Join us at the upcoming hr evolve forum 24th March 2022, Sheraton Grand
Sydney Hyde Park
Join us at the upcoming hr evolve forum 24th March 2022, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park Join us at the upcoming hr evolve forum 24th March 2022, Sheraton Grand
Sydney Hyde Park
Join us at the upcoming hr evolve forum 24th March 2022, Sheraton Grand
Sydney Hyde Park
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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 24th March, 2022 at the Sheraton Grand Sydney, Hyde Park. 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.

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 24th March, 2022 at the Sheraton Grand Sydney, Hyde Park. This years theme will be focused around “ The evolving future of HR”

Over the last couple of years, businesses have seen a major shift in the way they need to engage, communicate and mentor employees, while at the upcoming forum in 2022 we have constructed a program that covers off the 6 major areas of importance for the HR leader of today. These include Employee Experience, Talent Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Future of Work and Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Attendees will have the opportunity to personalise their own agenda and maximise their time out of the office by selecting the sessions that are most relevant to them and their business.

Our networking drinks function will provide the chance to interact face to face with peers in a very relaxed setting, while the HR Marketplace will allow attendees to explore a range of products and services on offer across the industry that can assist their business in evolving.

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

Niki Kesogluo

General Manager Inclusion & Diversity, National Australia Bank (NAB)

Jamie Preston

Senior HR Director Australia, NZ and North Asia Pacific, Eli Lilly

Gillian Folkes

Executive General Manager, Culture and Leadership, IAG Australia

Esme Ribarovski

Head of Human Resources, People Experience, Volvo Australia

Pritho Saxena

HR Leader - China, Australia, Singapore & Philippines, Amazon

Fiona Andrew

National Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager, Australia Post

Jo Cullen

General Manager - Culture, Leadership & Talent, NRMA

Sarah Derry

Senior Vice President Talent & Culture Australia - Pacific, Accor

Cinda Viranna

Head of Indigenous, Diversity and Inclusion, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Shruti Ganeriwala

HR Director – Foods & Refreshments, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Unilever ANZ

why
join us

POWERFUL AUDIENCE

Engage and interact with an audience of 150 + 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

Morning
March 24, 2022
Afternoon
March 24, 2022
8:00 am - 8:20 am
Networking Area

Registration and morning refreshments

8:20 am - 8:30 am
Main Plenary

Welcoming address and opening remarks from the chair

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Main Plenary

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Building Mental Fitness

Gus Worland
Founder / Director, Gotcha4Life

Gus's presentation will touch on the following points:
- 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.

9:05 am - 9:35 am
Main Plenary

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - The critical role of leadership in driving transformation across the organisation

Rodrigo Pizarro
CEO, L'Oreal Australia & NZ

Rodrigo's keynote session will focus on:
- Aligning human resources with your overall organisational strategy
- The nexus of HR leadership
- Value creation and business performance

9:40 am - 10:15 am
Main Plenary

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION - The importance of humanity in human resources – the critical business case for being a purpose driven organisation

Gus Worland
Founder / Director, Gotcha4Life
Rodrigo Pizarro
CEO, L'Oreal Australia & NZ
Anthony Mitchell
Chairman and Chief Potential Officer, Bendelta

- How do business leaders transform their organisations 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?
- Challenges from the frontline: when a purpose-driven decision is in conflict with an organisation’s short-term revenue, how do leaders execute on this?

10:20 am - 10:40 am
Main Plenary

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Leading the new remote and flexible workforce

Anthony Mitchell
Chairman and Chief Potential Officer, Bendelta

The way we work has radically changed due to COVID-19. Many organisations have been forced to innovate and embrace flexibility. So how exactly should they change the way they operate to maintain employee engagement and productivity?

10:40 am - 11:05 am
Networking Area

Networking Break

11:05 am - 11:25 am
Main Plenary

SPEAKING PRESENTATION - Building a high-performing, equitable organisation as the nature of work continues to evolve

Jamie Preston
Senior HR Director Australia, NZ and North Asia Pacific, Eli Lilly

- Creating a company culture that withstands business disruption
- Preparing your organisation for the future of work with short and long-term workforce planning strategies
- Working with the CEO and board to build commitment

11:05 am - 11:25 am
Ballroom 2

SPEAKING PRESENTATION - Promoting resilience and mental wellbeing through effective work design

Fiona Andrew
National Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager, Australia Post

When reasonable efforts are made to protect the mental health and wellbeing of employees, a psychologically safe workplace is created. High levels of psychosocial risk in the work environment have the potential to generate employee mental health concerns, and/or exacerbate existing conditions. The identification and mitigation of psychosocial risks, coupled with the provision of a supportive and healthy workplace has the ability to reduce the onset, severity, impact, and duration of mental health concerns, as well as produce happier and more productive employees.

In this session, Fiona will share Australia Post’s journey in creating a psychologically safe workplace.

