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VCAT orientation: Ethical and behavioural dimensions of the role.

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Friday 22nd March 2024

Full Day EVENT | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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An opportunity for new VCAT members to come together and learn about their role.

Developed specifically for recently appointed VCAT members, this event includes both theory and practical skills on:  

  • preventing sexual harassment, including bystander training 

  • the ethical dimensions of the role  

  • how to exercise authority in the hearing room  

  • communicating effectively in the hearing room.  

Please note that attendance is by invitation only. 

Speakers.

En Masse
Erica Edmands
A Partner at En Masse, Erica is an experienced senior HR & legal practitioner, workplace investigator, and facilitator in the private and public sector, with a particular focus on inclusion, diversity, and gender equity. With a deep understanding of the drivers of gender inequity, Erica has designed and delivered strategic, sustainable interventions on the prevention of workplace behavioural issues, gender equity, bias, sexual harassment, and domestic and family violence. Erica is particularly experienced in managing complex and sensitive investigations for Boards, CEO's and senior executives. A Graduate of the AICD, and current Board Chair and Non-Executive Director, she understands the broader commercial, strategic and people issues required to embed organisational change. More broadly, Erica has extensive experience in conducting cultural reviews, Public Sector misconduct and Whistleblower investigations (including IBAC and protected disclosure matters) and developing GEAPs. Erica holds a current legal practicing certificate and is a nationally accredited mediator.
En Masse
Stuart Kay
Stuart is an Executive Consultant for En Masse with extensive experience spanning a variety sectors and stakeholders including private legal practice, the judiciary, education and government, in both Australia and the US. A senior qualified lawyer, Stuart develops high-performing teams through coaching, mentoring and implementing diversity and inclusion programs. Having served in organisational leadership roles for many years, Stuart is familiar with the pressures on leaders. Stuart has a deep understanding of the drivers of behaviour and workplace culture, and brings empathy, emotional intelligence and a wealth of lived experience to his work.