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Melbourne Schedule 2019

Melbourne Event #4: Deloitte - Creating Your Workplace with a Difference

Speaker: Sophie Conabere
Position: HR Director
Company: Deloitte

Sophie Conabere is a People and Performance (P&P) Director at Deloitte and is responsible for the Reinventing Performance Management project, the Talent 2020 strategy and drives the people agenda in the Tax business. Prior to working with Tax, Sophie worked closely with the Consulting group as they experienced significant growth. She is a member of the P&P Leadership Team and has sat on the various BU Executives. Reinventing Performance Management is one of the primary focuses of her role. Deloitte commenced this journey over three years ago and are currently implementing the new experience globally. The focus of her business unit roles includes the following:

  • Driving the change management activities aligned to business transformation
  • Increasing the leadership bench strength and capability
  • Increasing employee engagement and effective minimisation of employee turnover
  • Identifying, acquiring and developing top Talent aligned to business growth and sustainability
  • Embedding a strong performance culture
  • Retention of top talent by managing and driving diversity
  • Delivering high quality people services to the business

Prior to joining, Sophie worked as a Human Capital Consultant at PwC specialising in change management. She also spent 8 years with the Bechtel Corporation working in Australia and the USA in a variety of roles. Sophie was the Senior HR Specialist for Bechtel in San Francisco, California until November 2004, when she returned to Australia. During her time with Bechtel, she managed the start-up the people aspects of the $1.5 billion Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Project. She also facilitated the completion of the Annual Talent Review Process (the annual process to identify staffing gaps, trends, high potential employees, review diversity goals and statistics, complete succession planning and Senior Vice President and Principal Vice President selection) for the Government contract organization (approx. 10,000 employees). Other roles held have covered the broad spectrum of Human Resources including strategy development, performance management, workforce planning and management, leadership identification, development and supply and HR operations.

About the Topic

Deloitte were awarded the 2018 HRD Best Employer Award (greater than 1000 employees). The Deloitte people strategy focuses on creating a positively differentiated work experience that enables our people to be their best and achieve their full potential. It is directly linked to our firm strategy of being the Undisputed Leader in Professional Services. Sophie will share insights on the people strategy and key focus areas to drive the delivery of a positively differentiated work experience for their people.

From: Thu 5th Sep 2019 7:30 am
To: Thu 5th Sep 2019 9:00 am
Price: $75.00

Melbourne Event #3: Preparing Leaders for the Future of Work

Speaker: Joshua Goodrick
Position: Director Talent Management & Organisational Development
Company: RMIT University

Joshua Goodrick is the Director of Talent Management and Organisational Development at RMIT University.

He has significant global OD and HR management experience, gained across a diverse range of sectors, including retail, FMCG, professional services, biomedical and banking/finance.

During his eight year tenure at RMIT, Joshua has overseen operations and strategic planning within Human resources, including the development of a 5 year roadmap to enhance leadership architecture & performance, agile organisational design practices & implementation of workforce transformation solutions.

Joshua is also the Program Director of one of the University’s five enterprise strategic focuses for 2019 – ‘People Area of Focus’. This focus area aims to create an adaptable, flexible and effective organisation that attracts and retains staff who are talented, motivated and set up for success.

Joshua is recognised for his design and facilitation of collaborative workshops, along with his reputation to foster relationships, develop business strategies and lead new business models.

From: Thu 18th Jul 2019 7:30 am
To: Thu 18th Jul 2019 9:00 am
Price: $75.00

Melbourne Event #2: Organisational Design in a Global Organisation

Speaker: Georgegina Poulos
Position: Global Director People T2 and Global Retail Operations
Company: Unilever

Please note there has been a change of date for this event.

A savvy, dynamic and results-driven individual who has significant experience in organisational development and human resources management roles within major national and global operations. Highly commended by peers and colleagues with strong career progression, underpinning her collaborative leadership style is a clear mind, a calm disposition, compelling communication and a commitment for recognising and acknowledging others.

About the Topic

Georgegina will share with us her journey, and more specifically insights into the approach, thinking and learning from a recent global organisational design piece of work at T2/Unilever. What went well, what didn't and how the methodology was applied, will provide you with a deeper understanding of organisation design process/principals, and you may apply some of the thinking to your own organisation.

From: Thu 6th Jun 2019 7:30 am
To: Thu 6th Jun 2019 9:00 am
Price: $75.00

Melbourne Event #1: Our Cleanaway Way: How we Lead for Sustained Performance

Speaker: Johanna Birgersson
Position: Executive GM Human Resources
Company: Cleanaway

Johanna joined Cleanaway in May 2014 and was appointed Executive General Manager, Human Resources in December 2015.

Johanna has more than 10 years human resources experience gained in senior and executive roles. Prior to joining Cleanaway, Johanna was the Director People & Culture of TSC Group Holdings.

She has also worked across a number of industry sectors including fire & electronic security, plumbing & HVAC and hospitality.

Johanna has a Bachelor of Arts, holds Post Graduate qualifications in Employee Relations and Human Resources Management from the University of Melbourne and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

About the Topic

The presentation is about Cleanaway’s journey from ‘good to great – how we have been putting in place a clear set of actions, essentially following a guiding model that can be articulated simply as a focus on defining Why, How and What. The model has provided clarity and alignment, and created a strong discipline across the organisation. This is Our Cleanaway Way. The model has clear linkages between the major drivers of organisational performance which are directly leveraged to gain financial, operational, cultural and service capability – resulting in a much improved business, and enhanced stakeholder confidence.

From: Thu 21st Feb 2019 7:30 am
To: Thu 21st Feb 2019 9:00 am
Price: $75.00

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