Specifically designed for women leaders in health and aged care, the Women in Health & Aged Care Leadership two day masterclass will provide you with the skills and strategies to overcome obstacles and advance your career. Intimate and hands-on, this unique networking and learning opportunity will facilitate real connections and personal development, whilst helping you to develop a toolkit for career progression. Join us to network with like-minded peers and learn from successful leaders so you can step up your leadership career in health and aged care.
Why should you attend this masterclass?
- Learn about personal leadership styles and discover yours
- Develop your communication skills to influence others and negotiate with a range of stakeholders
- Build resilience and learn how to manage change
- Gain insights from a panel of senior female leaders in the health and aged care sectors
- Become a leader of innovation in your organisation
- Promote yourself as a leader in your organisation
Aspiring female leaders in healthcare/aged care from public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Roles including:
Attend to learn:
- Become an authentic leader by taking a strength-based approach
- Drive change & innovation as a health & aged care leader
- Advance your communication skills to engage your team & external stakeholders
Anne has had many years of experience working in large complex organisations as a CEO and senior executive in the health, community and ambulance sectors in South Africa and Australia. She has an excellent understanding of both the management and clinical aspects of the health system having started her career as a medical practitioner. Leading a broad range of portfolios, she has strategically managed the constant change, reorganisation, or redesign of services and resources at a national, state-wide and local level in positive and negative financial times. Anne now runs her own coaching, consulting and training business, Chameleon Leadership. As a business consultant, she provides objective advice and practical solutions to deliver sustainable outcomes to complex
challenges in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Using her experience of the day to day pressures experienced by leaders, Anne has successfully designed and facilitated tailor-made leadership
development and assessment programmes for senior, middle and junior executives/managers. As a coach, she believes that motivated, strategically aligned staff that are supported to maximise their potential are the best asset of any clientfocused business.
MBA MBChB DCH, Dip Coaching, Dip Counselling, NLP, Cert IV Training and Development
Simone has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector.
Simone was appointed Chief Operating Officer in November 2017 and is responsible for the management and performance of Alfred Health’s clinical operations.
Simone’s clinical background has been predominately in Surgical Services, originally commencing as a Theatre Nurse. Prior to her current appointment, Simone spent her last eight years as a Clinical Service Director at Alfred Health, most recently as the Clinical Service Director, Emergency and Acute Medicine. In this role, she provided leadership and operational management of many areas including The Alfred and Sandringham Hospital’s Emergency Departments, ICU, hyperbaric, cardiology, general medicine, neurology, hospital in the home and five inpatient wards. Simone holds two Master’s Degrees in Clinical Nursing and Health Services Management.
Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA)
Pat Sparrow is a social policy leader and innovator with expertise in stakeholder engagement and management. She has specific and detailed expertise in ageing policy and aged care, having worked as, and with, a diverse range of stakeholders including consumers, service providers, workforce, health professionals, corporate organisations and Government. This unique ‘360 degree’ perspective ensures that Pat’s leadership approach is strategic and nuanced, inclusive and collaborative.
Pat is currently leading Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) toward a new era, as a recently-transitioned national organisation and with the challenges it faces in an increasingly competitive, consumer-driven environment. She is focused on ensuring the organisation has genuine respect and influence among key stakeholders through the establishment of a strong national voice. Pat’s breadth of knowledge, depth of experience and constructive approach enable her to achieve results that benefit ACSA members and contribute to the best possible outcomes for older Australians.
Ms Paula Stephenson is the Executive Director, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Epworth HealthCare which is the largest not-for profit private hospital group in Victoria. With over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, Paula has extensive clinical, education, leadership and management experience. She has held senior operational and strategic management positions in major metropolitan public health services, a not for profit medical professional association and a multi-national Big Four consulting firm.
Paula has a Master of Nursing Studies, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian College of Nursing and an associate fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. Paula’s board appointments include the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and the Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited.
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