Is mental health and wellbeing your organisation's competitive advantage?

Thu 15 Oct 2020
2.30pm to 3.30pm

(Arrival time: 2.25pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Livestream Event
Zoom Webinar
Sydney NSW


Single Members: A$0.00 Non-members: A$60.00

Jono Nicholas

Jono Nicholas

Managing Director, Wellbeing Outfit

Jono Nicholas is the Managing Director of the Wellbeing Outfit, a consulting firm that helps organisations deliver better business outcomes by building resilient and high performing teams. Prior to founding the Wellbeing Outfit, Jono was a founding team of ReachOut Australia including serving as CEO for almost ten years. Under his leadership ReachOut became the digital entry point to the mental health system for young people and their parents and is accessed by 1.6 million Australians per year.

Alongside his work with the Wellbeing Outfit he writes a weekly column on wellbeing and parenting for the Sunday Mail and is a Director of Mental Health Australia and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.

Kate Carnell AO FAICD

Kate Carnell AO FAICD

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Kate Carnell commenced her role as Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in March 2016.

Kate brings extensive experience and knowledge to the role of Ombudsman, having run her own small businesses for 15 years before becoming ACT Chief Minister in 1995 for a five year period.

Prior to her appointment as the inaugural ASBFEO, Kate held the position of CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which represents more than 300,000 businesses across Australia. She has also served two years as CEO of beyondblue, four years as CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, four years as CEO of the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) and three years as CEO of the National Association of Forest Industries (NAFI).

Kate is a pharmacist by profession and was the inaugural chair of the ACT Branch of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the first female to become the National Vice- President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

Kate was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2006 for her services to the community through contributions to economic development and support for the business sector, knowledge industries, the medical sector and medical technology advances.

Kate Hillman

Kate Hillman

EY Oceania People Partner, People Advisory Services QLD
Boards understand the importance of strong organisational health, but are the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 environment causing boards to shift their focus?

Boards understand the importance of strong organisational health, but are the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 environment causing boards to shift their focus?

What is the impact of this new environment on mental health and wellbeing and what considerations do boards need to be aware of as they work to protect their organisations?

Join this virtual discussion and hear experts Jono Nicholas, Kate Hillman and Kate Carnell AO FAICD as they explore:

  • How does the board lead an organisation through uncertainty?
    • Strategy, risk and safety considerations
    • Support for the executive team
  • What are the board’s responsibilities in:
    • Leading the executive team through redundancies, zombie organisations, and offices becoming a ‘hazardous’ workplace
    • Understanding employee workloads in times of crisis and responding accordingly
    • Governance vs. executive support
    • Using psychology to predict and manage mental wellbeing in the office environment
    • How to support ‘cognitive load’, especially in a remote working environment
    • Whether shared sacrifices mean shared rewards/benefits.
  • Are boards viewing the current environment purely as an economic crisis or as a mental health crisis as well?
  • How can board’s set risk and strategy parameters with a longer-term view and avoid complacency coming into play?
  • Following the panel discussion our speakers will engage with the audience for Q&A.

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