Feb 16, 2016
This program is hosted by AGSM Executive Education
ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 HR leaders
. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.
The world of work is changing at an ever quickening pace. Buffeted by the winds of disruption, Australian organizations are facing an unprecedented challenge to modernise their human capital practices and remain competitive. In an “adapt or perish” style battle for survival, HR teams find themselves squarely in the front line.
However, as a function established to manage processes and policies, HR hasn’t traditionally been called on to innovate. So how will we develop innovation capability to deliver what’s needed in the future of work? In this interactive session we’ll ask and answer some of the big questions on the minds of CHRO’s in Australia today:
What is HR innovation?
Who does it well?
How can we develop innovation capability?
Who Should Attend
- Sponsor companies may send 4 senior level HR leaders.
- Partner business schools may send 1 participant.
Managing Director at Lyric Human Capital & Senior Fellow, ICEDR
Nick is an organization development specialist with multi-sector experience across Asia Pacific.
He has advised CEOs and Executives from global firms and led initiatives in the areas of talent strategy, succession management, leadership development and business transformation focused on performance improvement and culture change.
Prior to co-founding Lyric Human Capital in 2013, Nick held senior Human Resources positions in Asia and Australia. His most recent roles were Regional Head of Talent Management at BlackRock Asset Management in Hong Kong, Regional Head of Talent, Resourcing and Organization Development at HSBC Bank in Hong Kong and Global Head of Talent & Organization Development at Foster’s Group in Australia.
Nick provokes conversations that generate insight and lead to sustainable change. He has a particular passion for mid-career talent development and has a strong track record of building innovative talent acceleration programs. With a background as an in-house instructional designer and facilitator, Nick delivers engaging leadership development programs across the management spectrum. He’s also a qualified executive coach.
General Manager, People & Culture, DEXUS Property Group
Dan Cook is General Manager, People & Culture at DEXUS Property Group. DEXUS provides great workplaces for office, industrial and retail organisations. Dan has worked in global HR and OD consulting roles with PwC, IBM and Deloitte, and internally in senior HR, OD and Talent roles with Qantas, Macquarie Bank and Allens.
General Manager Australia & New Zealand, Lyric Human Capital
Wayne is a commercial and outcome focused Strategic Planning, Organisation, HR and Leadership Development practitioner. He has global experience across FMCG, retail, energy, resources, telecommunications, health, infrastructure, finance, Public Service and manufacturing sectors. Wayne has partnered with CEOs and executives on both strategic and operational projects. His key skill is to help understand the fundamental “why” issue in any Organisational, Divisional, Team or individual situation, before getting on to the “what” and the “how”.
Prior to joining Lyric Human Capital in 2015, Wayne held senior Human Resources and Organisational Development positions through a 30-year career in large organisations and some medium sized highly entrepreneurial businesses. His most recent roles include Chief HR Officer at Vita Group, Australia's most exciting communications, computing, and electronics provider with over 200 points of presence. Wayne is Australian and is based in Brisbane.
Executive General Manager, Portfolio Management & People Strategy, SunCorp Group
David Taylor is the Executive General Manager, Portfolio Management & People Strategy for the SunCorp Group. He has been in this role since 2011 and is accountable for the development of the Group’s People Strategy, HR Communications and Change, People Analytics, the HR Project Portfolio and sponsoring continuous improvement initiatives.
Before being appointed to his current role, David was the Program Director for SunCorp’s One Team Program. This Program rationalised legacy employment conditions introducing a single Enterprise Agreement and a standard set of terms and conditions, employment practices and systems across the Group.
David has previously held other senior human resources roles at SunCorp, KPMG and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He has broad experience in employee relations, renumeration, large scale change management, strategy development, mergers & acquisitions, and systems implementation. In addition to his human resources experience, he has also been employed in senior business strategy and project roles and commenced his career as a psychologist working in public and private sectors.
David has an honours degree in psychology from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Business (Employment Relations) from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Associate Dean (Digital & Innovation), UNSW Australia Business School
Nick Wailes is Associate Dean (Digital and Innovation) at UNSW Business School. His role is to the lead the digital transformation of the business school.
Nick's research has focused on technology and organisational change. He has also conducted research in international and comparative human resource management and strategic management.
Nick's research findings have been published in a number of leading international journals including the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Journal of Organisational Change Management and the British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Prior to Nick’s appointment as Associate Dean (Digital & Innovation) he was Director of the MBT and AGSM Online; he also has extensive experience gained while Director of the MBA program at the University of Sydney.
Chief Human Resources Officer, AIA Australia
Julie has 20 years’ human resource experience across multinational, Asia Pacific and Australian companies. Her roles have spanned professional services, retail and healthcare sectors with HR business partnering, leadership, change and development her key focus areas.
After experience in Asia, she moved back into a local role to lead the HR function in a growing business.
Senior HR Director, Australia & New Zealand, PepsiCo
Shiona Watson is Head of Human Resources for PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand. Shiona joined PepsiCo in 2011 initially as the HR Director for Australia. Prior to PepsiCo, Shiona spent seven years with the Foster’s Group where her last role was as the General Manager HR – Commercial. Shiona has also worked in Australia and overseas in the aviation, construction and agricultural industries. She has a Master of Commerce (Hons) from Melbourne University.
