Leadership for Cultural Change - Roundtable

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South of Perth Yacht Club

Canning Beach Rd

Applecross, Western Australia 6153


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A Roundtable presented by SIRF Roundtables Western Australia

This Roundtable has been developed through interest in industry and focus within WA. Wellbeing is the model for future leadership styles and how we build our people to create the harmonious working environment. Covering emotional intelligence, fatigue, human factors, inattention, all giving techniques you can adopt to gain increased awareness, enhanced communication, interpersonal effectiveness and building skills for everyone to harmonise within the working environment making Cultural change to take effect.

We will hear from 5 experts who will deliver their expertise on the topic. Participation and break out groups will network similar needs and interests within the business forum with a discussion during and at the end of the Roundtable.

Location: South of Perth Yacht Club, Canning Beach Rd, Applecross WA 6153

Five excellent presentations and opportunity for Roundtable discussion,

Tanya Finnie

Is a global cultural strategist with expertise in building meaningful relationships and instilling confidence within individuals. Having worked in a plethora of different countries from around the globe, Tanya has valuable global experience pertaining to culture and diversity. With her unique skill-set and vast knowledge, Tanya assists organisations in growing their human capital and increasing their cultural intelligence.

She is a certified Global Goodwill Ambassador and voted as one of Perth’s Top 100 Small Business Influencers in 2016. She is a Patron for Roots TV – a not for profit supporting youth at risk to become media producers.

“Tanya’s exceptional cultural insights not only helped us maintain good relations with a large international client, but had a significant impact in supporting local staff to smoothly collaborate.” Mark Small, CEO, IFAP, Australia

“Have heard Tanya present on a number of occasions, I have found Tanya to be very accomplished public speaker/ presenter who is very professional, passionate and knowledgeable about her work in cultural intelligence.” Graeme Watt, Civil and Geotechnical Project Engineer/Project Manager, Australia/Canada

Cristian Sylvestre

He’s leading the development of Third Generation Safety, an approach to managing safety that helps people understand how inattention comes about and how it can be managed better. His programs use the latest neuroscience and behavioural research to design simple and easy-to-use tools that reengineer people’s natural tendencies to be inattentive. He authored the book “Third Generation Safety: The Missing Piece” to explain his work.

With a successful corporate career with ICI and Shell. As a professional chemical engineer, he is trained to analyse complex systems and processes, and to use hard science and data to deliver positive outcomes.

Mark Small

As a passionate Safety Professional, Mark is driven to make workplaces safer and healthier.
He has extensive management and board experience having held positions of President, Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager.
Mark has worked in a variety of safety related roles and has more than 15 years of experience as a Safety Professional.
He is a past President and Life Member of the Petroleum Club of Western Australia and past Chairman of the Leeuwin Foundation.
In 2016 Mark was Highly Commended by the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Personal Achievement.

Safety and the Human Factor, by understanding and allowing for the Human condition we are then able to design our workplaces to be more tolerant of the mistakes, errors and lapses that make us Human.

If we design our safety systems based only on the concept of the ideal worker we will continue to struggle to achieve our desired safety performance.

Dr Nicholas Mabbott

A Fatigue Risk Management Specialist with over 22 years of experience in sleep science and fatigue risk management.

He has provided fatigue management training and education to more than 15 thousand personnel.

In the last nine years he has implemented his theory on sleep timing to assist people to get to sleep within minutes and achieve a full night of sleep. Many employees are now benefitting from increased quality and length of sleep.

Nick’s main drawcard is his ability to engage people to discuss sleep and fatigue management, not only in the safety space but within the health and wellness arena. Attendees enjoy taking their learnings home to their families.

In discussion with final presenter,


Roundtable Discussion - We will have the chance to share and be part of discussions and activities on some of the beneficial and important aspects of working life to enable control and guidance to support the wellbeing and safety of all personnel. These presentations are directing us to the new leadership style where focus is about giving strength and efficiency to everyone in the workplace to drive the cultural change in the desired direction.

Who Should Attend?

SIRF Rt Roundtable Events are for senior and middle management and specialists looking to learn from and discuss with peers the issues they are facing in and around their field of excellence. This Round table is likely of interest to Human Resources, Health and Safety, Maintenance Leaders, Maintenance and Engineering Managers and Trades and anyone interested in adopting techniques to benefit the workforce at every level. If you have interest or experience in or around the topic of the day, you will benefit from attending by learning and seeing other examples and from networking with others who have similar experiences.

About SIRF Roundtable Events

All SIRF Rt events are designed to provide a safe environment for open discussion with peers on the topic of interest they are working on, in and around. Roundtable Events like this one are where we get our name from, and they are organised around a topic or theme. Several speakers will present for between 30 and 45 minutes, with a time period for questions. During the event our expert facilitators will also conduct short roundtable discussions on different aspects or parts of the topic/theme throughout the day. There will be numerous opportunities for networking and sharing best practices. These are our premier local events, so don’t miss out!


What are my parking options for the event?

There is plenty of free parking at the venue

What are the PPE requirements?

Business casual

When do I need to register by?

The last date to register for SIRF Rt Roundtable Events like this one is normally 5 business days before the event.


This event is included in SIRF Roundtable membership

Who can I contact for further information?

Chris Bush 0400 109 861

Jeff Naylor 0409 535 239

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Applecross, Western Australia 6153


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