THE NATIONAL 

Public sector

Managers & Leaders

conference 2018

    E-leadership: The ever-changing face of leadership​

Overview

Widely considered to be one of the peak events on the Australian public sector events calendar, this national conference provides a progressive and collaborative forum to share ideas and insights around effective leadership. The conference is the most highly attended of its kind in Australia, and provides a vital platform to explore both personal and organisational leadership whilst offering leaders and managers the opportunity to develop invaluable sector-wide networks. Delegates should expect to walk away equipped with new tools and insights to drive transformational change within their departments, and to become more capable leaders both professionally and personally. 

ANTONY MAXWELL​

Director, GPS Learning Director Learning and Development, ASAM

09:00

Opening Comments​

KERRI HARTLAND

Secretary, Department of Employment

10:00

Keynote Address

CLAIRE MADDEN

Social Researcher, Business Consultant, Founder & Director Hello Clarity

10:45​

MORNING TEA

11:40

Panel Discussion

E-Leadership ThinkTank

Adam Fennessy

Partner – Advisory, Government and Public Sector, EY

Tracy Webber

Organisation Change Manager, Transport for NSW 

Kerry Thompson

Deputy Secretary, Investment and Engagement Transport, Vic Government

Gavin Slater (INVITED)

CEO, Digital Transformation Agency TBA

Jason Renshaw

Chief Learning Innovation Officer

12:50​

Lunch break

11:10

Development Session​

E-Leadership:

the ever-changing face of leadership

13:40

Keynote Address​

THE HON JOHN LLOYD PSM

Australian Public Service Commissioner

09:20

Opening Address​

BILL SHORTEN (INVITED)

Opposition Leader

14:10

Keynote Address​

COLIN JENSEN

CEO Brisbane City Council

14:40

Afternoon tea

15:00

Keynote Address​

DR MONICA TRUJILLO

Executive General Manager, Chief Clinical Information Officer

15:30

Keynote Address​

KEVIN SHEEDY

Legendary AFL Player and Premiership Winning Coach

16:20

Closing Comments​

ANTONY MAXWELL​

Director, GPS Learning Director Learning and Development, ASAM

16:30

 

Networking drinks

Agenda

Day 1

09:30

Keynote Address​

Audience

Attendees come from a wide variety of organisations, agencies and services from across the entire public sector spectrum, including local, state and federal government. Content sessions and guest speakers will address key elements of effective leadership theory and practice, ensuring the program is of genuine relevance to leaders and managers of all seniorities.

Format

The conference format is an optimised blend of keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive think tanks. A key focus is to provide attendees with applicable learnings and takeaways through the examination of case studies and real-time strategies. The agenda is designed to include plenty of opportunities for audience participation and networking.​

Guest speakers

The conference attracts an outstanding line-up of senior executives and leadership experts as guest speakers. These keynote presenters represent an impressive variety of public sector departments and agencies, allowing conference participants to benefit from a range of firsthand perspectives from some of the most influential leaders making an impact in their various divisions.

challenges covered

The overall theme of the conference is ‘E-Leadership - the ever-changing face of leadership’. The rapid evolution of digital transformation combined with the constant emphasis on organisational innovation has put unprecedented pressure on today’s public sector leaders. The conference will focus on how participants can keep up with the pace of technological change and create a sustainable culture of high performance, forward-thinking vision, and values-based decision-making.

conference theme

E-Leadership – the ever-changing face of leadership

In today’s post-modern technological world, more and more leaders are finding themselves in a new era of leadership. There is perhaps little or no change in a leader’s obligation to deliver services, accomplish goals, meet targets or achieve a myriad of other requirements. However, as organisations become more geographically dispersed and traditional face to face interactions become more difficult, leaders are forced to adapt their methods and approaches. Indeed, if leadership involves the alignment of outputs to achieve organisational visions while establishing and supporting values-based behaviour and also developing individuals and teams, then E-Leadership is a significant adaptive challenge that we all must overcome.   

E-Leadership Think Tank:

THE EVER-CHANGING FACE OF LEADERSHIP

DEVELOPMENT SESSION AND PANEL DISCUSSION DAY 1

The think tank on day 1 of the conference is designed to explore the theme of ‘E-Leadership’ in further detail, providing insights and proven approaches through a combination of group work, Q&A and interactive discussion. How do organisations adapt to the changing direction of the Australian public service? What approaches can public sector managers take to benefit from the transformative changes that are happening? The E-Leadership think tank will enable participants to consider current workplace trends, best practice methodologies and future strategies toward the development of effective leaders and managers in the ever developing post-modern workplace.

