Public Sector Women in Leadership Agenda

08:30

09:00

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE 

09:10

  • Being a role model and advocate for women in the workplace 
  • Championing and achieving women’s advancement in leadership
  • Building a culture of acceptance and inclusion

 

Speakers

Emma Sckrabei

Employment Manager, Ginninderry

Winner for 2019 ACT Woman of the Year Award

09:40

  • Key issues in male-dominated industries and practical strategies to move past traditional assumptions and biases
  • Overcoming institutional gender barriers and growing the profile of women within the industry
  • Discussing the future of leadership: What are the practical steps women can take to redefine success?

Speakers

Christie Roser

Chief Human Resources Officer

Aristocrat Leisure Limited

10:10

10:40

THE PATH TO THE TOP – HOW THEY GOT THERE AND HOW YOU CAN TOO

11:10

  • What can we learn from emerging leaders? 
  • Moving from competition to collaboration
  • Overcoming a fear of failure 

11:50

  • Achieving career fulfilment by connecting passion and purpose 
  • Creating mentally healthy workplaces 
  • The unsung heroes of leadership skills: human connection, vulnerability and humility 

 

Speakers

Andi Csontos

Partner

EY

12:10

  •  Balancing social and economic goals as an agent for change 
  • Becoming a leader of leaders: encouraging others to maximise their potential 
  • How to overcome barriers both on the road to leadership and after you’ve arrived 

12:40

01:40

 

  • Round Table I: Recruiting and Developing Future Leaders
    Jane Marburg, Managing Director, Define Potential   
  • Round Table II: How to Maximise Your Potential and Develop Your Career 
    Sally Dorsett, Executive Director, Synergy Consulting
  • Round Table III: The Power of Personal Branding in Unlocking Opportunities 
    Jane Boardman, Founder and Business Owner, Focusworks

 

03:10

LEADERSHIP AT ALL STAGES AND AGES 

03:40

  •  Waking up to the opportunities of a mixed-age workforce 
  • Retaining and retraining the best possible people regardless of age 
  • Tapping into the value and knowledge of more experienced workers 

04:10

  •  Creating the path and strategy toward your vision  
  • Understanding and celebrating your strengths and abilities to create a competitive advantage 
  • Ensuring our workplaces reflect the communities we work in 

04:40

04:50

08:30

09:00

THE WAY FORWARD 

09:10

 

  •  Using influence to further the cause of women and enact change 
  • Finding success through passion, determination, and hard work 
  • How we can support future female leaders

 

09:40

 

 

  • Why move from the public sector to the private sector?
  • What value your public sector experience brings to a private-sector employer, and how to best leverage it
  • Culture shock – what you might have to learn – and unlearn – when you make the move

 

 

Speakers

Sarah Byrne

Principal Advisor

Proximity

10:10

LEADERSHIP SKILLS & STRATEGIES 

10:40

  • Strategies to negotiating successfully
  • Facing the challenge of unconscious bias

11:10

  • Taking risks and accepting responsibility 
  • Communicating persuasively and acting decisively 
  • Best practices in getting heard, taking credit, and making a difference 

 

11:50

SPEAKING UP – GETTING HEARD AND GETTING AHEAD 

12:50

 

  •  Creating workplaces that reward both feminine and masculine styles of leadership 
  • How to encourage women and men to pursue non-traditional careers 
  • Developing confidence through role models and mentors

 

 

01:30

01:50

Mentors Workshop  Mentees Workshop 
Facilitated by:  
Alison Creagh, Non-Executive Director in Veterans, Defence Industry and Cyber Security roles, UNSW Canberra Defence Research Institute 

 

  • Establishing a mutually beneficial mentoring relationship 
  • Developing mentoring initiatives in your organisation 
  • Sharing best practices 

 

 Facilitated by: Sarah Rodgers, Principal, iolite consulting

  • Strategies for starting and maintaining an effective mentoring partnership 
  • How to find the right mentor 
  • The different types of mentoring 
  • Outlining development goals 

 

02:50

04:50