09:00 - 09:20   Welcome and Opening COmments

Agenda

Rockhampton

09:20 - 09:30

Opening Address

Cr Cherie Rutherford

Deputy Mayor

TBA

10:00 - 10:50

Development Session

A MINDFUL AND RESILIENT LEADER

Personal and professional resilience is not only about strength through adversity but the ability to grow and adapt as a result of disruption. In this way we learn to move forward stronger than before. Participants are asked to consider resilience at both a personal and strategic level and through their leadership build resilience in their teams and manage challenging situations more effectively.

10:50 - 11:10   Morning Tea

11:10 - 12:30

Panel Discussion

Where to from here?

We are progressing in terms of female representation in workplace and community leadership roles, yet high-potential women advance more slowly than their male peers in so many sectors, in terms of both career progression and pay. Individuals and organisations know, from research and intuitively, that female representation in top management can boost their performance, that everyone has a vested interest in seeing more women become top leaders, yet the progress is slow – pay parity wise
we are talking 217 years slow according to the World Economic Forum. Is there a new conversation that needs to start? What else can be/is being done to accelerate these types of statistics to reach parity, equity and equality?

Quinn Cramer

Senior Fire Fighter and Station Officer, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services 

Quinn became Station Officer Gladstone Command in June 2018. She joined Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) in 2008. Upon graduating the academy she was appointed to Rockhampton, Central Region. Quinn was the first female employed permanently in Rockhampton. Quinn sits on the Women in Firefighting Australasia board. She was awarded ‘Outstanding Female Leader in an Operational Role’ at the 2017 International Women's Day PSBA awards. Outside work, Quinn is a competitive cyclist and has represented Queensland nationally and won multiple medals. 

Trish Bowman

Editor, Capricorn Coast Mirror 

TBA

Michelle Webster

General Manager, Commercial Services, Central Highlands Regional Council 

Michelle is General Manager, Commercial Services at Central Highlands Regional Council. Her portfolio includes management of $66M of Council assets, Emerald Airport, Emerald Saleyards, Shepton and Mungabunda Quarries, land development, and native title. She is the Executive Officer for Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Limited. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Michelle is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an Associate Member of CPA Australia. She is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Australian Livestock Markets Association.

Karla Way-McPhail

CEO, Coal Train and Undamine Industries 

Karla Way-McPhail is the Yeppoon-based co-founder and CEO of The Real Group Australia. The Real Group includes underground mining business Undamine Industries and Registered Training provider Coal Train Australia. Other businesses owned and managed include CQ Skips, The Keppel Barge and Hooked Fishing Charters. In 2012 she was the recipient of the prestigious Hudson Private and Corporate Award at the Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Awards. She is presently a board member on both the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund and the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.

12:30 - 13:20

Development Session

BUILDING CAREER CHANGING CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKING STRATEGICALLY

A major factor that contributes to individual resilience is having a strong and diverse network. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a strong network; a sense of belonging, increased self-worth and wellbeing, career progression and security. Particularly for women in male dominated workplaces, the data shows that having a network of other women has a significant impact on retention and career progression. This practical session explores the mindsets that hold us back from networking and methods for overcoming them. Participants will take away tips and strategies to build and maintain relationships - the bedrock of a strong network.

13:20 - 14:00   Lunch

14:00 - 14:50

Development Session

BE BRAVE, ADAPTIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL

Although Australia has made significant progress in the gender equity space, we all know there is a long way to go until we reach parity. The time for action is now. It is time for each and every one of us to take accountability in creating gender equity. Our aim is to empower individuals and organisations, across all industries and sectors, to make all kinds of small and large-scale change.

