Join us at the upcoming hr evolve forum 10th August 2022, Crown Conference
centre, Melbourne
Join us at the upcoming hr evolve forum 10th August 2022, Crown Conference centre, Melbourne Join us at the upcoming hr evolve forum 10th august 2022, Crown Conference
centre, Melbourne
Join us at the upcoming hr evolve forum 10th August 2022, Crown Conference
centre, Melbourne
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About
the event

The HR Evolve Forum will explore the emerging future focused developments in human resources at a high strategic level, where we will bring together a group of over 150+ senior HR leaders from across the country, represented via a diverse range of industries.

Taking place on the 10th August, 2022 at the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne. This years theme will be focused around “The evolving future of HR”. 

Whilst we are all adjusting to the ‘new norm’ and adapting to the challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 brought for us all, we are committed to deliver a great event in a well-managed and safe environment.

We have introduced new event protocols to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all our sponsors, attendees and staff whilst continuing to deliver strong opportunities and engagements.

You can download our Safe Event Guidelines here.

meet
our speakers

Deb Howcroft

VP Organisation Capability - People & Organisation Performance, BlueScope

Helen Anderson

Product Owner, Next Generation Leadership and Capability Transformation, Communications and People, Telstra

Sam Pupillo

Chro (human Resources Director), Gerflor Australasia

Rita Newman

Group GM - Recruitment, Resourcing & Mobility, ANZ

Corinne West

Executive Director Stakeholder Engagement, Intergovernmental Strategy & Inclusion, Dep of Justice and Community Safety

Jacqui Bainbridge

General Manager, Indigenous Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sodexo

Ross McDonald

Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Perkbox

why
join us

POWERFUL AUDIENCE

Engage and interact with an audience of 200 + HR leaders

PERSONALISED PROGRAM

Select sessions that are pertinent for you and your business to attend

NETWORKING

Form new relationships with like-minded individuals on site

SPEAKERS

Over 30+ International and local HR leaders presenting on stage

FORM NEW PARTNERSHIPS

Connect with leading HR vendors directly via the HR Marketplace

STRENGTHEN YOUR SKILLS

Learn, grow and evolve your skills through engaging sessions

schedule
details

The conference schedule is a draft and is subject to change.

Morning
August 10, 2022
Afternoon
August 10, 2022
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Networking Area

REGISTRATION AND MORNING REFRESHMENTS

8:30 am - 8:40 am
Main Plenary

Welcoming address and opening remarks from the chair

Sam McCool
Master of Ceremonies - Chief Executive Officer, www.sammccool.com
Sam McCool, CEO & Founder, www.sammccool.com.au

8:40 am - 9:10 am
Main Plenary – Ballroom 1

OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Aligning human resources with your overall organisational strategy

Deanne Stewart
Chief Executive Officer, Aware Super
Deanne Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Aware Super
  • The nexus of HR leadership
  • Value creation and business performance

9:10 am - 9:30 am
Main Plenary - Ballroom 1

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - The people & culture imperatives for FY23

Richard Wilson
Director, Bendelta
Richard Wilson, Director, Bendelta

The events of the last two years have massively accelerated some trends and flipped others on their heads. The evolution of organisational form, culture, conduct and ways of working is now happening faster than at any point in our lifetimes.

What must all organisations do to survive and thrive and how must leaders change their mindsets and behaviours, as well as their peoples to ensure success?

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Main Plenary - Ballroom 1

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Building Mental Health

Gus Worland
Founder / Director, Gotcha4Life
Gus Worland, Founder/ Director, Gotcha4life
  • Mental Fitness - with the focus on building emotional muscle, and social connection and making a significant impact in raising the mental state of men, women, their families and communities.
  • Meaningful Mateship / Talk and Communicate. Build a deeper level of chat with your friends, family and others in your community. Don’t worry alone.
  • Speak up, reach out - encouraging everyone to speak up, reach out and develop the skills and connections needed for mental wellbeing.

