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Women in Leadership Conference

Women in Leadership Conference

Date & TimeFriday 28 April 2017 8.30am–1.30pm
Format Conference
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 4
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
Venue RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne View Map

The LIV is delighted to announce the second annual Women in Leadership Conference will commence with a brief presentation by the Honourable Justice Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal, who will...

Further details below.

 

Program Overview

  • Women in Leadership Conference - Friday 28 Apr
    • 8:30 AM Registration Begins
    • 8:55 AM Conference Opening and Welcome
    • 9:00 AM Address from the Honourable Justice Maxwell – Male Champions of Change Strategy

      In this brief session, the Honourable Justice Maxwell will discuss his role as a Champion in the Male Champions of Change strategy – a high profile coalition committed to achieving change on gender equality issues in organisations and communities.

      Presenter: The Honourable Justice Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal

    • 9:10 AM Keynote Presentation

      Drawing on her excellent reputation and experience as a female executive in sports administration, Kate will discuss her pathway to success, her tips for being a strong leader and the strategies that led to her success as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

      Presenter: Kate Palmer, CEO, Australian Sports Commission

    • 9:40 AM Discussion Groups – Moving from Management to Leadership

      What does it really mean to be a successful leader? This engaging session will be facilitated by a highly experienced executive coach, who will take you through the key differences between management and leadership, and how to define your role as a leader.

      By joining with other delegates in small groups, you will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion, learn from your peers and receive expert guidance, advice and comments from our facilitator.

      Topics will include:

      • the skills required to be an effective leader
      • the importance of determining your purpose as a leader
      • ways you can inspire and empower your team.

      Presenter: Carly Adamson, Director and Executive Coach, The Thought Partnership

    • 10:40 AM Morning Tea
    • 11:00 AM How to Approach Conflict Head-On

      Managing conflict is no easy task, and even those with years of experience can improve their skills and learn new techniques. This presentation will provide you with strategies for dealing with conflict effectively in your workplace, empowering you with fresh ways to approach this responsibility.

      You will be challenged to re-frame your perception of conflict by first identifying your instinctive conflict style in order to maximise your abilities and minimise challenges. Our presenter will also highlight how you can work with your colleagues towards a more positive, future-focused and mutually beneficial outcome.

      Topics will include:

      • the importance of mindset in conflict
      • communicating effectively and having difficult conversations
      • turning opponents into partners
      • knowing your instinctive conflict style
      • empowering others 
      • how to achieve a positive, future-focused and solution-oriented approach to conflict.

      Presenter: Katalin Howell, Director, Flow Leadership, Associate, Melbourne Business School

    • 12:00 PM Championing Change

      Speaking from her experience as the executive manager of people and communications at Jetstar, Jill Henderson will discuss practical strategies for how you can promote transformation and improvement in your own organisation.

      She will also cover how she successfully championed change in a challenging environment, with a focus on supporting and promoting women.

      Presenter: Jill Henderson, Executive Manager – People and Communications, Jetstar

    • 12:30 PM Careers in Conversation: What I wish I knew

      Join our interactive panel discussion with women holding prominent leadership positions. They will discuss their careers and how they got to where they are, as well as the challenges they have faced along the way and how they overcame them.

      This session will inspire the current and future generations of women leaders by providing practical takeaways for making progress in your career and how to deal with challenges that may arise.

      Questions for discussion will include the following:

      • What have I learned from my role and my mentors?
      • What would I tell a less experienced me?
      • If I could go back five, 10 or 25 years, what advice would I give myself?

      Panellists:

      • Her Honour Judge Samantha Marks, County Court of Victoria
      • Geraldine Farrell, General Counsel & Vice President Operations, Nexvet Biopharma
      • Ingrid van Dijken, General Manager, Impact Investment Group Pty Ltd
    • 1:30 PM Conference Close and Networking Lunch

Further Details

  • Full Description

    The LIV is delighted to announce the second annual Women in Leadership Conference will commence with a brief presentation by the Honourable Justice Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal, who will discuss the Champions of Change program.

