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Brisbane Event Schedule 2018


Brisbane Event #4: HR Transformation - Workforce Dynamics and Demographics - Planning for the Predictions in our Changing Workforce

Speaker: Sharron McMahon
Position: Director People and Organisation
Company: Mater Group

Sharron is the Director of People and Organisation at the Mater Group. Sharron commenced with the business in early 2013 as a Senior HR Business Partner. Sharron has worked across a range of industries including healthcare, hospitality and entertainment. Sharron has worked in senior, generalist HR roles and has enjoyed upskilling management as well as leading diverse business functions and engagement projects.

Sharron adopts a positive and engaging style in building and maintaining strong internal partnerships. She has structured and developed high performing HR teams that deliver HR advice and services across all areas of the organisation.

The Mater Group is a Catholic, not-for-profit organisation. The Mater's areas of focus are on providing exceptional care across a broad range of clinical areas in both private and public health. Sharron has enjoyed the challenges of working with a large and diverse organisation such as the Mater.

Prior to joining Mater, Sharron worked in senior human resources roles at Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Jupiters Limited (now Star Entertainment Group), where she held HR accountability within four of their five divisions, throughout her fifteen years of tenure.

From: Tue 20th Nov 2018 7:30 am
To: Tue 20th Nov 2018 9:00 am
Price: $77.00

Brisbane Event #3: The Open Framework, a New Approach to Performance Development

Speaker: Salli Hood
Position: Head of PPC Business Partners
Company: KPMG

Salli Hood - Head of Business Partners, KPMG, has worked with her HR business partners and the Performance project team over the past year to begin implementing the new OPEN approach.

Salli will share some of the key elements of the Open framework, the process of implementation and the fun and games of removing a distribution curve in a numbers focussed organisation. She will also work through some of the successes and the challenges that the team faced.

Driving business outcomes through effective performance development systems remains a critical focus for HR teams. Creating a framework that also engages employees, enables differentiation of performance and supports the development of talent can sometime feel like the ultimate challenge

In the past year, KPMG took on this challenge and created the Open Framework… a new approach to performance development underpinned by the learnings of Neuroscience and the importance of a feedback culture.

KPMG Australia is part of a global network providing extensive Audit, Tax and Advisory services across a wide range of industries and sectors. The organisation has a strong focus on growth and innovation, partnering with clients to solve complex challenges, empower change and drive disruption.

From: Tue 28th Aug 2018 7:30 am
To: Tue 28th Aug 2018 9:00 am
Registrations Close: Sun 26th Aug 2018 12:00 am
Price: $77.00

Brisbane Event #2: Delivering Strategic Change

Speaker: Jane Keating
Position: Managing Director, Corporate Services
Company: Queensland Treasury Corporation

In 2017, Jane’s team won the Australian HR Team of the Year (≤ 1000 Employees) Award. She was a finalist for Australian HR Director of the Year and the AHRI HR Leader of the Year.

Jane was appointed Managing Director of Corporate Services at QTC effective July 2016. In this role, she leads the corporate support functions that enable business success: vendor management; human resources; legal services; corporate governance and reporting; information management; and marketing and communication services.

Jane joined QTC in 2013 as General Manager of Human Resources, bringing 20-years’ industry experience and expertise in leadership and talent management, organisational development and cultural change. During this time, Jane utilised her broad, diversified human resources and human services experience to support organisational development and enhance people outcomes at QTC.

Prior to joining QTC, Jane spent a number of years in Executive Management roles at Suncorp. As part of Suncorp’s Human Resources, Jane focused on leadership development and culture change initiatives, delivering key Group wide programs.  She also developed innovative talent attraction and retention approaches, including developing strategies around talent mobility, critical experience and deployment opportunities.

For many years, Jane successfully ran her own consulting company with clients across a broad spectrum of private enterprise and State and Commonwealth Government entities. Managing her consulting business allowed her to develop broad diversified experience, including executive coaching, mentoring, project management, strategic facilitation, diversity initiatives and community consultation.

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Queensland Treasury Corporation’s (QTC) Strategic Change Program, which culminated in 2017, delivered a whole-of-organisation, top-down redesign, restructure and cultural transformation, as well as a new IT and banking platform, which revolutionised every aspect of the business.Queensland Treasury Corporation’s (QTC) Strategic Change Program, which culminated in 2017, delivered a whole-of-organisation, top-down redesign, restructure and cultural transformation, as well as a new IT and banking platform, which revolutionised every aspect of the business.

As the then General Manager of Human Resources, Jane developed and embedded the initiatives which created an entirely new business model and positioned QTC as an exemplar of organisational transformation. Jane championed the involvement of HR expertise, and the effective use of storytelling, as central to organisational strategy and worked alongside QTC’s CEO to build a completely new organisation.

Jane was critical in turning the CEO’s vision for the workplace into a multifaceted change strategy requiring participation and cooperation from all stakeholders (from Board to staff to vendors), and which ultimately led to an extraordinary level of participation, engagement and support for the change. This strategy has resulted in a renewed organisation, widely praised by all stakeholders including industry thought leaders.

Jane will share her insights and learnings, and highlight the levers of success as identified by external benchmarking.

From: Tue 15th May 2018 7:30 am
To: Tue 15th May 2018 9:00 am
Price: $77.00

Brisbane Event #1: Safety Leadership: Connecting Culture with Workplace Health and Safety

Speaker: Laura Jones
Position: Head of Shared Services, People & Culture
Company: Uniting Care Queensland

Laura Jones is Head of HR Shared Services at UnitingCare Queensland. Leading a team of 50, Laura is accountable for workplace health and safety, recruitment, employee relations, organisational effectiveness, and learning and development for all UnitingCare Queensland service and support groups.

An experienced HR professional, Laura previously held a number of senior roles at Virgin Australia, where she was responsible for leadership, talent and development. Driving strategic outcomes through forging successful partnerships with leaders and businesses, her experience includes leading large transformation programs, rolling out performance frameworks, and embedding diversity and inclusion programs.

UnitingCare Queensland is committed to ensuring the safety of its 15,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers – for the benefit of their people and their clients’ alike. So how do you develop a strong culture of safety in a not-for-profit organisation?

Key to this has been a highly developed mindset of safety leadership. UnitingCare Queensland’s Laura Jones will share how the organisation has transformed its safety, heath and wellbeing strategy to ensure a sustainable safety culture is installed and maintained. You’ll learn how to build a culture of safety in your own organisation; how a positive, leader-led approach to safety works; and the symbols, systems and behaviours that are designed to drive positive outcomes for all.

From: Tue 20th Feb 2018 7:30 am
To: Tue 20th Feb 2018 9:00 am
Price: $77.00

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