Agenda

08:30

09:00

09:10

  • Overcome traditional challenges for women in the mining and resources “boys club” 
  • Establish an effective career network and support system 
  • Set a role model for future women in the industry: “You can’t be what you can’t see”

09:50

  • Engage high-calibre male and female industry mentors 
  • Provide leading role models in mining and resources for aspiring women to emulate 
  • Attract and retain more women in mining and resources  

10:30

11:00

  • Address barriers to gender equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics 
  • Promote continuous national improvement of engineering education for women 
  • Ensure women have equal access to informal professional networks within the mining and resources industry 

11:40

  • Forge new career paths for women in mining and resources  
  • Navigate organisational politics and conventions within the industry 
  • Take the road less travelled towards a career in STEM 

12:20

  • Impacts of the changing nature of work 
  • Engaging leaders and building organisational competency 
  • A framework for mentally healthy workplaces 

01:00

02:00

  • Overcome gender-based stereotypes and assumptions about effective leadership and performance 
  • Empower women to demonstrate effective ambition, confidence and assertion in the mining and resources workplace 
  • Reward competence not confidence 

02:40

  • Ensure equal opportunities in mining & resources workplaces 
  • Build strategies to maintain diversity and mentor employees into leadership roles 
  • Acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and engagement 

03:20

03:50

  • Bridge the global cultural spectrum of gender constraints 
  • Hear about unique cultural perspectives of the glass ceiling 
  • Gain a unique understanding of visible and invisible obstacles to diversity and inclusion 

04:20

  • Learn about the inaugural Science in the Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot of Athena SWAN 
  • Enhance gender equity and promote fair and equitable treatment regardless of gender 
  • Develop research careers in a university 

04:40

09:00

09:10

  • Hear about the journey of a woman in mining’s path to leadership  
  • Explore challenges faced by women in the industry  
  • Prepare for the journey through ranks in mining and resources career path 

09:50

  • Ensure women receive equal opportunities in mining & resources workplaces 
  • Build strategies to mentor employees into leadership roles 
  • Acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of women scientists and leaders in the industry 

10:30

11:00

  • Ensure that challenges are discussed and knowledge and understanding is built across the organisation 
  • Create organisational culture around supporting people to achieve their potential  
  • Break down stereotypes, role biases and social stigma’s associated with woman vs male roles in the workplace 

11:40

  • Provide flexible access to varied roles within the industry for men and women alike 
  • Debunking the stop-start career myth 
  • Develop a more diverse and flexible workforce 

12:20

01:20

Roundtable 1: Mentoring young professionals: empowering women in a male-dominated industry 
Shelley Robertson, Executive General Manager Energy, Mineral Resources Limited 

Roundtable 2: Developing and maintaining a diverse workforce  
Gningala YarranMark, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coordinator, UGL Pty Limited 

Roundtable 3: Retention and development of STEM women to stop leadership pipeline leakage in mining and the Charter for Change (C4C) 
Alexandra Atkins, Managing Director & Principal Engineer, Alex Atkins & Associates Pty Ltd.

02:40

03:10

  • Pave the way for women in leadership positions across the sector 
  • Provide new and expanded opportunities for women in the industry 
  • Develop new skills in line with industry transformation 

03:50

  • Understanding the impact of the ‘future of work’ on roles and work in the mining industry 
  • How the future of work can be used to deliver a more diverse workforce 
  • Practical ideas for building and retaining talent 

04:30

04:40

High Performance Leadership 

 
Leaders today require a new array of capabilities to be truly successful.  With leadership and the workplace changing dramatically and organisations placing increased demands on their leaders, it is essential that today’s leaders evolve to a whole new level. 
 
Leaders who continually learn and move forward, self-manage effectively, take appropriate risks and capitalize on setbacks, seek out new challenges and inspire and bring out the best in others will be in a much stronger position than their peers. 
 
In this highly interactive one-day workshop, we take a holistic approach to addressing leadership to help future proof and ensure your leadership and career success. The learnings will also help you do the same for others, contributing to their success and the overall success of your organisation. 
 
Key learning objectives: 
  1. Essential self-insight (as a leader) 

    • What is my leadership character? 
    • What are my leadership values? 
    • How do others see me? 
    • What are my leadership character strengths? 
    • Identifying possible character-based barriers to success 

  2. Getting the best outcomes 

    • Setting expectations and objectives 
    • Enabling high performance through others - effective delegation 
    • Creating boundaries or ’terms of trade’ 
    • Behaviours for success 

  3. High performance culture 

    • Building accountability 
    • The gift of feedback 
    • Crucial (courageous) conversations 

Workshop Agenda:

8:45 Registration & refreshments  
 
9:00 Workshop commences – Introduction  
 
9:15 Essential self-insight – Discover your personal leadership character  
 
10:30 Morning break  
 
10:50 Essential self-insight (continued)  
  • Leadership perceptions - discover how you’re perceived  
  • Qualities of great leaders  
  • Personal planning - identify your leadership developmental opportunities  
12:30 Networking lunch 
 
1:30 Five challenges of a leader – practical strategies for success  
 
3:30 Afternoon break  
 
3:50 Courageous conversations for accountability, growth & performance (the how to)  
 
4:40 Personal planning  
 
5:00 End of workshop  
 

Facilitated by: 



Helen Holen, Founding Director, Strategic Career Management 
 
Helen Holan has ten years’ experience delivering executive/leadership coaching, career management coaching and career transition services as well as team development workshops.  Her work in this field sits squarely on a foundation of over 12 years’ consulting, recruitment and commercial experience, including seven years’ experience with PWC and PKF as a Chartered Accountant.     
 
Helen blends high levels of perceptiveness with purposeful, curious questioning and a healthy dose of pragmatism to help clients build awareness and create practical strategies to develop themselves personally and professionally.  Helen delights in helping people find their way, own their career and be at their best and in watching them reap the rewards both personally and professionally.   
 
Helen is a Professional Member of the AHRI, CDAA and APCDA, and a Member of the ICF.   She holds a BSc (Hons) Economics and Accounting and a Certificate IV Coaching.
 
Kendal Drew, Founding Director, Strategic Career Management 
 
Kendal Drew has over 30 years’ experience across a range of industries including the Defence Force, Mining, Education and Not for Profit sectors.  Over the past seven years, Kendal has delivered career counselling, executive, change and transition coaching to individuals and developmental workshops to groups across blue chip organisation and SME’s.  Kendal’s approach is a combination of enthusiasm, compassion and pragmatism.  Witnessing the successful transformation of clients in taking ownership and authoring their career success is the ultimate reward of her work.   
 
Kendal holds a BSocServ and a GradCert Career Development.  Kendal is a Professional Member of the CDAA, APCDA and a Member of the ICF.