Day two - Thursday 23 July

9am - 9.15am

Reset your mindset

Kick start your day with mindfulness.

9.15am - 10.15am
Concurrent workshops - delegates choose one workshop to attend live and watch the others back later!

Concurrent Workshop A
Unlocking you and your creativity to facilitate change

Facilitator: Dr Heather Round,
Senior Lecturer Department of Management, Deakin Business School
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Concurrent Workshop B
Preparing for a Gender Impact Assessment in your Council - practical steps and tips

Facilitator: Kerry Stubbings,
Consultant and Leadership Coach
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Concurrent Workshop C
Your next step - progressing to leadership roles
Facilitator: Nick Kelly,
Executive Search and Selection Manager, McArthur
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Concurrent Workshop D
Connecting with our land and communities
Facilitator: Diana David,
Chief Executive Officer, Reconciliation Victoria
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Concurrent workshop E
We are the future leaders: Series 2 - Young Professionals Development
The Hot Seat - Stereotyping non-tradional roles
Facilitator: Maureen Kyne,
Workplace Crisis Strategist and Educator
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12pm - 1pm
Keynote Address - Why leadership counts

The Hon. Anna Bligh AC
Since early 2017, Anna Bligh has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Banking Association. Her priorities include delivering on the recommendations of the Royal Commission, strengthening the culture in banking, rebuilding trust in the sector and delivering the right outcomes for customers.

Prior to her role in banking, she had a long and distinguished career in politics, including holding the position of Premier of Queensland for almost five years. 

3pm - 4pm
Applying the gender lens to urban planning

Presenter: Dr Leonara Risse, Lecturer in Economics, RMIT University
In what was set to be a giant leap for womankind, NASA Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir were due to make history in late 2019 as they embarked on the first all-women space walk. 

At the last minute, the mission was aborted. Why? NASA discovered that it didn’t have any space suits that would fit their bodies.

If a world-leading organisation like NASA can, in the course of its planning and design decisions, overlook the fact that women exist, it’s highly likely that most other organisations are guilty of this oversight too. It’s a reflection of unconscious bias and stereotypical norms that are engrained in our everyday lives.

To turn talk into action, this presentation will canvas the practical, evidence-based steps that organisations can take to instil gender lensing into their decision-making processes, to combat our unconscious biases, and to lift gender balance within their own workforces, for our collective benefit.

4pm - 5pm
The power of collaboration to drive gender equity - panel session

Chair: Ruth McGowan
Samantha Taylor, Special Counsel, Russell Kennedy
                Domenic Isola, 
CEO, Hume City Council
               Andrew Day, 
Manningham City Council
               Tony Doyle, 
Knox City Council

In what will be an Australian Local Government first – we will have four Local Government CEO champions for change joining us!
Hear what they will say about their efforts to achieve gender equity in their Councils.
Learn more about our champions of change

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We are currently working on the program for the next Women's Professional Development Forum, stay tuned!