Masterclass – The Future of Work: Leading in Disruptive Times – Sydney



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28/07/2017 - 8:45 am to 5:00 pm

The way we work is rapidly changing. Automation and digital technologies are automating human jobs and tasks at an alarming rate, which means that the types of skills that organisations are looking for in their people have drastically altered. We must understand this shift and learn how to master these desired skills in order to prepare businesses, leaders and teams for success in the future.

Join us at IML Masterclass: The Future of Work to hear industry experts discuss the essential tools for today and tomorrow’s leaders.The day will feature a range of speaker sessions and panel discussions for a practical and engaging event.

Topics include:

Leading millennials to do great work, presented by Aaron Crowther, Managing Director, Magnum and Co

Making space for leadership, presented by Mark Bray FIML, Global Head of Knowledge and Sustainability and Dr Agustin Chevez, Architect, Senior Researcher, HASSELL

Artificial intelligence in the workplace of tomorrow, presented by Shashank Pawar MIML, Principal Data Solutions Specialist, Microsoft

Accelerating pace of globalisation – are you ready for the change? Presented by Kerry Cunningham FIML, Director International Partnerships, Blackmores

Leading change, presented by Meg Salter, Managing Director, Auridian

Engaging the work force – working towards high performing teams, presented by Phil Crenigan FIML, Managing Director, Executive Turning Point

Honing Australia’s competitive edge: how we can make a difference as Managers and Leaders, presented by Jasmin Craufurd-Hill AFIML, Director of Mind Blank, the Institute for Regional Security and WiN Australia

This event will give you practical tips about motivating the leaders of the future or better yet, be inspired yourself!

The day will finish with an insightful panel discussion about ‘The Future of Work – changing with the times’, followed by drinks.

To see the full program please click here.

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Mark Bray, Global Head of Knowledge and Sustainability, HASSELL

Originally from the UK, Marks passion is to inspire people to be better than they believe they can be. Through a different leadership approach, questioning today’s methods by providing alternative possibilities and solutions, Mark strives does. As a business leader, working and living in Australia for the past 12 years, Mark’s infectious enthusiasm, leadership style and dedication to questioning traditional thinking sets him apart. Committed to people and their advancement, Mark is a mentor and coach passionate in developing the next generation to bring positive change and results of the highest order to everything he of game changers.

Dr. Agustin Chevez, Architect, Senior Researcher HASSELL and Adjunct Research Fellow CDI – Swinburne University

Agustin originally practiced as an architect in Mexico and moved to Australia in 2002, where he undertook postgraduate studies in project management and completed a PhD in workplace architecture. His reputation as a workplace strategist and researcher has been developed across a significant body of national and international research. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Design Innovation (CDI) at Swinburne University of Technology. His research around workplace design has won awards and led to keynote speaking appearances at international conferences.

Aaron Crowther: Managing Director, Magnum & Co

With near two decades experience working in the media, with clients, and running award winning marketing agencies across APAC, Aaron has deep knowledge of communication – how to reach, inspire, engage and measure connections. He has worked with brands as diverse as Amazon Web Services, Heineken, Cancer Institute of NSW, & Western Sydney University. Aaron has also worked on global campaigns, leading work for the United Nations to build its web platform for its Sustainable Development Goals – Global Daily. As Managing Director of Magnum & Co, he is responsible for the quality of outcomes for clients – Red Bull; Harman; Weight Watchers; Under Armour; VOSS and 3M, while maintaining a focus on the ongoing development of the agency and its people. Passionate about advancing the recognition of professional communicators and marketers as business leaders, Aaron has Lectured on Critical Thinking and is the author of noted Blog:

Brian Dorricott AFIML, Founder/Director, Meteorical

Brian is a pitch expert and an International founder and entrepreneur, that has recognised potential opportunities, founded and led teams to exploit them while growing the individuals within each team giving double-digit returns. Being an Electronic Engineer, Brian seeks inspiration globally, having founded, grown and sold two businesses and helped many CEOs and Entrepreneurs and now provides advice on improving pitches for gaining funding.




Kerry Cunningham, Director International Partnerships, Blackmores

Kerry has had an extensive successful career at Blackmores in senior leadership positions over the last 6 years. Additionally she has held Board positions and Chaired Board Committees. As part of the Blackmores Group Senior Leadership Team she has contributed to the strong results of the company. Her leadership roles in Sales & Marketing have delivered the brand to achieve and maintain number 1 market position in the Australian market.

Kerry has a proven track record in customer and consumer centric strategies and has delivered outstanding results for the brand. Kerry has led the business through change agendas resulting in a strong corporate culture, reduced staff turnover and increased staff engagement. A particular strength in people leadership and talent development has seen Kerry lead the Staff Liaison Committee, participation in AON Hewitt and a member of the People & Remuneration Committee for Blackmores. Recently Kerry was appointed as Director International Partnerships to drive the international partnerships strategy.

Meg Salter, Managing Director, Auridian

Meg Salter is one of Australia’s most energetic and influential business speakers and trainers. As the owner of Auridian Training & Consulting and with over 25 years’ experience in sales and service industries in Australia and the UK, Meg is dedicated to bridging the gap between what businesses are doing and what clients expect. With her no excuses approach to behavioural change and a common sense attitude towards skill development, Meg’s entertaining presentations and workshop will encourage even the most jaded to become outstanding businesspeople and leaders.

Phil Crenigan, Principal and Managing Director of Executive Turning Point 

A company he founded to focus on his passion for people and high performance.  Phil is a leading Executive Coach who works with a broad corporate and private client base, coaching CEO’s, Senior Executives and their teams in leadership, high performance, and critical career transitions. Phil describes the ability to help talented individuals and teams to be the best they can be as the most rewarding work of his career.

Underpinning Phil’s passion for making a difference with people is a distinguished international career with Unilever, Guinness Brewing Worldwide, Diageo PLC and Fosters Group. Phil has lived and worked in many parts of the world including long-term assignments in Australia, Spain, Ireland, UK, and Malaysia, and has concluded assignments in  Africa, United States and  the Caribbean. Phil has undertaken thousands of hours of coaching with many culturally diverse high performance teams.

Shashank Pawar, Data Innovator, Microsoft Australia

Shashank  is a thought leader helping his clients to transform their businesses with data using big data, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions. He is also active on these topics in the community through participation in local industry events, professional user groups, and the online community.





Jasmin Craufurd-Hill AFIML, Director of Mind Blank, the Institute for Regional Security and WiN Australia

Jasmin Craufurd-Hill is a management lecturer and consultant who has held both senior and project management roles within the government, not-for-profit and emergency services sectors. She has previously served as an Executive and Board Member of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Global and currently serves as a Director of Mind Blank, the Institute for Regional Security and WiN Australia. Ms Craufurd-Hill is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and the recipient of an ATSE Early Career Symposium Fellowship. Her current area of academic interest surrounds the development of expertise in fields that underpin nationally significant capabilities and national security.





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