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The Women in Leadership Tasmania Summit 2016

The Hobart Function and Conference Centre
06 December 2016 - 07 December 2016

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Tasmania boasts not only some of Australia's most picturesque natural beauty and treasured heritage, but also its most innovative business and exceptional and inspirational women leaders. As the Tasmanian Women’s Plan initiative addressing systemic and en-cultured gender inequality approached its fourth year, now is the time to invest in the future women leaders of this thriving and vibrant market, and the future of Tasmania.

Despite this progress, under-representation of females at senior levels is still prevalent and work needs to be done to ensure Tasmania's aspiring professional women are equipped with necessary skills and opportunity to take up the mantle of leadership and innovation.

The Women in Leadership Tasmania Summit 2016 will provide a platform for specialised leadership skill development. This one-of-a-kind event showcases Tasmania’s pre-eminent leaders from Public and Private Sectors, from core government Departments to the country’s top brands, to share their expertise and insights into leadership. Brimming with inspirational success stories and practical takeaways to refine your current skill set, the Summit is an unmissable opportunity to enhance your credentials and flourish as a leader.
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Inspirational success stories from successful and prominent Tasmanian leaders

Leveraging and developing capabilities to excel in leadership roles

Refining and enhancing an authentic and innovative approach to leadership

Developing tools to engage and influence teams for success
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- Chief Executives
- Managing Directors
- Directors/Assistant Directors
- General Managers
- Group Managers
- Branch/Section Managers
- Human Resources
- Leadership Specialists
- Team Leaders
- Consultants
- Academic Leaders
- Political Leaders
- Emerging Business Women



05 December 2016


09:00 - 16:30


Masterclass

Adaptive Management for Leadership Success

Most C-Suite executives will have a core leadership skill set that includes strategy, action and results. This skill set acts as the foundation for effective leadership: the skills will not make you a great leader on their own, but you cannot do it without them. 

Building upon this core skill set by developing and enhancing more strategic methodologies and abilities is critical for those who want to excel in leadership. In doing so, you equip yourself to become an adaptable and influential leader.

Adaptive leaders embody a unique combination of skills, perspective and guided effort that enable true excellence. They demonstrate emotional intelligence, organisational justice, authenticity and a thirst for learning and development. 

In this practical, interactive workshop, you will develop your core leadership skillset and actively equip yourself with the capabilities to thrive as an adaptive leader.

Emotional Intelligence
- Acknowledging and understanding our own emotions
- Being aware of others’ emotions
- Forming and managing quality relationships with colleagues

Organisational Justice 
- Conveying your values and principles as a leader
- Respect in the workplace
- Ethical leadership

Authenticity
- Incorporating your personality into your leadership style
- Being transparent and forthcoming
- Practising authentic leadership

Continuous Development 
- Demonstrating open-mindedness
- Learning from mistakes and from others
- Evolving your leadership approach
 
Beth Mathison - Managing Director
Centaur Business Networks Pty Ltd


06 December 2016


09:00 - 09:40


Case Study

A journey into leadership

Dr Goodwin’s career currently spans working in the family business, the offices of the Governor of Tasmania and the Chief Justice of Tasmania, an industry association and the Public Sector. She brings a broad range of life and employment experience to her current role, which has evolved significantly over 23 years following her graduation from the University of Tasmania. In this Keynote, she will share her journey into leadership and the lessons she learnt along the way. Discuss:
- Achieving ambitions
- Finding your voice
- Overcoming memorable challenges
Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC - Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Corrections, Minister for the Arts, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Parliament of Tasmania

09:50 - 10:30


Expert Commentary

Fostering the mindset of a resilient leader

Before you can develop a resilient leadership style, you must master a resilient mental capacity. Training yourself to re frame negative experiences, taking control, building professional relationships and thinking positively are essential methods to build a resilient mindset. As Telstra’s Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year 2015, Beth has more than 35 years’ experience in senior management and board positions both in Australia, the UK and Asia. She will explore:
- Adapting when negativity strikes and staying positive
- Taking control of what you can and daring to fail
- Building and maintaining healthy relationships
 
Beth Mathison - Managing Director
Centaur Business Networks Pty Ltd

10:55 - 11:35


Case Study

Rendering results with resilient leadership

With an extensive, executive career in the Public Service, Ginna has been responsible for implementing new directions and initiatives in a challenging environment. Her leadership style has had to adapt from operational to strategic in order to instigate change and contribute to a safer Tasmania. At the core of her leadership capabilities lie confidence, determination and resilience. She will share:
- Finding your voice and building confidence in your abilities
- Determination for success
- Overcoming challenges and becoming a resilient leader
Ginna Webster - Deputy Secretary - Administration of Justice
Department of Justice

11:45 - 12:25


Case Study

The final push: From 2IC to CEO

Often at the pointy end of leadership journeys is the final push from Second in Command to overriding leader. Stepping up over the final hurdle requires specialist skill development, effective stakeholder engagement and seizing opportunities to demonstrate your leadership potential and capabilities. There can be a significant gap between your perception of the lead role and what is really involved. This is a transition that Katrena has recently undergone. Now from her current perspective as CEO she will discuss:
- Prepping for a promotion into leadership
- Pursuing and prompting recognition from stakeholders
- Seizing opportunities and essential skill enhancement
- Balancing marking your mark and not burning out
Dr Katrena Stephenson - Chief Executive Officer
Local Government Association of Tasmania

