15-16 FEBRUARY 2023
ICC SYDNEY
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POWER IN POTENTIAL

Firmly established as the nation’s singular CHRO leadership event, the HR Leaders Forum is returning in February 2023 with a focused agenda on the people strategy and strengthening business resilience.

The decade ahead promises growth, first through the operating environment adapting, and then through sheer people-centred acceleration. This Forum presents an enviable opportunity for the nation’s HR leaders to connect, discuss shared challenges, and look forward to the dynamic opportunities that will emerge from the upturn economy.

Together, we will interrogate the forces shaping the profession, from the ongoing impacts of remote work and the behavioural precedent it set, through to people analytics and corporate influence. Brought together, the forum will help chart a new and positive path to progress.

Why Attend

  • The HR Leaders Forum secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority. Our attendees are charged with shaping the conversation, armed with an array of real-time engagement tools we facilitate.

 

  • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate. The programme is designed to provide attendees with valuable opportunities to connect in-person with industry peers and the minds shaping business.

Gain Access

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50+ Industry Speakers
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Executive Learning Agenda
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2 Powerful Days
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16 Keynotes
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300+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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2023 Speakers

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Brian Glaser
VP & Chief Talent & Learning Officer

Google (US)
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Brian Glaser
VP & Chief Talent & Learning Officer

Google (US)
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Anne Erni
Chief People Officer

Audible (US)
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Anne Erni
Chief People Officer

Audible (US)
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Thomas Møller Lybæk
HR Process Innovation Director & Product Director

The LEGO Group (DK)
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Thomas Møller Lybæk
HR Process Innovation Director & Product Director

The LEGO Group (DK)
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Olivier Dubuisson
Head of People Experience

Novartis (CH)
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Olivier Dubuisson
Head of People Experience

Novartis (CH)
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Kathryn van der Merwe
Group Executive, Talent & Culture & Service Centres

ANZ
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Kathryn van der Merwe
Group Executive, Talent & Culture & Service Centres

ANZ
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Nicole Reid
Chief People Officer

Xero
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Nicole Reid
Chief People Officer

Xero
Nicole leads Xero’s people experience function globally. As an established human resources leader, she has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources strategy development and execution, delivering value-adding organisational people solutions and transformational change programs. Nicole has worked across the financial services, technology and telecommunications industries for companies including AMP and Microsoft.
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Sally Connell
Chief People Officer

Foxtel
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Sally Connell
Chief People Officer

Foxtel
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Sally Kincaid
Chief People & Culture Officer

nbn Australia
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Sally Kincaid
Chief People & Culture Officer

nbn Australia
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Deborah Yates
Global Chief People Officer

Lendlease
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Deborah Yates
Global Chief People Officer

Lendlease
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Pritho Saxena
HR Leader – China, Australia, Singapore, & Philippines

Amazon
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Pritho Saxena
HR Leader – China, Australia, Singapore, & Philippines

Amazon
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Natalie Devlin
Chief Experience Officer

Charter Hall
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Natalie Devlin
Chief Experience Officer

Charter Hall
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Kristin Hay
Partner, Head of People & Culture

Knight Frank Australia
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Kristin Hay
Partner, Head of People & Culture

Knight Frank Australia
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Benjamin Morris
Group General Manager, Human Resources

Mirvac
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Benjamin Morris
Group General Manager, Human Resources

Mirvac
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Melissa Irwin
General Manager People, Culture & Transformation

Endeavour Energy
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Melissa Irwin
General Manager People, Culture & Transformation

Endeavour Energy
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Marieke Bruinstoop
Chief People Officer

Guzman y Gomez
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Marieke Bruinstoop
Chief People Officer

Guzman y Gomez
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Laura Durkan
Director, People & Culture

Foxtel
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Laura Durkan
Director, People & Culture

Foxtel
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Cassy Soady
General Manager Culture & People

NAB
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Cassy Soady
General Manager Culture & People

NAB
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Amy Rixon
Chief People Officer

Frucor Suntory
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Amy Rixon
Chief People Officer

Frucor Suntory
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Alison Webb
Head of Customer Strategy, Investment Management

