Clubs Australia WR&HR Conference 2023

August 14,2023 @ 09:00 am-August 15,2023 @ 05:00 pm

With Clubs Australia’s WR&HR Conference being back at Sydney’s ICC this year, rest assured it’s going to be an insightful couple of days! Across 14 and 15 August, there is a stellar line-up of thought-provoking and inspirational speakers scheduled. Learn from the best legal minds in our industry and discover tools to ensure that we don’t forget our people and their journeys within our clubs.

A Brighter Future

Keynote speaker Dr Louise Mahler will take attendees through the inVISIBLE and Missing Ingredient of Leadership.

 After moving from the Vienna State Opera back to Australia, Louise observed a missing ingredient in corporate leadership and completed an award-winning PhD around the unsung wisdom of the mind-body-voice connection she named Vocal Intelligence. Louise will help you develop an understanding of your physical and vocal options as an integral part of motivating and inspiring others.

With the age of diversity and inclusion upon us, the time has come to rebalance. Louise will help the audience find the energy to break down barriers through understanding, clever engagement with hard conversations and the giving of self without fear.

Compelling keynote speaker Simon Kuestenmacher will also inspire you with his talk Rebuilding a Better Future. Simon is a rising star globally in the field of data management and insight. He is the co-founder of The Demographics Group based in Melbourne and is a columnist with The Australian newspaper. He will focus on current global socio-demographic trends and how these impact Australians, backed by data and evidence to support his propositions.


Legal Challenges and Changes in Our Industry

Fair Work Commissioner Jennifer Hunt, Thomson Geer Partner Jacquie Seeman, Barrister Dan Fuller and SWAAB Partner Michael Byrnes will provide a comprehensive view on the impact of recent industrial relations legislative decisions and changes; the latest developments, analysis and understanding of best practice employment; and industrial relations approaches. Their presentations will provide workplace relations and HR practitioners with pragmatic, practical guidance on a range of issues.


Culture, Conflict and Mental Health

The WR&HR Conference will also feature practical presentations covering how to deal with workplace conflict, with a focus on mental health and how prevention through connection is key to helping your employees.

During Leadership Expert Brian Dickinson’s interactive and engaging session, Brian will discuss how to apply the positive mindset, attitudes and approach of highly engaged leaders and teams and will provide some practical tips and ideas to support team members to maintain enthusiasm, energy and resilience.

Lynora Brooke, a Conflict Management and Coaching Consultant from the Resolute Institute, will focus on the heart of the conflict and how it is important to explore areas where people view things differently and how to address this before it becomes protracted, unhealthy conflict.

At this presentation, you will be provided with some tips and guidance on how to deal with conflict and you will participate in activities to support your conflict management. This session will provide you with some appreciation of the skills required to get to the root of the conflict.

Gus Worland from GOTCHA4LIFE will kick-start the conversation around mental fitness with an immersive presentation that engages, educates and empowers individuals and workplaces to build mental health fitness.


Register for the WR&HR Conference now to secure your early bird discount at The Conference is proudly brought to you by AustralianSuper.



Start:August 14,2023 @ 09:00 am

End:August 15,2023 @ 05:00 pm


ICC Sydney