Accelerate career advancement in a time of uncertainty & change
Conference Date
29th & 30th April 2020
Location
Live Stream
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Day 1 - Wednesday 29th April, 2020

8:30
Registration, coffee & networking
8:45
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Cath Nolan
Principal Coach & Managing Director
Gender Gap Gone
Stand out for leadership opportunities
9:00
KEYNOTE: Defining your leadership path

Melinda Munns made a deliberate decision to move from a medical background and into the world of IT and software to prove she could lead without having to rely on her technical abilities. Sharing her learnings in this presentation, Melinda will discuss how to:

  • Identify your blind spots
  • Be less reliant on your technical skills
  • Make conscious decisions in your career
Melinda Munns
Medical Director
Bristol-Myers Squibb
9:30
Do you have to think and act like a man in order to get ahead?
  • Understanding if you are changing to meet the needs of others
  • Overcoming the assumption you will run roles in a certain way
  • Moving closer and closer to finding your own voice
Jane Crowe
General Manager ANZ
Roche Diabetes Care Australia
10:00
Balancing a career, family & lifestyle in a once male dominated industry
  • Understanding your own work life balance
  • Navigating the career breaks  as your personal life changes
  • Avoiding the pressure to return too early and being unable to manage your own expectations as well as those around you
  • Celebrate the changes. 2020 will be different for men and women compared to the past
  • Understanding that women really can have it all if they utilise the resources around them and be prepared to help others on the way
Helen Tye
General Manager
STADA Pharmaceuticals
10:30
Morning tea break

The zoom lounge will be open during the break, so feel free to pop in and meet your fellow attendees!

11:00
GROUP NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, meet fellow attendees and speakers in small groups. Get to know each other and set up value connections for the rest of the event and beyond!

Lead in an industry experiencing rapid & disruptive change
11:30
Effectively embrace disruption as an opportunity for growth
  • Quickly identify key areas of focus so you can move through overwhelm
  • Name your challenges and prioritise solutions and opportunities to pivot
  • Focus your mindset on growth and innovation
  • Align your people and resources to mobilise toward action
Maurice Ben-Mayor
President, Stryker South Pacific
Stryker
12:00
INTERACTIVE Q&A: What will the future look like for Pharma & MedTech?

The pharma and medical industries face a future of growth and disruption associated with market globalisation & technological developments.Our panel of visionary leaders will share their thoughts on how we can predict, and manage the changes that lie ahead.

  • Identify shifting dynamics and adapting quickly
  • Continue to drive the strategic direction, and propel innovation
  • Stay on top of existing trends, and understand how your company needs to respond
Ben Travers
Vice President, DePuy Synthes Companies Australia
Johnson & Johnson
12:40
Lunch break

The zoom lounge will be open during the break, so feel free to pop in and continue conversations with your fellow attendees!

1:20
VIRTUAL GROUP COACHING SESSION #1: Opportunity to gain insights from the experience of others

Participants will have the opportunity to share an existing, problematic workplace challenge. 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. Together we will work through the context and possible solutions to your real world problem that you can readily apply. This is an opportunity to learn from the depth and experience of the senior leaders who will be attending this virtual conference.

2:00
Strengthening resilience & resolve – Leadership in a global environment as a young woman
  • Taking opportunities as they present, and using the learning curve to shape your skills
  • Global VS local mindset – assessing the potential and opportunities in each
  • Understanding your values, aspirations and purpose, and using this to drive career decisions
Dani Trifunovic
Head of Marketing, Immunology, Hepatology and Dermatology
Novartis
2:30
Emotional hygiene for leading in times of crisis
  • Why the emotional context of the Covid-19 virus is just as contagious as the virus itself
  • Why heightened emotions jeopardise resilient responses in tough times
  • How fear infects, and affects, the performance culture and well-being of our teams
  • What to do when you feel uncomfortable dealing with other people’s strong emotions
  • The 3 keys to becoming an emotionally hygienic leader
  • Practical tips for spreading calm, and not chaos, during times of crisis
Anneli Blundell
Professional People Whisperer
3:10
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
3:20
3:20 – 4:20 Scheduled one-to-one meetings

Throughout the course of the conference you will have the opportunity to schedule private zoom meetings with other attendees. We encourage you to use this time to connect with other attendees on a one-to-one basis, and grow your professional network.

