#CULTUREBITESBRINGING TOGETHER A COMMUNITY OF SUCCESSFUL PROFESSIONALS AND CULTURE MAVERICKS, AND CONNECTING THEM IN CONVERSATION
You ask the questions you care about, and have conversations with leaders who are making a difference in their workplaces every day. You get to co-create the discussion.
Bringing together a community of successful professionals and culture mavericks, and connecting them in conversation.
October’s Conversation Leader
Immerse regularly and learn from those doing it every day
Our Conversation Leader for October is Jan O’Keefe, General Manager for ahm, the fastest growing health insurance brand in the Australian market and part of the Medibank group.
Jan will be leading the conversation on your company culture and the hard work of realising D&I – how to walk the talk, engage your team and embed a flex culture for everyone.
Over the past 5 years Jan has used her passion for leadership and change to transform various business units across the ahm and Medibank brands to respond to the changing market dynamics in the health industry. Jan is passionate about empowering her people to improve the brand and service experience for ahm customers. A foundation member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council at Medibank as representative of workforce flexibility, she is a true advocate for workplace diversity and flexibility so everyone can thrive.
This is about you asking the questions you care about and having conversations with leaders who are making a difference in their workplaces every day, not simply sitting and listening to a speaker. You co-create the discussion.
What’s in it for you?
2 hour immersive conversation with collaborators and co-conspirators
Belonging to #CULTUREBites gives you exclusive access to our curated bite-sized lunchtime company culture, disruptive leadership and workplace strategy masterclasses – think part mastermind think tank/part training session, where you get your voice heard.
It’s a rolling 12 month program, and each month you will be at the table lunching with a different leader, digesting a different topic, at a Sydney CBD location selected to enrich your experience.
Over two hours, you will get to mingle and munch, continuously immerse, improve and innovate, and be supported to rise to the challenges and optimise the opportunities that will develop you as a disruptive leader.
As a member, you’ll also have access to support and resources, all designed to help you grow your team, your leadership, your business skills and your network.
Whether you are a CEO, a business owner, an employee, team leader, middle manager or more, you have the ability to impact the culture of your team and your company – and your results. This is your opportunity to take time out, once a month, to focus on the strategy that can make a real difference to your results.
* no #CULTUREBites sessions in December & January but we do have some other fun planned
THE SESSION DETAILS
Conversation Leader: Jan O’Keefe
General Manager for ahm
Date: 16 October 2019
Time: 12 noon to 2pm
Entry & pricing: Only members or prepaid guests can join the session – see below on how to join us
DON’T MISS OUT ON THE REALLY IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS
RESOURCES + TOOLS
Each #CULTUREBite session:
A 2-hour immersive experience with a different conversation leader
Different topic each time
Held at a Sydney CBD location selected to enrich your experience
Healthy lunch and refreshments provided
Time to connect and grow with fellow collaborators and conspirators
Supporting resources and tools
HOW TO JOIN US AT OUR NEXT SESSION – MEMBER OR CASUAL
1. JOIN #CULTUREBITES
By joining #CULTUREBites now, you'll get all of this as well as enjoying the opportunity to conspire, collaborate and co-create. Your seat at the table is guaranteed each month, and you'll enjoy the savings.
Individual Enrolment - Advocate*
One time $250 annual membership then $82.50/month x 12 months (excluding GST)
Team Enrolment - Advocate4*
One time $647 annual membership then $300/month x 12 months (excluding GST)
Founder | VIP | NFP
*Are you a client, a previous Summit attendee, a student or perhaps work for a not-for-profit? Then get in touch and we will look after you - just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each member receives:
10 x #CULTUREBites
- 10 x 2 hour immersive group conversations with an executive leader
- Healthy lunch and refreshments
- Copies of materials shared by the conversation leader
- Full session videos in case you miss a session or wish to revisit the conversation (where possible)
50% off and preferential access to individual #CULTUREBites lunches for your guests worth up to $60 a guest
All day Immersion - 50% off the usual investment and bring a guest for half price too worth up to $750
Resources & insights to support you and your team
- Articles and Blogs
Generous discounts on programs and trainings
WANT TO TRY BEFORE YOU COMMIT?