10:00 am - 10:35 am
Main Plenary - Ballroom 1

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION - The leading edge of leader development

Deb Howcroft
VP Organisation Capability - People & Organisation Performance, BlueScope
Helen Anderson
Product Owner, Next Generation Leadership and Capability Transformation, Communications and People, Telstra
Richard Wilson
Director, Bendelta

Panellists:

Helen Anderson, Product Owner, Next Generation Leadership and Capability Transformation, Communications and People, Telstra
Deb Howcroft, VP Organisation Capability - People & Organisation Performance, BlueScope

 

Moderator:

Richard Wilson, Director, Bendelta

 

As leadership changes, so does what is required to develop leaders. The last two years have driven major changes to matters as fundamental as:

  • Who are the leaders?
  • What mindsets and capabilities are most critical?
  • What development approaches get the most engagement and impact?
  • In a time-poor, hybrid-working world, what is the most effective blend of modalities and cadences?

Hear the insights from leaders who are undertaking the most pioneering work in this space.

10:40 am - 10:55 am
Networking Area

Networking break

11:00 am - 11:20 am
Stream A – Ballroom 1

SPEAKING PRESENTATION - The importance of humanity in human resources – the critical business case for being a purpose driven organization

Shanyn Payne
Chief People Officer, Finder
Shanyn Payne, Chief People Officer, Finder

How do business leaders transform their organizations to put purpose at the very center?

Given the emphasis today’s younger workers place on values, purpose and a meaningful mission, what will this mean for companies in the future?

11:00 am - 11:20 am
Stream B – Ballroom 2

SPEAKING PRESENTATION - Taking a psychosocial safety climate approach to creating mentally healthy workplaces and high performing teams

Kiria McNamara
Director, People & Culture, Swisse Wellness
Kiria McNamara, P&C Director, Swisse Wellness
  • Driving high performance through innovation
  • Leadership and wellness strategies for a high performing team
  • Managing a team through trust and how this aligns with the future of work
  • Bravery and innovation
  • Reinventing the future of work in a large organization to connect to employee and business outcomes

11:25 am - 12:00 pm
Stream A – Ballroom 1

PANEL DISCUSSION - Crafting a compelling and competitive employee value proposition for a changing labour market

  • How are HR leaders creating an EVP which is suitable for 2022 and beyond?
  • Building the EVP into the hybrid workplace from recruiting to onboarding to actual work experience
  • Culture-add: fad or fact in boosting innovation and productivity in work teams?
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Stream B – Ballroom 2

PANEL DISCUSSION - Striking a healthy balance between remote and office-based work in a post-COVID-19 world

  • What challenges are organisations facing with hybrid work, and where have they been finding opportunities to perform better as a workforce?
  • Managing the people challenges hybrid work has triggered to ensure business outcomes and employee wellbeing
  • Strategies for re-entry and establishing the new normal after COVID– how are leading organisations managing the friction points, hesitations and discomforts?</li.
12:05 pm - 12:25 pm
Stream A – Ballroom 1

SPEAKING PRESENTATION - title coming soon

    Speaker and synopsys coming soon.

12:05 pm - 12:10 am
Stream B – Ballroom 2

SPEAKING PRESENTATION - Adapting to new technology that will streamline your employee relations

  • Leveraging multiple digital channels to relay information, protocols and drive engagement.
  • How are digital technologies improving the employee experience and new working models?
  • Managing change and measuring adoption rates among employees
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Networking Area

Networking Lunch

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 1 - Creating a satisfying office environment and day to day experience of work

Speaker coming soon

HR Executives are working tirelessly to shift their operating model to a hybrid work future, revaluating the employee experience that spans across people, places and processes and connecting with their workers ensuring they are engaged and valued.

At this roundtable we will discuss how to:

  • Build a unified culture that’s not just about employee satisfaction
  • Approach engagement as a business strategy that yields better results, particularly those physically furthest from upper management
  • Evolve our places of work that fulfil the needs and objectives of organisations and foster employee belonging
1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 2 - Developing a clear future of work strategy and managing effective business transformation

Speaker coming soon

Digitalisation and globalisation have sparked radical shifts in how we live and work. COVID-19 crisis has accelerated these, raising essential questions about the future workforce, the skills needed and the support organisations are giving their employees.

