Mar 28, 2017
The Building Game Changing Organizations Program is hosted by AGSM Business School
Partner companies may send 4 participants.
This program would be especially beneficial to senior level line and HR leaders who are engaged in building next generation organizational capabilities in their companies. Partner business schools may send 1 participant
Game-changing organizations rewrite traditional playbooks. They stand out. They often create disproportionate value relative to their size and resources. They have big dreams but know how to get things done. These organizations have a palpable "buzz" to them. They have a breakaway business model, but they also have a breakaway spirit and organizational culture.
Leaders of these game-changing organizations understand the power and importance of telling their companies' compelling stories. They are hard-edged business leaders but they also embrace what others might consider to be the "soft side" of leading: purpose, vision, and climate. They know how to integrate the hard and soft sides of leadership into a powerful formula that makes them game-changers. These leaders and their organizations are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led. The weaving together of these three capabilities simultaneously is what helps them get and stay out in front.
- Participants in this program will:
- Understand what it takes to build game-changing organizations.
- Be provided with the resources and tools to articulate their company's powerful story—what we call their "collective ambition".
- Examine how to integrate the "soft" side of leading (purpose, vision, culture) with the hard side (strategy, operational priorities, brand) into a powerful formula.
- Understand the importance of building an authentic and energizing culture.
- Understand what it takes to make their companies world class talent factories.
Who Should Attend
Partner companies may send 4 participants. This program would be especially beneficial to senior level line and HR leaders who are engaged in building next generation organizational capabilities in their companies. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.
Managing Director at Lyric Human Capital & Senior Fellow, ICEDR
Nick is an organization development specialist with multi-sector experience across Asia Pacific.
He has advised CEOs and Executives from global firms and led initiatives in the areas of talent strategy, succession management, leadership development and business transformation focused on performance improvement and culture change.
Prior to co-founding Lyric Human Capital in 2013, Nick held senior Human Resources positions in Asia and Australia. His most recent roles were Regional Head of Talent Management at BlackRock Asset Management in Hong Kong, Regional Head of Talent, Resourcing and Organization Development at HSBC Bank in Hong Kong and Global Head of Talent & Organization Development at Foster’s Group in Australia.
Nick provokes conversations that generate insight and lead to sustainable change. He has a particular passion for mid-career talent development and has a strong track record of building innovative talent acceleration programs. With a background as an in-house instructional designer and facilitator, Nick delivers engaging leadership development programs across the management spectrum. He’s also a qualified executive coach.
HR Director, Nike Pacific
Grant currently serves as Nike Pacific’s HR Director. He has worked for Nike since 2015 and prior to this worked with Energy Australia and Foster’s/Treasury Wine Estates.
Grant is a senior HR executive with a reputation for delivering global initiatives across the breadth of HR. A proven leader with significant Board exposure and a strong track record in partnering with C-level executives to drive cultural transformation and ultimately, business performance. Industry background includes Retail, Wholesale, FMCG, Financial Services, Utilities and Aviation.
Founder and CEO mwah.live & Director AHRI
Rhonda is the Founder and CEO of mwah, which is the world's most human online knowledge-base for all the real stuff you need to lead (and work with) people.
Rhonda is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost experts in human resources, specialising in leadership, diversity and future of work. Her fundamental belief is that inclusion and good leadership are not only foundational for good people practices in organisations, but equally of more equitable and prosperous economies and communities. Her career has spanned four large multi-nationals - BHP, Sara Lee, Luxottica and CBA, living and working in Europe, Asia, and the USA. She now works with entrepreneurs and businesses focused on improving the way we work.
FMCG Executive responsible for the development & launch of Pure Blonde Low Carb Beer
FMCG Executive responsible for the development and launch of Pure Blonde Low Carb Beer. Jake is currently an Executive Director at Winery Lane, an online sales and communication start-up for Australia's best independent wineries. Jake also holds an advisory position in a disruptive, global fmcg start up and several other businesses.
Jake is a senior executive with a strong entrepreneurial skill set that has advanced his international career for twenty five years. Jake is highly experienced in business transformation, product innovation, export and domestic management, and consumer and customer brand marketing relating to game changing product and service environments.
Jake has lived and worked in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, France and the UK.
Whilst engaged as General Manager, Innovation at Foster's, Jake led the development and launch of Pure Blonde Low Carb Beer in 84 days. The Pure Blonde product enabled Foster’s to increase market share by creating a new 'Lifestyle' category that was worth AUD $600 million in Australia alone within 6 years.
Chief Marketing Officer, AIA Australia
Renae Smith, AIA Australia’s Chief Marketing Officer, leads a diverse cross functional team of highly capable professionals responsible for the organisations Brand, Retail Product Development and Pricing, Marketing, Digital and the hugely successful AIA Vitality Health & Wellness program. Renae leads her team with focus on innovation, and on promoting and nurturing AIA’s purpose to ‘make a difference in people’s lives’. In her time with AIA Renae has been pivotal in evolving the Australian life insurance conversation to one that is now increasingly focused on getting the most out of life for all Customers.
Renae has held executive level marketing positions within organisations such as Telstra, GE Capital and AIA Australia, where she has been responsible for managing dynamic teams and delivering enterprise wide results. She holds 18 years of marketing expertise spanning across financial services, telecommunications, not-for-profit and entrepreneurial start-ups. In 2016 Renae was awarded the Women in Financial Services Marketing and Communications award, recognising her leadership of AIA Vitality and enhancing the success and impact of the program in delivering shared value for AIA, Customers and Partners.
