Perth Symposium 2020

Day 1: Thursday 4th June, 2020
Fully Online (All Keynote Presentations)

Day 2: Wednesday 14th October, 2020
Pan Pacific Perth (Face-to-face Symposium Experience)

Agenda 

Thursday 4th June, 2020

11:10 - 12:50​

Panel Discussion

'The Authenticity Paradox’

Why feeling like a fake can be a sign of growth by Herminia Ibarra

We can be trapped by our competence, which can hamper opportunities for growth. Has your past best practice held you back? Panellists will discuss how they adapted and thrived in challenging environments by making gradual and meaningful change.
 

Panel Members

Platinum education Partner

Advocacy Partner

Due to COVID-19, the Perth Symposium has been increased to a 2-day experience (one fully online and one face-to-face later in the year). Delegates who are unable to attend the online event date, or who register for the Symposium after June 4th, will be emailed a recording of the virtual event as part of their booking. 

10:50 - 11:10

Morning Tea

15:00 - 15:20

Afternoon Tea

16:20 - 17:00

Networking Drinks

12:50 - 13:50

Lunch

Lisa Rodgers is a powerful voice and respected advocate in education. She is an experienced executive, having provided exemplary service for the profession, governments and the public in various jurisdictions including the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Lisa was CEO of AITSL and Deputy Secretary, Early Learning and Student Achievement and Deputy Secretary, Evidence, Data and Knowledge in the Ministry of Education in New Zealand. With over 16 years’ experience in Education, Lisa has led significant reforms in assessment innovation, curriculum and the use of evidence for impact at the classroom and national level. Lisa has an Honours Degree in Psychology and has held several other substantial posts in Justice, Health and Defence.

Alison Gaines was appointed the Chief Executive Officer in July 2018. Alison was Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Western Australia Inc. for nine years and was also previously a Director in the Public Sector Management Office, responsible for whole of government strategic human resource policy, the Senior Executive Service, executive remuneration, CEO employment and government boards and committees. In 2019 Alison was elected to the AESC Council of Asia Pacific and the Middle East and appointed as Chair of Regional Nominations & Governance and Member, Global Nomination & Governance Committee. Alison is President of the Australian Institute of Management WA, a Governor of The College of Law Ltd Australasia, a member of the 30% Club and a director of the INSEAD Director Network Board.  

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.

Amna Karra-Hassan founded the first ever AFL Women’s team in Western Sydney and is widely recognised for the diversity she brought to the game and for taking the code to Western Sydney. The Club played a critical role in establishing the game in the region, both for women and for its engagement with diverse communities, contributing to the recent inauguration of the GWS Giants in the AFLW. Amna holds a Bachelor in Organisational Learning from the University of Technology Sydney and recently completed the Advanced Leadership Program with the Applied School of Management. After 9 years, Amna resigned from the Australian Federal Police having led Community Engagement strategies, and contributed to Reform, Culture and Standards portfolio – responsible for driving cultural change within the AFP.

Layne Beachley AO is widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history. She is the only surfer, male or female, to claim six consecutive world titles (1998-2003). Layne then went on to win a 7th world title in 2006 before retiring from the ASP World Tour two years later. In September 2018, more than a decade after winning her record breaking seventh world surfing crown, Layne returned to the water to win the inaugural World Surf League, Masters World Championship. Layne was appointed Chair of Surfing Australia in 2015 and is the first former female World Champion, in any sport, to take on this role at a National Sporting Organisation. This has positioned Layne at the forefront of the movement that will see surfing make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Dealer Principal, Avon Valley Toyota

A strong advocate for female empowerment, 2019 WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year Leonie Knipe is making a difference. In the male-dominated automotive industry, Leonie’s mission is to establish her three motor vehicle dealerships as the leading car dealerships for female car-buyers. As the first female Dealer Principal for Nissan in Western Australia and the only Isuzu Ute Dealer Principal in Australia, Leonie takes an inclusive approach in the way she directs her business and is passionate about supporting women, the regions and building her community while breaking down barriers.

Leonie Knipe

Kellie joined the WA Police Force in 1986 and has spent much of her career focused on domestic violence and child protection issues. She was the driving force behind the establishment of the WA Police Cyber Predator Team and the Australian National Child (sex) Offender Register (ANCOR). In 2012, Kellie was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, as the Chief Information Officer for the department. In 2014, Kellie was responsible as the Assistant Commissioner for the Metropolitan Region. Kellie is currently seconded from WA Police Force to the Department of Education as the Executive Director, Statewide Services. In addition to her policing role, in 2017 Kellie became a Board member for P&N Bank. She also is engaged with Australian Rules Football through her roles as the Leadership Coach for the Fremantle Football Club AFLW and the Subiaco Football Club men’s league. 

