April 18 and 19, 2024 | SYDNEY

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Rise Leadership Awakening Program

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2024

6:00 PM for 6:30 PM

Welcome Dinner - Sponsored by CoreLogic

6 HEAD, 7-27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2024

DAY 1

Better leadership, Better People, Better Culture

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome

John Foong & Nick West

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Leadership Essentials | The Neuroscience of Leadership

We are not thinking beings that feel. We are feeling beings that think - sometimes! So what is going through your brain when you lead a team? Kristen Hansen draws from her post-graduate studies in neuroscience and 20 years of management roles with major Australian organisations to identify how brains work in leadership mode and how we can maximise both our own performance and that of our teams.

Kristen Hansen - Keynote Speaker

9:45 - 10:10 AM

Leadership Essentials | Experiences from the Leadership Frontline

If I knew then what I know now… what are the key challenges facing real estate teams currently? How can our understanding of the research and science change how we handle them? And how is that different to traditional thinking? Our expert panel discusses the latest leadership thinking they have introduced in their businesses, and the impact it is having on performance.

Panel: Sarah Edwards, Jason Pellegrino, Jeff Davis and Jarrod Coysh, hosted by Michael Sheargold.

10:10 - 10:30 AM

Reflections & Actions

Your facilitator will provide some reflections and takeaways from the keynote presentation and panel discussion. Can you identify your own Top 3 learnings? Share and discuss these with those at your table. Our roving session supporters will also identify some key talking points to help you kick off the conversation.

Facilitator: Michael Sheargold. Supporters: Angus Ferguson and James Redfern.

10:30 AM

MORNING TEA

10:55 -11:40 AM

Challenging Behaviour | Positive Masculinity

What does it mean to be a ‘real man’? How are male real estate agents defined by the expectations around them, and what are the impacts? Hunter Johnson is CEO of The Man Cave, an emotional intelligence charity that has impacted the lives of 20,000 young men across Australia, and he works as an Advisor to The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. Hunter explores how stereotypes like being buff, tough and just dealing with sh&* impact men, and how to lead them towards more positive and honest conversations - both professionally and personally.

Hunter Johnson - Keynote Speaker

11:40 AM - 12:05 PM

Challenging Behaviour | A Few Good Men

Matt Lahood, Dane Atherton and Ewan Morton have managed their share of Million Dollar Agents and tough guys - and know well the wreckage that can occur when it all goes wrong. Chris Hanley explores how we realign an industry with a culture of faking it til you make it and the impacts that will have on the men and women in our teams.

Panel: Matt Lahood, Dane Atherton, Ewan Morton and Jet Xavier, hosted by Chris Hanley.

12:05 - 12:25 PM

Reflections & Actions

Your facilitator will provide some reflections and takeaways from the keynote presentation and panel discussion. Can you identify your own Top 3 learnings? Share and discuss these with those at your table. Our roving session supporters will also identify some key talking points to help you kick off the conversation.

Facilitator: Chris Hanley. Supporters: Mark Earle and Julie Davis.

12:25 - 1:25 PM

LUNCH

1:25 - 2:10 PM

Closed Doors | Life, Death and Everything In Between

All of us are at times forced to endure losses of one kind or another - and we often feel helpless in the face of it. What can we do to help ourselves and others? What should we say? What do we avoid? Especially in work contexts; we’re expected to just work through it - literally. When the worst happened to Dr Lucy Hone, she turned her years of resilience research and training into discovering what helps us navigate our darkest days. She shares actionable tools for helping yourself and others navigate tough times.

Dr Lucy Hone - Keynote Speaker

2:10 - 2:35 PM

Closed Doors | Normalising Life

The passing of loved ones, illness in family members, experiences of our own mortality - they can shake us to the core, and yet we feel obliged to soldier on. Our expert panel talks us through how they handled it with their teams when the worst happened around them, and the astonishing outcomes from being, well, human!

Panel: Sadhana Smiles and Alex Ouwens, hosted by Charlotte Pascoe.

2:35 - 2:55 PM

Reflections & Actions

Your facilitator will provide some reflections and takeaways from the keynote presentation and panel discussion. Can you identify your own Top 3 learnings? Share and discuss these with those at your table. Our roving session supporters will also identify some key talking points to help you kick off the conversation.

Facilitator: Charlotte Pascoe. Supporters: Maria Findikakis and Ruma Mundi.

2:55 - 3:20 PM

AFTERNOON TEA

3:20 - 4:05 PM

Better Leadership | The Ripple Effect of Better Leadership

Better leadership equals better culture and a better culture equals better teams. Better teams mean better performance, while in turn that creates a better industry flowing on to a better community. Bresic Whitney’s Thomas McGlynn explores the knock-on effect of managing ourselves better as leaders.

Thomas McGlynn - Keynote Speaker

4:05 - 4:30 PM

Better Leadership | Amplifying Better Leadership

The impact of better leadership is not just on our teams but ripples out across our communities and our financial statements. And in time, it becomes self-fulfilling. Three leaders discuss how they built up momentum.

