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Agenda

Day One - Wednesday, 12 June 2024

8:30

Registrations

Day 1

9:00

Welcome to Country 

9:00

Welcome to Country  

9:10

Chairperson's Opening Address 

EMBEDDING A CULTURE OF LEARNING

9:25

Panel: Making learning stick by building a culture of learning within your organisation  

  • Engaging middle managers in facilitating learning and development for staff  

  • Prioritising time and resources for continuous learning  

  • Investing in a culture of learning to enhance your organisational outcomes

Christopher Simpson.jfif

Chris Simpson, Head of Organisational Learning, Department of the Attorney General 

Helen Cawood.jfif

Helen Cawood, Learning and Development Manager, JCDeaux Australia + New Zealand 

Lisa Murphy.jfif

Lisa Murphy, Chief People Officer, Fantastic Furniture 

10:25

Case Study: Learning and the Future of Work

  • Embedding capability as currency  

  • Measuring learning and utilizing the measurement across the whole system 

  • How can organisations create adaptability, so that they move from ‘Future Ready’ to ‘Ready Now?’

Helen Anderson.jfif

Helen Anderson, Head of Capability, Head of Learning, Telstra 

10:55

Morning Tea 

11:30

How can embedding a culture of learning and continuous development within your organisation contribute to improved retention rates? 

  • What does an embedded culture of learning look like in an organisation? 

  • Establishing feedback mechanisms to garner employee satisfaction  

  • Responding to employee feedback in a timely and effective manner to increase the chances of an employee staying with an organisation 

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Julie Tickle, Chief People Officer, TAFE NSW 

Natalie Foxon, Associate Director Organisational Workforce Development, TAFE NSW 

ENHANCING L+D THROUGH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

12:00

Case Study: How has Allianz changed their learning and development strategy through the use of AI?  

  • Ensuring employees can effectively use new AI platforms  

  • Utilising a combination of AI, online and face to face learning  

  • Choosing an AI platform that is appropriate to an organization’s structure and adaptable to individual needs 

  • Facilitating the empowerment of unique learning styles through AI 

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Adam Flint, Learning and Development Designer, Allianz 

12:30

Networking Bingo  

12:50

Lunch  

2:00

Roundtables  

Delegates will have the opportunity to join 2 x 30 minute roundtable discussions

A: Discussing the benefits of external versus internal learning and development programs  
B: Addressing the challenges of learning and development in a global company  
C: Navigating working externally with subject matter experts 

ENSURING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT WITH L&D INITIATIVES

3:00

Case Study: L&D in an NFP setting – Driving learning and engagement through a strong sense of purpose  

  • How has OzHarvest’s volunteer workforce helped the organisation to drive learning and engagement?  

  • Designing learning and development initiatives that match your workforce’s way of learning  

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Gauri Bhalla, Learning and Development Lead, OzHarvest 

3:30

Afternoon Tea 

4:00

Maximising people experiences to drive organisational success

  • Fostering employee engagement and satisfaction through effective L&D  

  • Maximising the employee lifecycle as a method of improving the efficacy of an organisation  

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Dr. Anat Hassner, Chief People Officer, Uniting  

4:30

Data-led L&D development – using data to design and deliver effective programs 

  • How can data be used to design more engaging and effective L&D programs?  

  • What difference does effectively using data in L&D design make?  

Laurie Hibbs.jfif

Laurie Hibbs, GM – Capability, Judo Bank 

5:00

Chairperson’s Closing Address and End of Day 1

Day Two - Thursday, 13 June 2024

Day 2

9:00

Chairperson's address 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

9:10

Panel: What does the next generation of leaders need from leadership development initiatives?

  • What do young and up-and-coming leaders need to succeed? 

  • Ensuring leadership development programs are adaptable to the individual needs to ensure diversity and representation among the next generation of leaders  

  • Responding to the younger generation's emphasis on work-life balance  

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Matthew Kershaw, Global Head of People Development, Domino’s Pizza Enterprises 

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Gauri Bhalla, Learning and Development Lead, OzHarvest 

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Emma Wright, Chief People Officer, WorkCover Queensland 

Emma Henschke.jfif

Emma Henschke, Leadership Development Manager, Grill'd 

10:10

Mini Workshop/Networking Game: Lead Out – Enhancing your leadership capabilities, decision making skills and team work capacity  

Christopher Simpson.jfif

Facilitator: Chris Simpson, Head of Organisational Learning, Department of the Attorney General 

10:10

Morning Tea

OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE L+D INITIATIVES

11:40

Maximising the impact of learning and development programs with minimal funding and resources

  • Getting the most out of a learning and development program with a tight budget   

  • How can embedding a culture of learning that is perpetuated by middle managers minimise the need to expend resources on L+D training? 

  • Why should you re-prioritise your organisational values to invest further in L+D? 

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Anna Knuckey, Associate Director, Talent & Capabilities, NSW Ambulance 

12:10

Ensuring employees are engaged when utilising e-learning and online remote learning resources

  • How can learning and development professionals gauge the engagement and effectiveness of e-learning resources?  

  • Re-designing e-learning resources to suit the modern employee  

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Maria Zotos, Head of Learning and Capability, QBE Insurance 

12:40

Lunch 

MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

1:40

Panel: Identifying benchmarks of success for learning and development initiatives that are tailored to your organisational goals and your employees

  • Re-thinking traditional benchmarks of L+D success when adapting to the modern workforce 

  • Establishing effective feedback mechanisms to gauge employee engagement, satisfaction and wellbeing  

Inga Wendelin.jfif

Inga Wendelin, Director Learning and Development, Hamilton Island 

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Kelly Whitney, Associate Director, Careers, Talent and Organisational Success, Western Sydney University 

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Narelle Barnes, Head of People and Capability, Rent a Space Self Storage 

2:40

Case Study: Utilising data to demonstrate the impact of learning and development within your organisation  

  • Learning to use and understand the data you already have  

  • How does ALCON demonstrate the impact of its L&D initiatives? 

Marie Daniels.jfif

Marie Daniels, APAC Associate Director for Commercial Learning and Development, ALCON 

3:10

Afternoon Tea 

3:30

Unlocking the benefits of a formalised mentoring program for employees to increase retention rates, enhance opportunities for development and receive feedback on L+D initiatives  

  • How can middle managers encourage employee engagement with formalised mentoring services?  

  • What does an effective mentoring program entail and how can the benefits of such a program be maximised?  

  • Linking employee mentoring to improved organisational success, improved retention and more effective L+D initiatives 

Angela Johnston.jfif

Angela Johnston, Chief People Officer (Acting), Achieve Australia

4:00

Chairperson’s Closing Address 

4:15

End of Day 2

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