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The 4th Annual Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2017

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
15 February 2017 - 16 February 2017

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Transformations in the New Zealand Public Service have unlocked new and exciting pathways and opportunities for emerging talent to make their mark, and for established leaders to hone their skills. Recent years have seen traditional command and control hierarchies disrupted and increasingly supplanted by collaborative leadership models, creating a dynamic new palette for up-and-coming female leaders to draw from.

There are still cultural and systemic challenges to overcome, but ongoing developments have created exciting opportunities for ambitious leaders to step up and drive change across the Public Sector.

The 4th Annual Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2017 is designed to focus on the opportunities, rather than the obstacles, for women to progress their careers within this evolving sector. The Summit will provide an exceptional platform for women to share their practical advice and guidance on the key skills required to lead effectively and navigate a path to success.
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- Inspiration and advice from successful senior women within the Public Sector

- Key skills for excellence in leadership in an evolving sector

- Develop your authentic leadership style

- Strategies to build resilience and overcome common career challenges and obstacles
Hide Section - Who will attend
• Chief Executives / Director-Generals
• Secretaries / Deputy Secretaries
• C-level Officers
• Commissioners / Assistant
Commissioners
• General Managers / Group
Managers
• Directors / Assistant Directors
• Section Managers / Branch
Managers
• Senior Managers
• Human Resources /
Leadership Programs
• Diversity / Advancement



14 February 2017


09:00 - 16:30


Masterclass

Leading Innovation and Implementing New Ideas in the Public Sector - Implications for Leadership Style, Communication, Strategy and Emotional Intelligence

Capable leaders in the Public Sector regularly face challenges in implementing new ideas. Encouraging innovation is necessary as the Public Sector constantly evolves in line with governance and the public interest needs. As such, leaders need an agile mindset, to work collectively and communicate effectively. Self-awareness is a given, but leaders also need to manage ambiguity, uncertainty and work their way through ever-changing and complex environments.

Leaders who are emotionally intelligent in their resolve and well networked can innovate and solve problems with ease as they have internal and external support and networks to draw upon. By effectively communicating ideas upwards and downwards in their organisation they can strengthen relationships and empower the individuals they work with.

This workshop explores the power of communication as a resource to help female leaders to innovate and support innovation in their leadership roles. 

Promoting an innovative culture
- Thinking in different boxes
- Encouraging creative thinking and liquid networks
- Finding new combinations of existing products / services to create new ones

Introducing innovations
- Using Lean Start Up approaches and encouraging entrepreneurship
- Building MVPs (Minimum Viable Products)
- Working with leadership paradoxes: innovating and maintaining business as usual

Using design thinking
- Adopting a design thinking mindset
- Using a design thinking approach to get close to your stakeholders
- Iterating as you go to develop new products or services

Being agile
- Using agile thinking and approaches
- Building teams able to own and innovate
- Adopting agile methods, including sprints, Kanban boards, scrum meetings and retrospectives

Hilary Bryan - Director and Facilitator
The Training Practice


15 February 2017


09:00 - 09:40


Case Study

Journey to Chief Executive - Finding role models and inspiring great leadership

Debbie Chin is the Chief Executive Officer for the Capital and Central Coast District Health Board. Prior to this, she was Chief Executive for Standards New Zealand, the Deputy Director General for the Ministry of Health for 8 years, a Partner at KPMG for 21 years and Health Advisor for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Debbie is passionate about leadership and being inspired by great leaders, she understands the sacrifice and responsibility of leaders and their ability to be inspirational to those around them. Today, Debbie will share:
- Her journey to CEO and finding role models in leadership 
- Leading expertly and innovatively in the public eye to meet changing public expectations 
- Standing out and stepping up as a female leader in New Zealand
Debbie Chin - Chief Executive Officer and former Deputy Director General (Ministry of Health)
Capital and Coast District Health Board

