The Essence of Leadership: Diversity & Inclusion in the Contemporary Workplace



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29/06/2017 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

We all have a role to play in fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace, but what can managers and leaders do to build an inclusive and high performing team that reflects the clients and community it serves?

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and hear from some of Tasmania’s most inspirational leaders working at the forefront of workplace diversity and inclusion.

The inspirational panel will be lead by Diane Carroll FAIM and includes:

Tim Baker –Deputy Secretary (Corporate, Heritage and Lands) at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Robin Banks – Former Anti-Discrimination Commissioner for Tasmania

Susan Ditter – Executive Officer, Working it Out

Dianne Underwood – Human Resource Manager, Wrest Point

Learn from the panel’s insights, with the opportunity to ask anything you’ve ever wanted to in relation to workplace diversity and inclusion during our Q&A session!

– Networking, refreshment and registration from 5:00pm.

-The panel will commence at 5:30pm

We look forward to welcoming you on the night!

Diane Carroll FAIM

Diane has always been passionate about leadership and management and has extensive experience in leading teams, mentoring and couching and has recently commenced a PhD with the Australian Catholic University & Institute of Positive Psychology and Education, with a focus on school leadership.

Diane was the recipient of a Highly Meritorious Award as part of the 2002 WA Department of Education Equity and Diversity Awards and has held a number of board positions including Treasurer for Montagu Community Living, a provider of quality services aimed at providing people with a disability the opportunity to live valued and meaningful lives whilst connecting with their chosen community.
Diane is the Business Manager with Eastside Lutheran College, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Chair of the Regional Advisory Committee.

Tim Baker

Currently the Deputy Secretary – Corporate, Heritage and Lands within the Department of Primary Industries Parks Water and Environment, Tasmania, Tim Baker oversees a diverse range of portfolios including: the Department’s corporate functions, Cultural and Natural heritage and the Land Titles Office.

In total Tim has responsibility for over 500 staff with a combined operating budget of approximately $50 million.

Tim’s work in workplace inclusion and diversity is primarily recognised through his advocacy for DPIPWE’s Gender Equality Action Plan, a plan that focuses on a range of practical solutions and key action areas to improve gender equality within DPIPWE.


Robin Banks

Robin has recently completed over six years as Tasmania’s third Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.
Robin continues to work on social justice and human rights issues and campaigns and now works with Michael Small Consulting Pty Ltd supporting organisations to improve their accessibility and inclusive practices.

Robin has worked for more than 30 years in the area of rights advocacy and been a practising lawyer since 2000 with experience in both the private and public sector.
Throughout her working life, Robin has worked across sectors to promote understanding of and compliance with discrimination law and, through this work, seek to enhance opportunities for all in our community to be active and welcomed participants in civil and democratic society.


Susan Ditter 

With a long career representing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people and other sexuality and gender diverse (LGBTI) people and communities, Susan currently holds the position of Executive Officer at Working It Out.

Working It Out is Tasmania’s gender sexuality and intersex status support and education service. Established in 1998, Working It Out has a focus on building individual resilience, community capacity and a more just society.


Dianne Underwood

As Human Resources Manager at Wrest Point, Dianne is motivated by working with, and building, collaborative and successful teams.

Dianne has a long career in HR spanning across a range of organisations and over the last twelve months at Wrest Point has been responsible for leading cultural change across Federal Group businesses as part of the customer-centric journey, including customer-centric roadmap development, leadership development, organisation design, people insights, and supporting the journey of the customer in the development and execution of HR strategies.


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