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NSW Diversity & Inclusion Network Forum

Date: Friday 22 Nov 2019
Time 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Venue: MIT Sydney
154 Sussex Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.00
Enquiries: Phone: 03 9918 9243

NSW Diversity & Inclusion Network Forum

Check in time – 5.30 pm
Session start – 6.00 pm
Session finish – 7.00 pm

The Venue can be accessed from Wynyard Station, Town Hall and Barangaroo Ferry stop.

Domestic Violence - Should Employers get involved?

Please join us for White Ribbon Day 2019, when we discuss Domestic Violence.

On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner.*
85% of Australian women have been sexually harassed.**

Domestic Violence is a serious issue facing Australian society.
-   Can Employers do anything about it?
-   Should Employers do anything about it?

This session will be an inside perspective of an organisation who is taking the lead in this space and being proactive.

The White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation program is one of the many initiatives of White Ribbon Australia to encourage workplaces to work towards ending violence against women both inside and outside of the workplace.

MIT received their accreditation in 2017, with the hope that this program will act as a guide to other Workplaces on the process involved.

*Bryant, W. & Bricknall, S. (2017). HOMICIDE IN AUSTRALIA 2012-2014: NATIONAL HOMICIDE MONITORING PROGRAM REPORT. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. More information

**AHRC (2018). Everyone’s business: fourth national survey on sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. More Information 

Speaker: Dr Patricia Stewart, Director of Marketing and Student Engagement, MIT

After graduating from RMIT with a Bachelor of Organisational Development and Industrial Relations and a Master of Business (Research) in Strategic Planning. Dr Patricia Stewart went on to undertake her Doctorate Thesis from CQU entitled ‘Relationships between the level of persistence of international students to remain enrolled, organisational characteristics and student support mechanisms’.

Patricia has had many years of experience in educational management, strategic planning, student services and marketing. Her experience includes the development of key performance indicators for public libraries for the State of Victoria and Library Advisor in Indonesia with the Indonesia - Australia Technical Education Project.

In her wide and varied career, she has held positions such as strategic planner, national sales director, business development, student services and articulation. Currently she is the Director of Marketing and Student Engagement at Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Speaker: Vivienne Helps, Academic Student Advisor, MIT

Vivienne has an extensive background in education in both the TAFE and Higher Education sectors.

She has teaching experience in the field of Language and Arts and in Senior Management within a large Victoria TAFE college, as well as working in industry training for a number of years in the development and management of programs to meet industry needs.

Vivienne has over 20 years’ experience in International Education. This includes management of the International Student program at Chisholm Institute followed by the more recent role of Senior Marketing Consultant at Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Speaker: Rebecca Doyle, Head of People & Culture, the National Rugby League (NRL)

Rebecca is part of the Leadership team at the NRL (since July 2016) and oversees the people & culture workforce that delivers support to over 600 full-time staff across Australia.

Prior to joining the NRL, Rebecca held several executive Human Resource roles across national and multi-national corporations and has worked in sectors including technology, transport infrastructure, manufacturing and construction.

Rebecca has been pivotal in delivering several initiatives since joining the NRL, including leading negotiations to deliver a long-term, world-class enterprise agreement for Match Officials and actively promoting the Game’s positive and inclusive stance on supporting marginalised communities in particular.

Rebecca has also worked closely alongside NRL Chief Executive, Todd Greenberg – in his role as a male champion of change – to develop increased gender equality amongst rugby league communities.

She is also member of the Executive Committee for the University of Newcastle’s Empower network and in 2018 she completed the McKinsey Remarkable Women program.


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Registration closes Wednesday 20 November 2019

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22/11/2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
MIT Sydney 154 Sussex Street Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
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