Assistant Commissioner, Western Australia Police Force

Kellie Properjohn APM

Florence Drummond is the co-founder of Indigenous Women in Mining Australia. This national initiative was founded to greater support and showcase Indigenous women in the sector. With the Mining & Resources industry traditionally being male dominated, there is increasing importance to foster professional development for female participants. Florence was born and raised on Thursday Island. Her parents prioritised education, and sent her to secondary boarding school, where she would soon grow her knowledge of other cultures and people worldwide. This helped greatly to understand the importance of education and to strive to promote the value of education amongst communities today. Empowering indigenous women in the mining & resource sector is a strong channel to promote and sustain real change.

Founder, Indigenous Women in Mining Australia

Florence Drummond

This session will gather insights relating to adaptive capacity, lessons learnt and provide accessible strategies.

'The Lens of Adaptive Leadership’

DEVELOPMENT SESSION​

09:40 - 10:50

It is a new reality our lives will be much longer than has historically been the case. This longer life can be a gift rather than a curse. We can learn to be younger for longer.  New stages will emerge for us and we will discover the power of re-creation rather than only recreation. This session will draw on the work of London Business School’s Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott to create insight and develop foresight for this new reality ahead.

'Leading with 2020 Vision’

DEVELOPMENT SESSION​

13:50 - 15:00

10:00 - 10:45

Being in control of your career

Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Daniels

Alison Gaines

Lisa Rodgers

Director-General, Department of Education WA

11:00 - 11:45

Leadership in a pandemic

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

12:00 - 12:45

Driving gender equality in Australia

14:00 - 14:45

Keynote Address

Amna Karra-Hassan

Organisational Development Coordinator, Lebanese Muslim Association; Board Member, Go Active Women

14:45 - 15:00     Break

12:45 - 13:30     Lunch

11:45 - 12:00     Break

10:45 - 11:00     Break

09:00 - 09:20     Online Registration

09:20 - 09:50

Welcome and Opening Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

Agenda 

Wednesday 14th October, 2020

09:05 - 09:30

Welcome and Opening Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

15:45 - 16:00

Closing Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

16:00 - 16:20

Closing Comments

Chief Executive Officer, Australian School of Applied Management

Suzi Finkelstein

15:00 - 15:45

Find your happy place

Layne Beachley AO

Eight Time World Champion Surfer & Champion Motivator

Catherine has worked in management, consulting and leadership roles in the agricultural, research and regional development sectors in Australia and internationally for 15 years. Catherine has always worked in rural and regional Australia and is inspired by the potential of our regions. She uses her Rural Science degree to understand the technical aspects of agriculture, while her experience in business and leadership helps her connect with people and maximise opportunities for others. Catherine is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was the 2012 WA RIRDC Rural Women of the Year. She is passionate about finding a cure for cancer and has raised over $100,000 to put towards research, education programs and patient support

Catherine Marriott 

Commissioner, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

15:20 - 16:00

Keynote Address

TBA

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons

Managing Director, Australian Gender Equality Council

Layne Beachley AO

Eight Time World Champion Surfer & Champion Motivator

Amna Karra-Hassan

Organisational Development Coordinator, Lebanese Muslim Association; Board Member, Go Active Women

Lisa Rodgers

Director-General, Department of Education WA

Alison Gaines

Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Daniels

CATHERINE MARRIOTT

Commissioner, Australian Centre for international Agricultural Research

Florence Drummond

Founder, Indigenous Women in Mining Australia

Kellie Properjohn APM

Assistant Commissioner, Western Australia Police Force

Leonie Knipe

Dealer Principal, Avon Valley Toyota

09:00 - 09:05

Welcome to Country

Western Australia Award for Excellence in Women's Leadership

13:30 - 14:00

Non-Executive Director, Advocate for Gender Equality; Past President of Chief Executive Women

Diane Smith-Gander AO

09:30 - 09:40

Sponsor Addresses

Sophie Lanyon is the Senior Manager of Product & Initiatives for Professional Practice at DeakinCo. She has been a key contributor to the successful design, development and implementation of Deakin University’s innovative Professional Practice credential model.She takes a leading role in market education for credentials and capabilities and has co-authored the ‘Demystifying Credentials: Growing Capabilities for the Future’ white paper and led the development of the ‘Soft skills for business success’ report and the newly released Premium skills with Deloitte Access Economics.She is passionate about the development of engaging, meaningful and human-centered products that respond to the challenges and disruption of education, professional development and the future of work. 

For the past twenty-five years, Janelle has worked to strengthen social justice organisations tackling issues from women’s empowerment through to supporting people with HIV/AIDS in the USA, Australia and around the world. As a fundraiser, grant-maker and program manager, she has nurtured countless partnerships across the private, philanthropic and NGO sectors to accelerate change for good. Janelle has Chaired numerous Boards and committees to expand access to health services and to advance equality, including the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado Community Funding Panel, Children by Choice and is currently President of Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT).

09:50 - 10:00

Sponsor Addresses

Senior Manager, Product & Initiatives, DeakinCo.

Sophie Lanyon

Executive Director, UN Women Australia

JANELLE WEISSMAN

Program Director, WLA

DR JANET SMITH

Program Director, WLA

DR JANET SMITH