Speaker for Human Resource Events
Looking for an informative and entertaining conference speaker at your human resource or people management event? We've got you covered.
Catherine Gillespie has a growing reputation as a formidable speaker. Conference feedback consistently rates her presentations as ‘excellent, very engaging and extremely interesting’.
As a highly skilled facilitator and educator, Catherine has a unique skill of capturing and maintaining participant interest. Participants feel they gain more than just increased knowledge, practical tips and strategies. Having been touched by her energy that imbues a ‘can do attitude’ – participants leave a presentation recognising the need for change and feeling empowered to do so.
Other members of the Workplace Conflict Resolution team, also experts in their field, are available to speak to your audience on a range of human resource related subjects.
Contact us at Workplace Conflict Resolution to discuss how we can tailor any communication, behaviours or conflict related topic to your next human resource or people management event.
Upcoming and past conference presentations:
Conflict Management Webinar, Raine & Horne, Sydney, March 18, 2020
Understanding and Managing Conflicts for Success, Agricultural Shows National Conference QLD, January 19, 2020
Building Upon A Professional & Positive Culture, Penola Catholic College, December 11, 2019
Conflict Management Within The Community Support Sector, Ballarat Community Health, November 28 and 29, 2019
Group Dynamics In A Social Support Environment, Sunrayasia Community Health, Mildura, November 21, 2019
Managing Conflict - AHRI Mildura, Mildura, November 21, 2019
Prevention of Bullying & Harassment, Student Association of the University of NSW (ARC), November 14, 2019
Constructive Communications In The Social Support Group Environment, Lodden Mallee Social Support Network Forum, Regional Victoria, September 19, 2019
Conflict Management & Stakeholder Negotiation, Management Accounting Conference (CPA), Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney, August, 2019
Prevention Of Discrimination, Bullying & Harassment, Mount St Benedict College, January 24 and May 30, 2019
Managing Bullying & Harassment Effectively To Ensure A Safe Workplace, Post Conference Workshop 6th Annual Psychological Injury Management in the Workplace Congress, May 24, 2019
Communication As A Tool To Create A Positive Workplace Culture; Putting Values Into Action, St Aloysius College, January 29, 2019
Creating A Positive Workplace Culture; Obligations & Responsibilities, Values Into Action. Appropriate Behaviours, Penola Catholic College, January 29, 2019
Understanding & Managing Conflict For Success, Raine & Horne, January 29, 2019
Prevention Of Bullying & Harassment, Queensland Nurses & Midwives' Union Conference, December 7, 2018
Acknowledging Difference While Finding Similarity Within The Four Generations In The Workplace, National Employment Solutions Conference, Tweed Heads, October 8, 2018
Personality Conflicts A work Webinar, Online, July 19, 2018
Should All Bullying Claims Be Investigated & If So, How?, No More Harmony Conference, Melbourne, April 13, 2018
Exploring Cases Of Different Forms Of Bullying & Unreasonable Behaviour, Preventing & Responding To Workplace Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination Incidents, Applying Effective Conflict Management Strategies, Intrepid Minds Workplace Health & Safety Law Congress, Melbourne, November 21, 2017
AHRI National Conference, Marque exhibitor, August 21-23, 2017
Upskilling Managers To Prevent Workplace Bullying, 1-1 Mentor Program To Achieve Behavioural Change, No More Harmony Conference, Brisbane, June 26-27, 2017
What Makes A Winning Workplace, Panel discussion – Global Perspectives Report, August 19, 2016
What Makes A Winning Workplace, Panel discussion – Global Perspectives Report, Sydney, August 17, 2016
3rd Annual Psychological Injury Management In The Workplace Congress, Marque Exhibitor, Melbourne, June 3, 2016
Creating A Positive Workplace Culture: The Important Role Of HR & Leadership, HR Summit & Expo, Hong Kong, China, May 11-13, 2016
Preventing & Responding To Workplace Bullying & Discrimination, - Fulfilling Employers’ Duties To Manage The Risks Of Workplace Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination, - Implementing Prevention Strategies, - Dealing With Employees’ Discrimination, Intrepid Minds Workplace Health & Safety Law, Brisbane, April 14, 2016
CEB Re-lmagine HR Summit, Round Table & Network Presenter, March 22, 2016
Preventing & Responding To Workplace Bullying & Discrimination, - Fulfilling Employers’ Duties To Manage The Risks Of Workplace Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination, - Implementing Prevention Strategies, - Dealing With Employees’ Discrimination, Intrepid Minds Workplace Health & Safety Law, Melbourne, March 15, 2016
Preventing & Responding To Workplace Bullying & Discrimination, - Fulfilling Employers’ Duties To Manage The Risks Of Workplace Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination, - Implementing Prevention Strategies, - Dealing With Employees’ Discrimination, Intrepid Minds Workplace Health & Safety Law, Sydney, March 1, 2016
Preventing & Responding To Workplace Bullying & Discrimination, - Fulfilling Employers’ Duties To Manage The Risks Of Workplace Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination, - Implementing Prevention Strategies, - Dealing With Employees’ Discrimination, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 26-27, 2015
Creating A Positive Organisational Culture - The Role Of Leadership & Human Resources, 4th IFTDO World Conference & Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 24-27, 2015
Early intervention In Conflict To Minimise The Risk Of A Worker’s Compensation Claim, 16th Annual National Workers Compensation Summit, Melbourne, February 24-25, 2015
Why Contractors Won’t Speak Up About Bullying, Why They Should & How To Support This Process, The Inaugural Contractor Management Forum, Melbourne, December 5,2014