10:55 - 11:35


Case Study

Leading a successful change project - My survival guide

The Public Sector is constantly changing and leaders must stand out and step up to make change happen and meet changing public expectations. Standing out and stepping up for change is not always easy and leaders must be emotionally resilient in order to work past the setbacks they will likely face along the way. In 2013 Louisa Wall’s campaigns on Marriage Equality lead to the revolutionary amendment to the Marriage Equality Bill. In this address, Louisa draws on her experiences being at the forefront of a successful change project to share:
- Her authentic leadership in the public eye
- Developing emotional resilience to setbacks
- Preparing your survival guide for leading a successful change project
Louisa Wall - Member of Parliament for Manurewa
Labour Party NZ

11:45 - 12:25


Expert Commentary

A strengths-based approach to empowering your team’s capability

Excellence in the Public Sector comes from your ability as a leader to inspire capability by drawing on the strengths of the people you support. In turn, your ability to better support and nurture those around you will establish you as a more efficient and responsive leader in your own right. Drawing on her experience in both public and private sectors, and her leadership coaching experience, Paula will discuss
- Identifying the individual and collective strengths in your team 
- Utilising your team’s strengths to achieve results 
- Developing a strengths-based culture
Paula Herring - Development Consultant
The Training Practice

13:35 - 14:25


Panel

Highly effective women - How they meet both their personal and professional goals

Reaching the pinnacle of your career as a senior leader in your chosen profession often requires some personal sacrifice and regular re-evaluation of priorities. Creating a work / life blend that meets individual and professional goals requires careful consideration, active decision-making and planning. It also requires you to streamline your life in order to maximise your effectiveness. This panel will look at: 
- How women can achieve their career goals while still maintaining a satisfying personal and family life 
- The healthy habits and practices of highly effective female leaders 
- Improve day-to-day effectiveness by streamlining and prioritising workload and effectively managing your time
- The importance of communication in balancing competing priorities and expectations
Deb Struthers - Acting Chief Client Officer
Ministry of Health
Lesley Hoskin - Deputy Chief Executive
Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
Grace Smit - Director of the Waitangi Tribunal
Ministry of Justice
Rose Anne Macleod - Chief Financial Officer
Housing New Zealand
Debbie Barrott - Chief Talent Officer
Accident Compensation Corporation

14:25 - 15:05


Case Study

Pursuing your leadership dreams in the face of transition and change

Leaders emerging and championing top leadership positions in the Public Sector must be adaptable not only in their roles but also in their career pathways. Moving between roles in an organisation is one way that knowledge can be transferred and developed. Moving sideways to level up is sometimes necessary to push past the leadership inequalities and challenges female leaders might face breaking into senior executive roles. Drawing on her personal experiences, Monique provides valuable insights into transitioning into executive roles as a young leader while also raising a young family. She discusses: 
- Personal experiences transitioning between roles 
- Pushing past leadership inequalities and challenges to leadership in the Public Sector 
- Solutions for women breaking into executive leadership roles
Monique Davidson - Group Manager - Customer and Community Services
Horowhenua District Council

15:30 - 16:10


Case Study

Leading into the unknown: Understanding your leadership core and flex.

Leadership in senior and executive positions in the Public Sector represents a simultaneous struggle away from the traditional and a hold onto the core values of the quality leader. To re-think service delivery and imagine new capabilities and outcomes, leaders must embrace a level of experimentation in order to be effective and visible. However, innovative and authentic leadership must remain grounded in core leadership values, so that leaders can maintain consistent and valuable outcomes for themselves and their organisations. Drawing on her experience Gaye will explore:
- Experiences leading into the unknown 
- Understanding your core leadership principles and flexible leadership style 
- Practical advice for maintaining an effective and visible leadership presence
Gaye Searancke - Chief Governance and Strategy Officer
Accident Compensation Corporation


