People and Culture Network: Food for thought series

Corporate Wellness, how to influence the workplace

Are you struggling to keep up with the ever changing workplace? Has Covid-19 highlighted new challenges for you as a People and Culture professional?

Food for Thought Series - Corporate wellness, how to influence the workplace will walk you through the current landscape that effects all People and Culture professionals and gives you tools to influence and change your current wellness state in your workplace.

This event includes presentations that make reference to the topic of domestic violence. Please consider your personal experiences and whether these topics will trigger emotional responses for you.
If you are suffering with this issue or any other mental health challenges, please do not hesitate to reach out to the people below.

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Event Program

8.50 am   Opening and welcome
9.00 am   The cost doing more with less, Benn Farr-Wharton PhD, Associate Professor of Management, Associate Dean of Management, ECU
9.45 am   The key issues in Local Government, EAP Specialist
10.15 am  Break
10.30 am  Family Domestic Violence, Susan Laird, Clinical Lead, FDV Counsellor and Cath McGregor, Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager, Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence
11.00 am  Work Health and Safety Act changes, Scott Wade, Solicitor, McLeods Barristers and Solicitors
11.30 am  Panel Discussion: How can your organisation help with the topics discussed in the session, Richard King, Manager People and Culture, City of Mandurah, Noor Talpur, Human Resource Advisor, City of Joondalup, Ben Farr-Wharton, EAP Specialist
12.00 pm  Closing comments followed by networking
Ben Farr-Wharton
For the past decade, Ben has been exploring the enablers of, and barriers to, employee wellbeing. As part of this, and eminent colleagues, Ben has examined the impact of supportive management and leadership on employee wellbeing, including analysing the ensuing impact of stress, safety culture, sick leave and enagement. Ben's research partners span a number of national and international, large, health care, public service and not-for-profit organisations.
Scott Wade 
Scott graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Applied Science, Sports Science. After working in local government for approximately five years, Scott moved into the field of Occupational Health and Safety as a Safety Specialist. Following a period working as a specialist advisor, Scott moved to Canberra for four years and progressed to the role of National Work Health and Safety Manager for Australia's air navigation service provider. While working full time in the area of safety, Scott completed a Juris Doctor at Murdoch University and was admitted to the Supreme Court of ACT in 2016. Scott returned to Perth in 2017 commencing employment with McLeods as a Solicitor in 2018.


Thursday 18 November 2021

(Please note this event was previously scheduled to be held on Friday 15 October 2021, but due to unforeseen circumstances has been rescheduled). 


8.30 am registration for a 09.00 am start


City of Bayswater
61 Broun Avenue
Live-streaming available for regional delegates! - Simply select the live-streaming option during your online registration.


Member $60
Affiliate: $65
Young Professional $70
LGWA Member $70
Non-Member $75

Local Government Member*
Bronze: $70 | Silver: $65 | Gold: $60

*Please click here   to see if your Local Government is a Local Government Member.
Please email [email protected] for your Local Government Member discount code.

Registrations Close

Monday 15 November 2021

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