2018 IPAA WA Espresso Series: Leading and managing diverse talent

Institute of Public Administration Australia WA

Event outline

Over a series of three short, sharp seminars, our Espresso series will inspire your practice as a professional public servant. Like any good espresso it will give your thinking a good kick start.

This year, in partnership with the Kaleidoscope Initiative, we explore the opportunities and challenges of leading diverse and inclusive teams in the 21st century. Diversity brings the opportunity to maximise opportunities and solve problems in the most creative and effective way through harnessing many different perspectives.

We have assembled speakers from organisations ranging from local to global in their span. Each session will provide you as a leader with insights that enable you to enhance your effectiveness and remain at the forefront of 21st century leadership practice.

Register before the 4th of September for the entire series at a very competitive price, or simply sign up for the individual session that grabs your imagination.

To register for all 3 sessions in this series, please click here.
Otherwise, to register for individual sessions, follow the links below.

Session 1 - From global to local: embedding diversity as a competitive and personal advantage
Tuesday 4th September – 7:30-9:00am Breakfast
Hear from the perspective of a global organisation on how to bring diversity to the core of your practice and that of your team or organisation. The sheer scale of the public sector can make change difficult. South 32 as a global organisation can provide many useful lessons for overcoming the obstacles and realising the benefits of inclusive leadership. Click here to register for Session 1

Session 2 - Tackling blind spots
Tuesday 11th September – 4:30-6:00pm Sundowner
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. Click here to register for Session 2

Session 3 - Stories from close to home
Tuesday 18th September – 7:30-9:00am Breakfast
Global diversity and inclusion specialist, Fadzi Whande, completes our series.  Fadzi has gained international recognition for her work in the areas of Unconscious Bias, Cultural Competency and Racial Socialisation and Identity, her work primarily focuses on addressing systemic and institutionalised barriers held towards historically undermined groups. Click here to register for Session 3

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.

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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.