Lendlease
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Alison Webb
Head of Customer Strategy, Investment Management

Lendlease
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Allisa O’Connell
Head of People & Culture

Flight Centre Travel Group
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Allisa O’Connell
Head of People & Culture

Flight Centre Travel Group
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Fiona Lund
Chief People Experience Officer

Flybuys
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Fiona Lund
Chief People Experience Officer

Flybuys
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Lucinda Gemmell
Chief People & Culture Officer

Airservices Australia
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Lucinda Gemmell
Chief People & Culture Officer

Airservices Australia

At a Glance

Advancing and Influencing Corporate Strategy with the People Agenda

  • The diversification of HR: Achieving business agility, people-centricity, and operational efficiency
  • Tackling the horizontal landslide through integrated strategy: the effects of flattening the organisation hierarchy
  • Breaking departmental silos to unite under a shared vision, collectively adapting to evolving workplace and market demands

Emphasising the Business Case for Wellbeing

  • The business imperative for an empowered workforce: how targeted wellbeing improves productivity
  • Leveraging technology to supporting mental health practices in and out the workplace
  • Addressing work life boundaries and avoiding burnout and fatigue

 Securing Influence through Workplace Transformation

  • Balancing the foundations needed for transformation: operations, strategy, people
  • Effectively integrating automation and digital innovation to secure influence
  • The changed nature of change management: knowing the limits and the opportunities

Employee Experience: Sustaining Our Culture and Measuring Impact

  • Integrating employee activism and social consciousness throughout workplace culture
  • Interrogating the origins of empowerment: Mapping the stages of the employee journey through data and feedback
  • Creating cultures of attraction: differentiating your workplace practice

Integrating Diversity and Inclusion into the Strategic HR Framework

  • Influencing corporate attitudes: Setting diversity and inclusion as a foundation in business strategy
  • Towards 2023: Reimagining outdated diversity and inclusion practices
  • Empowering inclusive leadership and harnessing the power of thought diversity

Unlocking Potential: Inspiring Cultures of Empowerment

  • Leveraging technology and data analytics to augment operations and empower teams across all departments
  • Reimagining performance evaluation and recognition to foster purpose-driven cultures and sustain employee retention
  • Re-evaluating competency models to prioritise and stimulate enduring cultures of learning, development, and autonomy

Cultivating Connection: Technology’s Role in Employee Empowerment

  • Identifying innovation potential: investing in the best pathways for productivity
  • Leveraging technology to integrate systems of transparency and accountability throughout the corporate hierarchy
  • Streamlining communications and embracing automation: returning lost time and aligning workplace vision

Office of the Future: optimising multi-environment workspaces

  • Facilitating cross-departmental collaboration to maximise in person and hybrid workspaces
  • Repurposing your existing spaces: envisaging dynamic, collaborative, and people-centred design
  • Integrating sustainability practices and purpose throughout your workplace

The Age of People Analytics

  • Strengthening data management: reimagining standards, mechanisms and frameworks
  • Delivering impact with data-integrated organisational models: streamlining good data processes
  • Bridging the dialogue gap between CIOs and CHROs to translate data learnings

Workforce of the Future: Accelerating the upskilling journey

  • From soft skills to power skills: Developing people assets in your workforce
  • Identifying and bridging current and future capability gaps
  • Prioritising people-centred outcomes throughout all stages of the learning and development journey
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2022 Event Partner | kpmg.com.au
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2022 Diamond Sponsor | indeed.com
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KPMG is a global professional services firm providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Our deep expertise has seen us work with renowned companies to help solve complex challenges, steer change, disrupt sectors and grow. Collaboration and innovation are ingrained in our approach to advising clients in a digital-driven world to deliver sustainable value for our clients.

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Indeed is the #1 job site in the world1 and allows job seekers to search millions of jobs on the web or mobile, in over 60 countries and 28 languages. More than 250 million unique visitors2 each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed.

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2Google Analytics, Unique Visitors, February 2020

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At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. Now more than ever, the presence of digital tools for collaboration, communication, and learning can help people and businesses thrive in times of change, and research shows employees are happier when they carve out time for wellbeing, feel connected to their organization, and have opportunities to learn and grow. We developed Microsoft Viva as an employee experience platform that empowers people and teams to be their best, from anywhere. Powered by Microsoft 365, and experienced through Microsoft Teams, Viva can help HR Leaders foster a culture where people can thrive.

