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QLD Gold Coast Network Forum

Date: Thursday 08 Aug 2019
Time 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Griffith University
G42 Room 4.23 School of Business Bldg
Parklands Drive
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 0.00
CPD: 1.50
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QLD Gold Coast Network Forum

QLD Gold Coast Network Forum

Check in time – 5.30 pm
Session start – 6.00 pm
Session finish – 7.30 pm

Parking is available in the G55 car park which is a short walk across the Smith Street walk bridge to G42 (about 5 minute walk).
Parking is free at Griffith University using the specific event code. Full instructions are detailed at the bottom of this page.

How do you make L&D part of the HR/People and Culture strategy?

Most people have heard the story about the CFO who turned to the HR Manager and said, “what if we train our staff and they leave?” with the appropriate response being “what if we don’t and they stay?”

The importance of learning and development is commonly understood by most HR Professionals, but how do we use this to drive the success of our companies and not just as a risk mitigation tool? One of the most important areas where the business needs HR and L&D support is in preparing for future growth.

Our panel of experts will share their perspectives on whether L&D can become the strategic lever for competitive advantage including practical tips and advice for integrating L&D into our People and Business strategies, while making learning relevant to the organisational context and building a learning culture to gain leadership buy-in.

As always, there will be plenty of time to catch up with the amazing group of HR professionals who work on the Coast, as well as our panel.

Speaker: Sangita De, Lecturer – Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith University,

Dr. Sangita De offers a special blend of a practitioner’s and academic’s worldview; integrating on the ground realities of HR practice with the rigour of academic discipline. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Black belt, Master Coach in Facilitation skills, and MBTI and NLP facilitator.

Dr. De has worked in senior HR roles and has had the opportunity to facilitate strategic L&D initiatives, leadership development and lead large-scale organisational change interventions. As a learning facilitator she has personally trained over a thousand middle and senior management executives across diverse cultures.

Speaker: Mitchell Thompson, Group Training Manager, TSA Group,

Mitch is a seasoned, award winning HR leader with extensive experience in Leadership and Organisational Development and has previously led teams across Australia and Asia. He has a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and has worked for large organisations including Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Mitch is currently leading a large team of trainers and content designers at TSA Group to deliver sales and service training across Australia and the Philippines.

Speaker: Matthew Mason, Chief Learning Architect, Superb Learning

Matthew is a multi-award-winning learning experience designer with over 20 years’ experience developing training and education resources. His experience involves working within registered training organisations, large corporates and government departments.

Matthew’s focus is on helping organisations to create learning campaigns that embed learning over time and create a culture of continuous learning. Matthew’s passion is around the use of innovative and engaging learning technologies that allow for learners to become active participants and immersed in their own learning.

Parking Instructions

As there are limited parking meters on the Gold Coast campus, please park in the G55 Multistory casual parking area and enter the below details into the parking machines in the G55 building to receive free parking. Alternatively, parking is available in Car Park E & D where a parking meter is also nearby; although, available parking spaces in this area may be limited.

This Google Map will provide useful directions to the G55 building. Please note the G55 car park is accessed via Griffith Way via Olsen Avenue (NOT via Parklands Drive).

1. Enter your license plate number then Press OK
2. Press OK again (this selects the 'Permit' option shown on screen - not the right/left arrows CC / Cash)
3. Enter in 03834 as your permit number and press OK
4. It will search for a permit, and then say that there is $6 parking, valid until the end of the day however you do not need to pay anything as parking is FREE
5. Choose Y/N for your receipt. If you require a receipt it will provide you with information to download a receipt from a website.

A free event parking code has been created for the Australian Human Resource Institute Network Forum event, valid from 04:30pm to 09:30pm on 8/08/2019.

Please be advised that failure to utilise these Event Code instructions to validate your parking on arrival may result in an infringement notice being issued to your vehicle.

If there are any issues with using the event codes, please contact the parking department directly after parking the vehicle on 07 3735 5500 or so that we can help you avoid infringement.

Please be advised that where an infringement notice is issued to a vehicle due to the vehicle being parked without a valid parking permit granted by the University, the infringement notice will be legally binding; the parking administration team are not authorised to withdraw infringements that have been issued in these circumstances. 


You will receive an automatic email and receipt to confirm your registration.

Registration closes Tuesday 6 August 2019

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8/08/2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Griffith University G42 Room 4.23 School of Business Bldg Parklands Drive Southport, QLD 4215 AUSTRALIA


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