Human Synergistics Conference (complimentary) – Melbourne : Wednesday 9 September

How does Organisational Culture influence performance excellence and competitive advantage?

A good strategy is nothing until it is executed. People execute strategy, people design products and services and people deliver them.

It is the environment in which people work – the organisation’s culture – that allows them to be their best.

IAG, Yum! Brands, Sportsbet and Human Synergistics will explore the role Culture and Leadership play in giving organisations the edge. The speakers will discuss how to challenge conventional wisdom and build mindsets around the role of culture in supporting business growth, risk management and long-term sustainability.

Speakers include:

Jen Mitchell, Executive General Manager, Claims, IAG

Gillian Folkes, Group General Manager, People and Culture, IAG (the name behind some of the most trusted and respected insurance brands in Australia, New Zealand and Asia)

Tony Lowings, Managing Director of KFC SOPAC (Yum! Brands is the powerhouse behind KFC® and Pizza Hut®)

Shaun McCarthy, Chairman of Human Synergistics Australia & New Zealand

 If you would like to join the Bridges team at this complimentary event please call Karen on 9654 3377 or email

Book : Energising Leadership by Nita Cherry

Energising Leadership is a practical book for anyone wishing to develop and refine their leadership practice. It opens up many opportunities for leadership that are often overlooked and underestimated. It will also help leadership teams make informed, deliberate choices that focus precious organisational energy on the things that matter.



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Seminar : Connecting women business owners to global supply chain – 16 April

Women in Global Business and WEConnect Australia invite you to a seminar to learn how to connect with multinational buyers in the global supply chain.  The seminar content is designed for women owned enterprises.

Event Details :

Thursday April 16th  9.00am – 12.00pm

Austrade offices – 3rd floor, 60 Collins Street, Melbourne

Why you should attend

Hear from three exceptional speakers
Develop your know-how on the procurement process and decision making
Identify strategies to access global supply chains to benefit your business
Build your network and meet like-minded businesswomen during the networking session

Booking information – to follow soon




Article : Guiding Qantas through turbulence

In February 2014, on the back of half-year pre-tax losses totalling $252 million, Qantas announced that it would be implementing a ‘transformation program’, with 5000 full-time roles to be cut over the next three years.

The mandate was never going to be an easy instruction to deliver and manage. HRM online talks to executive manager of human resources, Karen Lonergan FAHRI, about guiding the airline through a period of immense change.


Article : Dave Ulrich on the future of HR

AHRI chairman Peter Wilson sat down with management guru Dave Ulrich, a university professor, author and management coach to talk about the state of HR globally and how to create effective leaders.

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2014 Case Study – Impact of Personal Coaching

A highly intelligent and creative IT design expert working for a global company in a team spanning four continents, was suffering burn-out.

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2014 Case Study : Increased Customer Satisfaction and Employee Engagement

A university business department managing $3 billion in asset replacement values and $500 million a year in projects was facing significant criticism from clients. Service to clients and the quality of team work within the business needed to improve.



Feature: Mentoring Up

Two Ways to Wisdom

Mentors who approach the task with an open mind and a willingness to listen are very likely to learn a thing or two.

By Christopher Niesche, Human Resources Media

Making the mentoring process successful for both parties

Karen Delvin, founder and managing director of boutique business consultancy Bridges, says being ‘present’ and open to possibilities produces the best results.

“If you’re not mindful and your head is full of information you want to dump onto the mentee, you won’t be open to the opportunities that present themselves.”



Chris White video


2014 – UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles

Step up big business: More Australian organisations need to meet simple gender principles

By Angela Priestley, Women’s Agenda / Jul 17, 2014

This week, Oxfam published a report finding that at the current rate of decline, the world will be waiting another 75 years before closing the gender pay gap.

The report has got people talking, with news articles and opinion pieces published across almost all our major news outlets. Looking at it from the perspective of 75 years is clever. It’s a figure people can remember and recite. An easy grab that highlights just how much work there is to do. It’ll be a figure that’s continually quoted in the months to come, much like the finding from the Grattan Institute that estimates a six per cent increase in women’s workforce participation would see Australia’s GDP increase by $25 billion.

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