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VIC OD Network Forum

Date: Wednesday 16 Oct 2019
Time 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Level 40
55 Collins Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.50
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VIC OD Network Forum

VIC OD Network Forum

Check-in open:   5:00pm 
Session Start:   5:30pm 
Session Finish:     7:15pm

The 100-Year Life: Transitioning to Retirement - Life Beyond Full-time Work

We are all now living in the ‘age of longevity’; in an era of an ageing workforce and rising average life expectancy, there are huge implications for both workplaces and late career workers. Sarah and Tom will share an approach they are taking with some client organisations to deliver a win-win outcome for both the organisation and the individual.

Mature employees often have extensive and invaluable knowledge and experience without which the performance of your organisation will be negatively impacted. In our experience, we have found that more often than not, mature age workers want to work longer if they can work differently. So how can we more fully nurture an ageing workforce?

Aimed at HR and OD practitioners with interest in, and/or responsibility for, workforce strategy, Sarah and Tom will discuss and explore:

• Has your organisation considered strategies for those employees who are in their late career stage?
• What can workplaces do to best nurture an ageing workforce?
• Do your leaders know how to initiate positive conversations about retirement plans?
• Are you offering transitioning support for your mature age workers?
• How will you capture and ensure your organisation retains the wisdom of this cohort?
• If you retired tomorrow, do you know what you would do?

Informed by consultation with late career employees from a range of industry sectors including education, emergency services and retail, and desk top research, Sarah and Tom will outline the key features of their programs they are currently piloting for these organisation’s mature workers to (i) assist them to transition to life after full-time work, and (ii) ensure the transfer of their knowledge and wisdom to the younger generations in the organisation.

This will be an interactive session where, following a presentation, we will:

(i) Facilitate small group discussions via Full Circle or similar to further explore the challenges of an ageing workforce and the consequences of doing nothing.
(ii) Provide the audience with some food for thought and some practical tips for raising the profile of this issue on their organisation’s workforce strategic agenda.

Speaker: Sarah Wood, Director of Consulting Services, Brockhurst Consulting

Having led teams of HR Project/Change Managers and Organisational Development Consultants in tertiary institutions for a number of years, Sarah now provides her consulting expertise to build the capability and performance of organisations through the design and implementation of strategies and programs for leadership development, change management, cultural transformation, team building, and professional/career development.

A member of the Australian Human Resources Institute Victoria State Council, Sarah is experienced in coaching and mentoring and enjoys facilitating highly-interactive workshops.


Speaker: Tom Brockhurst, Principal, Brockhurst Consulting

As a business leader, Tom has been working with organisations and individuals for many years providing consulting and advisory services for navigating organisational and personal change. His experience in career management/transition, executive coaching, and leadership development has assisted businesses to develop internal leadership capability, and individuals achieve their full potential at all stages of their careers.


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16/10/2019 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Drake Level 40 55 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
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