Motivating and Managing Teams in 2021

3:00 pm Free L2/155 Queen Street, Brisbane

In this session, a panel of industry leaders will discuss how businesses can motivate their staff in 2021.

Throughout 2020, businesses and their staff faced challenges that they hadn’t dealt with before. This affected business processes, culture, motivation, wellbeing, and performance. The panel of business leaders will discuss how to motivate and manage staff effectively, taking into consideration remote working, intergenerational challenges, a new focus on wellbeing, and the ever-competitive business environment.

About the Panelists

David Shillington, CEO of Wellbeing Code, Former QLD Maroon and Captain of the Canberra Raiders in the NRL

David has been a leader in the mental health and well-being space since retiring as a professional athlete. As a former athlete, it was natural that he spent a lot of time working on his physical fitness, but it was when he invested in his mental health to improve his mental fitness, that he really thrived on and off the field.
He takes a practical, relatable, and light-hearted approach to mental health conversations and education, hoping to help re-frame mental health as a skill-set for individuals and organisations rather than a taboo topic. He has conducted over 200 well-being education sessions, connecting and engaging with ‘even the hard-to-reach’.

Glen Morrison MBA

Glen is a Registered Paramedic and works in a senior leadership role within the Queensland Ambulance Service. In addition Glen holds a number of Board appointments with St John Ambulance Queensland, QAS Legacy Scheme and the Kenneth James McPherson Education and Research Foundation.

Jane Shand

Her current role as Chief Human Resources Manager involves designing the people, performance, and culture function at Queensland Rugby League as the organisation undergoes a transformational change program to build leadership & excellence on and off the field. In 2017 Jane was awarded the prestigious ‘Australian HR Manager of the Year Award’ and in 2019 was a Finalist in the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. In 2019, QRL was nationally recognised for industry-leading change in the area of Human Resources achieving a Finalist Award the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Simon Black

Simon is a 3-time premiership-winning AFL player from the Brisbane Lions. As a former captain of his club, who was awarded both the Norm Smith medal and the Brownlow medal, he knows how to motivate teams to win and keep winning. He now successfully runs the Simon Black Australian Rules Academy and is holds an assistant coach role at the Brisbane Lions.

3:00 pm • 120 mins

Presented By

Wellbeing Code



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