The Police, Defence and Emergency Services Women’s Leadership Summit

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Friday 16th July 2021

Interactive Online Event Experience 

$195 (+GST)

$695 (+GST)

Friday 16th July 2021

Interactive Online Event Experience

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08:30 - 09:00            Online Registration

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and Opening Comments

Dr Janet Smith

Director of Programs and Senior Facilitator, Women & Leadership Australia

Janet Horton

Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, Women &Leadership Australia

Commander Kelly Haywood joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1997 as a Combat Systems Operator. After achieving the rank of Leading Seaman, Kelly changed over to a commissioned Maritime Logistics Officer in 2005. Outside of Navy, Kelly is extremely passionate about raising awareness about suicide, depression and mental health and is a Lifeline Ambassador. Through her initiative ‘Choose to Live, Love your Life’ Kelly actively fundraises and speaks in the community about her own personal experiences with suicide. Kelly won the Western Australian and National Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award in 2013 and in 2015 was named as one of Business News 40under40 entrepreneurs, taking out the Intrepreneur category. Kelly was selected as the Navy Women’s Strategic Advisor in May 2019.

09:30 - 10:00

Keynote Address

COMMANDER KELLY HAYWOOD

Maritime Logistics Officer, Navy Women’s Strategic Advisor, Royal Australian Navy

10:45 - 12:15

Panel Discussion

Embracing the ‘other’ in others and ourselves

Othering is a phenomenon in which individuals or groups are defined and labelled as not fitting in within the norms of a particular social group. It is an effect that influences how people perceive and treat those who are viewed as being part of the in-group versus those who are seen as being part of the out-group. Race/ethnicity; age; gender; sexual orientation; class; religion; politics; disability status and profession can all be used to marginalize others but often it is these exact expressions of diversity that are the basis for real growth and new thinking. In this session, panellists will explore their own experiences of ‘othering’, what ‘othering’ means for leaders and how we all can embrace our differences to become more inclusive and effective leaders.

10:30 - 10:45            break

The Police, Defence and Emergency Services Women’s Leadership Summit

Friday 16th July 2021  |  Interactive Online Event Experience

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote Address

Assistant Commissioner Tess Walsh APM

Assistant Commissioner, Professional Standards Command, Victoria Police

Tess Walsh is the Assistant Commissioner, Professional Standards Command in Victoria Police with the role to enhance and promote a culture of high ethical standards across the organisation. Prior to this appointment, Tess was the first female Assistant Commissioner of Crime Command, and has a strong background in the management of investigations and general duties policing. Tess also has a passion for community engagement and effective crime prevention strategies. She was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll in 2014, awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2016 and, in 2018, was included in the Deloitte and Google Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders list. Outside of work, Tess enjoys spending time with her partner and dogs and keeping up with her large extended family.

Shane Fitzsimmons was appointed as the inaugural Commissioner for Resilience NSW and Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management with the Department of Premier and Cabinet from 1 May 2020. During the period of September 2007 - April 2020 he was the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service and was also the Chair of the NSW RFS Bushfire Coordinating Committee and the Rural Fire Service Advisory Council. Commissioner Fitzsimmons has been awarded the Rural Fire Service Long-Service Medal for more than 30 years, the National Medal in recognition of more than 35 years, and the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM). He has most recently been announced as the 2021 NSW Australian of the Year, and the Australian Father of the Year 2020 through The Shepherd Centre.

Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM

Inaugural Commissioner, Resilience NSW; Deputy Secretary Emergency Management, Department of Premier and Cabinet; NSW State Recipient Australian of the Year 2021

Debbie Platz is the Assistant Commissioner People and Culture Command at the Australian Federal Police. The People and Culture Command includes; People Strategies, Organisational Health, Chief Medical Officer, Organisational Culture and Taskforce HORIZON. Prior to joining the Australian Federal Police, Debbie enjoyed a 30-year career with the Queensland Police Service. Between 2000 and 2014, Debbie was heavily involved in the performance review of QPS, an internal review of Information Communications and Technology and the 2011 Flood Crisis Review Group. Debbie has a Masters of Studies (Applied Criminology) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; Masters of Business Administration from the University of the Sunshine Coast; Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary/VET) from the University of the Sunshine Coast; and is Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland. She is also President of the Australasian Council of Women and Policing.