  • At this roundtable we will discuss:
    • What you can do to prepare your workforce, especially vulnerable workers, for the digital transition
    • The benefits of multi-stakeholder collaboration in triggering systemic change
    • How companies and employees can work together to build back better
    1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
    Main Plenary

    ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 3 - Practical insights on this year’s biggest culture and leadership challenges

    Margaret Pettitt
    Principal, Bendelta
    Margaret Pettitt, Principal, Bendelta

    Synopsis coming soon

    1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
    Ballroom 2

    ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 4 - How to increase employee engagement through competency-based talent management

    Speaker coming soon

    Many organisations understand that there can be huge benefits to implementing a competency-based approach to acquiring and managing talent, but often don’t know how or where to start.

    At this roundtable we will discuss:

    • The benefits of competencies and why they are important to organisational success and employee engagement
    • Best practices in competency-based management
    • How competencies are used to support talent management
    • How to implement or enhance an integrated CBM approach in your organisation
    1:20 pm - 1:50 pm
    Main Plenary

    ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 5 - Individual solutions for the wider workforce

    Ross McDonald
    Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Perkbox
    Ross McDonald, Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Perkbox

    As workforces become more dispersed, meeting people's varied wants and needs has become a HR headache.
    At the same time, benefits of fast overtaking wages as the deciding factor for employees.

    In this session, Perkbox will provide insight on how you can create a benefit and rewards strategy that is truly global, and provides something for everyone.

    1:55 pm - 2:25 pm
    Main Plenary

    ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 6 - Creating a satisfying office environment and day to day experience of work

    Speaker coming soon

    HR Executives are working tirelessly to shift their operating model to a hybrid work future, revaluating the employee experience that spans across people, places and processes and connecting with their workers ensuring they are engaged and valued.

    At this roundtable we will discuss how to:

    • Build a unified culture that’s not just about employee satisfaction
    • Approach engagement as a business strategy that yields better results, particularly those physically furthest from upper management
    • Evolve our places of work that fulfil the needs and objectives of organisations and foster employee belonging
    1:55 pm - 2:25 pm
    Ballroom 2

    ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 7 - Developing a clear future of work strategy and managing effective business transformation

    Speaker coming soon

    Digitalisation and globalisation have sparked radical shifts in how we live and work. COVID-19 crisis has accelerated these, raising essential questions about the future workforce, the skills needed and the support organisations are giving their employees.

  • At this roundtable we will discuss:
    • What you can do to prepare your workforce, especially vulnerable workers, for the digital transition
    • The benefits of multi-stakeholder collaboration in triggering systemic change
    • How companies and employees can work together to build back better
    1:55 pm - 2:25 pm
    Main Plenary

    ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 8 - Practical insights on this year’s biggest culture and leadership challenges

    Margaret Pettitt, Principal, Bendelta

    Synopsis coming soon

    1:55 pm - 2:25 pm
    Ballroom 2

    ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 9 - How to increase employee engagement through competency-based talent management

    Speaker coming soon

    Many organisations understand that there can be huge benefits to implementing a competency-based approach to acquiring and managing talent, but often don’t know how or where to start.

    At this roundtable we will discuss:

    • The benefits of competencies and why they are important to organisational success and employee engagement
    • Best practices in competency-based management
    • How competencies are used to support talent management
    • How to implement or enhance an integrated CBM approach in your organisation
    1:55 pm - 2:25 pm
    Ballroom 2

    ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 10 - Individual solutions for the wider workforce

    Ross McDonald
    Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Perkbox
    Ross McDonald, Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Perkbox

    As workforces become more dispersed, meeting people's varied wants and needs has become a HR headache.
    At the same time, benefits of fast overtaking wages as the deciding factor for employees.

    In this session, Perkbox will provide insight on how you can create a benefit and rewards strategy that is truly global, and provides something for everyone.

    2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
    Stream A – Ballroom 1

    SPEAKING PRESENTATION - Fostering workforce resilience and adaptability in a disruptive global and local market

    • Building workforce capacity amid workforce shocks
    • Effective strategies to take employee development to the next level
    • The important role of data insights when looking to transform and motivate your workforce
    • Understanding what employees value in times of disruption
    2:30 am - 2:50 pm
    Stream B – Ballroom 2

    SPEAKING PRESENTATION - Skilling your workforce for the jobs of tomorrow, today

    Suzanne Shepherd
    Chief Human Resources Officer, Mcmillan Shakespeare Group
    Suzanne Shepherd, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), McMillan Shakespeare Group
    • How leading organisations are cultivating their workforce for the future in order to stay ahead of evolving market dynamics
    • What this means for skill development
    • How to build a successful reskilling program?

