The Wellbeing at Work Event is a one-day conference in Sydney for HR, Benefit & business leaders. Learn from workplace experts and business leaders about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies globally.
An insightful knowledge sharing day to further our understanding of the dynamics of workplace health and wellbeing Director, ER & Talent, EY
Key Reasons to Attend:
The Wellbeing at Work Event provides a forum for businesses to hear, meet and discuss wellbeing initiatives with leading experts and practitioners to equip businesses with the tools to introduce or improve wellbeing programmes in the workplace. Corporate wellness is helping organisations to attract and retain talent, reduce absenteeism and create happier and healthy workplaces.
The event will include a programme of influential speakers, debating panels, workshops and networking sessions where delegates can ask questions, exchange ideas and share experiences on a subject that will change the world of work forever.
Stephen heads the Executive Director Leadership Development Program (EDLP) at Macquarie Group
Internationally respected mental health advocate, national policy advisor and social entrepreneur
Led the cultural transformation program at Australia Post, one of Australia’s most respected brands & an employer of over 36,000 people
Over 13 years at Qantas in various roles & Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Qantas Super
Speaker, Master Trainer, Researcher in Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology and Neuroscience
Passionate advocate of diversity, inclusion & flexibility in the workplace and committed to gender parity and cognitive diversity
Stanford trained Psychiatrist who has a private practice in Silicon Valley where he treats adolescents and adults
Facilitates and leads Gallup learning courses, is an executive coach and serves on the leadership committee of ICF
Bounds of raw energy, a depth of wellness expertise and breadth of marketing and business leadership and corporate wellness experience
Fontaine is an American PM at Google & has worked on lots of awesome stuff including Google Analytics & Google Maps
An experienced HR professional with a current scope of over 25,000 employees in addition to an extensive contractor workforce
Responsible for the development & implementation of Lendlease’s health & and wellbeing global strategy
18 years of consulting experience working with leading organisations & their boards, building board and organisational effectiveness
Allan’s passion is to share proven and practical support to empower everyone with energy everyday to be catalysts of innovation
A psychologist, coach and leadership development practitioner since 1990, with international experience
15 years experience working in the not-for-profit mental health sector, with previous experience in state-wide mental health promotion roles
A passionate Change maker, Innovator & Digital strategist helping create human connections & experiences in our fast paced digital world
Currently a Portfolio Manager within Wilson Asset Management and previously at CLSA & Grant Thornton
Expanding the concept of assessments and tailored interventions to wellbeing at work with a focus on executives and leaders
Helping people and organisation’s thrive & flourish through the delivery of strategic tailored & effective wellbeing programs
I bring tangible value through radical change, rapid growth, open receptive cultures and adoption of diversity of thinking
A forward-thinking provisional psychologist with diverse experience in digital, physical and organisational improvement
Passionate about helping organisations find their purpose, develop their leadership and create a thriving culture from within
My passion and purpose is to help unlock people’s potential in organisations through innovation and technology
An Educator who is passionate about supporting parents to prepare their families for the future of work
Bringing her passion for health and wellbeing to building brands
8:00am – 8:45am – Registration & Breakfast Networking
8:45 – 8:50am
Welcome and Chair’s Opening Remarks
Cindy Lenferna de la Motte, Founder, Ikabo
8:50 – 9:15am
The workplace in 2030 – Key trends & research on the future of work
Claire de Carteret, Regional Director, Asia Pacific. Gallup Business Learning Solutions
9:15 – 09:55am
Wellbeing as a driver of sustainable high performance – a conversation with business leaders
The why and how of integrating wellbeing into leaders’ development and promotion of wellbeing as a leadership capability – strategic insights from major case-studies and programs in Australian organisations.
Stephen Lyons, Executive Director, Macquarie Bank
Sean Carroll, GM People, Culture & Innovation, Australia Post
Andrew Monaghan, EM of Group Safety and Operations, Qantas
Chaired by Audrey McGibbon, Psychologist, Executive Coach & Wellbeing Expert
9:55 – 10:25am
Using Positive Leadership to Transform Your Work Culture
An interactive and engaging session providing practical applications of emotional intelligence, positive psychology and neuroscience across leadership to create a successful employee experience and inspire people to achieve the best possible outcomes for themselves and their business.
Sue Langley, CEO & Founder, The Langley Group
10:25 – 10:55am Networking Break, Stretch & Refresh & Energiser Sessions
10:55 – 11:20am
The Heart of the Matter–Workplace Wellness & Stress Reduction
Dr Manoj Waikar, Encardia Wellness (US)
11:20 – 11:50am
Fireside Chat – Poppy Jaman OBE (UK)
Poppy Jaman is an internationally respected mental health advocate, national policy advisor and social entrepreneur who has worked in over ten countries. Poppy was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list in recognition of her services to people with mental health issues. She is also the CEO of the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA), a coalition of businesses working to increase understanding of mental health issues to create a culture of good mental health in the City of London. Poppy is also a non-executive director on the board of Public Health England.
