Forum Wellington

Monday 28 October​

Hilton Wellington

507, Victoria Street

Standard Rate

3+ Delegates​

5+ Delegates​

$320

$300

$280

Agenda Wellington

The New Zealand Women’s Leadership Forum is for women who are looking for increased awareness of their leadership style and competencies, as well as practical strategies to help them overcome challenges within their work and personal life. The program also provides a relaxed and supportive environment to connect and collaborate with other female leaders.

The content and flow of the program is carefully designed to immerse participants in the subject matter and create valuable insights informed by collective experience. During the program, a number of key themes are explored via a combination of expert presentations, collaborative discussion, experiential activities and personal reflection.

MONDAY 28 OCTOBER​
HILTON WELLINGTON

507, Victoria Street​

$320

$300

$280

Standard Rate

3+ Delegates​

5+ Delegates​

08:30 - 09:00   REGISTRATION

09:00 - 09:20   WELCOME AND OPENING COMMENTS​

Cr Samantha McIntosh was elected to the mayoral position at the City of Ballarat in November 2016, in a unanimous vote by her Councillor colleagues. First elected to Ballarat City Council in December 2008, representing the North Ward, she was re-elected in the Central Ward in 2012 and 2016 and served as Deputy Mayor in 2012. As a visionary, a mother of four adult children and leader of numerous community volunteer projects, she invests significant time in ensuring she remains at the forefront on matters and issues facing rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria. Cr McIntosh has trained as a registered nurse, has owned and managed tourism hospitality and health support venues, and worked as a Ballarat real estate agent.​

CR SAMANTHA MCINTOSH

Mayor, City of Ballarat

09:20 - 09:40

OPENING ADDRESS

Personal and professional resilience is not only about strength through adversity but the ability to grow and adapt as a result of disruption. In this way we learn to move forward stronger than before. Participants are asked to consider resilience at both a personal and strategic level and through their leadership build resilience in their teams and manage challenging situations more effectively.

A Mindful and Resilient Leader

09:40 - 10:40

Development Session

10:40 - 11:00   MORNING TEA

Where to from here?

09:40 - 10:40

Panel Discussion

We are progressing in terms of female representation in workplace and community leadership roles, yet high-potential women advance more slowly than their male peers in so many sectors, in terms of both career progression and pay.  Individuals and organisations know, from research and intuitively, that female representation in top management can boost their performance, that everyone has a vested interest in seeing more women become top leaders, yet the progress is slow – pay parity wise we are talking 217 years slow according to the World Economic Forum. Is there a new conversation that needs to start?  What else can be/is being done to accelerate these types of statistics to reach parity, equity and equality?

CR SAMANTHA MCINTOSH

Mayor, City of Ballarat

Cr Samantha McIntosh was elected to the mayoral position at the City of Ballarat in November 2016, in a unanimous vote by her Councillor colleagues. First elected to Ballarat City Council in December 2008, representing the North Ward, she was re-elected in the Central Ward in 2012 and 2016 and served as Deputy Mayor in 2012. As a visionary, a mother of four adult children and leader of numerous community volunteer projects, she invests significant time in ensuring she remains at the forefront on matters and issues facing rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria. Cr McIntosh has trained as a registered nurse, has owned and managed tourism hospitality and health support venues, and worked as a Ballarat real estate agent.​

A major factor that contributes to individual resilience is having a strong and diverse network. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a strong network; a sense of belonging, increased self-worth and wellbeing, career progression and security. Particularly for women in male dominated workplaces, the data shows that having a network of other women has a significant impact on retention and career progression. This practical session explores the mindsets that hold us back from networking and methods for overcoming them. Participants will take away tips and strategies to build and maintain relationships - the bedrock of a strong network.

Building career changing connections and networking strategically PART A

09:40 - 10:40

Development Session

12:40 - 13:30   LUNCH

Building career changing connections and networking strategically PART B

13:30 - 14:00

Development Session

Although Australia has made significant progress in the gender equity space, we all know there is a long way to go until we reach parity. The time for action is now. It is time for each and every one of us to take accountability in creating gender equity. Our aim is to empower individuals and organisations, across all industries and sectors, to make all kinds of small and large-scale change.

Be Brave, Adaptive and Experimental

14:00 - 14:50

Development Session

14:50 - 15:10   AFTERNOON TEA

15:10 - 15:55

OPENING ADDRESS

CR SAMANTHA MCINTOSH

Mayor, City of Ballarat

Cr Samantha McIntosh was elected to the mayoral position at the City of Ballarat in November 2016, in a unanimous vote by her Councillor colleagues. First elected to Ballarat City Council in December 2008, representing the North Ward, she was re-elected in the Central Ward in 2012 and 2016 and served as Deputy Mayor in 2012. As a visionary, a mother of four adult children and leader of numerous community volunteer projects, she invests significant time in ensuring she remains at the forefront on matters and issues facing rural, regional and metropolitan Victoria. Cr McIntosh has trained as a registered nurse, has owned and managed tourism hospitality and health support venues, and worked as a Ballarat real estate agent.​

15:55 - 16:00   CLOSING COMMENTS

16:00 - 17:00   NETWORKING DRINKS

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