In Australia, nearly two in five women and one in four men have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. Additionally, two in three employees have experienced bullying at work.
Workplaces have a clear responsibility to protect their employees from bullying and harassment but to do so effectively, requires a shift from reactive approaches that put the burden on individuals to proactive and preventative measures all workplaces can, and should, take.
The Preventing Workplace Harassment & Bullying in Public & Private Sector Organisations conference will dig deep into the pressing issues facing Australian workplaces and provide much needed clarity on what your legal, ethical and moral obligations are as a workplace, and as a leader. You will gain valuable insights and practical advice to help your workplace overcome the often missing link between what’s written in policy and procedure, and how it translates into practice.
Benefits of attending the conference• Learn from renowned experts with diverse expertise covering law, regulation, culture, psychology, human resources, safety, diversity & inclusion
• Accessible content and knowledge sharing at your fingertips - From the comfort of your home-office, workplace or wherever you are
• Share your thoughts and ask your burning questions in interactive polls, panel discussions and live Q&A
• Connect with your peers virtually and continue to grow your network
• Get access to need to know information made available to you online both live and on-demand
• Reduce your carbon footprint - An online event creates less than 1% of the carbon emissions of a live event
Who will attend?Executive and Senior leaders from Federal, State and Local Governments & the Private Sector, including those with responsibility for:
• People & Culture
• Human Resources
• Work Health & Safety
• Health & Wellbeing
• General Counsel & Legal Counsel
This event is also essential for Managers and Team Leaders looking to safeguard their workplace and create a culture of psychological safety.
Attend to learn how to
- Lead culture & systems change in your workplace
- Mitigate psychosocial risks & create a supportive & psychologically safe workplace
- Understand the laws & regulations on workplace harassment & bullying
- Respond to an allegation within your workplace
- Implement a victim-focused process for reporting & investigations
- OPENING KEYNOTE: Creating a psychologically safe workplace culture
- INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Bullying, harassment & toxic workplace culture: The practical formula for prevention & response
- Safe by design: Building respectful, engaged & caring workplaces through effective workplace organisational practices
- Designing inclusive systems & policies
Senior Consultant- Elizabeth Broderick & Co & Former Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Westpac
Sam Turner is an influential global inclusion leader with 20+ years’ experience across the financial services, technology, higher education, and natural resources sectors. Sam is known as an innovator, a strategic thinker, and someone who executes for positive results in the Inclusion & Diversity arena.
She is the previous Head of Inclusion & Diversity for the Westpac Group, and currently working alongside CEOs of major global tech and media companies as the Program Director for the Champions of Change Global Tech Group and Microsoft Partners Group.
Sam also works as a consultant with Elizabeth Broderick & Co and the Australian Human Rights Commission in their highly reputable reviews of workplace culture – specifically gender and race equality, diversity, and cultural transformation.
She has held a number of senior commercial roles at Westpac, NAB, BHP, and Deloitte. She has a unique blend of business acumen, transformational leadership, and imagination.
Sam was the winner of the 2016 Women of Influence Awards and was named one of Australia’s Outstanding 50 LGBTIQ leaders in the Deloitte/Google 2018 list. Sam has recently completed a prestigious Churchill Fellowship undertaking global research on enabling greater Cultural Diversity in Australian leadership.
Sam is the Chair of The Aurora Group, one of Australia’s largest not for profit foundations providing small grants to LGBTIQ charities.
She holds an Honours degree in Commerce, and a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology.
Psychological Safety Australia
Dr Brock Bastian is an internationally acclaimed researcher, author, and speaker who has spent the last 15 years seeking to understand how culture impacts on mental health and ethical decision-making. His work has been regularly featured in outlets such as the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, The Economist and Time Magazine and he is recognised as a thought leader in the fields of Behavioural Ethics and Mental Health.
Former Chief People Officer, Department of Defence, New Zealand