2. JOIN US AS A CASUAL GUEST
A lot of people have already secured their #CULTUREBites membership. It’s where we bring together a community of successful professionals and culture mavericks, and connect them in conversation.
And I’ll be honest, it’s not for everyone.
It’s only for people who want to make a real difference, develop their own leadership, learn from those doing it, and positively impact their workplaces. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, over two hours, we have a different conversation leader, sharing the highs and lows and everything in between.
And most of those who have joined know me. They have seen me in action. They know the quality of what they are getting. That this is not just another event, not just another lunch, not just another networking session … they know it’s a space where they get to have deep conversations about things that matter, with people who they normally wouldn’t get time with. It’s different.
So, you might think that’s something you’d like to join straight away (and we’d love to have you). But if you’d prefer just to come along for one of the lunches first, to try it out … well here’s the sign up form for you to do just that.
You might love it, and want more. And if you don’t … well, you’ll have had a nice lunch and a really interesting conversation with our culture mavericks, and the other leaders in the room.
To join us on a casual basis, it’s $120 plus GST ($132 inclusive of GST). If you’ve got a coupon code, pop it in the box and the amount will reduce at the checkout.
I look forward to seeing you there.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS
Who should be there?
START UP & BUSINESS OWNERS
Get the inside track on how to grow your business and keep your culture intact whilst you do so.
TEAM LEADERS & MIDDLE MANAGERS
Culture is everyone’s responsibility, and in the middle it’s tough to manage up and manage down - tap into the resources around the room to level up your culture
If leading with purpose is important to you, this is your opportunity to step up and create a solid foundation for your future career as a disruptive leader
Move beyond tactics to enhance your employer brand, and infuse your culture into every element of your employee experience to stop the recruitment revolving door
Deliver your business outcomes with less “push” by reinvigorating, engaging and empowering your employees to take the lead and hit your targets
Get a fresh take on how to infuse your culture into every stage of the customer journey, and every interaction, enabling you to stand out from the crowd and grow your brand and sales
Connect with collaborators and
co-conspirators, mentors and mentees
Develop your culture change muscles, and grow the next generation of leaders
Build your network with professionals with aligned values, who put people before profit, and highlight your brand
Grow with your team – take time out of the whirlwind once a month for a mini off-site for your team to refresh, realign and refocus – and get time to breathe
Align with leaders, collaborators and co-conspirators who will support and celebrate your success, and help hold you accountable
Shortcut the learning curve on how to build a sustainable culture, engage your employees - and enjoy your work more
OUR CONVERSATION LEADERS INCLUDE
Our all-day #CULTURE19 immersion is with Jeremy Dean, founder of riders&elephants, Cameron Adams, co-founder of Canva, Josh Ross, co-founder of Humanitix, and Juliet Bourke, TEDx speaker, Author and Human Capital Partner at Deloitte
WHO ELSE WILL YOU BE IN CONVERSATION WITH?
WHO IS YOUR NEW PEER GROUP?
Our membership is around 25 strong - purposefully kept small to make sure the conversations are intimate and you get a voice.
And #CULTUREBites isn't just about what you learn from the conversation leader, it's about who else is in the room.
So who will be your collaborators and co-conspirators? Here are a few:
Kirsty is a highly respected marketing professional with over 25 years of expertise across multiple sectors internationally for established and scale ups.
Warren specialises in leading organisations with innovative, first to market and disruptive medical technologies with their global and domestic strategic planning, in market commercialisation, Board fulfilment and profitable execution.
Emmy® and AACT Award winning Producer, Ellenor is the principal partner and co-founder of Firelight Productions, a Sydney based film and television company specialising in all-media drama and documentary production and 3D acquisition and post.
Kylie is the Global People & Culture Leader - HR at Cisco, and leader of their Culture Program “Our People Deal”.
WHO ELSE IS AT THE #CULTUREBites TABLE?
