"The Only Constant Is Change"
Speakers: Dr. Kathy Alexander, Board Director and Consultant & former CEO City of Melbourne &
Tony Payling, Director and the Founder of Calibre Business Integration
Date: Wednesday 18th November 2015
"Tools for Managing Uncertainty in Government"
The challenges facing cities today are increasing. Populations are increasing rapidly, climate change is associated with more freak weather conditions, globalization is increasing economic uncertainty and employment options and technology is disrupting our ways of living and working. Major change is required in community life to ensure that we minimize the threats to our safety and quality of life and that we maximize the opportunities.
In such a political environment, where both raising revenue and cutting services are unpopular, how do we gain community support for the both the scale and rate of the change required for cities to succeed?
Speaker: Dr. Kathy Alexander, Board Director and Consultant and former CEO City of Melbourne
Kathy is experienced in leading change, both in large and complex organisations and within smaller community organisations and businesses. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in capital city local government, at major teaching hospitals and community health services, she has built a national reputation for embedding stakeholder engagement and community participation in complex and politically sensitive environments, and for initiating improvements in finances and productivity. Kathy has provided consultancy services in governance, strategic planning, change management and service improvement in the public and private sectors.
As CEO of the City of Melbourne, Kathy led an organisation comprising more than 25 businesses and 1300 staff with an annual operating budget of more than $365 million, and a capital works program of almost $100million. Kathy ensured the effective operation of a dynamic 24-hour city that consistently rated at the top of international surveys on liveability. Kathy also represented the Council as the sole shareholder of the City of Melbourne's two large for profit subsidiary companies, Citywide and the Queen Victoria Market.
As CEO of Women's & Children's Health, which governed the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) and The Royal Women's Hospital (RWH) in Melbourne, she led a financial recovery program that saw a $15m productivity gain over four years.
"The only constant is CHANGE" - Heraclitus (paraphrase)
In this group discussion, Tony Payling will show you how you can:
Develop a clearly defined Strategy to position your organisation as the new benchmark in your industry;
Seamlessly transition to the new Strategic position, removing resistance to change; and
Assure recurring Benefits Realisation, driven by engaged employees working with engaged customers.
What others think of this presentation...
"Thank you for generously giving us your time yesterday and for sharing your insights into managing business change. I know that colleagues really valued hearing from you and I think that your presentation connected with colleagues at all levels in our organisation. It set us up very well to further explore the themes leadership and communication in the context of shaping our organisational culture." - Gareth Hoar, Consul-General, British Consulate General Melbourne
Speaker: Tony Payling, Director and the Founder of Calibre Business Integration
Tony Payling has over 20 years' experience in organisational strategy and transformation. He was a pioneer, and is a recognised thought-leader, in Post-Merger Integration.
Tony is a Director and the Founder of Calibre Business Integration, specialising in delivering seamless and successful Post-Merger Integration and Business Transformation. In doing so, Calibre Business Integration has developed class-leading methodologies in Strategy Development (OERTM), seamless Change Management (CLiCTM) and an internationally recognised approach the Benefits Realisation (BRaVOTM).
He is often asked to give speaking engagements and has had white papers and articles picked-up by publications such as the Financial Standard, Business Insider, Australian Financial Review and Chamber, the magazine of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.
When & Where
Graduate Management Association of Australia
The GMAA is the nationally recognised Professional Association for graduates having MBA, DBA and other postgraduate business management qualifications in Australia.
The GMAA has members with MBA, DBA and other postgraduate management qualifications from approved Australian and international programs residing in all states of Australia and overseas. Members include senior managers, functional specialists and consultants from business and government as well as business academics.