11:50 – 12:40pm
Two Real-life Case Studies with Practical Advice
1. The Benefits of embedding wellbeing as a core organisational value – Wilson Asset Management’s Story
In 2017, one of Australia’s leading investment management companies, Wilson Asset Management, took the bold step of embedding employee wellbeing as a core organisational value.
– What was the cultural journey that led WAM to do this?
– What difference has it made to the WAM team and brand to embed wellbeing as a core value?
– What does the WAM wellbeing program look like?
– What were the challenges, benefits and highlights of implementing this program?
Martine Beaumont Founder & CEO Select Wellness; Camilla Thompson Managing Director & Co-Founder Select Wellness; Alex Feher Culture and Values Coach; Oscar Oberg Portfolio Manager Wilson Asset Management
2. The role and impact of Executive Wellbeing in leadership development programs for high-potential talent
Leadership behaviour and style have been proven to directly affect a team’s wellbeing. When leaders address their own wellbeing needs through successful leadership development, it creates a ripple effect that directly benefits and enhances the wellbeing of an entire team. This session will discuss the relevance of an approach to wellbeing with high-potential talent, and how progressive organisations can ensure the receptivity to, take-up of, and the impact of wellbeing interventions among their senior leaders. Órla will present case studies illustrating how to make wellbeing a leadership priority, and Susan will share insights from the wellbeing journeys, learnings and impact of two cohorts of senior leaders who have embarked on this approach.
Susan Gallacher Head of Organisational Development Australia Post and Dr Órla NicDomhnaill CEO Thrive Advisory
12:40 – 1.05pm
Unleashing the Energy in Your Workplace
– Unblocking the collective energy in your workplace using the power of food
– Nutrition strategies for improving energy, wellbeing, productivity and creativity
– Measuring the impact of nutrition-related solutions
Lawrence Mitchell, Chief Customer Officer, Sumo Salad
1.05– 2.10pm Networking lunch
Including demonstration by Sumo Salad’s Chef Kim on practical food for convenience and Energiser Sessions
2.10 – 2:35pm
Case Study: Lendlease
Hear how Lendlease have implemented cultural change regarding mental health across their billion-dollar HQ in Sydney to create a happy and healthy workforce
Jane Gardner Group Program Manager Health & Wellbeing Lendlease and Nataly Bovopoulos CEO MHFA Australia
2:35 – 3:15 – Round Tables
Attendees will have the opportunity to break-out and choose specific discussion groups including:
Education of the future: supporting change & becoming part of the solution (Hosted by Future Fit Families)
Healthy Brand: Align customer and employer brands and experiences (Hosted by The Healthy Brand Company)
Nutrition & Workplace Experience: Improve energy & Creativity (Hosted by Sumo Salad & Snack Proud)
The business of Wellness: Creating a Dashboard (Hosted by Hargraves Institute)
Strategic directions for wellbeing: Wellbeing as a Leadership Capability (Hosted by GLWS Wellbeing)
Fostering self-expression: Encouraging creativity in ourselves and others (Hosted by Google)
Strengths-based leadership culture: building a positive foundation for flourishing (Hosted by Langley Group)
WELL Workspaces: a holistic approach to wellbeing (Hosted by Evoke Projects)
3:15 – 3:35pm
Wellness & Business ROI – ‘The Experience Mindset’
Customer experience (CX) has been the battleground of this century and the bar is constantly rising. Organisations are searching to better understand how to transform and improve their people and process performance to deliver better CX performance. Now, organisations are realising that Employee Experience (EX) is the next battleground – EX=CX .
The ongoing challenge for leaders is to validate the return on investment on wellness and employee experience approaches that deliver customer experience.
In this presentation, Allan will outline the new agenda for leaders ‘The Experience Mindset’ (EX=CX) and how this addresses the ROI challenge and how it can be a tool to develop your own experience reporting dashboard.
Allan Ryan Innovation Expert & Executive Director Hargraves Institute
3:35 – 3:55 pm Networking Break, Stretch & Refresh & Energiser Sessions
3:55 – 4:35pm
Future of Work Hackathon & Wrap-Up led by the Chair
HR, Business Leaders & the brightest minds provide engaging and interactive panel hack so we can all share ideas and leave the event with clear objectives and success outcomes that will change the workplace for the better
Elizabeth Bradford, Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Banking, HSBC
Fontaine Foxworth, PM, Google (US)
Clare Babbage, Owner, CBQC
Annaliese McGavin, Consultant & Researcher, Science of Innovation Lab
4:35 – 5:30pm
Networking Reception with drinks and canapes overlooking the Harbour