Matt Connell

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Matt Connell
Executive Human Resources Specialist

CPHR (Certified Practitioner HR), BBus (HR Management), Certificate IV Workplace Training and  Assessment

Matt brings 13 years of Senior HR Management and Executive Director experience to Workplace Harmony and Conflict Resolution.

After completing a degree in Management (Majoring in HR), Matt has worked in Community Services/Not for Profits, Local Government, Travel, and Hospitality. During this time, he has started HR/OD and People & Culture functions in various organisations, led Learning and Development teams, managed complex issues relating to IR, ER and EBA negotiations and has many years of experience leading highly engaged teams in challenging industries and environments.

Matt is a Nationally Accredited Mediator through the Resolution Institute of Australia and is most passionate about developing constructive leadership capabilities in others so they may better empower, engage and enhance performance in their own team members.

As an accredited practitioner of Roche Martin's Emotional Capital Reports, he has coached hundreds of organisational leaders in understanding their impact on workplace cultures through self and 360 degree assessments of Emotional Intelligence and conducting coaching sessions that encourage learning, real change and growth.

Matt is currently the State President of AHRI and has been a Councillor of AHRI in Victoria since 2015. As a certified practitioner of HR Matt is a passionate advocate for the industry in this volunteer role. Matt is an experienced public speaker and trainer and has completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. His experience and success in delivering leadership development programs has led to an opportunity to run an experiential leadership program on the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain in June 2020.