Directors' Briefing: Achieving Productive Diversity

Tue 20 Feb 2018
5.45pm to 8.00pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


AICD Business Centre and Member Lounge
Level 9
123 Eagle Street
Brisbane QLD


Single Members: A$55.00 Non-members: A$65.00

Commissioner Ian Stewart GAICD

Queensland Police Service
On 1 November 2012, Commissioner Stewart became the 19th Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service (QPS). With over 40 years of service in numerous senior roles, he has been instrumental in leading the QPS through the Renewal Program and the Police and Community Safety Review. The Commissioner has implemented a visionary holistic program of organisational renewal for the QPS to convey an integrated service delivery model that meets community expectations and delivers value for money.

Liz Crawford GAICD

Head of Executive Search & Leadership Assessment, KPMG
Liz has more than 18 years’ experience in international executive search and selection, leadership and assessment and HR advisory services. She assists boards and governments in Australia and Papua New Guinea with appointment of Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives from the Australian and International markets. Liz serves on the Asia Pacific and Middle East Council of the global peak body of the executive search profession, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants.

Dr Brian Adams

Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University
Brian has a Ph.D. (Political Science) in deliberative dialogue and two Master degrees in community development and conflict resolution. Brian’s 20+ years of work in Africa, Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific bring a compelling international perspective to the ICD. His background in mediation, conflict management and dialogue facilitation strengthens the Centre’s ability to address some of the great challenges facing the world today. Brian is also the author of the CURe Program for Productive Diversity which lays the foundation on which productive diversity is built.
Valuing the differences.

In an increasingly multicultural and globalised society, Boards and senior executives are at risk of not understanding cultural diversity and not ensuring their organisation has the skills necessary to deal with the issues arising from cultural differences both internally and in the external environment. Thriving in our globalised world involves not only valuing but drawing on differences to achieve productive diversity.

Going beyond gender diversity and employee diversity, this directors’ briefing will consider how directors can manage, appreciate and leverage cultural diversity among their customers, external stakeholders, and shareholders. Our diverse panellists have an experience in dealing with political, cultural, faith and cognitive diversity and recognise the skill involved in accessing a broader range of ideas and perspectives.

Contact details

Melanie Leach
Members & Directors Executive
T. 07 3222 5500