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19th Annual National Workers’ Compensation Summit

Australia’s leading platform for legislative updates and business case studies in the realm of workers’ compensation.

20-21 February 2018 | Intercontinental Sydney

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Super early bird expires 31 December 2017

overview

The National Workers’ Compensation Summit returns for its 19th instalment in 2018, once again serving as Australia’s premier platform for legislative updates and business case studies in the realm of workers’ compensation.

With perspectives from Federal and State Government, the Summit will analyse key topics such as:

  • Reviewing and foreseeing the impact of regulatory and legislative changes
  • Implementing successful RTW and Injury Management frameworks
  • Utilising the benefits of technology
  • Best practice methods for injury prevention and creating safer working environments
  • Creating a fairer and more efficient system

The Summit will unite executives and practitioners from a range of backgrounds including insurance carriers, government, health and medical services, finance, manufacturers, construction, transport, academia and business services.

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agenda

8:50 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

OVERVIEW

9:00 am

  • Highlighting the latest data relating to work-related injuries and claims
  • Monitoring current performance across different states
  • Where do improvements need to be made to reduce injuries and subsequent claims?

9:40 am

Highlighting regulation changes across the NSW Workers’ Compensation Scheme

Carmel Donnelly, Chief Executive, SIRA

10:20 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:50 am

  • Highlighting innovative approaches that improve service delivery
  • Focusing on achieving positive outcomes

11:30 am

Bridging the gap to the customer – our journey so far

Christina Carras, Chief Customer Officer, WorkCover Queensland

12:10 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:10 pm

Welcome back and introduction from the Chair || Stream: STREAM A: MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

Welcome back and introduction from the Chair || Stream: STREAM B: RETURN TO WORK & EARLY INTERVENTION

1:15 pm

This presentation will focus on the recent Indicators of a Thriving Workplace Survey results as well as the Principles and Practical Applications of good co-design

1:50 pm

  • Learn how to have a difficult conversation (and not avoid it)
  • How to create cultural change through the behaviour of leaders

Early intervention in work related injury – why does it really matter and why do most businesses get it wrong? David will share the 5 principles to an effective early intervention program for compensable musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and give reference to shoulder and back problems.

2:25 pm

  • Best practice methods for improving mental wellbeing in the work place
  • Highlighting the benefits of having a psychologically healthy workforce

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break || Stream: STREAM A: MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

Networking and refreshment break || Stream: STREAM B: RETURN TO WORK & EARLY INTERVENTION

3:30 pm

Implementing a mental health and wellbeing strategy in the workplace || Stream: STREAM A: MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

4:05 pm

  • The essential ingredients to a successful wellbeing program
  • Key tools and models, e.g. e-learning and mobile tools that work in engaging and sustaining a high level of program participation within the workforce using TeamTopia™
  • How to measure the wellbeing program intervention and it’s important in justifying your return on investment
  • The best methods to collect feedback and drive key outcomes around your wellbeing program

4:40 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:50 pm

Networking drinks

7:00 pm

Venue: Establishment, 252 George Street , Sydney NSW 2000

Informa invites you to attend the official conference dinner. The dinner will offer an excellent opportunity to network with business associates, interact with peers and evaluate the days discussions in a relaxed and informal environment. A selection of Australian cuisine will be served, accompanied by a selection of fine wines.

Delegate fee includes registration to the summit dinner

8:50 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

OVERVIEW

9:00 am

  • Highlighting the key aims of the strategy
  • Long term planning; how will this help to reduce the work-related injuries and ensure safer working conditions?
  • How are changing working environments likely to impact on the nature of injuries and related claims in the future?

9:30 am

  • Overview of the scheme
  • Comcare as an insurer, claims manager and regulator
  • The scheme going forward

10:20 am

Networking and refreshment break

SELF INSURANCE

10:50 am

  • The self-insurance journey 12 months on
  • Key differences between the traditional workers compensation and self insurance programs
  • The highlights
  • Lessons learnt

11:30 am

  • What does it take to become a self-insurer?
  • Reviewing the merits of the available options – premium payer, RPL, self-insurer etc.
  • Exploring these options from an actuarial viewpoint

12:10 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:10 pm

Welcome back and introduction from the Chair

1:15 pm

  • What more can be done to lower the risk of workplace injuries
  • Ensuring workplaces comply with national safety standards
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations
  • Dealing with complaints and promptly resolving disputes
  • Highlighting improvements that could be made to improve compliance and the management of claims

1:50 pm

  • Current status with Ageing Population
  • Why Ageing is relevant to Employers & workers’ compensation
    • Risk Management considerations
    • Bottom Line considerations
  • Best Practice Framework
    • Ageing Workforce Injury Prevention
    • Ageing Workforce Early Intervention
    • Ageing Workforce Injury Management
  • Legal Implications / Considerations
  • Practical Applications

Improving Outcomes Throughout the Workers’ Compensation Process || Stream: STREAM D: INJURY MANAGEMENT & RETURN TO WORK

Ruth Fisk, Global Insurance Director, Hyland

2:25 pm

Networking and refreshment break

2:50 pm

  • Identifying Stressors – both predictable and unexpected
  • Commonalities across vocations
  • Vicarious Trauma
  • Building personal resilience and resilience with your workforce
  • Identifying “at risk” moments and offering real time support
  • Best practice for successfully managing claims
  • Utilising innovative approaches to claims management
  • Collaboratively managing new claims

3:25 pm

  • Improving safety and reducing the risk of injuries
  • Protecting reputation by providing safe working environments
  • Mitigating risk in the workplace
  • What are the responsibilities of the employer when managing claims and dealing with workplace injuries
  • How can businesses sufficiently protect themselves from dispute action
  • Highlighting better procedures that can be put in place to deal with workplace injury claims

4:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:10 pm

End of conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2295$2095+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + workshop A$2595$2395+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + workshop B$2595$2395+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + both workshops$2895$2695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Workshop A$595$495+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Workshop B$595$495+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Both Workshops$895$795+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3495$3295+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + workshop A$3895$3695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + workshop B$3895$3695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Two day conference + both workshops$4295$4095+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Workshop A$795$695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Workshop B$795$695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Both Workshops$1195$1095+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird

Standard rate details
Standard pricing is applicable to Corporate, Government, Regulators and Not-For-Profit Organisations.

