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HR Leadership Conference 2013

Event Date: 
16 October 2013
Time: 
08:30am
Venue: 
Hyatt Regency Perth

 

It's difficult in an uncertain and uneven economy for HR leaders to make strategic people planning decisions for their organisation. There are high expectations of HR, who are relied on to deliver results.

This conference will give HR leaders innovative ideas to add to their strategic plans by connecting world-class thinking to their local business environment. The program features high-profile speakers for each specific location across Australia.

SPEAKER AND SESSION INFORMATION

INNOVATION FOR THE REST OF US
HR leaders are being asked to be innovative and creative, to do more with less, think outside the box, find a better way and brainstorm when it comes to the strategy in their organisation. All these managerial calls to arms require a proven method. Marcus Crow, the Tinkervator, will remind you of your innovative roots and innate desire to experiment and learn by doing.

In this keynote session, Marcus Crow from 10,000 Hours will show delegates simple behaviours to make innovation happen anywhere. He will recognise the tension between improving what a business already does and exploring new territories ripe with opportunity, and will acknowledge the unprecedented environment businesses today confront.

MARCUS CROW
Founder of 10,000 Hours

Marcus Crow co-founded, built and grew Oxygen Learning, one of Australia's leading experiential learning and development practices. In 2011, the business was sold to ASX-listed STW Group.

He is the founder of 10,000 Hours, a start-up business focused on adult learning via keynote presentations. He has a background as an auditor with PriceWaterhouse Coopers, a sales and marketing background with Colgate-Palmolive and Mitsubishi Electric, and is a long time gopher in his father's accountancy practice and computer time-share data-processing business.

 

POWERFUL PERSONAL LEADERSHIP: LEADING FROM WHO YOU ARE NOT FROM YOUR POWER OR POSITION
Powerful personal leadership is based on a character-based leadership model. Character-based leadership is essentially leading from who you are, rather than from your position or power. The word character (who-we-are) comes from a latin word that means image and refers to who you are on the inside.

Your behaviour emanates from who you are and powerful personal leadership results in successful organisations. We have a crisis of leadership and HR professionals and business leaders need to be involved in changing the world of leadership for the better.

RICKY BURGES
Prior to joining WALGA in February 2000, Ricky was the director general of the Department for Culture & the Arts, chief executive officer of Perth Zoo, and director of human resources at the WA Tourism Commission. She has a Master of Leadership and Management from Curtin University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Development, a Certificate in Psychotherapy, and a Diploma in Coaching.

Burges sits on the ROADS Foundation, the Board of MercyCare, the Local Government Insurance Board, the Strategic Library Partnership Steering Committee, and various local government committees and Boards.

 

UNDERSTANDING ENGAGEMENT AND COMMITMENT IN FIFO WORKFORCES
For many years organisations have measured engagement and commitment levels. It is a widely held belief that measuring and understanding these two factors will help reduce employee turnover. Few approaches (if any) have been customised to reflect the unique challenges of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces.

The Right Group's work has focused on understanding engagement and commitment levels of companies in mining, oil & gas and construction. Along the way a specific FIFO approach has been developed through the surveying of over 1300 FIFO employees. This FIFO employee engagement research provides statistical data that delivers new fact based insight into FIFO workforces and has generated some fascinating insights and understanding of FIFO employees and has significant implications for attraction and retention in FIFO workforces.

ANTHONY JOY
Executive director of The Right Group, Anthony Joy has 20 years experience working in senior marketing roles within blue-chip research driven organisations. He has held senior management roles with companies including Unilever, Lion Nathan, Pepsi Cola, Crazy John's and Diageo.

As a consultant, Joy has worked with many companies in the Resources and Industrial sectors. Many of these research projects were conducted with people in FIFO environments. Joy has a Bachelor of Business Degree (Marketing and Management) and he is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

FIONA SCULLION
For the last five years, Fiona Scullion has worked in the consultancy sector providing insight and strategy to clients on their branding and communications and stakeholder engagement. With a background in occupational psychology, Scullion's specialises in employee engagement and employer branding.