Professor, AGSM Fellow, Centre for Ethical Leadership, Corporate Culture
Robert is an AGSM Fellow and is Director of the Centre for Ethical Leadership and Honorary Professor at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health. He brings unrivalled global best practice in ethical, executive leadership to the program.
His prior appointments include Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia and visiting Professor at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University. Robert completed his PhD in organisational psychology at the University of Washington (Seattle) and undertook post-doctoral studies at Stanford University Psychology Department under one of the most famous architects of social cognitive theory, Al Bandura.
Robert has designed, developed and delivered programs for senior executives and provided advice in many Australian and overseas corporations, including for the Australian Defence Forces, Westpac Institutional Bank, Santos, PwC, Westfield, Newmont Mining, Saudi Aramco, Dow Chemical, Telstra, P&O Ports, and to the Hong Kong Government during the transition back to Chinese rule.
Robert is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences - Australia, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management; the American Psychological Association (Division 14) and the International Association of Applied Psychologists. He currently sits on the Executive Boards of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Robert conducts research into problem solving and learning, unconscious bias, cognitive functions, leadership and diversity. He is interested in human brain plasticity and the malleable features of personality and intelligence, the highs and lows of ethical decision making in very senior leaders and creating and delivering programs in organisations that enhance cultural and gender diversity.
March 28, 2017, AGSM, Sydney Australia
9:00-9:30 Coffee and Registration
9:30-9:45 Welcome and Introduction
- Nick Avery, Managing Director, Lyric Human Capital & Senior Fellow, ICEDR
- Eva Freedman, Sr. Client Relationship Manager & Adjunct Faculty, AGSM
9:45-11:00 Building Game-Changing Organizations
- Nick Avery
11:30-12:30 The impact of purpose on performance
- Renae Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, AIA Australia
1:30-2:30 The Power and Perils of Organizational Culture
- Professor Bob Wood, AGSM @ UNSW Business School
2:45-3:45 Panel Discussion- Build or Bust: Is Your Talent Strategy a Game-Changer?
- Grant Baker, HR Director Pacific, Nike
- Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Founder / CEO, mwah & Director, Australian Human Resources Institute
- Jake Jacob, Drinks Industry Executive responsible for the launch of Pure Blonde Beer
Getting Employees Excited About a New Direction
When your company is in trouble — a new competitor or technology threatens your business model, your cost structure changes, the economy tanks — you have one job as a leader: to get the company back on track.
The Collective Ambition Compass Worksheet
Please complete The Collective Ambition Worksheet prior to attending the Building Game Changing Organizations program on March 28 and bring your completed copy to the session. It will be helpful to read the article "Getting Employees Excited About a New Direction" first.
This ICEDR Program will take place on March 28, 2017 at AGSM’s CBD Campus at 1 O’Connell Street, Level 6 in Sydney. Registration will begin at 9:00. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:00 to pick up your materials and to enjoy coffee and tea. The program sessions will start promptly at 9:30 and end at 3:45.
AGSM Sydney CBD Campus
1 O’Connell Street, Level 6
Classroom: Theatres 1& 2
Sydney, NSW 2000
ph: +61-2-9931-9444 (for emergencies only)
The program will be held at AGSM Sydney CBD Campus, a state-of-the-art conference facility in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District.
The AGSM Sydney CBD Campus and the Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney are both located on O’Connell Street in downtown Sydney. The Campus and hotel are within a short walk of each other.
Parking - We recommend you park in the secure parking at the Sofitel Wentworth. This car park is located at 61-101 Phillip Street with entry and exit via Bligh Street. Rates are $43 per day and $19 for entry after 5.00 pm. To receive this rate, please stamp your ticket at UNSW CBD Campus reception on level 6.
- Wilson Parking at the Sydney Opera House – 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney (10min walk) offers early bird rates, you will need to arrive between 6:30-10:00am and depart between 3:00-7:30pm for $15 per day, see Wilson Parking Opera House
- Wilson Parking at Australia Square, 264-278 George Street (entry via Bond Street), Sydney (5-10min walk) offers early bird rates, you will need to arrive between 8:00-9:30am and depart between 3:30-7:30pm for $32 per day, see Wilson Parking George Street. They also have a super early bird rate for $28 but you need to arrive between 6:00am – 8:00am.
Public Transport - For those who do not wish to drive we are located 5 minutes’ walk from either Martin Place or Wynyard stations, there are also a choice of bus stations nearby.
Hotel reservations must be made by the participants. Taxis from the airport (30-45-minute drive), are ~A$50. For participants who need to stay overnight, we suggest the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney or the Sydney Wentworth Hotel.
The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District. (27 O'Connell St, Sydney, NSW 2000, ph: +61 2 8214 0000, reservations e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The hotel offers internet access, a swimming pool, spa, and complete health club facilities. Rate ~A$250
The Sofitel Sydney Wentworth Hotel (61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, phone: +61-2/9228-9188, e-mail: H3665@accor.com) is also close to the AGSM CBD Campus. Rate ~A$250
Comfortable, casual clothing is recommended for the entire program.
This is the final participant list
Building Game-Changing Organizations
Nick Avery discusses Building Game-Changing Organizations during his session in Sydney, March 2017.
The impact of Purpose on performance
Renae Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, AIA Australia discusses The impact of Purpose on performance during her session in Sydney, March 2017.
The Power & Perils of Culture
Professor Bob Wood discusses The Power & Perils of Culture during his session in Sydney, March 2017.