Building adaptive and empowered workplace cultures

2nd – 4th April 2019 | Melbourne 


Often culture is articulated as part of a vision or mission statement, but not something that is placed at the heart of business and embedded throughout the whole organisation. 
 
Following a huge movement and fresh focus on organisational culture in the HR space, the Organisational Culture, People & Engagement Conference will showcase prime examples of how businesses are adopting positive culture initiatives to impact everything from productivity and performance outcomes to mental wellbeing, talent management, engagement and customer centricity. 
 
This is the only event in Australia specifically targeting culture and engagement. You will hear from a multitude of passionate speakers who have successfully set the bar for the most innovative, engagement-rich and positive workplace cultures in the country. Create a culture of collaboration and inclusivity, align organisational values and culture to your business goals and improve engagement and productivity amidst the need for flexibility and agility in changing work environments! 
 
Clearly, complexity is here to stay. Employees are overwhelmed with technology, applications and a constant flood of information. In this uncertain and often confusing landscape, the HR function is essential to improve productivity, boost engagement and increase employee satisfaction while also providing training and other HR services. 
 
To achieve this, HR needs to reinvent itself by incorporating design thinking into its people strategies. HR must move away from “process design” to “human-centred design.” This means studying what employees do, visiting their workplaces and observing their behaviour. Simply described, design thinking means focusing on the person and the experience, not the process.

Workshop overview

Pre-conference Workshop: Tuesday 2nd April 2019 

 

Design thinking for HR Leaders 

Reshaping the employee experience 
 
Clearly, complexity is here to stay. Employees are overwhelmed with technology, applications and a constant flood of information. 
In this uncertain and often confusing landscape, the HR function is essential to improve productivity, boost engagement and increase employee satisfaction while also providing training and other HR services. To achieve this, HR needs to reinvent itself by incorporating design thinking into its people strategies. HR must move away from “process design” to “human-centred design.” This means studying what employees do, visiting their workplaces and observing their behaviour. Simply described, design thinking means focusing on the person and the experience, not the process. 
 
Learning outcomes: 
  • Shift your mindset away from designing top-down, centrally distributed HR programs 
  • Understand the value of designing all HR programs with the employee at the centre 
  • Analyse and discuss design thinking and implications across the modern HR context 
  • Create and communicate end-user driven solutions to HR problems or opportunities such as employee engagement, organisational design and attracting talent 
  • Map the Employment Lifecycle from the employee’s point of view to improve all employee experiences 
  • Reduce risk and accelerate learning through rapid testing and feedback loops 
  • Problem-find and reframe problems in a way that enables HR to develop a culture of innovation 
  • Learn to let go of the notion that HR programs must be ‘perfect’ before rolling them out 
  • Map the employee journey to identify touchpoints and needs and redesign the employee experience 
  • Use storyboarding to create a brand-new employee experience with the employee at the centre 
  • Create a practical HR program using design thinking methodology that you can pilot straight away 


 

Kristyn Haywood, Founding Director, People for Success 

 
After a successful career as a HR Director, Kristyn Haywood founded People for Success, a Leadership Education start-up in 2004. For over a decade now, Kristyn has designed and delivered hundreds of transformational leadership and communication programs in both the public and private sectors at the highest levels in business. Kristyn has personally educated over a thousand leaders, across 5 continents including Executives from the ASX 200. She’s delivered dozens of top-team alignments and supported many senior teams to reach high levels of performance. 
 
Kristyn has always maintained her passion for the HR profession, having delivered AHRI’s Diploma program in the past. A few years ago, she was compelled to create ‘Design Thinking for HR Leaders’ after noticing a huge gap in modern HR education that, if not filled, will leave HR professionals unable to meet the expectations of 21st-century Executives. Kristyn’s qualifications include a Master of Business, Advanced Diploma in HR Management, Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats, and administering tools such as the LSI, LI, MBTI, EQi-2.0, Advanced D.I.S.C., TMS, and is an accredited NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Coach and NLP Master Trainer. 
For further details on Kristyn’s credentials, please visit designthinkingforhrleaders.com and peopleforsuccess.com.au. 

 

Featured speakers

Mahesh Muralidhar

Head of People Operations

Airtasker

Stephen Ellis

CEO

Knight Frank

Rebecca Hanley

Head of Talent & Culture Business Partnering

MECCA Brands

Sally Craig

General Manager People & Culture

Kennards Hire

Tony Hewson

Director of Organisational Behaviour and Culture

Royal Australian Air Force

Marian Spencer

Head of Operations People & Culture

Black Dog Institute

Michael Bunting

Author

The Mindful Leader & The Five Practices That Create Great Workplaces

Prue Mitchell

Head of People and Culture

Medibank

View all speakers

Why attend

  • Produce a culture that aligns with your business’ core values 
  • Improve productivity and workforce satisfaction 
  • Navigate the future of work with design thinking 
  • Inspire a flexible, responsive and innovative future workplace 
  • Entrench positive mental wellbeing and inclusivity into your culture 
  • Enhance organisational agility and resilience through culture-led initiatives 
  • Empower leadership to support and drive positive culture from the top 
  • Maximise organisational capability through mentoring and digital, culture-led initiatives 
  • Foster a customer-centric, high performing, engagement-rich culture 
  • Use culture as a key driver in recruiting and engaging a changing workforce 
  • Engage your workforce in owning, adopting and aiding the business’ culture, to ultimately improve

Who should attend

  • HR Directors and General Managers 
  • HR Business Partners 
  • Heads of People & Culture 
  • Organisational Development and Capability managers and directors 
  • Executive management looking to drive HR strategy 
  • HR Directors 
  • HR Transformation managers and directors

Team Discounts

Attend in a group and earn discounts

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Venue

The event will be held at The Crowne Plaza

1-5 Spencer St
Melbourne
VIC
3008
 
Crowne Plaza Melbourne has negotiated special rates for our upcoming event Organisational Culture, People & Engagement Conference - Melbourne - 2nd – 4th April 2019 - Aventedge in April 2019. 
Please note all rooms are subject to availability.
See below for booking details:
Rate Information: $220.00 per room per night.  Discounted breakfast can be added per person for $25.00 a day 
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Parking: Crowne Plaza Melbourne has negotiated a discounted rate of $17 at Care Park which is located on Siddeley Street. Please note that this fee is based on a continuous 24-hour period commencing from time of entry. Should you exit the carpark within this period, you will incur a $17 fee for each departure. To obtain the discounted rate, your parking ticket must be collected at the Concierge desk of the Hotel. Loss of the carpark ticket will be subject to the conditions of Care Park.
 
Meeting Room Details:  Bridge Room 2