Conference Day Two

Conference Day Two

Wednesday 7 March 

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08:30 | Welcome coffee

08:50 | Opening remarks from the Chair

Jon Le Breton, Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity

09:00 | Inspiring change and creating an inclusive and diverse workplace

  • Reallocating and retraining to purpose driven functions
  • How to motivate and retain the best talents
  • Redesigning internal stakeholder engagement and relationship to rapidly create change

Jane Keating, Managing Director, Queensland Treasury Corporation

Implementing effective policies to retain a committed and satisfied workforce

09:35 | Queensland public sector putting the “I” into inclusion and diversity: 

  • Queensland public sector inclusion and diversity strategy providing a framework for workplaces
  • Implementation of strategies and programs to support a diversified workforce
  • How senior leadership accountability provides mechanisms for action to promote inclusion and diversity
  • Learnings for way forward: How do we integrate strategies where there is clear alignment?
  • Examine how principles of merit impact on I & D in the public sector

Allana Bianchi, Manager, Workforce Strategy, Public Service Commission

10:10 | Morning tea

Educating leaders and encouraging cross-departments to get on board

10:50 | Advancing women in STEM and encouraging cross-department diversity and inclusion

  • Benefits of encouraging women to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)
  • Developing your skillset – if you are going to lead you need to be able to walk the walk
  • Understanding the critical role of cross-department engagement to enable company-wide D&I success

Karen Lay-Brew, President, Australian Business Software Industry Association

11:25 | PANEL DISCUSSION:Strategies to educate company-wide leaders to embrace diversity

  • How leading and developing a culturally sensitive workplace can help influence positive organisational results
  • What are the advantages and challenges in creating a company-wide diversified workplace?
  • How can leaders recognize differences between values and interests of individuals from different generations, backgrounds and cultures?
  • What are the most effective ways to lead a diverse team whilst achieving organizational results?
  • What tools can be used to drive buy-in and motivation?

Panel moderator:
Jon Le Breton, Relationship Manager, Pride in Diversity

Belinda Watton, Chief Transformation Officer, Energy Queensland
Leigh Yardy
, Head of Human Resources, City of Parramatta
Danielle Marsden-Ballard, Founder & Owner, Sacred Earth Works

12:10 | Networking lunch

13:10 | Understanding the positive impact of diversity in graduate recruiting

  • How to balance ethnicity, age profile and gender in recruitment
  • Strategies to ensure intellectual and cognitive diversity – and how it impacts the company’s identity
  • How to attract the attention of a valuable Millennial talent pool by embracing diversity

13:45 | Attracting diverse candidates through an inclusive recruitment process

  • Engaging with internal employees and tapping into networks
  • Making job ad text inclusive
  • Sharing information about organisational diversity initiatives with prospective candidates
  • Tracking diversity metrics during the attraction stage and adjusting your attraction approach as needed
  • Making sure diversity messages are consistent throughout the selection process

Jessica Kaaden, HR Manager, Victorian Public Sector Commission

14:10 | Afternoon tea

14:20 | Driving effective change in the workplace by introducing well-structured change programs

  • Using goal-setting process and ensuring long-term success of your diversity and inclusion programs
  • Broadening your diversity focus and including specific timelines and measuring tools
  • How your diversity and inclusion goals will help you provide better service, create an inclusive workplace, and recruit and retain highly-qualified workforce

Skye Blair, Transport Leader, Calibre Group

15:00 | Closing remarks from the Chair

15:10 | End of Day Two and close of conference

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