Diversity, leadership and cultural change

Diversity, leadership and cultural change

VIC
Apr 18
What can we learn from cultural and systemic changes within organisations that are responding to high-profile issues of discrimination and harassment?

Speakers

Kristen Hilton, Commissioner, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission
Wendy Steendam, Deputy Commissioner, Victoria Police
Professor Spencer Beasley, Clinical Director, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christchurch Hospital

Event overview

CEDA welcomes Victorian Deputy Police Commissioner, Wendy Steendam and leading Surgeon, Spencer Beasley together with Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, Kirsten Hilton for a closer look at the transformation agendas in the police force and surgical practice.
 
We discuss the outcomes that have been achieved, the lessons learnt along the way, and how these experiences inform the wider discourse on diversity and workplace equality.
 

Meet the panel

Kristen Hilton
Commissioner, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

As Commissioner of the VEOHRC, Kristen leads a strategic and high impact policy agenda in support of organisational priorities through public interest litigation and other advocacy strategies. She received a Churchill Fellowship in 2007 and was honoured as the Law Institute Community Lawyer of the Year in 2006.

Wendy Steendam
Deputy Commissioner, Victoria Police

Wendy Steendam has over 30 years of policing experience across roles including general duties, sexual offence and child abuse investigation, governance, planning and policy. Wendy currently oversees work on the implementation of the recommendations of the 2015 VEOHRC Independent Review, and in 2017 was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

Professor Spencer Beasley
Clinical Director, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christchurch Hospital

Professor Spencer Beasley is a STEM Male Champion of Change, and has been a leader in developing the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeon' Action Plan on Discrimination, Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Practice of Surgery. The Action Plan commits RACS to organisational change in response to systemic issues with inequality and gendered harm within the medical profession in Australia.

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