Join us at the 10th Annual OHS Leaders Australia Summit Be part of Australia’s largest gathering of senior Health & Safety executives 16th - 17th March 2022, Royal Pines, Gold Coast Join us at the 10th Annual OHS Leaders Australia Summit Be part of Australia’s largest gathering of senior Health & Safety executives 16th - 17th March 2022, Royal Pines, Gold Coast Register Interest Testimonial Video Summit Themes Key themes and topics are developed by our
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Safety heads . These will be addressed over the course
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Join us at the 10th Annual OHS Leaders
Australia Summit

BE PART OF AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST GATHERING
OF SENIOR HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVES
16 – 17 March 2022,
ROYAL PINES, GOLD COAST

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The OHS Leaders Summit Australia is the country's premier event for senior health and safety executives, and in 2022 we will once again see this elite group come together.

Taking place on 16th – 17th March 2022, Royal Pines, Gold Coast, the 10th annual OHS Leaders Summit is THE MEETING PLACE for over 150 Directors of Health, Safety and Wellbeing from across Australia. More than 35 presentations from senior professionals will be taking place via keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and targeted roundtable sessions.

You will also be able to personalise your own agenda and maximise your time out of the office by engaging in only the most relevant sessions for your business.

Various networking functions will be held over the two days in the shape of refreshments breaks, lunches, breakfasts, networking drinks and dinner, giving you the chance to interact and catch up with your peers in a very relaxed setting.

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.

SPEAKERS

Elle Osborne
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Elle Osborne

Global HSE Director, Baker Hughes

Dr Kate Hall
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Dr Kate Hall

Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing - AFL

Malcolm Staves
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Malcolm Staves

Corporate Health & Safety Director, L'oréal

Brigette Philpot
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Brigette Philpot

Vice President Health, Safety and Environment, Sodexo North America

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PROGRAM

The summit program is a draft and is subject to change.

Arrival & Registration

45min

Welcome & Introduction

Tyron McGurgan, CEO, Focus Network

5min

Master of Ceremonies

Andrew Barrett, Chief Connector, Safety on Tap

10min

Andrew Barrett

I love solving challenges with people. I also love sharing. There are so many challenges to work on, and many being solved every day - let's [...]

Opening Keynote Presentation – Leading for HSE, Can You Accept Feedback?

Elle Osborne, Global HSE Director, Baker Hughes
As we go into a world of even bigger data fuelled internally and externally, we need to prepare our leaders to accept feedback and act on it.

30min

Elle Osborne

Elle Osborne is an HSE leader who partners with the operations Team of PPS to work towards creating a safer, competent, and operationally [...]

Keynote Presentation – A philosophical discussion on safety and safety leadership – “why do we do, what we do?”

Melissa Pollock, Head of Life Safety, Scentre Group

In this interactive keynote session we will use philosophical principles to explore the concept of safety, safety leadership and our moral/ethical compass. As senior HSE leaders, we are “on” at all times, yet we are also human and fallible.

How do we navigate ourselves, our roles and various expectations to drive change in organisations, whilst remaining true to our own values/ethics?


30min

Melissa Pollock

Mel Pollock has a background in safety, human resources and more recently wellbeing, coaching and neuroscience. She has worked across various [...]

Keynote Presentation – Mental Health in the Workplace: Starting the Conversation

Victoria Desouza (GradDipCouns) , Mental Health Counsellor and Program Facilitator, Premium Health
Statistically, one in five employees have a mental health condition. This engaging 40 minutes presentation focuses on the conversation about mental health and draws on the following topics:
  • The shift from mental illness to mental health
  • Empowering every employee to speak up about mental health
  • Removing mental health stigmas within our workplace community

40min

Victoria Desouza (GradDipCouns)

Victoria is a dedicated mental health professional who is passionate about community education and workplace training. With a background in youth [...]

Networking Break

15min

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 1 – Insights & case studies from an integrated trajectory for Safety, Health and Wellbeing > Sustainability > ESG Disclosure Frameworks

Wade Needham, General Manager, Fresh Country Farms of Australia

It is often difficult within organisations to create impact across the functional boundaries of Safety, Workers Compensation, HR and Wellbeing. Yet with the massive rise of ESG within financial markets, what effect will this have on the EHS profession who often enable such outcomes and produce such data? Investors desire their data and the management of data to be material – are we responding best to this opportunity?