16 February 2017


09:00 - 09:40


Case Study

Radiating confidence and navigating the Public Sector after a career break

To progress into senior roles, leaders are challenged to communicate using the language of their peers and to present a confident and strong leadership appearance in order to rapidly expand their opportunities and perform well at the leadership level. Today, Tracey will highlight her career journey from stay-at-home mum straight to New Zealand First List Member of Parliament to her leadership roles as previous Deputy Leader of New Zealand First and a front bench Member of Parliament. Tracey will discuss: 
- Navigating leadership as a woman and supporting female leaders 
- Recognising the skills you have and putting them to use 
- Practical advice to radiate confidence and saying ‘yes’ to opportunities
Tracey Martin - Spokesperson for Education, Women, Communications, IT and Broadcasting
New Zealand First

09:50 - 10:30


Case Study

Stepping out of comfort - My move sideways and up

Moving through your career is not always a straight linear path. Many women often move laterally across organisations or sectors to broaden their perspectives, which enables them to execute more effective strategies and gain greater insights of themselves and others. In this session, Ann reflects upon her unique leadership journey as a Pasifika woman navigating both private and public sectors. She shares: 
- Her personal career journey – back yourself and others 
- Broadening your scope – don’t blink or you’ll miss it 
- Practical advice for emerging female leaders
Ann Smith - Director
Ex4 Consulting Ltd

10:55 - 11:35


Case Study

Mindful leadership - Putting people at the heart of your decision making

As the New Zealand public service moves towards being increasingly more client-oriented, leaders in the sector must constantly review the ways in which they communicate, innovate and implement change. Utilising new technologies to provide democratic and real-time information for leaders, their teams and the public is just one-way people are prioritised. Drawing on her wealth of experience in the Public Sector and passion for people, Deb explores: 
- Putting people at the heart of decision-making 
- How customising information through new technologies empowers people, drives demand and inspires democratic leadership 
- Tools for mindfully designing and implementing your innovations for the public good
Deb Struthers - Acting Chief Client Officer
Ministry of Health

11:45 - 12:25


Expert Commentary

The Informed Leader - Prioritising gathering information and knowing your audience for innovative success

The effective delivery of innovative strategies and outcomes means leaders must draw upon new resources and evidence to communicate their strategies. Enabling innovation is important for leadership in the Public Sector. Leaders must be well informed to successfully implement or support the implementation of their strategies. Choosing which strategies to support and implement can be difficult - so how do busy leaders work past information overload in order to support new directions and effectively communicate with their audiences? Today, Tanya and Philippa will draw upon a recent case study to discuss:
- Innovation and leadership in the Public Sector 
- Defining and identifying key stakeholders
- Innovation aligned with the strategic direction of the organisation and the wider sector
Philippa Fogarty - Associate Principal
x4 consulting

11:45 - 12:25


Expert Commentary

The Informed Leader - Prioritising gathering information and knowing your audience for innovative success

The effective delivery of innovative strategies and outcomes means leaders must draw upon new resources and evidence to communicate their strategies. Enabling innovation is important for leadership in the Public Sector. Leaders must be well informed to successfully implement or support the implementation of their strategies. Choosing which strategies to support and implement can be difficult - so how do busy leaders work past information overload in order to support new directions and effectively communicate with their audiences? Today, Tanya and Philippa will draw upon a recent case study to discuss:
- Innovation and leadership in the Public Sector 
- Defining and identifying key stakeholders
- Innovation aligned with the strategic direction of the organisation and the wider sector
Tanya Boelema - Manager, Architecture, Change and Knowledge
Tertiary Education Commission

13:35 - 14:25


Panel

Stepping up during times of change, evolution and chaos

Change is a constant and relentless theme in the Public Sector landscape and the associated volatility that comes with it demands that leaders have a refined set of skills to lead under uncertainty. They need to have the ability to manage, initiate and lead change, often on an extensive scale, and with a multitude of complex obstacles to overcome and risks to control. In this session, panelists will share their experiences in managing change and the key attributes such as confidence and resilience that are required to be successful. Discuss: 
- Overcoming major personal and professional obstacles and challenges 
- Developing your ability to manage, lead and adapt to change 
- Key attributes of successful female Public Sector leaders
Kay Booth - Deputy Director-General, Partnerships Group
Department of Conservation
Amy Allison - Director, Organisational Strategy
New Zealand Treasury
Gillian Dudgeon - General Manager, Shared Services
Earthquake Commission
Anne Columbus - General Manager, Corporate Services
Christchurch City Council

