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Agenda

Day One - Wednesday, 12 June 2024

8:30

Registrations and Morning Refreshments  

Day1

9:00

Welcome to Country 

8:50

Welcome to Country  

9:00

Chairperson's Opening Address 

DEFINING EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE IN THE MODERN WORKFORCE

9:10

Navigating the evolving landscape of employee experience and engagement 

  • Employee listening in the workplace 

  • How to create an employee experience driven by what people want and how this fits into your business structure 

  • Examining the role of diversity and inclusion in driving innovation, creativity, and engagement as Australia’s workforce continues to evolve  – also navigating generational differences (hybrid work) 

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Chelsea Shaw CPHR, Global Employee Experience Lead, QBE Insurance 

9:35

Panel: Creating a Positive Employment Experience Engagement Strategy 

  • Exploring best practice to design an employee experience that fosters engagement and job satisfaction 

  • Discussing tools and cultural changes that can improve the current business culture that empowers and motivates your team 

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Raelene Patena, Director of Employee Experience, Level Crossing Removal Project  

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Jessica Lantieri, Chief People and Culture Officer, Judo Bank

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Rachel Alaimoana, Employee Experience Leader, Flight Centre Travel Group 

10:15

Designing an Employee Experience to rave about. What separates a thriving organisation from the rest 

  • What does a thriving culture look like? 

  • One variable impacts employee engagement and experience more than anything else: It’s the manager! 

  • Building capability for managers so they can drive engagement, development, Wellbeing and performance 

  • The shift from Boss to Coach 

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Claire de Carteret, Managing Director, APAC, Gallup 

10:45

Speed Networking

10:55

Morning Tea 

OPTIMIZING GROWTH WITH A PEOPLE-CENTRIC APPROACH

11:25

Reserved Presentation 

11:45

Prioritising People throughout the Employee Lifecycle when your Business is Scaling Rapidly 

  • Maturing systems at the right time – the pitfalls of over and under investment 

  • “Scaling culture” and what changes for Employee Engagement during growth 

  • Leveraging technology and partnerships for global expansion while keeping people at the centre 

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Meredith Crowe, Senior VP; Global People and Culture, Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited 

12:15

Interactive Breakout Discussions

  • Breakout A: The new wave of AI represents a whole new way of working: How is your organisation preparing to embrace this? 

  • Breakout B: Personalising EX through data analytics and HR technology 

  • Breakout C: Learning how performance management systems can automate the process of reviewing employee performance, set new objectives and write individual development plans 

1:20

Networking Lunch  

PRIORITISING WELLBEING TO DRIVE BETTER EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE 

2:20

Case Study: Navigating flexible work to drive engagement and high performance  

Delegates will have the opportunity to join 2 x 30 minute roundtable discussions

  • Exploring best practices for creating and implementing remote work policies that meet the evolving needs of your workforce 

  • Discussing hybrid work models that balance flexibility with productivity, engagement and collaboration 

  • Learn strategies and tools to assess employee performance and engagement in hybrid and remote work settings 

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Michelle Griffin, Executive Director People and Culture, Level Crossing Removal Project 

2:50

Panel: How does workplace wellbeing, diversity, equity and inclusion foster greater employee engagement and experience 

  • Discussing strategies to destigmatize mental health, provide support and create a healthy work environment  

  • How your organisation can be proactive in creating a culture of diversity and equity to promote collaboration and inclusivity

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Erin Gooey, Head of Health, Safety, and Wellbeing, Medibank 

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Robin Ladwig, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Canberra 

3:30

Afternoon Tea 

EMPOWERING AGILE LEADERSHIP FOR ENHANCED EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT 

4:00

Embracing one of the largest Agile HR implementations globally to enhance employee engagement

  • What is Agile HR and how can it help employee engagement within your organisation 

  • Transitioning 20,000 employees to working in Agile teams 

  • Analysing the business benefits that Agile HR achieves through employee engagement 

  • How does Agile assist with Flexibility and Career Development? 

