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Summit Agenda Day 1
 Tuesday, 25 July 2023

08:00

Registration and Morning Refreshments

08:30

Welcome to Country

Elder Marie Taylor, Chairperson, Yelakitj Moort Nyungar Association

08:50

Chairperson’s Opening Address
Rebecca Kno
l, CEO, South Australian Chamber of Mines & Energy 

9:00

Ministerial Opening Keynote: Reshaping the way the industry is perceived

  • “Enough is Enough”: Reviewing the progress the industry has made

  • Adapting and evolving workplace culture to attract and retain talent

Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Hydrogen Industry; Industrial Relations, Western Australia Government

09:10

Full Stop Australia Presentation: Ethical Leadership in Action: Creating respectful workplaces

  • The context of gender-based violence and creating trauma informed workplaces 

  • Responding with compassion 

  • Resourcing leaders and organisations 

Tara Hunter, CEO, Full Stop Australia 

09:40

Minerals Council of Australia Keynote: Prioritising physical and mental health in the workplace

  • Understanding the intersectionality of disrespectful behaviours 

  • Working with industry to make change 

  • Leaders are important: action is better  

Megan Davison, Principal Adviser – Respect and Psychosocial Safety, Minerals Council of Australia 

ENSURING THE VOICES OF INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN WOMEN ARE HEARD

10:10

A Personal Journey: The rise of Aboriginal women in business 

Angela Kickett, Director, i24s

10:40

Table Discussion: How can your organisation holistically improve workplace culture to create space where Indigenous females can flourish?

10:50

Morning Tea

11:20

Trivia

ADDRESSING PSYCHOSOCIAL, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

11:30

Trauma informed considerations in investigations into sensitive incidents

Sharon Rudderham, Director of Delivery and Operations, FIFO Focus 

12:00

Panel Discussion: Psychosocial health in a work environment is an invisible but formidable force, where do we start?

  • Building a strong foundation of inclusion and respect that enables psychosocial safety practices

  • Imbedding psychosocial health in physical safety and foster healthy workplaces

  • Equipping leaders to recognise psychosocial issues

Moderator: Katie Williams, Head of Corporate ESG, Perspektiv

Michael Stoddart, General Manager Mining & Energy, MATES in Mining 
Andrea Chapman,
Executive General Manager People, Mineral Resources 

Dario Bongiovanni, Immediate Past President, Energy Club WA

12:50

Networking Lunch

DEVELOPING YOUR LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES

1:50

Introduction to the Scenario-Based Roundtables
Attendees will get the opportunity to take part in 2 discussions for 30 minutes each. The facilitator for each discussion will provide a common scenario the industry is often faced with, and the group will collectively brainstorm solutions.

2:00

Let’s Talk: Scenario-Based Roundtables
Roundtable A: Personal Branding and Self Awareness

How to increase visibility in the workplace through personal branding?
Liz Del Borrello, Certified Leadership Coach, Leaders Lobby 


Roundtable B: Increasing Self-Esteem and Confidence
Cutting out negative language and connect with yourself
Kelly Saunders, Capability Specialist, Aamori Group 


Roundtable C: Disarming Microaggressions
Combatting this corrosive behaviour and finding the courage to speak out
Nicky Veenvliet, Personal Leadership Coach, Go From Worrier to Warrior 


Roundtable D: The Imposter Syndrome Phenomenon
How to overcome the phenomenon and build confidence 
Jo Harper, Founder and Coach, Discernment Leadership  


Roundtable E: Cultivating Psychological Safety

Creating a psychologically safe workplace that you are best able to lead authentically
Janna Jones, Organisational Development Program Manager, Metisphere

3:10

Afternoon Tea

BUILDING HAPPIER, HEALTHEIR & MORE DIVERSE TEAMS

3:30

Interactive Mini Masterclass: How to progress as a happier and healthier leader in
a male-dominated industry?

  • What is getting in your way of being happier and healthier, and what to do about it

  • The scales still heavily favour male executives, what can be done to change this?

  • Takeaway practical techniques from neuroscience, that are also fun, and result in happier, healthier minds and leaders.

