Building resilience and adaptability into future workforces

Building resilience and adaptability into future workforces

Mar 9
Join WA’s Chief Health Officer for a discussion on how COVID-19 will help us build more resilient workforces.
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Dr Andy Robertson CSC PSM, WA Chief Health Officer and Assistant Director General, Public and Aboriginal Health Division, WA Department of Health

Event Overview

While we have celebrated how well many businesses have pivoted to work from home we have also heard a great deal about the impacts on mental health, supporting family and managing work-life balance.

Dr Andy Robertson will discuss what we have learnt about leading in a crisis and will explore:
  • The key factors in leading in a crisis, including framing the event, thinking strategically, effective decision-making, and developing vital relationships;
  • Developing the resilience and flexibility in workforces to deal with the ambiguity and complexity in crises and disrupted workplaces;
  • Building the decision-making skills at all levels based on available evidence, understanding of the risks and situational awareness; and
  • Enhancing the planning skills and personal resilience required to manage protracted incidents and projects.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Dr Andy Robertson CSC PSM
WA Chief Health Officer and Assistant Director General, Public and Aboriginal Health Division, WA Department of Health

Andy took up his current role in June 2018, having joined WA Health in 2003 in the role of Director, Disaster Preparedness and Management. In his time at WA Health, Andy has led the Australian Medical Relief team into the Maldives post tsunami, managed the Department’s response to the 2005 Bali bombing, led a team into Indonesia after the Yogyakarta earthquakes in 2006, worked as the Radiation Health Adviser to the Australian Embassy after the Fukushima nuclear incident in 2011, and conducted the AUSMAT needs assessment in Nepal after the Nepal earthquake in 2015. Andy served in the Royal Australian Navy, completing three tours of Iraq as a Biological Weapons Chief Inspector with the United Nations Special Commission in 1996 and 1997.

Meet the host

Carl Di Lorenzo
Partner, Tax, BDO

Carl is a Partner of Perth’s Corporate and International Tax team. He has over 14 years of experience providing taxation services to Australian and international clients, specialising in large and medium sized public and private companies. His experience extends across international tax, corporate restructures, income tax consolidations and general corporate tax consulting and compliance. Carl commenced his career in the corporate tax division of a big 4 accounting firm where he spent six years, moving to BDO to progress his career.

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Trustee event advice - Coronavirus

We at CEDA are proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

CEDA is currently running Trustee roundtable discussions virtually and face-to-face where there is member demand and they can be delivered in accordance with government health advice for a specific state.

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