14:50 - 15:10   Afternoon tea

15:55 - 16:00   Review Session & Closing Comments

15:10 - 15:55

Keynote Address

Tracey Spicer AM

Reporter, Presenter and Author

Tracey Spicer is an author, journalist and television presenter who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News over the past 30 years. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she also has a wicked sense of humour. Currently, she works as a weekly columnist for Fairfax, presentation trainer for Outspoken Women and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and media trainer at Spicer Communications. She appears regularly as a commentator on ABC TV and Channel 9. Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, was published by Harper Collins in April 2017.

 

16:00 - 16:30   Networking Drinks

08:30 - 09:00   Registration

TBA

09:20 - 09:30

Opening Address

Cr Cherie Rutherford

Deputy Mayor Rockhampton Regional Council

10:00 - 10:50

Development Session

A MINDFUL AND RESILIENT LEADER

Personal and professional resilience is not only about strength through adversity but the ability to grow and adapt as a result of disruption. In this way we learn to move forward stronger than before. Participants are asked to consider resilience at both a personal and strategic level and through their leadership build resilience in their teams and manage challenging situations more effectively.

We are progressing in terms of female representation in workplace and community leadership roles, yet high-potential women advance more slowly than their male peers in so many sectors, in terms of both career progression and pay. Individuals and organisations know, from research and intuitively, that female representation in top management can boost their performance, that everyone has a vested interest in seeing more women become top leaders, yet the progress is slow – pay parity wise we are talking 217 years slow according to the World Economic Forum. Is there a new conversation that needs to start? What else can be/is being done to accelerate these types of statistics to reach parity, equity and equality?

11:10 - 12:30

Panel Discussion

Where to from here?

Quinn Cramer

Senior Fire Fighter and Station Officer, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services 

Quinn became Station Officer Gladstone Command in June 2018. She joined Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) in 2008. Upon graduating the academy she was appointed to Rockhampton, Central Region. Quinn was the first female employed permanently in Rockhampton. Quinn sits on the Women in Firefighting Australasia board. She was awarded ‘Outstanding Female Leader in an Operational Role’ at the 2017 International Women's Day PSBA awards. Outside work, Quinn is a competitive cyclist and has represented Queensland nationally and won multiple medals.

TBA.

Trish Bowman

Editor, Capricorn Coast Mirror

Michelle Webster

General Manager, Commercial Services, Central Highlands Regional Council

Michelle is General Manager, Commercial Services at Central Highlands Regional Council. Her portfolio includes management of $66M of Council assets, Emerald Airport, Emerald Saleyards, Shepton and Mungabunda Quarries, land development, and native title. She is the Executive Officer for Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Limited. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Michelle is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an Associate Member of CPA Australia. She is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Australian Livestock Markets Association.

Karla Way McPhail

CEO, Coal Train and Undamine Industries 

Karla Way-McPhail is the Yeppoon-based co-founder and CEO of The Real Group Australia. The Real Group includes underground mining business Undamine Industries and Registered Training provider Coal Train Australia. Other businesses owned and managed include CQ Skips, The Keppel Barge and Hooked Fishing Charters. In 2012 she was the recipient of the prestigious Hudson Private and Corporate Award at the Telstra Queensland Business Women’s Awards. She is presently a board member on both the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund and the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.

Kim Harrington

Associate Vice-Chancellor (Rockhampton Region) and Director, Business Development and Industry Engagement, CQUniversity 

As CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Rockhampton Region), Kim provides leadership across CQUniversity’s Rockhampton North and Rockhampton City campuses and the Yeppoon Study Centre. She is focused on enhancing campus life and infrastructure, promoting academic growth, and fostering regional engagement. Kim is also Director, Business Development and Industry Engagement at CQUniversity with a focus on B2B corporate education and training. Previously, Kim worked at TAFE Queensland for 21 years in roles including Director of Studies and Director of International.  Kim is a recipient of the Queensland Government Women’s Leadership award.