11:30 am - 12:05 pm
Main Plenary

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

Gillian Folkes
Executive General Manager, Culture and Leadership, IAG Australia
Esme Ribarovski
Head of Human Resources, People Experience, Volvo Australia

- 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

11:30 am - 12:05 pm
Ballroom 2

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

Niki Kesogluo
General Manager Inclusion & Diversity, National Australia Bank (NAB)
Emma Napoli – Hala
Vice President and Chief People Officer, McDonald's
Colleen Harris
Group Chief People Officer, Ramsay Health Care

- 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

12:10 pm - 12:35 pm
Main Plenary

SPEAKING PRESENTATION - Harnessing persona mapping to better understand how your employees think, feel, and behave

- Using design thinking to innovate in HR and create a human centred organisation, where people feel recognised, motivated and engaged
- Identifying the priority personas
- Pinpointing the moments that matter to the employees, and creating rewarding journey maps of their employment experience

12:10 pm - 12:35 am
Ballroom 2

SPEAKING PRESENTATION - Fostering good employee work/life balance for more sustainable workforce performance

- How to sustain wellbeing and support employees when organisations are making a record number of redundancies?
- Is there a new opportunity to create a C-suite position to prioritise wellbeing?
- What does the future of corporate wellbeing look like and how will this shape the future of work?

12:35 pm - 1:15 pm
Networking Area

Networking Lunch

1:20 pm - 1:55 pm
Main Plenary

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

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 - 1:55 am
Ballroom 2

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

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 - 1:55 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 3 - Leadership - Turning Disruption into Opportunity

How are top HR leaders from disrupted industries reacting and adapting to the new world we are in?

At this roundtable we will learn the strategies that are allowing organisations to adapt and succeed in a rapidly changing, turbulent environment.

- What is HR doing now to respond and how are they planning for the future?
- How HR leaders from disrupted industries are reacting and adapting
- Is remote work here to stay?
- How these disruptive times are fueling the next wave of innovation and how can technology better support?

1:20 pm - 1:55 pm
Ballroom 2

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

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 - 1:55 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 5 - Health and Wellbeing - Why wellbeing matters: how to amplify employee engagement and performance

A strong employee well-being programme is a key pillar now for most organisations and leaders who prioritise employee well-being and see benefits from reduced absence and attrition to improved employee engagement and employer brand.

At this roundtable we will discuss:

- How does putting people at the centre of a well-being strategy create lasting value for the workforce, the organisation, and society at large?
- What leadership behaviours best support an effective well-being strategy?
- What metrics and technologies are available to measure well-being and the ROI on employee wellbeing programmes?

1:20 pm - 1:55 pm
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 6 - Diversity and Inclusion - Building an inclusive organisation: leveraging the power of a diverse workforce

A diverse workforce brings together different strengths, a variety of experiences, a huge breadth of knowledge and a wealth of creative problem-solving techniques. However, in order to leverage the benefits of this diverse workforce, businesses must be inclusive.

At this roundtable we will discuss how to:

- Remove unconscious bias from company processes including recruitment and selection
- Make the case for diversity and inclusion to all stakeholders
- Embed inclusion into an organisation's culture and overall business strategy

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 7 - Employee Experience - Giving Employees opportunities to have their say in decision making - the importance of agency in productivity and performance

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 8 - Future of Work - COVID-19 and the new normal of remote and flexible work

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 9 - Leadership - Ensuring strong leadership and operational excellence across your entire supply chain

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 10 - Talent Management - Understanding and meeting emerging talent needs and expectations

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 11 - Health and Wellbeing - Creating a healthy workplace supporting mental health and wellbeing

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 12 - Diversity and Inclusion - Overcoming invisible bias around diversity and inclusion across your HR management

2:30 pm - 2:50 am
Networking Area

Networking Break

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
Main Plenary

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

Rebekah Donaldson
Executive Manager, People, Qantas

- 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

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
Ballroom 2

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

Pritho Saxena
HR Leader - China, Australia, Singapore & Philippines, Amazon

- 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?

3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Main Plenary

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

Steve Hill
Group Executive, People & Workplace Environment, Aware Super
Yvonne McIntosh
Division Director Leadership, Talent and Culture, Macquarie Group
Jo Cullen
General Manager - Culture, Leadership & Talent, NRMA

- 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?

3:15 pm - 3:50 pm
Ballroom 2

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

Natalie Devlin
Chief Experience Officer, Charter Hall
Alison Webb
Future of Work Lead, Lendlease

- 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?

3:55 pm - 4:15 pm
Main Plenary

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

- 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

3:55 pm - 4:15 pm
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

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm
Main Plenary

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

Sarah Derry
Senior Vice President Talent & Culture Australia - Pacific, Accor

- 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?

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

Cinda Viranna
Head of Indigenous, Diversity and Inclusion, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Shruti Ganeriwala
HR Director – Foods & Refreshments, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Unilever ANZ
Vered Keiser
Chief People Officer, ResMed
Elizabeth Nieto
Global Head of Equity and Impact, Spotify

- 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

5:20 pm - 5:25 pm
Main Plenary

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR AND END OF THE FORUM

5:25 pm - 6:25 pm
Networking Area

NETWORKING DRINKS

pricing
plans

1 TICKET

$ 569
  • Access to onsite mobile APP
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Access to all sessions
  • Presentation slides and photos
  • Access to HR Marketplace

GROUP TICKET (2 - 4)

$ 499
  • Access to onsite mobile APP
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Access to all sessions
  • Presentation slides and photos
  • Access to HR Marketplace

GROUP TICKETS (5+)

$ 449
  • Access to onsite mobile APP
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Access to all sessions
  • Presentation slides and photos
  • Access to HR Marketplace

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SUPER RETAIL GROUP

"The calibre of attendees is like no other event I attend in Australia. This was a very impressive group of the country’s most senior HR professionals and presenters, while the suppliers on site have provided me with some greater insights around what I need to be changing with in my business."

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