The 2013 North Queensland Conference was held in Cairns on Friday 22 March 2013 and built on the momentum gained from our first ever North Queensland Conference in March 2012.
Delegates had unrivalled access to thought-provoking presentations, workshops and robust discussions on how we can improve return to work practices in Queensland.
Q-COMP would like to thank our Conference sponsors Australian Business Consulting and Solutions (Gold sponsor), ASIEQ and Medilaw (Silver sponsors) for making the event possible. We'd also like to thank our delegates for bringing such enthusiasm and energy to this wonderful event.
How To Live And Work With People…Who Are Not Like You!
Bruce is a relationship specialist whose practical, hands on experience is based on working with individuals, families, businesses and communities by providing education and opportunities for personal improvement.
It is this experience that has given Bruce a unique understanding of our ability to relate to one another in the workplace and at home. His presentation, How to Live and Work with People…Who Are Not Like You provides valuable insight into how best to manage your relationships and why we act the way we do.
Understanding and Engaging Generation Y
Generation Y are the 4.5 million Australians born between 1978 and 1994 and their unique expectations are redefining consumer and employment markets alike. But we can't hope to engage and retain this group without first understanding the unique mindsets that drive their behaviour.
In his insightful, interactive and entertaining presentation Dominic will unpack the seven mindsets of Generation Y, and the environmental factors that have combined to shape and create them. He looks at the key differences between Gen X, Gen Y and the forthcoming 'Gen z' and together you will brainstorm usable strategies for managing Gen Y in a way that is desirable without compromising core business necessities.
A Handful of Spirit
Having lost his arm to cancer at three weeks of age, Paul Hockey grew up not only living with his disability but, achieving unimaginable goals.
On June the 5th 2005 Paul made history by being the first disabled person to stand on the summit of Mount Everest on the north side - the notoriously difficult passage to the summit.
Paul will share his story and in doing so demonstrate that anyone can overcome any adversity presented by daily life, and achieve anything with the right mindset and attitude. His entertaining yet poignant story will help remind us of what really matters, inspire and motivate us and show us how to focus not only on our own, but our joint goals and needs.
Opening your eyes
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.
Dr Lorimer Mosley
The science of pain and return to work
Have you ever wondered how pain works in the brain?
In this workshop, Lorimer who in 2007 was judged by the International Association for the Study of Pain to be the most outstanding Clinical Scientist working in a pain-related field, will give insight into the fascinating topic of how pain can hinder the return to work process.
Lorimer has written two books, over 80 papers and gained over $5 million in competitive research funding. His workshop investigates the role of the brain and mind in chronic pain disorders and in this workshop he will provide new approaches on returning to work to retrain the body after any injury.