DAY ONE: Wednesday 18th October 2017
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chairperson
|9:10am||Welcome from the Event Partner|
|9:15am||How the Department of Transport and Main Roads is leveraging big data to make insightful business decisions|
Innovative organisations are harnessing data from a range of internal and external sources to make insightful business decisions.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government
|10:00am||Learning and development programs that engage millennials|
Technological advances and demographic shifts are disrupting the learning and development landscape. Organisations are increasingly trying to compress training into shorter, sharper interventions to engage young employees who have grown up in a digitally-saturated culture. What is the ideal blend for an L&D program?
National Learning and Development Manager
Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd
|10:45am||Morning refreshment break|
|11:15am||CASE STUDY Driving cultural change through middle management|
During times of organisational change, HR departments rely on line managers and department heads to follow advice and apply best-practice management principles.
Executive Director, Leadership and Orgnisational Development
Queensland Treasury Corporation
|12:15pm||HR SPOTLIGHT Leadership Attitude: How Mindset and Action can Change your World|
|12:30pm||Risky business: Global workforces and duty of care|
Given Australia’s geographic and economic position, business travel is part of the job description for many Aussies, especially to at-risk countries within the Asia-Pacific region. However, it seems many organisations may not have appropriate occupational travel health and security policies in place to ensure the wellness of their staff when overseas. To avoid the inconvenience, cost and loss of productivity due to sickness, injury or security on a work trip, it is best to consider the benefits of implementing a travel health and safety policy for employees. In this session, understand the accountability of Duty of Care and the cost and benefits of implementing an effective travel policy.
Dr Deborah Mills
Travel Medicine Alliance (TMA)
|2:00pm||LEGAL UPDATE Employment law: A practical approach to managing mental health and illness in the workplace|
When dealing with workplace mental health issues, employers have legal obligations relating to discrimination, privacy, adverse action and health and safety. HR professionals should tread very carefully to avoid legal risks when mental health is a factor.
Principal & Director
WORKSHOP What if pigs could fly? Suspending disbelief to make room for innovative workforce strategy
So often organisations' strategies are limited by a preconceived view of what is and isn’t possible. Truly innovative workforce strategy only occurs where this disbelief is suspended. This interactive workshop takes participants through a process of actively participating in the creation of a future that we want and developing workforce strategies that propel us down that path. Participants will never think about workforce strategy in the same way again!
Dynamic Leadership Programs Australia (DLPA)
Afternoon refreshment break
|4:00pm||PANEL DISCUSSION What is the right balance between commercialism and integrity?|
As HR leaders increasingly focus on commercial priorities and business performance, are we neglecting long-term morale and ethical considerations? What is the right balance between hard-headed commercialism and empathising with employees?
General Manager – Business Improvement
Hastings Deering (Australia) Limited
General Manager, Human Resources
Chief HR & Technology Officer
Senior Director Human Resources
Head of People & Culture
HR Business Direction
|5:00pm||Day 1 Concludes|
DAY TWO: Thursday 19th October 2017
Opening Remarks from the Chairperson
|9:00am||KEY NOTE Leading a remote & mobile workforce at Feros Care|
HR directors today need to lead, collaborate and build alliances across different cultures, geographies and time zones, while engaging a workforce that is increasingly dispersed.
Director People and Culture
|9:45am||CASE STUDY Diversity and inclusion programs at Star Entertainment Group|
Most executive teams now recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion programs on corporate reputation, employee brand, employee wellbeing and innovation. What does an award-winning diversity program look like?
Group Diversity & Inclusion Manager
The Star Entertainment Group
||Morning refreshment break
|11:00am||PANEL DISCUSSION People and technology today – What role should HR play?
Digital technology is disrupting business models and radically changing the way we work. With automation increasingly disrupting the workforce, what will this mean for the future role of HR departments?
Human Resources Manager - Shared Services
General Manager Human Resources, Queensland
The Star Gold Coast
General Manager – People & Technology
Queensland Airports Limited
Vice President, Employee Relations and HR Shared Services (Aust)
Incitec Pivot Limited
Learning Commercial Leader – Pacific Career Principal - Consulting
|12:00pm||HR SPOTLIGHT Mutual gains leadership|
Throughout the decades, HR experts have debated the best way to lead and inspire people. "I'm talking about leadership and management that takes enormous leaps" says, Luke Worth. In this talk, Worth passionately discusses how open communication and mutual gains leadership are the transformative keys to positive change management and developing the future of leadership and work.
Executive Director, Performance, Innovation and Implementation (RBWH)
Executive Director, Organisational Development, Strategy and Implementation (MNHHS)
|12:15pm||The elements of a high-performance team|
Successful organisations are built around highly empowered teams, driven by inspiring leaders.
Head of People Capability and Culture
CASE STUDY Anywhere, anytime… flexible work practices at Bentleys
Today’s employees are increasingly demanding and expecting flexible schedules and limited supervision – but such flexibility can only exist when balanced with the right systems, processes and culture, along with a strong focus on results.
Human Resources Director
Bentleys (QLD) Pty Ltd
PANEL DISCUSSION Managing constant change in your organisation
As the pace of change in the economy accelerates, CEOs are increasingly requiring their organisations and HR teams to be more agile. How are employees handling such incessant organisational change? In this interactive session, participants will hone their skills in change management and change leadership.
Deputy General Manager, Executive Manager, Human Resources
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Executive Director, People and Engagement
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Director of People and Culture
Wesley Mission Queensland
Executive Manager People, Culture & Safety
Head of People and Culture
Village Roadshow Theme Parks