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QLD Townsville Network Forum

Date: Tuesday 03 Mar 2020
Time 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Mater Conference Centre
Mater Private Hospital
21-37 Fulham Rd
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 0.00
CPD: 1.00
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QLD Townsville Network Forum

QLD Townsville Network Forum

Check in  5.00pm  
Session start  5.30pm  
Session finish   6.30pm  


There is a range of free parking options located on Fulham Road and Diprose Street, including some undercover parking located beside the Mater Conference Centre. Entrance to the undercover parking is located on Diprose Street. Please park in the vacant bay labelled as “Visitor Parking”.

The future of work is here

If you aren’t thinking about transformation, you definitely should be. 2020 is here and change keeps coming – the impact of change demographics, AI and emerging technology, Gen Z entering the workforce, remote working and employee experience. All these and more create uncertainty for organisations in all sectors.

We will hear from two speakers about the future of work. What are the implications for you and your organisation in the way that you work, the way you strategise, how you build resilience into your workforce? 

More details will follow shortly about our two speakers, and how they will inspire you to think differently about how you can play a role in orchestrating a successful approach to the future of your workplace, and the future of your own role in HR.

This forum is suitable for:

People of all career levels. This forum topic is relevant to HR professionals, people in leadership positions, and those connected with or part of the HR space.
Students studying HR are welcomed to join and this topic has implications for those in many fields including finance and IT.

Speaker: Helen Burns, Partner, People & Organisation Consulting, PwC Brisbane

Helen is the Site Lead Management Consulting Partner for PwC in Brisbane specialising in organisation transformational change.

Helen has dedicated her career to helping organisations anticipate the future so they can build their people capability to be fit and competitive in a changing world. Helen helps clients successfully navigate the future of work as they grapple with disruption from new technologies, business models, regulations, societal expectations and environmental demands. She brings a breadth of experience in working with clients across health, social welfare, taxation, energy, finance, border control, transport, aviation, social justice and education in both the private and public sector. 

Helen’s focus is managing the people aspects of change and building change agility in organisations. Aspects that include organisational effectiveness, change management, strategy, leadership development, stakeholder engagement, organisation design, workforce design, workforce planning and creative communications.  She is an experienced facilitator able to align groups to a common purpose.


Speaker: Jane Oorschot, Workforce Planning Specialist and Lecturer, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and JCU

Jane Oorschot has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate subjects with James Cook University since July 2016 while undertaking post-graduate studies. Jane has significant experience in the human resource management field in both the public and private sectors.

With more than twenty years’ experience working across all human resource management functions in managerial and technical specialist roles. Particular strengths in coaching, facilitation, performance management, grievance and dispute resolution, strategic workforce planning, recruitment and selection. Jane has recently been approached by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to assist in the development of their integral Strategic Workforce Plan.

Jane is in the final stages of thesis development as part of the completion of a PhD in the human resource management field.


Registration closes Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 3pm

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3/03/2020 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mater Conference Centre Mater Private Hospital 21-37 Fulham Rd Pimlico, QLD 4812 AUSTRALIA
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