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When: 9.00am - 5.00pm, Thursday 26 September 

Where: Adelaide Convention Centre

Register for the Adelaide conference

8.30 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 – 9.15 Welcome and introductions
9.15 – 9.40 Keynote presentation
Marco Spaccavento
Group Manager, Workplace Relations
Australian Public Service Commission
9.40 – 10.00 Developing an APSwide workforce strategy
Helen Bull
Group Manager, APSwide Workforce Strategy Taskforce
Australian Public Service Commission
10.00 – 10.30 Q&A session
10.30 – 10.50 Morning tea
10.50 – 11.20

Navigating the change journey
Adrian Cropley
Founder and President
Cropley Communication

11.20 – 1.20

Choice of interactive workshop:

Workshop 1: Understanding change

Change is personal and resistance is normal. Sometimes change can be misunderstood and mismanaged because we fail to understand our own reactions and those of our staff and/or colleagues. What are some of the common elements of successful change and how can you be an effective part of it?

In this workshop we’ll explore the nature of change through a range of activities designed to get you thinking and talking about change. We’ll also look at why people resist change and strategies to reframe our reactions to change into something more constructive. 

Workshop 2: Supporting change through communication

Our ability to communicate during times of change is critical. Without the right communication, people become uncertain and negative and are unable to see the benefits or even understand the purpose of the change. Communication impacts employees' reactions and it can therefore determine the outcome of any change.

Come to this workshop to learn how to contribute and support change through effective communication techniques. Recognise your own and others’ communication needs at each stage of the change curve. This highly interactive workshop will provide you with a range of tools and techniques to use through each step of the change process. 

1.20 – 2.20 Lunch
2.20 – 2.50 National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise
Commodore Steven Tiffen
Director General Naval Construction Branch, Ships Division
Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Royal Australian Navy
2.50 – 3.20 Australian Space Agency: Challenges and opportunities
Adam Seedsman
Executive Director, Strategy and Policy
Australian Space Agency
3.20 – 3.55 Small group activity
3.55 – 4.00 Closing remarks
4.00 – 5.00 Networking function

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Last reviewed: 
25 September 2019