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Diversity Forum 2009: Surviving and Thriving through change

Course description

This year's forum will explore themes around change and respect, including making change work for you, embracing change and the impacts of

Linda Matthews, SA Equal Opportunity Commissioner , will speak about change and respect and being aware not to project one’s own
stress onto those around us.

Matthew O’Callaghan, Senior Deputy President of Fair Work Australia , will speak about Workplace Relations and tips for surviving

Jacky Dakin is an Organisational Psychologist and Director of Halifax House Consulting. She will speak about change and stress
management, with a view to staying positive through change.

Vice-Chancellor Michael Barber will introduce the guests, and after they have spoken will join them to create a four-person panel to
take your questions. Please be encouraged to take this opportunity to engage with this topic and to feel you have a voice.

This forum will be followed up with a series of workshops in the latter part of 2009 and early 2010. These will include sessions on Surviving and
Thriving through change (including recognising and managing stress), which will be open to all staff, and sessions for managers and supervisors
on managing the change process and stress.

Type of course



Michael Barber
Office of the Vice-Chancellor

Who should attend

ALL staff are invited and light refreshments will begin at 10:45am.

What you will learn

Issues faced by organisations and individuals undergoing change
Importance of recognising stress and its possible impacts on behaviour
Networking opportunity

Prerequisites / assumed knowledge