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28th - 31st July 2020
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Day 1 - Wednesday 29th July, 2020

8:45
Registration
9:00
Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair
Catherine Nolan
Founder & Managing Director
Gender Gap Gone
9:15
Keynote: Achieving & sustaining success as a female politician
The Hon Julie Bishop
Former Foreign Minister of Australia & Former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
9:45
A Fireside Chat with The Hon Julie Bishop

This is your opportunity to submit your burning questions as our Chair Catherine Nolan facilitates an extended, interactive Q&A with The Hon Julie Bishop. Gain in depth insights into Julie’s leadership journey and practical advice to take away and apply to your own career.

The Hon Julie Bishop
Former Foreign Minister of Australia & Former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
10:15
The role of Male Champions of Change in achieving gender equality
  • Unpacking where the public service is up to with gender equality 
  • The importance of working with allies to drive sustainable change 
  • Sharing lessons learned as a senior leader within the public sector

John Bradley
Secretary
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning VIC & Male Champion of Change
10:45
The role of authenticity in leadership
  • Understanding the importance and value of bringing your passion and purpose to your work 
  • Applying your personal values and strengths to create your own authentic leadership style 
  • Using vulnerability and personal stories as an authentic leader
Rona Mellor PSM
Deputy Auditor-General for Australia
Australian National Audit Office
11:15
Transitioning from a technical specialist to a generalist & leader
  • Overcoming the common challenges of the transition
  • Identifying the skills needed to become a well rounded leader 
  • Learning how to broaden your mindset, perspectives and focus
Kate Rattigan
Deputy Secretary, People & Executive Services
Department of Education & Training VIC
11:45
Group Networking

Meet your fellow attendees digitally in this fun, interactive session. Get to know your peers, learn from their leadership journey and set up valuable connections for the rest of the event and beyond! 

12:15
Break
12:45
Becoming a strong role model in your organisation
  • Who are our role models and why do we need them?
  • What do you do to become a role model? 
  • Is success in your organisation key to becoming a role model?
Air Vice-Marshal Cath Roberts AM CSC
Head of Air Force Capability
Royal Australian Air Force
1:15
Leveraging authenticity as a generalist leader
  • Creating honest and open relationships as a foundation for leadership 
  • The importance of trust when moving from a specialist to a generalist 
  • Leading with confidence
Deb Butterworth OAM CSM & Bar
Warrant Officer of the Navy
Royal Australian Navy
1:45
Virtual Group Coaching: Session 1

Set up a learning group to share and solve real leadership challenges with in this interactive session. Using a group coaching model that incorporates Harvard coaching research and the Google Design Sprint Framework, we harness coaching best practice and the benefits of diverse thinking. Use this first session to each identify and contextualise an existing workplace challenge with and begin to work through possible solutions with peers and senior leaders

2:15
Leading during a time of crisis & disruption
  • Using emotional intelligence to enable productivity and nurture the wellbeing of your teams 
  • Recognising the impact of a crisis on your own wellbeing 
  • Building resilience and personal fortitude
Kate Harrington
Assistant Commissioner Performance & Analytics
NSW Public Service Commission
2:45
Developing resilience to challenging situations as a woman in the APS
  • Resilience and role changes – transitioning from remote Indigenous communities to HQ
  • Managing mental health and wellbeing through gratitude 
  • Managing resilience as a woman of colour in a white male dominated industry

Best Rated Speaker of 2019

Anna Dwyer
Senior Sergeant
Queensland Police
3:15
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday 30th July, 2020

8:45
Registration
9:00
Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair
Catherine Nolan
Founder & Managing Director
Gender Gap Gone
9:15
Keynote: Supporting & uplifting women in the public service
  • Reflecting on and lessons learned from my time in the public service
  • Defining your leadership style and leading by example 
  • Creating pathways for success for other women
Kerri Hartland
Biz Rebuild Initiative, Business Council of Australia &
Former Secretary, Department of Employment, Skills, Small & Family Business
9:45
A Fireside Chat with Kerri Hartland

This is your opportunity to submit your burning questions as our Chair Catherine Nolan facilitates an extended, interactive Q&A with Former Secretary Kerri Hartland. Gain in depth insights into Kerri’s leadership journey and practical advice to take away and apply to your own career.

Kerri Hartland
Biz Rebuild Initiative, Business Council of Australia &
Former Secretary, Department of Employment, Skills, Small & Family Business
10:15
Groundbreaking leadership & paving the way for other women
  • The significance of culture and heritage in a leadership journey 
  • Cultivating a strong support network
  • Finding strength as a Torres Strait Islander in the mainly white public service 
  • Leading with tolerance, acceptance and unity
Cynthia Lui MP
State Member for Cook & The first Torres Strait Islander to be elected to Parliament
Queensland Parliament
10:45
The role of mentorship in a leadership journey
  • Identifying mentors, sponsors and coaches to create pathways for leadership 
  • Uplifting other women and making room for them as a mentor 
  • Championing diversity and flexibility in the APS
Misha Kaur
Assistant Commissioner, Design
Australian Taxation Office
11:15
Defining your purpose & creating a leadership narrative
  • Understanding your values to define a purpose 
  • Creating a leadership brand 
  • Communicating with influence
Cassie Haynes
Assistant Secretary, Human Resources
Department of Finance
11:45
Virtual Group Coaching: Session 2

Following on from the coaching session from Day One, you will have the opportunity to build on the initial solutions you began working through. Change your role and act as a coach to your fellow peers as you help everyone in your group develop practical strategies to apply to their real world leadership challenge. Make the most of the diverse thinking in your group while you apply coaching best practice.

12:15
Break
12:45
Using influence to build an inclusive public service
  • Championing flexibility and diversity in the workplace 
  • Leading by example using lived experiences 
  • Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all employees, especially during a crisis 
  • Creating a supportive and inclusive work environment and getting the best out of your people
Stephen Hayward
First Assistant Secretary, Health Services Division
Department of Home Affairs
1:15
Cultivating & using emotional intelligence effectively
Catherine Nolan
Founder & Managing Director
Gender Gap Gone
1:45
Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Join conversations addressing the leadership challenges most relevant to you. Topics include:

  • How to challenge the status quo and create an inclusive culture
  • Driving productivity and engagement in your teams especially during a crisis 
  • Self care and resilience during challenging times 
  • Becoming more strategic and changing your mindset to think more like a generalist
2:15
Stepping outside your comfort zone & embracing challenges
  • Understanding the importance of innovation 
  • Seeking out opportunities for growth 
  • Finding resilience and confidence in a male dominated industry
Marianne Vosloo
Chief Information Officer & National Manager Technology & Innovation
Australian Federal Police
2:45
Converting obstacles into opportunities
Senior Representative
Department of Defence
3:15
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
Workshop A: Pre Conference Workshop A
Tuesday 28th July 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Claire Harrison
Executive Coach & Facilitator
ThriveU
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Workshop B: Post Summit Workshop B
Friday 31st July 2020, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Catherine Nolan
Founder & Managing Director
Gender Gap Gone
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Key Speakers

The Hon Julie Bishop
Former Foreign Minister of Australia & Former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
Kerri Hartland
Biz Rebuild Initiative, Business Council of Australia &
Former Secretary, Department of Employment, Skills, Small & Family Business
John Bradley
Secretary
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning VIC & Male Champion of Change
Cynthia Lui MP
State Member for Cook & The first Torres Strait Islander to be elected to Parliament
Queensland Parliament