adelaide Symposium 2020

Day 1: Thursday 23rd July, 2020
Fully Online (All Keynote Presentations)

Day 2: Friday 30th October, 2020
Fully Online

 

Agenda 

Thursday 23rd July, 2020

11:10 - 12:50​

Panel Discussion

'The Authenticity Paradox’

Why feeling like a fake can be a sign of growth by Herminia Ibarra

Authenticity has become the ‘gold standard’ and the go to descriptor for leadership. The reality is, it can also hinder growth and decrease impact. Career transitions and progress require breaking out of comfort zones, but this can be risky and challenge authenticity. This panel session will provide practical examples and opportunities to consider the space that authenticity is holding for us.​

Panel Members

Platinum education Partner

Gold
sponsor

Advocacy Partner

10:50 - 11:10

Morning Tea

15:00 - 15:20

Afternoon Tea

13:40 - 13:45

Sponsor Address

12:50 - 13:40

Lunch

Dr Fitzsimmons is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership with the University of Queensland Business School. He is also a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of practice. He is the director of the AIBE Centre for Gender Equality in the Workplace and Managing Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), a body whose members comprise of peak national bodies representing women across industry sectors in Australia. His PhD in Leadership examined successful attributes of CEOs and differing pathways to CEO roles for men and women. In June 2015, Dr Fitzsimmons and Professor Callan and working with the Committee for Perth, released ‘Filling the Pool’, a major report into gender inequality in Western Australia and what government, organisations and individuals can do to address the issue.

Professor Brenda Wilson was appointed the first female Lieutenant Governor of South Australia in July 2014. Brenda's career began as a nurse in 1973, later specialising in coronary care and intensive care. She has held many senior executive roles in the health sector and is the former Chief Executive, Cancer Council SA a position she held for 12 years. Professor Wilson is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), a Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Executives (FCHSE), a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing (FACN) and a Fellow of the Wharton School of Management. She holds a Diploma of Applied Science, a Bachelor of Business and an MBA. In 2000, Professor Wilson was named the Telstra SA Business woman of the year for the corporate and government sector.​

Dr Tammie Matson is a world expert on elephants and has inspired thousands of people, to achieve their dreams through her award-winning books, and African adventures. Inspired by a visit to Zimbabwe at the age of fifteen, Tammie achieved what many said could not be done, by first becoming a wildlife researcher in Africa, then achieving a PhD in zoology and becoming a published author – all before she turned 25. From the jungles of Borneo, to the plains of Africa, to the black markets of Vietnam, Dr Matson has been on a mission for over two decades to save endangered wildlife. Today, she combines her passionate commitment to conservation with being the Founding CEO of Matson & Ridley Safaris and a mother to two young sons.

Dianne is one of seven Australian shortlisted Mars One astronaut candidates in the remaining Mars 100. The Mars One mission seeks to establish the first permanent human settlement on Mars. Dianne’s sense of adventure, determination and fitness has seen her sail tall ships in the Southern Ocean, cycle extreme distances, jump from planes, and run marathons and an ultra-marathon. She has a special interest and growing expertise in sustainable food systems, something that will be critical in a completely new environment for human habitation. Dianne’s work experience has provided her with strong expertise in project management, marketing and government organisations in her time with the Australian Energy Regulator, Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

A Yuwallarai woman from northern NSW, Kirstie Parker has had a long and distinguished career in Indigenous affairs. Currently Director of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation within the SA Department of the Premier and Cabinet, her previous roles include CEO of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, elected female Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Editor of the Koori Mail newspaper, and Director of Tandanya – National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Kirstie has been honoured with an Australian Centenary Medal (2001), a national Human Rights Award – Media Category (2008), an inaugural 100 Women of Influence Award (2012), and an Australian Peacewoman Award (2015). She is also a Director of Reconciliation Australia, and a signatory to the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Director, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Dept of State Development

Kirstie Parker

Natalie Sommerville lives near Spalding in South Australia’s Mid North, is a farmer, grazier, business owner and manager, mother and proud Torres Strait Islander. Together with her husband, Natalie has been managing their farming businesses Windjara Ag & Euromina Holdings for over 15 years which includes livestock, broadacre dryland cropping and export hay. Driven by her passion of sustainable agriculture and the environment, Natalie’s focus is on influencing positive change in rural Australia and seeing greater innovation, inclusion of gender and age, and respect for diverse backgrounds. During her spare time Natalie volunteers on many community, industry and government boards including South Australian Grain Producers SA sub-committees and SA Ag Excellence Alliance. She is an advocate for long-term production and biodiversity.

