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Are you ready for five generations in the workplace?

March 24, 2018

As part of its commitment to helping businesses prosper, the Australian Chamber is launching a new conference series called NextGen in Business, bringing together top global and local thinkers to share their skills and experiences.

For the first time in history five generations will be working together. The NextGen series leverages lessons from global innovators like Netflix, Envato and Atlassian as businesses learn to meld the skills and expectations of five distinct generations in their workplaces.

Understanding how Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists think differently and creating a workplace environment where everyone can thrive is critical for continued growth and success.

NextGen can help you ace this test in your business.

Businesses that thrive in the future will do so by building on the three pillars of leadership, diversity and flexibility in order to attract and retain the best people and maximise their productivity.

Attendees will be armed with the knowledge to establish an inclusive, cohesive and effective workforce within their business, with guidance on:

  • The art of managing a multigenerational workforce;
  • Leading through uncertainty;
  • Meeting the market to manage recruitment and retention;
  • Diversity and inclusion as a driver for innovation, creativity and productivity;
  • Assimilating a flexible and diverse workforce

Access Code for Early Bird AusChamber Member Price

The Australian Chamber is offering NRA members a special Early Bird ticket offer! Contact marketing@nra.net.au to receive the code. 

Dates and locations

BRISBANE | 22 May, 2018 – Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

SYDNEY | 23 May, 2018 – International Convention Centre (ICC)

MELBOURNE | 24 May, 2018 – Melbourne Convention Centre

Ticket structure

Early Bird on sale now until 20 April:

Early Bird Member = $400
Early Bird Non-Member = $550
Contact marketing@nra.net.au to receive the code.

Standard Tickets from 20 April onwards:

Member Rate = $500
Standard Non-Member = $650


Patty McCord (US) Advisor & Netflix’s former talent leader

Patty McCord was chief talent officer at Netflix for 14 years and was instrumental in creating one of the most influential documents ever to come out of Silicone Valley, Netflix’s Culture Deck, which has been viewed more than 15 million times. She now coaches and advises on leadership and culture and is the author of Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility.

Tom Goodwin (US) Innovation & transformation leader

Tom Goodwin is a leading global innovation and business transformation thinker. He is executive vice president for innovation at media agency Zenith USA and for the last two years has been named the number one voice in marketing by LinkedIn.

Dominic Price, Head of R&D and Work Futurist, Atlassian

Dominic Price is the Head of R&D and Work Futurist at Atlassian, where he helped pioneer their Team Playbook. He is an advocate for an inclusive, exciting workplace culture where diversity of thought, skill, and background are essential ingredients for innovative and productive team collaboration.

Claire Madden, Social Researcher and Demographer

Claire Madden is the Australian go-to expert on generational engagement. The social researcher, media commentator and author of Hello Gen Z: Engaging the Generation of Post-Millennials, will be the master of ceremonies for the series.

Cyan Ta’eed, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Envato (Melb)

Cyan Ta’eed is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Envato. She began her career as a graphic designer, founding Envato out of her parent’s garage. Cyan has created a diverse, inclusive and female empowered culture at Envato that promotes innovation, flexibility and robust HR practices. Cyan will join our panel discussion at the Melbourne event on 24 May 2018.

Amber Johnson, Human Resources Manager at Envato (Bris & Syd)

Amber Johnson is the HR Manager at Envato, the world’s leading community for creative assets and creative people. Amber has spent more than 10 years in human resources, covering the entire spectrum from talent acquisition to implementing people and culture strategies. Amber will join our panel discussions in Brisbane 22 May and Sydney 23 May 2018.

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