating Officer, Monash Sustainable Development Institute Monash University

Case Study

Establishing a strong set of values and communicating these to your team is a fundamental characteristic of outstanding leadership. Once the foundation has been laid, you can cultivate an environment that supports growth, development and trust.


- Create a culture that reflects your leadership values

- Establish and communicate your vision with your team

- Lead by example

  • Nicholas Hoare

    Nicholas Hoare General Manager Operations Telstra

Case Study

As an operations leader, you are are often faced with difficult choices and the decisions you make will not always be easy. As such, you must learn how to make confident, direct and insightful decisions.


- Maintain a balanced perspective

- Develop essential decision-making skills

- Stay calm in a fast-paced environment

  • Scott Power

    Scott Power Group Executive Director, Operations BMD

Expert Commentary

Leaders are more successful in their roles when they have clear perception of their personal branding. In this interactive session, Jo will teach you how to maximise your presence and build your personal brand.


- Develop your unique brand

- Communicate your values

- Play to your strengths

Panel

In the fast-paced world of operations, it's not always easy to prioritise your personal goals and commitments. This interactive panel discussion will explore techniques to master the art of balancing your personal and professional priorities. 


-Maintain ambition without compromising on wellbeing

-Manage expectations

-Communicate your priorities

  • Chris Bresnahan

    Chris Bresnahan Operations Director Australia Post

  • Suzanne Suzanne

    Suzanne Suzanne Superintendent Border Force Officer Capability, Operational Readiness Branch Australian Border Force

  • David Campbell

    David Campbell Chief Operating Officer MetLife

  • Magda Edmonds

    Magda Edmonds Head of Metrol Metro Trains Melbourne

  • Scott Power

    Scott Power Group Executive Director, Operations BMD

  • Andrew Murray

    Andrew Murray Major Projects Manager Glencore Technology

Case Study

Behind every great leader is an extensive support network of mentors, advocates and sponsors. Taking time to nurture this network will provide you with advice and guidance that will help you achieve your goals faster.


- The impact of mentors and sponsors

- How to find a successful long-term partnership

- Strengthen your support system

  • Kari Banick

    Kari Banick General Manager Linfox

Expert Commentary

The ability to develop and maintain meaningful face-to-face relationships is a critical part of your career, though networking can often be a challenge. In this practical and interactive session, you will explore strategies and techniques to develop the skills to build sustainable networks and break down mental barriers associated with being outside your comfort zone.


- Tips and tricks for successful networking

- Establish strategic connections

- Form lasting relationships

Conference Day 2 - 4 Apr - 08:55- 16:30

Case Study

Developing an adaptable, resilient team during tough times is fundamental to your leadership trajectory and your organisation's long-term success. Learn how to build trust and strength in this invigorating session.


-Build mutual trust

-Increase resilience to change

-Develop a reliable team synergy

  • Marija Maher

    Marija Maher Chief Operating Officer Victorian Ombudsman

Case Study

To succeed as an operations leader, you need to collaborate and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. To do so, it is essential to build trust, confidence and consistency. 


-Explore effective stakeholder management strategies

-Communicate with confidence

-Understand you stakeholders

  • Livia Bonazzi

    Livia Bonazzi General Manager of Strategy Western Water

Panel

Pathways to senior leadership positions can be the result of strategic, complex and long-term planning or a series of successful - though unexpected - opportunities. Join our panel of C-Suite leaders in this interactive discussion as they share advice on how they realised their full potential.


-Explore personal career journeys

-Embrace challenges as opportunities

-Advice to emerging leaders

  • Alexandra Coates

    Alexandra Coates Chief Operating Officer Datacom

  • Rod Heale

    Rod Heale Chief Operating Officer John Holland Group

  • Marija Maher

    Marija Maher Chief Operating Officer Victorian Ombudsman

  • Karen O'Sullivan

    Karen O'Sullivan Chief Operating Officer, Equity Research Credit Suisse

Case Study

Karen is leading a task force to develop and implement a new people strategy for her department. Drawing on examples from her experience, she will offer insights into paving the way for sustainable organisational success.


- Practical examples from the field

- Prepare for the unexpected

- Lead through the challenges of change management

  • Karen Lee-Archer

    Karen Lee-Archer Director People Strategy Taskforce Department of Jobs and Small Business

Case Study

Leading teams comprising of multiple generations can be a major challenge. However, with effective planning, you can use generational variety to your advantage and reap the benefits of a diverse team.


-Adopt a variety of communication styles

- Understand motivations between each generation

-Build synergy between old and young

  • Heather Dimarco

    Heather Dimarco General Manager, BCO Enablement and Transformation NAB

Expert Commentary

You may be a powerhouse of knowledge and experience but if your language patterns and non-verbal cues do not support this truth, you might be facing leadership or career invisibility. Anneli will provide a fresh perspective on communication and the language of success.


- Explore 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

Roundtable

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

-Make your action plan

-Share knowledge from the conference back at work

Post Summit Workshop - 5 Apr - 09:00- 16:30

Workshop

Developing and maintaining a refined leadership skill set is an essential aspect of progression, but it is not always enough to move your career forward. With women taking up less than a quarter of senior leadership positions, you may face greater pressure and more difficult barriers to advancement.


This interactive workshop will address the impact of low confidence on leaders. You will learn to develop executive communication skills and reignite your professional confidence. With insight into the unwritten rules of a male-dominated environment, you will develop techniques to navigate your career direction, gain strategies to manage your professional impact and create a plan to build your presence at the executive level. 


Prepare for an executive career

- Understand the ‘invisible rules’ of competitive leadership

- Women infiltrating the boys' club

- Navigate your vision of success


Develop a new professional confidence 

- Assess common reasons you may experience low confidence in the workplace 

- Harness the upside to low confidence

- Unlock your personal confidence code


Communicate with poise

- Strategies to make your voice heard 

- Overcome the double-bind of simply speaking-up 

- Recognise the problem with just speaking up 


Clarify your influence and clout

- Manage relationships with big egos and power players

- Develop empowerment beyond capability 

- Highlight your confidence effectively

GETTING HERE / THE LOCATION

Pullman on the Park

192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, Victoria, 3002, Australia

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