2015 - Time to Take Stock

Day 1 – Thursday, 13 May

Fair Work Commission 2015 – Challenges, changes and innovation

Speaker: Hon Joe Catanzariti – Vice President, Fair Work Commission

Slouching towards Bethlehem: Are our industrial arrangements fit for purpose?

Speaker: Prof John Dewar – Vice-Chancellor, La Trobe University

Contingent academic employment in Australian universities

Speaker: Prof Leo Goedegebuure – Director, LH Martin Institute

Critical lessons from legislative and case developments – the Year in review

Speaker: Stuart Pill – Partner, Clayton Utz / Hedy Cray – Partner, Clayton Utz

Critical developments in managing Ill and injured workers: Effective case management

Speaker: Dr Graham Smith – Partner, Clayton Utz

Success in academia: Findings from an international research project with early career academics

Speaker: Dr Kathryn Sutherland – Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)

Immigration – understanding and addressing recurring sponsorship and compliance issues

Speaker: Aristotle Paipetis – Principal Solicitor, VLA Lawyers

Developing an effective global employee mobility program: An employment law perspective

Speaker: Georgina Gowland – Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Creating a comprehensive university culture

Speaker: Barbara Miller – Director, People and Culture, CQUniversity

Product innovation at UniSuper: Further enhancements

Speaker: Kevin O’Sullivan – CEO, UniSuper

Day 2 – Friday, 14 May

The Economic Backdrop: The implications of the economy for HR professionals in the Australian tertiary education sector

Speaker: Chris Richardson – Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

The economic and policy environment for higher education

Speaker: Prof Peter Dawkins – Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University

Wellbeing – buzz word or business risk?

Speaker: Michele Grow – CEO, Davidson Trahaire Corpsych

Trends in Australian higher education: Implications for the workforce

Speaker: Andrew Norton – Higher Education Program Director, Grattan Institute

“Full speed ahead – Global competition and the modern worker”. Issues and challenges for Australian workplaces and educators

Speaker: Peter Wilson – Chairman and National President, Australian Human Resources Institute