Following three years of sell-out successes, the Return to work Conference is back in 2013 with even more world-class speakers and workshops, tailored to adress the needs of those on the frontline of rehabilitation and return to work.
As an added bonus, rehabilitation and return to work coordinators who attend the Conference are able to earn three years re-registration. Click here to manage your RRTWC registration.
Andrew Klein - MC
back! Andrew Klein, a Sydney based ex-lawyer who has been MC'ing,
speaking, training and team-building for almost 15 years, and is
widely recognised as one of the best in the business.
Andrew brings a casual yet corporate style to proceedings, adding an extra element with his humour, creativity, high energy style and interactive energiser activities.
A former litigation lawyer, with many years of experience in public speaking, acting, improvisation and training, Andrew delivers professional and personal experience in his presenting style.
Darren Hill understands people like few others. A Behavioural Scientist, Darren's study of people has seen him emerge as one of Australia's most authoritative voices on the topic of behavioural dynamics within business.
So much information assaults our senses every day, with mind-blowing amounts of data at our disposal every second. It has created an increased need to be memorable; the ability to take root in someone's mind has never been more important.
Stress, anxiety and
depression - the three most common psychiatric/psychological
disorders reported in the workers' compensation arena but what are
they really? What does it feel like to have one or all of
these disorders? What signs do you look for? What if you, or
someone you care about, or someone you employ has one? How do you
deal with them?
These are just some of the questions that many of us have to struggle with at some stage and often it is unchartered territory. This presentation aims to help you in 'opening your eyes' to the many different perspectives involved when somebody suffers from stress, anxiety or depression and develop a deeper understanding of these commonly diagnosed disorders.
Jenny Strong is a Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland. Her research has focused primarily upon the assessment and management of people with persistent pain, although she has also research track record in rehabilitation practices.
Jenny's workshop on building strong relationships with people with chronic pain goes beyond the usual lecture format, with case scenarios, interactive activities and interviews, all backed up by research preformed by Jenny's group and others.
Kamal Sarma is one of Australia's leading expert on mental resilience with a particular focus on creating resilient leaders and influencing their ability to inspire rather than motivate.
Kamal's presentation style is dynamic and highly engaging, while taking a no nonsense approach. His techniques are inspirational, extremely relevant and down-to-earth with practical steps to enhance personal, team and organisational resilience.
Gavin's background is diverse as it is unique - after completing a masters in psychology and an MBA he embarked on a career as a performance psychologist.
Over the past 15 years his experience has been gained in the elite sporting, Olympic and corporate arenas.
Think of anything that is driven by human behaviour and someone will react in a way which makes you scratch your head. Gavin can explain this.
Everyone has at least one thing they want to do before they die. Some even have more than one. Sebastian Terry has 100 things and is inspiring others all over the world to announce their dreams and follow them.
In 2009, Sebastian realised that like most people, he had not achieved anything on his long-forgotten list. From that day Sebastian's life changed. It all started with one simple question; "Am I happy with my life?"
Answering "NO", Sebastian put pen to paper and wrote down 100 items that he'd always wanted to achieve in his life. By the time he finished writing he'd made a promise to himself that he'd drop everything else in his life in order to tick off every item from his list.