Workforce and Workplace


Essential for the prosperity and productivity of all Australia, 2019 will see continued discussions on the CEDA stage about the workforce and workplace and the future of work.

How do we invest in skills for a lifetime of work, retain a strong safety net and support productivity through engagement and collaboration?

Upcoming events

Unlocking human value in the future of work | Melbourne | 10 October 2019
Join CEDA in a discussion on the human opportunity that is at the centre of automation and how skills and social intelligence will remain essential to economic development, productivity and living standards. Joined by Deloitte Access Economics Partner, David Rumbens; Swinburne University of Technology Director, Centre for the New Workforce, Dr Sean Gallagher and Deloitte Partner, Natalie James.

Rethinking age in the workplace | Sydney | 18 October 2019
Join CEDA for this discussion examining age in the workplace, characteristics and expectations of modern work, and how attributes of baby boomers, millennials, and Gen Z can benefit your organisation. Joined by SkillsIQ Chief Executive Officer, Yasmin King and Randstad Chief Executive Officer ANZ, South East Asia, India, Frank Ribuot.

Future of Australia's resource sector - Minister Canavan | Brisbane | 28 October 
CEDA welcomes Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Senator the Hon. Matt Canavan to present a keynote address on his outlook for the future of Australia’s resources sector and what it means for Northern Australia. 

Women and leadership series | Adelaide | 8 November 2019
CEDA welcomes University of Sydney Business School, Co-Director of the Women, Work and Leadership Group Professor Rae Cooper, to share new evidence and insights on the social and economic changes and challenges, relating to women at work.

Future of work: workforces in transition | Perth | 12 November 2019
The final event in CEDA WA’s Future of Work series welcomes Rio Tinto Iron Ore Chief Executive, Chris Salisbury and Bunnings Managing Director, Michael Schneider as they examine approaches to talent acquisition and retention for the future agile, digital, mobile and automation-driven workforce.

Kate Jenkins - National Sex Discrimination Commissioner | Melbourne | 18 November 2019
Join CEDA and Australian Human Rights Commission Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins in a discussion on the world-first National Inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace.

Australia's race for space | Adelaide | 22 November 2019
CEDA welcomes inaugural Australian Space Agency (ASA) Chief Executive, Dr Megan Clark AC, to deliver a keynote address as part of CEDA’s future of work series.

Human value in the future of work | Parramatta | 22 November 2019
CEDA welcomes NSW Public Service Commissioner, Emma Hogan, to discuss human value in the future of work on CEDA’s Western Sydney Growth series. 

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