Concurrent Sessions

Session A

ENERGY… the fuel of success
Presented by Karen Gately, Corporate Dojo

In this session, Karen explores key influences of the human spirit and shares how both our inner world of thoughts and feelings, as well as our responses to the whole world around us, play an important role in defining the strength of our spirit.  

Advocating personal accountability, Karen encourages people to nurture their spirit and to take responsibility for having the physical, mental and emotional energy they need to succeed.

Session B

Success enablers… from inspiration to action!
Presented by Jennie Hill, Sharp Pencils

Are you seeking to improve your confidence and take your career to the next level? This practical session will help you assess your current professional situation and explore activities in several key career enabling areas.

You will feel clearer about where you need to focus your attention, energy and activity to achieve what you want in your career.

Session C

Supporting tolerance, inclusion and community resilience in the face of increasing radicalism: What is the role of Local Government?
Panel discussion with Kerry Stubbings as moderator, Glen Eira Council's Cr Mary Delahunty, Dr Lynne Reeder, Anti Defamation Commission Chair Dr Dvir Abramovich and cross cultural consultant Tasneem Chopra

The World Summit for Social Development established the concept of social integration to create an inclusive society - “a society for all” - and to promote social integration through fostering inclusive societies that are stable, safe, just and tolerant, and respect diversity, equality of opportunity and participation of all people, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and persons.

The panel will discuss this concept and what role Local Government can play in it.

Session D

How do I get more out of my day?
Presented by Kylie Bell, Wren Learning

This session takes a fresh look at what we do with our time, presenting research on ways we can improve our clarity of mind, focus on what’s important and get started on challenging tasks early.

Participants will leave with a set of practical ideas they can implement immediately to better manage time and increase energy.

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