2019 - Leadership and Culture

Day 1 – Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Institution building – Prioritising for sustainable success

Speaker: Professor Deep Saini, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Canberra

Harnessing customer centric thinking to drive impactful change

Speaker: Lakshmi West, Director, Service Improvement Group, Australian National University

Driving cultural change through workforce insights

Speaker: Adina Leu, Director, Workforce Strategy Australian Public Service Commission

UA Indigenous Strategy 2017 – 2020

Speaker: Anne-Marie Lansdown, Deputy Chief Executive, Universities Australia

The role cross cultural training plays in the success of international assignments

Speaker: Astrid Hofmann, Cross Cultural Consultant, SIRVA Worldwide Relocation and Moving

An academic leaders view of HR’s role in leadership and culture development

Speakers: Dr Greg Wood, Former Director of Industry Engagement, Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University / Drew Davidson, Industry Leader, Higher Education, Rivor Advisory

Transforming culture through leadership and the way we work

Speakers: Zemeel Saba, Director, Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, La Trobe University / Chloe Hall, Manager, Performance, Leadership and Capability, La Trobe University

Workplace Gender Diversity – progression or regression?

Speaker: Diana Hewitson, Vice President, Equal Employment Opportunity Network (EEON)

Strategic Talent Acquisition in Universities

Speaker: Vikki Hartley, Director, Higher Education Practice, Mercer Australia

Day 2 – Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Thriving during Disruption: The Critical Role of HR

Speaker: Professor Ian Williamson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Commerce, Victoria Business School
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Creating a Data Driven Culture – Stories from Microsoft’s journey

Speaker: Ray Fleming, Higher Education Industry Director, Microsoft Australia

Panel discussion: Improving workforce performance by driving leadership and culture

Facilitator/Speakers: Facilitator: Callan Clarke, Business Development Manager, Acendre / Cassie Haynes, Head of Human Resources, Department of Finance / Emily Brewer, Manager, Recruitment Partnerships, Western Sydney University

How is Australian leadership performing in the face of relentless change

Speaker: Ben Foote, Chief Executive Officer, The Australian Institute of Management

Driving successful change: Insights from the winner of the 2019 AHEIA/Voice Project Award for organisational change

Speakers: Dr Peter Langford, Director, Voice Project / Kym Bakaric, Director, Capability and Culture, People and Culture, Victoria University