The National Defence, Police & Emergency Services Women's Leadership Summit 2017

Event Details

  • DateFri 24 March 2017
  • Time9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • VenueHyatt Hotel Canberra
  • Location120 Commonwealth Avenue Canberra ACT 2600
  • TypeSeminar
  • ContactWomen & Leadership Australia
    1300 735 904
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The National Defence, Police & Emergency Services Women's Leadership Summit 2017 draws together the sectors' most respected thought leaders while equipping managers with the skills, confidence and connections to consolidate and plan for future success. This event provides a unique opportunity to learn from a wide range of personnel from front line managers to inspirational senior decision makers. The summit features a practical development session on building career changing connections and networking strategically.

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 impactful session delivers tips and strategies to build and maintain the relationships that stand at the centre of a strong network. Additionally, there will be an interactive and informative panel session on resilience, stepping outside your comfort zone and managing your leadership journey.

The high calibre line up of speakers includes: - Christine Nixon APM - Former Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police - Julie McKay - Gender Advisor to the Chief of the Australian Defence Force - Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin AC - Chief of Defence Force - Michelle Baxter - Assistant Commissioner - General Manager, Queensland Ambulance Service - Deanne Gibbon - Group Captain, Royal Australian Air Force - Samantha Hunter - CEO, Crime Stoppers Victoria - Sue Paterson - Executive Director, Governance and Strategy Command, Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA - Kate Harrap - Executive Director (acting) Learning and Volunteerism, CFA - Kelly Harvey APM - Detective Inspector, Townsville Crime Services Group. Summit themes include: - The leadership journey and establishing your brand - Increasing women's representation in defence, police and emergency services roles - practical strategies that actually work - Building resilience and embracing challenges - Managing difficult conversations - Leading through change - Prioritising effort and energy to maximise results and well being.

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