Note: Insurance & Service Providers are a separate industry rate to Standard rate.

Dinner included in two-day conference.

 

>> Standard rate

  • Super early bird rate – save up to $400 // Register before 31 Dec 2017
    – Package(Two days): $1,895, use code P18K03CORP when booking
    – Conference + 1 workshop (A or B): $2,195, use code P18K03CORP when booking
    – Conference + both workshops: $2,495, use code P18K03CORP when booking
    – One workshop (A or B): $395, use code P18K03WKSH when booking
    – Both workshops: $695, use code P18K03WKSH when booking
  • Early bird rate – save up to $200 // Register before 31 Jan 2018
    – Package(Two days): $2,095
    – Conference + 1 workshop (A or B): $2,395
    – Conference + both workshops: $2,695
    – One workshop (A or B): $495
    – Both workshops: $795
  • Standard registration pricing
    – Package(Two days): $2,295
    – Conference + 1 workshop (A or B): $2,595
    – Conference + both workshops: $2,895
    – One workshop (A or B): $595
    – Both workshops: $895

 

>> Insurance & Service Providers Rate

  • Super early bird rate – save up to $500 // Register before 31 Dec 2017
    – Package(Two days): $2,995, use code P18K03INS when booking
    – Conference + 1 workshop (A or B): $3,395, use code P18K03INS when booking
    – Conference + both workshops: $3,795, use code P18K03INS when booking
    – One workshop (A or B): $595, use code P18K03WKSH when booking
    – Both workshops: $995, use code P18K03WKSH when booking
  • Early bird rate – save up to $200 // Register before 31 Jan 2018
    – Package(Two days): $3,295
    – Conference + 1 workshop (A or B): $3,695
    – Conference + both workshops: $4,095
    – One workshop (A or B): $695
    – Both workshops: $1,095
  • Standard registration pricing
    – Package(Two days): $3,495
    – Conference + 1 workshop (A or B): $3,895
    – Conference + both workshops: $4,295
    – One workshop (A or B): $795
    – Both workshops: $1,195

Workshops | 19 February 2018

WORKSHOP A | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

IMPROVING PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING AND CREATING MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACES

With the rising incidence of stress related claims in the workplace it is becoming increasingly important that organisations develop a proactive stance to minimise stress and its impact on mental health. Ad hoc approaches to managing mental health in the workplace are no longer appropriate. The steps in developing a risk management and strategic approach to workforce mental health is the focus of this presentation.

Key Points

  • Identifying risks
  • What does a mentally healthy organisation look like
  • Management’s role in developing a mentally healthy workplace culture
  • Incorporating mental health and mental fitness into an organisation’s strategic planning

Louise Rabbone, Managing Director & Principal Psychologist, The People Catalyst

 


 

WORKSHOP B | 1:00PM – 4:30PM

IMPROVING POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR PEOPLE INJURED AT WORK

  • Developing new strategies for a range of work related injuries
  • Improving the chances of a positive outcome for people with catastrophic injuries
  • Avoiding secondary injuries

speakers

Peta Miller

Safe Work Australia

Carmel Donnelly

Chief Executive, SIRA

Christina Carras

Chief Customer Officer, WorkCover Queensland

Margo Lyndon

CEO, SuperFriend

Jim Kelly

Director – Health & Return to Work, SafeWork NSW

Catherine Day

Director – Claimant Outcomes, SIRA

Laura Fildes

Manager NSW, PeopleSense by Altius

David Brentnall

Specialist Muscoskeletal Physiotherapist & Managing Partner, Axis Rehabilitation at Work

Pedro Diaz

CEO, Workplace Mental Health Institute

Rob Lynch

General Manager Service Delivery, Queensland Urban Utilities

Hayden Fricke

Director - Psychologist, PeopleScape

Terrie Brown

Return to Work Advisor – People and Safety, Barwon Water

Clare Amies

CEO, WorkSafe Victoria

Jennifer Taylor

CEO, Comcare

Liv Hewitt

Rehabilitation and Claims – Audit and Compliance, Virgin Australia

Daniel Lavender

Actuary, am actuaries

Kim Garling

Workers' Compensation Independent Review Officer, Workers' Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO)

Alasdair Grant

General Manager – Client Relations, Recovery Partners

Ruth Fisk

Global Insurance Director, Hyland

Clare Pembertom

Chief Risk and Safety Officer, NSW Ambulance

when & where

20 - 21 Feb 2018

InterContinental Sydney
117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9253 9000
https://www.intercontinental.com

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs call on 02 8585 0808.

contact

Still have a question?

Jamie Birch
Conference Producer
+61 (02) 9080 4360
Jamie.Birch@informa.com

Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4008
Andrew.Sinkovich@informa.com.au

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