WA People and Culture Conference (PACC)

Leadership | Management
Connolly, WA
In person
12:00 - 12:00

We are not taking registrations for this event at this time.


The People & Culture Conference (PACC) has been designed to air and tackle key challenges facing aged and community care employers across Australia. ACSA has brought together subject matter and industry experts to delve into issues around Human Resource Management, Workforce and Industrial Relations – issues which impact on your businesses daily. We encourage anyone who has responsibility for managing the employment relationship in your organisations to attend – Team Leaders, Line Managers and Supervisors, Service Managers, Care Managers, DONs, GMs, HR and IR practitioners.

The PACC is part of the ACSA National Roadshow: a series of conferences which will travel to each state. All programmes have been designed to ensure that national and state issues are brought to the table and will allow attendees to network with other aged care providers within their respective states.

In 2018, ACSA will run PACC on the 15 March under the theme of Leadership.
Register now as there are limited places!

Location: Joondalup Resort, Country Club Blvd, Connolly, 6027

Please note the date for WA CEO Forum has changed - click here for more details


People & Culture Conference (PACC) - Thursday, 15 March 2018

Time                     Session

8:00am                  Arrival Tea & Coffee - Registrations Open

8:30am                  Welcome to 2018 WA PACC
                              MC - Ken Allen, Facilitator, Phuel Learning

8:45am                  Welcome by Major Sponsor

8:55am                  How to Solve Problems in the Workplace 
                              Melanie Binet, Deputy President, Fair Work Commission

Deputy President Melanie Binet will provide an overview of the Fair Work Commission’s New Approaches program along with a case study. Participants will be able to assess the potential value of New Approaches to their own circumstances and hear directly from employer and union parties to a New Approaches file.

9:30am                  Panel: Interest Based Negotiations
                              Melanie Binet, Deputy President, Fair Work Commission​
                              Jeff Cassar, Union Rep, Assistant Secretary MUA ​
                              Captain Allan Gray, GM Port Operations / Harbourmaster, Fremantle Ports

10:00am                Morning Tea & Exhibition

10:30am                Innovative Ways to Educate your Staff
                              Nicole White, Managing Director and Learning Specialist, The ID Crowd

Often digital learning initiatives have a focus on content rather than the audience, their environment, and their prior experience and knowledge. This session will provide some practical tips to leverage technology in a way that ensures your learning hits the mark, makes an impact and increases workplace confidence. 

11:15am                Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders in Aged Care
                              Laura Sutherland, Recruitment & Engagement specialist, 3D Recruit

Love them or hate them, Gen Ys are set to make up nearly half of the workforce across Australia in the next five years.  Employers worldwide are adapting their attraction and retention strategies to engage the talents of our emerging generations. The Aged Care industry in Australia can learn how to adapt, to ensure that providers don't become extinct. We are currently dominated by an ageing workforce, and we’re approaching the biggest leadership succession in history.
We will explore practical tips on HOW to engage millennials (our leaders of the future).
We may even find some reassuring surprises….

12:00pm                Lunch & Exhibition

12:45pm                RRR Workforce Challenges & Opportunities
                              Sally Morris, Workforce Strategist, Workforce Innovation Network

This session will focus on the workforce challenges and opportunities that are affecting and assisting the aged care workforce in regional and remote areas.

We will explore attraction and retention initiatives, along with sharing success stories and will provide you with some practical workforce solutions to take back to the workplace.

1:45pm                  A Workforce Vision for Aged Care
                              Dr Penny Flett AO, Pro Vice Chancellor University of Western Australia & Member                                                     of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce, Department of Health

The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce is to develop a strategy for growing and sustaining the workforce providing aged care services and support for older people, to meet their care needs in a variety of settings across Australia. The wide ranging Terms of Reference include factors relating to workforce planning, workforce supply and retention, the capacity of providers as employers, and the role of sector leadership, and building sector-wide capabilities to innovate and extend new ways of working. Penny Flett, member of the Taskforce will provide an update on the work of the Taskforce.

2:45pm                  Afternoon Tea & Exhibition

3:15pm                  Managing your Motivation
                              Ken Allen, Facilitator, Phuel Learning

This session explores how individuals can manage their emotional state more effectively and, by doing so, have greater control over their mindset, behaviour and results.  Designed to create impact, this experiential session will allow people to explore what it is they do when they are performing at their best.

4:20pm                  Closing Comments

4:30pm                  Close of Conference


Thank you to our PACC Major Sponsor HESTA

Thank you to the following Sponsors

For Sponsorship opportunities at PACC and the CEO Forum contact:
Jodie Pannell
Membership and Corporate Partnerships Manager 


Event Summary

15 Mar 2018, 12:00 AM

Perth, WA 6000
From $450.00 (inc GST)

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ACSA Contact


Nicole White

Sally Morris

Melanie Binet

Ken Allen

Dr Penny Flett AO

Laura Sutherland