Public Sector Women in Leadership Agenda

08:00

08:40

08:50

FUTURE READY LEADERSHIP

09:00

  • Clearly defining what success means to you: For some it will be the title of CEO, for some it will be work/life balance 
  • Celebrating your little wins: Recognising when you are making progress towards your personal and professional goals

09:30

  • Unpack valuing voice: Lifting, promoting and supporting the leadership development of underrepresented groups  
  • Unpacking the stand-out elements which distinguish you from other senior leaders  
  • Embracing the intersectionality and unique perspectives that each individual brings, that is reflective of the wider communities we serve 

10:00

10:10

NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP: SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP TALENT

10:40

10:50

  • Embracing the responsibility that comes with being a visible role model in the public sector  
  • Harnessing the role to mentor and support women in the workforce, informally or formally  
  • Aiding in the professional (and personal) development of rising talent and guiding them through challenges as they advance in their careers.  

11:40

  • Linking your job role to your personal purpose to ensure harmony between action and vision  
  • Utilising your strengths: Recognising your unique selling point (USP) and navigating your career path forward  
  • Transitioning from peer to leader: What traits define a leader rather than a superior? 

12:20

01:00

02:00

Leigh Sales reveals what she’s learned in 30 years at the frontline of journalism about human nature, life and leadership from the women she’s met along the way. 

GROWING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES 

02:40

02:50

Roundtable A: Building resilience and overcoming difficult workplace challenges 
Tripti Saigal, HR Strategy Manager, Defence Housing Australia 
 
Roundtable B: Key ingredients of high performing teams 
Lysandra Schmutter, Vice President, Federal Government, Capgemini 
 
Roundtable C: Softening the discomfort of uncomfortable conversations  
 
Roundtable D: The parallels between leadership in sport teams and in corporate settings 
Gracie Elvin, Sports Commentator and Columnist 

03:50

04:20

  • Assessing and protecting your personal and professional boundaries by creating clear structures and communicating upfront  
  • Discover how to establish boundaries with colleagues and how to approach a boundary being broken  
  • Learning how to avoid saying yes to everything can be a crucial factor in shifting how much work impacts your life  
  • Understanding the norms of the organisation or industry you are in when setting boundaries 

04:50

05:00

05:05

08:30

08:50

LESSONS FROM LEADERS

09:00

09:20

  • Unpack valuing voice: Lifting, promoting and supporting the leadership development of underrepresented groups  
  • Advocating for and supporting the growth of diverse and intersectional leaders  
  • Creating a workplace reflective of the wider communities we serve 

09:50

  • Hear senior leaders reflect on their biggest learning since becoming a senior leader 
  • Managing the high standards and broad expectations from shareholders, customers and employees  
  • Balancing the running of day-to-day business with nurturing a strong company culture  
  • Uncover why senior leaders personally care about embedding inclusion and belonging in culture 

10:40

10:50

SUPPORTING GENDER DIVERSITY IN WORKPLACES

11:20

12:10

12:50

01:50

02:00

CHARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAJECTORY

02:05

02:10

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. 
Niki Strachan, Director – Technology & Procurement, Australian Public Service Commission  
 
Middle to Senior 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.  
 
Top Level Management  
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. 
Karen Freedman, Principal Coach and Consultant, Start Anew

03:05

FINDING YOUR PURPOSE AND INTENT TO ACTION

03:35

04:05

  • How to navigate through and avoid taking on the stress of your team  
  • How to role model healthy coping strategies in high pressure situations   
  • How to prevent burnout in your team 
  • How to set realistic targets and goals through collaboration  

04:35

  • What will I share with my colleagues when I’m back at work? 
  • What are the key takeaways that I can apply within the next year? 
  • What are 3 things I will try to adapt into my professional work life? 

04:45

04:50

INTEGRATE TO ELEVATE: BEING THE BEST YOU  

1 December 2022 (Thursday) | 9 AM – 3 PM | Canberra CBD 

Unpacking the ‘Be what you can’t see’ Framework  

Overview 
Women in leadership positions are becoming more and more visible. Obstacles in the workplace remain barriers to women achieving their full potential.  Male-dominated professions continue to present unique opportunities for females who want to lead with purpose, boldly, and with authenticity. In this workshop, you will learn how to integrate the lessons from the last two days of the conference; have your mind blown as to the design for your best self; and generate a plan how to use the knowledge to step up, own your space, use your voice, and be heard – to be the best you.   
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 taking you forward into your own leadership success. 
Key learning objectives  
  • Consolidate and build upon learnings from conference. 
  • ‘Deep Dive’ into knowing yourself better and your design for optimal life balance. 
  • Understand how your personal values and boundaries are interwoven. 
  • Unpack the ‘Be what you can’t see’ framework and strategies to leverage authentic leadership 
  • Integrate your key conference takeaways into a game plan for the next 12 months 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

WORKSHOP LEADERS