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Annual TRANSFORM 2022Future of People and Culture 2022 Forum
17th-18th November 2022, Sydney CBD
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Conference Overview

Transform 2022: the Future of People and Culture is our 2nd industry forum for Sydney’s HR leaders. This year we will focus on creating a competitive Employee Value Proposition and an engaging and equitable workplace culture for all employees, regardless of physical location.

We will be enlightened by presentations from Sydney’s most innovative and highly regarded senior HR leaders on the hottest trending topics in 2022, including HR best-practice remote work performance management strategies. HR thought-leaders from a broad range of business sectors will reveal how they are effectively attracting, engaging and retaining key talent during a challenging time for recruitment, whilst navigating evolving workplaces and sharing practical insights into achieving work flexibility whilst meeting core business goals.

At the Future of People and Culture: Transform 2022, we will hear recent case studies detailing how the very best of Sydney’s HR leaders are achieving enviable employee wellness outcomes and improved experiences; how they are communicating a new strategic vision for up-skilling HR leadership; developing the capabilities of talent and people analytics to make smarter, data-driven decisions.

Transform Key Themes:
  • Strategy for a strong employee engagement and wellness experience
  • Leadership in resilience, empathy, transparency, and digital fluency
  • Best practice in leading flexibility and working from anywhere
  • Defining the new role and purpose of the physical workplace
  • Identifying and acting on the employee expectation gap
  • Up-skilling HR to lead the workforce transformation
Who Should attend:
  • Chiefs/ Directors/Heads/Managers of: People and Culture
  • Human Resources
  • Employee Experience
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Rewards
  • Performance Management
  • Health and Wellness

“Exploring the issues affecting the back and middle office
and ways to optimise your investment operations and improve efficiency”

Transform 2022 Speakers
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Chief People and Culture Officer, Teachers Mutual Bank Limited
Chief People Officer, Hudson
People Experience Director, Volvo Car Australia
Head of People & Culture, ksubi
Head of Culture & People, Woolworths Group
Head of People & Culture, Stuart Alexander & Co
General Manager Employee Experience, TabCorp
HR Data Manager, People Analytics, QBE Insurance
Group Inclusion & Diversity Manager, The NRMA
Director of People & Culture, Hello Social
Ex-Group Organisation Effectiveness Manager, People and Culture, Boral
Head of Inclusion and Talent Development, SBS Australia
Head of People and Culture Australia and New Zealand, Fujitsu General Australia
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Johnson Winter & Slattery
Chief People Officer, Achieve Australia
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Transform 2022 Schedule
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Driving Engagement, Performance and Empowerment

• Leveraging technology to create accessible and flexible ways of
working
• Prioritising employee mental and physical wellbeing
• Improving the physical office environment to create better
working conditions
• Analysing data based on employee behaviours, preferences and trends

ESME RIBAROVSKI
People Experience Director, Volvo Car Australia

• Balancing performance management with employee experience
• Why measuring contribution is more critical than performance
• The importance of offering personal goals, as well as professional goals
• The advantages of moving to project-based performance review
• How implementing total rewards can humanise review processes

VICKI LEAVER
Chief People and Culture Officer, Teachers Mutual
Bank Limited

Ensuring a collabora􀆟ve, highly engaged employee experience
within the team has become even more complex, as we embrace
new ways of working. How are we changing the way we monitor and manage both employee experience and team performance to reflect the current work environment and capitalise on workforce
capability? This session will discuss effective hybrid team
engagement strategies and progressive performance management
practices.
• What are some emerging trends in hybrid work? Do they affect
employee performance?
• What are some innovative engagement strategies currently
getting results?
• How do you build a hybrid culture of collaboration, performance and accountability?
• How do you align personal and team objectives with the overall
organisational strategy?

PANELLISTS:

GARETH RUSSELL
Chief People Officer, Hudson

ESME RIBAROVSKI
People Experience Director, Volvo Car Australia

SUSANNA IANNI
Ex-Group Organisation, Effectiveness Manager, People and Culture, Boral

• Define a clear retention strategy: leverage employee value
proposition data to re-recruit the existing workforce
• Emphasize expanding talent pools worldwide, to drive diversity,
equity, and inclusion
• Investment and deployment in technology to streamline the
talent acquisition process
• Ensure that the organisations EVP is relevant, attractive to top
talent and persuasive

LIZ SHORT
Head of People & Culture, Stuart Alexander & Co

• Reimagining the return to work with mindful space op􀆟misa􀆟on
that considers wellness
• Developing a strong communica􀆟on strategy for leaders
suppor􀆟ng hybrid teams
• Crea􀆟ng a suppor􀆟ve streamlined onboarding experience for
recently hired remote workers
• Offering flexibility: op􀆟ons and support as to how and where
employees want to work
• Rethinking hardware and so􀅌ware strategy for a connected,
hybrid workforce

COURTNEY POND
Group Inclusion & Diversity Manager, The NRMA

12:50 NETWORKING LUNCH

• Addressing employee learning needs and enabling leaders to
support them effec􀆟vely
• Regularly capturing employee feedback and ac􀆟ng on it to ensure
needs are being met
• Building a more authen􀆟c employer-employee rela􀆟onship and
employment deal
• Organisa􀆟onal benefits of mee􀆟ng the basic human desire to be
heard and valued

KELLY MITCHELL
General Manager Employee Experience, TabCorp

• Effec􀆟vely communica􀆟ng mental health policy and ongoing
commitment to well-being
• Embracing employee feedback in order to improve and be
responsive to current needs
• How to normalise and promote daily conversa􀆟ons on mental
health and wellbeing
• Recognising warning signs when an employee is under stress or
unwell

SARAH GRAFTON
Head of People and Culture Australia and New Zealand,
Fujitsu General Australia

Organisa􀆟ons are facing increased resigna􀆟ons in a compe􀆟􀆟ve
job market. Skill-shortages and chronic worker fa􀆟gue driven by
the personal hardships caused by the pandemic, economic
uncertainty and the War in Ukraine are affec􀆟ng talent reten􀆟on.
In this session, hear how Australia’s leading companies are
developing leadership capability to lead adequately in rela􀆟on to
what businesses require to future-proof the business, retain talent
and prevent the risk of a􀆩ri􀆟on.

• How is your organisa􀆟on iden􀆟fying and developing gaps in
leadership capabili􀆟es?
• How do you make it safe and essen􀆟al for leaders to con􀆟nuously
develop?
• Revisi􀆟ng desirable capabili􀆟es in leaders: what does diverse
leadership look like?
• How are your leader’s role-modelling? Are they “walking the
talk” in terms of flexibility?
• Leadership visibility: what does it mean in the new hybrid world
of work?
• Do your leaders have the skills to effec􀆟vely navigate authen􀆟c
conversa􀆟ons around: career pathways; flexible work prac􀆟ces;
career breaks and well-being?
• Can your leaders manage their own well-being as well as the
needs of the team?

PANELLISTS:

JOSHUA GRIFFIN
Head of Inclusion and Talent Development, SBS Australia

KELLIE WADE
Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Johnson Winter & Slattery

• Discussing diversity with your employees and the benefits of a
diverse workplace
• Iden􀆟fying metrics that provide insight into preferred work
arrangements
• Improving produc􀆟vity, cultural awareness, brand reputa􀆟on and
marketability
• Encouraging a more varied, innova􀆟ve talent pool with a breadth
of experience

JOSHUA GRIFFIN
Head of Inclusion and Talent Development, SBS Australia

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