Wade will share case studies and practical ways in which to align executive and middle management towards investing and undertaking interventions which impact people risk across a broad functional spectrum supporting your social impact disclosures.

30min

Wade Needham

Wade is working with forwarding thinking leaders in the agriculture and post farm gate industries to reduce the frequency and impact of ill [...]

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 2 – Peers Supporting Peers: Enhancing Psychosocial Safety at Work with a Peer Support Program

Mark Oostergo, General Manager | Principal Psychologist, Communicorp

A Workplace Peer Support Program is an integrated approach to supporting the psychological health and safety of employees, by leveraging existing collegial support at work.

This presentation will explore the best practice use of peer support programs in the workplace including an effective communication strategy, the recruitment and selection of peer supporters, training, ongoing support and evaluation, as well as some of the common pitfalls and lessons learned


30min

Mark Oostergo

Mark has a broad background beginning his career serving nearly a decade in the Australian Army as a Psychology Officer. This provided him the [...]

Keynote Presentation – The most influential tech trends that will impact the safety profession in 2021

Matthew Browne, Chief Executive Officer, Donesafe
Matthew Browne discusses the most influential technology trends in the safety industry as well as Donesafe's crystal-ball predictions for 2021.

30min

Matthew Browne

As one of Donesafe’s two founders, Matthew Browne is driving one of the fastest growing safety startups in Australia. Matthew works closely [...]

Networking Lunch

40min

Keynote Presentation – The changing role of safety professionals and the capabilities required to keep pace

David Provan, Managing Director, Forge Works
David is an experienced safety professional with an ongoing commitment to practice, research and learning. In his session, he will take the audience through the changing role of the safety professionals and what is required to keep up the pace in this environment. David will touch on:  
  • How is the role of safety professionals changing?
  • What will the role look like in 2030 and 2050?
  • What capabilities are required now and in the future to be successful?

30min

David Provan

David is an experienced safety professional with an ongoing commitment to practice, research and learning. He is currently the Managing Director [...]

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 3A – Agile Analytics & Tech for Successful Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

Naveen GV, Managing Director & Global BD Executive New Subscriber Development, Benchmark ESG - Powered by Gensuite

In the current business scenario, it is imperative for OSH leaders, to understand the impact of key OSH performance metrics on the overall ESG performance of an organization.

Having a robust OSH digital ecosystem helps the operational leaders to make swift and intelligent decisions that directly contributes in strengthening the ESG vision of the organization and creating long term stakeholder value.

Join this session to know more about the evolving world of ESG and how OSH is a key contributor that propels ESG performance of an organization with the help of radical digitalization and effective use of analytics.


30min

Naveen GV

Naveen G.V is an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) and Management professional with 20 years of experience spanning across Government, [...]

Workshop 3B – Workplace mental health is now an OHS issue?

Jason van Schie, Managing Director, Flourishdx

With psychological injury workers compensation claims increasing at more than 10 times the rate of physical injury claims (NSW workers comp statistics 2015-2019), it is clear the popular approaches to workplace mental health (e.g. yoga, fruit bowls and lunch and learns), simply aren’t effective at prevention. Really they barely meet the standard to be called PPE.

Elevating psychological health and safety to the same level as physical health and safety is a priority reform promoted by the Productivity Commission. Expected WHS legislation updates to add greater emphasis to psychological health and safety, draft codes of practice and an incoming international standard (ISO 45003) are all pointing to the need of the health and safety profession to apply their expertise in risk management to understand and address the root cause of psychosocial hazards.

This session will give you a rapid introduction to how OH&S and HR can work together to prevent psychological injuries and adopt best practice standards and guidelines.


30min

Jason van Schie

Based in Perth, Jason works with companies internationally on technology-based initiatives that assist in the prevention of psychological injury, [...]

