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



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15/03/2019 - 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.


Superintendent Ron Van Saane
District Officer
Capricornia Police District

Superintendent Ron Van Saane is the District Officer in Charge of the Capricornia Police District, based at Rockhampton and has held that position for over 7 years.  As the leader and manager for over 600 men and women across a very diverse region, his primary role on a day to day basis is keeping his people safe, happy, secure and engaged in always attempting to achieve their fundamental priorities of keeping our community’s safe. Ron has over 38 years policing experience, having worked at many rural and isolated locations such as Cunnamulla, Cloncurry, Bedourie and Longreach and as a Detective at Charleville, Bundaberg and Murgon Criminal Investigation Branches. Ron has been a White Ribbon ambassador for the Rockhampton area since 2011 and is heavily committed to reducing and preventing domestic and family violence where ever and when ever it occurs, plus developing and progressing community domestic and family violence awareness and education programs where ever possible.  In 2018, Ron was awarded the Australian Police Medal for his services to policing and in particular his commitment to reducing domestic and family violence throughout the community.

Angela Olsen
Senior Business Managers – Helping IPA to positively impact people

Angela is the Senior Business Manager, in Central Queensland for IPA Personnel Services. Her management career spans over 30 years with experience in small business, recruitment, facility services and the mining industry.

Angela sits on two committees, which provides her further scope to align her personal and professional values of workplace respect and collaboration. As President of Regional Women’s Network CQ, Angela has encouraged a platform for women in business, to support one another, grow and network and challenge ideologies so they can become the best version of themselves. Additionally, Angela sits on the Capricornia Chamber of Commerce Committee where she is a passionate advocate for small to medium business, and assists in facilitating and networking engagement.



192 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, 4700, Australia