Professional Development Workshop
The world of work is changing at a rapid pace and it is important that employers, policy makers and business representatives adapt their focus to address the challenges and opportunities presented by this change. The program will provide insights into the impacts of change on the future of work in Australia to help inform work policy, strategy and systems.
Australians are confronting a challenging set of economic conditions generating a need to evolve work policy, strategy and systems. The decline in Australia’s terms of trade, shifting sources of economic activity, revenue and participation challenges and weak labour market conditions mean that serious attention needs to be given to adapting social and business mindsets so Australians can collectively rise to the challenge of sustaining and building our national prosperity.
The pressures created by our shifting economy and population/demographic trends call for initiatives aimed at creating the broadest range of opportunities to encourage workplace participation and economic self-sufficiency. The program will help create awareness of the current challenges and opportunities and will help in developing the appropriate responses to address them.
Members will be able to gain insights from the perspective of leading organisations and academia in relation to a number of key themes, including but not limited to:
- Our changing economic and social context;
- The changing nature of work;
- The importance of flexible work in the modern economy which will explore shifts in industry and occupational trends and the importance of flexible participation modes from the perspective of employers and employees;
- The contribution of older Australians to our economy;
- Innovative workforce engagement strategies and processes that enhance productivity and harmony in the workplace.
- Steven Smith, Director, Digital Consulting of KPMG
- Michele Levine, CEO of Roy Morgan Research
- Michael O’Neill, Chief Executive of National Seniors Australia
- Professor Paul Gollan, Director of the Australian Institute for Business and Economics
- Narelle Bailey, Founder of Verve Events International