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 4 – Managing fatigue in the ‘Future of Work’ era

Dr. Peter Simpson, Global Head, Safety & Security, Standard Chartered Bank

The ‘Future of Work’ is the current hot topic that COVID has accelerated. It promises more flexibility and greater wellbeing, but it can also mean an increasing move to working 24/7/365 in an online and virtual global business arena.

This workshop will begin to address the issues, and explore ways we can manage our own fatigue and more broadly across our organisations.


30min

Dr Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson has over 25 years of leadership in the areas of safety, health, wellbeing, risk, security, and quality & assurance. Lived and [...]

Roundtable Session – Enhance ROI by Establishing a Consistent Methodology for Supply Chain Risk Management

Tony Webster-Smith, Regional Vice President - APAC at Avetta

Outsourcing is a key component to your supply chain with a significant business ROI. However, there are risks that are introduced with such strategies—only half of buyers say they monitor supply chain risk, and over 60% of suppliers fail to meet project requirements or qualifications for the job.

We will discuss how to manage those risks, moving beyond decentralized emails and spreadsheets and into a centralized supplier data collection and evaluation methodology. With the right approach, your team will obtain the proper safety and insurance information and view potential risks across all of your supplier relationships, helping you evaluate suppliers properly, improve supplier quality, safety and sustainability.


40min

Tony Webster-Smith

Experienced Regional Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and supply chain industry. Skilled in HSE Management [...]

Roundtable Session – Transform safety training into engaging learning experiences that make a real impact

Jen Jackson, CEO & Founder - Everyday Massive
Whether it was the Fatigue Management training that left you feeling more fatigued than a long haul flight, or the safety induction where you learned just how much you dislike Clipart … we’ve all heard our inner voice scream “there has to be another way!” There is. Join the Everyday Massive team to learn more about ‘the other way’. At this roundtable we will:
  • Explain how to transform safety training into learning experiences that engage people, drive change, and meet organisational objectives.
  • Discuss different learning modalities such as online, peer-to-peer, and facilitator-led.
  • Share what organisations like Amazon, PepsiCo, and ProBuild are doing to help their teams embed safety management systems, adopt new risk management processes, understand high risk activities, develop safety leadership capability, and refresh their safety culture.

40min

Jen Jackson

Partners with Amazon Global WHS human-integration team Safety engagement specialists for high-risk industries Human-centred designers for [...]

Roundtable Session – So you thought 2020 was bad? What were the workplace injury and health trends in 2020, and what does that mean for 2021.

Philip Paysden, General Manager, APM WorkCare
Amanda Johnston, National Customer Manager, APM WorkCare
Mark Oostergo, General Manager – Principal Psychologist, Communicorp
Danielle Odd, Group Head of Safety Strategy, Nine Entertainment
What are the largest areas of risk in 2021? Where should you be focusing, to have the greatest impact?

With the data insights and strength of the APM Group, spanning 8000 employees across 10 different countries, the APM Health Portfolio panel of experts will take you through detailed data on workplace injury trends, and forecast what will happen in 2021. You will hear from one of Australia’s largest employers on their experience of 2020, what worked and where they will be focussing in 2021.

This panel of experts will be available for interactive discussion during the session.

40min

Danielle Odd

I am a passionate and enthusiastic Health Safety and Wellbeing Leader dedicated to ensuring compliance but more so making HS&W meaningful [...]

Amanda Johnston

Amanda is a Registered Psychologist and People Leader who has worked in the field of workplace injury/health, occupational rehabilitation and [...]

Mark Oostergo

Mark has a broad background beginning his career serving nearly a decade in the Australian Army as a Psychology Officer. This provided him the [...]

Philip Paysden

Philip Paysden is the General Manager of APM WorkCare, leading the workplace health division of the Global Human Services Business APM. With 16 [...]

Roundtable Session – From Reacting to Learning, the Next Step in Organisational Effectiveness

Andy Shone, CEO, Southpac International

What gets measured gets done, or so we believe! Today many organisations are driven by metrics and dashboards. The result of this often means that we focus on efficiency, getting stuff done quickly, as opposed to being thorough, i.e. being effective. This mindset appears to be increasingly driving the familiar routine;

  • Deadlines are imposed for close out of the identified issues.
  • Quick fixes ensue.
  • Dashboards and reports drive action.
  • Problems recur.

