Leading Change - Akolade

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Transforming your services to enable scale and capacity 28 TH -30 TH October 2015 | Pullman Quay Grand, Sydney

EXPERT SPEAKERS: Dr Karleen Edwards, Chief Executive, Christchurch City Council

Susan Pettifer, Director Workforce & Information Services, City of Sydney

Brett de Chastel, Chief Executive Officer, Noosa Shire Council

Patience Harrington, Chief Executive Officer, City of Wodonga

Roger Stephan, Chief Executive Officer, The Hunter Joint Organisation

Steve McGrath, General Manager, Coffs Harbour City Council

By attending this conference you will gain knowledge on: • How to develop leaders and change champions to facilitate change management • How to support highly skilled and well experienced staff during a transition • Improving your service delivery by building capacity and optimising shared services • Exploring alternate models of restructuring to ensure sustainability

Peter Jones, Director Community Services, Glen Eira City Council

Brett Stonestreet, General Manager, Griffith City Council

David Farmer, General Manager, Wollongong City Council

Binda Gokhale, Manager, Financial Services, Wyndham City Council

Di Ashton, Director and Principal Consultant, Change Edge Consulting & Former Project Director - Activity Based Working, Cardinia Shire Council Chris Carroll, General Manager Organisational Performance, City of Port Phillip

Sheri Norton, Director Corporate & Community Services, Yass Valley Council

Wayne Rogers, Director, Corporate Services, Blacktown City Council

Marie O’Connell, Executive Manager Human Resources, Maitland City Council

James Murray, Managing Director, Soft Tissue Centre

• How to maintain your local identity, character and sense of community

Who should attend • Chief Executive Officers • General Managers • Corporate Services • Human Resources • Community Services

Media Partners

Virginia Boyd, Manager People Performance, Greater Shepparton City Council


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LEADING CHANGE FOR SUSTAINABLE COUNCILS CONFERENCE DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2015 8:00 Registration opens 9:00 Opening remarks from the Chair

NAVIGATING THE CHANGING LOCAL GOVERNMENT POLICY LANDSCAPE 9:10 Improving efficiency and productivity: Staying ahead of the game • How to meet the growing needs and demands of your community • Strategies to upskill your workforce • Increasing the potential of existing resources Patience Harrington, Chief Executive Officer, City of Wodonga 9:50 How are rural councils managing the challenges of the changing local government landscape? • Managing the challenge of engaging with rural communities and the need to maintain a ‘sense of community’ and ‘community identity’ • Matching community expectations with the capacity to maintain assets and deliver services • Recognising the importance of regional collaboration and resource sharing Sheri Norton, Director Corporate & Community Services, Yass Valley Council 10:30 SPEED NETWORKING An exclusive opportunity to network with experts and interact with attendees at the same time • Delegates will be in pairs and have one minute to share their successes, challenges and stories with one another 10:50 Morning Tea

GUIDING YOUR COMMUNITY THROUGH CHANGE 11:20 The role of culture in structuring and sustaining change • Strategies for developing and maintaining a change oriented culture • Developing a meaningful vision which is truly behavioural and tangible - not simply words • Best practice case example of sustaining behavioural and organisational change Peter Jones, Director Community Services, Glen Eira City Council 12:00 CEO PANEL DISCUSSION Prac