Public Sector Women in Leadership Agenda

Authentic Leadership: Lead Like a woman

 
22 November 2021 | 8:30am – 4:30pm | Canberra CBD  
 
During COVID-19 in 2020, the most outstanding and effective leaders around the world were women, and research proved that their gender underpinned this success. Women leaders want to be defined by their leadership, and not their gender, but while women in leadership positions are slowly becoming more visible, they are still not in the numbers or presence that we need to make a collective impact. We cannot afford to simply label ourselves as gender-neutral until full equality in the workplace is achieved. This includes increasing the gender balance and to do that, women must become role models and overcome the obstacles that remain barriers to women achieving their full potential.  Male-dominated professions continue to present unique opportunities for women who want to lead with authenticity and in ways that do not reflect the dominant masculine culture. 
 
In this workshop, you will learn how to step up, own your space, use your voice, and be heard – to ‘Lead like a Woman’. The workshop is an interactive experience, providing opportunities for networking, self-reflection, exploring how to ‘be what you can’t see’, and designing your own game plan to take you forward into your own leadership success.
 
Key Learning Objectives  
  • Identify your current leadership style. How effective is it? Is it authentic to you? 
  • Unpack the ‘Be what you can’t see’ framework and strategies to leverage authentic leadership 
  • Learn to embrace the opportunities presented by workplace obstacles through a growth mindset and resilience 
  • Explore what actions contribute to leadership success – branding, self-promotion, networking, and mentoring 
  • Align your leadership style with your authentic self 
  • Take action to ‘lead like a woman’ – creating your game plan for the next 12 months 

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Leaders

08:30

08:50

09:00

THE FUTURE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

09:10

  • Visible commitment to make gender equality more than a value statement for your organization 
  • Empowering female leaders in the public sector 
  • Harnessing your community through instilling a sense of togetherness and culture within workplace practices 

09:25

  • Selfless leadership: Being a servant who facilitates the success of others 
  • Supporting and empowering women and emerging leaders to reach their full potential 
  • Celebrating diverse thinking in high performing transformational teams  
  • Empowering a call of action for junior and senior leaders alike to seize their own agency in making a difference within their remit 

09:50

  • Adopting a serve-first mentality to empower and uplift your employees  
  • Empowering female leaders to strive to be role models for others  
  • Purpose-driven leadership: Making the needs of your team your priority  

10:20

10:30

NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP: SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP TALENT

10:50

  • Managing points of difference and contrasting responsibilities as a CEO and Director
  • Bringing your authentic self and leveraging your expertise and skills to align with the organisation and Board

11:10

  • Bridging the intergenerational divide and building the leaders of tomorrow  
  • Leveraging millennials distinctive abilities to accomplish organisational objectives  
  • Attracting and retaining millennial talent by encouraging a motivated and determined nature in our young female leaders  

12:00

  • Preventing and responding to sexual harassment in an effective manner through an intersectional lens  
  • Changing attitudes and overcoming ‘silence culture’ - Evaluating current protocols and policies towards sexual harassment  
  • Understanding the societal impact and consequences of an unsafe work environment  
  • Recognising a leader's role in setting the tone for a safe and protected workforce 

12:30

01:00

01:40

GROWING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

01:50

Courageous Leadership  
Leading by example – how to inspire your team to greatness?  
Lauren Milburn, Navy Women’s Strategic Advisor, Royal Australian Navy 
Annette Gray, Director, Annette Gray Consulting 
  
Upward Leadership  
How to influence upwards and ‘manage up’ to gain real influence at work?  
Michele Konrad, Director, Nous Group 
Joana Valente, Partner, Deloitte 
 
Personal Branding 
Creating a unique and authentic personal brand – how to increase your visibility and credibility in the workplace? 
Lucy Poole, Head of Sourcing and Governance Division, Digital Transformation Agency 
Virtual: Susan Brown, Partner, Deloitte  

03:20

LEADING COURAGEOUSLY BY EXAMPLE

03:40

  • Redefining professions through a sustainable pipeline of female talent 
  • Advancing and inspiring women in traditionally male-dominated sectors

04:00

  • Taking charge of your mind and health: Knowing when to take a step back and say “no” 
  • Having the resilience to defy negativity and self-doubt 
  • Addressing internal bias and self-doubt to understand how imposter syndrome can limit your professional development and prevent you from embracing opportunities 

04:30

04:40

04:50

08:30

08:50

BRING ALONG A MALE ALLY FOR THIS BLOCK OF SESSIONS!

CREATING A MORE EQUITABLE PUBLIC SECTOR

09:00

09:20

  • Leading by example when creating an environment of equal opportunity, both personally and professionally 
  • Exploring deep-seated unconscious bias to understand and amend society’s resistance towards supporting gender balanced boards 
  • Redesigning the DNA of your workplace culture to promote inclusiveness and eliminate traditional barriers to success  

10:10

10:20

10:45

11:15

CHARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAJECTORY

11:20

A. New/Emerging Leaders  
Strategies for new and aspiring leaders to excel in their first managerial role and tips for first-time leaders. Recognising that all leaders started somewhere, what helpful tips and strategies can new leaders learn to get a head start and transition successfully into their new role. 
Rita Joyan, Managing Director, Talent Development Training; Emotional Intelligence Trainer & Podcast Host and Producer  
Lia Zalums, Director and Lead Consultant, Zedaxis Leadership Consultancy  
 
B. Middle to Senior Management / Top Level Management 
Sharing solutions to overcome common leadership challenges faced across middle and senior management. Share best practice strategies on how to advance in your career. How to progress to C-Suite and board level, looking beyond existing networks and actively creating opportunities for women, women of colour, young leaders and other under-represented groups to drive diversity. Creating a meaningful career through making sense of the challenges faced and leveraging inclusivity. 
Anntonette Dailey, Executive Director, Australian Space Agency 
Annette Gray, Director, Annette Gray Consulting  
 

12:05

THE CARDINAL RULE OF PERSONAL BRANDING

12:10

12:30

  • Recognising the inherent value that each person brings to make decisions based on principles of equality, dignity and mutual respect 
  • Encouraging allies to support marginalised people and help women from all backgrounds to advance into senior leadership roles  
  • How to address the stereotypes and systemic hierarchies that exist in your workplace 

01:00

01:40

Kat, 2021 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year, has been advocating for the rights of trans and non-binary people, queer youth, people of colour and people with disabilities since the age of 17. Hear how Kat defined their leadership style as an avid intersectional feminist, human rights activist and political performance artist.  

DRIVING A POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE

02:10

02:40

EMPOWERING CHANGE AND TAKING ACTION

03:00

  • Becoming an intellectual powerhouse through building confidence in ourselves, our messages and our voice  
  • Thriving in the workplace – how to increase the visibility of yourself and other female talent in the workplace
  • New ways of understanding and addressing important workplace concerns such as preventing stress, enhancing productivity and learning  
VIRTUAL
  • Gain clarity on your purpose in life and work to better inform your daily actions 
  • Boost productivity by deploying Pareto's principle to uncover your priority 
  • Create contingencies for productivity blockers to perform at your best  
 

03:30

03:50

04:00