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Emerging

Leaders

A practical and impactful one day masterclass for new and aspiring
female leaders

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Offering a critical opportunity to step away from everyday demands, the masterclass will allow participants time to reflect on their own leadership challenges and opportunities and return to the workplace re-energised and refocused on the task ahead.

By exploring first-hand the experiences of celebrated leaders at the forefront of their organisations, the masterclass will help equip emerging women leaders with the behaviours, mindsets and tools to excel in their workplace, whilst assisting them to make peer group connections vital to long-term career success.

Emerging Leaders is designed to assist in the development of emerging and aspiring female leaders across all sectors and industries. The one day masterclass will assist new leaders to increase their skills and knowledge, enhance their understanding of effective leadership and engage in a powerful, peer orientated, shared learning experience.

Thursday 17th November 2016
RACV City Club, Melbourne

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The masterclass will be attended by women across all industries who are new to leadership or management, or those that aspire to lead and manage in the future. The event will also be of benefit to females who are generally interested in strategies and tactics around leadership and performance excellence, especially for those in the early stages of their career.

Who Attends

Ensuring Australia’s economic future is robust and healthy by developing today’s
female emerging leaders

Exposing aspiring women leaders to the big picture of business

Improving efficiency by giving aspiring female leaders the confidence to make decisions
and drive positive outcomes in their workplace

Teaching new and aspiring women leaders how to become great leaders and get results

masterclass aims and objectives

What are the benefits for

my organisation?

Developing new and emerging leadership talent is an important investment for organisations and when handled effectively can have significant and far reaching effects. During this masterclass, not only will emerging leaders benefit from a wide range of new skills and knowledge but they will have a unique opportunity to interact with a number of inspirational and relevant role models and contextualise new approaches through real-world examples. Participants will come away from the masterclass energised and inspired and better equipped to manage their professional responsibilities and key stakeholder relationships. Surpassing the mere transmission of theory, the masterclass will equip emerging leaders with the ability to adapt to a demanding work environment, instil the confidence to step up and provide the vision to guide other employees towards peak performance.

Expert Speakers and Presenters

At various points throughout the day, expert speakers will be invited to share their own experiences and leadership insights for the benefit of participants. Development sessions will be paired with these presentations to unlock key learning and provide practical tools to help participants excel in their everyday environments and assist in the pursuit of future career advancement. The day will be facilitated by a senior member of the Women & Leadership Australia development team allowing participants to benefit from the expertise of one of Australia’s most sought after leadership consultants.

LYNDSEY DOUGLAS

Manager, External Affairs, Yellow Brick Road

Lyndsey heads up external affairs for a publicly listed diversified financial services company. She has a background in public relations (in property and agri-politics) and as a rural journalist. When not at work, Lyndsey commentates equestrian and agricultural events across NSW and is a keen (though not very skilled) rugby union player. For 12 months, Lyndsey was the NSW Rural Ambassador.

SESSION 2: Managing your career path

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Katy Barfield

Founder, The Yume App

Katy Barfield is Australia’s leading food waste warrior with a proven ability to rapidly scale organisations with a social conscience. Katy is the founding CEO of Yume Wholesale, a pioneering online market place that connects wholesalers who have excess produce with potential buyers or food rescue organisations to create a world without food waste! Before embarking on this new mission-driven venture Katy founded the food rescue charity, SecondBite and led the organisation through a period of intense growth and expansion on an unprecedented scale, from collecting around 600kg of fresh produce in 2005 to redistributing over two million kilograms in 2012.

SESSION 3: Leading Through Change

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Jane Hunt

CEO, Ready Nation Australia

Jane Hunt is the newly appointed CEO of Ready Nation Australia, a pioneering new entity established to advocate and influence corporate Australia to promote the understanding of the importance of early childhood education. Jane was formerly the CEO of Adopt Change, a highly influential organisation advocating for change in adoption policy and practices in Australia. Prior to joining Adopt Change, Jane was the inaugural CEO of Fitted for Work, a not-for-profit that transformed the lives of over 18,000 women experiencing disadvantage. While there Jane developed Fitted for Work into a highly effective organization tackling women’s disadvantage and unemployment.

SESSION 4: My Leadership Journey

SESSION 1: RESILIENCE AND MINDFULNESS

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CLARE BOWDITCH

Founder, Big Hearted Business

Clare Bowditch is one of Australia’s most successful ARIA Award-winning songwriters, a Logie-nominated actor (Channel 10’s Offspring), and the founder of Big Hearted Business, where she teaches creative people about business, and business people about creativity. 2016 sees Clare take on hosting the afternoon shift for 774 ABC Melbourne as well as working on her latest album. Clare has had Top Ten albums, been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Yen Young Woman of the Year (Music), toured the world with Gotye and nationally with Leonard Cohen, written for Harpers Bazaar and The Drum, and currently hosts an Australian Music Show on Qantas.

Development Session

Personal and professional resilience is not only about strength through adversity but the ability to grow and adapt as a result of disruption. In this way we learn to move forward stronger than before. Participants are asked to consider resilience at both a personal and strategic level and through their leadership build resilience in their teams and manage challenging situations more effectively.

Development Session

In today’s fast paced environment, change is something we all have to face. As leaders it is imperative that we understand the effects of change, how to engage people in change and how to support others through the change process. Change can be anything from minor alterations to workflow systems to major organisational restructures and downsizing. Many change efforts fail because the people leading them are not equipped with the skills to manage them successfully. If handled badly change can lead to negative outcomes such as confusion and wasted effort, low morale and decreases in productivity – handled well it can lead to lasting gains and increased job satisfaction. During the session, participants are asked to consider change at both a personal and strategic level and go on to learn how to enable those around them to embrace the change process and manage challenging situations more effectively.

Development Session

In today’s fast paced environment, change is something we all have to face. As leaders it is imperative that we understand the effects of change, how to engage people in change and how to support others through the change process. Change can be anything from minor alterations to workflow systems to major organisational restructures and downsizing. Many change efforts fail because the people leading them are not equipped with the skills to manage them successfully. If handled badly change can lead to negative outcomes such as confusion and wasted effort, low morale and decreases in productivity – handled well it can lead to lasting gains and increased job satisfaction. During the session, participants are asked to consider change at both a personal and strategic level and go on to learn how to enable those around them to embrace the change process and manage challenging situations more effectively.

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