Conference Agenda

08:30

09:00

TOWARDS THE FUTURE: PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS IN VICTORIA 

09:10

  • The need for governments to reflect their diverse communities
  • Why engagement should matter to Public Sector Leaders 
  • Building trust

09:15

09:50

DIVERSITY IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR 

10:20

 

  • Creating a true culture of inclusion  
  • Cultivating an ongoing environment of inclusion 
  • Creating strong governance with leaders who can adapt to change and champion diversity 

 

10:50

11:20

 

  • Disrupting the status Quo  
  • Attracting future women leaders to non-traditional roles

 

11:40

 

  • Think globally, act locally: embedding a gender lens in everything we do 
  • Making a stand for gender equality  
  • The secret to getting ahead is getting started 
  • Applied gender lens in strategic procurement 

 

ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR 

12:10

 

  • Securing the involvement and engagement of others, internally and externally 
  • The value of transformational leadership: the importance of face to face interaction 
  • Managing conflict to reconcile divergent interests and objectives  
  • Involving the team 

 

12:40

01:40

 

  • The pathway to success is never straightforward – premature promotion and the peter principle 
  • Workload management and maintaining behaviour under pressure and scrutiny 
  • Growth mindset and negative feedback 
  • Developing and maintaining identity and personal brand using a whole person focus  
  • Humility and the path to authenticity 

 

INTERACTIVE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

02:10

Round Table One
The Coach: Equipping Public Sector leaders to succeed and exceed 
The secrets to motivating people, overcoming setbacks and creating inspired teams.

  • Finding the leader within you
  • The fine art of leading leaders
  • Creating a diverse leadership team based on members individual strengths 
Alison Currie, Partner PWC Australia, (previously Chief of Staff and Director of Budget & Strategy at  the Office of Treasury Victoria) 

 

Round Table Two
Making bold leaps of faith in leadership – Aligning your mind to your destination
Georgia Ellis, Founder, Blue Chip Minds
 
Round Table Three
How to build a culture of trust for more effective working relationships
Michael Lauria, Conscious Leadership Coach

03:00

BUILDING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW

03:30

 

  • Developing the millennial leader 
  • How to foster the future skills and capabilities required to deliver on government objectives
  • The importance of mentoring for building successful future leaders 
  • Nurturing a culture of transparency and communication 
  • Flexible work practice 
  • Encouraging innovation and creativity  
  • Building emotional intelligence  
  • The importance of building resilience; fostering a spirit of optimism especially during disruptive periods

 

04:00


 

  • Leading in an age of disruption
  • Harnessing the strengths of all generations
  • Facilitating strategic direction
  • Motivating the present and future leaders of Victoria

 

04:30

04:40

Future Leadership: Embracing the Leader Mindset for effective public sector teams  

8:30 - 5pm 

We know leaders accomplish great things when they focus on how their own contribution connects to a greater purpose. We know exceptional outcomes are achieved when leaders actively focus on their team and know what inspires and motivates the people who work with them. These leaders have the energy to inspire people to believe, connect and collaborate, and focus on how they can be better.
 
They understand the connection between their leadership, employee engagement and capability. They have a growth mindset and think about thinking.
 
The concept of employee experience is complex and delicate, and is one of the most important areas a leader needs to understand to create a team and culture that can
cope with, and meet future demand. Change is the norm, driven by stakeholder expectations, social impact and technology, and the skill profile has started to shift, predicting a high demand for the softer skills as repetitive tasks are replaced with AI. Leaders are learners, and have to be prepared to challenge their style, and understand the interrelationship between leadership, engagement and capability.
 
 
 
Faye Cormick
NeuroCoach, Consultant, Facilitator
PD Turner Consulting
 
Faye Cormick’s key focus is about people and performance, providing coaching and strategic advice to individuals and organisations. She coaches and advises in leadership development, individual and team performance, facilitating workshops and learning opportunities in these areas.
 
Faye has over 15 years in corporate communication experience working in global leadership roles in mining, resources and banking and finance.
 
Throughout her career she has been involved in business change initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, organisational development, large IT projects and business improvement, with experience gained working across different cultures and issues management. 
 

Workshop Agenda 

 

9.00 Understanding neuroscience, and why its time to pay attention to science. Learn the brain basics, and what you need to know to  start applying it. 
 
10.30 Morning Tea 
 
10.50  Brain design and neuroplasticity. Understanding the connection  between design and mindset and how this impacts leadership and  performance. How the brain can change itself. 
 
12.30 Networking Lunch 
 
1.15  Business challenge exercise. What problem are you trying to  solve right now, and how? Why growth mindset is key to learning  and engagement, and what you need to do to challenge and  future-proof your style. 
 
2.30  Learning and building capability. Mapping your team curve and  creating the flow. 
 
3.15 Afternoon Tea 

3.30 Engaging for the future. A model aligned to brain function and  fulfillment. 

4.15 Now and then - strengthening the leader mindset with a plan for  the future. 
 
4.45 Wrap up and questions. 

5.00 Close of workshop