Darwin Symposium - Online

Wednesday 19th August, 2020

Platinum education Partner

Gold
sponsor

Advocacy Partner

08:30 - 09:00     Online Registration

12:00 - 12:45     Lunch

12:45 - 14:15​

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.

14:15 - 14:30     Break

15:45 - 16:00     Break

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and Opening Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

Program Director, WLA

 

DR JANET SMITH

10:40 - 11:00     Break

Carol has over 20 years’ experience in the NT Market, specialising in Property Management, Sales, and Relocation Services. Carol has been a board member of the Real Estate Institute of the Northern Territory for over 10 years and is currently Vice President. Carol has a Diploma in Property, and is a Cert 4 trainer and Assessor. Carol has been training at the Real Estate Institute NT since 1999. Carol is currently President of the Women’s Network NT.

Diane is a public servant with eight years experience working at senior levels in Local Government across the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.   She commenced her career at IBM Australia in the systems engineering field, and has a BSc in Pure Mathematics as well as a Masters of Business Administration. In her 20 plus years at the senior management and CEO level; Diane has worked across both public and private organisations.  Her passion lies in strategy formulation and communication, translating into excellence in service delivery, governance and analysis, and staff development. She prides herself on working flexibly in complex multi-disciplinary environments where communities, programs, services and people benefit. Diane is currently the CEO of Central Desert Regional Council, an area which is bigger than Victoria with a small population.

Camille is a leader in the IT Industry in Darwin. She has worked internationally and nationally in the IT Industry for some of the largest companies in the world, but has always called Darwin home. Camille is the Regional Manager – Northern Australia for SRA Information Technology, primarily a Software Development company, but also a commercially licenced drone organisation. She is an advocate for the IT Industry as Deputy Chair of the ICT Industry Association of the NT and for the Buy Local and has experience across many industry sectors, including manufacturing and research & development. Camille has served on the Board of Group Training NT and was the Acting Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council – NT/Kimberley.

Jaya Srinivas, originally from India, migrated with her family to Australia in the early ‘90s and is now spreading her passion for education as the Executive Assistant Principal at The Essington School, Darwin. Jaya has served on many committees in NT including the Indian Cultural Society, Tamil Society, Multicultural Council, Multilingual Council, Multilingual Broadcasting Council, Australia Day Council and Police Ethnic Advisory Group. In 2013, Jayanthi was appointed People of Australia Ambassador by Federal Minister Kate Lundy and since then has travelled with numerous NT delegations to a number of countries including India. Displaying outstanding commitment to social cohesion and multiculturalism, Jayanthi Srinivas has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours with Order of Australia Medal for service to the Indian community of the Northern Territory.

Panel Members

People of Australia Ambassador; Executive Assistant Principal, Essington School Darwin

Jaya Srinivas OAM

Regional Manager – Northern Australia, SRA Information Technology

CAMILLE FONG LIM

DIANE HOOD

CEO, Central Desert Regional Council

11:45 - 12:00

Interactive Session

Northern Territory Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

14:30 - 15:00

CEO, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)

PRISCILLA ATKINS

09:30 - 09:40

Sponsor Addresses

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.

11:05 - 11:45

Driving Gender Equality in Australia

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

​Katherine is the CEO of the Northern Territory Seafood Council, the peak representative body for the NT seafood industry. She is also a founding member of the National Seafood Industry Alliance Inc., a group formed to give the seafood industry a united voice on the Federal stage. Katherine is a graduate of the 2007 National Seafood Industry Leadership Program, a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a graduate from Course 19 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, and NT Business Events Ambassador.

10:10 - 10:40

Keynote Address

CEO, Northern Territory Seafood Council

Katherine Winchester

11:00 - 11:05

Sponsor Address

Catherine is an Arrernte/Luritja woman from Central Australia. A journalist by trade, she subscribes to the philosophy that to change the story you first have to change the message. She has worked across all levels of news and current affairs production and presented news programs for Imparja, NITV and the ABC. Over the past ten years she has worked primarily in managerial roles where she has led multidisciplinary teams, driven workplace transformations and delivered record breaking programs for NITV and the SBS. When working as the Interim General Manager of Indigenous Community Television she also had the opportunity to dabble in drama. A desert girl at heart, Catherine loves a bush track, a tall story and a campfire.

CEO, First Nations Media Australia

Catherine Liddle

09:40 - 10:10

Keynote Address

Thea O’Connor is a wellbeing and productivity advisor, presenter, writer and coach.  She draws on over 25 years’ experience in health promotion including in the fields of nutrition (as a dietitian), body image, sleep science and workplace health. Thea champions the concept of BQ as she believes that body intelligence is key to help workers not just survive but thrive in the fourth industrial revolution.  Thea is also a Naptivist, promoting the powernap as the new coffee break for the sake of our professional and personal sustainability.  She works with organisations, teams and individuals helping them to develop healthy, sustainable and effective work practices.

15:00 - 15:45

BQ - the forgotten intelligence for leaders?

Wellbeing & Productivity Advisor, Writer, Speaker, Coach & Founder at NapNow

Thea O’Connor

A late starter with an award-winning comedy career of almost 25 years, Fiona performs to packed houses in venues and festivals across the globe. Winner of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s (MICF) Best Newcomer Award in 2001, Fiona’s career has gone from strength to strength ever since. As well as a critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Fiona is an accomplished writer, TV presenter, corporate host, speaker and media personality. Cast in the 2018 Network Ten Program ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ Fiona won the title of Queen of the Jungle. She has also appeared on Hughesy We Have A Problem (Network Ten), Sunrise (Network 7), Good News Week (Network Ten), Spicks and Specks (ABC), and Celebrity Apprentice (Nine).

16:00 - 16:45

Keynote Address

Comedian, Author and Television Presenter

Fiona O’Loughlin

Fiona O’Loughlin

Comedian, Author and Television Presenter

Jaya Srinivas OAM

People of Australia Ambassador; Assistant Principal, Essington School NT

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

Thea O’Connor

Wellbeing & Productivity Advisor, Writer, Speaker, Coach & Founder at NapNow

Diane Hood

CEO, Central Desert Regional Council

Camille Fong Lim

Regional Manager – Northern Australia, SRA Information Technology

Carol Need

President, NT Women’s Network and Real Estate Institute NT; Director, Need Real Estate

Gary Williams

General Manager – RAC & Process Safety, Origin

Catherine Liddle

CEO, First Nations Media Australia

A select number of discounted tickets are available. For details, please email events@wla.edu.au.

A select number of discounted tickets are available. For details, please email events@wla.edu.au.

A select number of discounted tickets are available. For details, please email events@wla.edu.au.

CAROL NEED

President, NT Women’s Network and Real Estate Institute NT; Director, Need Real Estate

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

Program Director, WLA

DR JANET SMITH

Katherine Winchester

CEO, Northern Territory Seafood Council

Gary Williams

General Manager – RAC & Process Safety, Origin

16:45 - 17:00

Closing Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

Program Director, WLA

DR JANET SMITH

Gary is a Mechanical Engineer with 35 years of industry experience and over 20 years’ in the Oil & Gas industry working for ConocoPhillips, New Zealand Refining Company, Shell, and now Origin. Gary has built a broad portfolio of HSE, project management, maintenance, reliability and integrity, engineering, and commercial experience primarily through a series of challenging assignments in the oil and gas industry.  Gary was acting COO for Lattice Energy before taking up his current role as GM RAC & Process Safety in IG.​