Executive Director, Human Resources, Telstra
Tony is currently Executive Director, Human Resources at Telstra where he leads HR for all of Telstra’s operational activities both domestically and internationally. He also has organisational responsibility for their strategic workforce planning activities.
As a Senior Human Resources Executive Tony has extensive International experience across Manufacturing, Retail, Transport and Logistics, Gaming, Hospitality and Service industries, and more recently, Telecommunications.
Prior to joining Telstra in July 2012 Tony was instrumental in the turnaround of the iconic global gaming business, Aristocrat Leisure Limited, where he was the Chief Human Resources Officer from May 2009 to June 2012.
Between 1997 to 2008, Tony held senior Human Resources Executive roles within Wesfarmers Limited – one of Australia’s largest and most diversified conglomerates, Foster’s Group Limited and Mayne Nickless Limited. During this period, Tony established himself as a commercially focussed, results driven, strategic, HR generalist with a successful track record of driving large scale organisational change.
Having lived and worked in the United States and worked extensively across Europe and the Asia Pacific region in a variety of roles Tony is a well credentialed international Human Resources Executive.
Tony, a native of Melbourne Australia, holds a Bachelor of Business Degree in Personnel and Industrial Relations from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
February 16, 2016
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Registration
-Nick Avery, Managing Director, Lyric Human Capital & Senior Fellow, ICEDR
-Eva Freedman, Sr. Client Relationship Manager & Adjunct Faculty, AGSM
9:45-10:15 HR Innovation and the Future of Work
10:15-11:00 HR in the Digital Era: From Enhancement to Transformation
-Nick Wailes, Associate Dean (Digital & Innovation), UNSW Australia Business School
11:20-12:30 Suncorp―Adapting for the Future
- David Taylor, Executive General Manager, Portfolio Management & People Strategy, Suncorp Group
13:30-14:30 User Centered Design for HR (A fast paced workshop introduction to the world of design thinking)
-Wayne Smith, General Manager Australia & New Zealand, Lyric Human Capital
14:40-16:00 Company Panel Discussion
-Dan Cook, General Manager, People & Culture, DEXUS Property Group
-Julie Watkins, Chief Human Resources Officer, AIA Australia
-Shiona Watson, Head of HR for PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand
-Tony Weston, Executive Director HR, Telstra
16:00-16:30 Key Messages & Takeaways
This ICEDR Program will take place on February 16 at AGSM’s CBD Campus at 1 O’Connell Street, Level 6 in Sydney. Registration will begin at 9:00. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:00 to pick up your materials and to enjoy coffee and tea. The program sessions will start promptly at 9:30 and end at 4:15.
AGSM Sydney CBD Campus
1 O’Connell Street, Level 6
Classroom: Theatres 1& 2
Sydney, NSW 2000
ph: +61-2-9931-9444 (for emergencies only)
The program will be held at AGSM Sydney CBD Campus, a state-of-the-art conference facility in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District.
The AGSM Sydney CBD Campus and the Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney are both located on O’Connell Street in downtown Sydney. The Campus and hotel are within a short walk of each other.
Parking - We recommend you park in the secure parking at the Sofitel Wentworth. This car park is located at 61-101 Phillip Street with entry and exit via Bligh Street. Rates are $44 per day and $19 for entry after 5.00 pm. To receive this rate, please stamp your ticket at UNSW CBD Campus reception on level 6.
- Wilson Parking at the Sydney Opera House – 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney (10min walk) offers early bird rates, you will need to arrive between 6:30-10:00am and depart between 3:00-7:30pm for $17 per day, see Wilson Parking Opera House
- Wilson Parking at 264-278 George Street (entry via Bond Street), Sydney (5-10min walk) offers early bird rates, you will need to arrive between 8:00-9:30am and depart between 3:30-7:30pm for $29 per day, see Wilson Parking George Street. They also have a super early bird rate for $24 but you need to arrive between 6:00am – 8:00am.
Public Transport - For those who do not wish to drive we are located 5 minutes’ walk from either Martin Place or Wynyard stations, there are also a choice of bus stations nearby.
Hotel reservations must be made by the participants. Taxis from the airport (30-45-minute drive), are ~A$40-50. For participants who need to stay overnight, we suggest the Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney.
The Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District. (27 O'Connell St, Sydney, NSW 2000, ph: +61 2 8214 0000, reservations e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The hotel offers internet access, a swimming pool, spa, and complete health club facilities. Rate ~A$250
The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel (61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, phone: +61-2/92300700, e-mail: H3665@accor.com) is also close to the AGSM CBD Campus. Rate ~A$250
Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended for the entire program.
This is the participant list for ICEDR's Sydney program on February 16.
HR Innovation and the Future of Work
HR hasn’t traditionally been called on to innovate. So how will we develop innovation capability to deliver what’s needed in the future of work?
HR in the Digital Era: From Enhancement to Transformation
Nick Wailes from AGSM presented on HR's role in the Digital Era: From Enhancement to Transformation
User Centered Design for HR (A fast paced workshop introduction to the world of design thinking)
Nick Avery and Wayne Smith presented on User Centered Design for HR (A fast paced workshop introduction to the world of design thinking)
Suncorp―Adapting for the Future
David Taylor presented on how SunCorp adapted for the future