Canberra Symposium 2020

Day 1: Friday 19th June, 2020
Fully Online (All Keynote Presentations)

Day 2: Friday 23rd October, 2020
Fully Online

 

Agenda 

Friday 19th June, 2020

11:10 - 12:50​

Panel Discussion

'The Authenticity Paradox’

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

We can be trapped by our competence, which can hamper opportunities for growth. Has your past best practice held you back? Panellists will discuss how they adapted and thrived in challenging environments by making gradual and meaningful change.
 

Panel Members

Platinum education Partner

Gold
sponsor

Advocacy Partner

10:50 - 11:10

Morning Tea

15:10 - 15:50

Afternoon Tea

13:50 - 13:55

Sponsor Address

12:50 - 13:50

Lunch

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). 

After 31 years of distinguished military service in the Australian Army, Liz Cosson joined the Australian Public Service in 2010 and was appointed as Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) in 2018. Liz is also the President of the Repatriation Commission and Chair of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission. Liz Was the first female promoted to the senior rank of Major General in the Australian Army. Between 2012 and 2016 she held the positions of Deputy Secretary at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and Deputy Secretary/Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Health. Liz was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross in 2001, appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her contributions and for delivering profound organisational reform in 2011.

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. 

Heejung Cecilia is a Chartered Accountant professional with 20 years of multi-disciplinary, cross-jurisdictional work experience. Heejung Cecilia's diverse roles include Head of Enterprise Risk and Business Continuity (Scentre Group), Head of Risk and Compliance, Group and Corporate (Challenger), infrastructure fund manager (Macquarie Bank), taxation advisor (Deloitte), consultant on regulatory remediation and compliance projects (BNP Paribas, ING Australia) and intern in architecture firms in Australia and Korea. As well as enjoying corporate work, Heejung Cecilia is dedicated to extending knowledge of wholistic well-being. Heejung Cecilia is a LESMILLS group fitness instructor of over a decade and is a practicing yoga teacher and Reiki qualified member. Heejung Cecilia is a volunteer advisor at Sydney Women’s Fund (Sydney Community Foundation) and supports founders Catherine Fox and Julia Quinn of the Women Kind giving circle.

In 2008 Madison became the youngest athlete to be selected on an Australian Paralympic or Olympic athletics team, and catapulted from an unknown junior racer to a crucial member of 4X100m relay team in the Beijing Paralympics. Madison found her calling in the endurance events, collecting a bronze medal in the 800m at the IPC World Championships and clocking the fastest debut marathon for any female athlete at the London Marathon. Madison similarly left the field behind in a breathtaking final sprint to become world champion in the 800m at the IPC World Championships in 2015.Leaving Rio with two silver medals to her name, after joining her teammates with a silver medal performance in the 4x400m relay, and narrowly missing gold in the 800M. ​

Lee Lin Chin has been described as "one of the greatest in the history of Australian broadcasting" and a "beacon of diversity". She is best known as a newsreader on SBS, a role she held for 30 years until her resignation mid-2018. That long-standing role was just one of several she has held at the Australian broadcasting network. Other roles include performing in comedy and satire, and starring in promotional and marketing features on the network's website and On Demand. Lee Lin Chin began her broadcasting career in Singapore in 1968 and arrived in Australia in 1988. In 1992 she became weekend news presenter on World News Australia at multicultural SBS TV. Over an extraordinary 30 years with the network, Lee Lin Chin became one of the defining faces of SBS.

Founder and CEO, InDigital

Mikaela Jade’s 4 x award winning company Indigital work to develop innovative new ways to digitise and translate knowledge and culture from remote and ancient communities. She has a background in environmental biology, and has spent most of her career as a national parks ranger. A proud Cabrogal woman, she was chosen as one of 21 Indigenous entrepreneurs to attend the Prime Minister’s Reception for Indigenous Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Canberra. She is also a United Nations Permanent Forum Indigenous Issues delegate, Tribal Link Alumni member (New York), Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Wollongong and Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Program. Mikaela joined Microsoft Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Board in 2018.

MIKAELA JADE

Elizabeth migrated to Australia from South Korea in 1986 when she was 7 years old with her family. She moved to Canberra at 18 to study Law and Asian Studies. Elizabeth has practised law in the public and private sector and lectured in law at the ANU and University of Canberra.  Elizabeth served as Chair of the ACT division and Australian Young Lawyers Committee. She also served as a Councillor and Vice President of the ACT Law Society. As a registered fitness professional, Elizabeth also teaches group fitness classes. In 2016, Elizabeth was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly as Member for Kurrajong and became the first Asian Australian Member of Parliament in the ACT and the first Korean Australian Member of Parliament in Australia.