    He will be followed by an engaging keynote presentation from Kate Palmer, the newly appointed CEO of the Australian Sports Commission.

    Our outstanding line-up of speakers also includes the executive manager of people and communications at Jetstar, Jill Henderson; director and executive coach of The Thought Partnership, Carly Adamson; and director of Flow Leadership, Katalin Howell. In the final session, Her Honour Judge Samantha Marks will join a panel of women in senior leadership roles to discuss the steps they have taken in their careers.

    For women in all areas law and business, and for men who want to champion change in their organisations, this conference is not to be missed.  

  • Presenters

    Keynote Presenter – Kate Palmer, CEO, Australian Sports Commission

    KatePalmer Kate started as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Commission in January 2017. Prior to this, she spent 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of Netball Australia. During this time, netball has grown to be among the largest participation sports in Australia, the Diamonds have remained on top of their sport worldwide, Netball Australia’s revenue has more than tripled in seven years and the national netball competition has been re-imagined twice and now has a major free-to-air media partner. As well as being CEO of Netball Australia, Kate has been Chair of the Victorian Institute of Sport, CEO of Netball Victoria, a coach, a regional coordinator, a volunteer and a participant. Kate has an Honours degree in Sport Science and a Masters in Sport Management. In her leadership positions in Australian sport, Kate has created high performing organisations which have excelled in high performance and growing community participation, with good governance and people management. She has a successful track record of leading transformative organisational change.

    The Honourable Justice Maxwell, President of the Court of Appeal

    Her Honour Judge Samantha Marks, County Court of Victoria

    JudgeMarks Judge Marks is a judge in the Commercial Division of the County Court of Victoria. Before that she was a solicitor and a barrister for 27 years, the last six of those as silk. Her practice at the Bar included matters involving contracts, corporations law, securities, insolvency, trusts, and wills and estates. She also regularly mediated complex commercial disputes.

    Carly Adamson, Director and Executive Coach, The Thought Partnership

    Carly is an executive coach who has helped thousands of individuals achieve business and career success. She is passionate about enabling people and organisations to reach their potential by challenging individuals to identify their authentic success areas and define their strategic purpose, which in-turn drives business impact, growth and innovation. Carly helps individuals enhance their leadership presence, develop a compelling personal brand and leverage meaningful business relationships. She has spent the majority of her career working in global talent management consultancies, including being a coach for the 700+ Executive MBA and Masters in Finance Students, and 28,500 Global Leaders at London Business School. 

    Katalin Howell, Director, Flow Leadership, Associate, Melbourne Business School

    KatalinHowell Katalin is a leadership development professional with more than 20 years’ experience in psychology education, leadership development, board governance and executive education. Kat’s passion is to inspire individuals to empower self and others to make good choices to have a positive impact in achieving their leadership vision. Katalin is the Founder and Managing Director of Flow Leadership Centre Pty Ltd, a leadership development company. Her research has led to her development of the Flow Leadership Model to achieve Flow Leadership – the ideal or ultimate state of effectiveness, influence and success in leadership.

    Jill Henderson, Executive Manager – People and Communications, Jetstar

    JillHenderson Jill is the Executive Manager of People and Communications at Jetstar.

    Geraldine (Gerry) Farrell, General Counsel & Vice President Operations, Nexvet Biopharma

    GerryFarrell A science/law graduate, for the last three and a half years, Gerry has worked in-house at Nexvet, a Nasdaq-listed biotech company developing products for dogs and cats. She has significant experience as an IP and commercial lawyer, commercialisation strategist and board member working across many sectors. Gerry has been a member of the Swinburne University council since 2009, and is also a director of the Hawthorn Football Club Foundation. She is also a graduate of the AICD and is intending to complete a graduate diploma in applied corporate governance this year.

    Ingrid van Dijken, General Manager, Impact Investment Group Pty Ltd

  • Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this conference, you will be able to:

    • employ strategies to confidently move from managing teams to leading them
    • manage conflict effectively and tackle it head on
    • champion change in your organisation
    • learn from the advice of women in leadership positions about the steps to take to progress in your career
    • expand your network of women leaders.