    2:55 pm - 3:30 pm
    Stream A – Ballroom 1

    PANEL DISCUSSION - The critical role of leadership in creating a healthy and nurturing workplace culture

    Sam Pupillo
    Chro (human Resources Director), Gerflor Australasia
    Robert Tanti
    Chief People Officer, SPC Global

    Panellists:

    Robert Tanti, Chief People Officer, SPC Global
    Sam Pupillo, Chief People Officer, Gerflor

     

    Moderator:

    TBC

     

    • With the workplace evolving globally with practices such as remote work, the four-day week, and flexible hours, how are these practices affecting workplace culture?
    • How to redesign work environments where employees feel safe, engaged, inspired and productive?
    • Collaboration - driving employee actions that support a culture of belonging

    2:55 pm - 3:30 pm
    Stream B – Ballroom 2

    PANEL DISCUSSION - Taking a proactive approach to wellbeing through positive mental health interventions and employee assistance programs

    Rita Newman
    Group GM - Recruitment, Resourcing & Mobility, ANZ
    Rachel McIver
    Chief People Officer, Nandos

    Panellists:

    Rita Newman, Chief People Officer, ANZ
    Rachel McIver, Chief People Officer, Nandos ANZ

     

    Moderator:

    TBC

     

    • Measuring employee stress and its impact on performance
    • Identifying positive and negative working styles and how to navigate them
    • Developing and implementing better coping and problem solving skills to manage workplace stress

    3:35 pm - 3:55 pm
    Stream A – Ballroom 1

    SPEAKING PRESENTATION - Strengthening talent management fundamentals - recruiting, skilling and retaining a capable workforce

    Speaker coming soon
    • Harnessing AI and Predictive Analytics in talent acquisition for fair and efficient recruitment
    • Building learning programs to augment business growth
    • Maintaining an attractive employer brand to retain high performers
    3:35 pm - 3:55 pm
    Stream B – Ballroom 2

    SPEAKING PRESENTATION

    Speaker and synopsis coming soon

    4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Networking Area

    Networking break

    4:20 pm - 4:40 pm
    Main Plenary – Ballroom 1

    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Setting the stage for deep cultural change promoting diversity and inclusion

    Speaker coming soon
    • Key pillars of change to consider when building an inclusive culture that embraces differences
    • What actionable steps can be taken to start the process?
    • How can you effectively measure the impact of implementing a business integrated D&I strategy?
    4:45 pm - 5:20 pm
    Main Plenary

    KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION - Developing a holistic D&I strategy and beyond – the process, the challenges, the successes and the impact

    Jane Murray GAICD
    Chief People Officer, MLC Life Insurance
    Corinne West
    Executive Director Stakeholder Engagement, Intergovernmental Strategy & Inclusion, Dep of Justice and Community Safety
    Jacqui Bainbridge
    General Manager, Indigenous Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sodexo

    Panellists:

    Jacqui Bainbridge, General Manager, Indigenous Affairs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sodexo
    Corinne West, Executive Director Stakeholder Engagement, Intergovernmental Strategy & Inclusion, Department of Justice and Community Safety
    Jane Murray, Chief People Officer, MLC Life Insurance

     

    Moderator:

    TBC

     

    • The imperative for HR leaders to respond to racism and move the needle on diversity in their organisations
    • How can organizational leaders manage how bias influences decision making, hiring, promotions and retention?
    • Best practice models on education and training programs to move workers into management

    5:25 pm - 5:30 pm
    Main Plenary – Ballroom 1

    CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR AND END OF THE FORUM

    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Networking Area

    NETWORKING DRINKS

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      1 TICKET

      $ 1,990
      • Access to onsite mobile APP
      • Meals and refreshments
      • Access to all sessions
      • Presentation slides and photos
      • Access to HR Marketplace

      GROUP TICKET (2 - 4)

      $ 1,790
      • Access to onsite mobile APP
      • Meals and refreshments
      • Access to all sessions
      • Presentation slides and photos
      • Access to HR Marketplace

      GROUP TICKETS (5+)

      $ 1,470
      • Access to onsite mobile APP
      • Meals and refreshments
      • Access to all sessions
      • Presentation slides and photos
      • Access to HR Marketplace

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