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SA Industrial Relations Masterclass

Date: Monday 27 May 2019
Time 8:00AM - 1:30PM
Hilton Adelaide
233 Victoria Square
Price: AHRI Members - 150.00
Non Members - 250.00
CPD: 4.50
Enquiries: 03 9918 9200 (Short courses & Formal Education)
03 9918 9243 (Network Forums, Webinars & Events)

SA Industrial Relations Masterclass

SA Industrial Relations Masterclass

Check in time – 8.00am
Session start – 8.30am
Session finish – 1.30pm

SA Industrial Relations Masterclass

The SA AHRI State Council invite you to join us at South Australia’s preeminent Industrial Relations event for senior leaders. Providing unrivalled access to some of Adelaide’s leading legal, psychological and employment relations specialists, the half day masterclass will delve into a range of complex issues with a focus on recent cases and court decisions.

The AHRI IR Masterclass features a keynote address from Deputy President Peter Anderson of the Fair Work Commission.

The sessions will cover a range of topics that will resonate with all HR leaders and senior managers involved in industrial and employment relations decisions. Topics include; liability issues for HR professionals, mental health and performance management, unfair dismissals and more. To conclude we will learn and be entertained over lunch by Will Snow, Partner, Finlaysons.

Enjoy the opportunity to network with other HR leaders.

Masterclass Program:

Time  Activity   Details
8.30am Registration Opens  
8.45am Welcome State President Introduction, Chris Wood & Sponsor Address, Buzz ER
9.00am Session 1

Peter Anderson, Fair Work Commission
Recent Developments in the Fair Work Commission

9.20am Session 2 Sam McGrath, Cowell Clarke
Accessorial liability – why HR managers, payroll officers and accountants are in the firing line
10.10am Morning Tea  
10.30am  Session 3

Samantha Young, Human Psychology
Susan Babidge, Fisher Jeffries
Managing mental health and employee conduct issues in the workplace

11.20am  Session 4  Shayne Bakewell, EMA Consulting
The IR benefits of investing in front line management. What does it look like when front line management manage well? 
12.10pm  Lunch   
12.30pm  Session 5  Will Snow, Finlayson

Getting unfair dismissals wrong.

1.30pm  Event concludes   

This event is proudly supported by Buzz-ER, an innovation driven, online software developer for employers. Find out more about our sponsor: www.buzz-er.com.

  • Heads of HR
  • CEOs
  • In-house Counsel
  • HR & IR business partners
  • Employee Relations professionals
  • Senior Operational Managers

Speaker: Samantha Young, Managing Director, Human Psychology

Samantha brings a unique combination of senior management and commercial experience, psychological intervention skills and Masters-level formal education in both business and psychology to her clinical, training, coaching and consulting work. She has led large teams, advised CEOs and Boards on strategic issues and routinely provides consulting advice to private and public sector organisations on complex human resource matters, learning and development and leadership coaching and assessment. 

Samantha is passionate about helping people to think, feel and perform better at individual, team and organisational levels. She is Managing Director for Human Psychology, one of Adelaide’s largest psychological services providers with a team of 20 people operating for over 10 years. Human Psychology’s mission is to help organisations and their people to embrace 21st century change by enhancing their self-awareness, build stronger and more cohesive relationships, increasing engagement, developing resilience and most importantly, caring for themselves and others. Their vision is to help people to think, feel and perform better to enhance well-being.

Speaker: Shayne Bakewell, Principal Consultant, Director, EMA Consulting

Shayne’s main focus lies in assisting clients in the areas of representation/advocacy in various industrial tribunals, negotiation and dispute management. Shayne has a passion and particular strength in assisting high level management in strategic planning for Industrial and Employee Relations. His ability to think outside the square and understand a client’s business ensures he leads his clients seamlessly through what would otherwise be stressful situations.

Prior to starting the company in 1997, Shayne held a senior position at the South Australian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry and also various senior industrial relations positions within Ansett. Shayne is also heavily involved in the development and delivery of our training courses and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Masters in Industrial Relations.

Speaker: Will Snow, Partner, Finlaysons

Will is an employment lawyer at Finlaysons, a commercial law firm that operates from its offices in Adelaide and Darwin. He advises private sector and government clients about HR and workplace legal risk. The issues could be about disputes about pay, contracts, dismissals or grievances, or when people get injured at work or are exposed to safety risks and safety regulators become involved.

Will worked in house at Qantas Airways’ Industrial Relations team, providing case management support across the business to line and HR managers. He was also seconded to Rail Corporation NSW and spent around 6 years practising in-house and in private practice in Perth and Sydney.

He regularly appears as counsel, including at the Fair Work Commission defending unfair dismissal claims and in response to dispute notifications under enterprise agreements.

Speaker: Peter Anderson, Deputy President, Fair Work Commission

Peter Anderson is Deputy President of Australia’s national industrial relations tribunal, the Fair Work Commission. He has been the senior South Australian-based member of the Commission since 2017.

Peter has a formidable background locally, nationally and internationally in industrial relations, labour law and public policy across a 35-year career. He was Chief Executive of Australia’s peak employer and business organisation, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for seven years and was spokesperson for Australian and Asian businesses at the Geneva-based International Labour Organisation for ten years.

He was an architect of many changes to Australian and South Australian laws in past roles as chief of staff and senior adviser to State and Federal governments including South Australian Premier Dean Brown and federal Minister Peter Reith. This includes reform of Australia’s competition and trade practices laws; reform of the waterfront; the creation of a single national workplace relations system (to replace seven duplicate Federal/State systems); private sector claims management in the South Australian workers compensation system; and weekend retail trading in Adelaide.

Peter is a South Australian who moved east in his 30’s and returned to take up his current appointment twenty years later. He has an Honours Law Degree from the University of Adelaide. In his current role with the Commission, Peter has fast developed a reputation as a fair and independently minded Member, with a strong understanding of the law, a practical understanding of the workplace and clarity in the decisions he delivers.

Speaker: Sam McGrath, Partner, Cowell Clarke

Sam McGrath is a director at Cowell Clarke and leads the firm’s Employment & Workplace Relations practice group. With broad-based experience in litigation, Sam brings a unique background to his specialisation in employment law, providing clients with astute insight.

Sam was appointed by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) in 2017 as principal solicitor assisting the Commissioner into a maladministration inquiry into the Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service.

Speaker: Susan Babidge, Partner, Fisher Jeffries

Susan Babidge is a Partner in the firm’s Workplace Law Group. Susan helps organisations navigate the complex and highly regulated world of workplace relations.

Susan has extensive experience working in workplace law in South Australia and New South Wales. Susan has worked in both the private and public sector which has given her an insight into a range of workplace issues faced by organisations of all sizes and across a range of industries.

Susan has a depth of experience in conducting workplace investigations, advising on complex award and industrial interpretation matters and advising on employment issues in commercial transactions.

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27/05/2019 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Hilton Adelaide 233 Victoria Square Adelaide, SA 5000
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