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

SA Women and Leawdership series: economic security | Adelaide | 23 August 2019
Join CEDA as we discuss women’s economic security in the workforce and in retirement, with UniSuper Non-Executive Director, Nicolette Rubinsztein; COTA SA Chief Executive Officer, Jane Mussared; Bank SA Chief Executive Nick Reade and University of South Australia Business School Pro Vice Chancellor Business and Law, Professor Marie Wilson.

Future workforce: technology and people | Brisbane | 23 August 2019
Hear how new technologies and automation are changing job design; how and where education and skills will be delivered in the future and why regulation and policy must keep up. With McKinsey & Company, Managing Partner, Brisbane, Tomas Carlsen; Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Secretary, Kerri Hartland; Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA), President, Recruitment, Sinead Hourigan and AECOM Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Asia Pacific Region, Colette Munro. 

Copland Leadership Sundowner: the agile workplace | Perth | 27 August 2019
CEDA WA invites Copland Leadership Program participants and alumni, together with CEDA members and guests, to the first sundowner for 2019. With Bankwest General Manager - Financial Wellbeing Tribe, Debbie Mills and Bankwest Executive Manager of Enterprise Agility, Mark Payne.

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 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.

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