Agenda

08:00

08:40

08:50

FUTURE READY LEADERSHIP

09:00

  • Establishing a legacy of leaders through understanding the individual and driving a career development strategy around their needs   
  • Working within the growth zone and adopting a future-flexed mindset to develop leaders of tomorrow   
  • Implementing bold decisions and unwavering commitment for greater diversity in all aspects of the organisation including vendors and customers   

09:30

  • Understanding the power of role models in removing barriers to higher leadership roles   
  • Providing a channel for new leaders to gain relevant career advice and guidance   
  • Reworking the perception and limitations of what makes a good leader

10:10

  • What do you want to get out from the conference?
  • What are some challenges you face in your leadership journey?

10:20

10:50

NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP: SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP TALENT

11:00

BALANCING MULTIPLE LEADERSHIP ROLES

11:40

  • Setting yourself up for bigger board roles through starting early on smaller committees that may arise within your current organisation  
  • Adapting your time management skills to commit and prepare for the transition from executive to non-executive  
  • Gaining clarity around your skillsets and the value you can offer at board level

12:10

12:20

01:00

02:00

Leigh Sales reveals what she’s learned in 30 years at the frontline of journalism about human nature, life and leadership from the women she’s met along the way. 

GROWING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

02:40

02:50

Roundtable A: How to be a mentor to others - Promoting and embracing - unleash the potential of our future leaders of tomorrow
 
Michelle Young, General Manager - People and Culture, Melbourne Storm Rugby League Club
 
 
Roundtable B: Burnout Prevention - Preventing burnout through a mindful work environment
 
Alexis Guttridge, Meditation & Conversation Facilitator, Pause with Alexis
 
 
Roundtable C: Personal branding and increasing visibility - Step up and stand out – how to increase your visibility in the workplace?
 
Simone Weston, Chief Talent Officer, LEK Consulting
 
 
Roundtable D: Rising to leadership within a male dominated industry
 
Jennifer Kaye, Director, Strategic Communications, Level Crossing Removal Project
 
 
Roundtable E: Supporting your team through change - Leading change within high functioning teams and managing disruptors

03:50

HANDLING HIGH PRESSURE SITUATIONS

04:20

  • Separating your team’s stress from your own personal stress - being in touch with your own burnout to better understand your teams   
  • Navigating healthy coping mechanisms and discouraging the unhealthy ones   
  • Recognising when chronic stress has been normalised within the work environment and learning how to deinstitutionalise this accepted culture

04:55

05:00

05:05

Cultivate a network of trusted mentors and peers over some drinks and nibbles!

08:30

08:50

 BRING ALONG A MALE ALLY TIL’ MORNING TEA (AT NO EXTRA COST!) 

Please register male allies by emailing info@aventedge.com

LESSONS FROM LEADERS 

09:00

  • Demonstrate commitment to boosting representation of intersectional leaders  
  • Fostering a network of mentors amongst peers as well as leaders to achieve the greatest reach of support  
  • Facilitating deeper conversations across the organisation around the importance of diversity and inclusion

09:40

  • Navigating a new trial of learning and dealing with the changing nature of relationships from the top   
  • Managing the new-found vulnerability and ambiguity within executive isolation   
  • Leveraging mistakes into powerful adaptive tools and drawing strength from the people you lead  
  • Mastering the art of compartmentalising within a role characterised by complexity and accountability   
  • Striving for authenticity in enacting change across the organisation to pave the way for a more diverse leadership

10:30

10:40

CHARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAJECTORY

11:10

  • Finding strength in the ability to walk away from the tasks that don’t align with your values and mission  
  • Making every single ‘yes’ count and starting with small boundaries to continue helping and inspiring others   
  • Bringing in logic and reason to lead the boundaries discussion to convey your message more effectively

12:00

12:10

12:50

01:50

02:00

02:05

02:10

Roundtable A: New/Emerging Leaders
Cementing yourself as an impactful leader
 
Sara Prendergast, Head of Finance and Procurement, St Barbara
 
 
Roundtable B: Middle to Senior Management
Setting yourself up for success within a senior role
 
Kathy Karabatsas, Chief Financial Officer, David Jones
 
 
Roundtable C: C-Level and Board Experience
Navigating C-level and board experience, strengthening your value as a key decision maker
 
Sally Hines, Chief Executive Officer, Leadership Victoria 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

03:00

FINDING YOUR PURPOSE AND INTENT TO ACTION

03:30

  • Investing in your career development during times of stability and stagnation  
  • Changing approaches from ‘what you have done’ to ‘what you are’ – focusing on the processes and not the outcomes  
  • Asking the right questions to gain clarity around your strengths and aspirations while identifying gaps   
  • Looking to your network for career advice across different specialised areas and recognising which career behaviours you admire

04:00

04:30

  • What will I share with my colleagues when I’m back at work?  
  • What are the key takeaways that I can apply within the next year?  
  • What are 3 things I will try to adapt into my professional work life?

04:40

04:50