Develop key leadership skills, strengthen your network & propel your career
Conference Date
21st - 23rd October 2019
Location
Wrest Point Hotel
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Day 1 - Monday 21st October, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Fiona Girkin
Principal Consultant
Little Things Consulting
8:40
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Forge your future leadership path
  • Play to your natural strengths and stand out
  • Set career and leadership goals for the future
  • Expect the unexpected and embrace change
The Honourable Sarah Courtney MP
Minister for Health & Minister of Women
Parliament of Tasmania
9:20
Step up & stand out as a confident leader
  • Know which opportunities are right for you
  • Develop the confidence to put your hand up for new experiences
  • Effectively transition and find your footing in new roles
Dr Natasha Cica
Director
Kapacity
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, meet fellow attendees and speakers in 3 minute bursts, to exchange business cards and practice important communication and networking skills

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
The art of leaving a positive leadership legacy
  • Adopt a leadership style that allows you to do ’good’, not just ‘well’
  • Understand the ripple-effects of your leadership decisions & lead your team to high performance
  • Bring others on the journey to make real, sustainable change
Amanda Quealy
Chief Executive Officer, The Hobart Clinic &
Deputy Chair, Tasmania Women's Council
11:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Explore the anatomy of a leader
  • The difference between a manager and a leader
  • Cultivate followership through trust and authenticity
  • Define your vision, message and values to move beyond leadership basics
Sarah Renner
Chief Executive Officer
Hobart Airport
Michael Patterson
General Manager, Tasmania
Telstra
Jill Abel
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Cruise Association
12:30
Networking lunch
1:30
THINK TANK: Find the fine-line between management and leadership for best results
2:10
PANEL DISCUSSION: Seize the right opportunities for you
  • Identify opportunities for career growth
  • Develop the confidence to put your hand up
  • Strengthen relationships to underpin your career
Stephen Davy
Chief Executive Officer
Hydro Tasmania
Emsada Babic
Deputy Secretary, Corporate & Governance
Department of Treasury & Finance Tas
Brad Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Stornoway
Natasha Whish-Wilson
Chief Risk Officer
Bank of Us
Katrena Stephenson
Chief Executive Officer
Local Government Association of Tasmania
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
3:20
WORLD CAFE: Engage in interactive moderated discussion round tables where you will address & debate common leadership challenges faced today
  • Table 1 – Set yourself apart and fast-track career advancement as a challenge-driven leader
  • Table 2 – How international trends and globalisation impact leadership today
  • Table 3 – Foster a positive and inclusive workplace culture
4:00
Strengthen your resilience & resolve
  • Develop relationships to underpin success and provide support
  • Strategies to bring your best self to work when things get tough
  • Understand the principles of resilience and when to ask for help
Fiona Girkin
Principal Consultant
Little Things Consulting
4:40
Closing remarks from Chair and Close of Day One
Workshop A: Drive change & transformation as a leader
Monday 21st October 2019, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Change and transformation can often be a pain point for leaders. How do you foster a culture resilient to change so that you can bring your people along with you in the transformation journey? And how do you generate buy-in for new practices that go against the status quo?

Expert facilitator, Fiona Girkin, will share her experience, tips and strategies so you can tackle even the most daring change projects. Through this hands-on workshop, you will develop the key skills to foster engagement, generate organisational buy-in and lead your team and organisation into the future.

Attend to learn how to:

  • Better understand the process of change and transition
  • Develop a change management model that works for you
  • Determine what’s blocking progress in your change projects
  • Overcome obstacles during times of transformation
  • Learn practical techniques to cultivate followership and generate buy-in
  • Embed a change resilient and agile culture as a leader
  • Understand and predict individual responses to change in your team
  • Use brain-based leadership to coach your team through change

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Fiona Girkin
Principal Consultant
Little Things Consulting
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Day 2 - Tuesday 22nd October, 2019

