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Work Well 365 Speaker Series

Safer, healthier workplaces are for everyone, every day. Work Well 365 through our health, safety and return to work events and resources all year round.

Our Work Well 365 Speaker Series is offered FREE and streamed online. Hear from experts who will discuss work-related violence, mental health and wellbeing, corporate accountability for work health and safety, ways to predict and manage injury risks using artificial intelligence, and more.

Each session will provide practical advice to immediately start improving health and safety or injury rehabilitation and return to work at your workplace.

Registrations are now open!

With six informative sessions held throughout the year for FREE, register now to plan your calendar and invest in your professional development.

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Dr . Sarah Cotton

No time for healthNew ways to support small business owners and their people around mental health and wellbeing
Date: 28 July 2022

Dr. Sarah CottonAs an organisational psychologist, Dr Sarah Cotton has a PhD in work-stress and more than 20 years of coaching, training and consulting experience with businesses of all shapes and sizes. Committed to reducing the costs of work-life conflict, she co-founded Transitioning Well in 2011 to help individuals and workplaces to navigate life transitions so people can live and work better!

David Whittingham

Understanding types of violence: An overview and practical approaches for human services.
Date: 16 August 2022

David Whittingham

David is a practicing forensic psychologist focusing on workplace issues and complex autism spectrum psycho-legal assessment and training. He has experience with complex stakeholder engagement in the resource sector, and threat assessment, having completed training in US school safety programs and countering violent extremism. He currently maintains a clinical focus on autism in civil, family and child safety legal settings in the context of risk assessment. David is currently completing a PhD in workplace bullying and psycho-social risk and provides training in forensic liability, safety and human factors and risk assessment with vulnerable populations.

Greg Tonner

Can you afford not to be using technology to manage work health and safety and injury recovery?
Date: 15 September 2022

Greg Toner

Greg is passionate about people and technology - and how, together, they can produce outcomes that improve both the lives of individuals and their communities.

Greg has a unique insight into well-being from the broad range of environments and cultures he worked in the past 30 years - across sectors in industrial, professional services, technology, communications and elite sports where he was CEO of the NRL Nth Qld Cowboys from 2015-18.

With over 25 years’ experience in Australia and overseas, his expertise lies in identifying opportunities to grow and help people and businesses successfully navigate the change. He does this by implementing strategies that enable both the authentic achievement of ambitions and improved connection between staff, customers and communities.

Jodie Deakes and guest industry panel speakers

How effective workplace consultation, representation and participation can improve your health and safety outcomesA panel conversation with industry speakers
Date: 18 October 2022

Jodie Deakes

Jodie leads services related to work and electrical safety policy, data and evaluation, coronial and enforceable undertaking services, awareness and engagement, industry strategy programs, regulatory strategy and board/industry sector standing committee services.

Jodie has extensive experience in developing evidence informed work health and safety strategies with a strong focus on risk based regulatory interventions and evaluation. With a passion for effective organisational design and culture, change management and governance, Jodie has led a number of business improvement initiatives including the Future State Work Health and Safety Regulator Program to aid the transition from WorkCover NSW to SafeWork NSW and the design of the NSW WHS Roadmap 2022.

Jodie holds a Bachelor of Business Management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peter Gould

How effective workplace consultation, representation and participation can improve your health and safety outcomesA panel conversation with industry speakers
Date: 18 October 2022

Peter Gould

Pete has more than 25 years of occupational health and safety on-the-job experience working with government agencies, volunteer organisations and mining equipment manufacturers in front line WHS roles.

Professionally, Pete is a registered nurse with postgraduate qualifications in OHS, Disaster and Emergency Management and Psychology.

Pete proudly heads up the Local Government Work Care WHS Support Unit which supports 65 of Queensland local governments who are self-insured for workers’ compensation with LGMS.

He is particularly passionate about his “Head Safety Coach” role in local government and thrives on supporting organisations who support our communities in Queensland.

Pete is a determined optimist and believes that health, safety and wellbeing can be part of a “normal day at work” if people are considered to be an organisation’s best and most valuable assets.

Jeff White

How effective workplace consultation, representation and participation can improve your health and safety outcomesA panel conversation with industry speakers
Date: 18 October 2022

Jeff White

Jeff White is the General Manager of Forge Engineering in Mackay. His role is to mentor key leaders in the business and develop and lead priority initiatives that will deliver on the business plan and the 3-5 year strategy. Jeff has been in the role for over two years where he has made significant changes at Forge Engineering in respect to developing effective ways of engaging staff and working towards achieving common goals and targets.

Jeff has built a meaningful career in the engineering game since 1988. Having worked in Brisbane, Mt Isa and Mackay he has helped develop his skills as a leader in a range of challenging workplaces and environments. Jeff is most passionate about building high performing teams, seeing people develop and businesses realising their full potential.

Jacqueline King

How effective workplace consultation, representation and participation can improve your health and safety outcomesA panel conversation with industry speakers
Date: 18 October 2022

Jacqueline King

Jacqueline King is the Assistant General Secretary of the Queensland Council of Unions, the peak union body in Queensland representing around 360,000 Queensland workers. Over the past 25 years she has worked for several unions including the Finance Sector Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, as well as with the Australian Council of Trade Unions.

In her current role, Jacqueline is primarily responsible for working with affiliates around work health and safety, gender equity, and legislative reforms to the anti-discrimination and state industrial relations laws. She is passionate about achieving equality and justice for all workers and has been leading the QCU campaign to introduce stronger sexual harassment laws for Queensland workplaces.

Jacqueline holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), a Graduate Diploma of Professional Legal Practice, a Diploma of Work Health and Safety and a Diploma of Training Design and Development. She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the People and Safety Committee for Stanwell Corporation.

Julia Bunn

Rehabilitation and return to work plans for psychological injuries
Date: 25 October 2022

Julia Bunn

With over 25 years as an Occupational Therapist specialising in the field of vocational rehabilitation, Julia has a passion for assisting workers achieve successful workplace rehabilitation outcomes. This led to her establishing her own rehabilitation company Easec Pty Ltd in 2005 where she works with a team of like-minded allied health professionals who share her vision of enabling better lives by maximising the health and wellbeing of individuals and organisations.

Her diverse range of clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist, and in quality management, has given Julia the opportunity to develop a service to support the most vulnerable in our community through the delivery of complex case management.

She is passionate about the role of work in the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Julia remains committed to promoting the importance of work as one of the most influential factors on our physical and psychological well-being, and to ensuring that people with injuries, illnesses or other limitations are able to fully realise these health benefits now and into their future. She is equally passionate about the wellbeing of the whole person, the workplace and communities, and spreading the influence of integrated health and wellbeing offering.

Julia is also an active founding member of the Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) and committed to ongoing industry development in the field of Occupational Rehabilitation.

Dr . Sarah Cotton

No time for healthNew ways to support small business owners and their people around mental health and wellbeing

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David Whittingham

Understanding types of violence: An overview and practical approaches for human services.

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