09:00 - 09:20   Welcome and Opening COmments

Agenda

Bendigo

09:20 - 09:40

Opening Address

Cr Margaret O’Rourke

Mayor, City of Greater Bendigo

Cr Margaret O’Rourke is the Mayor of the City of Greater Bendigo and Chair of Regional Cities Victoria. She is a former manager of Telstra Countrywide and is currently a Deputy Director at the Bendigo Kangan Institute and Director at Goulburn Murray Water and Bendigo Health Care Group. Cr O’Rourke’s extensive leadership and corporate experience throughout rural and regional Victoria and Australia means she understands the differing needs of regional cities. This is Cr O’Rourke’s first time as a Councillor. She is currently serving her second consecutive year as Mayor.

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?

Alexandra Tullio

Owner & Founder of Alex Tullio Consulting,
Speaker and Leader 

Alex Tullio is the results oriented change-agent that business owners and leaders turn to in order to develop a hugely successful business that is authentic to their values and vision. Over a career spanning more than twenty years, Alex has developed a deep level of experience in growing and transforming businesses into profitable enterprises. Before launching her own business, Alex held many senior leadership roles at organisations such as Citibank, IOOF and Bendigo Bank. In her most recent role on the group executive at Bendigo Bank, Alex was accountable for the performance of the retail and business banking division, which includes approximately 3,570 staff, a network of over 500 branches and a loan book of $31 billion. 

Dr Humsha Naidoo

Chief Medical Officer, Bendigo Health 

Dr Humsha Naidoo has held leadership roles in medicine across Australia, including at Austin Health, Northern Health and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She was previously seconded to the position of Acting Principal Medical Officer for Queensland. She has a Master of Health Services Management and completed the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. She holds a Master of Law (Juris Doctor), is currently a surveyor for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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 - 13:10

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.

13:10 - 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.

 

08:30 - 09:00   Registration

Cr Margaret O’Rourke is the Mayor of the City of Greater Bendigo and Chair of Regional Cities Victoria. She is a former manager of Telstra Countrywide and is currently a Deputy Director at the Bendigo Kangan Institute and Director at Goulburn Murray Water and Bendigo Health Care Group. Cr O’Rourke’s extensive leadership and corporate experience throughout rural and regional Victoria and Australia means she understands the differing needs of regional cities. This is Cr O’Rourke’s first time as a Councillor. She is currently serving her second consecutive year as Mayor.

09:20 - 09:40

Opening Address

Cr Margaret O’Rourke

Mayor, City of Greater Bendigo

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?

Alexandra Tullio

Owner & Founder of Alex Tullio Consulting, Speaker and Leader 

Alex Tullio is the results oriented change-agent that business owners and leaders turn to in order to develop a hugely successful business that is authentic to their values and vision. Over a career spanning more than twenty years, Alex has developed a deep level of experience in growing and transforming businesses into profitable enterprises. Before launching her own business, Alex held many senior leadership roles at organisations such as Citibank, IOOF and Bendigo Bank. In her most recent role on the group executive at Bendigo Bank, Alex was accountable for the performance of the retail and business banking division, which includes approximately 3,570 staff, a network of over 500 branches and a loan book of $31 billion. 

Dr Humsha Naidoo has held leadership roles in medicine across Australia, including at Austin Health, Northern Health and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She was previously seconded to the position of Acting Principal Medical Officer for Queensland. She has a Master of Health Services Management and completed the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. She holds a Master of Law (Juris Doctor), is currently a surveyor for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Humsha Naidoo

Chief Medical Officer, Bendigo Health

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 - 13:10

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

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.

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SUPER SAVER RATE Ends 7th Sept

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2 - 4 Delegates

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STANDARD RATE

 

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Bendigo

Leadership FORUM

THursday 4th October 2018

All SEASONs Hotel

THursday 4th October 2018

All SEASONs Hotel