12:30 - 13:20

Development Session

BUILDING CAREER CHANGING CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKING STRATEGICALLY

A major factor that contributes to individual resilience is having a strong and diverse network. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a strong network; a sense of belonging, increased self-worth and wellbeing, career progression and security. Particularly for women in male dominated workplaces, the data shows that having a network of other women has a significant impact on retention and career progression. This practical session explores the mindsets that hold us back from networking and methods for overcoming them. Participants will take away tips and strategies to build and maintain relationships - the bedrock of a strong network.

Although Australia has made significant progress in the gender equity space, we all know there is a long way to go until we reach parity. The time for action is now. It is time for each and every one of us to take accountability in creating gender equity. Our aim is to empower individuals and organisations, across all industries and sectors, to make all kinds of small and large-scale change.

14:00 - 14:50

Development Session

BE BRAVE, ADAPTIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL

Tracey Spicer is an author, journalist and television presenter who has anchored programs for ABC TV, Network Ten, Channel 9 and Sky News over the past 30 years. Renowned for the courage of her convictions, passion for social justice, and commitment to equality, she also has a wicked sense of humour. Currently, she works as a weekly columnist for Fairfax, presentation trainer for Outspoken Women and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and media trainer at Spicer Communications. She appears regularly as a commentator on ABC TV and Channel 9. Her first book, The Good Girl Stripped Bare, was published by Harper Collins in April 2017.

15:10 - 15:55

Keynote Address

Tracey Spicer AM

Reporter, Presenter and Author

09:00 - 09:20   Opening COmments

15:55 - 16:00   Review & Closing Comments

09:30 - 10:00

Opening Address

Tammie Matson

Zoologist, author, film producer, and entrepreneur

Dr Tammie Matson is a world expert on elephants and has inspired thousands of people, from children to adults, to achieve their dreams through her award-winning books, speeches and African adventures.  Inspired by a visit to Zimbabwe at the age of fifteen, Tammie achieved what many said could not be done as a young woman from North Queensland, by first becoming a wildlife researcher in Africa, then achieving a PhD in zoology and becoming a published author – all before she turned 25. Today, she balances her passionate commitment to conservation with being a mother to two sons under age 6.

Kim Harrington

Associate Vice-Chancellor (Rockhampton Region) and Director, Business Development and Industry Engagement, CQUniversity 

As CQUniversity Associate Vice-Chancellor (Rockhampton Region), Kim provides leadership across CQUniversity’s Rockhampton North and Rockhampton City campuses and the Yeppoon Study Centre. She is focused on enhancing campus life and infrastructure, promoting academic growth, and fostering regional engagement. Kim is also Director, Business Development and Industry Engagement at CQUniversity with a focus on B2B corporate education and training. Previously, Kim worked at TAFE Queensland for 21 years in roles including Director of Studies and Director of International.  Kim is a recipient of the Queensland Government Women’s Leadership award.

Dr Tammie Matson is a world expert on elephants and has inspired thousands of people, from children to adults, to achieve their dreams through her award-winning books, speeches and African adventures.  Inspired by a visit to Zimbabwe at the age of fifteen, Tammie achieved what many said could not be done as a young woman from North Queensland, by first becoming a wildlife researcher in Africa, then achieving a PhD in zoology and becoming a published author – all before she turned 25. Today, she balances her passionate commitment to conservation with being a mother to two sons under age 6.

09:30 - 10:00

Opening Address

Tammie Matson

Mayor, City of Greater Bendigo

Event Overview

The Australian Women’s Leadership Forum is for women who are looking for increased awareness of their leadership style and competencies, as well as practical strategies to help them overcome challenges within their work and personal life. The program also provides a relaxed and supportive environment to connect and collaborate with other female leaders.

The content and flow of the program is carefully designed to immerse participants in the subject matter and create valuable insights informed by collective experience. During the program, a number of key themes are explored via a combination of expert presentations, collaborative discussion, experiential activities and personal reflection.

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Rockhampton

Leadership FORUM

Thursday 25th October 2018

Rockhampton Leagues Club

THURsday 25th October 2018

Rockhampton Leagues Club