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Darren Fewster, Executive Director, People Culture and Communications, Telstra Group 

4:30

Case Study: Effective leadership and management to enhance employee engagement  

  • Examining the role of leadership in using soft skills, including empathy and communication to cultivate a culture of engagement  

  • Learn strategic techniques and strategies to coaching that foster employee growth and development  

  • Explore the implementation of mentorship programs and their impact on employee engagement and career growth 

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Vicki Barron, General Manager Employee Experience & Corporate Business Partnering, APA Group 

5:00

Chairperson’s Closing Address and End of Day One and Networking Drinks 

Day Two - Thursday, 13 June 2024

8:00

Registration and Morning Refreshments  

Day 2

8:50

Chairperson's Opening Address 

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Jennifer Dobell, Leader of Workforce Strategy and Future Skills, Department of Health 

THE FUTURE OF WORK IN AUSTRALIA 

9:00

Setting your organisation up for the future by facilitating incredible employee experience and engagement 

  • What employee experience strategies can you use to drive employee engagement?   

  • Recognising the long-term business benefits of creating first class engagement, experience, and learning pathways for your team 

  • The importance of bringing your Values to life in Company Culture to underpin the employee experience 

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Jessica Lantieri, Chief People and Culture Officer, Judo Bank 

9:30

Attracting top talent in a competitive market 

  • Implementing initiatives to promote career development 

  • Increasing L&D opportunities such as mentorship programs and wellness initiatives 

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Tash Gawne, Director, Talent and Renumeration, Swinburne University of Technology 

10:00

Reserved Presentation  

10:30

Morning Tea

HOW TALENT MANAGEMENT CAN BECOME MORE AGILE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT  

11:00

Panel: Adapting from traditional hiring practices to meet the changing climate of workforce in Australia 

  • Discussing the changing workforce in Australia and the demographic shifts, generational differences, and the impact of technological advancements 

  • Identifying the impact of the gig economy and how organisations can create flexible workplace opportunities for a new wave of workforce  

  • How to address and navigate the skills and talent shortages within the workforce 

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Leanne Scharenguivel, Talent Acquisition Manager, Metro Trains  

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Karine McAuliffe, Head of Talent Acquisition and People Support, Gilbert + Tobin 

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Nancy Jurcevic, Talent Acquisition & Early Careers Manager, The Arnott's Group  

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Rob Smith, Talent & Development Lead, AstraZeneca 

12:00

How Talent Acquisition can work closely with Talent Management teams to drive and internal movement 

  • How do we actually provide opportunities for internal talent and how to grow talent   

  • How to ensure that new opportunities are provided for team members by encouraging and supporting internal careers 

  • Understanding what someone’s profile skills and experiences are and what they want to do next.   

12:30

Networking Lunch 

CREATING FLEXIBILITY AND INCENTIVISED OPPORTUNITIES TO ATTRACT TOP TALENT 

1:30

Examine the challenges and opportunities in managing hybrid teams 

  • Sharing strategies for sourcing, assessing, and selecting candidates suitable for remote or hybrid roles 

  • Learning best practices for creating effective virtual onboarding programs and the role of technology to streamline onboarding processes  

  • How your organisation can foster a culture of belonging within your remote workforce to maintain productivity and morale  

2:10

Reserved Presentation

2:50

Afternoon Tea 

INTEGRATING LEARNING WITH HIRING TO ENHANCE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE   

3:20

Case Study: Learning the benefits of having a talent acquisition partnering approach

  • Discussing the benefits of investing in training and developing an in-house recruitment team   

  • Learning how to combine the efforts of in-house teams and recruitment referral programs

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Alisa Belova, Talent Acquisition Lead - Digital, Coles Group

4:00

Interactive Workshop: Exploring strategies for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace from an intersectional lens 

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Robin Ladwig, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Canberra 

4:40

Chairperson’s Closing Address 

4:45

End of Summit and Networking Drinks

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