Director & Co-Manager, Windjara Ag; 2019 SA Rural Women’s Award Finalist

Natalie Sommerville

10:00 - 10:45

Keynote Address

Lieutenant Governor of South Australia

Professor Brenda Wilson AM

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

11:00 - 11:45

Keynote Address

Dr Tammie Matson

Zoologist, Author, Conservationist and Entrepreneur

12:20- 13:00

Keynote Address

14:00 - 14:45

Destination Mars!

Dianne McGrath

Astronaut Candidate, Mars One

14:45 - 15:00     Break

13:00 - 14:00     Lunch

12:00 - 12:15     Break

10:45 - 11:00     Break

09:00 - 09:20     Online Registration

09:20 - 09:50

Welcome and Opening Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

Agenda 

Friday 30th October, 2020

15:45 - 16:00

Closing Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

09:20 - 09:30

Sponsor Addresses

Professor Caroline McMillen commenced in the role as Chief Scientist for South Australia in October 2018 after serving as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle from 2011. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales and a Bragg Member of the Royal Institution, Australia. She holds a BA(Honours) and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, and completed her medical training graduating from the University of Cambridge. She has served on a range of industry boards and  was honoured at the end of her term as Vice-Chancellor to be presented with the Keys to the City of Newcastle in recognition of her leadership contribution to Newcastle and the region.

Professor Caroline McMillen

Chief Scientist for South Australia

Program Director, WLA

 

DR JANET SMITH

Program Director, WLA

DR JANET SMITH

Yumi Stynes

Broadcaster, Writer, Author and Social Commentator

Dr Tammie Matson

Zoologist, Author, Conservationist and Entrepreneur

Kirstie Parker

Director, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Dept of State Development

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

Jenny Paradiso

CEO, Suntrix

Dianne McGrath

Astronaut Candidate, Mars One

Professor Caroline McMillen

Chief Scientist for South Australia

Natalie Sommerville 

Director & Co-Manager, Windjara Ag; 2019 SA Rural Women’s Award Finalist

12:15 - 12:20

Sponsor Address

South Australia Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

15:20 - 15:50

ABC Journalist, Author and Presenter

ANNABEL CRABB

Yasmin London is the Executive Director of ySafe, Australia's largest online safety education organisation. Yasmin ignites social change through education and courageous conversations.
She is an in-demand communication powerhouse whose mission is to equip people with the skills and knowledge to ensure technology enhances their modern day lives, rather than detracts from it. Having previously spent 13 years in the NSW Police Force, Yasmin has truly been at the coalface when it comes to dealing with the real life consequences of negative online behaviours experienced by young people, parents and advocates trying to navigate the complex digital terrain.​

               

Greg Jarvis joined Origin in 2002 as Electricity Trading Manager and was appointed General Manager, Whole Trading and Business Sales in February 2011. Greg is responsible for Wholesale, Trading, Business Energy, Generation, LPG and HSE. Holding 20 years’ experience in the financial market industry, with 15 years’ experience in energy markets, Greg began his career in the banking industry in Australia before moving overseas to work. He has a Masters in Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Business.

09:50 - 10:00

Sponsor Addresses

Executive General Manager, Energy Supply and Operations, Origin

Greg Jarvis

11:45 - 12:00

Interactive Session

DERINDA SMITH

Derinda Smith is a program manager and educator, with over 20 years’ experience in the tertiary education sector in Australia and internationally. She previously lived and taught in several countries overseas. She is the Manager of Learning Advisory and Assessments at DeakinCo, and leads the provision of academic advice to candidates undertaking Professional Practice credentials and degrees at Deakin. She also helps to incorporate credentials into educational programs, and ran a pilot program last year with participants in the WLA Advanced Leadership Program. She also leads the assessment of all credentials at DeakinCo. She is passionate about the transformational power of education, and helping people to reach their true potential. She loves the empowerment which credentials give to those who complete them, and loves helping them along that journey.

