Public Sector Network

Women Leaders in Public Sector Forum 2016

Public Sector Network

Event outline

PRACTICAL INSIGHTS & GUIDANCE FROM SUCCESSFUL PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERS

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ONLY $50 for government attendees!

Australia’s public sector organisations have made great progress in improving workforce diversity in recent years; however, women still remain significantly under-represented in senior leadership positions: making up 41% of the Commonwealth’s SES positions and just 25% of local governments’ director, CEO and managing director positions. It is clear that there is still progress to be made.

Emphasising leadership and innovation, Women Leaders in Public Sector Forum 2016 is the essential event for leadership and innovation to support gender equality. Designed for public sector professionals who want to network, energise, support and advance to make an impact across the department and across the sector.

WHY ATTEND?

Delivered by Australia’s most astute and esteemed leaders in government, Women Leaders in Public Sector Forum 2016 is an engaging, interactive platform that focuses on solutions to achieve gender equity in senior management.

COLLABORATE, ENERGISE & EMPOWER
Women Leaders in Public Sector Forum 2016 is a series of six events that will take place across the nation: gathering thought-leaders who understand the complexities and those who wish to make a difference. This is a rare opportunity to connect with local like-minded professionals – from all levels of government – and form alliances with your new, extended network to resolve common challenges long after the Forum concludes.

Get practical guidance from key influencers as they share their insights and experiences on how to navigate individual and organisational obstacles:

Leverage disruptive technologies in the new public sector landscape

Hear the latest thinking from public sector peers and personal journeys to become influential leaders

Acquire actionable game plans to refine your leadership skills

Set up structures and strategies to ensure that women are considered for advancement

Support equity efforts through mentorship, sponsorship, marketing, and other activities

Share ideas with other professionals who are involved in advancing women

Gain exposure to new strategic concepts, organisations and thought-leaders from government

ATTENDEES
The Forum is designed specifically for local, state/territory and federal government leaders who are interested in supporting the on-going development of Australia’s female leaders, including:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Direct- Generals
  • First Assistant Secretaries
  • Deputy Secretaries
  • Head of Diversity & Advancement
  • Directors
  • Section Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Leadership Program Officer

High potential leaders with genuine aspirations for progression into senior leadership roles are also encouraged to attend.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE - TICKETS ONLY $50 for government attendees!

To book, click on the link below

Perth - 7th April - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-leaders-in-public-sector-fo-rum-perth-registration-19777104853

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ONE-DAY INTERACTIVE AGENDA
8:50am - 9:00am Welcome PSN Partners

9:00am - 9:10am Welcome from Forum Chair

9:10am - 9:40am Digital Disruption: New Opportunities for Women in the Workplace

  • The digital government agenda in Australia and internationally
  • Challenging ideas about technology, disruption and the digital age
  • Economics & gender: Looking at the big picture
  • Innovative business models: Leveraging disruptive technologies to create a more inclusive, balanced workplace
  • Maintaining momentum in innovation efforts

9:40am - 10:10am Strategic Leadership: Gaining the Respect You Need to Excel

  • Defining your identity as a leader and how to stand out from the crowd
  • Aligning leadership style with core values: Apply your natural strengths and embrace an authentic, sustainable brand of leadership
  • How to gain respect for your expertise amongst male colleagues and stakeholders
  • Discussing the best practices to implement after you have received the respect you deserve
  • Outlining successful tips to overcome challenges and create strong working relationships with your employees
  • Analysing different methods to progress your career and develop your leadership style

10:10am - 12:00noon ROUNDTABLE SESSION 1
Designed to “cut to the chase” and help you make the most of your time, the Forum’s concise one-day program features multiple roundtable discussion sessions so that you can focus one particular core issue or a collective that you wish to address and discuss; the freedom is yours to choose. Five discussion topics on offer; each runs for 30min. Attendees rotate up to three times but may choose to remain on the same topic. Topics are:

  • Digital Disruption: Leveraging the Opportunities
  • Overcoming Unconscious Bias on Women in Leadership
  • Creating Presence and Authenticity in Communications to Influence
  • Examining Leadership Styles: What Does Your Approach Say About You?
  • Removing Traditional Barriers to Achieve Improved Gender Representation

12:00noon - 12:40pm Lunch and Networking

1:10pm - 2:10pm ROUNDTABLE SESSION 2
Five discussion topics on offer; each runs for 30min. Each attendee will take part in up to 3 roundtable discussions. Topics are:

  • Digital Disruption: Leveraging the Opportunities
  • Overcoming Unconscious Bias on Women in Leadership
  • Creating Presence and Authenticity in Communications to Influence
  • Examining Leadership Styles: What Does Your Approach Say About You?
  • Removing Traditional Barriers to Achieve Improved Gender Representation

2:10pm – 2:30pm The DNA of High Performance: Overcoming Obstacles to be a Successful Leader

  • Overcoming obstacles regardless of gender
  • Understanding the challenges that face women in traditionally male dominated sectors
  • Developing leadership skills needed for the future

2:30pm - 3:00pm PANEL: Future Leaders: Increasing Women’s Confidence and Advancing Careers
It is clear that there is room for improvement for diversity and equality in the public sector. How far have we come? What else can be done? Join key influential leaders in this panel discussion to assess different perspectives:

  • Implementing clever ideas and forums to create a fairer, more dynamic Public Sector
  • Setting up successful strategies to assist leadership advancement for women
  • Clarifying what the next 5 years may hold for women in the public sector
  • Highlighting neutral leadership programs and support for aspiring women leaders
  • Cultivating sponsors and influence senior leaders to support your aspirations

Dates & registration

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Provider information

Public Sector Network (PSN) is the peak industry body for public sector professionals in Australia. PSN allows members to share, access the latest in innovation and engage with other like-minded individuals on a secure, closed-door network.