Agenda

08:30

09:00

STAYING RELEVANT IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT 

09:10

  • Think “reframe” instead of “change management” 
  • The importance of clarity of purpose for business success 
  • Why is diversity critical to building a positive culture and how to encourage diversity of thought in your organisation?

09:40

  • Identifying career choices to achieve equal and equitable economic outcomes 
  • What are the essential aspects of economic independence? 
  • Unbinding time: Making progress in your career while achieving a work-life balance 

10:10

This interactive session provides attendees with a platform to share their experiences and interact with peers from various fields in a casual, friendly setting. 

10:40

PERSONAL VALUE SYSTEMS AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS 

11:00

  • Identifying the potential challenges and being prepared 
  • Managing pressures and maintaining confidence 
  • Talking from 9 to 5: Communicating effectively as the (only) woman in the room 

11:40

  • Understanding the key to effective leadership 
  • Mapping out the evolution of leadership 
  • Will the change in leadership trajectory be generational or gender-driven? 

12:10

BUILDING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW 

01:10

  • Are millennials the “snowflake generation” or agents of change? 
  • Bridging the intergenerational divide and building the leaders of tomorrow 
  • An individual, not a number: Leveraging millennials’ distinctive abilities to accomplish organisational objectives

01:50

Professor Lynne Cobiac shares her journey to becoming one of the most influential thought leaders in Science. She discusses challenges and how she has overcome them to succeed in a traditionally male-dominated field. She joins us to talk about inclusive leadership and inspire young leaders looking to thrive in S.T.E.M related disciplines. 

02:20

02:40

  • Why your culture is holding you back 
  • How to have a different conversation about culture 
  • The formula to creating a culture that supports future leaders

03:20

Coaching table I: Leading with authenticity and personal power 
Kathryn Jones, Motivational Speaker, Author and Social Entrepreneur 
Coaching table II: Getting heard, getting credit, and improving organisational culture 
Enza Ferraro, Regional Executive, ANZ 
Coaching table III: Understanding, Marketing and Digitising YOU 
Kate Windebank, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kate & Co 

04:50

05:00

08:30

09:00

OPENING KEYNOTE 

09:10

  • Gender equity and leadership: Celebrating how far we have come 
  • Re-evaluating the lingering issues of gender inequality and re-igniting the desire for cultural change 
  • Identifying the vision and mission for established and aspiring leaders of Australia

MAKING GENDER EQUALITY MORE THAN A VALUE STATEMENT OF THE ORGANISATION 

09:50

  • Distinguishing inherent gender differences from implicit gender stereotypes 
  • Approaches and strategies to eliminating (unconscious) gender bias in the workplace 
  • Proactivity and accountability: Exploiting peer pressure to achieve gender diversity and equality 

10:40

11:00

  • Recognising the best opportunities to advance your career 
  • Men are real, women are (not) made up: Dealing with the beauty paradox 
  • How to be an assertive yet effective woman leader 

ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS 

11:50

As an European Australian as well as a Muslim woman, Kathryn Jones has experienced being on both sides of the coin – a part of the majority as well as the minority. She is here to tell her story, bust some of the unconscious stereotypes society may have towards minority groups, and share the value of conscious leadership.

12:30

01:30

  • Establishing a personal brand based on merits instead of stereotypes 
  • Being different: The cardinal rule of personal branding 
  • Overcoming the “likeability conundrum”

02:10

“AGILE” concepts are being embraced more broadly within businesses. While the framework focuses on people and interactions enabled by technology, does it play to the strengths of women? Is there increased opportunity for women to excel in an “AGILE” workplace? 

02:50

03:10

  • How to balance technology, management and leadership 
  • Utilising technology to build effective organisational structures and processes 
  • Approaches and strategies to improving collaboration in the workplace 

03:50

  • The rapid advancement of technology means that humans’ relationship with machines is becoming more nuanced, fluid and personalised. Your organisation may soon be populated by robotic peers and managed by holographic leaders. This session explores the likely prospect of leadership in the future. What will your role look like in 2030? 
  • Where will you be? Prospects, opportunities and expectations for future (women) leaders 
  • The role of advanced artificial intelligence and robotic process automation in corporate strategy 
  • Advice for my future self 

04:30

Building Resilience To Promote Personal Agility 

 
Post-Conference Workshop | Thursday 1st November 2018 
 
Workshop Overview 
 
VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) is now commonplace in many organisations. This fast-paced and dynamic environment is becoming the “new normal” and if individuals and teams are to thrive in this environment they need to be able to develop the resilience and mental toughness to reframe change and challenges as opportunities rather than as threats. 
 
Building and developing mental toughness and resilience is especially important to those experiencing stress or challenges in the workplace, or those wishing to improve performance or well-being while working within an environment which is challenging or where there is rapid change experienced. 
 
 
This dynamic, energetic, engaging workshop challenges participants to unleash their full potential to reach peak performance in their personal and professional life and develop the agility required to thrive within a VUCA environment. The sessions explore the term Mental Toughness, the 4 C’s framework together with practical exercises that develop and introduce strategies and techniques to building resilience and enhance agility. 
 
Key Learning Objectives 
  • Enable the opportunity to address personal mindset and consider the strategies to thrive within a potentially stressful or dynamic fast-paced work environment 
  • Be equipped with models and strategies to increase resilience and mental toughness to better deal with setbacks and stressors 
  • Understanding that a positive mindset is a key to achieving peak performance and success and managing VUCA successfully 
  • Gain the ability to bounce back and see challenges as opportunities 
  • Increase interpersonal confidence and confidence in own abilities 
 
Workshop Agenda 
 
8:30 Registration and welcome coffee 
 
9:00 Mental toughness to manage challenges 
  • Gaining clarity on individual objectives 
  • Understanding resilience, mental toughness, VUCA and the challenges it represents 
  • 4Cs of mental toughness – Control, commitment, challenge and confidence 
 
10:30 Morning tea 
 
11:00 Self-regulation to manage challenges 
  • Understanding your “inner game” 
  • Self-regulation to manage stress and pressure successfully 
  • Recognising and using emotions 
  • Managing change and challenges, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable 
 
12:30 Networking Lunch
 
1:30 Developing mental toughness – Tools and strategies 
  • Building mental toughness – Practical skills, tools, techniques and strategies 
  • Practical strategies for managing your own wellbeing 
  • Developing personal and interpersonal confidence 
 
3:00 Afternoon tea 
 
3:30 Personal goal setting 
  • Developing a personal action plan through self-coaching to GROW and goal set effectively 
  • Effectively working with a team to manage change and challenges 
  • Maintaining positive team relationships 
  • Goal setting for the future 
 
5.00 End of workshop 
 
Workshop Leader 
 

Michelle Bakjac, Director, Psychologist, Coach, Trainer, Bakjac Consulting  
 
Michelle Bakjac is a highly experienced Psychologist, Trainer/Facilitator and Coach with more than 25 years of experience. Her expertise ranges from facilitating workplace wellness training and organisation wellbeing strategy, to personal and leadership coaching to organisational development and leadership training programs. Combining qualifications in Psychology, Organisational Coaching and Leadership, Michelle has insight into the motivators for behaviour and what influences well-being. 
 
Michelle is accredited in: 
  • Saville WAVE – To raise self-awareness into a personal style 
  • RAW – Resilience Scale 
  • MTQ48 - Mental Toughness Psychometric assessment 
 
 
Michelle’s qualifications include: 
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology (Adelaide University) 
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice (Uni SA) 
  • Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching (Open Door Coaching) 
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (HBA) 
  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (LMA) 
  • Organisational Coaching Certification (IECL)