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NSW Fellows Roundtable: How Leaders can Build Psychosocial Safety in the Workplace

25 July 2024 12:00pm - 2:00pm
PKF Sydney Level 8, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney NSW
Member $0

Please note this is a fellow member only event.

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How Leaders can Build Psychosocial Safety in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination Hazards and Risk Management

Join us for a Fellows-only roundtable discussing an essential session designed to empower organisational leaders and governance professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to build a workplace environment that prioritises psychological wellbeing and prevents sex discrimination and harassment.

Key Learning

Within the context of recent legislative amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) there has been a mandated positive duty for all 'Persons conducting a business or undertaking' (PCBUs) to prevent sex discrimination and harassment in the workplace. This session will provide essential guidance on meeting these legal obligations and fostering a culture of inclusivity and safety.

Governance professionals play a crucial role in managing complex workplace interactions and developing robust governance structures and frameworks within organisations. We will do this through the exploration of case studies and case law that deal with psychosocial safety risks and hazards, this session will cover:

  • Key legislative amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)
  • Responsibilities of Employers, Organisational Leaders, Employees and Bystanders
  • Discussion about the financial, legal and reputational implications for workplaces that fail to adequately implement their positive duty to reduce and prevent psychosocial hazards and risks within organisations
  • Identifying of psychosocial safety hazards and risks in organisations
  • How to appropriately respond to psychosocial safety and sex discrimination and sexual harassment

What is in it for you?

  • Comprehensive understanding of legislated obligations and responsibilities to prevent psychosocial safety risks, particularly sexual harassment in the workplace
  • Ability to identify existing and potential psychosocial safety risks and hazards
  • Develop a proactive strategy and framework to reduce psychosocial risks and hazards in the workplace

Speakers highlights:

Jason Landers, Partner, PKF Integrity

Jason has over 22 years of investigations experience in corporate, mining, gambling and law enforcement environments. Before joining PKF, he was the Founding Director of Business Integrity Solutions a bespoke consultancy firm, the APAC Corporate Investigations Lead at Rio Tinto, and a former Police officer and Detective Investigator in the Western Australia Police Force.

With a proven record for risk identification and establishing trusted relationships, Jason has skills in all facets of business integrity, workplace misconduct investigations, investigative interview training, whistle-blower engagement and management, sexual harassment, respectful behaviours and psychosocial safety awareness training.

Robert Cockerell, Partner, PKF Integrity

Robert Cockerell is an investigator with more than 30 years’ experience, with expertise in the investigation of complex crimes and the management of fraud prevention and detection.

Robert has extensive experience in investigations, strategic data analytics, forensic technology, and corruption and fraud risk management. Robert also holds advanced training qualifications in interview techniques. He is an expert in the detection of deception by interview and has authored a number of critically acclaimed training programs for the CPA, ACFE and Institute of Internal Auditors.

A former Detective Chief Inspector with the Victoria Police, Robert has led some of the most complex fraud and drug investigations in Australia and was twice awarded the Chief Commissioners Certificate for investigative excellence.

Before joining PKF Melbourne, Robert worked within the Forensic practices of Ernst&Young and KordaMentha where he conducted a large number of complex investigations and fraud prevention engagements in Europe, Asia, Africa, Papau New Guinea, Brazil and Cyprus, resulting in successful outcomes and the recovery of millions of dollars for clients.

Who should attend?

This is a Fellows only event

  • Business leaders and managers cannot afford to miss this update, including: 
  • Fellows
  • CEOs, CFOs, CSOs, CROs 
  • directors 
  • company secretaries 
  • general counsel 
  • heads of ESG 
  • risk managers 
  • heads of internal audit 
  • legal advisers 
  • anyone else with governance or risk management responsibilities. 

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