THE INSTITUTE OF CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE: LEARNING AND NETWORKING

The Institute’s Learning Program is heavy on courses and conferences, but we are also focused on providing learning networking events. At these events we bring along guest speakers that are typically from outside the civil industry, and so will expand exposure to best practise.

The guest speakers are hand-picked not only for achieving distinction in their respective industries, but for their ability to lead, inspire, manage risk and people and tell great stories about how they went about it.

All delivered of course in a relaxing environment with good food and friends. A great chance to network and learn! Institute Members naturally earn CPD for attending each event.

David Castledine, CEO of the Institute said “Unfortunately, if you missed these events you missed out on something very, very special; and that was just the food.”

 

Lyn Ainsworth


A CULTURE OF SAFETY: INSPIRE, DEVELOP AND LEAD IN TIMES OF CHANGE AND CHALLENGE
Monday 27 May, 2019

Carrying on the theme of the conference held earlier in the day - health and safety - the first learning and networking event had Broken Bay Catholic Care’s Executive Director Lyn Ainsworth speak about her impressive track record of leading teams in times of change and challenge.

Lyn’s wealth of experience was abundantly clear, and her accounts resounded with the audience who were keen to hear about how they, as managers, can create an ongoing culture of safety in the face of resource constraints and a volatile workforce.

 

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Vanessa Porter


Developing a culture of success in your organisation
Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Vanessa Porter delighted the audience at this event with her sharp insight into what managers can do to develop a culture of strength and success in their workplace – one that will nurture staff and allow the “diamonds” to shine through in the road base.

With many stories to draw from in her experience as a senior executive for major global companies including the NRL, McDonalds, Disney Stores (UK) and the Australian Retailers Association, Vanessa’s address was both engaging and educational for anyone in civil management wanting to manage and develop their talent pool in order to cement a successful future for their business.

She really summed up the earlier day’s conference with the importance she placed on establishing and communicating the organisation’s values in all things one does.

 

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Neill Johanson


SUCCESSFULLY CLIMBING EVEREST…AND COMPLETING PROJECTS
Wednesday 29 May, 2019

As an architect, business owner and mountaineer Neill Johanson understands the importance of preparation and planning, goal setting, risk mitigation, problem solving and adapting in a crisis – all invaluable skills used in preparing for and delivering civil projects.

As a mountaineer, he’s survived frostbite, falls and earthquakes in achieving his goal of making it to the top of the highest peak in each of the world’s seven continents including Mount Everest.

So, what does climbing mountains teach Neill about managing risk and projects? A lot. Neill’s reflections had those in attendance hooked on his every word and his address extended on well beyond closing time. When the venue staff stop to listen, you know it’s special.

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