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2018 Espresso Series: Tackling blind spots

Institute of Public Administration Australia WA

Event outline

Virtual reality (VR) and diversity collide in this session. Complete with feature-phone ready goggles, we explore a powerful new tool for tackling unconscious bias. Our guest speaker, Lucie Hammond, will provide powerful insights gained in providing VR enabled training to senior leadership of a large corporate organisation. The first 50 registrations to this session (include series bookings) receive a complimentary Google cardboard VR viewer


Lucie Hammond
Founder, Being VR

About BeingVR
In the Diversity and Inclusion space little progress has been made over the past 30 years and BeingVR (then branded Diversifly) saw an opportunity to provide alternative tools using emerging tech to disrupt current ways of working.
BeingVR has pioneered the 360 role-play for learning and awareness raising in Unconscious Bias (filmed and piloted at EY) and Inclusive Leadership (a collaboration with Bankwest). The 360 role-play allows the learner to participate actively in a multi-sensory experience,  amplifying the emotional response to subject matter and increasing the potential for behavioural change.

About guest speaker, Lucie Hammond
Lucie Hammond, BeingVR Founder is an entrepreneur with a huge amount of energy for learning, growth and realising people potential through new and emerging disruptive technology. With a background in corporate communications, change, psychotherapy and executive coaching she is well placed to explore people performance in the digital age.

Series Facilitator

Ashleigh Brand
Project Leader - Kaleidoscope Initiative, City of Stirling
Ashleigh is a highly experienced project manager, facilitator, diversity and leadership trainer and coach.  She is committed to assisting workplaces to become more diverse.  She is also a social change-maker with a passion to help newcomers realise their full potential in Western Australia.

Ashleigh has more than 20 years' experience working in communications, change management, organisational development, policy and technology.  She also has more than eight years' experience running her own business, consulting and project managing.  She is an accredited coach and has skills and experience in leadership development, human resources, project management, business process improvement and policy development.

Series Host
EY is extremely proud to be the venue host of this series and see diversity and inclusiveness as integral to how they serve their clients, develop their people and play a leadership role in our communities. EY have won multiple awards for their dedication to this area and their policies and practices in D&I have been a role model to many organisations.

Dates & registration

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Provider information

Western Australia's Institute of Public Administration is a not-for-profit professional association for the public sector. We offer opportunities for sharing and learning through our range of events, training courses and networking opportunities.