Day One - 19 May

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING - PUTTING EMPLOYEES & CULTURE AT THE HEART OF YOUR STRATEGY DURING COVID-19

NB: LIVE Q&A WITH PRESENTERS AND PANELLISTS AVAILABLE AT THE END OF EVERY SESSION

09:20
Opening remarks from the Chair

Nina Fountain
Founder and Workplace Strategist
Transformed Teams

09:30
Keynote Presentation: How to lead during COVID-19 to ensure your teams stay engaged and motivated

With 80% of their workforce now operating remotely, almost overnight, Samara will share the tips and strategies she has adopted and adapted to emotionally support and lead her team during this new way of working, including how to:

  • Build trust and empower remotely
  • Create a common, coherent vision that everyone can buy in to
  • Make time for your team (and make it meaningful)

Samara Dobbins
Chief People Officer
Department of Premier and Cabinet

10:00
Presentation: How to keep your team culture alive whilst managing virtual teams
  • Why you can’t let culture slip
  • Communication within remote teams - practical ways to make it seamless
  • Isolation - how to keep real human connection in remote teams

Emma Heuston
Founder
The Remote Expert

10:30
Panel Discussion: Addressing the biggest challenges WFH poses to emotional and physical wellbeing

Hear our panel of experts discuss the journey they and their companies have been on whilst embedding their flexible work culture pre and during COVID-19:

• What strategies can you use to re-enforce positive outcomes for a better growth mindset?
• How can you manage and minimise the fear of disruption?
• Why is building a culture of resilience within your team so important and how do you do it remotely?
• How are you changing your management styles and approaches with a full remote team?

Moderator:

Nina Fountain
Founder and Workplace Strategist
Transformed Teams

Panellists:

Diana Nadebaum
Chief People Officer
Opteon

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

Hayley Windsor
Director
Windsor Junction

11:10
20 minute tea break, stretch, breathe

11:30
Tips and psychological evidence-based insights to help you and your team with today’s working challenges
  • Improve time management skills and increase productivity
  • Set firm boundaries and be assertive enough to keep them
  • Increase optimism and hope for the future
  • Strategies to move between thoughts, feelings and behaviours to reduce guilt and worry

Dr Bailey Bosch
Work/Life Strategist

12:00
Panel Discussion: Staying connected – professionally and personally – and keeping team culture alive

Our panel will share their insights on effective strategies you can adapt to your business when it comes to communicating with your teams including:

• How can you give people different ways to express themselves remotely?
• Do you need to adapt your diversity and inclusion strategy to remote working? If so, how?
• Balancing social and professional communication – what is best practice?
• What are your top tips for keeping team culture alive?

Moderator:

Nina Fountain
Founder and Workplace Strategist
Transformed Teams

Panellists:

Kate Sermanni
Inclusion and Diversity Leader
Lion

Anish Singh
Head of HR - Australia & New Zealand
Unilever

Kath Blackham
Founder & CEO
VERSA

12:40
Q&A and Chair Wrap Up

13:00
End of Day 1