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NSW Interest Day – Does Bias Road Block Your Operations?

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm AEDT

- $30

WIOA extends an invitation to all water industry operators to join them for a Water Interest Day – Does Bias Road Block Your Operations? Held on the 29 November 2019 at Hunter h2o Newcastle, the day will be about Diversity and Inclusion with a number of presentations and a speaker panel.

Interest Day Program

10.00am Registration / Venue Opens
10.30am Welcome & Start of Sessions
10.40am WIOA Diversity & Inclusion WIOA’s Journey Craig Mathisen (WIOA)
10.55am Unconscious bias & Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Lisa Warren (Hunter Water)
11.30am Arrogance, Ignorance & Cronyism – My journey through the looking glass Carmel Krogh (Australian Water Association; National President)
12.00pm Intro to afternoon session Susan Judd (HRCulture)
12.15pm Lunch
12.45pm What are my Blind Spots at Work?  Susan Judd (HRCulture)
2.15pm Panel speakers facilitated session
2.45pm Thank you / end of day

To Register

Please use this link to register for this event, includes payment options: https://wioaconferences.org.au/events/nswwid_newcastle/


Speakers & Presentations


Lisa Warren, Hunter Water

Unconscious bias & Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Lisa has been working in HR since 2007 starting off in medical device and clinical research industries before taking on a number of HR roles in higher education at Macquarie University, University of NSW and the University of Newcastle. She currently works as a Senior HR Business Partner – Diversity and Inclusion at Hunter Water where she has been for almost 3 years. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma in Languages, a Diploma in HR and a Masters in Management. She strongly believes in the value that D&I brings to a business and has been involved in many projects to drive change at Hunter Water including managing the coordination and launch of Hunter Water’s first Reconciliation Action Plan in July 2019.


Carmel Krogh, Australian Water Association; National President

Arrogance, Ignorance & Cronyism – My journey through the looking glass

Carmel is an experienced water infrastructure professional with extensive leadership and management skills. She has successfully combined both executive and non-executive roles and is currently National President of the Australian Water Association. Carmel has over 38 years of industry experience and has made a significant contribution to the water sector and to the advancement of women. She was the first female to graduate from the NSW Institute of Technology (now UTS) in Civil Engineering. She also holds a Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration.


Susan Judd, HRCulture

What are my Blind Spots at Work?

Susan Judd is the Managing Director of HR Culture and Dare to Care, and a founding member of The EI Collaborative. She has more than 25 years of experience in leading and managing people in a variety of organisations spanning financial services, manufacturing and distribution, and retail and business to business sales. For the past decade, Susan has operated HR Culture, working with organisations large and small to build their leadership, teamwork, empowerment, and communication skills. Susan’s real passion is working with organisations to build happy and engaged workplaces where people are motivated and inspired to do and be their best







November 29, 2019
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Craig Mathisen
0457 846 008


Hunter h2o Newcastle
19 Spit Island Close
Mayfield West, NSW 2304 Australia
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