National Employment Solutions Conference | The Changing Face of Work and the Workplace

The National Employment Solutions Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads, NSW on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 October 2018. The annual conference will examine the changing face of work and the workplace and will include topics of four generations in the one workplace, entrepreneurship, youth employment, government programs, mature age employment, the impact of technology, training and support, GIG, migrants, underemployment, transferable work skills, mental health and disability employment.

The conference provides the opportunity to be involved through presenting, learning, engaging, networking and collaborating with other professionals within the employment sector. The program will examine challenges, barriers, opportunities, research and trends that relate to innovative employment solutions in both job supply and demand with 9 Keynote Speakers and over 50 presenters. The conference in its 2nd year and the program is designed for policy makers, academics, employers, human resource managers, recruitment services, associations, all levels of government and not-for-profit representatives. We look forward to hearing the conversations at the conference!

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Our commitment to national employment issues is: Information exchange + research + best practice outcomes + collaboration on challenges of the workplace = Education for professionals and products, services and delivery models for business and everyday Australians.

Featured Speakers 2018

Confirmed

  • Ms Suzanne Colbert AM, CEO, Australian Network on Disability
  • Ms Natalie Goldman, CEO, FlexCareers
  • Ms Kristy Masella, CEO, Aboriginal Employment Strategy
  • Dr Libby Sander, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Bond University
  • Ms Marcela Slepica, Director Clinical Services, Access EAP
  • Mr Toby Whittington, CEO, Green World Revolution

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F.A.Qs

When do abstract submissions close?

Abstract submissions close on Friday 15 June, so submit now before this opportunity closes!

When do early bird registrations close?

We are offering early bird registrations until Friday 24 August. Registrations must be received and paid by this date to secure the discounted rate.

What time does the conference start and finish?

The conference will start at 8:30 am and finish at 5:00 pm.

What should I wear to the conference?

Smart Dress/Business Attire. Please bring a jacket/cardigan as the conference rooms can get quite cool.

What meals are included in my registration?

Delegates will receive morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Breakfast and dinner are at the delegates expense.

How do I access the discounted accommodation rates?

Special accommodation rates are offered to all delegates of the conference. These can only be accessed when booked through the conference registration form.

Keep Informed

Important Dates

  • Abstracts open: March 2018
  • Abstracts close: 15 June
  • Notification to authors: 9 July
  • Author acceptances: 13 July
  • Draft program available: 30 July
  • Presentation amendments: 3 August
  • Presenter registration and payment: 17 August
  • Early bird registrations close: 24 August
8.30 – 9.00am Conference Opening Session
9.00-10.30am Keynote Session
10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00 – 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions
12.30 – 1.30pm Concurrent Sessions
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3.30 – 5.00pm Concurrent Sessions
5.00 – 6.30pm Networking Function
9.00 – 10.30am Concurrent Sessions
10.30 – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00 – 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions
12.30 – 1.30pm Concurrent Sessions
3.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea
3.30 – 5.00pm Keynote Session & Conference Closing

Who Will Attend

  • Local Government: HR Managers, Economic Development and Community Employment/Engagement Officers
  • University/ TAFE/ School: Academics studying changes within the workplace, entrepreneurship and business. Student counsellors/ Guidance Officers, Career Development Officers
  • Consultants in Career Counselling, Career Practitioners, Life Coaches, Guidance Officers and Directors/ Principals/ CEOs
  • Disability/ Mental Health: Policy Advisors, Occupational Health Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Employment service managers and Disability Workforce Coordinators
  • State Government including Department of Employment, Department of State Development, Department of Human services
  • Employment Agencies including Program Managers, Work Advisors & Officers
    Training/ Apprenticeship/ Trade College representatives

2017 Highlights

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Click here to find out more about the 2017 conference: podcasts, proceedings, program and book of abstracts.

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