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Wednesday
Oct282015

GMAA & RMIT Graduate School of Business & Law Breakfast - The Only Constant Is Change

Breakfast Event

"The Only Constant Is Change" 

 Speakers: Dr. Kathy Alexander, Board Director and Consultant & former CEO City of Melbourne &

Tony Payling, Director and the Founder of Calibre Business Integration

Date: Wednesday 18th November 2015


"Tools for Managing Uncertainty in Government"

The challenges facing cities today are increasing. Populations are increasing rapidly, climate change is associated with more freak weather conditions, globalization is increasing economic uncertainty and employment options and technology is disrupting our ways of living and working. Major change is required in community life to ensure that we minimize the threats to our safety and quality of life and that we maximize the opportunities.

In such a political environment, where both raising revenue and cutting services are unpopular, how do we gain community support for the both the scale and rate of the change required for cities to succeed?

Speaker: Dr. Kathy Alexander, Board Director and Consultant and former CEO City of Melbourne

Kathy is experienced in leading change, both in large and complex organisations and within smaller community organisations and businesses. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in capital city local government, at major teaching hospitals and community health services, she has built a national reputation for embedding stakeholder engagement and community participation in complex and politically sensitive environments, and for initiating improvements in finances and productivity. Kathy has provided consultancy services in governance, strategic planning, change management and service improvement in the public and private sectors.

As CEO of the City of Melbourne, Kathy led an organisation comprising more than 25 businesses and 1300 staff with an annual operating budget of more than $365 million, and a capital works program of almost $100million. Kathy ensured the effective operation of a dynamic 24-hour city that consistently rated at the top of international surveys on liveability. Kathy also represented the Council as the sole shareholder of the City of Melbourne's two large for profit subsidiary companies, Citywide and the Queen Victoria Market.

As CEO of Women's & Children's Health, which governed the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) and The Royal Women's Hospital (RWH) in Melbourne, she led a financial recovery program that saw a $15m productivity gain over four years. 

"The only constant is CHANGE" - Heraclitus (paraphrase)

In this group discussion, Tony Payling will show you how you can:

  • Develop a clearly defined Strategy to position your organisation as the new benchmark in your industry; 

  • Seamlessly transition to the new Strategic position, removing resistance to change; and

  • Assure recurring Benefits Realisation, driven by engaged employees working with engaged customers.

What others think of this presentation...

"Thank you for generously giving us your time yesterday and for sharing your insights into managing business change. I know that colleagues really valued hearing from you and I think that your presentation connected with colleagues at all levels in our organisation. It set us up very well to further explore the themes leadership and communication in the context of shaping our organisational culture." - Gareth Hoar, Consul-General, British Consulate General Melbourne

Speaker: Tony Payling, Director and the Founder of Calibre Business Integration

Tony Payling has over 20 years'  experience in organisational strategy and transformation. He was a pioneer, and is a recognised thought-leader, in Post-Merger Integration.

Tony is a Director and the Founder of Calibre Business Integration, specialising in delivering seamless and successful Post-Merger Integration and Business Transformation. In doing so, Calibre Business Integration has developed class-leading methodologies in Strategy Development (OERTM), seamless Change Management (CLiCTM) and an internationally recognised approach the Benefits Realisation (BRaVOTM).

He is often asked to give speaking engagements and has had white papers and articles picked-up by publications such as the Financial Standard, Business Insider, Australian Financial Review and Chamber, the magazine of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.

Date:

Wednesday 18th November 2015

Time:

Arrivals & Registration 7:15am
Presentations: 7:45am - 9:05
Meeting Concludes: 9:15am

Venue:

RMIT Graduate School of Business & Law
Emily McPherson Building 379-504 Russell Street
Room: B013-04-02

Cost:  

GMAA Financial Members, Students & RMIT Alumni $25
Non-Members $45

RSVP:

  

Wednesday
Sep162015

GMAA Supported Event - IMC National Conference - GMAA Discount Applies

Theme: Innovation and Opportunities

Innovation is the key to competitive advantage for your business

In the past, management consultants were able to survive with limited amounts of innovation and opportunities in their area of expertise.  Now the trend has changed.

Due to factors such as globalisation and outsourcing, there is a push to improve organisational efficiency and effectiveness.  Organisations are in search of better and cheaper products and services which can be achieved through innovation and tapping into international opportunities.   Current trends within manufacturing, service, and IT industries have changed the way we do business.  Many of these industries are outsourcing overseas as part of a cost cutting initiative and to maintain and/or achieve competitiveness.

Mergers and acquisitions have recently come to light as additional challenges to the modern day Management Consulting practice.  This has placed increasing pressure on organisations to restructure the typical management consulting role and create short term "specialised" consulting opportunities.

We have selected some of the finest experts within the management consulting field to speak at our national conference, with a special focus on innovation and future opportunities.

If you want to gain an inside view of this ever-changing industry, this is an event not to miss.  

