26 January, 2020

SOLD OUT! Network breakfast: 'Leading in an age of inclusion'

SOLD OUT! Network breakfast: 'Leading in an age of inclusion'

The Diversity & Inclusion at Drinks Council is proud to announce that Dr Jennifer Whelan, founding director of Psynapse Psychometrics, will be guest speaker at The Drinks Association's upcoming Network Breakfast, discussing "Leading in an Age of Inclusion". 

A culture of inclusion actively seeks and values a diverse range of people, skills, perspectives, and experiences. It drives business performance because it grows an organisation’s collective intelligence; diverse inclusive teams are smarter. 

Inclusion begins with the heart, which leads to transformative changes in thinking and habits. Dr Whelan will discuss why diverse, inclusive teams perform better; explain why unconscious bias gets in the way; and introduce skills needed to lead inclusively.

Attendees will be provided with executable strategies and actions to implement to become a more inclusive colleague, manager and leader.

A former Research Fellow at the Melbourne Business School and the University of Melbourne, Dr Whelan is a recognised academic expert, thought leader, and organisational consultant specialising in diversity, unconscious bias, inclusion, and innovation. 

Dr Whelan is an active thought leader and a regular contributor to industry forums, events, and public debate, including contributions to The Conversation and The Age; and engagements with The Sydney Opera House, The Committee for Economic Development of Australia, The Australian Human Resources Institute, and The Diversity Council of Australia.

The Psynapse story

Psynapse was created in 2010 with the goal of bringing innovative cognitive science research out of the laboratory, and into the world of practical solutions to organisational problems. A central passion for their work is helping organisations and leaders to leverage diversity and inclusion to drive innovation and organisational performance.

They apply their insights to enhancing organisations’ collective intelligence by helping leaders to develop the cognitive skills and adaptive, innovative habits of mind that help them and their organisations thrive in complex, fast-paced performance cultures. 

Psynapse works with some of the most prominent organisations in Australia to deliver diversity, inclusion, and innovation development for leaders across a range of industries and sectors including; Australia Post, Lend Lease, Medibank, Orica, QANTAS, Jetstar, Qld University of Technology, Monash University, ANZ Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Treasury Wine Estates, NBNCo, Melbourne Water, Victoria Police, Deloitte, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Dr Whelan's presentation will be followed by a Q&A, led by Denis Brown, Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Event details 

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Time: 7.15-9am

Venue: Crystal Ballroom, Luna Park, Sydney

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