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CoachHub is the leading global talent development platform that enables organisations to create a personalised, measurable and scalable coaching programme for the entire workforce, regardless of department and seniority level. By doing so, organisations are able to reap a multitude of benefits, including increased employee engagement, higher levels of productivity, improved job performance and increased retention.

CoachHub’s global pool of coaches is comprised of over 3000 certified business coaches in 70 countries across six continents with coaching sessions available in over 60 languages, to serve more than 500 clients. Our programmes are based on advanced R&D from our Coaching Lab, led by Prof. Jonathan Passmore and our Scientific Board. CoachHub is backed by leading tech investors, including Draper Esprit, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Partech, RTP Global, Signals Venture Capital and Speedinvest. In September 2021, CoachHub acquired French digital coaching pioneer MoovOne to build a global champion focused on jointly democratising coaching.

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SEEK is a diverse group of companies that have a unified purpose to help people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and help organizations succeed.

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KellyOCG® connects companies with the talented people they need to fuel and grow their business through our unrivaled global talent supply chain and leading workforce solutions including Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). We combine decades of people industry experience with proprietary insights and a continued focus on technology to produce world-class programs that meet an organization’s unique workforce needs and can start them on their journey to total talent management. Our ability to anticipate what’s next for talent solutions drives us to challenge the status quo making us a trusted partner for our global client portfolio, which spans leading industries across North America, APAC and EMEA. Visit kellyocg.com or connect with us on LinkedIn to learn more.

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The WorkJam Digital Workplace unleashes the potential of your enterprise workforce through agile scheduling, transformative communication, experiential learning, and tailored recognition.WorkJam increases sales conversion, drives down labor costs, lowers absenteeism and attrition rates, improves compliance, optimizes labor in relation to demand, and improves the customer experience through a more motivated and engaged workforce.For employees, WorkJam delivers more control over their schedule, providing work-life balance, as well as the opportunity to develop skills, improve sales acumen, and maximize their earnings to advance their economic well-being

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shilo. are the leaders in on-demand HR talent. We are transforming HR teams for the future, supporting businesses with amazing HR talent when they need it most.

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Achievers’ employee voice and recognition solutions bring your organisation’s values and strategy to life by activating employee participation and accelerating a culture of performance. Achievers leverages the science behind behaviour change, so your people and your organisation can experience sustainable, data-driven business results.

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Enablo helps organisations deliver the ultimate employee experience using digital workplace technology. Through its partnerships with Workplace from Meta, Asana and Google Workspace, Enablo works alongside customers to quickly implement and deploy this technology to drive connection, communication and collaboration for everyone, anywhere.

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Brancher is a science-based mentoring platform that helps businesses retain top talent, boost diversity and drive better business results. Brancher creates powerful human connections using personality and values-based data – and then helps nurture mentee/mentor relationships with nudges and bite size training. 

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Clearhead provides holistic, proactive, and cost-effective mental health and wellbeing (EAP) support for workplaces. With an integrated approach of digital resources, therapists, and anonymised data analytics, you can easily help employees who need it.

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Emeritus is a global learning and development company that collaborates with the world’s leading university business schools to design, develop and deliver world -class online executive education programs focused on technology, leadership, and future skills.

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Established in 1996, POMT has a vision to enable an organisation’s workforce to reach their full potential through the application of workplace technologies. In our projects, our goal is to always achieve optimal use of technologies like Workplace from META & Calven to exceed expectations of the end user.

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FLOE is an innovative fitness service designed for corporate teams with hybrid and remote work practices who want to invest in the wellbeing of their people and promote cultural connection.

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Why Get Involved

Celebrating its 11th year, the HR Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts. The Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business.

Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with HR professionals, the HR Leaders Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

 

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Venue/Accommodation Details

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ICC SYDNEY

14 Darling Drive, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 25/11/2022)
$1495 + GST
$4485 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 26/11/2022)
$1695 + GST
$5085 + GST

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