The HRD Wellbeing Summit is bringing together senior HR leaders from some of the country’s top organisations to share in-depth knowledge, develop new strategies, and take the next steps in building healthier, happier workforces.

Join us for a day dedicated to essential topics like fostering mental and physical wellness, managing stress, avoiding burnout, and creating successful health and wellness implementation programs.

Now’s the time to take a step back and see how you can build a better, more supportive work environment that keeps your employees thriving. Register today and be part of this essential discussion on wellbeing in the workplace.


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    Explore wellbeing strategies that can make a difference in your organisation and improve your workforce engagement

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    Take a deep dive into risk factors and start utilising psychological tools to improve mental wellbeing, boost productivity, and create a better workforce culture

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    Find out how you can integrate wellness into the workplace and maximise the uptake of benefits and services


  • Registration opens
  • Opening remarks from the Chairperson
  • Welcome remarks from the Event Partner
  • PANEL: Leveraging wellbeing programs as a retention strategy

    Changing employee expectations in the face of increasing levels of burnout mean employees want to work for companies that are truly supportive, and a comprehensive wellbeing program is proving to be a strong retention strategy in this competitive market. At this session, hear how Australia’s top companies have developed innovative and inclusive wellbeing strategies to support and retain their employees.   

    • Designing flexible hybrid work policies that prioritise wellbeing to create a positive work environment 
    • Examples of cost-effective wellbeing initiatives throughout the employee life cycle  
    • Building a culture of belonging and connectedness to combat disengagement 
    • Developing wellbeing initiatives that cater to a multigenerational workforce 
    Emma Mani
    Emma Mani

    Head of People APAC

    Annaliese van Riet
    Annaliese van Riet

    General Manager Experience & Culture
    Lendi Group

    Mary Hogg
    Mary Hogg

    Regional Human Resources Director

  • CASE STUDY: How to improve psychological safety at work

    Creating a psychologically safe environment contributes to increased employee engagement, wellbeing, and inclusivity, enabling employees to thrive at work, but what does a psychologically safe workplace look like today and how can managers improve psychological safety? Hear how Foxtel Group is cultivating a psychologically safe and inclusive workplace.   

    • Understanding what a psychologically-safe environment looks like in a high-performing, lean organisation   
    • Defining the responsibilities of the individual and organisation to build a psychologically safe workplace  
    • Strategies to enhance psychological safety through managers and leaders 
    Tanya Howard
    Tanya Howard

    Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing
    Foxtel Group

  • Morning tea and refreshments break
  • Event Partner session

    Session details to be announced shortly

  • LEGAL UPDATE: Amendments to workplace health and safety across Australia 

    Jurisdictions across Australia are implementing amendments to the national model of WHS regulations, in response to changing work environments and to minimise risks and injuries at work. This session will examine the latest legal requirements in each state to gain a better understanding of how to remain compliant. 

    • Understanding the Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2022 and its changes to the WHS Act of 2011 
    • What are the recent developments of the legal framework with respect to managing the risk of exposure to psychosocial hazards?  
    • How will the latest regulations interact with other workplace issues that are likely to impact psychological health?
  • Networking lunch
  • PANEL: Managing psychosocial hazards in the workplace

    With new regulations in effect, it is critical for organisations to address and manage psychosocial hazards at work to remain compliant, however it can be challenging to mitigate psychosocial hazards effectively. In this session, Australia’s top companies will discuss the steps they are taking to minimise psychosocial risks on an individual and organisational-level.  

    • Understanding the responsibility of the individual vs. the organisation to mitigate risks  
    • Upskilling managers and leaders to identify risk behaviours  
    • Examples of implementing organisational change to reduce psychosocial hazards that lead to burnout, stress, and overwhelm
    Robert Stone
    Robert Stone

    Chief People Officer, Australia/NZ
    Wunderman Thompson

    Mason Gismondi
    Mason Gismondi

    Psychological Health and Safety Lead
    Bupa Asia Pacific

    Vanessa Hicks
    Vanessa Hicks

    Group Executive People Experience
    TPG Telecom

  • Adopting a proactive approach to workplace mental health

    There is more to supporting your employee’s wellbeing than fitness classes and awareness days. To support the health of your workplace, organisations need to think beyond hazard and risk management, to proactively design work to be healthy and safe. This session will discuss:

    • Healthy Work, an evolution in work, health and safety, from a traditional to an integrated approach
    • How organisations can manage, support and promote mental health at work through good work design
    • Six steps to a mentally healthy workplace, with resources that can help you assess the current wellbeing of your workplace and recommend actions
    Jim Kelly
    Jim Kelly

    Director Health and Safe Design
    SafeWork NSW

  • Afternoon tea and refreshments break
  • Prioritising wellbeing in leadership development strategies

    Leaders with empathy, resilience and a transparent approach are key to creating a culture of care and wellness at work. Organisations are integrating soft skills into leadership capabilities to support holistic wellbeing strategies. How are organisations developing their managers to adopt a human-centred leadership approach?  

    • Understanding the difference between business-centred and human-centred leadership 
    • Defining the role and purpose of wellbeing employees 
    • Examples of resilience and mental health training activities to build a culture of wellness   
    Claudia Barriga-Larriviere
    Claudia Barriga-Larriviere

    Senior Director, People & Culture

  • PANEL: Successfully integrating wellbeing into your company

    Organisations have heavily invested in providing a variety of wellbeing resources for their employees; however, many report low employee engagement and use of wellbeing programs. How can companies encourage uptake and make the most of their investment? This session will look at some of the common obstacles and identify techniques for fully integrating wellbeing into your workplace.

    • Starting at the top – encouraging managers to adopt new behaviours so they can lead by example  
    • Helping employees develop a personalised wellbeing plan with the services that will benefit them the most  
    • Providing employees with extra time to integrate new wellness offerings into their routines
    Julie Gratton
    Julie Gratton

    Safety, Health, Environment & Wellbeing Director, Australia & New Zealand / Aotearoa

    Cat Craven
    Cat Craven

    Director, People Business Partner + AP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead

  • Event concludes

Event Partner

  • myzone


  • Complete Corporate Wellness
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  • HRD Australia

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