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09:00 - 09:20   Welcome and Opening COmments

Agenda

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09:20 - 09:40

Opening Address

Cr samantha mcintosh

Mayor, City of Ballarat

Cr Samantha McIntosh was elected to the mayoral position at the City of Ballarat in November 2016, in a unanimous vote by her Councillor colleagues. First elected to Ballarat City Council in December 2008, representing the North Ward, she was re-elected in the Central Ward in 2012 and 2016 and served as Deputy Mayor in 2012. 

As a visionary, a mother of four adult children and leader of numerous community volunteer projects; she invests significant time in ensuring she remains at the forefront on matters and issues facing rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria. Cr McIntosh has trained as a registered nurse, has owned and managed tourism hospitality and health support venues, and worked as a Ballarat real estate agent.

 

09:40 - 10:40

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.

10:40 - 11:00   Morning Tea

11:00 - 12:20

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?

associate professor rosemary aldrich
Chief Medical Officer, Ballarat Health Services

A journalist in electronic and print media before qualifying as a doctor and subsequently as a public health physician with specialty qualifications in medical leadership and management. Rosemary has extensive experience in public health and health services planning, delivery, management, policy, research, teaching, governance, workforce development, and clinician and consumer engagement.

Underpinning all roles Rosemary has sought to support people working in health systems to do their best to provide high quality services to those who seek care. Rosemary’s research has examined how language is used to characterise groups as deserving or undeserving, and how a health system can best serve the most vulnerable in our community.

Rosemary moved to Victoria in 2017 to take up her position at Ballarat Health Services, and is looking forward to experiencing four seasons (possibly all in one day).

Kim Halbert-pere

Founder, Handy Girl Australia

Kim is the CEO of Handy Girl Australia, a company she established in 2014.  She has worked in the fields of education, building, and community development since graduating in the early 1990’s. Working and living in NZ, USA, Uganda, Cape Town, Amsterdam, and London only gave her the opportunity to experience a range of opportunities to build a range of skills.
Kim is truly passionate about helping others to find their own way, she inspires women to have the confidence to have their own tools and tackle their own DIY projects; but more importantly the courage to give things a go. Her business also works with NDIS clients to help them live a more independent life and when possible build their capacity to look after themselves.

Professor Helen Barlett

Vice-Chancellor & President

Professor Helen Bartlett is the current Vice-Chancellor and President of Federation University Australia. She has worked in higher education for more than 30 years, holding senior leadership roles at all organisational levels in universities in the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia. Professor Bartlett has many years’ experience of teaching health care professionals and undertaking health services and aged care research. She has an international research record in gerontology and also has extensive experience of undertaking research in partnership with government, industry and communities and has been awarded numerous ARC and NHMRC project and program grants, and state and federal government consultancies. She has published widely - including several books - and supervised over 35 higher research degree students.

 

12:20 - 12:40

Development Session

PART A:
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.

12:40 - 13:30 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.

 

08:30 - 09:00   Registration

Cr Samantha McIntosh was elected to the mayoral position at the City of Ballarat in November 2016, in a unanimous vote by her Councillor colleagues. First elected to Ballarat City Council in December 2008, representing the North Ward, she was re-elected in the Central Ward in 2012 and 2016 and served as Deputy Mayor in 2012. 

As a visionary, a mother of four adult children and leader of numerous community volunteer projects; she invests significant time in ensuring she remains at the forefront on matters and issues facing rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria. Cr McIntosh has trained as a registered nurse, has owned and managed tourism hospitality and health support venues, and worked as a Ballarat real estate agent.

09:20 - 09:40

Opening Address

CR SAMANTHA MCINTOSH

Mayor, City of Ballarat

09:40 - 10:40

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?

11:00 - 12:20

Panel Discussion

Where to from here?

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR ROSEMARY ALDRICH

Chief Medical Officer, Ballarat Health Services

A journalist in electronic and print media before qualifying as a doctor and subsequently as a public health physician with specialty qualifications in medical leadership and management. Rosemary has extensive experience in public health and health services planning, delivery, management, policy, research, teaching, governance, workforce development, and clinician and consumer engagement.
Underpinning all roles Rosemary has sought to support people working in health systems to do their best to provide high quality services to those who seek care. Rosemary’s research has examined how language is used to characterise groups as deserving or undeserving, and how a health system can best serve the most vulnerable in our community.
Rosemary moved to Victoria in 2017 to take up her position at Ballarat Health Services, and is looking forward to experiencing four seasons (possibly all in one day).

Kim is the CEO of Handy Girl Australia, a company she established in 2014.  She has worked in the fields of education, building, and community development since graduating in the early 1990’s. Working and living in NZ, USA, Uganda, Cape Town, Amsterdam, and London only gave her the opportunity to experience a range of opportunities to build a range of skills.
Kim is truly passionate about helping others to find their own way, she inspires women to have the confidence to have their own tools and tackle their own DIY projects; but more importantly the courage to give things a go. Her business also works with NDIS clients to help them live a more independent life and when possible build their capacity to look after themselves.​

KIM HALBERT-PERE

Founder, Handy Girl Australia

Belinda Duarte

CEO, Culture is Life 

Belinda Duarte was born and raised in Ballarat and is a descendant of the Wotjobaluk people with Celtic and Polish origins. Belinda was the Inaugural Director of the Korin Gamadji Institute at Richmond Football Club, where she led the establishment of the Institute’s programs to create pathways that enable young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to excel. In 2012 she was awarded Football Woman of the Year. Belinda holds senior roles at Reconciliation Victoria, the Koori Youth Council, the Premier’s Jobs & Investment Panel, and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.

12:20 - 12:40

Development Session

PART a:
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

16:00 - 16:30   Networking Drinks

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.

Standard Rate
$395pp


 

Early Bird Rate*   $295pp

3+Delegates         $275pp

5+Delegates         $255pp

* Early Bird Rate Ends Friday 1st March

Standard Rate      $395pp

13:30 - 14:00

Development Session

PART b:
BUILDING CAREER CHANGING CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKING STRATEGICALLY

FRIDAY 15TH MARCH, 2019

MERCURE BALLARAT HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTRE

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Leadership FORUM

friday 15th march 2019

mercure ballarat hotel and convention centre

* Early Bird Rate Ends Friday 1st March