The result of all of this, Management Systems become a convenient mechanism for managing administrative work (safety work) without affecting the safety of work.

Organisations need to move towards approaches that are more focused on learning and understanding. Approaches that accept the inherent complexity of the modern workplace, and in turn take systemic action to improve performance rather than falling back on simple explanations and familiar fixes.

Human and Organisational Performance (HOP) is an approach or philosophy that focuses on building an understanding of how organisations and people work together with the aim of enhancing performance. Specifically the learning team method is focused on taking the time to truly understand, with the aid of frontline personnel, how work is happening and the best way to make it better.


40min

Andy Shone

Andy is the CEO of Southpac Group and is an active facilitator and consultant in Quality, Safety and Human & Organisational Performance. He has [...]

Networking Break

15min

Keynote Presentation – Health and Safety Strategy and Leadership at Expo 2020 Dubai

Dr Rob Cooling, Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment, Expo 2020 Dubai | UAE

In this presentation, the approach to developing and implementing an integrated Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE) strategy for Expo 2020 Dubai will be reviewed. The presentation will:

  • Discuss the development of a positive, values driven strategy.
  • Emphasise the role played by leadership in the execution of the strategy.
  • Outline the various campaigns and initiatives introduced during the programme.
  • Explain key challenges and a look-ahead to event-time operations.

40min

Dr Rob Cooling

Rob Cooling is Vice President of Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE) at Expo 2020 Dubai. In this role, he is responsible for developing [...]

Roundtable Session – Back to Basics – Building a bottom up culture

Rebekah Ganim, Group Head of Safety, SunRice

Should cultural change start from the top-down, or from the bottom-up?

Rebekah will explore these two basic approaches to shaping a health and safety culture and describe the journey that SunRice is taking across its global footprint.

40min

Rebekah Ganim

Rebekah is the Group Head of Safety for SunRice and previously worked for a Fortune 500 company as a Global Director for Environment, Health and [...]

Roundtable Session – Creating a Learning Culture

Sarah Colley, Group Manager – Innovation & Culture, Downer

Organisational learning is key to change and innovation. This experiential workshop will walk you through how a Learning Team process is run.

You will walk away with practical insights into how to harness the collective insights of your workforce to collaborate to solve complex issues.


40min

Sarah Colley

Sarah's work focuses on human-centred approaches to building a health, safety and well being culture. Sarah is a nationally registered [...]

Roundtable Session – Planning for success, securing worker engagement from day zero

Speaker TBC
“Turnkey” solutions seem to be again gaining popularity within the wider WHS and HR spaces, but are these destined to fail from the start? Using “Employee Wellbeing Programs” as an example, we’ll look at some of the processes involved after the date of executive buy-in to building a program that our people are truly invested in.

40min

Roundtable Session – Women in Safety – Diverse enough?

Melissa Pollock, Head of Life Safety, Scentre Group
Janette O'Brien, Head HSEQ PDS Australia, JLL

Diversity is about respecting and valuing people’s differences and treating them in an appropriate way. Workplace diversity typically brings multiple perspectives to solve problems and to drive innovation and change.

We talk a lot about women in safety, are we on the right track, do we need to do more?

What about broader diversity? How are we actively bringing diversity into our teams and into our profession?

Join Janette and Melissa, two women in safety leadership roles, as they lead a discussion around the concept of “are we diverse enough” and challenge attendees to share learnings and insights.


40min

Janette O’Brien

Janette has 30 plus years of experience in senior roles as a work health, safety, environment professional for a wide range of high-risk [...]

Melissa Pollock

Mel Pollock has a background in safety, human resources and more recently wellbeing, coaching and neuroscience. She has worked across various [...]

Free Time

30min

OHS Leaders Networking Reception

30min

OHS Leaders Networking Dinner

2h 30min

Networking Breakfast

40min

Opening Keynote Presentation – Psychological Safety on Lights and Sirens

Louise Dubois, Director Safety and Recovery, NSW Ambulance
Cognitive overload is a condition where a situation gives too much information simultaneously, resulting in being unable to process this information. I will explore this field and assist you in designing experiences that augments the limited capacity of the working memory in emergency situations.

