VIC Lunchtime CPD: Diversity in QS

Lunchtime CPD Event - Every day there are more headlines about the challenges of workforce diversity. A focus on diversity, often means a focus on hiring, and even with substantial investments of time and money, it takes years to turn the tides for companies with thousands of employees.
With the following benefits it’s worth exploring;
• Inclusive teams make better business decisions up to 87% of the time 
• Teams that follow an inclusive process make decisions 2x faster with ½ the meetings 
• Decisions made and executed by diverse teams delivered 60% better results 
(Footnote Erik Larson - Forbes)

In this CPD event we are talking to leaders in achieving diverse work teams.

About the speakers

Sarah Slattery – Managing Director Slattery Australia
Slattery takes pride in its workplace diversity and creating an inclusive environment that values all individuals. We believe diversity powers creativity and sparks innovation. Our recruitment strategy focuses on personal attributes over skill sets. This way of recruiting has become a key driver in our growth strategy and is complemented by adopting flexible working arrangements for our staff members. Our emphasis is on developing models that suit each employee’s needs – no matter their gender, race or lifestyle. Slattery was recently acknowledged as the winner of the Property Council of Australia Award for Diversity < 250 employees.

LXRP (speaker name TBC) – 
Women In Transport Mentoring Program The Women in Transport Mentoring Program is creating an empowered, enduring and energetic future for women in Victoria’s transport industry. The Program has been designed to foster supportive face-to-face relationships and actively encourage female mentees to identify and realise their professional goals. The aim is to give mentees a fresh avenue for development as they progress through their career in transport, and for mentors to share their expertise and experience. Unique to WiT Mentoring is the opportunity to build networks across disciplines and across government and private business in Victoria’s transport industry. The program allows for the inclusion of all women in the transport industry, as well as access to an extensive network. 

Dr Francesca Maclean - Senior consultant at Arup
Driven to create socially inclusive infrastructure and cities, Francesca thrives on the challenge of solving complex problems and leading diverse teams to achieve impact for individuals, clients, and our communities. With experience delivering strategies, feasibility studies and business cases, I enjoy working with my clients and leaders to tackle unique, wicked problems to achieve social impact through infrastructure and transport. While founding the Fifty50 to promote gender equity in STEM she completed her PhD in tissue engineering for brain repair at the ANU, for which she was named ACT Young Woman of the Year 2017 and ANU Postgraduate Student of the Year 2018.

Josh Antram - Quantity Surveyor at RBB

When:  Wednesday 18 September 2019 
Where:  580 Collins Street, Melbourne
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Time: 11:30 am for a 12:00 pm start
Price: Member $59 (incl. GST)
  Non Member $69 (incl. GST)
  Student Member $15 (incl. GST)
  Student Non Member $25 (incl. GST)
 CPD Points:  1.5
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18/09/2019 11:30 AM - 18/09/2019 1:30 PM

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