Schedule 2019

 

8:00am

Registration opens

8:50am

Opening remarks from the chair

Naomi White, Managing Director, MetamorphCo (former, Executive General Manager HR, Suncorp Bank)

8:55am

Event partner intro

9:00am

Case study: Leading your HR strategy

This session will inspire you to develop, manage, lead and evaluate your HR programs with the confidence that you need to succeed.

  • Developing your strategic HR priorities in line with your corporate goals
  • Building support for your HR programs at all levels of the organisation, starting at the top
  • Keeping managers and employees engaged throughout your strategic journey

Adeline Hough, Director, People & Culture, eHealth Queensland

9:45am

Event partner session

10:30am

Morning tea

11:00am

Legal Update: Investigating bullying and harassment allegations & conducting effective workplace investigations

The #MeToo movement and high profile sexual misconduct allegations have elevated the profile of bullying and harassment in Australian workplaces. What HR policies and procedures will effectively prevent sexual harassment in the workplace?

  • Balancing pressure to ‘believe the women’ with employee rights to procedural fairness
  • Step-by-step guide to investigating sexual harassment and bullying complaints
  • How to handle confidentiality requests from complainants during workplace investigations
  • Dealing with false accusations – what penalties should apply?
  • Can HR professionals conduct sexual harassment investigations in the absence of an official complaint?

Paul Hardman, Partner, K&L Gates

11:45am

Case study: The vital role HR plays in mergers

HR professionals play an active role in the change process by offering their interventions to help ensure a successful acquisition. Hear best practices in change management including:

  • Assisting employees with embracing change and culture
  • Identifying leaders from both the companies for effective people strategy
  • Training managers on the nature of change
  • Orientation programs on policies and procedures and performance management
  • Identifying the skills of people and mapping them appropriately

Merryl Dooley, Chief People Officer, Tabcorp

12:30pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm

Case study: Reward and recognition programs at Lion

An effective reward and recognition program inspires accelerated performance while providing employees with a positive, consistent and motivational experience.

  • What’s the right balance between long and short term incentives?
  • How should we reward employees who just meet the expectations of their roles?
  • Educating managers about reward and recognition programs through recognition toolkits
  • Long service awards – are they still an effective way to celebrate loyalty?

Tanya Buium, Head of Reward and Recognition, Lion

2:10pm

Case study: Training, technology and cultural transformation

The cultural transformation required to ensure the successful rollout of your digital learning experiences is a vital component of your planning and rollout process. This session will explore practical strategies to ensure your envisaged digital learning journey has a strong uptake.

  • Adopt a design thinking perspective to ensure you see the rollout from the perspective of your users
  • Creating different ways to improve your positioning and overcoming challenges
  • Ready, set, go – how to create a wow experience for all stakeholders

Natalie Thomson, Director, Employee Experience, Safety and Systems, MetroSouthHR, Princess Alexandra Hospital

2:50pm

Afternoon tea

3:20pm

Workshop: Key management skills for new HR leaders

Making the move from HR business partner to HR manager can be a daunting prospect, but this workshop will equip you with the practical skills to thrive in your new role.

  • Creating a positive culture in your HR team
  • How to build your credibility and personal brand as an HR manager
  • Tips for presenting your ideas to the management team

Michelle Loch, Director, Leading Humans

4:30pm

Closing remarks and end of conference day one

9:00am

Opening remarks from the chair

Naomi White, Managing Director, MetamorphCo (former, Executive General Manager HR, Suncorp Bank)

9:10am

Fresh perspectives on employee engagement in a changing landscape

Employee engagement is important to business success, and even more so during times of organisational change. How can HR continue to drive employee engagement and create a positive culture, especially in the context of changes in leadership, and how do you communicate about the unknown?

  • What role does HR play in management of change and supporting employee engagement?
  • Embracing new leadership and management expectations
  • The role of communication – what you say and what is heard
  • Driving engagement, retention and productivity in your workforce throughout the change journey

Jane Shand, Chief Human Resources Manager, Queensland Rugby League

9:50am

Mobility: the key to attracting, retaining and developing talent

An increase in workforce mobility has led to changes in the labor market and HR leaders are embracing new approaches to sourcing talent. This session will discuss:

  • Overcoming mobility challenges to respond to workforce changes
  • Reshaping careers and succession planning for global talent
  • Best practices in diversity and inclusion
  • How to align workforce mobility with talent management objectives
  • Matching the best candidate for the right role and measuring its success

Michelle Clements, Global Head of Human Resources, rhipe (ASX: RHP)

10:30am

Morning tea and networking break

11:00am

Panel: How to embed an inclusive recruitment process

The world has changed over the last two years and HR is changing with it. We are now seeing unprecedented levels of workforce diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity, culture, religion and sexual identification.

  • Widening the diversity lens beyond gender issues
  • Bias-free recruitment processes
  • Creating an inclusive culture where everyone is comfortable being who they are
  • How to embrace diversity and inclusion in your workplace

Linda Carroll, Head of People & Culture, Affinity Education Group

Simon Tufre, Human Resources Director-Australia, NZ, & Fiji, Wyndham Vacation Clubs Asia Pacific

Christine Ung, Group Manager Employee Journey, People and Performance, The Star Entertainment Group

Vicki Klunyk, GM People & Culture, SurfStitch

Moderator:

Naomi White, Managing Director, MetamorphCo (former, Executive General Manager HR, Suncorp Bank)

12:00pm

Networking Lunch

1:00pm

Case study: Using data to optimise talent management and transformative culture change

Workforce analytics can now tell us more about people than ever before. This session will address:

  • Using HR data to tailor recruitment strategies
  • Talent and workforce planning tools that provide a clear line of sight into a changing workforce
  • Predicting future trends and behaviour through predictive analytics
  • Supporting data-driven talent strategies and evidence-based decision making with HR analytics
  • Improving operational reporting by implementing infrastructure and processes to provide insights into HR clients and business leaders

Chris Purdy, Talent & Culture Manager - Shared Services, AccorHotels

1:40pm

Sponsor session (Synchrony Global)

2:20pm

Afternoon tea and networking break

2:50pm

How to design a future-proof learning strategy

The faster technology changes, the quicker your employees’ skills are out of date. How do you design a learning strategy for your people that won’t be redundant tomorrow?

  • Why you must think holistically about your learning strategy to bridge the skills divide
  • The key components of a modern skills-focused learning strategy, and the role of content
  • What a modern content experience looks like (and what to avoid!)
  • How to ‘future-proof’ your strategy so you and your people stay skilled-up and relevant

Sarah Hudson, Learning & Development Manager, Aurecon

3:30pm

Workshop: Authentic HR leadership

This interactive workshop will help you to create a culture that is respectful, dynamic and resilient, while drawing strength from diversity.

  • Ensuring that the senior management team possess and display the integrity, commitment and values that the organisation promotes and instils in its workforce
  • Setting and modelling the culture, values and behaviours under which the entire organisation will operate
  • Dealing with challenging ethical dilemmas and scenarios that test your leadership

Gwilym Davies, Director, Gwilym Davies HR Consultancy, Former Head of People Performance and Culture, Brisbane Airport

4:30pm

Closing remarks and conference concludes

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