Margie Ireland, Leadership Coach, Psychologist, Author, Speaker

4:30

Chairperson's Closing Address

4:40

Networking Drinks and End of Conference Day One

Summit Agenda Day 2
 Wednesday, 26 July 2023

08:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

08:50

Chairperson’s Opening Address
Tara Diamond
, Deputy Chief Executive, AREEA 

IMPROVING WORKPLACE CULTURE THROUGH OPEN CONVERSATIONS
Bring along a male or non-binary ally for the morning plenary sessions (up until
morning tea). Including non-binary and male voices is crucial to accelerating
change when it comes to eliminating gender bias in workplaces. Bring along the
allies in your company who are true advocates for developing diverse leaders, to spark authentic conversations around supporting underrepresented employees.

09:00

Ministerial Opening Keynote: Supporting and empowering diverse women

  • Addressing workplace diversity to cultivate healthier individuals and workplaces

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLA, Minister for Finance; Commerce; Women’s Interests,
Western Australia Government

09:10

Keynote: Authentic Leadership – Energising and inspiring other women to step up 

  • Inspiring others by example: cultivating your brand and make it visible 

  • We need innovation! Embracing different leadership styles in an industry becoming increasingly dynamic 

  • Why the leadership qualities of women can drive climate action 

Rebecca Tomkinson, CEO, Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) 

09:40

CEO Panel: Utilising the unique leadership styles of diverse women leaders to cultivate thriving workplaces

  • Establishing intersectional women in all levels of leadership, creating a positive trickle-down effect for the entire organisation

  • Boundaries: defining relationships and expectations to protect diversity

  • Creating a space where conversations can be had so no one slips through the cracks

Moderator: Veena Mendez, Strategy Advisor, Chevron; Founder & Chair, Women in Oil & Gas

 

Michael Wright, CEO, Thiess
Jennifer Neild,
 Chief Executive Officer, Labyrinth Resources

Kate Flanagan, Executive General Manager People & Technology, Roy Hill 

10:40

HeForShe Sharing session: Allies to share what they think it means to be an ally for
female leaders in the workplace

11:00

Morning Tea

DIVERISFYING AND SCALING THE TALENT POOL

11:30

Keynote: Why are women leaving mining? Exposing the barriers intersectional women face 

  • Death by a thousand cuts: Eliminating microaggressions in the workplace 

  • What does a workplace culture where individuals feel comfortable proposing alternative solutions and opinions look like? 

  • Breaking it down: Tackling the challenging task of dismantling barriers preventing diverse perspectives   

Alex Atkins, Non-Executive Director, Perenti 

12:00

 Panel Discussion: Harnessing the overlooked yet valuable talent pool… Why invisible diversity is essential to the industry’s evolving challenges

  • Brightening our view of the spectrum: why biases and misconceptions have limited the talent pool 

  • Largely uncharted territory: providing a solution to the industry’s technological capabilities and skills shortage 

  • Introducing framework and programs to attract and retain that go beyond technology-focussed roles

Moderator: Nicki Ivory, National Partner Lead, Mining & Metals, Deloitte

 

Sara Prendergast, Head of Finance & Procurement, St Barbara Ltd 
Sarah Coleman,
CEO, Idoba 
Matt Denyer,
Principal Adviser, Indigenous Partnerships & Social Policy, Minerals Council of Australia 

Amanda Baker, Regional Vice President, Human Resources, Newmont 

12:50

Networking Lunch

WOMEN LEADERS BURNING BRIGHTLY WHILE GUIDING THE WAY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

1:50

Panel Discussion: How to inspire future women leaders and create a space where they can lead authentically 

  • Accelerating leadership for all women: combining efforts and assisting other women’s professional development 

  • Pretending to be someone else is exhausting, so how do we fight for our right to being authentic in leadership positions?  

  • Taking the time to self-reflect on your progress and goals 

Moderator: Ivy Chen, Manager Orebody Knowledge & Ops, Mineral Resources

 

Vivienne Powe, Executive General Manager, Lynas Rare Earths Ltd  
Marie Bourgoin,
Vice President – Warehousing Inventory, Logistics & Property, BHP 
Scott Browne,
Head of People and Performance, Sandfire  

2:30

Table Discussion 

2:50

Afternoon Tea

3:10

Prize Draw

BECOMING OUR MOST AUTHENTIC SELVES

3:20

Interactive Mini Master Class: Becoming our most authentic selves

  • How to have the daunting conversations that get you where you want to be

  • Making vulnerability your superpower

  • Establishing assertiveness – when to say yes and when to employ boundaries

Tamara Callaghan Cooke, Coach and Professional Development Trainer,
Discern Training

4:20

Delegate Spotlight: What are the key takeaways that you will take back
to your organisation?

4:30

Chairperson’s Closing Address

4:40

End of Conference

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