Liberal Member for Kurrajong

ELIZABETH LEE MLA

Krystal Perkins is an Arunta and Ngamal woman and comes from an Aboriginal family who has been actively involved in the socio-political plight of Aboriginal people for 30 plus years. In 2006 she was appointed the National Marketing Manager for National Indigenous TV LTD, launching the first 24/7 Indigenous TV channel. In 2014 she was seconded by Westpac to lead the Indigenous strategy. In 2015 she joined Telstra in key Senior Leadership roles in Diversity and Inclusion, in 2017 was seconded to Indonesia to set up a Technology Joint Venture. Recently, she was the Head of Marketing for Defence Force Recruiting. Krystal was appointed in January 2019 to the Royal Australian Air Force and currently serves as a Personnel Capability Officer and the lead of Indigenous Programs.

Directorate of Organisational Behaviour and Culture, Royal Australian Air Force

SQUADRON LEADER KRYSTAL PERKINS

12:00 - 12:05

Sponsor Address

Executive Director, UN Women Australia

Janelle Weissman

10:00 - 10:45

Driving Gender Equality in Australia

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

Dr Terrance Fitzsimmons

LIZ COSSON AM, CSC

Secretary, Department of Veterans’ Affairs; First Female Major General

11:00 - 11:45

Keynote Address

HEEJUNG CECILIA LIM CA

Director and Principal Consultant, HJCL Advisory

12:05 - 12:50

Keynote Address

14:00 - 14:45

Keynote Address

Madison De Rozario

Australian Paralympian

14:45 - 15:00     Break

13:00 - 14:00     Lunch

11:45 - 12:00     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 23rd October, 2020

15:45 - 16:00

Closing Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

15:00 - 15:45

Keynote Address

LEE LIN CHIN

Former SBS Newsreader, Television & Radio Presenter, Journalist

12:50 - 13:00

Interactive Session

09:20 - 09:30

Sponsor Addresses

Australian Capital Territory Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

15:30 - 15:50

Commissioner, ACT Emergency Services Agency

Commissioner GEORGEINA WHELAN AM CSC AND BAR

National Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

15:50 - 16:10

Former Federal Senator and Olympian

NOVA PERIS OAM OLY

LEE LIN CHIN

Former SBS Newsreader, Television & Radio Presenter, Journalist

Madison De Rozario

Australian Paralympian

DR TERRY FITZSIMMONS

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

Elizabeth Lee MLA

Liberal Member for Kurrajong

Liz Cosson AM, CSC

Secretary, Department of Veterans’ Affairs; First Female Major General

Mikaela Jade

Founder and CEO, InDigital

SQUADRON LEADER KRYSTAL PERKINS 

Directorate of Organisational Behaviour and Culture, Royal Australian Air Force

Sophie Lanyon is the Senior Manager of Product & Initiatives for Professional Practice at DeakinCo. She has been a key contributor to the successful design, development and implementation of Deakin University’s innovative Professional Practice credential model.She takes a leading role in market education for credentials and capabilities and has co-authored the ‘Demystifying Credentials: Growing Capabilities for the Future’ white paper and led the development of the ‘Soft skills for business success’ report and the newly released Premium skills with Deloitte Access Economics.She is passionate about the development of engaging, meaningful and human-centered products that respond to the challenges and disruption of education, professional development and the future of work. 

Adelle is deeply committed to leadership development and passionate about working with people of varying backgrounds and cultures. After 18 years as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and PwC, in 2008 she helped launch The Leadership Circle (TLC) in Asia Pacific and subsequently became an owner and Director of TLC globally. In 2018, she spearheaded a worldwide expansion of The Leadership Circle and since November 2019, as Vice President of The Leadership Circle Asia Pacific, has been focused on developing a stronger presence in the region and supporting leaders in meeting the increasing volatility uncertainty and complexity of our world.

09:50 - 10:00

Sponsor Addresses

Senior Manager, Product & Initiatives, DeakinCo.

Sophie Lanyon

Vice President, The Leadership Circle Asia Pacific

Adelle Richards

Program Director, WLA

 

DR JANET SMITH

Program Director, WLA

DR JANET SMITH

The Canberra Symposium is sold out.

If you are interested in registering for the online date only, please email events@wla.edu.au
 for more information.

If you are interested in registering for the online date only, please email events@wla.edu.au for more information.

If you are interested in registering for the online date only, please email events@wla.edu.au for more information.

If you are interested in registering for the online date only, please email events@wla.edu.au for more information.

Suzi Finkelstein

09:00 - 09:20

Opening Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Janet Horton

Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, WLA

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.

13:55 - 15:10

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.

Suzi Finkelstein

16:10 - 16:20

Closing Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Janet Horton

Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, WLA

Heejung Cecilia Lim CA

Director and Principal Consultant, HJCL Advisory