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Fiona Girkin
Principal Consultant
Little Things Consulting
8:40
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Fostering engagement as a dynamic change-maker
  • Understand the changing needs of your organisation
  • Lead engagement at all levels of business, community and industry
  • Manage various stakeholder needs and drivers to generate buy-in
Mary Massina
Chief Executive Officer
Macquarie Point Development Corporation
9:20
Convert obstacles to opportunities
  • Turn frustration into fascination to maintain focus and drive
  • Learn from mistakes and overcome the fear of failure
  • Develop key strategies to deal with bias
Gail Eaton-Briggs
Founder & Principal
Everywhen Solutions
10:00
Expand your communication skills to generate more buy-in
  • Develop better strategic communication
  • Use advanced influencing skills to leave a lasting impact
  • Cultivate more sustainable, long-lasting professional relationships
Hayley Elmer
Principal Coach & Facilitator
Beyond Measure Consulting
10:40
Morning tea & networking
11:10
OPENING THE CABINET – STORIES OF DEFINING MOMENTS

Join some of Tasmania’s female politicians as they each share a defining moment in their life & career in this exclusive, personal setting

The Honourable Ella Haddad MP
Shadow Attorney-General & Shadow Minister for Justice & Corrections
Parliament of Tasmania
The Honourable Sarah Lovell MP
Shadow Minister for Health, Ambulance Services, Mental Health & Substance Use
Parliament of Tasmania
12:00
Develop a strategic leadership vision
  • Identify your core values and purpose as a leader
  • Align your personal values with organisational needs
  • Communicate your strategic vision for long-term success
Amy Hills
Director Strategy, Industry and Government
Tourism Tasmania
12:30
Networking lunch
1:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Develop a work/life balance that works for you
  • Maintain balance without sacrificing ambition
  • Juggle priorities and know when to say ‘no’
  • The many sizes and shapes of effective work/life balance
Kerryn Meredith-Sotiris
Executive Director, Students and Education
Tas Tafe
Leah Magliano
Director of Clinical Services – Calvary Hobart
Calvary Care
Margaret Otlowski
Pro Vice Chancellor, Culture & Wellbeing
University of Tasmania
Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds
Lord Mayor
City of Hobart
2:20
Ignite a culture of innovation & ingenuity
  • Generate buy-in to innovative new practices
  • Develop a future-focused leadership strategy
  • Foster a culture resilient to change & innovation
Nicola Dymond
Chief Operating Officer
Tasmania Public Health Service
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
3:20
INTERACTIVE INTERVIEW: Excel in a male-dominated environment
  • Build confidence and courage to put your hand up
  • Know when it’s your time to shine
  • A story of rising to the top as the first female CEO of an Australian rugby union
Ebony Altimira
President
Tasmanian Rugby Union
4:00
CHAMPAGNE CLOSING ROUNDTABLE

Sip on champagne and discuss key takeaways from the event in this interactive activity to help you create an action plan for your future

4:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & Close of Conference
Workshop A: Drive change & transformation as a leader
Monday 21st October 2019, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Change and transformation can often be a pain point for leaders. How do you foster a culture resilient to change so that you can bring your people along with you in the transformation journey? And how do you generate buy-in for new practices that go against the status quo?

Expert facilitator, Fiona Girkin, will share her experience, tips and strategies so you can tackle even the most daring change projects. Through this hands-on workshop, you will develop the key skills to foster engagement, generate organisational buy-in and lead your team and organisation into the future.

Attend to learn how to:

  • Better understand the process of change and transition
  • Develop a change management model that works for you
  • Determine what’s blocking progress in your change projects
  • Overcome obstacles during times of transformation
  • Learn practical techniques to cultivate followership and generate buy-in
  • Embed a change resilient and agile culture as a leader
  • Understand and predict individual responses to change in your team
  • Use brain-based leadership to coach your team through change

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Fiona Girkin
Principal Consultant
Little Things Consulting
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Workshop B: Elevate your influential communication skills
Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 9:00am – 4:30pm

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.

Key Learnings

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 a meeting or a presentation

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 & lunch provided

Kathryn Thomas
Director
KT & Associates
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Key Speakers

The Honourable Sarah Courtney MP
Minister for Health & Minister of Women
Parliament of Tasmania
Mary Massina
Chief Executive Officer
Macquarie Point Development Corporation
Natasha Whish-Wilson
Chief Risk Officer
Bank of Us
Margaret Otlowski
Pro Vice Chancellor, Culture & Wellbeing
University of Tasmania