Monday 15 August 2022
AHRI PUBLIC SECTOR HR CONFERENCE
AHRI Public Sector HR Conference Master of Ceremonies
Mimi Kwa, Journalist and author
Responding to a global crisis: Where we stand now, and the road ahead
Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark is a global leader in sustainable development and gender equality. In July 2020 in response to the COVID crisis, she was appointed by the Director-General of the World Health organisation (WHO) to co-chair the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response. She also chairs the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health which has highlighted the particular impacts of the pandemic on women, children, and adolescents. Join an intimate conversation with this global leader as we explore the lessons that have been learnt over recent years and what the long, winding and uncertain road ahead may hold.
|Morning tea break
The future world of work
Stephanie Waddon FCPHR, Partner, PwC
Dr Damian West FCPHR, Deputy Director-General – Workforce Capability and Governance and Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations at Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Paula Brewer, Chief People Officer, National Indigenous Australians Agency
Dr Leanne Blackley CPHR, Chief Operating Officer, Comcare
The way we do work in the public service is evolving, employee expectations and digital transformation are impacting future workforce needs. Together with leaders across the sector we will explore how we are preparing for and progressing the nature of work in a post pandemic future.
The great re-evaluation: Building skills for the future
Tiffany Blight CPHR, First Assistant Secretary, People and Culture, Department of Home Affairs
Suzi Woodrow-Read, Executive Director, Leadership and Capability, Queensland Public Service Commission
Jo Talbot FCPHR, Chief People Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Although we appear to have left the immediate threat of the pandemic behind the threat of a global skills shortage and capability gaps being realised locally are still very much in the future. Join the conversation as we investigate capability development will enable Australia to remain competitive in the global market.
The state of HR and the Australian public sector
Carmel McGregor PSM FCPHR, Chair, AHRI Public Sector Advisory Panel | Non-executive Director, AHRI
Mathew Paine CPHR, Chief People Officer, Department of Planning and Environment
Bradley Chapman FCPHR, Deputy Commissioner, ATO People, Australian Taxation Office
Cristy England CPHR, Chief People Officer, Department of the Treasury
Over recent years Australian government departments have been operating in an environment that many had never anticipated, and HR professionals have been on the front line. HR has an opportunity to articulate the future state of not only the public sector workforce but how the HR function can continue to evolve. Join a panel of leaders as they explore the key considerations for HR professionals now and in the future.
Belonging and Inclusion: A public sector where everyone belongs
Kathrina Lo, Public Service Commissioner, NSW Public Service Commission
Embedding belonging and inclusion across the public sector is a growing priority. The realisation of how much belonging and inclusion can influence wellbeing and performance is undeniable. In this session Kathrina Lo, NSW Public Service Commissioner will explore strategies and opportunities to embed belonging and inclusion and empower our public sector workforce.
Driving transformation of practice and capability uplift in mental health and suicide prevention: A case study from the Australian Public Service
Rachael McMahon, Principal Psychologist and Director, APS Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Unit
Sam Junor, Framework Implementation Lead, APS Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Unit
Lucy Lyons, Organisational Psychologist, APS Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Unit and former Mental Health and Wellbeing Adviser, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
To support APS agencies to align their practice to the APS Mental Health Capability Framework, the APS Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Unit has developed a comprehensive, six-phase implementation approach. This includes supporting agencies to undertake a Maturity Scale Assessment, enabling them to visually articulate their own mental health and wellbeing system, demonstrating how sections of their system interface and evaluate their system’s maturity against the systems-based and evidence-informed approach to building workforce capability, represented by the framework. This session will provide an overview of the implementation approach being taken and demonstrate how this is driving transformation of practice and capability uplift in the APS, featuring a case study and learnings from the experience implementing the approach with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
|Afternoon tea break
The art of leadership, influencing change and building resilience
Shane Fitzsimmons AO AFSM, Commissioner of Resilience NSW
Shane Fitzsimmons is one of NSW’s most respected and trusted public sector figures. Throughout an extraordinary period of bushfires and extreme weather conditions in NSW Shane Fitzsimmons led through effectively engaging with political leaders and the wider community. He is now the inaugural Commissioner of Resilience NSW and will share his career journey and personal philosophy of leadership and resilience in times of crisis.
AHRI Convention opening keynote
Embracing an opportunity mindset – science backed strategies to thrive during change
Shadé Zahrai, Principal and Director, Influenceo Global
During times of change, the default human response is often to experience overwhelm and to enter ‘crisis mode’. Yet the most successful, most productive and most fulfilled professionals are those who understand how to master their mindset and focus on the plethora of opportunities that change and challenges present.