People from these great companies have been around the #CULTUREBites Table and immersed in inspiring conversations:
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT OUR IMMERSIONS
GM People & Learning, Relationships Australia
This was a truly amazing experience – thank you Julie Alexander for developing such an important and inspiring day. The big takeaway – spend the time to determine the culture you are after – and ensure that absolutely everything feeds into and from this. It’s rare to have a day when literally every speaker was great, and truly engaged the attendees.
CEO, Workable Wellnes
From our very first conversation about company culture it was obvious to me that CCI were an inspiring organisation who walk their talk, who challenge the status quo, and who deliver thought provoking experiences at their events. It was so refreshing to be a speaker at their #Culture17 Company Culture & Disruptive Leadership Sydney Summit 2017 because not only had they curated an exceptional day of practical education, but also every little attention to detail had been taken care of. Julie and Diane are true professionals who have a deep understanding of what it takes to improve a company’s culture.
It was a great day and what stood out were the instructive real life stories and the capacity for the speakers to theorise on what particular steps they took made the difference. All the speakers were good, but Jamie was hands-down outstanding.
It was an incredible day of learning and inspiration.
In particular the speakers you selected were exceptional – their generosity, openness and authenticity with which they shared their knowledge and experience made for some of the most solid and insightful case studies I have heard.
Wow what an incredible day yesterday. So many learnings and insights and I’ve not been to an event before that was that polished and which delivered such a sense of atmosphere for participants!
As someone who puts culture front and centre of my business every day (Insentra was awarded #8 on the Great Places to Work in 2016 and #4 in 2017), I know the power of company culture. The Summit wasn’t your usual speaker-fest – there were no consultants talking about theory to sell their services, instead we were engaged by a carefully curated line up of leaders from big corporate, agile start ups, government bodies, and everything in between, who are getting great results in their business, every day.
It was a fantastic event Julie! It was at an extremely high standard and had so many pearls of wisdom for us to take away.
It was a great day and I have walked away with ideas on how to reinvigorate our culture and get some humanity back into what is a little to system centric.
Where to start – being with like minded people. Learning. Open conversation. Engaging.
It was a fabulous summit with some VERY interesting guest speakers. These speakers encouraged reflection of the purpose of moving forward. This was a fabulous day of networking in a meaningful manner. Overall a HUGE thanks for a GREAT day.
All the speakers openly shared their stories of success and the pitfalls they navigated along the way, so that everyone left the event with ideas, inspiration, and a clear action plan that they could implement straight away. Billed as a collaborative and immersive experience, the event delivered, even down to the thinking behind the coffee orders ready on arrival, and the interwoven mini wellness sessions. Professionally delivered by the team at Changing Change International (CCI), it was a great event to be a part of, and it is a great investment for anyone who wants to make a difference to their team, their business and their bottom line.
Culture is what is going to be define your business. #CULTUREBites is the chance to join a group passionate about making sure that’s an intentional culture; we meet on a monthly basis to share experiences, so we gain momentum, and it’s facilitated to present a different topic so we can learn and grow together as a community. It’s such a great idea!
What is different about #CULTUREBites?
When you want to learn a foreign language, the secret is to immerse yourself, surrounding yourself with those who are already fluent, and others who are on the same journey as you, who understand where you are coming from, understand your struggles, and keep you taking action.
As Simon Sinek says, it’s not about intensity – how long you do something in one hit – but consistency – how regularly you do something. You don’t get strong after going to the gym once for 9 hours, you get strong after going for 20 minutes each day, month after month.
It’s just like that with #CULTUREBites. An initial commitment to intensity is good – that’s our all day #CULTURE event – but what really moves the needle is ongoing regular immersion and access to all the support you need.
This isn’t just a lunch. It’s not just networking. It’s not just listening to a speaker. It’s not just another event.
This is an immersion.
This is your chance to connect with leaders you wouldn’t normally get access to.
This is your opportunity to experience some of the most incredible office spaces in the CBD.
This is where you meet your tribe.
Some of our #CULTUREBites will be open to casual guests – make sure you don’t miss out, by joining us today.
OUR PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS
We love the disruptive leaders who lead front and centre with company culture. All of our Conversation Leaders have come to the table with a passion for making a difference in the workplace.
Thank you to the following companies for sharing your experience, insight, highs, lows, and everything in between: