THIS UPCOMING PEOPLE TALKING EVENT WILL BE DELIVERED VIRTUALLY, VIA ZOOM
DATE: Wednesday 19th August 2020
TIME: 8.00am – 9.30am AEST
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Why This Event?
In this new and emerging environment, harnessing the collective intelligence and power of teams is vitally important. In immersing ourselves in the content (the ‘what’ ) as we strive to attain the best outcomes and solutions, we often underrate the importance of the ‘how’…. i.e. how we are having those conversations in a way which fully engages everyone’s voice and releases the resources in our teams, enabling transformative thinking and action.
What we’ll cover
Business leaders Kieran White CEO PeopleTalking, Louise Dudley, CEO Queensland Urban Utilities; René Dedoncker, MD Fonterra Australia will feature in a panel discussion. They will explore their experience of helping transform their organisations by integrating psychological safety and structural dynamics into their leadership practice.
In particular, our panel will discuss:
- How creating an environment where ideas, questions and concerns can be voiced openly and constructively helps release resources in organisations at critical times
- The importance of focusing on how conversations are being had in building the effectiveness of teams, and translating this into tangible business results
- How the power of human connection, can boost the energy of people and communities working together, with a considerable health and wellbeing benefit
The opportunity for Q & A’s will be offered during the session.
Interviewer: Mark Grant – Senior Consultant & Executive Coaching Manager Melbourne Business School
René Dedoncker – MD Fonterra Australia
Since joining Fonterra Co-operative in 2006 René has taken on global leadership roles managing businesses and customers in over 50 countries, and before taking the reins at Fonterra Australia, René led the strategic agenda for Fonterra’s Global Brands, Research & Development, and Food Safety & Quality. His passion for innovation in products and technology coupled with his strategic business insights drove Fonterra’s global foodservice business to double-digit growth. He is particularly passionate about driving positive change and empowering leaders to grow.
Kieran White – CEO PeopleTalking
Human connection is at the heart of Kieran’s work. Since introducing Structural Dynamics to Asia/Pacific in 2014, he has led the growth of this approach in the region, and through its unique role in building psychological safety, has supported transformation in a series of organisations, most notably in Australia.
His passion is in supporting leaders to unlock the resources within teams and communities, enabling total organisational systems to change more purposefully over time.
Louise Dudley – CEO Queensland Urban Utilities
Louise played a key role in the creation of QUU, and has been CEO for the past eight years, during which time she has led the organisation through considerable change. She has worked in the water industry since 2012, and earlier in her career contributed to the successful transition of five local authority water business into a single entity. Her particular passion is in the work that supports QUU’s customers and communities in enhancing liveability and enriching the quality of life.