You’re invited: Building Workforce Resilience

You’re invited: Building Workforce Resilience

As an Industry we know resilient employees are better equipped to cope with stress and adversity in times of disaster or business disruption.

A resilient workforce can play a role in identifying opportunities for growth and innovation even when faced with difficult circumstances. They are more likely to take initiative, collaborate and solve problems.

Hear from the experts at this online event as we explore innovative practices and share real-world stories of workforce resilience in action.

Walk away with insights and practices you can implement today to build a culture of workforce resilience in your organisation.

Meet The Speakers

Cheryl Schmidt, CEO, CSIA

CSIA CEO Cheryl Schmidt brings strong expertise in policy reform, service design and delivery, and purpose driven business and commercial endeavours. She has worked nationally in executive and non-executive roles and held senior positions with the Australian Red Cross, Relationships Australia, the Northern Territory Department of the Attorney-General and Justice and Children and Families, and most recently as Chief Executive Officer of the Foster and Kinship Carers Association Northern Territory.

Cheryl has built strong relationships based on trust, respect and integrity. She has worked on reforms to extend care supports from 18 to 21 years, to address the superannuation disadvantage of carers, and to review the Dental Benefits Act, and has coordinated multiple Royal Commission responses. She holds a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Social Science and a Diploma of Professional Counselling and is known as a collaborator and a strategic thinker with trusted business acumen.

Cheryl has a deep understanding of the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and has over many years demonstrated her commitment to improving social and economic outcomes for Australia’s Indigenous peoples. She considers this one critical aspect of her career devoted to representing and working for the most vulnerable members of society.

Cheryl is looking forward to bringing her energy and knowledge to CSIA and to the community services industry and to delivering on our commitment to do good better – strengthening capability, transcending silos, better using evidence and expertise, and designing and delivering policy and service solutions.

Dr Vicki Webster, Organisational Psychologist and Leadership Specialist, Incisive Leaders 

Dr Vicki Webster is an organisational psychologist and leadership specialist, with over twenty years’ consulting experience, working with individuals, teams, and organisations across a range of industries.

Vicki’s areas of expertise include personal resilience, wellbeing and career resilience. She delivers interactive, informative presentations that communicate clear and unambiguous messages that challenge the status quo, providing practical strategies to enhance effectiveness through embracing new mindsets and actions. Results of Vicki’s research and organisational programs have been published in a range of forums:

Assisting organisations to deal effectively with toxic leadership in the workplace, InPsych; Fight, Flight or Freeze: Common Responses for Follower Coping with Toxic Leadership, Stress and Health; and co-author of Destructive Leadership in the Workplace & its Consequences and How to Get Ahead without Murdering Your Boss. Six simple steps to actively manage your career.

Tanya Stevenson, CEO, Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre

Tanya Stevenson – Currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre (HBNC), Tanya Stevenson has over 13 years of management experience in the NFP sector. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in Education. Tanya was named Young Business Person of the year in 2012 on the Fraser Coast and Young Alumni of the year for USQ in 2013.

Tanya has led the strategic expansion of the HBNC to include the implementation of the Fraser Coast Community Social Plan and the development of the Neighbourhood Hive and Urangan Wellness Centre as well as their first social enterprise The Wandering Teapot.

Tanya is a long-term community member of the Fraser Coast and has worked in the community sector for over 20 years. Tanya is committed to partnerships across the region and improving social outcomes for everyone through social innovation and development.

Rebecca Woods, Executive Officer, Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre

Rebecca Woods – The Whitsundays has experienced back-to-back consecutive natural disasters for the past eight years and the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre (WNC) has maintained a strong whole of community focus through delivering innovative targeted support to the most vulnerable cohorts in their community. The centre acts as a pioneer, mentoring other community and neighbourhood centres in their electorate in disaster preparedness, planning and recovery. Their recovery projects have been featured across peak body publications government digital platforms and disaster networks continuing to achieve success in this field.

At the helm of the WNC, Rebecca Woods, executive officer, is using her experience and applied knowledge paving the way forward in business continuity and disaster preparation, particularly in the community services sector. Rebecca has participated in several disaster recovery strategy and resilience maturity projects further solidifying her expertise in the sector.

Drawing on systems theory and using a person-centred approach, Rebecca will share her key strategies to building workforce resilience.

Event details

Location:    Online 
Date:          Thursday 8 June 2023
Time:          10:00am to 11:30am (AEST) 
Tickets:       Free
We look forward to seeing you there!
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