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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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

Gillian Folkes

Executive General Manager, Culture and Leadership, IAG Australia

Esme Ribarovski

Head of Human Resources, People Experience, Volvo Australia

Fiona Andrew

National Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager, Australia Post

Jo Cullen

General Manager Organisational Culture, NRMA

Pritho Saxena

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

Eileen Baldry

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Criminology, University of New South Wales

Sarah Derry

Senior Vice President Talent & Culture Australia - Pacific, Accor

Steve Hill

Group Executive, People & Workplace Environment, Aware Super

Cinda Viranna

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

Jamie Preston

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

Shruti Ganeriwala

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

Kim Hamrosi

Executive Director, Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia (CMHAA)

Sam McCool

Master of Ceremonies - Chief Executive Officer, www.sammccool.com

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

Sam McCool
Master of Ceremonies - Chief Executive Officer, www.sammccool.com
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 - 9:25 am
Main Plenary

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Leading organisations in the new normal of 2022

Anthony Mitchell
Chairman and Chief Potential Officer, 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 people’s, to ensure success?

9:30 am - 10:00 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

10:05 am - 10:40 am
Main Plenary

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION - The leading edge of leader development

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.

10:45 am - 11:00 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 - Taking a Psychosocial Safety Climate approach to creating mentally healthy workplaces

Fiona Andrew
National Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager, Australia Post

- Rising workload demands coupled with increasing cognitive complexity means we need to understand the activities that promote and protect worker mental health.
- A lead indicators assessment approach is used to predict psychosocial risk factors, benchmark current levels of risk, and predict future trends
- Achievements and learnings of the Australia Post program of work will be shared

11:30 am - 12:05 pm
Main Plenary

PANEL DISCUSSION - Focusing on prevention rather than cure: Why employers of choice are turning to financial wellbeing

Gillian Folkes
Executive General Manager, Culture and Leadership, IAG Australia
Esme Ribarovski
Head of Human Resources, People Experience, Volvo Australia
Josh Vernon
Co-Founder & CEO, Earnd

Synopsis coming soon

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

Emma Napoli – Hala
Vice President and Chief People Officer, McDonald's
Colleen Harris
Group Chief People Officer, Ramsay Health Care
Kim Hamrosi
Executive Director, Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia (CMHAA)

- 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 - 12:30 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 - 12:30 pm
Ballroom 2

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

Terry Wong
General Manager, Move 4 Life

- 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 - 1:20 pm
Networking Area

Networking Lunch

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 1 - 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

1:25 pm - 1:55 am
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 2 - How HR Leaders can drive the Great Re-Engagement

Paul Sherrington
Enterprise Transformation Consultant, CoachHub

In 2020 and 2021 businesses were faced with new challenges on how to manage a remote workforce. In 2022 the challenge is how to retain staff in the face of The Great Resignation. Experts predict Australia will see this issue start to have a major impact from March 2022 with 40% of the workforce considering leaving their current role.

In this session, we will discuss how HR Leaders can act now to help their organisations turn the Great Resignation to the Great Re-Engagement.

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 3 - Leadership challenges, opportunities and solutions in 2022

Leaders in 2022 have a huge amount to take on. They have to:
- engage diffused, deflated and/or distracted workforces, by generating cultural renewal and crafting narratives of purpose, optimism and direction
- deal with the hybrid organisation as the new normal by both embracing and shaping further changes to ways of working
- move towards the permissionless, networked organisation by empowering and connecting networks of teams, and lubricate the flows between them
- manage incredible talent volatility by shaping and delivering a compelling employee proposition
- take on greater societal responsibility by hard-wiring better community and environmental actions into core business processes

At this roundtable we will learn how best to equip leaders to flourish in this complex context.

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm
Ballroom 2

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

Vicky Bartolacci
APAC Managing Director, Kineo

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

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 5 - 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?

1:25 pm - 1:55 pm
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 6 - 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 - 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.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 8 - How HR Leaders can drive the Great Re-Engagement

Paul Sherrington
Enterprise Transformation Consultant, CoachHub

In 2020 and 2021 businesses were faced with new challenges on how to manage a remote workforce. In 2022 the challenge is how to retain staff in the face of The Great Resignation. Experts predict Australia will see this issue start to have a major impact from March 2022 with 40% of the workforce considering leaving their current role.

In this session, we will discuss how HR Leaders can act now to help their organisations turn the Great Resignation to the Great Re-Engagement.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 9 - Leadership challenges, opportunities and solutions in 2022

Leaders in 2022 have a huge amount to take on. They have to:
- engage diffused, deflated and/or distracted workforces, by generating cultural renewal and crafting narratives of purpose, optimism and direction
- deal with the hybrid organisation as the new normal by both embracing and shaping further changes to ways of working
- move towards the permissionless, networked organisation by empowering and connecting networks of teams, and lubricate the flows between them
- manage incredible talent volatility by shaping and delivering a compelling employee proposition
- take on greater societal responsibility by hard-wiring better community and environmental actions into core business processes

At this roundtable we will learn how best to equip leaders to flourish in this complex context.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 10 - How to increase employee engagement through competency-based talent management

Vicky Bartolacci
APAC Managing Director, Kineo

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

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Main Plenary

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 11 - 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?

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom 2

ROUNDTABLE SESSION - 12 - 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

2:35 pm - 2:50 am
Networking Area

Networking Break

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm
Main Plenary

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

Rebekah Donaldson
Executive Manager, People, Qantas Group

- 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

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm
Ballroom 2

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

Natalie Devlin
Chief Experience Officer, Charter Hall

- 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?

3:20 pm - 3:55 pm
Main Plenary

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

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

- 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?

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

Samantha Huddle
General Manager Aus/NZ, Great Place to Work
Alison Webb
Future of Work Lead, Lendlease
Pritho Saxena
HR Leader - China, Australia, Singapore & Philippines, Amazon
Andrea McDowell
Head of Experience, Lendi

- 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?

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Main Plenary

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

Rob Cassidy
Director of Sales - ANZ, CoachHub

- 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

4:25 pm - 4:45 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

Eileen Baldry
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Criminology, University of New South Wales
Cinda Viranna
Head of Indigenous, Diversity and Inclusion, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Vered Keiser
Chief People Officer, ResMed
Shruti Ganeriwala
HR Director – Foods & Refreshments, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Unilever ANZ
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

5:25 pm - 5:30 pm
Main Plenary

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR AND END OF THE FORUM

Sam McCool
Master of Ceremonies - Chief Executive Officer, www.sammccool.com
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Networking Area

NETWORKING DRINKS

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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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