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BRS Breakfast Series 2017


Wellbeing and Safety: Shifting from compliance to high performance

  • Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
  • Venue: Pavilion on the Park, South Terrace, Adelaide
  • Presenters: David Hansen & Heath Colebatch

Australia has come a long way with its commitment to safety. We have seen significant improvements in safety with systems, processes and line management accountability. This has resulted in a reduced injury frequency and reduced fatality rate over the past 25 years. However, the rate of improvement is starting to plateau and many organisations continue to see safety as a risk management exercise.

Heath Colebatch and David Hansen will talk through their thoughts around the future of Wellbeing & Safety and how it can be integrated within a high performing environment. David and Heath will present the argument that an organisation will never be high performing unless it’s leaders show a strong and genuine commitment to wellbeing.

David and Heath’s presentation will include:

 

  • Link between staff security needs and wellbeing;
  • Self-orientation of leaders and the impact it has on trust within a team;
  • How trust and security allows teams to be high performing;
  • What leaders can focus on in terms of their own leadership style and self-orientation; and
  • How organisations can drive high performance through the use of their systems, processes and structures.

If you are a leader within your organisation who would like to learn a few tips on how to incorporate Safety & Wellbeing into your working environment, then this breakfast is for you!

 

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Improving your safety tender submissions and panels to win more work

  • Date: Tuesday, 21 November 2017
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
  • Venue: Pavilion on the Park, South Terrace, Adelaide
  • Presenters: Kym Williams & David Hansen

 

Have you ever considered that your tendering process could be even better than it currently is?

There are a number of critical elements required to ensure your tender submission is successful, including:

  • Addressing the client’s strategic priorities and objective
  • Ensuring you are clear on your client’s problems and challenges
  • Ensuring you are clear on your winning bid strategies and themes
  • Evidence of strong relationship building with clients
  • Ensuring you demonstrate competency to deliver through previous projects

BUT…

Have you ever considered how important SAFETY is to your tender submission success and ensuring you are able to demonstrate YOUR commitment to SAFETY?  This can be the difference between bidding to win and simply participating particularly in heavy infrastructure and high risk industries.

 

At this breakfast, presenters Kym Williams and David Hansen will offer advice to ensure your tenders demonstrate:

  • Succinct and critical safety components required for your tender submission
  • Your business’ commitment to safety from all levels of the organisation
  • A culture within your business that is keyed for success around safety
  • Case studies, testimonials and reporting around your safety performance
  • Critical staff on your tender display safety leadership through the proposal and the interactive process

Ultimately, this will lead to your tenders being more relevant and ‘to the point’ showcasing your commitment to SAFETY and importantly…winning more work!

 

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Creating a winning bid by putting the client first

  • Date: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
  • Venue: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne
  • Presenter: Heath Colebatch

Major Government Infrastructure Agencies across Australia and New Zealand are shifting towards a greater focus on the customer in how they procure, design and construct major projects. They are shifting from a lowest cost approach to procurement towards a value for money and public benefit approach. This means they are looking for different attributes from their service providers especially where there are complex stakeholder and community issues involved.

Join us at this breakfast to understand how bidders can create winning bids by adopting a customer centric approach to design and construction.  This breakfast will be useful for both proponents and Government professionals alike.

In this breakfast Heath will:

 

  • Introduce the PEPA model and walkthrough key criteria which drives Governments decision making around bids;
  • Talk through how to set a bid team up for success from the start and what to focus on in creating a successful bid team;
  • Explain how to understand the clients’ risks and link innovation in design and construction to the risks;
  • Show you how to prepare for interactives and build trust with the client; and
  • Demonstrate how to build a winning culture on your bid team.

Businessman cheering and smiling while looking at a laptop screen

Ensure your organisation understands the importance of putting the customer first with any bid or offering.

Register now

Lessons learnt from a legacy mega project – Waterview Connection Project

  • Date: Tuesday, 14 November 2017
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
  • Venue: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne
  • Presenters: Kym Williams & Pip Hair

The Waterview Connection Project was delivered by the Well-Connected Alliance comprised of the NZ Transport Agency, Fletcher Construction Infrastructure, McConnell Dowell Constructors, Obayashi Corporation, Beca Infrastructure, Tonkin + Taylor and WSP. This recently completed project represents an engineering landmark that has been a ground breaking project in New Zealand.