30min

Louise Dubois

"Louise has been actively delivering results in the area of organisational health, safety and workers compensation for over 25 years. Amongst [...]

Keynote Presentation – The Journey towards Excellence and Beyond

Malcolm Staves, Corporate Health & Safety Director, L’Oréal

Malcolm will describe the journey that L’Oréal has made to globalise occupational health and safety across all its businesses and how this resulted in a system that was made up of layers upon layers of systems intertwined with methods and tools.

L’Oréal embarked on a process of globalisation and systematic simplification of its processes and methods with a single vision that health & safety would be driven by the line management and supported by the EHS practitioners. Not so easy in such a diverse cultural organisation.

Their introduction of psychosocial health and safety, nudge, heuristics, low level signal management and stress management  in the senior management training in 2010 along with behavioural analysis to line managers was seen as revolutionary yet has stood the test of time.
Malcolm will describe how these have been integrated into their tools and methods. Main take homes:

  • How to build a high performing safety culture that is resilient yet agile
  • How to declutter in a way that gives sense to all employees
  • Why off the shelf programs from external companies is short termism and represents weakness in the OSH profession & performance sustainability
  • What Malcolm sees is the future of the OSH profession

30min

Malcolm Staves

Malcolm Staves is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Chemical [...]

Keynote Panel Discussion – We Are Leaders in Change

Moderator

Andrew Barrett, Chief Connector, Safety on Tap
Panellists
Brigette Philpot, Vice President Health, Safety and Environment, Sodexo North America
Kersty Christensen, Head of WHS, Brisbane Airport Corporation
Michael Draper, Head of EHS APAC, James Hardie

Whilst health and safety is our job, we are all ultimately in the business of change. The direct and indirect effects of Covid have forced change on us and our organisations in ways we haven't experienced before, and yet also presented great opportunities for change.

In this discussion the panel invites the audience to be part of an honest conversation about how we think about, plan for, respond to, and ultimately succeed or fail at change.


40min

Michael Draper

Michael is a driven and pragmatic Health, Safety and Environment professional and has spent his career working in HSE, operations and risk [...]

Kersty Christensen

Kersty Christensen is a passionate and committed health and safety professional who fell into the aviation industry after working in human [...]

Andrew Barrett

I love solving challenges with people. I also love sharing. There are so many challenges to work on, and many being solved every day - let's [...]

Brigette Philpot

Brigette is Sodexo’s Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) responsible for the Health & Safety, Food Safety and Product [...]

Networking Break

15min

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 5 – Achieving growth through adversity

Emma Blee, Director Health, Safety and Wellbeing, RMIT University

In late 2019 RMIT University Council approved a whole of community Health Safety and Wellbeing Strategy ... and then COVID-19 arrived disrupting plans to launch into the new year with an ambitious program of work to shift the safety culture in the University.

This session will share the approach to leverage work in supporting the university's pandemic response to drive through significant changes in how RMIT's staff and students engage with all aspects of health, safety and wellbeing.


30min

Emma Blee

Highly qualified and experienced Work Health and Safety and Human Resources leader with a strong strategic and operational background. Expertise [...]

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 6 – Developing a psychologically safe workplace: the Australia Post journey

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.


30min

Fiona Andrew

With a passion for supporting organisations to create mentally healthy workplaces, Fiona regards herself as fortunate to have joined the [...]

Keynote Presentation – Does accountable safety leadership mean pleading guilty when a tragedy occurs?

Katherine Morris, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

A significant opportunity and challenge for OHS leaders arising from the introduction of industrial manslaughter laws concerns how business leaders view accountability following a serious workplace incident.

There is considerably higher legal risk exposure for custodial sentences and penalties in the millions of dollars. It is incumbent on OHS leaders to comprehensively address this new context, not minimize it or shy away from it.

This means strongly focusing on safety culture and measuring and documenting this, a sharp focus on eliminating fatal risks, evidencing satisfaction of due diligence duties and strong legal risk management.