15:30 - 16:30


Roundtable

Standing Out, Stepping Up - Reflecting on being inspired and inspiring others to lead with innovation

This interactive discussion will provide delegates with an opportunity to revise the themes and topics covered over the course of the summit, providing scope to continue conversations about issues raised, brainstorm solutions to common challenges faced and reflect on the advice that resonated with them. Discuss:
- Finding your role models and being a role model to inspire other women
- Harnessing an innovative mindset to reach your leadership goals
- The future of change and innovation for leaders in the Public Sector
- Action plan - Putting the learning into practice
Ali Tocker - Owner and Director
Tocker Associates


17 February 2017


09:00 - 16:30


Masterclass

Being your own Role Model - Unlocking Your Authentic Leadership Potential and Empowering Others

The pathway to being an effective and respected leader lies in unlocking your own authentic capabilities. By grounding your ability as a leader in your power as an individual, you can deliver results and empower those around you.
 
Women in the Public Sector still identify that one of their major challenges to progressing into executive leadership roles is their confidence in their ability to do so. In order to move beyond imposter syndrome thinking, women must interrogate and manage their internal dialogue and promote a professional profile and visible presence in their leadership fields.  
 
This full day interactive workshop will delve into the tools and techniques you can use to become your own role model. It will emphasise methods you can draw on in order to navigate your career pathway, such as mastering your internal self-talk and external language, finding your role models and navigating your pathway forward.
 
Making deliberate and intentional choices
- Being in the driver’s seat of your own life
- Aligning your career with your whole life
- Developing your career direction  

Growing your confidence and profile
- Importance of internal dialogue and external language
- Developing constructive self-talk 
- Methods for enhancing your professional profile and visibility  

Development of self and others
- Finding and working effectively with mentors
- Planning your professional development
- Your role in developing others  

Risk taking to move forward
- Taking risks in your career
- Standing out and stepping up for opportunities
- Take home messages for being your own role model
 

Anne Fitzpatrick - Executive Leadership Coach and Facilitator
Lead to Success
Ali Tocker
Owner and Director
Tocker Associates
Philippa Fogarty
Associate Principal
x4 consulting
Ann Smith
Director
Ex4 Consulting Ltd
Deb Struthers
Acting Chief Client Officer
Ministry of Health
Louisa Wall
Member of Parliament for Manurewa
Labour Party NZ
Gaye Searancke
Chief Governance and Strategy Officer
Accident Compensation Corporation
Debbie Chin
Chief Executive Officer and former Deputy Director General (Ministry of Health)
Capital and Coast District Health Board
Tanya Boelema
Manager, Architecture, Change and Knowledge
Tertiary Education Commission
Debbie Barrott
Chief Talent Officer
Accident Compensation Corporation
Rose Anne Macleod
Chief Financial Officer
Housing New Zealand
Amy Allison
Director, Organisational Strategy
New Zealand Treasury
Anne Columbus
General Manager, Corporate Services
Christchurch City Council
Grace Smit
Director of the Waitangi Tribunal
Ministry of Justice
Gillian Dudgeon
General Manager, Shared Services
Earthquake Commission
Monique Davidson
Group Manager - Customer and Community Services
Horowhenua District Council
Paula Southgate
Councillor/ Chair of Community and Services
Hamilton City Council
Paula Herring
Development Consultant
The Training Practice
Lesley Hoskin
Deputy Chief Executive
Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
Hilary Bryan
Director and Facilitator
The Training Practice
Tracey Martin
Spokesperson for Education, Women, Communications, IT and Broadcasting
New Zealand First
Kay Booth
Deputy Director-General, Partnerships Group
Department of Conservation
Anne Fitzpatrick
Executive Leadership Coach and Facilitator
Lead to Success
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/‎
Phone: +64 (0)4 381 7000
55 Cable Street
Wellington, Wellington
New Zealand
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