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WA Northern Metro Network Forum

Date: Tuesday 25 Jun 2019
Time 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Building 8
Room 8.201B
Edith Cowan University
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.50
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WA Northern Metro Network Forum

WA Northern Metro Network Forum

Check-in:   5:30pm 
Session Start:   6:00pm 
Event Concludes:     7:30pm

Employee engagement - Is it all about making them happy?

Although there has been numerous studies showing the positive impact on organisational performance of engaged employees, we still sit at 60% engagement in Australia (2018 Trends in Global Employee Engagement, AON Hewit) which is below the global average.

Why is it proving so difficult to engage the workforce? Why are there 4 out of 10 people in a team feeling disengaged? Is it all about making employees happy or is there more to it than that? Come to this session to hear our panel of experts answer these questions and all of your questions on employee engagement.

Speaker: Professor Stephen Teo, Associate Dean, Management Discipline, Edith Cowan University

Dr Stephen Teo is a Professor of Work and Performance and Professorial Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University, Australia. Prior to this appointment, he was the Interim Director of the Global Business Innovation Research Platform at RMIT University. While employed at the Auckland University of Technology Business School, Professor Teo was recognised under the New Zealand Governments Research Performance ranking (2012 PBRF scheme) as one of the leading scholars in New Zealand, as shown by the outcome of the 2012 New Zealand Performance-based Research Funding evaluation (ranked in the top 6% of New Zealand business researchers / Ranked A – world class).

His most recent projects examined the impact of organisational change on the well-being and performance of public sector employees in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the USA and Italy. He is currently undertaking research into workplace ill-treatment and psychological capital.


Speaker: Suzzanne Laidlaw, Consultant, Engage & Grow

Suzzanne Laidlaw is the Master Licensee of Engage & Grow Western Australia, an internationally accredited and award-winning business coach and global leader in business planning, passionate about supporting people to achieve their dreams.

With her expertise in business coaching and team engagement, she mentors and holds others accountable to following through with their goals to reach their potential. She has a myriad of life experiences and would welcome the opportunity to share her expertise with others.

Speaker: Darren McFarlane, Operations Manager, ConocoPhillips

Darren McFarlane is an experienced operations manager with a demonstrated history of working in the O&G industry, helping to make it both safer and smarter for all involved. Skilled in Verification and Validation, Process Safety, Risk Management, Coaching, and Safety Case.

He is a Chartered Principal Engineer and has been working in the Oil & Gas industry for over 10 years for DNV in Aberdeen, China, Malaysia, London and then finally here in Perth where he helped set up the local office in 2010.

Speaker: Collin Macmillan, operations Manager, Daltech Equipment

Colin Macmillan is highly experience and versed heavy duty plant mechanic with over 15yrs experience covering a wide product range of civil and mining equipment. He also has extensive management experience, overseeing mining and civil maintenance personnel with over 10 years in various roles.

Colin is an integral part of the Daltech senior management structure and has assisted the company to expand and grow from 20 personnel to 60 positively effecting financial performance and business improvement objectives.

Venue instructions

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Please park at car park 6 and register at Building 34.


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