Day 2 - Thursday 30th April, 2020

8:30
Registration
8:45
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Cath Nolan
Principal Coach & Managing Director
Gender Gap Gone
Overcome obstacles & seize opportunities for career growth
9:00
Regaining your confidence after a bad work experience

Early in her career, Louise Huskic was placed into a role that she wasn’t quite ready for. Lousie subsequently made the decision to step away from the position and took a knock to her confidence with it. Fast forward to now and Louise is thriving in that very role. In her presentation Louise will share how to:

  • Understand your value and convey your worth
  • Reconnect with your strengths
  • Regain the confidence to flourish in your career
Louise Huskic
Clinical Research Line Manager
Bayer
9:30
Be You…and the rest will follow!
Ourania Ioannou
Respiratory Account Manager and Spectrum ANZ, LGBTQI Network Lead
GSK
10:00
Building a diverse skill set to drive success
  • Taking opportunities and maximising having a portable career
  • Seeking developmental assignments to broaden experience
  • Improving communication with key stakeholders by growing your business acumen
Dr Mary Beth Brinson
Head of Global Clinical Affairs
Cochlear
10:30
Morning tea break

The zoom lounge will be open during the break, so feel free to pop in and meet your fellow attendees!

11:00
VIRTUAL GROUP COACHING SESSION #2: Opportunity to gain insights from the experience of others

Following on from the coaching session on day one, participants will have the opportunity to change their roles in the coaching scenarios. Again, we will work through the context and possible solutions to real world problems that you can readily apply. This is an opportunity to learn from the depth and experience of the senior leaders who will be attending this virtual conference.

11:40
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Seize opportunities for career growth & change
  • Identify opportunities for career growth
  • Develop the confidence to put your hand up
  • Strengthen relationships to underpin your career
Ourania Ioannou
Respiratory Account Manager and Spectrum ANZ, LGBTQI Network Lead
GSK
Helen Tye
General Manager
STADA Pharmaceuticals
Be an impactful & authentic leader
12:20
Improve influential communication skills to get your ideas accepted
  • Develop better strategic communication
  • Use advanced influencing skills to leave a lasting impact
  • Create more effective relationships
Cath Nolan
Principal Coach & Managing Director
Gender Gap Gone
12:50
Lunch break

The zoom lounge will be open during the break, so feel free to pop in and continue conversations with your fellow attendees!

1:30
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

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

  • Delivering in the face of problems or demanding change initiatives
  • Ensuring teams are productive, efficient and engaged
  • Balancing the demands of the moment against the needs of the future
  • How to branch out from your functional silo
2:00
Developing your own authentic leadership style
  • Enhancing mindfulness of personal values and motives
  • Overcoming roadblocks via open, transparent and trusting relationships
  • Influencing through personal integrity and putting people first
Kim Prendergast
Business Unit Leader – Joint Reconstruction, DePuy Synthes
Johnson & Johnson
2:30
Fearless leadership
Katharine McLennan
What is Leadership?
3:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
3:20
3:20 – 4:20 Scheduled one-to-one meetings

Throughout the course of the conference you will have the opportunity to schedule private zoom meetings with other attendees. We encourage you to use this time to connect with other attendees on a one-to-one basis, and grow your professional network.

Workshop A: Elevate your influential communication skills
Tuesday 28th April 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm

The workshop

Influential communication is key to leadership success and career progression, allowing you to not only stand out from the crowd, but to manage various stakeholders with equally various agendas. Effective communication is part of every aspect of what you do and you must be able to work well with diverse personality types and navigate the various complex situations that arise as a leader. Through this interactive and engaging workshop, you will develop into advanced communication strategies to elevate your leadership, successfully negotiate, overcome relationship crises, and leave a lasting impact as a strong and influential female leader.

Become an agile communicator

  • Understand how others are motivated, what they value and why
  • Identify different communication preferences and learn how to adapt your style for the best response
  • Develop the best communication techniques for various situations, be it for networking, in meetings or presentations

Develop control over your unconscious & how it impacts your communication outcomes

  • Understand the unconscious mind and its decision making criteria to influence others
  • Explore nonverbal, paraverbal and other linguistic techniques to aid communication
  • Fine-tune pitch, tone and speed of your speech to make an impact

Curate stronger connections to underpin your career

  • Develop positive, sustainable professional relationships through meaningful communication
  • Generate trust and discover motivations through active listening
  • Transform objections into opportunities to strengthen relationships

Improve your negotiation and better manage tough conversations

  • Methods to resolve conflict and break out of drama triangles
  • Develop confident negotiation skills for any situation
  • Reduce resistance and gain cooperation to create win-win scenarios

*Refreshments and lunch provided

Kathryn Thomas
Director
KT & Associates
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Key Speakers

Maurice Ben-Mayor
President, Stryker South Pacific
Stryker
Melinda Munns
Medical Director
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Ben Travers
Vice President, DePuy Synthes Companies Australia
Johnson & Johnson
Kim Prendergast
Business Unit Leader – Joint Reconstruction, DePuy Synthes
Johnson & Johnson