13:35 - 14:35


Panel

Ensuring career progression: Positioning yourself for opportunity

Recognising and utilising your unique strengths to guarantee that you are establishing yourself in a prime position for career advancement opportunities plays a significant role in obtaining leadership excellence. Acquiring recognition and credibility from stakeholders validates hard work and dedication to the role, which in turn can lead to further rewards. These Tasmanian leaders will discuss the key strategies they use to promote themselves in the workplace. Discuss:
- Utilising your strengths and seizing opportunities
- Should I find a mentor?
- Negotiation skills and effective engagement with stakeholders
Hannah Vasicek - Creative Director and Founder
FRANCESCA
Leanne Hurst - Director Development Services
City of Launceston
Brooke Batchelor - National, Business Development Manager
National Australia Bank
Tammy Chu - Managing Director
Entura
Steve Gunn - Chief Executive Officer
Blundstone
Professor Maggie Walter - Professor in Sociology/ Pro Vice-Chancellor Aboriginal Research and Leadership
University of Tasmania
Kristie Johnston - Mayor
Glenorchy City Council
Natasha Brown - General Manager - Works & Service Delivery
TasNetworks

14:35 - 15:15


Case Study

Influencing and implementing change

Jenny began her 37 year career in education as a Mathematics high school teacher. Since transferring her expertise over to the Department of Education in 2000, she has excelled and worked in a number of senior leadership roles. She has been involved in evolving and implementing school improvement frameworks, leading the development of the Tasmanian Curriculum and negotiating national education policy and strategy. Her ability to inspire and promote such positive initiatives and improve the quality of learning for future generations comes down to a quality, influential leadership style. She will share:
- Keeping personal and organisational goals in sight
- Owning your influence to implement change
- Making a commitment to continuous learning and decision-making for change
Jenny Gale - Secretary
Department of Education

15:30 - 16:30


Expert Commentary

Finding your voice

There are few better feelings in life than realising who you are. Who you are as a person guides who you can become as a leader. Effective leaders trust in themselves, they can tap into their own voice and have built a capacity to inspire others. Sara delights and specialises in helping aspiring leaders unlock their capabilities and build confidence in their potential. She will share her expertise to discuss:
- Sourcing your voice
- Unique characteristics of your leadership style
- The X-factor of leadership
 
Sara Redman - Founder Director
SRA Corporate Change


07 December 2016


09:00 - 09:40


Case Study

Innovation and sustainability: Stakeholder management for leadership success

A key strategy for leadership excellence is the ability to respect and understand the various perspectives of stakeholders. A healthy relationship with stakeholders often has an invaluable influence on career advancement and sustainability. Adopting an innovative approach to building rapport with relevant stakeholders is the first step to ensure appropriate management is carried forward. You must prioritise your stakeholders to establish underlying control and guide the relationships with a conscious understanding of their expectations and agreed objectives. Throughout her executive career, stakeholder management has been an important factor in Kathrine’s leadership journey. She will share:
- Innovative stakeholder engagement and management
- Prioritising your stakeholders
- Maintaining control and building positive relationships
Kathrine Morgan-Wicks - Deputy Secretary, Budget and Finance Division
Department of Treasury and Finance

09:50 - 10:30


Case Study

Influencing a resilient and adaptable team

A fundamental aspect of leadership is ensuring you have an adaptable team, capable to evolve and improvise during challenging times of change. As a team leader it becomes your responsibility to set standards and expectations. You have to guide your colleagues by being an effective and diligent listener and communicator.  During her career, Jan has developed adeptness for guaranteeing her team practises resilience to thrive during times of change. Discuss:
- Setting an example for resilience 
- Building team adaptability through times of change
- Influencing diligence and communicating strategy
Jan Hyde - Deputy Commissioner
Department of Veterans' Affairs

10:55 - 11:35


Case Study

Authenticating your leadership style

Influential leaders will combine their previous experiences to find their voice and formulate a unique, tailored approach to leadership. Leveraging capabilities learnt from various stages of your career enables you to develop methods for leading. In addition to her tenure as an Olympian, Liz’s professional background spans a range of sectors, including sport, business, community development, economic development, infrastructure and property development. All of this has shaped her into the CEO she is today. Liz will discuss:
- Utilising various experiences to find your voice
- Personalising your leadership style
- Resisting traditional restraints and approaches
Liz Jack - Chief Executive Officer
Macquarie Point Development Corporation

11:45 - 12:25


Expert Commentary

Becoming a strong advocate

The aims of advocacy and lobbying are similar, but the procedures are different. The former attempts to cause political action, whereas the latter refers to influencing the government and its leaders. Most inspiring leaders will utilise their influence to become effective advocates and lobbyists for change. Jan is considered Tasmania’s top political lobbyist and one of the most influential people in Tasmania, she will discuss:
- The difference between advocacy and lobbying
- Skills of successful advocates
- Developing advocacy strategies as a leader
Jan Davis - CEO
Launceston Chamber of Commerce

