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Work Well Conference program

7.30am Registration
8.30am Welcome to Country
8:40amMaster of Ceremonies
Simon Brown-Greaves
8:50amOpening address
Jorgen Gullestrup, Chair, WHS Board
9.00amWhat do serious accidents tell us about safety in any industry?
Sean Brady
9.40amGood work design – theory and solutions
Carlo Caponecchia
10.20am Morning Tea
10.40amWhich chocolate is best? Choosing or building your workplace intervention
Marilyn Hubner
11.20amA systems thinking approach to investigating workplace injuries
Prof Sharon Newnam
12.00pmDisconnect between workers and managers blocking crucial injury-preventing mental health conversations
Dr Mark Cross
12.40pm Lunch
1.30pmMoving from a culture of compliance to commitment
Tim Keeffe
2.30pmNavigating unexpected career change - empathy and purpose in vocational assessments
Matthew Buxton
3.10pmAfternoon Tea


Complex case management, navigating the Workers’ Compensation Scheme and highlighting outcomes and enablers to recovery
Bree Purcell, National Injury Insurance Scheme
Naomi Mason, WorkCover Queensland
4.00pmWorking well within – for a joyful, healthy and safe workplace culture
Julie Cross
4.55pmMC wrap up