Panel: Manos Findikakis, Hannah Gill and Kon Stathopoulos, hosted by John Cunningham.

4:30 - 4:50 PM

Reflections & Actions

Your facilitator will provide some reflections and takeaways from the keynote presentation and panel discussion. Can you identify your own Top 3 learnings? Share and discuss these with those at your table. Our roving session supporters will also identify some key talking points to help you kick off the conversation.

Facilitator: John Cunningham. Supporters: Casey Healey and Hayley Van de Ven.

5:00 PM

DAY 1 WRAP

6:00 PM for 6:30 PM

Networking Dinner - Sponsored by Domain

Mejico 105 Pitt St, Sydney

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024

DAY 2

Better Service, Better Business, Better Industry

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Day 1 Review

John Foong

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Overcoming Limits | Championship Performance Against the Odds

Former World No. 4 tennis player, Jelena Dokic is a living testament to resilience, triumph and the unyielding spirit of a true champion. Her journey on the court demonstrates the courage it takes to perform when those who are supposed to support us are toxic. Beyond the world of the grand slams and the stadium lights, two-time refugee Jelena endured 15 years of abuse by her father. The scars of this traumatic past led her to the brink, but also ignited a resilient flame to not only survive but to transcend and thrive. As leaders, how can we support our people to advance and thrive when their own personal circumstances are less than ideal?

Jelena Dokic - Keynote Speaker

9:45 - 10:10 AM

Overcoming Limits | Rethinking limitations

For most of us, limitations make the story of why we ‘can’t’. Three young inspirational leaders discuss how recognising their limitations became the start of something professionally and personally amazing and how they turned can’t into can.

Panel: Kym Atherton, Avi Kahn and Katrina Tarrant, hosted by Tanja Lee.

10:10 - 10:30 AM

Reflections & Actions

Your facilitator will provide some reflections and takeaways from the keynote presentation and panel discussion. Can you identify your own Top 3 learnings? Share and discuss these with those at your table. Our roving session supporters will also identify some key talking points to help you kick off the conversation.

Facilitator: Tanja Lee. Supporters: Matt Nicastri and Charlie Barham.

10:30 AM

MORNING TEA

10:55 - 11:40 AM

Smart Culture = Good Business

What are the five fundamental components of a smart culture and how do they make your business better? Karen Maher is a leading Australian work health and safety consultant and keynote speaker. She specialises in enhancing workplace culture and reducing psychosocial risks and hazards such as bullying, harassment and sexual harassment. With recent changes to our Fair Work, Discrimination and Work, Health and Safety legislation now in force, this is an essential session.

Karen Maher - Keynote Speaker

11:40 AM - 12:05 PM

Smart Culture | Detoxing Your Culture

What steps do you take when you realise your culture has hazards? Walk away, conduct a purge or is it worth the effort to convert the culprits? Our panel discusses how they tackled the turnaround in their teams and the processes they put in place to prevent its return.

Panel: Lisette Schults-Rand, Lisa Pennell and Justin Miller, hosted by David Bowie.

10:10 - 10:30 AM

Reflections & Actions

Your facilitator will provide some reflections and takeaways from the keynote presentation and panel discussion. Can you identify your own Top 3 learnings? Share and discuss these with those at your table. Our roving session supporters will also identify some key talking points to help you kick off the conversation. Your facilitator will provide some reflections and takeaways from the keynote presentation and panel discussion. Can you identify your own Top 3 learnings? Share and discuss these with those at your table. Our roving session supporters will also identify some key talking points to help you kick off the conversation.

Facilitator: David Bowie. Supporters: Andy Reid and Vicki Sayers.

12:25 - 1:25 PM

LUNCH

1:25 - 2:10 PM

Looking Ahead | The Business of Optimism

Research has shown that optimism plays a crucial role in helping us cope better with stress, build stronger relationships, and achieve our goals. Optimism is also the underpinning of resilience, allowing us to bounce back from setbacks and keep moving forward. As a leader, it's essential to create a culture of optimism and resilience within your team. Victor Perton from The Centre for Optimism, shows how to build a braver, more resilient culture that can thrive even in the face of adversity.

Victor Perton - Keynote Speaker

2:10 - 2:35 PM

Looking Ahead | The Power of Partnerships and Succession Plans

Leadership is never set and forget. It constantly morphs into something new. Two powerful real estate partnerships discuss how they use their complementary strengths to make leadership personally sustainable, consistent, accountable and future-facing.

Panel: Nick Dowling and Andrew McCann with Nick West and James Keenan, hosted by Michael Sheargold.

2.35 - 2:55 PM

Reflections & Actions

Your facilitator will provide some reflections and takeaways from the keynote presentation and panel discussion. Can you identify your own Top 3 learnings? Share and discuss these with those at your table. Our roving session supporters will also identify some key talking points to help you kick off the conversation.

Facilitator: Michael Sheargold. Supporters: Sally O’Connell and Leanne Pilkington.

3:30 PM

DAY 2 WRAP

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