A CALL TO ARMS FOR BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS LEADERS
in person event 30 MAR – 1 APR 2022
We are on the precipice of great change.
The pandemic has torn up the rule book on how we work. Now, we have a choice. To go back to the old, or to co-create a NEW world of work that – one that works BETTER – for people, and for organisations.
Never before, have conscious business leaders like YOU had this unique opportunity. Right now, what you are craving is Strength. Inspiration. Community. Togetherness.
Let us inspire you – intellectually, emotionally and physically – with this unique face to face adventure . This experience is guaranteed to lift you, your team and your organisation to greatness
- Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Founder - The Gaimaragal Group
Co-Founder & Managing Director,
Daniel co-founded Thankyou at the age of 19, and today 12 years later, Thankyou’s products are stocked by major retailers in Australia, with every product contributing to helping end global poverty. To date, Thankyou has raised over $17 million to impact the lives of people across 31 countries.
- Potential Project
Dr Kim Hamrosi
Executive Director - Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia
360 Strength + Performance
Regional CFO, Asia Pacific & Japan - SAP Asia Pacific
Senior Exec Wellbeing & Community
- Leading Well
- GH Meditation
- Louise Kelly
Chief People Officer
- Future Super
- The Oranges Toolkit
- Ramsay Health Care
- HeadUp Labs
Director & Founder
- DLA Piper
- Family Friendly Workplaces
Anne Das Gupta
Head of Culture & Performance
- Sydney Water
Mel von Hartitzsch
- Culture Amp
Group Manager, Talent and Learning
Senior Manager, Talent & Organisational Development
Non Executive Director
- R U OK?
Dr Nick Taylor
Founder and CEO -
Whilst working as a Clinical Psychologist in a leadership role for the NHS, Nick became interested in corporate wellness. Determined to implement a strategy that would enable the NHS to best support its workers, Nick realised that there was a clear gap in the market for a platform that would provide all organisations with the tools to do this.
Director & Org Psychologist
- FBG Group
Head of People and Culture
Founder & Principal
- EEK Business Psychology
Audrey wishes she knew at 30 what she now knows at 50+. The link between success, strong and sustained performance, sense of fulfilment, life satisfaction and happiness seems so obvious now – wellbeing – but it’s taken a lifetime of experiences and 30+ years as a business psychologist to fathom.
Mark is the Founder of FLOE – an innovative connected fitness service with a mission to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of people through exercise and human connection. Prior to that, Mark was previously the Founder and Managing Director of the Virgin Active health club chain in Australia and South-East Asia.
Laura is an energetic Executive who understands the importance of placing people at the heart of business success. She has a track record of cultivating high performance cultures that are the frontier of an organisation’s competitive advantage.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
VP PEOPLE & CULTURE – REDDIT
MANAGING DIRECTOR – XERO AOTEAROA
08.30 – Arrive & Relax
09.00 – Serenity Welcome
09.10 – Acknowledgement of Country & Traditional Ochre Ceremony
With Susan Moylan-Coombs – Founder, The Gaimaragal Group.
09.30 – Start With WHY: Embedding Purpose to Energise, Unite & Inspire
Senior business leaders share their experiences in embedding purpose into their organisation’s DNA. We’ll explore different ways to introduce purpose to business, the impact its made in their organsiations, and how to get started on your own journey to greater purpose.
Daniel Flynn – Managing Director & Co-Founder, Thankyou
Anne Das Gupta – Head of Culture & Performance, Sydney Water
Karen Oldaker – Senior Exec Wellbeing & Community, Medibank
In conversation with:
Mikey Ellis – Head of People & Culture, Riparide
10.15 – UPLIFT AND CONNECT
Using the power of positive emotions, Tegan will guide us to make meaningful connections with others. With the backing of neuroscience and positive psychology, be ready to flow into morning tea with new connections and uplifting conversations that will set the scene for the remainder of your experience here with us.
Led by: Tegan Davies – General Manager – The Oranges Toolkit
10.30 – CONNECT & REFRESH
11.00 – Break The Belief: “Care and Emotions are ‘Girly’ and Have No Place in Business!