The address will cover these issues and raise challenges as to what this accountability looks like.



40min

Katherine Morris

Katherine Morris is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, specialising in work health and safety law. She has over 18 years’ experience working [...]

Networking Lunch

40min

One-to-One Meetings

30min

Workshop 7 – Taking a preventative approach to managing psychological health and safety with the new ‘People at Work’ digital platform

Aislin Campbell, A/Chief Advisor and Registered Psychologist, Psychological Health Unit Office of Industrial Relations, Queensland Government

Poor psychological health at work is costly for Australia with estimates around $12.8 billion p.a. Many workplaces are making significant progress with psychological health and wellbeing programs that show clear return on investments. However, many programs miss opportunities to take a preventative approach, focusing only on promotion or supporting recovery following injury, and thereby overlook even greater organisational, financial and social gains.

Through risk management approaches, Australian workplaces have legal obligations to manage psychological health risks analogously to physical health risks, however, workplaces have expressed frustration in applying psychosocial risk management approaches as it often seen as too difficult. This session will introduce you to the new People at Work digital platform, the first of its kind in Australia, to help workplaces manage psychosocial risks.

People at Work takes the guesswork out of psychosocial risk management via a free, self-managed platform.  Workplaces, in all industries, can manage risks to psychological health thereby designing workplaces intentionally for good psychological health. At the end of this workshop you will gain an understanding of:

  • An integrated approach to managing psychological health that encapsulates prevention processes.
  • The new People at Work digital platform containing survey and resources.
  • The benefits of People at Work and psychosocial risk management generally.
  • The practical application of People at Work in your workplace.

30min

Aislin Campbell

Aislin is a registered psychologist with experience across the public and private sector in workplace mental health. In her current role she is [...]

Roundtable Session – Occupational Violence, Learn the Defensive Moves …. if COVID allows?

Louise Dubois, Director Safety and Recovery, NSW Ambulance

The community is aware that violence occurs in emergency departments and towards paramedics. It is less well known that patients, clients, family and bystanders are also violent and aggressive towards emergency responders.

This session will show the amplitude of occupational violence challenges, inform you on what you can do to reduce occupational violence in your workplace and , depending on COVID restrictions, show you a few defensive moves. Who knows these moves could save your life!


40min

Louise Dubois

"Louise has been actively delivering results in the area of organisational health, safety and workers compensation for over 25 years. Amongst [...]

Roundtable Session – How Organisations Can Support Peoples Capacity and Resilience to be the Solution to Their Own Mental Health and Wellbeing

Lisa McKeown, HSE Leader, Laing O’Rourke
Dr. Sarah Curtis, Head of Client Partnerships - Australia, Vitality Works

At Laing O’Rourke we are striving to create a healthy environment for our people that promotes excellence and acknowledges the evolving changes and demands of their personal and family lives.

The starting position for any Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy is based on the approach that the best way to view mental health is that we all have it and we fluctuate between thriving, struggling and being ill and possibly off work.

Good mental health encompasses much more than the mere absence of poor mental health. Being mentally healthy also includes positive states of mental health such as feeling engaged and empowered at work, being motivated, productive and having a work life balance than enriches the home life rather than impeding it. When people thrive so does the organisation. A focus on thriving is more relevant than ever. The changing nature of work needs thriving people who flourish in the face of uncertainty and change.

Positive mental health is about people who engage with us having positive experiences where they feel satisfied, engaged and empowered through their work so that they are motivated to perform at a high level. It is about being confident and capable to successfully set and achieve challenging goals. Where work is integrated effectively into an overall health life that leads to improvements in performance and mental health at work.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing framework:

  • People as the solution to their own sustained health. Giving decision making to the people who do the work and are most impacted by it.
  • Looks at the positive aspects people can do to support their own health and wellbeing.
  • The programmes delivered under this strategy as an ethical responsibility will not be about compliance enforced upon our people. The programmes will engage our people in its development, facilitate their active participation where they choose to do so and be flexible to our people and organisations changing needs.
  • As leaders and people – the more we learn to help others integrate tools and behaviours that build mental health and resilience; the more good days we will have.

