HR Good Practice Conference
UWS hosted a very successful conference in December 2010
Building sustainable HR practice in higher education
through collaboration and innovation
2 – 3 December 2010
University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus,
Victoria Road, Rydalmere
The Conference aims:
Bring together HR practitioners and share challenges and experiences in HR practice
Provide a forum for showcasing outcomes of Workplace Productivity Program (WPP) projects in HR reform
Provide an opportunity for collaboration on key areas of HR good practice across Australian higher education institutions
The University of Western Sydney (UWS) aims to achieve growth, diversity and long-term sustainability in its workforce through its staffing strategy 'Our People 2015'.
As part of the Australian Government’s Workplace Productivity Program, UWS received a grant to implement key initiatives within the 'Our People 2015' staffing strategy and to convene a national conference to showcase outcomes. Australian universities who participated in the Workplace Productivity Program undertaking projects associated with HR reform will join us to present at the conference.
Central Queensland University
Charles Darwin University
University of Western Sydney
University of Wollongong
Dominic Thrubon is an inspiring and dynamic speaker with a track record of performance at the highest level. He has spoken across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and also is a world top-10 debater. His academic and professional expertise, coupled with his international business experience, makes Dominic an influential thought leader who can help businesses, educators and students shift their mindset out of the world as it used to exist and into the world as it exists today.
Mark Jenkins APM
Assistant Commissioner, Human Resources
New South Wales Police Force
Mark joined the New South Wales Police Force in 1981 working general duties up until 1985 when he moved into special criminal investigations. In 1994 he was appointed as the Senior Investigator on the TASK Force Gap, investigating the murder of John Newman MP, and subsequent arrest. He was appointed as Crime Manager 1999 to Castle Hill Area Command, moving to Holroyd, Macquarie Fields and Blacktown Local Area Commands throughout his career.
Mark was seconded to the Australian Crime Commission as Head of Investigations, Firearms and Trafficking in 2003 and promoted to Commander of the Counter Terrorist Coordination Command in 2004, where he assumed responsibility for intelligence collection and proactive investigation of terrorist related matters, as well as responsibility for dignitary protection, protective security intelligence and critical infrastructure.
In 2008 Mark was appointed as General Manager of Human Resource, Special Projects, completing a Senior Leadership Program with the Scottish Police in 2009, at which time he also undertook a three-week attachment to the British Transport Police, United Kingdom, examining strategy development, deployment, intelligence, counter terrorism prevention and response.
Mark was appointed to Director, Corporate Human Resources (Assistant Commissioner), temporary, in 2010.
Manager, Workplace Equity Unit
New South Wales Police Force
Juliet is legally qualified with extensive experience in strategic HR and industrial relations. For nearly 10 years she worked in the NSW Department of Education and Training involved in large scale industrial arbitrations and involved in reforms to teacher performance and conduct following the recommendations of the Wood Royal Commission. She has worked as a committee officer for the Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics in the NSW Legislative Council and in the Family Violence area with the Department of Aboriginal Affairs. At the Department of Premier and Cabinet Juliet held the position of Assistant Director, Employee Relations Policy and Advice being involved in a number of high profile public sector wage negotiations and the challenges of the electricity privatisation issues.
Juliet has been Manager of the NSWPF Workplace Equity Unit since December 2008 responsible for the implementation of significant procedural and cultural change reforms following the report by Chris Ronalds SC into sexual harassment and sex discrimination in the NSWPF.
For more information, please contact Sonya Cachia.