Our male Senior Executives share their personal experiences and views on how injecting ‘care’ into their leadership style and organisational culture leads to higher performing teams. Come ready with your own questions and wisdom to be part of the discussion!
Pat Grier (AM) – Former CEO, Ramsay Health Care
Mark Fazio – Co-Chief Executive Officer, Mate Internet + Mobile
In conversation with:
Graeme Cowan – Non-Executive Director, RUOK?
11.45 – Interactive Interview : what is top of mind for people leaders in 2022?
As organisations continue to shift their workforce and employee experience strategies, many HR and people leaders are unsure about what the future holds, and what the workplace will look like in the times ahead. During this session, we will discuss three core pillars that underpin the new world of work, and how they can be utilised to set your team up for success in 2022 and beyond: The power of employee wellbeing, belonging, and psychological safety; Retaining top talent and reducing turnover; and Rethinking the employee experience for a hybrid workforce.
Catherine Frogley – Group Manager Talent & Learning – Sanitarium
Karen Maher – Senior Manager, Talent & Org Development – Mirvac
In conversation with:
Mel von Hartitzsch – People Geek – Culture Amp
12.30 – LUNCH IN THE FRESH AIR
13.05 – STRETCH OR MINDFULNESS SESSION (Optional)
13.30 – workplace design: creating a positive impact on performance & behaviour
Led By Mel Marsden – Workplace Dynamics Strategist, COMUNiTI
13.45 – Break The Belief: “We Have EAP, Mental Health Box Ticked!”
Our Senior Leaders and experts share their personal experiences and wisdom on the benefits of creating mentally healthy cultures that go beyond the tick box approach. Come ready with your own questions and wisdom to be part of the discussion!
Adam Barringer – Partner of Risk, Deloitte
Kim Hamrosi – Executive Director, Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia (CMHAA)
In Conversation With:
Melinda Upton – Former Partner, DLA Piper
14.30 – Psychosocial Risk in Your Workplace: How To Strategically Address and Manage Risks to Mental Ill Health, Wellbeing and Performance
15.00 – Afternoon Tea
15.30 – Co-Creation Workshop: Mind Your Mind – Are Your Internal Thoughts Holding You Back As A Leader?
Explore ways to turn down the volume on your inner critic and create the conditions to thrive through challenging times. In this session, you’ll discover practical tools that you can apply when the heat is on.
Led by: Gillian Coutts – Country Manager, Potential Project
16.00 – Inspirational Keynote: Power and Perseverence
A conversation with: Paul Amiradaki – Director, 360 Strength and Performance
16.30 – CHEERS AND THANK YOU
16.45 – TRADITIONAL ABORIGINAL SMOKING CEREMONY
17.00 – COMMUNITY CELEBRATION BY THE BAY
Thanks to Benestar
07.00 – Ice Bath Rejuvenation (Optional)
09.00 – Fox Flex: Bringing a New Way of Working to Life at foxtel
Discover how Foxtel is navigating the new Hybrid World of Work – what it means for their people, processes and technology
Laura Durkan – Director, People & Culture, Foxtel
09.30 – Driving Cultural Change Around Mental Health: The Whole Person, Whole Organisation Approach
Dr Nick Taylor – CEO, Unmind (UK)
10.00 – Mini Stretch
It’s time to tackle the REAL people issues facing corporate Australia right now. How do we hang on to our top talent and ensure they feel connected, valued and inspired to stay?
With Tony Lehner – CPO – intelliHR (shilo.people)
10.40 – Connection and referesh break
There’s a movement starting to break the stigma on how female health – e.g. PMD, fertility, miscarriage and menopause – affects women’s ability to perform in the workplace. Some companies are instituting paid leave for those experiencing these life events. Whilst others believe these policies may reinforce gender stereotypes that women are the ‘weaker’ sex. What do you think? Come ready with your own questions and wisdom to be part of the debate
Richard Keep – Director of Assurance, EY
Leigh Dunlop – Chief Operating Officer, Future Super
Thea O’Connor – Wellbeing & Productivity Advisor
In conversation with:
Audrey McGibbon – Founder – EEK & SENSE
Gina McNamara – Regional Chief Financial Officer, SAP
12.30 – Lunch in the fresh air
13.05 – STRETCH OR MINDFULNESS SESSION (Optional)
Senior Executives share their beliefs on why employees’ personal and professional lives cannot be separated and discuss how to proactively reduce the tension that exists between work and family. They will also give practical tips for leaders to take a proactive role in creating a culture that enables their people to be their best as a parent or carer, as well as an employee.