Coping With A Fast-Paced Workplace; Tackling Difficult Situations & Dealing With Stressed People, Executive Assistant Network Conference Series (EAN), Melbourne, November 18, 2014
Marque Exhibitor, The Future Of Industrial Relations Conference, Sydney, October 8-9, 2014
Resolving Issues: - Types Of Issues That Can Arise In RTW Process, - Impact On Injured Workers Rehabilitation & RTW, - Strategies For Prevention & Resolution’, - Securing The Buy-In & Trust From Leadership, - Developing A Clear Escalation Pathway When Complex Issues Arise & Remain Unresolved, Informa Return to Work Forum, Melbourne, July 29-30, 2014
Developing Mediation Skills In The Workplace, AHRI HR In Focus Conference, Geelong, June 19, 2014
Marque Exhibitor, National HR Summit, Sydney, April 1-2, 2014
Marque Exhibitor, National Workers’ Compensation Summit, February 27-28, 2014
National Workers Compensation Summit, Gold Coast QLD, Australia, 2013
Safety Institute of Australia (S.I.A.), National Safety Conference, Melbourne VIC, Australia, 2013
Safety Institute of Australia (S.I.A.), Sydney Safety Conference, Sydney NSW, Australia, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Psychological Health & Wellbeing In The Workplace, Melbourne VIC, Australia, 2013
Workplace Bullying Conference, Sydney NSW, Australia, 2013
Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Practice Days, Melbourne & Geelong VIC, Australia, Darwin NT, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Psychological Health & Wellbeing In The Workplace, Sydney NSW, Australia, 2012
Available upon request
Upskilling managers to prevent workplace bullying
1-1 mentor program to achieve behavioural change
Strategic solutions to managing workplace bullying and harassment
Creating a positive workplace culture: the important role of HR and Leadership
Preventing and responding to workplace bullying and discrimiation
Communication: It's more than words, it's more than body language
Preventing and responding to workplace bullying and discrimination
Effectively Managing and Resolving Workplace Conflict
Coping With A Fast-Paced Workplace: Tackling Difficult Situations And Dealing With Stressed People
Reducing Conflict When Employees Return to Work
Managing High Demand Workers Comp Claimants
After the Bullying Claim – Developing Effective Strategies to Stop the Rumours, Rebuild Trust and Re-engage the Team
Developing Effective Strategies To Combat Bullying In The Workplace
Bullying And Performance Management
The Hidden Escalation Of Conflict In The Workplace
Management Of Subtle Bullying Behaviours
Bullying Happens Because…
Effective Conflict Management Strategies
Using Mediation To Support Early Return To Work
OHS Governance And Compliance – Legal Obligation Management
Prevention Of Bullying, Harassment And Unlawful Discrimination
Proposed Changes To The Fair Work Act
Why Organisations Need To Get Investigations Right
Why Contractors Won’t Speak Up About Bullying, Why They Should And How To Support This Process
Employee, performance, engagement and retention: Acknowledging difference while finding similarity within the four generations in the workplace.
Catherine Gillespie was a very engaging speaker and received great feedback from the 260 attendees at the Agricultural Shows of Australia Conference. The topic was ‘Understanding and managing conflicts for success’ – a difficult topic for many to broach and yet Catherine made the presentation very clear, easy to understand and brought great energy to the stage.
Queensland Ag Shows Next Generation Committee
Catherine Gillespie provided a dynamic and interactive presentation entitled The Group Dynamic - Constructive Communications - to 75 participants at Loddon Mallee Regional Social Support Network Forum in Bendigo. The feedback from participants has been extremely positive in relation to the value and practical application of content; with result that we (LM Sector Development Team) have booked Catherine for an extended session at the northern/Mallee network forum. Highly recommended.
Diversity Adviser Cobaw Community Health
We received very positive feedback on your seminar. Participants left with insight and better understanding of how to effectively manage conflict and break down those walls. Your presentation combined the perfect amount of instruction and engagement of the audience. I would highly recommend Catherine Gillespie as a speaker and presenter for future training events.
Business Support & Development Manager (Property Management) Raine&Horne Group
The Agricultural Societies Council of NSW is a peak body of Agricultural Shows in NSW. Managing conflict between committee members is a common issue across a number of Show Societies. To help our members, we engaged Catherine Gillespie, Managing Director, Workplace Conflict Resolution to present to the whole conference on Managing Conflict on Show Committees and conduct two workshops the following day on Managing Difficult Behaviours and Knowing Your Legal Liabilities, at our triannual NSW Country Shows Seminar.
The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive. Workplace Conflict Resolution were professional, engaged and well prepared.
Member Services Officer, Agricultural Societies Council of NSW Ltd 2018
On average you scored a 9 out of 10 with many citing that you gave a “great presentation” One delegate commented “a really good reminder of many processes already known. Really enjoyable, interactive session”. Another said “practical and thought provoking”. Once again, Catherine thankyou for participating in the event, I would be delighted to see you again soon!
Senior Conference Manager, Informa Australia
Your presentation was incredibly well received and you were one of the three most highly rated speakers at the congress. The audience were delighted to have the opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns around your topic and found the content of your presentation extremely interesting. Once again, Intrepid Minds would like to thank you for your participation in the event, and hope we can work together again at some point in the future.
Annual Psychological Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace Conference