18 - 19 June, 2019 | Sir Stamford Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW

Interactive Workshops: Monday, 17th June 2019

Workshop A

9:00 am - 11:30 am Change Management and Developing Digital Literacy: Best Practices to Effectively Transition to Digitally Influenced Roles

Growing your resilience to the future of the digital workforce takes effort into educating and upskilling your employees to understand the importance of keeping up with technological changes. Embracing digital literacy is just as essential to developing your workforce plan, and in this workshop, delegates will explore strategies that can help you to bridge this gap in your organisation.

What will the workshop cover?
  • Developing practical methods for encouraging engagement to learn digital skills that are suited to new technology and transformed futures
  • Evolving leadership roles and responsibilities to enable effective transition for staff to move into process changes and digitally influenced roles
  • Understanding the key factors that will sustain change and allow employees to adapt new digital business practices while still encouraging diversity and choice
  • How to direct your workforce to be agile and innovative around technology to ultimately drive productivity and ROI, while still focusing on improving and enriching workforce culture

Louise Smith, Director, Workforce Development and Education at Australian Computer Society

Louise Smith

Director, Workforce Development and Education
Australian Computer Society

Workshop B

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Re-Evaluating Your Talent Acquisition, Management and Retention Strategies to Influence Strategic Workforce Planning

Organisational culture and its significance in employee engagement, recruitment and retention is essential in the current workforce. A strong organisational culture is not only critical for engaging, attracting and retaining talent, it is a crucial issue going forward as organisations have a very diverse and modern generation workforce coming up. This workshop will help you identify changes needed in your talent acquisition and retention strategies to prepare for the workforce of the future.

What will the workshop cover?
  • Minimising risks through departmental restructuring and how to use workforce analysis and planning to bridge skill and talent gaps
  • Ensuring input and collaboration from other department teams to better understand talent and timing needs for each department before refining an effective plan
  • Developing a clear and strategic approach to a team and individual’s career path, and ensuring this is at the forefront of staff planning to help influence the full potential of employees
  • How to direct your workforce to be agile and innovative around organisational changes to process or technology to ultimately drive productivity

Robert Brierley, Director of Human Resource at PACCAR Australia

Robert Brierley

Director of Human Resource
PACCAR Australia

Workshop C

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Data and Metrics 101: How to Ensure Accurate Analysis for Strong, Evidence- Based Workforce and Resource Planning

In order to progress from utilising basic analytics to value add analytics, organisations must identify gaps and capabilities in their workforce, understand their internal goals and what they want to achieve for future business strategy. In this workshop, delegates will understand how to truly utilise data and metics as a business intelligence tool to help set the right targets and make more informed decisions that will keep your organisation proactive and mitigate future risks.

What will the workshop cover?
  • Adopting a degree of sophistication with demand/supply analysis to bridge the gap between the workforce you have and the workforce you need
  • Investigating why HR Metrics and Predictive Analytics should be crucial in HR to project the impact of the future workforce and how it aligns with business objectives
  • How to interpret data and explicitly measure your ROI of workforce planning to retain ongoing support and business value
  • The importance of data visualisation in communicating workforce insights

Sulal Mathai, Senior Executive Officer, Workforce Strategy and Planning at Danila Dilba Health Service

Sulal Mathai

Senior Executive Officer, Workforce Strategy and Planning
Danila Dilba Health Service