Date & Time:

  •  IMC AGM (Members only):  5.30pm to 6.30pm, Friday 13th November 2015
  •  Conference Cocktail Reception: 6.30pm to 8pm, Friday 13th, November 201
  • National Conference: 8am to 5.30pm, Saturday 14th November 2015
  • National Conference Dinner (Optional): 7 pm, Saturday 14th November 2015

Venue: Rydges Melbourne, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Registrations & more information:

GMAA Discount Code: CONF2015GMAA2
www.imc.org.au/national-conference-2015 

 

·    IMC AGM (Members only):  5.30pm to 6.30pm, Friday 13th November 2015

Thursday
Aug272015

NSW Breakfast Event - Wednesday 16th September 2015: Complex Projects - How To Reduce The Schedule RISK And Ensure The Desired Returns

Guest Speaker: Robert Bolton, Real Capacity

"Complex Projects - How To Reduce The Schedule RISK And Ensure The Desired Returns"

Register Online Using This Link

Complex projects are now the new normal.  They are big ($500 million plus and over $6 trillion globally).  They have many dependencies, relationships and stakeholders creating a spider web of linkages.  They are generally late.  Often very late. And well over budget. (McKinsey - 98 % of projects incur cost overruns or delays).


Project execution and schedule attainment is a key risk that needs to be managed.  It is often overlooked, poorly understood and managed. 


The current suite of infrastructure projects in Sydney are a series of complex projects.  The political will behind these projects are supported by a business case.  If a project is late then the business case and expected financial returns are at risk.  This in turn may affect future whether future infrastructure plans are developed. 


A construction industry heuristic or rule of thumb is that if a project finishes on time, then it has a 90% chance of it being profitable. 


The traditional schedule method in project is critical path method (CPM).  It has significant limitations in execution phase.   A new method named critical chain project management (CCPM) has been developed to better manage project uncertainty and complexity.  CCPM has been proven to reduce the schedule risk by bring projects in on time more often, typically 90%.


In this forum your will hear how the CPM & CCPM methods compares.  We will discuss the perils of multi-tasking plus explore the risk mitigations tools such as the fever chart.  We will also discuss a number of case studies of complex projects in the infrastructure, building and defence industries. 


In summary, CCPM takes the noise out of project execution.  A better way to prioritise work and actions to keep on track.


 

Robert Bolton is an executive & project thought leader. He has won and led significant projects that have to increased profit, throughput and overall business capability. He is results driven, influential and a builder of key relationships with clients and stakeholders. He builds teams that execute plans. He builds processes and systems that support this capability.  


Real Capacity is a business systems, project management & logistical improvement consultancy. It provides services to the construction, oil and gas, mining resources and financial services and ventures sectors.

Where:

Sydney Business School
Level 18
Gateway Building
1 Macquarie Place (enter from Loftus Street), Sydney

Date:

Wednesday 16th September 2015

Time:

7:45am arrival, 8:00am start and 9:00am conclusion

Cost:

Sydney Business School Students: Free

GMAA Financial Members & Sydney Business School Alumni: $25

Non-Members: $35

 

Register Online Using This Link

Friday
Jul172015

Griffith Business School Alumni Newtwork Breakfast: The future Australian workforce and its wellbeing

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The future Australian workforce and its wellbeing

Join the Griffith Business School Alumni Network and the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing for breakfast as an interactive expert panel of workplace researchers and industry representatives discuss the make-up of the future Australian workforce and its wellbeing.

This group of professionals will provide a unique take on the traditional GBS Alumni Network Business Breakfast. Armed with many years experience the panel may address the following issues:

  • Employment relationships in organisations
  • Employee and employer expectations in modern organisations
  • Fostering more adaptable workers
  • The cost rationalisation mode of contemporary business
  • The role of employment and related legislation in meeting future workforce needs
  • Wellbeing at work

 

Your Panel

 

Janis Bailey (2)-178x178

Janis Bailey has taught and researched in the Griffith Business School for 14 years. A late entrant to academia, she was a union industrial officer, public servant and Industrial Relations management consultant before making the jump. Her research interests encompass union strategy, fairness at work, and employment relations in the hospitality, higher education and retail industries. She is a member of the management committee of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland, and is an activist within the National Tertiary Education Union. 

Chris Elston-178x230

Chris Elston has over 34 years’ experience in the broad spectrum of Human Resources with an emphasis on organisational reform, change and development. Chris’ expertise are well positioned to focus on the alignment between business strategies and human resources service delivery. Chris holds a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations, a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, and an MBA (with Distinction). 

ashlea-troth

Ashlea Troth is Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith Business School. She was awarded her PhD in 1999 (University of QLD) and a Masters of Organisational Psychology in 2012 (Griffith University). She is also a Registered Psychologist. Ashlea's research examines how employees' workplace emotions, Emotional Intelligence and Emotion Regulation impacts on communication and performance outcomes in organisational contexts. 

