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


South Mackay

date & time

14/03/2019 - 12:00 pm to 2:00 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 11.30am with a light lunch and networking. The session will start at 12.00pm. 


In partnership with White Ribbon

Stacey Nelan
Workplace Program Advisor
White Ribbon Australia

Stacey emerged from an abusive relationship a strong advocate against violence towards women and a champion for the progress of women and gender equality.

Her perceptions of what was domestic violence nearly got her killed and so she started sharing her powerful story 3 years ago through engagements to raise awareness.  An accomplished speaker, Stacey has spoken to over 4000 people including at the 2017 International Women’s Day Luncheon and the 2016 White Ribbon March in Adelaide. Stacey became a White Ribbon Advocate in 2016. After 20 years in local and state government she changed careers to follow her passion and accepted a role in July 2017 with White Ribbon Australia as an Advisor in their Workplace Accreditation Program team. 

Stacey now uses her lived and professional experiences to work with organisations who are also committed social change, to the prevention of violence against women and creating safe and respectful workplaces for everyone.


Scott McSwan – Panel Member
Director, McKays Solicitors 

Scott is a director at McKays Solicitors and leads the McKays industrial relations and employment law team in their Mackay practice. Scott is known for developing long term, trusted relationships with his clients and has a passion for equipping his clients with the skills and know-how to avoid legal disputes.






Deb Rae
Change and Growth Facilitator

Deb Rae is a consultant, author and coach with more than 20 years national experience.  She works with government, business and not-for-profit organisations in strategic planning, training, project facilitation, policy development and community research and engagement. 

 Deb has a particular interest in community work.  She is the Independent Chair for the Mackay headspace consortium, a management committee member at Lowanna House and facilitates a support group for young widows.

Deb was also awarded the Manager of the Year (Not-for Profit Sector) for the Mackay region in the Institute of Management and Leaders’ Excellence Awards in 2011.



89 Juliet Street, South Mackay, Queensland, 4740, Australia