Leadership Outlook Series: Creating a Safe and Respectful Workplace – Ballarat


Ballarat North

date & time

19/03/2019 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Institute of Managers and Leaders Australia and New Zealand has partnered with White Ribbon to present Leadership Outlook 2019: Creating a safe and respectful workplace, a national series of practical and thought-provoking workshops that tackle gendered violence as a workplace issue.

Our Leadership Outlook events will define and identify violence and contributing factors, provide strategies to support staff experiencing violence, and help attendees to learn to mitigate risk. The workshops will also cover bullying, harassment and intimidation and how managers and leaders can support teams affected. During each of our sessions, a panel of local leaders will also share their real-world experiences in creating safe and respectful workplaces.

Each Leadership Outlook session will:

·        Provide a forum for employers to learn about best practice approaches to create a safe and supportive workplace for employees who are experiencing domestic violence, bullying or harassment in or out of the workplace

·        Increase your knowledge and skills in applying a strategic, evidence-based methodology to create a safe and respectful workplace drawn from White Ribbon’s work with organisations on the Workplace Accreditation Program

·        Outline strategies that can be implemented to support staff which minimises risk and promotes a supportive culture within the workplace

·        Provide overview of resources and tools available to assist in creating a safe and respectful workplace

·        Offer a practical case study to work through key learnings from the sessions

We all deserve to feel safe. Join us for an event that will help transform workplaces, leadership and society.

Registrations commence at 5.30pm with canapes and drinks on arrival and networking. The session will start at 6.00pm. 


In partnership with White Ribbon

Stephanie Callanan
Manager | Workplace Program
White Ribbon Australia

Stephanie Callanan is experienced in organisational development and corporate partnerships and is passionate about achieving cultural change.

Stephanie has been the Manager | Workplace Program at White Ribbon Australia for over four years and is focused on workplace enrolment, program implementation and service delivery.  Stephanie has supported the growth of participating workplaces from 30 in 2012 to over 300 in 2019.

Stephanie presented alongside Rosie Batty for White Ribbon Day in 2018 and at the 2017 National Family & Domestic Violence Summit. Stephanie has facilitated workshops creating safer and more respectful workplaces that support equal participation of men and women.

Stephanie has worked in corporate partnership roles for fifteen years in Government, NFP and marketing agencies.  Stephanie is finalising a Master of Policy and Applied Social Research.




Yvette Gunn
Organisation Development Manager at Central Highlands Water

Yvette Gunn is the Organisation Development Manager at Central Highlands Water. She has been in this role for 2 years and is responsible for; Leadership Development Programs, Change Management, Diversity & Inclusion and Learning and Culture Development. Prior to this role Yvette worked at Ballarat Community Health for 8 years, in which 5 of those were as the Executive Services Manager, where her portfolio areas included; Human Resources, Governance/Quality/Risk, Customer Service, Volunteers and Students. Yvette has been a strong supporter of using the work place as a platform for reducing family violence through educating staff on the importance of gender equality. She has worked in partnership with Women’s Health Grampians on the original Act@Work Program and was one of the first organisations in Ballarat to develop and implement a Family Violence Leave Policy. She is passionate about supporting Heath & Well-Being (including Mental Health) in the Workplace. She is a mother of two boys, and when she is not enjoying watching them be active, she enjoys being active herself. She has been involved with local arts groups on/off since moving to Ballarat in 2001 and is a strong supporter of the White Ribbon Choir.


330 Heinz Lane, Ballarat North, Victoria, 3350, Australia