Benchmarking Partnerships
Benchmarking Partnerships


Leadership Development Framework

Workshop Host/Venue:
Melbourne. CitiPower/Powercor, Electric House,  Room G4, ground floor, 40 Market Street (corner of Flinders Lane and Market St)  

Workshop date & time:

Thurs 22 October, 2009
9.00am – 5.00pm

Program Overview:


  • City of Melville WA
  • Boral Limited
  • University of Wollongong Library

LESSONS LEARNED AND ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE! including practical solutions and way forward regarding YOUR issues & needs.

Many organisations are struggling to effectively apply a good Leadership Development Strategy and Framework that is well deployed with key building blocks to build optimum capability that is aligned and integrated into the whole of the business. If you think you have room to improve here, then come and learn from excellent practitioners and leading organisations in this inaugural best practice workshop.

Workshop - Learning Outcomes: - Learn practically from leading organisations and practitioners:

  • Practical Leadership Development Framework(LDF) models, building blocks and development strategies
  • Business engagement across all levels of business from Executive Managers to leadership "on-the-floor" an to include underpinning foundations of Leadership competencies / behaviours / principles.
  • LDF alignment to Management Development, Practice(Technical) Development and other key business areas eg HR processes, including Performance Evaluation, Succession Planning, Talent Management etc and how they feed into the LDF.
  • Alignment with Business Excellence
  • Implementing successful Strategic Leadership Development and evaluating success

Hear about and discuss – PRACTICAL aspects - what works well, issues and problems and how to overcome them.

Benefits from an Action-Packed Day
  • Learn from and network with the content expert practitioners and other participants
  • Harvesting BEST PRACTICES and 'Think-tank' discussion
  • Participate in the 'Hands-on' learning
  • Learn about what you need to know as well as what you didn’t know you needed to know
  • Participate in facilitated discussion about strengths of leading practices with other delegates
  • A comprehensive workshop manual is issued for all delegates
  • Receive Memory Jogger Notes of the day's proceedings
  • Delegate contact list provided
  • Share the lessons learned, and experience through benchmarking knowledge exchange

Benchmarking Code of Conduct protects confidentiality & privacy

PROGRAM - Thursday 22 October
9.00am Registration & coffee
9.15am Welcome, Introductions, Program, facilitating key issues for participants to focus the program on participants expectations – Anton Benc, Facilitator, Benchmarking Partnerships

City of Melville WA,  Shayne Silcox, CEO

With a population of around 98,000 people within 40,000 dwellings, annual budgets of $100 million, and physical assets of some $615 million, the City of Melville is the third largest local government authority in the metropolitan region of Perth servicing its 100,000 customers. The organisation employs 650 full-time, part-time and casual employees, and provides more than 209 services. Shayne Silcox is a mentor to many in his field and sought after speaker over many years as an experienced business excellence evaluator and innovative leader able to inspire leaders and quickly move the organisation towards business excellence. Shayne will share how the City of Melville is driving change and increasing intellectual capability by investing in staff leadership development within an innovative and performance based leadership development framework. The organisational strategies are aligned to compliment and enhance organisational learning and leadership capability as is the business excellence improvement initiatives. Leadership principles and competencies are at the mechanical centrepiece of this system in harmony with aligned values and assessed behaviours across the organisation. In earlier years, Shayne led the City of Nedlands and the City Belmont as CEO to an Australian Business Excellence Award and last year won the Western Australian Customer Service CEO of the Year and was runner up nationally.
10.30am Morning tea

Boral Limited  Michael Craner, General Manager Learning & Organisational Development

Boral Limited is Australia's largest building and construction materials supplier and has significant operations in the USA and in Asia. With some A$5.0 billion worth of sales, Boral has over 16,000 employees working across more than 700 operating sites. Michael will share how Boral builds managers and leaders across business areas, which includes targeting, selecting and developing frontline leaders, emerging leaders, management development and executive development. This presentation will also include functional management development, coaching, and supporting systems.  
11.50am Workshopping Handy Hintsfacilitated by Anton Benc, Benchmarking Partnerships Workshop Groups of participants & speakers address:
  • what ideas came from the presentations?
  • what ideas are coming from other workshop participants?
  • where are the options / opportunities for you to take action?
12.20pm Lunch and networking

University of Wollongong Library,  Margie Jantti, Associate Librarian Client Services

The University of Wollongong is a University of international standing with an enviable record of achievement in teaching and research. The University of Wollongong Library has a long-standing commitment to excellence in all of its endeavours. They were the first library to win an Australian Business Excellence Award in 2000, and have achieved certification against international standards, e.g. Investors in People and the International Customer Service Standard. Leadership development is undergoing increased scrutiny in efforts to address trends present within in the library and information sector. Margie will share some of the strategies deployed to attempt to overcome current challenges with succession management, such as an ageing workforce, meeting the expectations of new generation employees, ‘flat’ organisation structures, and willingness to undertake leadership opportunities and responsibilities. Approaches used will include: articulation and development of desired competencies, formal and informal leadership training programs, and cadetships designed to attract and support new graduates through structured skill and experience development programs.
2.20pm Workshopping Handy Hintsfacilitated by Anton Benc, Benchmarking PartnershipsWorkshop Groups of participants & speakers address:
  • what ideas came from the presentations?
  • what ideas are coming from other workshop participants?
  • where are the options / opportunities for you to take action?
2.50pm Afternoon tea
3.15pm FACILITATED workshop on PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS and the WAY FORWARD regarding YOUR ISSUES and delegate GOOD PRACTICES in Leadership Development Frameworks facilitated by Anton Benc. You will learn from the experts and other workshop participants in this “how to” discussion and networking session. Afternoon tea will be included.
4.30pm Close

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