Manager of Learning Advisory and Assessments, DeakinCo

For the past twenty-five years, Janelle has worked to strengthen social justice organisations tackling issues from women’s empowerment through to supporting people with HIV/AIDS in the USA, Australia and around the world. As a fundraiser, grant-maker and program manager, she has nurtured countless partnerships across the private, philanthropic and NGO sectors to accelerate change for good. Janelle has Chaired numerous Boards and committees to expand access to health services and to advance equality, including the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado Community Funding Panel, Children by Choice and is currently President of Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT). 

Janelle Weissman

Executive Director, UN Women Australia

09:30 - 10:50

DEVELOPMENT SESSION​

‘Welcome to your Balcony’

The ‘balcony’ concept comes from the great work of Ronald Heifeitz (King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership & Founder of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School). It is one that is easy to relate to and enables a process of mindful leadership to evolve.
This session will provide strategies to ‘Stay on the Balcony’ in order to gain an understanding of what is required in this time of adaptive challenges. By using the balcony concept, you will be able to revisit the ‘bigger picture’, be proactive rather than reactive, and considered and strategic in your actions.

13:45- 15:00

DEVELOPMENT SESSION​

'Adaptive Leadership in 2020’

The complex events we’ve experienced during 2020 have necessitated some shifts in how we adapt as leaders. This session will draw on the principles of Adaptive Leadership to explore what this shift might mean for leaders at this current moment in time.

Yumi Stynes is a broadcaster and writer who's been working in Australian media for almost two decades, evolving from music reporter to her current, "more mature" focus as a writer on Arts, Culture, Food, Gender Politics and Human Sexuality. She’s known for her honesty, warmth and humour. Like many women, Yumi is juggling — she does a daily radio show, works on several writing projects (including two cookbooks, Zero F**ks and Zero F**ks Endless Summer), and regularly runs 10km for a laugh — all while raising four children. She fronts 'Ladies, We Need to Talk', the popular podcast with ABC Audio Studios and is the host of Is Australia Sexist on SBS television.

Broadcaster, Writer, Author and Social Commentator

Yumi Stynes

15:00 - 15:45

Keynote Address

15:50 - 16:20

Keynote Address

Trailblazer, Communicator, Innovator; Executive Director, ySafe​

Yasmin London

Yasmin London

Trailblazer, Communicator, Innovator; Executive Director, ySafe

Dr Janet Smith

09:00 - 09:20

Opening Comments

Program Director, WLA

Janet Horton

Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, WLA

DR JANET SMITH

16:20- 16:30

Closing Comments

Program Director, WLA

Janet Horton

Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, WLA

Professor Brenda Wilson AM

Lieutenant Governor of South Australia

Named 2016 Australian Telstra Business Woman Entrepreneur of the Year and one of AFR’s 100 Women of Influence in 2019, Jenny Paradiso is Managing Director of the national solar and battery storage company, Suntrix. Having started her career as a librarian, Jenny established the business in 2009 and has grown Suntrix from the kitchen table to a multi-million-dollar company. Jenny has been listed amongst Smart Company’s top 30 female entrepreneurs in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  She is a board member of the South Australian Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and the national Clean Energy Council.  Jenny is also a member of the Premier’s Climate Change Council in South Australia, the Don Dunstan Foundation Purpose Council and she sits on the Women in Water Leadership Committee for the Victorian DELWP.

CEO, Suntrix

Jenny Paradiso

Group Manager, Retail Sales, Origin Energy

Duncan Permezel

Duncan Permezel joined Origin in 1998 in what was then the Networks (Asset Management) Division which managed the natural gas reticulation networks owned by Envestra. Duncan held many roles in that division, including Marketing, Business Development and Operations Management. 

Duncan joined the Retail business in 2007 and has since held roles in Commercial, Strategy, Business Development and Projects.  Duncan now holds the role of General Manager Retail Sales & Marketing. In this role he has accountability for overseeing all of the consumer and SME sales teams across all of the channels. This activity executes on around 2m sales interactions per year with Origin’s customers.  His portfolio now also includes the Consumer Solar and Storage, SME Solar, and Broadband Sales.

Group Manager, Retail Sales, Origin Energy

Duncan Permezel