Summit Agenda

07:50

08:30

08:55

FUTURE READY LEADERSHIP

09:05

  • What it means to reinvent Indigenous leadership for the modern society? Creating a new version of the ‘ideal leader’  
  • Reflecting on a more inclusive and accurate representation of Australia’s community  
  • Promoting confidence and setting the tone for an inclusive and safe workplace 
  • Valuing bravery, empathy, and an outward-looking perspective 

09:20

  • Inspiring community to understand and respect First Nations culture 
  • Building a strong network of leaders who equally value your work and contribution 
  • Walking the path of self-improvement and taking personal responsibility for your skills development 
  • Overcoming challenges and building self-efficacy to increase leadership confidence 

09:45

  • Addressing barriers to workforce participation and discrimination in the workplace  
  • The importance of education in driving employment and economic development opportunities 
  • Workplaces and mentorship and agent of change: How can we support relationships to thrive and progress the promotion of greater inclusion and leadership? 

10:20

11:00

11:10

11:20

NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP: SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP TALENT

12:00

  • When two worlds collide - Connecting your professional goals with your purpose    
  • Linking your role to your personal purpose to ensure harmony between action and vision    
  • Utilising your strengths: Recognising your unique selling point (USP) and navigating your career path forward  
  • Understanding positions of privilege and using this to advance other leaders into power  

12:50

01:00

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. 

01:40

GROWING YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES

02:40

02:50

Roundtable A: Coaching and mentoring others – Promoting and embracing the potential of our future leaders of tomorrow
Dr Vicki Webster, Leadership Specialist, Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor, Career Resilience Coach, Incisive Leaders 
 
Roundtable B: Sharing a voice with disruptors - Working with disruptive employees through their concerns and addressing hurdles head on  
Maria Artango, Business & Empowerment Coach, One Heart Mentoring & Coaching  
 
Roundtable C: Personal branding and increasing visibility - Step up and stand out – how to increase your visibility in the workplace?  
Suzie Lightfoot, Personal Brand Coach, Personal Brand Expert 
 
Roundtable D: Supporting your team through change - Instilling trust in your team and working collaboratively to move as one 
Karen Schulz, Neuroscience Leadership Coach, Psychological Safety Consultant, Founding Partner & Director, Reveur  
 
Roundtable E: Re-examining what it means to be a confident leader – Framing confidence in today’s business environment
Sally Foley-Lewis, Middle Management & Self-Leadership Expert
 
 
Roundtable F: Key ingredients of high performing teams  
Confirmed: Cherry Ward, Founder & Director, Bluebird Leadership 
 
 

03:50

HANDLING HIGH PRESSURE SITUATIONS

04:20

  • How to lead with purpose and impact – Guiding change and building resilience 
  • Practicing purposeful leadership and knowing your “Why” 
  • Applying a purpose-driven, growth mindset to propel career opportunities

04:50

05:00

05:05

08:10

08:40

LESSONS FROM LEADERS

08:50

  • Unpack valuing voice: Lifting up, promoting and supporting the leadership development of underrepresented groups    
  • Creating a workplace reflective of the wider communities we serve    
  • How to hold conversations that everyone can be part of 

09:35

  • Why you don’t have to have all the answers because you’re a leader 
  • The power of vulnerability for resilient leadership – embracing vulnerability to build trust  
  • Responding to the Great Reshuffle by investing in your employees – Fostering a safe, inclusive, and positive workplace culture that values mental health and work-life balance   

10:20

10:30

11:00

11:10

CHARTING YOUR LEADERSHIP TRAJECTORY 

11:50

  • What does it mean to be a courageous leader? 
  • How to lead your organisation and teams with greater leadership and impact 
  • Stepping into your own power as a leader 

12:40

01:40

01:50

02:00

Roundtable A1: New/Emerging Leaders 
 
Strategies for new and aspiring leaders to excel in their first managerial role and tips for first-time leaders. Recognising that all leaders started somewhere, what helpful tips and strategies can new leaders learn to get a head start and transition successfully into their new role    
Sandra Creamer, Interim Chair, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council; Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland 
  
Roundtable A2: New/Emerging Leaders 
Strategies for new and aspiring leaders to excel in their first managerial role and tips for first-time leaders. Recognising that all leaders started somewhere, what helpful tips and strategies can new leaders learn to get a head start and transition successfully into their new role    
Kirsty Dwyer, Chief People and Business Services Officer, Diabetes Australia 
 
Roundtable A3: New/Emerging Leaders 
Strategies for new and aspiring leaders to excel in their first managerial role and tips for first-time leaders. Recognising that all leaders started somewhere, what helpful tips and strategies can new leaders learn to get a head start and transition successfully into their new role    
Amanda Bulow, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Awesome Women in Construction 
  
Roundtable B1: Middle to Senior Management
 
Sharing solutions to overcome common leadership challenges faced across middle and senior management. Share best practice strategies on how you can best support your managers to progress to the next level 
Jane Humphreys, Vice President, People & Culture, Volvo Group 
 
Roundtable B2: Middle to Senior Management 
Sharing solutions to overcome common leadership challenges faced across middle and senior management. Share best practice strategies on how you can best support your managers to progress to the next level 
Athena Manley, Chief of Strategy, AON  
 
 
Roundtable C: Top Level Management
How to progress to C-Suite and board level, looking beyond existing networks and actively creating opportunities for women, women of colour, young leaders and other under-represented groups to drive diversity. Creating a meaningful career through making sense of the challenges faced and leveraging inclusivity
 
Erin Rayment, Executive Director Industry Engagement, Queensland  University of Technology 

03:00

03:30

FINDING YOUR PURPOSE AND INTENT TO ACTION

03:40

  • Repurposing your narrative through positive storytelling 
  • Not all wounds heal: rehabilitate your aspirations
  • The power of “yes” to unlock new strength, opportunities and support 
  • Your network is not there to support you; you are there to support the network / Be the mentor you’d like to have

04:10

  • What is it like to lead in a patriarchal society
  • Two steps forward, one step backwards

04:30

  • What will I share with my colleagues when I'm back at work?   
  • What are some key learnings I can pass on?   
  • What are three things I will do differently at work?

04:40

04:50