Official Welcome, Anne Maree Kliman, President VPA
Opening Plenary Lee Watanabe-Crockett
Strengths Based Leadership Elise Morris
Leadership lessons in mapping your team’s strengths, understanding of how to better allocate tasks, the ability to spot where people are underplaying or overplaying their strengths and how to give this feedback and the skills to navigate strength collisions.
Managing Workplace Mental Health Wayne Schwass
Leadership in the Face of Adversity Sharon Bown
Delving into her own lived experience of survival, Sharon translates the contemporary research surrounding resilience, mindset, and post-traumatic growth, to explore the strategies that transform trauma into personal and professional growth
Afternoon Tea and Day Close
First Timers Welcome drinks
Pre Dinner Drinks
Conference Dinner and Study Awards
Friday 16 August
What does your school culture need from you as a creative and courageous leader? Fiona Robertson
Your employee culture will give you anything you want, as long as you give it what it needs first.
APPA Updates and Business Partners
Sponsor Prize Presentations
BullShift: Get More Honesty and Straight Talk at Work Malcolm Dix
The inability to talk straight and be open costs us time, energy, money and morale. How much more effective could we be if we were all able to be open with each other and talk straight? This hilarious, interactive session explains some practical things we can do to shift the bull.