As the concept of E-Leadership becomes more and more relevant to today’s workplaces, organisations are now under additional pressures to consistently deliver high quality results in a society of rapidly changing expectations and needs. This is despite new challenges caused by modern technologies and cyber-related disruptions. Managers have to be receptive to transforming their current processes in order to pre-empt and overcome cyber risks, while also effectively adapting to a whole range of new long-term strategies. This panel discussion will explore both the threats and opportunities of emerging technologies, and equip participants with strategies to become adaptive and resilient leaders.

details

This year, the National Public Sector Manager & Leaders Conference will be held at the at the RACV City Club located in Melbourne CBD.

501 Bourke Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000​

Thursday 22nd

friday 23rd march​ 2018

THURSDAY 08:30 - 17:30

FRIDAY 09:00 - 15:30

Cyber Resilience:
CHANGE AND ADAPTING AS LEADERS

PANEL DISCUSSION DAY 2

Conference Facilitator
and Panel moderator

ANTONY MAXWELL

Director, GPS Learning and Director Learning and Development, ASAM

Antony is a dynamic Leadership and Management training consultant, committed to people and their personal growth through self-awareness. His managerial, professional development and coaching expertise has been gained in both private and public sector industries over the past 19 years. Antony’s diverse career includes the management of manufacturing teams in the United Kingdom, in addition to nine years spent in the Middle East developing multi-cultural leaders from over one hundred and ten nationalities. Since arriving in Australia, Antony has developed and managed an L&D business unit within the public sector before joining ASAM to spearhead the creation of its government and public sector development initiative - GPS Learning.

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd March​ 2018 RACV City Club Melbourne

bILL SHORTEN (invited)

Opposition Leader

Colin Jensen

CEO, Brisbane City Council

Stig Bell

Director of People & Culture, SBS

Tracy Webber

Organisation Change Manager, Transport for NSW

Kevin Sheedy

Legendary AFL Player and Premiership Winning Coach

Claire Madden

Social Researcher, Business Consultant, Founder & Director Hello Clarity

Hon John Lloyd PSM

Australian Public Service Commissioner

Alison Larkins

COO, Department of Health

Kerri Hartland

Secretary, Department of Employment

Liming Zhu

Director of Software and Computational Systems, Data61

Gavin Slater (invited)

CEO, Digital Transformation Agency

JASON RENSHAW

Chief Learning Innovation Officer, ASAM

Kerry Thompson

Deputy Secretary, Investment and Engagement, Transport for Victoria

ANTONY MAXWELL

Director, GPS Learning and Director Learning and Development, ASAM

Dr Maria Milosavljevic

NSW Government Chief Information Security Officer, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Dr Monica Trujillo

Executive General Manager, Clinical and Consumer Engagement, and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Jonathan Palmer

Deputy Australian Statistician, Census and Enabling Services Group, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Vice-Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN

Chief of Navy, Royal Australian Navy

Liz Ellis AM

Commentator, Broadcaster, Australian Netball Player

Margaret Stone

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

Craig Lapsley

Emergency Management Commissioner, Victoria

Sven Bluemmel

Victorian Information Commissioner

ADAM FENNESSY

Partner - Advisory, Government and Public Sector, EY

Sandra Ragg

Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

17:30

 

close

83%

Of delegates recommend
the conference

Liked the quality 

of the presenters

85%

83%

LIKED THE
PROGRAM CONTENT

Objective

Throughout the vast majority of the public sector, budgets, headcounts and operations are being ever-rationalised and in most cases reduced. At the same time, governance standards have been heightened and taxpayer expectation has increased. This means that leaders and managers within the sector are being asked to do more with less and responsive leadership has become paramount. Within this context, the conference aims to strengthen the current skills of public sector leaders and enhance the sector’s future talent pool. Participants also benefit from the strong focus given to interorganisational collaboration and connectivity.

2018 CONFERENCE
SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS

Media Partner​

Contact details

Head Office

Level 9, 607 Bourke Street

Melbourne

VIC 3000

Email: info@asam.edu.au

Phone: 1300 138 037

Web: www.asam.edu.au

 

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