Melanie Evans – CEO, ING
Richard Tew – Country Manager, Novartis
In Conversation With:
Emma Walsh – Founder, Family Friendly Workplaces
14.15 – A biopsychosocial approach to wellbeing
We are at a tipping point, where the old reductionist, reactive approach to health and wellbeing has to change. Lets examine high performance and resilience through the lens of the 5 pillars of Mind, Body, Movement, Nutrition and Recovery. Combining research from the fields of physiology, technology, psychology, data science and nutrition to provide insights into how this integrated, holistic approach can transform employees’ physical and mental health.
Presented by Glenn Riseley – Executive Director – HeadUp Labs
15.15 – CREATING A FUTURE-READY WORKFORCE
To succeed in a rapidly changing world and workforce, the next gen will need more than good grades. They’ll need a sense of purpose, and the human capability skills that enable them to uncover and deliver their unique potential. In this session, you’ll discover how you can become a meaningful contributor to the creation of a future-ready workforce, driven by impact.
Mariane Power – Psychologist & Co-Founder, The Posify Group
15.30 – Co-Creation Workshop: So, What Next?
Led by: Vanessa Fudge – Founder, Leading Well
Wednesday 30 March, 1-4pm
Your Blueprint to the Future: Reimagining Workplaces to Inspire Human Potential
About Your Blueprint Guide.
Melissa Marsden is a Workplace Dynamics Strategist. She has worked with corporates and professional services firms to create physical environments that drive high performance teams.
Mel believes that our environments have the opportunity to positively influence our behaviour and performance at work.
Through the Workplace Dynamics Blueprint model, Mel supports organisations to shift employee and business mindsets from slow, stagnant operations to agile and flexible environments, enabling them to swiftly adopt new business opportunities and streams, whilst establishing a premium level employee experience.
Workplace environments need a new vision for the future and they need it fast! In this workshop session, Mel will provide you with some of the tools you need to position you as an employer of choice, beginning your journey of building your own internal capacity for delivering a high-performance workplace your people will love.
Be the Change YOU Want to See in Your Organisation!
map out your unique pathway to making the BIGGEST IMPACT – for yourself as a leader, and for your organisation.
Included in your ticket price is a 60 minute, 1-on-1 coaching session with one of our exceptional Leadership Coaches.
Within this session, you can map out your unique pathway to making the BIGGEST IMPACT – for yourself as a leader, and for your organisation. You’ll gain clarity, accountability, energy and optimism to make the changes that are uniquely yours for the taking.
In lockdown times, we had the opportunity to test out this approach in our virtual programs, and it was nothing short of LIFE CHANGING for our participants.
Aligning Culture to Vision, Purpose and Strategy
The Leading Well team of coaches and mentors work with individuals, teams and organisations to strengthen leadership and raise vitality. They decipher complexity and ambiguity by taking a whole system view. They go beyond behaviour into mindset to increase flow and resolve blockages.
In this 60-minute one-on-one session, your coach from Leading Well will support you to reflect on what you are learning, joining the dots to instigate real and lasting change for yourself, your team, and your organisation as a whole! Focus areas include:
– A whole system view – we consider not just the person but the entire human and organisational system in which they operate
– A focus on mindset, not just skillset – the best way to lift performance is not to focus on performance itself but what’s driving it
– Attention to vitality – research shows that sustainable high performance requires a foundation of high wellbeing
Imagine yourself spending two incredible days here…
With its own secluded beach, stunning views over the harbour, ocean breeze and natural light streaming in through the windows…we think we’ve found the ultimate space for this year’s Thriving Workplace event.
Whilst you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in reality you’re just a short ferry ride away from the CBD. Plus, it’s one of the only places in Sydney where you’ll find free parking!
We invite you to join us for a truly unique experience that will:
with immense gratitude to our partners
thought leader partners
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