Pre-conference masterclass - Tuesday, 20 August

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The pre-conference masterclass provides attendees with morning and afternoon tea breaks and a 1-hour lunch break allowing for extra networking opportunities and in-depth learning.

The masterclass starts at 9:00 and finishes at 17:00.

How to excel in your manufacturing career: advanced leadership skills for current & emerging leaders

As manufacturing organisations grapple with an evolving industry, skills shortages, rapidly changing workplaces, and disruptive technologies, a unique set of leadership skills are on the rise. Skills that are suited to help organisations navigate an industry in flux and that are resilient to disruptions in the sector. Skills that are irreplaceable by technology and that enable you to build meaningful relationships, motivate your team, and remain agile.

In this interactive and practical workshop, you will develop these critically important leadership skills while you:

  • Explore the difference between managing a team and leading a team
  • Build the skills needed to create and maintain a highly engaged, high-performing team
  • Define who you are and what you stand for as a leader with vision and purpose
  • Identify a personal leadership style and values that work for you
  • Learn a framework and develop tools to enhance communication, build trust and increase collaboration, productivity, and success for you and your team
  • Develop techniques to build your leadership presence, elevate your influence, and maximise your impact as a leader

By experiencing this masterclass you will distinguish yourself as a forward-thinking leader ready to drive exceptional outcomes.


Bron Williams
Keynote Speaker, Mentor, PhD Researcher