Assistant Commissioner Debbie Platz

Assistant Commissioner, People and Culture, Australian Federal Police 

Anna joined the Queensland Police Service in 1997 and has worked all over Queensland in both operational and corporate roles. Anna is currently Acting Inspector in the Queensland Police Services’ newly formed First Nations and Multicultural Affairs Unit and is leading work to drive organisational cultural capability and cultural safety. Anna is a Phd candidate who considers herself a lifelong learner, having a completed a Master of Philosophy (QUT) a Bachelor of Justice (QUT) and a Diploma of Public Safety. For her wellbeing, Anna also completes a daily gratitude journal and is aiming to do this for ten years straight.  Anna was inspired by Oprah Winfrey to start the journals. She has had the privilege of meeting Oprah three times. 

Acting Inspector Anna Dwyer

Acting Inspector, First Nations and Multicultural Affairs Unit, Queensland Police

12:15 - 12:45            Lunch

Commander Kelly Haywood joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1997 as a Combat Systems Operator. After achieving the rank of Leading Seaman, Kelly changed over to a commissioned Maritime Logistics Officer in 2005. Outside of Navy, Kelly is extremely passionate about raising awareness about suicide, depression and mental health and is a Lifeline Ambassador. Through her initiative ‘Choose to Live, Love your Life’ Kelly actively fundraises and speaks in the community about her own personal experiences with suicide. Kelly won the Western Australian and National Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award in 2013 and in 2015 was named as one of Business News 40under40 entrepreneurs, taking out the Intrepreneur category. Kelly was selected as the Navy Women’s Strategic Advisor in May 2019.

12:45 - 13:15

Keynote Address

COMMANDER KELLY HAYWOOD

Maritime Logistics Officer, Navy Women’s Strategic Advisor, Royal Australian Navy

13:15 - 14:00

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.

14:00 - 14:15            Break

$195 (+GST)

$695 (+GST)

15:15 - 15:30

Closing Comments

Dr Janet Smith

Director of Programs and Senior Facilitator, Women & Leadership Australia

Janet Horton

Senior Facilitator and Executive Coach, Women &Leadership Australia

Shane Fitzsimmons was appointed as the inaugural Commissioner for Resilience NSW and Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management with the Department of Premier and Cabinet from 1 May 2020. During the period of September 2007 - April 2020 he was the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service and was also the Chair of the NSW RFS Bushfire Coordinating Committee and the Rural Fire Service Advisory Council. Commissioner Fitzsimmons has been awarded the Rural Fire Service Long-Service Medal for more than 30 years, the National Medal in recognition of more than 35 years, and the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM). He has most recently been announced as the 2021 NSW Australian of the Year, and the Australian Father of the Year 2020 through The Shepherd Centre.

Commander Heidi Rossendell

Gender Advisor, Joint Operations Command, Australian Defence Force

Commander Kelly Haywood joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1997 as a Combat Systems Operator. After achieving the rank of Leading Seaman, Kelly changed over to a commissioned Maritime Logistics Officer in 2005. Outside of Navy, Kelly is extremely passionate about raising awareness about suicide, depression and mental health and is a Lifeline Ambassador. Through her initiative ‘Choose to Live, Love your Life’ Kelly actively fundraises and speaks in the community about her own personal experiences with suicide. Kelly won the Western Australian and National Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award in 2013 and in 2015 was named as one of Business News 40under40 entrepreneurs, taking out the Intrepreneur category. Kelly was selected as the Navy Women’s Strategic Advisor in May 2019.

14:15 - 14:45

Keynote Address

Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Company Director, Author & Award-Winning Leadership Expert

Commander Kelly Haywood joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1997 as a Combat Systems Operator. After achieving the rank of Leading Seaman, Kelly changed over to a commissioned Maritime Logistics Officer in 2005. Outside of Navy, Kelly is extremely passionate about raising awareness about suicide, depression and mental health and is a Lifeline Ambassador. Through her initiative ‘Choose to Live, Love your Life’ Kelly actively fundraises and speaks in the community about her own personal experiences with suicide. Kelly won the Western Australian and National Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award in 2013 and in 2015 was named as one of Business News 40under40 entrepreneurs, taking out the Intrepreneur category. Kelly was selected as the Navy Women’s Strategic Advisor in May 2019.

14:45 - 15:15

Keynote Address

Dr Kirstin Ferguson

Company Director, Author & Award-Winning Leadership Expert