Agenda

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FUTURE READY LEADERSHIP

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  • Creating an agile and growth mindset to propel career opportunities  
  • Practicing purpose-driven leadership and knowing your “Why” 

09:30

  • Embracing the responsibility that comes with being a visible role model   
  • Harnessing the commitment to mentor and support women in the workforce, informally or formally   
  • Aiding in the professional (and personal) development of rising talent and guiding them through challenges as they advance in their careers   
  • Making the invisible visible: Recognising value of investing time in helping employees navigate work-life challenges and providing emotional support  

10:20

  • Why are you and your team here today?  
  • What do you want to get out from the conference? 

10:30

11:00

NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP: SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP TALENT 

11:10

  • Bridging the gap from the boardroom to the frontline 
  • Uplifting and advancing women from minority groups to bridge the gap on boards and in the C-suite 
  • Leading by example when creating an environment of equal opportunity, both personally and professionally 
  • Redesigning the DNA of your workplace culture to promote inclusiveness and eliminate traditional barriers to success 

11:40

  • When two worlds collide - Connecting your professional goals with your purpose   
  • Linking your role to your personal purpose to ensure harmony between action and vision   
  • Utilising your strengths: Recognising your unique selling point (USP) and navigating your career path forward   
  • Understanding positions of privilege and using this to advance other leaders into power 

12:20

01:00

02:00

Leigh Sales reveals what she’s learned in 30 years at the frontline of journalism about human nature, life and leadership from the women she’s met along the way. 

GROWING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

02:40

02:50

Roundtable A: How to overcome perfectionism 
 
Sheila Vijeyarasa, Transformation Coach & Author, Empowering Intuition 
 
Roundtable B: Sharing a voice with disruptors - Working with disruptive employees through their concerns and addressing hurdles head on 

Emma Walsh, Founder, Family Friendly Workplaces; Founder - Human Resources Director, Changing Places Group 
  
Roundtable C: How to be a mentor to others - Promoting and embracing how to unleash the potential of our future leaders of tomorrow  

Naomi Moran, General Manager, Koori Mail Newspaper 
 
Roundtable D: Supporting your team through change - Instilling trust in your team and working collaboratively to move as one 

Ida Huang, Leadership Coach, Amplify Coaching 
 
Roundtable E: How to build a high-performing team and make diversity an asset in your organisation?  

Patricia Kaziro, CEO and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Impact Business School 
 
 
Roundtable F: TBC 
Sarah Morse, Motivational Speaker, Sarah Morse Enterprises 

03:50

04:20

  • Recognising when chronic stress has been normalised within the work environment and learning how to deinstitutionalise this accepted culture  
  • How to role model healthy coping strategies in high pressure situations 

04:50

05:00

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08:30

09:00

 BRING ALONG A MALE ALLY TIL’ MORNING TEA (AT NO EXTRA COST!) 

Please register male allies by emailing info@aventedge.com

LESSONS FROM LEADERS

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  • Demonstrate commitment to boosting representation of intersectional leaders 
  • Fostering a network of mentors amongst peers as well as leaders to achieve the greatest reach of support 
  • Facilitating deeper conversations across the organisation around the importance of diversity and inclusion 
  • Impacts of workplace Mental health and wellbeing in enhancing leadership capabilities

09:50

  • Why you don’t have to have all the answers because you’re a leader 
  • The power of vulnerability for resilient leadership – embracing vulnerability to build trust 
  • Responding to the Great Reshuffle by investing in your employees – Fostering a safe, inclusive, and positive workplace culture that values mental health and work-life balance 

10:40

10:50

CHARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAJECTORY

11:20

  • Understanding the norms of the organisation or industry you are in when setting boundaries  
  • Assessing and protecting your personal and professional boundaries by creating clear structures and communicating upfront   
  • Learning how to avoid saying yes to everything can be a crucial factor in shifting how much work impacts your life   
  • Discover how to approach a boundary being broken 

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01:50

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Roundtable A: New/Emerging Leaders 
Strategies for new and aspiring leaders to excel in their first managerial role and tips for first-time leaders. Recognising that all leaders started somewhere, what helpful tips and strategies can new leaders learn to get a head start and transition successfully into their new role   
Sarah Walsh, Head of Women's Football, Women's World Cup Legacy and Inclusion, Football Australia 
Roundtable B: Middle to Senior Management 
Sharing solutions to overcome common leadership challenges faced across middle and senior management. Share best practice strategies on how you can best support your managers to progress to the next level. 
Stacey Rylands, Vice President Acquisition AU/NZ Merchant Services, American Express 
 
Roundtable C: Top Level Management 
How to progress to C-Suite and board level, looking beyond existing networks and actively creating opportunities for women, women of colour, young leaders and other under-represented groups to drive diversity. Creating a meaningful career through making sense of the challenges faced and leveraging inclusivity  
Lynette Mayne, Co-Director CEW Leaders Program, Chief Executive Women; Non-Executive Director, Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP); Executive Chair, The B Team Australasia 

03:00

03:30

FINDING YOUR PURPOSE AND INTENT TO ACTION

03:40

  • Investing in your career development during times of stability and stagnation 
  • Changing approaches from ‘what you have done’ to ‘what you are’ – focusing on the processes and not the outcomes 
  • Asking the right questions to gain clarity around your strengths and aspirations while identifying gaps  
  • Looking to your network for career advice across different specialised areas and recognising which career behaviours you admire 

04:10

  • What would you tell your younger self? 
  • Having the courage to fail and grow 

04:30

  • What will I share with my colleagues when I’m back at work?  
  • What are the key takeaways that I can apply within the next year?  
  • What are 3 things I will try to adapt into my professional work life?  

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