Paul Vittles-178x237

Paul Vittles is a researcher, executive coach, and business mentor. He has been in CEO/director level positions in some of the world’s leading knowledge-based consultancies. He is currently a Director with Instinct and Reason. Paul has an academic background as an economist and 30 years' professional training and experience as a market, social and behavioural researcher and business development consultant specialising in vision-led transformational change and stakeholder engagement. His recent work in Australia includes mapping the characteristics of a happy, healthy, productive workplace and monitoring how the current state compares to the desired state.

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Peter Jordan (Moderator), Griffith Business School, is an expert in performance in work teams, the role of emotions in organisations, Emotional Intelligence, and leadership. Peter has published extensively in leading international journals on these topics and attracted significant Australian Research Council funding to support his research.  He has significant experience consulting to organisations in the South East Asia Region.

When
Friday, 21 August, 2015 7:00 am  - 9:00 am

Where
Brisbane City Hall
Brisbane Room, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia

Attire
Smart Casual

Fees|Individual Registration
Alumni, staff, student AUD 45.00
General Admission AUD 50.00

Fees|Table Registration

Table of 10 AUD 450.00

View Event Summary & Fees


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alumni-event-banners-2015-breakfast

The future Australian workforce and its wellbeing

Join the Griffith Business School Alumni Network and the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing for breakfast as an interactive expert panel of workplace researchers and industry representatives discuss the make-up of the future Australian workforce and its wellbeing.

This group of professionals will provide a unique take on the traditional GBS Alumni Network Business Breakfast. Armed with many years experience the panel may address the following issues:

  • Employment relationships in organisations
  • Employee and employer expectations in modern organisations
  • Fostering more adaptable workers
  • The cost rationalisation mode of contemporary business
  • The role of employment and related legislation in meeting future workforce needs
  • Wellbeing at work

 

Your Panel

 

Janis Bailey (2)-178x178

Janis Bailey has taught and researched in the Griffith Business School for 14 years. A late entrant to academia, she was a union industrial officer, public servant and Industrial Relations management consultant before making the jump. Her research interests encompass union strategy, fairness at work, and employment relations in the hospitality, higher education and retail industries. She is a member of the management committee of the Industrial Relations Society of Queensland, and is an activist within the National Tertiary Education Union. 

Chris Elston-178x230

Chris Elston has over 34 years’ experience in the broad spectrum of Human Resources with an emphasis on organisational reform, change and development. Chris’ expertise are well positioned to focus on the alignment between business strategies and human resources service delivery. Chris holds a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations, a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, and an MBA (with Distinction). 

ashlea-troth

Ashlea Troth is Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith Business School. She was awarded her PhD in 1999 (University of QLD) and a Masters of Organisational Psychology in 2012 (Griffith University). She is also a Registered Psychologist. Ashlea's research examines how employees' workplace emotions, Emotional Intelligence and Emotion Regulation impacts on communication and performance outcomes in organisational contexts. 

Paul Vittles-178x237

Paul Vittles is a researcher, executive coach, and business mentor. He has been in CEO/director level positions in some of the world’s leading knowledge-based consultancies. He is currently a Director with Instinct and Reason. Paul has an academic background as an economist and 30 years' professional training and experience as a market, social and behavioural researcher and business development consultant specialising in vision-led transformational change and stakeholder engagement. His recent work in Australia includes mapping the characteristics of a happy, healthy, productive workplace and monitoring how the current state compares to the desired state.

 WOW peter-jordan-178x267

Peter Jordan (Moderator), Griffith Business School, is an expert in performance in work teams, the role of emotions in organisations, Emotional Intelligence, and leadership. Peter has published extensively in leading international journals on these topics and attracted significant Australian Research Council funding to support his research.  He has significant experience consulting to organisations in the South East Asia Region.

When
Friday, 21 August, 2015 7:00 am  - 9:00 am

Where
Brisbane City Hall
Brisbane Room, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia

Attire
Smart Casual

Fees|Individual Registration
Alumni, staff, student AUD 45.00
General Admission AUD 50.00

Fees|Table Registration

Table of 10 AUD 450.00

View Event Summary & Fees

RSVP
Friday, 14 August, 2015

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Monday
Apr272015

Sydney Buiseness School: Positive Psychology@Work: The Science & Practice 

As part of our Professional Development Series I would like to invite you to attend a public lecture on Positive Psychology@Work: The Science & Practice presented by Dr Suzy Green at the Sydney Business School.
 
Beginning with a brief networking event, the lecture will explore the current status on the science of Positive Psychology in organisational and workplace settings.
Participants will learn about some innovative and inspiring applications of positive psychology in organisational settings.
 
Event Details
Date: Wednesday 29th April
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Location: Level 18,
Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Pl
Circular Quay


Cost: Free
RSVP: malin@uow.edu.au