Agenda

08:30


09:00


THE PURSUIT OF SUCCESS FOR WOMEN LEADERS IN AUSTRALIA

09:10

 

  • The journey to becoming a woman leader
  • Creating opportunities – and not just waiting for them 
  • Practical advice for aspiring women leaders

 

09:40


 

 

  • Changing the workplace culture: getting rid of the ‘boy’s club’
  • Embracing cultural change and mindset shift to provide opportunities for equal representation
  • Bold leadership: If we want change to happen, we have to make it happen

 

 

 

10:10

10:20

10:50

CHANGING THE FACE OF GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

11:10

 

 

  • Approaches and strategies to defeat feelings of inadequacy and being ‘lucky’ 
  • Tips on overcoming stereotypes
  • Levelling the playing field

 

 

10:40

 

 

  • Distinguishing inherent gender differences from implicit gender stereotypes
  • Approaches and strategies to eliminating (unconscious) gender bias in the workplace
  • Proactivity and accountability: Exploiting peer pressure to achieve gender diversity and equality

 

 

12:30

12:40

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

01:40

How it works: 

There are 5 roundtable sessions, each 30 minutes in length and each focusing on a different topic. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in 2 roundtable sessions. Each session begins with a 5 minutes introduction on the chosen topic, followed by 20 minutes of discussion and feedback. The session ends with 5 minutes of “wrap-up” on the discussion.

Knowing your worth: The current landscape of women and finance 
Katie McDonald, Financial Advisor, Boutique Advisors
 
Tackling gender bias to improve organisational performance
Conrad Liveris, Director, Australian Management Review 
 
Workplace flexibility for both men and women  
Wayde Keyser, Chair State Leadership Council and Head of Markets, National Australia Bank 
 
Developing a road map for your career
Liz McCoy, Founder and Director, Leadership Zone
 
Managing conflict with authenticity, courage and transparency
Naveen Unni, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

 

02:40

PERSONAL VALUE SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

03:10

  • How to take charge of the narrative
  • Overcoming stereotypes
  • Confronting and defeating the ‘imposter syndrome’

03:40

  • Establishing a personal brand based on merits instead of stereotypes
  • Being different: The cardinal rule of personal branding
  • Overcoming the “likeability conundrum”

04:10

 

  • Facing the consequences: Social implications
  • Overcoming assumptions and social stigma
  • Creating a supportive working environment

 

05:00

05:10

08:30

09:00

THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP IN AUSTRALIA

09:10

  • Developing an appetite for change – shifting prevailing mind-sets, attitudes and behaviours to foster a gender-inclusive workplace
  • Championing and defending gender initiatives – key qualities of an inclusive leader
  • Beyond climbing the ladder of success – practical steps women can take to redefine success

09:40

  • Formulating a unified diversity and inclusion strategy: What will your workplace look like in ten years?
  • Charting the path to leadership: Strategies for success
  • Developing and empowering future leaders

10:10

10:20

ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS

10:40

 

  • Identifying and preparing for challenges
  • Forming practical strategies to move past traditional assumptions 
  • Managing pressures and maintaining confidence

 

11:10

 

  • Creating change: Making a more gender inclusive workplace 
  • Encouraging women to step up 
  • Advice for young leaders looking to advance their career 

 

11:40

 

  • Understanding the value of mentoring for mentors and mentees
  • Is there a difference between the ways in which men and women experience mentoring relationships?
  • Reverse mentoring and its advantages

 

12:30

12:40

MAKING GENDER EQUALITY MORE THAN A VALUE STATEMENT OF THE ORGANISATION

01:40

 

  • Building and developing strategies to improve diversity in the workplace
  • Having a plan: what do you want to achieve?
  • The importance of being held accountable for change 

 

02:30

 

  • Recognising the best opportunities to advance your career
  • Men are real, women are (not) made up: Dealing with the beauty paradox
  • How to be an assertive yet effective leader

 

03:20

03:30

BUILDING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW

03:50

 

  • The ‘snowflake generation’ or agents of change?
  • Building the leaders of tomorrow
  • The Millennial perspective: What they have to offer

 

 

04:40

 

  • To my younger self – the best piece of advice I did and didn’t have
  • The road to success: Aligning your passion, determination and hard work
  • Managing change with resilience and growing through different phases of your career
  • Take home messages to yourselves, colleagues and family members

 

05:00

05:10

Next Generation Leadership Excellence: Emotional Intelligence and a Growth Mindset 


Position yourself and your organisation/team for success! 

Post-Conference Workshop | Wednesday 5th December 2018

Workshop Agenda 
 
8:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee  

9:00 Fundamentals of Developing a Personal and Leadership Growth Mindset 
  • What is growth mindset? 
  • Why a growth mindset will propel you and your team towards success 
  • Learn the steps to developing a 'winning' growth mindset 

10:30 Morning Break 

11:00 Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence in People Leadership 
  • Become more self-aware, identify development areas and learn to reframe your thoughts and triggers 
  • Utilise emotional intelligence to bring out the best in your team 
 
12:30 Networking Lunch  

1:30 Communicating, negotiating and influencing within the workplace 
  • Developing and communicating confidence, poise and assertiveness  
  • Communication styles - the differences and similarities  
  • Establishing trust relationships through effective communication in a coaching context 
  • Knowing and leveraging from your communication style  

3:00 Afternoon Break  

3:30 Charting your path to progression 
  • Create your personal action plan for change 
  • Deliberately position yourself for promotion 
  • Utilise mentors and sponsors in identifying opportunities 
  • Commit to transferring your learning to action 
5:00 End of Workshop 
 

Workshop Leaders:

  
 
 
Kendal Drew, Founding Director, Strategic Career Management 

A joint founding Director of Strategic Career Management, Kendal Drew is passionate about increasing occupational wellness within organisations via career management and leadership coaching programs. These programs increase engagement, productivity and joy in the workplace across organisations, while working at the individual level to increase ownership in careers.
Kendal is an advocate for career ownership and continuous learning with a track record of achievement in both. She has over 30 years’ experience across a range of industries including the Defence Force, Mining, Education, Finance, Local Government and Not for Profit sectors.
In recent times, Kendal has worked with a range of individuals and groups across blue chip organisations and SME’s, delivering leadership coaching, career counselling, executive, change and transition coaching.



Helen Holen, Founding Director, Strategic Career Management 
Helen knows business! She has over ten years’ experience delivering career management, career transition, executive coaching and team building services. Her work in this field sits squarely on a foundation of over 12 years’ consulting, recruitment and commercial experience, including seven years’ experience with PwC and PKF.

This experience, combined with coaching qualifications and expertise, puts Helen in the ideal position to partner with clients to develop insights, tools and practical steps to establish and achieve career goals, improve performance and satisfaction at work and ultimately enrich lives.

In addition to providing career management services to a wide range of clients across all industries, Helen has also delivered executive coaching, training and workshops to blue chip companies including BHP Billiton, Bluescope Steel and Horizon Energy as well as smaller businesses.