13:35 - 14:25


Case Study

Creative leadership for sustainable influence

Achieving your professional goals is even more fulfilling and sustainable when you have some fun along the way. Siobhan passionately incorporates creativity into her leadership style to enhance her effectiveness and breakdown challenges that come her way. She inspires long term vision by acknowledging complexity, strategically making connections between people and organisations to make difficult issues clear and straightforward. Discuss:
- Incorporating creativity in your leadership style
- Strategically managing and breaking down challenges
- Collaboration and inspiring long term vision
Siobhan Harpur - Chief Executive Officer
Public Health Services

14:35 - 15:15


Case Study

Transformational leadership: Making your Mark – a balanced approach

The desire to make a difference is a common ambition for many aspiring leaders. Mark earned his place in the nation’s corporate history books by transforming a struggling Salmon company into a thriving $500 million business. Becoming a transformational leader requires passion, boldness and ambition  - together with a clear understanding of risk. Mark will draw from his experiences and discuss:
- Finding your voice as a transformational leader
- Calculated risk-taking
- Transmitting your passion and ambition
Mark Ryan - Chief Executive Officer
Tassal Group Limited

15:30 - 16:30


Roundtable

Future directions for Tasmanian female leaders

This interactive discussion will allow participants to revisit the key topics and themes touched on throughout the two day forum. Delegates will have the opportunity to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a leader, and prioritise a set of changes they can make to improve their effectiveness as leaders. Explore:
- Essential lessons for aspiring female leaders to take that next step
- Success factors for finding your voice, influencing and initiating change
- Support systems for emerging leaders: coaching and mentoring
Jill Currey - Leadership and Change Consultant, Facilitator and Executive Coach
Currey & Co Consulting


08 December 2016


09:00 - 16:30


Masterclass

The Art of Innovative Team Leadership

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

The most memorable and valuable leaders have a reliable and resilient team behind them. They will have created an environment where both accountability and trust are high.

They will have earnt respect and admiration from their colleagues by demonstrating their aptitude in difficult times, and by constantly facilitating a supportive and diverse working environment.

Effective leaders are consistently moving forward by retaining their focus on purpose, ensuring they don’t lose sight of the team’s progress and encouraging experimentation to secure positive outcomes.

By upholding an innovative approach to leading and motivating, their action inspires progression and promotes an infectious desire to succeed and achieve.

This workshop will enhance and develop your team leadership capabilities, ready to be implemented upon your return to work.

Gaining respect from your team
  • Establishing yourself as a trustworthy leader
  • Demonstrating your adeptness
  • Building team rapport
Facilitating high performing teams
  • Strategies for creating a positive culture of engagement and success
  • Accountability and commitment
  • Working with difference
Coaching and developing others
  • Keeping your goals in sight
  • A commitment to continuous learning and adapting to change
  • Encouraging your team to view challenge as an opportunity to thrive
Becoming an innovative team leader
  • Maintaining positive team relations
  • Being an effective influence
  • Practising emotional intelligence
Jill Currey - Principal
Currey & Co Consulting
Steve Gunn
Chief Executive Officer
Blundstone
Ginna Webster
Deputy Secretary - Administration of Justice
Department of Justice
Siobhan Harpur
Chief Executive Officer
Public Health Services
Dr Vanessa Goodwin MLC
Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Corrections, Minister for the Arts, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Parliament of Tasmania
Liz Jack
Chief Executive Officer
Macquarie Point Development Corporation
Jill Currey
Principal
Currey & Co Consulting
Jenny Gale
Secretary
Department of Education
Natasha Brown
General Manager - Works & Service Delivery
TasNetworks
Professor Maggie Walter
Professor in Sociology/ Pro Vice-Chancellor Aboriginal Research and Leadership
University of Tasmania
Jan Davis
CEO
Launceston Chamber of Commerce
Beth Mathison
Managing Director
Centaur Business Networks Pty Ltd
Brooke Batchelor
National, Business Development Manager
National Australia Bank
Tammy Chu
Managing Director
Entura
Vicki-Anne Gardiner
General Manager, Tasmania Division
Engineers Australia
Jan Hyde
Deputy Commissioner
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Mark Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
Tassal Group Limited
Kristie Johnston
Mayor
Glenorchy City Council
Dr Katrena Stephenson
Chief Executive Officer
Local Government Association of Tasmania
Kathrine Morgan-Wicks
Deputy Secretary, Budget and Finance Division
Department of Treasury and Finance
Hannah Vasicek
Creative Director and Founder
FRANCESCA
Leanne Hurst
Director Development Services
City of Launceston
Sara Redman
Founder Director
SRA Corporate Change
The Hobart Function and Conference Centre
https://hfcc.com.au/
Phone: 03 6234 0600
1 Elizabeth St
Hobart, Tasmania
Australia
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