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VIC Emerging HR Professionals Network Forum

Date: Thursday 09 May 2019
Time 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Level 4
575 Bourke Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.50
Enquiries: 03 9918 9200 (Short courses & Formal Education)
03 9918 9243 (Network Forums, Webinars & Events)

VIC Emerging HR Professionals Network Forum

Registration: 5:45pm 
Session Start: 6:00pm 
Event Concludes: 7:30pm 


Many experienced professionals talk about the value having a mentor can add to an emerging HR professional's development. With the next intake of the AHRI Mentoring program not too far away, come along to the next emerging professionals event to taste what mentoring may be able to do for your career. 

What is speed mentoring? 

The concept is similar to speed dating, groups of mentees spend time with a mentor from the HR Industry. During this time, you'll have the opportunity to ask any questions you like and benefit from the mentor’s skills and experience. You will spend time with a number of our mentors and have the opportunity to speak with a variety of professionals with different skills and experience. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Meet our Mentors
Tali Shabat  |  Brett Reid  |  Chris Steinfort  |  Anoop Chaudhuri 
Vicki Millen  |  Sarah Wood

Tali Shabat

Tali has a passion for aligning business strategy with people strategy to create and sustain organisational capability that delivers results. In her current role of Manager, OD Programs & Talent Management, EA & A/NZ, Tali leads regional level projects focused on Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Employee & Leadership Development, Inclusion & Diversity, all underpinned by change management practices.

Prior to this, she was the Melbourne HR Manager at Thomson Geer, a Top 7 independent Australian law firm, working closely with the Partners and Practitioners of the Firm to implement HR best practice.

Before joining Thomson Geer, Tali worked at Eaton as the A/NZ HR Manager, leading a range of HR initiatives including Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Development.

Tali holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Monash University and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Commerce from the University of Melbourne. Tali is a certified HR practitioner and a Councilor of the Australian HR Institute Victorian Council. 
Tali is also actively developing the next generation of HR professionals as a Mentor in both the Australian HR Institute’s and Females in Technology and Telecommunications Mentoring Programs.

Brett Reid

Brett is an internationally experienced HR Director, who has led HR strategy & organisational change in regional and multinational businesses, transformed HR delivery through adoption of digital and automated solutions (eg: Workday, ServiceNow) and won national awards for talent development programs in both the UK and Australia. He is a seasoned generalist HR practitioner who brings an in-depth understanding of organisational change & transformation, culture management, and talent approaches to his work.

Brett’s experience includes commercially aligned HR delivery in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and his work history includes roles at MLC, BHP Billiton, National Australia Bank, Pacific Brands, GE Finance and Bupa, most recently as Head of HR for the recently recapitalised Slater & Gordon law firm.

Chris Steinfort

Chris is the immediate past President of the AHRI Victorian Council, and a Councillor since 2010.

established hr4impact, a HR consultancy that works with organisations to design and implement good HR practices, leading to better business outcomes and social impact.

His experience is across private, public, not for profit and co-operative sectors, including as HR Director with Australian Red Cross and Alfred Health, and earlier roles with Affinity Health, Mayne, Kraft and Bonlac Foods. Chris has also had interim HR Director roles with EACH and the Stroke Foundation.

Anoop Chaudhuri

Anoop is a senior Global HR Leader, an Executive Coach and a Tech Intrapreneur. As a lifelong learner and a connector of dots, his journey has been all about disruption with over twenty years of experience working in Business Services, Human Resources, Financial, Engineering and Manufacturing portfolios of Ford Motor Company. He has lived and worked in Australia, US, India and Thailand, and uses his unique interdisciplinary knowledge and experience in Engineering, Human Resources and Entrepreneurship to solve business and people challenges.

As a son of a humanitarian, he lives his life purposefully, thrives on developing and motivating others to realize their fullest potential, and raising his two girls himself, understands what it means to be dedicated and excel at home and at work. He is presently Ford Asia Pacific HR Director for Learning and Technology Strategy, and is working alongside his team on some exciting disruptive projects in the learning, talent and technology spaces that bring in the best of design thinking, lean start-up, agile development, AI and other cross-discipline principles.

Vicki Millen

An accredited coach and OD professional Vicki works with individuals to develop themselves, their people and their business with a focus on work, life and leadership.

Before founding her own business, Vicki was strategically involved in project and change management in key leadership and project management roles; developing and delivering technical and cultural solutions in a diverse range of industries including professional services, local government, construction and wholesale distribution. Vicki draws on this wealth of experience to help her clients build practical skills and strategies that set their people and organisation up for success.

A true generalist Vicki understands the complexity of behaviours, systems and processes that influence and impact high performance, and uses coaching, mentoring and facilitated sessions to build personal and professional skills, leadership capability, capacity for change, resilience and life balance.

Sarah Wood

An outcomes-focused senior Human Resources professional with a passion for healthy and productive workplaces, Sarah has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of HR roles across multiple sectors including tertiary education, sport, finance and engineering. 

Since 2015, after 11 years in a senior strategic HR role at Victoria University, Sarah has been consulting to a variety of clients leveraging her drive to support organisations to maximise their business performance through the capabilities, behaviours, performance, development, reward and engagement of their staff. Having led teams of HR Project/Change Managers, HR Business Partners, Policy Officers, Organisational Development Consultants and Workforce Planning specialists, Sarah provides the expertise to build the capability and performance of organisations through leadership development and strategic workforce planning and implementation. She identifies opportunities and risks to enable the achievement of business goals through organisation design and holistic workforce strategies.

Sarah is also highly experienced in mentoring and coaching; she has been a mentor in a number of programs, including the AHRI Mentoring Program and the Women in Leadership Program at Victoria University, and has successfully completed the Accredited Coach Training Program, a qualification recognised by the International Coach Federation. Sarah also enjoys facilitating highly-interactive workshops.

Sarah is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a certified HBDI practitioner, and is a current Victorian State Council member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.


This forum is open for AHRI members and non-members to attend. Registration is a 2-part process.

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Registration closes Tuesday 7 May 2019

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9/05/2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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