26 - 27 June, 2018 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Lisa Coletta

Director, Strategy Performance and Governance
Local Land Services NSW

7:00 AM Gearing Your Organisation to Respond Strategically to Machinery of Government Changes - Understanding your Responsibilities and Expectations to Governance

With no national guideline for Corporate Governance, each organisation must create a governance framework based on guidelines, standards and Acts within their jurisdiction. However, in the past couple of years, the public sector is seeing a growing number of reviews and amendments to existing laws, which will therefore impact current guidelines developed by organisations. Examples include the independent review of the PGPA Act 2013 and the development of the new Local Government Act in Victoria after 25 years since its roll out. Both reviews have left organisations anticipating what this may mean for future requirements internally with management and staff, and externally with the public. This workshop has therefore been designed to help you gear your organisation to be more responsive and proactive in aligning your processes accordingly to government changes.

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, tea and coffee while you learn about:

  • Reflecting on your current frameworks and what you want to achieve – Identifying the elements, principles and changes that will be of most benefit to your organisation’s goals
  • Flexibility versus autonomous and outcome focused objectives – How guidance can bring about a sense of both flexibility and autonomy with adopting your frameworks for the future
  • Overcoming the barriers of capacity and resources – Developing the right teams and committees to get involved with implementing and preparing for changes
  • Exploring practical applications of Acts and changes to existing frameworks in areas such as IT, Risk and Workforce Standards


2:00 PM CASE STUDY: Improving and Defining the Roles of Board Management at Local Land Services to Assess Organisational Performance Maturity

The NSW Local Land Services has embarked on a journey that formally addresses and defines the responsibilities of their board members. LLS is responsible for 11 state-wide, regional operation functions that must also be consistent with the organisation’s state and regional strategic objectives. As Board Members and Employees are both seen as customers, protocols need to be set in place and lines defined to clean up LLS’ governance culture. In this session, Lisa will discuss:

  • Understanding where the lines are drawn and crossed and its impact when board members and employees are not aware of their defined roles
  • Overview of how the defining roles can move away from being confidential, to being more involved in the performance of the organisation
  • Delegating responsibilities among the organisation to have a more consistent approach to fulfilling governance on organisational systems and functions

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Lisa.

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