2nd Annual Flexible Working Summit 2019

02 - 04 December, 2019 | PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

Jennifer Bass

Manager Employee Experience Cuscal Limited

Pre-Conference Workshop: Monday, 2nd December 2019

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

12:30 PM Influencing Leaderships to Change their Mindset on Flexible Work Culture

The traditional ways of working are changing to accommodate to the new ways of working which offers flexible work arrangements. Creating a flexible working environment involves embracing a cultural change that encourages employees to tell managers what flexibility means to them. Encouraging this cultural change requires leadership to set the example and embrace flexibility.

Managers lack the confidence, tools and skills to embrace flexibility in a positive way. Changing the mindsets of managers to embrace flexibility requires an influence on their behaviour. In order to demonstrate flexibility they need to believe in the benefits of flexible work. Organisations find that changing the mindset of managers through positive outcome driven results will allow them to see the value.

What will this workshop cover?
  • Utilising data to build a business case to demonstrate the benefits of flexible working
  • Developing strategies to communicate with stakeholders to gain executive buy-in
  • Demonstrating outcome driven flexible work practices to support the need for flexible change
  • Understanding the cultural change that flexibility offers to enable the shift of mindsets of managers


Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 4th December 2019

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

11:40 AM CASE STUDY: Developing Flexible Working to Promote Gender Equality Through Program Delivery

Cuscal is creating a culture where women and men are represented, valued and rewarded equally. They are one of 140 recipients in Australia and one of 28 from the Financial and Insurance Services industry to be awarded with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) Citation for 2018-2019. Leadership has played a significant role in supporting the development of strategies, processes and policies that focus on gender equality which has influenced flexible working.

In this session:
  • Creating and embedding flexible working opportunities
  • Implementing parental leave programs that support both primary and secondary caregivers
  • Designing networks and programs to increase women in leadership roles, inclusion and equal opportunities
  • Analysing the formal gender pay within the organisation


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Jennifer.

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