Pip Hair was the Alliance Culture Manager throughout its’ bid phase, going on to be the People & Communications Director throughout the delivery phase. Kym Williams was the appointed Alliance coach through both the bid and delivery phases.

About the Waterview project:

  • Although, little more than 5 km long, the change it brings to Auckland’s transport system has been tremendous in terms of reliable and predictable journeys;
  • The twin tunnels and the Great North Road Interchange finally connect the Northwestern and Southwestern Motorways to complete the Western Ring Route; and
  • For the first time drivers have a motorway alternative to a very busy SH1 through central Auckland, which has resulted in reduced congestion and more reliable journey times for all commuters.

Waterview is more than a motorway project; it has created an urban landscape of better places and spaces for local communities, including skate parks, volleyball courts, extensive landscaping, protection of local flora and fauna and improved access for pedestrians and cyclists around the local area.

There were clear aspirational goals, a vision and focus on building a high performance team that the whole project team bought in to in delivering an outstanding project.

More than 11,600 people worked on this award-winning $1.4 billion legacy project.  At this session Kym Williams and Pip Hair will talk about this exciting project and their experiences in bringing this huge team together to work as one united team to achieve an outstanding result for Auckland and New Zealand!

This breakfast will:

 

  • Talk through the challenges of building a high performance team from bid to delivery phase when many organisations are involved;
  • Work through how capability and capacity was built across the project through the development of our people;
  • Outline lessons learnt that are relevant to the delivery of megaprojects that are complex with significant challenges; and
  • Provide specific examples of tools and frameworks that were utilised on this project to deliver high performance in meeting our ambitious aspirational goals.

New_Zealand_Waterview_connection_project_Well-Connected_Alliance

We look forward to sharing our insights from this project in helping you deliver major projects in the future.

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Gaining synergy from high performing bid teams through the use of a tool called Kolbe

  • Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2017
  • Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am
  • Venue: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne
  • Presenter: Anita Payne

Can you predict the outcome of your team’s performance? What power would you unlock if you could?

Most organisations put high performance to the test at the most critical part of the project phase in the bid. Critically important to success is an aligned bid team which sets the culture of how a delivery team are expected to perform, and how that team will be lead the project to successful outcomes during project delivery.

Gaining deep insights quickly into both the natural talents and instinctive strengths of your bidding and project teams at the bidding phase will provide insights as to how to unlock high performance in your individuals and your teams sustainably throughout the project. Ultimately as individuals are optimised, their stress is reduced and better results are delivered.

At this breakfast session, Anita will:

 

  • Look at some examples of how we can predict the synergy and effective performance of a variety of functional bid teams;
  • Demonstrate how you can unlock Peak Performance in your organisation;
  • Work through an overview of the Kolbe tool and how it is transforming bid high performance on winning bids and projects; and
  • Explain how an evidence based tool like Kolbe can objectively determine whether you have the right people assigned to the right roles, allowing you to maximise the potential of your people and play to people’s strengths.

If you are looking for tips on how you can give your team a competitive edge, by ensuring your team’s performance is optimised and that you are setting your team up for success in delivering a successful bid, then you will really enjoy this session!

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Creating a winning bid by putting the client first

  • Date: Wednesday, 25 October 2017
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
  • Venue: Chapman Tripp, Level 35, 23 – 29 Albert Street, Auckland
  • Presenters: Heath Colebatch & Daniel Mackereth

Major Government Infrastructure Agencies across Australia and New Zealand are shifting towards a greater focus on the customer in how they procure, design and construct major projects. They are shifting from a lowest cost approach to procurement towards a value for money and public benefit approach. This means they are looking for different attributes from their service providers especially where there are complex stakeholder and community issues involved.

Join us at this breakfast to understand how bidders can create winning bids by adopting a customer centric approach to design and construction. This breakfast will be useful for both proponents and Government professionals alike.

