Learning Sessions

Pre-conference in-depth learning sessions – Thursday 02 May

02 May 2019

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Registration and morning coffee for all sessions is at 08:30 and sessions will conclude at 15:00. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided. Choose between:

In-depth learning session A

Tackling modern day slavery across the procurement and supply chain function – a practical guide

Australia’s Modern Day Slavery legislation will require Australia’s largest businesses, with annual consolidated revenue of more than $100m, to publish annual statements on the steps they take to address modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. These laws are designed to stamp out slavery in the domestic or international context.

In a broader context, ‘modern slavery’ refers to exploitation where a person cannot refuse or leave work as a result of threats, violence, and coercion, abuse of power or deception. Modern day slavery incorporates offences under existing human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like offence provisions set out in Divisions 270 and 271 of the Commonwealth Criminal Code.

This hands-on workshop is designed for procurement and supply chain professionals that seek a deeper understanding of how their businesses are impacted by the new law while preparing for future scrutiny and compliance across the supply chain.

Key takeaways:

  • Clarify the legal and regulatory framework involving human rights issues in supply chains
  • Ensure your domestic and international partners are cognisant of new laws
  • Monitor your procurement outreach to stamp out slavery across the production and supply chain
  • Understand the seriousness and scale of labour rights abuses and map out timely responses


Charlotte Payne MCIPS
Head of Professional Body
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)


Giovanni Ferrante MSc, BBus
Marketing Manager
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)


In-depth Learning Session B

Building your pool of procurement leaders: what type of leaders do we need and want?

Effective and inspirational leadership is vital for successful and sustained performance. The big question is what type of leadership? For leaders to succeed there’s a need to understand both the type of leader they are, and the type of leader people need.

Traditional approaches may not reflect the welfare of the people as a top priority. Revenue, profit, growth, return-on-investment, or satisfying political masters appear to be important. In a more complex business environment, how is leadership changing? What lessons can be gleaned for procurement professionals?

This practical workshop is tailored for both senior executives and professionals seeking to build their own and teams’ leadership skills. It offers a deeper understanding around the more subtle nuances of leadership, and applying these to building your teams and personal skills set.

Key takeaways:

  • Develop a profound understanding of different types of leaders
  • Understand why people need different leaders for different times
  • Tackle employee disengagement by understanding the types of leaders we have, and what we need
  • Understand the culture of your organisation and if this supports different leadership styles
  • Nurture and inspire culture change in a dynamic and fluid environment
  • Identify the learners, opportunity-seekers, adventurers, story tellers or intrapreneurs


Jennifer Goddard
Director, Member Services (APAC)
International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)


Bill Jarrard
International Association for Contract and Commercial Management IACCM

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