Day One Tuesday 19 May

08:30
Registration and welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Marc Havercroft
Global Chief Customer Officer
SAP SuccessFactors

TURBOCHARGING FLEX IN AUSTRALIA AND AROUND THE WORLD

09:00
OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: TURBOCHARGING FLEX IN NSW

Back in 2016 NSW Premier Mike Baird announced a goal of making flexible working possible for the entire NSW public service by 2019. It’s now 2020 and for the most part this goal has been achieved. Samara will give insights into how organisations can push boundaries and drive initiatives that turbocharge flexibility for all employees.

Samara Dobbins
Chief People Officer
Department of Premier and Cabinet

09:30
Panel Discussion: The 4 day work week – what were the trials, errors and successes?

These international trailblazers are on a mission to implement and sustain a four-day work week. In this session, you will be introduced to the real-life case studies from those who have tried and tested this approach to create a more flexible and agile workplace.

Moderator:

Marc Havercroft
Global Chief Customer Officer
SAP SuccessFactors

Panellists:

Andrew Barnes
Founder
Perpetual Guardian (New Zealand)

Margaret Cox
Director
I.C.E. Group, Pitman Training & WMC (Ireland)

Kath Blackham
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
VERSA (Australian)

10:15
Morning tea break

PUTTING EMPLOYEES AND CULTURE AT THE HEART OF YOUR FLEX & AGILE STRATEGY

10:45
Winning the war for talent

Anish will delve into how to adapt your business and management style to make your organisation an employer of choice:

  • Increase your organisation’s adaptability and agility to attract and retain talent
  • Create future workforce strategies for the next generation of employees
  • Address the needs and expectations of today’s workforce to fit with business goals

Anish Singh
Head of HR Australia & New Zealand
Unilever

11:15
Keeping the team culture alive whilst managing virtual teams

Emma’s on a mission to make life easier for those with dual caring and career responsibilities, whether parent, carer or part of the sandwich generation:

  • Communication within remote teams - practical ways to make it seamless
  • Retreats and off sites - how frequently should remote teams meet up?
  • Isolation - how to keep real human connection in remote teams

Emma Heuston
Founder
The Remote Expert

11:45
Panel Discussion: Embedding a culture that is resilient to flexible workplace ‘disruption’

Hear our panel of experts discuss the journey they and their companies have been on whilst embedding a new flexible work culture. They will share practical strategies for re-inforcing the positive outcomes rather than the fear of disruption.

Moderator:

Marc Havercroft
Global Chief Customer Officer
SAP SuccessFactors

Panellists:

Kenan Hibberd
Executive Manager People, Culture & Safety
Unitywater

Yasmin Grigaliunas
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
World’s Biggest Garage Sale

Hayley Windsor
Director
Windsor Junction

12:30
Networking activity
13:00
Lunch

DIVERSITY IN THE WORKFORCE AND WORKPLACE

14:00
Case Study: The powerful dynamics of a diverse workforce

Implementing flexible arrangements allows for more diversity – which is proven to improve productivity and creativity in the workplace. Diana will share the positive outcomes of Opteon’s focus on employee wellbeing through HCM, diversity and flexible working practices.

Diana Nadebaum
Chief People Officer
Opteon

14:30
Fireside Chat: Creating the perfect workspace

Flexible and agile working needs the appropriate setting to succeed. Examine options to create the perfect workspace to suit employee needs, from a logistical and cultural point of view.

  • Tips for creating a seamless workplace for employees to do what they do best
  • Redesigning the workspace to create an adaptable team-based environment

Kate McRae Sermanni
Inclusion and Diversity Leader
Lion

Brad Krauskopf
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Hub Australia

15:00
Case Study: Working in a full-time role fully flexibly

In this session, Yasmin will be sharing the tools and techniques she employs in her role: leading a team in her start up. Yasmin worked ‘full-time’ whilst travelling around Australia for 18 months in a caravan with her family; hear how she took her personal flexible working experience and used it to establish a fully flexible and agile company.

Yasmin Grigaliunas
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
World’s Biggest Garage Sale

15:30
Afternoon tea break

YOU’VE TICKED ALL THE BOXES, WHAT’S NEXT?

16:00
A new approach to Flexperience

By designing exceptional employee experiences, MYOB has set the bar as an Industry Employer of Choice across Australia and New Zealand; Lauren will share what has really worked and why, and discuss how you can help your employees adopt the right skills and mindset to flexible work that benefit both the employee and the employer.

Lauren Trethowan
Head of Organisational Development & Learning
MYOB

16:30
Co-Presentation: So your current flexible and agile working arrangements have been successful, what comes next?

With Andrew and Charlotte back from their world tour presenting the success of the 4 Day Week implementation, their work is not yet done! Find out what their next steps are for the future of work and what you should be considering to ensure your company doesn’t stagnate.

Andrew Barnes
Founder
Perpetual Guardian

Charlotte Lockhart
Chief Executive Officer
4 Day Week Global

17:00
Closing remarks from the chair
17:15
End of Day One and networking drinks