• Opening remarks from the chairperson
    Sonia Moura
    Sonia Moura

    Director & Co-Founder
    The Change Makers Group

  • Workshop 1: Burnout – reading the early signs and its prevention

    Burnout is on the rise globally in many workplaces but sometimes it’s hard to read the signs in yourself and your people. In this session we will explore the different phases of stress and the progressive evolution to burnout. We will discuss the difference between being stressed or tired vs. being burnt out, what people would say in the various phases of the burnout cycle, and how to support them.  

    • The evolution of stress to full burnout  
    • Reading the signs in your team members  
    • The language people use in various phases of stress  
    • How to support your team at the various phases  
    • Self-care strategies to prevent burnout including mindfulness techniques to manage overwhelm and stress 
    Melo Calarco
    Melo Calarco

    Mindfulness and High Performance Coach

  • Workshop 2: Adapting wellbeing strategies across diverse work environments

    Learn from the Director of Better Being Greg Stark, as he shares the key elements of a successful wellbeing program, with practical tools and strategies for promoting wellbeing in your workplace, regardless of its unique characteristics.  

    • How an evidence-based approach to wellbeing can be adapted across work environments  
    • The role of technology and AI in wellbeing program design   
    • How to effectively measure success and ROI 
    Greg Stark
    Greg Stark

    Better Being

  • Workshop 3: Building a caring culture – from family forming to caregiver inclusion

    The combination of changing employee expectations, ageing society and COVID-19 have accelerated a shift towards a more human era of work. As organisations redesign employee value propositions, one emerging aspect is that for true inclusivity, a focus on “family forming” must be equally supported by a focus on “caregivers” and wellbeing. In this session, hear how leading organisations are enhancing their caring culture by integrating ageing-caregiver support into their EVP and the significantly under-estimated impact this support has for both employees and employer.  

    • Discuss the difference between caregivers and family forming employee needs 
    • Understand the rapidly growing prevalence and impact of ageing-caregiving within the workplace 
    • Learn insights from organisations in Australia who are early adopters in their support for employees with ageing-caregiver responsibilities 
    • Explore steps that can be taken to build your caring culture 
    Will Burkitt
    Will Burkitt

    Executive Leader, Care & Living

  • Morning tea and refreshment break
  • Workshop 4: Mental health leadership – creating a culture of wellbeing

    How equipped are your leaders to positively contribute to developing and maintaining a mentally healthy workplace? Do they have a grasp on what psychosocial risks are? And how prepared are your employees to support their colleagues and themselves? Kristina will step you through a Mentally Healthy Leadership Checklist – a tool that you can use to self-assess or to share with leaders in your organisation. She will show you how to facilitate a conversation using the checklist and a list of actions individuals and teams can take to develop their ability to lead a mentally healthy workplace.

    • The four mental health skills and behaviours your leaders must have
    • Five key inclusions in a mental health program
    • Creating a psychologically safe workplace
    • Techniques, tool kits and resources needed
    • Mandatory vs voluntary inclusion?
    Kristina Dalgleish
    Kristina Dalgleish

    Health at Work

  • Workshop 5: The missing “well” in wellbeing

    Employee care and wellbeing programs are now at the top of most organisations’ agendas as they seek to build PVPs that really make a difference, but what are the major influences on their mental health that you need to consider? What stresses people under the age of 45 the most and how can you identify the most effectual, affordable programs that will enable your people to improve their confidence and take back control?

    • The importance of being well
    • What your people really worry about
    • How well is your wellbeing program delivering the real change that your people need?
    Jason Dunn
    Jason Dunn

    Director of Partnerships
    Life Sherpa

  • Networking lunch
  • Workshop 6: How to identify burnout within your teams

    There is extensive research on burnout, which is defined by the WHO as exhaustion, efficacy, and cynicism. However, this definition does not consider the mental health response of the individual. The new psychosocial hazards legislation requires leaders to take a preventative approach to mental health, but many leaders are unsure and uncomfortable about identifying burnout in their team members. This workshop will offer strategies to recognise burnout in teams.  

    • An overview of the latest psychosocial hazards legislation  
    • Identifying issues affecting team members through “behaviour-based observation”  
    • How to integrate psychosocial hazard risk management in day-to-day operations 
    Mark Butler
    Mark Butler

    Mental Health Expert

  • Workshop 7: Tapping into joy — choosing joy, amidst the chaos

    The last few years have been challenging for all of us, in this session we will explore the concept of joy and how we, as individuals, can make a conscious choice to incorporate joy into our daily lives, despite the challenges.  In this session, participants will discover:

    • The mental health spectrum and how they can use this as a tool to guide their own wellbeing
    • Increase their understanding about the role of emotions and the mind, body, spirit connection
    • Consider various concepts and theories from positive psychology, flow state, mindfulness meditation and more
    • Take part in various activities to help them discover their own innate joy
    Jacqui Jones
    Jacqui Jones

    Greatfulness Wellbeing Program

  • Workshop 8: The pursuit of happiness at work

    The past two years have upended the world of work. From flexible schedules to enhanced work-life balance, employees are emerging from the pandemic with new demands. In this session, we’ll share what job seekers are searching for and how they define “work happiness” (spoiler alert: It’s not just about remote work and perks!). Lauren Anderson will lead a forward-thinking discussion about how to learn from new workforce expectations and share practical tips on how to authentically communicate your culture to attract today’s candidates in search of better, happier work.  

    • The definition of “workplace happiness” as perceived by job seekers  
    • The mismatch of expectations between job seekers and employers  
    • The key areas that demand your attention for fostering workplace happiness in 2023  
    Lauren Anderson
    Lauren Anderson

    Talent Strategy Advisor
    Indeed Australia

  • Afternoon refreshment and tea break
  • Prize draw announcements
  • End of workshops