The Corporate Health and Wellbeing Summit is the essential one-day conference that gives you the tools to boost the health and wellbeing of your people, and the bottom line of your company. Hear cutting-edge, highly beneficial and easily-transferable content relevant to HR and leadership teams. If you are dedicated to creating a thriving organisation, this is an event not to be missed.
Employees with mental health issues often feel they need to hide, to put on a mask every day. How can we, as business leaders, get better at supporting colleagues living and working with a mental health condition. With one in five working Australians experiencing a mental health condition every year it’s not like this is a fringe issue. In this presentation, CEO of Beyond Blue, Georgie Harman, discusses how we, as leaders, can lead, inspire and walk the talk on a supportive, mentally fit workplace.
- Focusing on improving leadership and communication in your organisation
- Treating psychological safety in the workplace as equal to physical safety in the workplace
- Tips to provide a safe, enjoyable place to work, where it’s okay to bring your whole self to work
- Recognising the positive power of work: how staying engaged and included at work can create a true sense of purpose
- Remaining connected with those around you at work and avoiding isolation
Any organisation serious about high performance must ensure its people are willing and able to contribute ideas, challenge the status quo, and try new things without fear of failure. We ask our people to show up and deliver the best version of themselves – but, too often, organisations don’t create a culture that makes that possible. So where do we go wrong and what do we do about it?
In this engaging and practical presentation, Simon will explore:
- How our human need for connection underpins our emotional and mental wellbeing in the workplace
- Why traditional workplace cultures are driving poor engagement
- Simple and powerful ways in which leaders can create permission for people to play
10:45 – MORNING COFFEE
The world is changing at a rapid rate, which presents unprecedented opportunity for organisations and individuals to thrive… AND also unprecedented levels of stress and burnout in the workplace. It begs the question – how can we ensure our people are set up to thrive with the constant onslaught of change… and not just survive it?
The stress of change is not going anywhere, in fact it will intensify as the future becomes even more uncertain, however we can improve our reaction to it. This is when change becomes growth.
In this dynamic talk, you will discover how to future proof your people and yourself through:
- Breakthrough research and scientifically proven tools you can implement immediately
- Assessment criteria to identify where your people sit on five “stress mindset” levels, from surviving to thriving, that includes implications for health, wellbeing and performance
- A usable empowerment framework that highlights the three essential ingredients that separate those who thrive, from those who don’t
- The critical questions all organisations should be asking to boost resilience in their workforce
Having a comprehensive and tailored wellness strategy is great. But it only solves half the problem. Many organisations fail to consider and build their capability inhouse to drive their strategy. Often employee wellness is tacked on to the health and safety or human resource officer’s job description, who typically don’t receive the necessary training or resources. They are left feeling their way in the dark with little guidance. Or organisations simply rely on external providers to keep their wellness strategy running which simply does not work.
You need skilled and capable inhouse personnel – from senior leaders to frontline employees – to action your strategy and be accountable. This is critical for ensuring your strategy delivers its intended results, and for building a culture in which employee wellness ultimately becomes “business as usual”.
This session will discuss how to build internal capability for an effective and sustainable wellness strategy. It will feature leading case studies from major Australian organisations showcasing how they have invested in, and leveraged, their leaders, dedicated wellness personnel and site-based champions as change agents within the business.
12:45 – LUNCH BREAK
Dr Troye Wallett is a General Practitioner, a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Adelaide University and co-founder and Clinical Director of the 2017 Telstra Business of the Year, GenWise. Working in the intersection of health, technology, innovation and customer-service, Troye is driven by purpose and believes that ethics-based businesses are stronger and more sustainable. Being an active partner in your employees’ mental health isn’t just an ethical decision, it’s essential to business.
With 12 years of experience as a GP and 5 years as a start-up founder, Dr Troye talks with candour about his own self-care strategies as well as the advice he gives his patients and employees. He asserts that maximising happiness is the best way to prevent depression.
Hear his inspirational address, which will show you:
- the impact of happy employees on your culture and bottom line
- how a person’s world view dictates their reality
- how to cultivate a positive environment in your workplace
- tips and action points to increase your happiness and those around you
- highly useful and relevant actionable take ways, for both your personal and business life, and for individuals, teams and company wide
Dr Norman Swan is a multi-award winning producer, broadcaster and investigative journalist. His career has been highlighted by his desire to keep the Australian public informed of health developments as they happen, combining his expertise as a physician with media and journalism skills. Hear invaluable and unbiased advice from Dr Swan, with simple, evidence-based ways to stay fit and healthy in today’s increasingly competitive corporate world.
- The key trends in physical and mental health issues facing employees today
- Practical, easily-implementable initiatives for combatting common workplace health issues
- Essential workplace health checks and finding the right provider
- Inspiring and engaging your employees to take personal responsibility for their overall health – self monitoring and testing options, and reward and recognition programs
- Building a healthy workspace to foster your healthy workforce – the factors to consider
15:15 – AFTERNOON TEA
Microsoft Australia’s HR Director Ingrid Jenkins is part of an organisation with an iconic history of actively reinventing itself to remain competitive.
In this presentation, Ingrid will share why she believes organisational cultures grounded in employee wellness are the key to success in this new era where the only constant is change, and true competitiveness comes from innovation and reinvention.
16:15 – SPONSOR PRIZE DRAWS
With 24-hour connectivity, never has the line between work and life been so blurred. It’s vital that we all take time to work out how we can achieve that elusive work/life balance for ourselves and our teams in this always-on world. Dr Libby will share with you easy-to-implement tips to help on your own wellbeing journey, and practical advice that you can share with your colleagues, teams and leaders, including:
- The impact of always being switched on, for productivity, staff morale and wellbeing
- How to create a culture and policies that respect an individual’s down time, while still meeting the needs of the company
- The importance of sleep hygiene, rest breaks and down time
- How to avoid career burnout and overwhelm
- How to encourage and improve the healthy eating habits and physical activity levels of the workforce