UFBA Annual Conference 2015: Four interactive workshops

  Posted on 28th September 2015 by Loralee Hyde in Event News, UFBA News

2015 UFBA Conference: Wellington 13-15 November

Choose from 4 Workshops: Sustainability through Diversity

Adapting to the changing social needs of society and demographic and cultural changes are just some of the emerging challenges facing firefighters.

‘Sustainability through diversity’ is the theme of this year’s conference – and this will be the focus of four interactive workshops.

You will come away with innovative tools from your choice of workshop to use in both your brigade and personal life.

Workshop 1 - Coaching & Mentoring Skills: Carol Scholes

This practical workshop shows how to get the best out of the people you lead by coaching not telling.

Carol Scholes

It provides practical tools for a range of coaching or mentoring conversations - whether long term, one-off opportunities or those that happen in the moment.

This workshop will cover:

Workshop 2 - Managing Difficult Personalities and Dealing with Toxic Behaviours at Work: Aly McNicoll

Aly McNicollThis interactive session will help you identify toxic behaviours at work and better manage difficult personalities to reduce the negative impact they have.

You will walk away with a 5-step tool for difficult conversations that will enable you to step up early and confront difficult behaviours as soon as they become a problem.

The workshop covers:

Workshop 3 - Building Diverse Teams: Damian D’Cruz

Damian D'CruzBack by popular demand, Damian leads you through an interactive workshop exploring how our unconscious bias affects our thinking.

Unconscious bias was important in ancient times to allow us to make to make quick decisions about others for our self-preservation. It used to be that ‘difference is danger’.

But in a changing world and workforce, recognising peoples’ differences and working with them is more and more important and our unconscious bias can get in the way of us attracting and getting the most out of a diverse range of people.

As a result of this workshop, you will learn how to recognise and manage unconscious bias so that you can build a welcoming team environment where you benefit from a range of different ways of thinking and doing things.

Workshop 4 - Leading a Brave New World of Diversity: Tim McLeod

Tim McLeodLearn how to be a leader of diverse teams.

We talk about living in a diverse world. But what does that truly look like?

How do leaders tap into the diversity surrounding them to create a successful tomorrow?

Everyone has something to contribute. Harness the power of diversity by discovering how to be an inclusive leader and how by being an inclusive leader, you will achieve operational success.

Tim is a Regional Manager for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

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