TWO DAY DIGITAL SUMMIT
Inspired stories to help you lead with purpose & achieve your leadership potential
Conference Date
Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th October 2021
Location
Online
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Day 1 - Tuesday 26th October, 2021

8:45am (AEDT)
Registration opens & technology tips

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9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Catherine Nolan
Founder & Managing Director
Gender Gap Gone
9:10
Leading through uncertain times

• Trauma, not knowing and a world under threat
• The importance of social connection in a time of disconnection
• Safeguarding personal, team and organisational wellbeing

Dr Cathy Kezelman AM
President & Executive Director
Blue Knot Foundation
9:50
Short break
9:55
Supporting your organisation, your people & yourself to bounce-forward with resilience

• Driving organisational performance and remaining focused on your strategy while navigating complex and unpredictable situations
• Leading with compassion and innovation to build and maintain a buoyant culture for your people
• Developing a mindset of learning, growth, agility and adaptability
• Managing yourself as a leader

Samantha Klintworth
National Director
Amnesty International Australia
10:35
Morning tea break
10:50
Complex & adaptive leadership: Lessons learned from Aged Care, Health & Tertiary Education

• A tale of three sectors, joined in complexity but facing unique challenges
• Solving complex problems – Why connectivity and the big picture are so important
• Holding your own – Remaining calm, focused and trusting your judgement
• Problem solving and trust – The dual role of critical thinking and delegation

Mary Patetsos
Chairperson
Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia & ACH Group
11:30
Short break
11:35
Ethical leadership: Walking the talk

• Implementing change following a royal commission
• Having the courage to reform what’s not going well
• Driving for best practice and outcomes – How do we really know we are making a difference?
• The importance of self care and trauma informed leadership

Dr Robyn Miller
Chief Executive Officer
MacKillop Family Services
12:15
Lunch break
1:00
ZOOM NETWORKING ACTIVITY: Connect with your peers

In this live networking activity on Zoom meetings, you will be placed in small groups where you will meet and share challenges, advice and tips with your peers from across the sector. Forge lasting connections and gain the wisdom of your peers in this interactive networking experience.

1:30
Short break
1:35
SPOTLIGHT: Becoming your own kind of leader: Why being different doesn’t mean you can’t fit in

• Overcoming hardships and self doubt on your journey to leadership
• Finding your ‘why’ and place of belonging as a leader
• Aligning purpose with your strengths to make an impact

Donna Stolzenberg
Founder & Director - National Homeless Collective
2021 Victorian Australian of the Year
2:15
Short break
2:20
Bridging the gender pay gap in the NFP & community services sector
Joanna Quilty
Chief Executive Officer
NCOSS
3:00
My career journey from social worker to CEO

• Accelerating into leadership at a relatively young age
• Overcoming feelings of imposter syndrome
• How my experiences in direct service roles shaped who I am as a leader
• Leading through chaos and eternally changing environments

Liz Forsyth
Chief Executive Officer
Northcott Disability Services
3:40pm (AEDT)
Closing remarks from the Chair & Close of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday 27th October, 2021

9:00am (AEDT)
Opening remarks from the Chair
Catherine Nolan
Founder & Managing Director
Gender Gap Gone
9:10
KEYNOTE: Leading the NFP sector into the next decade

• The power of collaborative leadership and audacious philanthropy
• The rising importance of diversity in leadership
• Harnessing the opportunities of a changing world

Shirley Chowdhary
AFR Woman of Influence
Former CEO of the GO Foundation
9:50
Short break
9:55
Leadership in times of crisis – Identifying your strengths & leading through your values

• Transitioning into a leadership position in the international development sector at a challenging time
• How compassion, collaboration & trust will help you survive & thrive
• Overcoming obstacles and lessons learned

Lyn Morgain
Chief Executive Officer
Oxfam Australia
10:35
Morning tea break
10:50
FIRESIDE CHAT: Breaking the mould; How trying to ‘fit in’ can be a disadvantage

Shifting the expectations, sharing a new idea, challenging the status quo. They all share one common denominator; The people behind the shift need to be committed to working outside of the mould prescribed by the society they live in. Looking around, the behaviours and standards that our society accepts or deems too hard to fix, can be truly damaging to individuals and our community as a whole. For the team at TABOO, there are two ‘norms’ that we seek to challenge every day; the systematic and social disregard for the role that menstruation plays in the lives of those who bleed (and those who don’t), and the role that business plays in using consumer needs to satisfy the greed of our world’s richest. From stepping outside of these moulds, we can use the power of business as a tool to eradicate period poverty. And we’d love to tell you how!

Isobel Marshall
Co-Founder & Director of Health & Education - 2021 Young Australian of the Year
TABOO
Eloise Hall
Co-Founder & Managing Director - Adelaide’s 40 Under 40 award winner
TABOO
11:30
Short break
11:35
Holding the space: The meaning of “home” for women in leadership

Women have particular challenges in seeking leadership positions. It is assumed they have given up on their duties on the home front, have a lot of help, or are naturally excellent time managers. In fact, being ambitious and successful can require guilt and resentment management while navigating gender stereotypes, relationship inequality, family expectations and workplace requirements. In this presentation we will consider issues for women in leadership in relation to:
• Cracking the illusion of what it means to be a perfect leader, mother, partner
• How can we critique our socialisation to overcome guilt, imposter syndrome and other mindsets that inhibit us?
• Identifying what support is needed to be comfortable having tough conversations at home and work
• Backing the legitimacy of multiple goals without compromising yourself

Elisabeth Shaw
National Board Member & Chief Executive Officer
Relationships Australia
12:15
Lunch break
1:00
Building your leadership toolkit

A practical session designed to explore three domains for winning at work. Whether you are an aspiring leader, first time leader or long time leader, learn timeless and practical lessons for investing in yourself to accelerate your career and create lasting impact in your community. This session will cover tips to:
• Lead with belief, confidence and authority
• Build respect and credibility with peers and superiors
• Invest in yourself in order to cut the key for your next opportunity
• Influence outcomes in your business and make an impact

Cassandra Hatton
Executive Director, Strategy, Innovation & Organisation Development
St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
1:40
Short break
1:45
After #girlboss: Growing in chaos to build a strong foundation of leadership

• Being a good leader is not about having it all together and presenting a pretty package all tied up in a hashtag
• The best leadership traits are taught (often by other great women) AND learned (most often by going through tough stuff)
• We will talk about how to draw from great people and messy experiences and build a strong and enduring leadership style all your own.

Jennifer Tierney
Executive Director
Médecins Sans Frontières Australia
2:25pm (AEDT)
Closing remarks & Close of Conference
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Key Speakers

Shirley Chowdhary
AFR Woman of Influence
Former CEO of the GO Foundation
Lyn Morgain
Chief Executive Officer
Oxfam Australia
Samantha Klintworth
National Director
Amnesty International Australia
Elisabeth Shaw
National Board Member & Chief Executive Officer
Relationships Australia