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Monday, July 22, 2024 3:35pm – 4:05pm

Unlocking Team Resilience and Performance: The Power of Psychological Safety

All teams want and need better communication, leadership, decision-making, problem-solving and learning from mistakes. Imagine if you had one unifying concept - that's easy to teach and easy to implement - that helped improve all of these things? In this keynote Dr Mel will reflect on the Tasmanian bushfires, and relate the leadership from that time to the leadership that is effective in other high-pressure settings. You'll learn about a key concept that will help you create an environment around you that leads to higher performance, wellbeing, outcomes and change.

About the Speaker

With a PhD and Masters in Psychology, Mel is an exceptional operator who has a keen interest in high performance and human potential across multiple domains. She has extensive experience in tertiary education research, psychological science, consulting, international keynote speaking, and is a multi-award-winning small business operator. Mel's PhD was in emergency management - studying emergent community groups that form online/offline during and after disaster events. She has presented at over 100 conferences, and her work post-bushfires was the subject of an ABC Australian Story in 2013. Mel has since moved into organisational development, with a focus on leadership, culture, and high performance in pressurised environments, working with organisations such as the St Kilda Football Club, Alcoa, Aurora Energy, PwC, Nyrstar, Cricket Tasmania, PTV, kikki-K, RMIT, APM, Microsoft, NAB, Westpac and Qantas.