40min

Dr Sarah Curtis

Dr Sarah Curtis (PhD) – National Account Manager Sarah has worked in the health and wellbeing arena for 25 years and has vast expertise in [...]

Lisa McKeown

A Chartered Health and Safety Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience of working in the construction industry across a wide range of [...]

Roundtable Session – Decluttering: Breathing life back into safety

Kym Bancroft, Head of Safety, Environment and Wellbeing, Serco
David Provan, Managing Director, Forge Works

Decluttering safety systems is not simply a matter of throwing things out.

Kym & David will explore how to identify what clutter is (vs what it is not), how the clutter is created and practical examples on how to implement a robust and defensible approach to making changes to reduce safety clutter; and how to measure this.


40min

Kym Bancroft

Experienced in the design, development and implementation of evidence-based Safety and Wellbeing Cultural Change processes, I can simultaneously [...]

David Provan

David is an experienced safety professional with an ongoing commitment to practice, research and learning. He is currently the Managing Director [...]

Closing keynote presentation – The AFL’s 2020 Mental Health Mission: supporting the health and wellbeing of our people to protect the future of our game.

Dr Kate Hall, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, AFL

Like many sporting Industries, the 2020 AFL season was significantly disrupted by the impacts of COVID19. Recommencing the season in 2020 required comprehensive COVIDSafe protocols that protected players, officials and the wider community, but that also impacted how and where our People lived. Resuming the AFL 2020 season, after an Industry wide shutdown, required relocating our competition to Qld, where the disruptions were wide ranging for individuals and families.

Balancing the needs of our People in order to deliver the season, while also remaining in step with State Governments, managing media scrutiny of our Industry’s COVID practices and continuing to support the significant numbers of our workforce who remained in Victoria’s Stage 4 restrictions on stand-down, required comprehensive, person centred mental health and wellbeing responses. These responses were informed by our Industry Mental Health Strategy’s guiding principles.

Key takeaways will cover the AFL Mental Health Team’s Guiding Principles and Actions

  • Our actions during our COVID adjusted season to support cultural and systemic change that is mental health aware and capable;
  • How we equipped our people with mental fitness skills to face the uncertainty and challenges of COVID;
  • How we ensured our people’s emergent mental health needs were met.

40min

Dr Kate Hall

Dr Kate Hall is a clinical psychologist, senior academic and the Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing at the AFL. Her clinical research track [...]

Master Of Ceremonies Closing Remarks

10min

Networking Drinks

60min

WHY ATTEND

STAR KEYNOTES
AND PRESENTERS

We invite only the leading international and local experts to provide sessions on site, this allows for attendees to be taught by front-line executives that compress years of meaningful experience into a systematic, well organised learning program.

NETWORKING
OPPORTUNITIES

Keeping in line with the main goal of the event in achieving new relationships, we provide a huge amount of networking opportunities for attendees through breakfast, luncheons, cocktails and informal introductions.

1-1 PRIVATE
MEETINGS

Allowing both buyers and sellers the opportunity to engage with one another onsite in a series of prearranged business meetings. These provide both parties a great opportunity to build new relationships by interacting face to face.

TARGETED
SESSIONS

Being able to experience different sessions is what makes this event unique; whether you are looking to attend an interactive workshop, roundtable, 1-1 meeting or panel discussion.

NETWORKING
DINNER

Interact and relax amongst your peers at the official Networking dinner where you will have the opportunity to be part of the entertainment.

PERSONALISED
PROGRAM

The summit is personalised for YOU, this means that what is important to your business is important to us. We create personalised itineraries around sessions you want to attend, allowing for your time to be spent wisely while out of the office.

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  • Seat allocated at the OHS Leaders Dinner
  • Access to Closing Networking Drinks Function
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    slides and photos
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  • Meals & refreshments over the two days
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  • Access to all interactive workshops, keynotes and roundtable sessions
  • Entry to pre-dinner Networking Drinks Reception
  • Seat allocated at the OHS Leaders Dinner
  • Access to Closing Networking Drinks Function
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