Transform your workplace

Main program - Concurrent session 1b

Build a better normal: Creating a climate of psychological safety to unlock potential of your people

Following on from Amy Edmondson's keynote presentation, How to lead in a crisis: Building a psychologically safe workplace an expert panel will unpack what psychological safety means to your organisation, if you have it, how you can build it and importantly how it is manintained.

Fiona Michel, FCPHR, Non-Executive Director, AHRI; Chief people Officer, Vector

Fiona Michel has worked in the technology, banking, insurance and public sectors for over two decades, leading and coaching businesses in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia.

As Chief People Officer at Vector (NZX50), Fiona holds executive responsibility for HR for New Zealand’s largest distributor of electricity and gas. She has led significant health and safety and legislative workplace compliance in high risk and highly regulated private, public and listed organisations, and has won awards in New Zealand and Australia for achievement in HR, leadership, culture transformation and industrial relationships.

Fiona has a Masters of Business Administration, is completing her Doctorate at the University of Auckland, and is a Chartered Fellow of AHRI and CIPD.

Fiona's session is available through the Main Program and Main Program Plus registration options.

Lucas Finch, Global Head of Wellbeing, Xero

Speaker details coming soon

Danielle Jacobs, Psychologist, Coach and Co-Founder of The Wellbeing Lab

Danielle Jacobs is a registered Psychologist, Coach, Co-Founder of The Wellbeing Lab, Co-Creator of The PERMAH Wellbeing Survey and habit specialist. Danielle views people,teams and organizations as infinite sources of possibilities rather than problems to be fixed and utilizes evidence based organizational scholarship and positive psychology practices locally,nationally and internationally to help her clients better care for their wellbeing and improve their ability to achieve what matters most to them.

Danielle's session is available through the Main Program and Main Program Plus registration options. 

Penny Lovett FCPHR, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Salvation Army

Penny Lovett is the Chief Human Resources Officer for The Salvation Army. Her role encompasses all aspects of HR, including cultural renewal, HR Business Partnering, Workplace Health and Safety, Remuneration and Benefits, Organisational Development, HR Services, and Volunteer Resources. Human Resources at the Salvation Army has over 150 staff servicing 10,000 employees and a volunteer pool of up to 60,000.

Penny has held board roles for over 10 years and has more than 20 years’ experience in executive roles having performed HR Director roles across not for profit, health, insurance, aged care and manufacturing sectors for more than 15 years.

Penny's session is available through the Main Program and Main Program Plus registration options.

Dr Paige Wiliams, Organisational Psychologist, Executive Coach, Researcher, and Author

Dr Paige Williams is an organisational psychologist, executive coach, researcher, and author. Determined to move leaders beyond resilience to become AntiFragile, Paige uses science and her 20+ years of international business leadership experience to help successful leaders thrive in the dynamic, complex and uncertain environment in which they operate.

An Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Wellbeing Science and an Associate of Melbourne Business School, Paige is known as a leadership and culture expert. Her first book – Becoming AntiFragile - was released last year, and her work has been featured in Psychology Today, Fast Company and Australian Financial Review.

Paige's session is available through the Main Program and Main Program Plus registration options. 

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