In this breakfast Heath and Daniel Mackereth from Clear Direction will:

 

  • Introduce the PEPA model and walkthrough key criteria which drives Governments decision making around bids;
  • Talk through how to set a bid team up for success from the start and what to focus on in creating a successful bid team;
  • Explain how to understand the clients’ risks and link innovation in design and construction to the risks;
  • Show you how to prepare for interactives and build trust with the client; and
  • Demonstrate how to build a winning culture on your bid team.

Businessman cheering and smiling while looking at a laptop screen

Ensure your organisation understands the importance of putting the customer first with any bid or offering.

Register now

Lessons learnt from a legacy mega project – Waterview Connection Project

  • Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
  • Venue: Chapman Tripp, Level 35, 23 – 29 Albert Street, Auckland
  • Presenters: Kym Williams & Pip Hair

The Waterview Connection Project was delivered by the Well-Connected Alliance comprised of the NZ Transport Agency, Fletcher Construction Infrastructure, McConnell Dowell Constructors, Obayashi Corporation, Beca Infrastructure, Tonkin + Taylor and WSP. This recently completed project represents an engineering landmark that has been a ground breaking project in New Zealand.

About the Waterview project:

  • Although, little more than 5 km long, the change it brings to Auckland’s transport system has been tremendous in terms of reliable and predictable journeys;
  • The twin tunnels and the Great North Road Interchange finally connect the Northwestern and Southwestern Motorways to complete the Western Ring Route; and
  • For the first time drivers have a motorway alternative to a very busy SH1 through central Auckland, which has resulted in reduced congestion and more reliable journey times for all commuters.

Waterview is more than a motorway project; it has created an urban landscape of better places and spaces for local communities, including skate parks, volleyball courts, extensive landscaping, protection of local flora and fauna and improved access for pedestrians and cyclists around the local area.

There were clear aspirational goals, a vision and focus on building a high performance team that the whole project team bought in to in delivering an outstanding project.

More than 11,600 people worked on this award-winning $1.4 billion legacy project.  At this session Kym Williams and Pip Hair will talk about this exciting project and their experiences in bringing this huge team together to work as one united team to achieve an outstanding result for Auckland and New Zealand!

Pip Hair was the Alliance Culture Manager throughout its’ bid phase, going on to be the People & Communications Director throughout the delivery phase.  Kym Williams was the appointed Alliance coach through both the bid and delivery phases.

This breakfast will:

 

  • Talk through the challenges of building a high performance team from bid to delivery phase when many organisations are involved;
  • Work through how capability and capacity was built across the project through the development of our people;
  • Outline lessons learnt that are relevant to the delivery of megaprojects that are complex with significant challenges; and
  • Provide specific examples of tools and frameworks that were utilised on this project to deliver high performance in meeting our ambitious aspirational goals.

City and roadways aerial view on a sunny day

We look forward to sharing our insights from this project in helping you deliver major projects in the future.

Register now

Gaining synergy from high performing bid teams through the use of a tool called Kolbe

  • Date: Wednesday, 29 November 2017
  • Time: 7:30 – 9:00 am
  • Venue: Chapman Tripp, Level 35, 23 – 29 Albert Street, Auckland
  • Presenter: Anita Payne

Can you predict the outcome of your team’s performance? What power would you unlock if you could?

Most organisations put high performance to the test at the most critical part of the project phase in the bid. Critically important to success is an aligned bid team which sets the culture of how a delivery team are expected to perform, and how that team will be lead the project to successful outcomes during project delivery.

Gaining deep insights quickly into both the natural talents and instinctive strengths of your bidding and project teams at the bidding phase will provide insights as to how to unlock high performance in your individuals and your teams sustainably throughout the project. Ultimately as individuals are optimised, their stress is reduced and better results are delivered.

At this breakfast session, Anita will:

 

  • Look at some examples of how we can predict the synergy and effective performance of a variety of functional bid teams;
  • Demonstrate how you can unlock Peak Performance in your organisation;
  • Work through an overview of the Kolbe tool and how it is transforming bid high performance on winning bids and projects; and
  • Explain how an evidence based tool like Kolbe can objectively determine whether you have the right people assigned to the right roles, allowing you to maximise the potential of your people and play to people’s strengths.

If you are looking for tips on how you can give your team a competitive edge, by ensuring your team’s performance is optimised and that you are setting your team up for success in delivering a successful bid, then you will really enjoy this session!

 

Register now

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