In her previous role in a UK HR consultancy, Scullion played a key role in global employer branding work for Anglo American (Mining), Philip Morris International (Tobacco) and Cargill (Food and Commodities). She has also provided research and strategy on elements of the employer branding journey including recruitment branding, organisational culture and talent management.

 

CREATING A THANK GOD ITS MONDAY CULTURE: LIFTING THE VEIL OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
It's all very well knowing a company has an 80+ Hewitt Employee Engagement score, but what are they are doing behind the scenes to enable their engagement to be so high?

This session will examine the 2013 results from over 1800 business owners and HR leaders involved in a national research project into employee engagement capabilities. Akram Sabbagh will peel behind the statistics to look at the behaviours of top performing organisations.

AKRAM SABBAGH
With over 14 years of coaching experience behind him, Akram (Ak) Sabbagh works with Boards, senior executives, teams, business units and owners of mid-tier businesses on leadership and growth. He heads up AltusQ's product and IP development initiatives and has been involved of late in developing and deploying corporate mentoring programs within a number of corporations and industry bodies across Australia. Sabbagh is a partner and a senior coach with AltusQ, and was also a director and deputy chairman from 2008 to 2010.

 

BUILDING SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP THROUGH HR PRACTICES – THE ABN STORY
This session will describe the growth and evolution of the ABN Group to a billion dollar company using leadership development, 360 profiles, company surveys and HR practices. In a construction and building industry these HR practices are unique and unusual, yet have led to organisational and commercial success.

DR RON CACIOPPE
Ron Cacioppe is managing director at Integral Development. He has over 25 years experience in conducting leadership and team development programs in Australia, Southeast Asia and the United States. Cacioppe has consulted to many organisations in Australia and abroad, and has been involved in training, teaching and consulting in many areas of leadership and organisational development, including managing change, stress, performance review, organisational and team effectiveness, and strategic planning.

DAMIEN EVES
Damien Eves is CEO of ABN Group. He commenced with Dale Alcock Homes in 1994 in sales administration, and then progressed to the general manager of Dale Alcock Home Improvement before starting Celebration Homes in 2002. The impressive performance of the companies he managed over the last 10 years resulted in his promotion to CEO for the group in 2008, where he works closely with both the directors and the senior management team to oversee operations and provide strategic direction for the ABN group of companies.

 

BULLSHIFT: GETTING MORE HONESTY AND STRAIGHT TALK AT WORK
The inability to be open and talk straight costs us time, money, energy and morale. How much happier and more effective could we be if our colleagues, managers, customers and suppliers could be more open and direct?

Andrew Horabin has worked throughout Australia and overseas with just about every different kind of field, trade, profession and industry, and he currently spends a lot of his time working with HR managers to improve the culture of their organisations.

In this entertaining, interactive and provocative presentation, Horabin will show some of the blocks to being more honest and how to shift them.

ANDREW HORABIN
As a body language specialist, Andrew Horabin has trained undercover police officers, detectives and Australian Federal Police surveillance operatives and human source handlers in such skills as infiltrating groups, establishing rapport, building trust, recognising deception and communicating for influence.

As a communication skills specialist, he has worked with big and small business, Government departments, community organisations and schools in leadership, teamwork, conflict resolution, stress management and building relationships.

 

INDIGENOUS ENGAGEMENT – ACHIEVING INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT TARGETS
The responsibility of employing Indigenous Australians lies with HR specialists and can be an organisational requirement. Indigenous communities rely on strong leadership from their own people and others to overcome disadvantage. With an approach that uses Indigenous cultural understandings you can contribute to bringing about change.

TRACEY CULLEN
Tracey Cullen is the manager of Aboriginal Employment with the Public Sector Commission, is a Murri (from Queensland) and has supported Western Australian student education and the workforce over the last 12 years. She is passionate about improving employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and promoting cultural awareness for staff and the retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the public sector. Cullen is responsible for the delivery of outcomes within the Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2011-2015 by building a diverse public sector workforce. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Applied Chemistry.

 

Organiser: 
Australian Human Resources Institute
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