Retail Leadership Seminar – Inspiring People and Brands

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Ideal for Business Owners & Operators, Directors, HR, Sales, Digital, Marketing, Operations and Retail Team Members.
The Inside Retail Academy will inspire and teach you some of the tools and skills that key retail brands like AP&G, SUPRÉ, Kit & Ace and The Co-op are building into their business to create profitability.
161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney – Sydney Sheraton on the Park
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne – Sheraton Melbourne

09:00-17:00 13.10 - Melbourne | 15.10 Sydney

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Agenda- Sydney

08:30 Registration, Coffee, Meet and Greet

09:00 Opening remarks Inside Retail – Catherine van der Meulen

09:10 Mindful Retailing

Kate Mathers- IECL
Kate from Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership shares tools, techniques and strategies to develop mindfulness to create Productivity, Efficient and High Performance work environments.

10:00 Transformative Retail

Elle Roseby – General Manager of SUPRÉ
Interview: Transforming an unprofitable business to profitable in 18 months, rebuilding the people culture from the Inside Out
Catherine van der Meulen to interview 

10:50 Break – Tea and Coffee

11:10 The Future of People in Retail

Kristina Dryza
Archetypal patterns & trends in customer service through the lense of one of the world’s leading trends experts.

Retail draws in a suite of creative types from the artist, to the pioneer, strategist, storyteller, caregiver & rebel. Learn how you can harness the energy of these patterns and direct them in a way that’s in alignment (rather than in opposition) to your brand’s future vision.

11:50 Global brand to Australian shores case study

Alexie O’Brien – Kit & Ace
Sharing people strategies for building a purpose lead culture as part of a global business. – 

12:30 Panel – Recruit, Retain and Develop – Jessica Shannon, Alexie O’Brien and  Elle Roseby

13:00 Lunch

14:10 With the mantra – “be the best, make it happen – one team” – The Co-op is constantly invigorating their youthful team.

Gareth Fowler,  The Co- op National Retail Manager
Hear about tools to consistently have effective conversations, develop one language and keep it simple across all levels of business.

How to regularly assess what’s working, influence and nurture a collaborative spirit and create a “best place to work” that has the very best talent constantly knocking on your door. 

15.00 Panel- People Centric Business of the Future – Kristina Dryza, Gareth Fowler, REST

16:00 Break – Tea and Coffee

16:20 Positive High Performance Culture
Adrian Jones, CEO Apparel Group (Sportscraft, Saba, JAG, Willow)

Creating a virtuous circle in human capital.

17.00 Wrap up

Melbourne – 13th October 2015

08:30 Registration, Coffee, Meet and Greet

09:00 Opening remarks Inside Retail – Catherine van der Meulen

09:10 Transformative Retail

Elle Roseby – General Manager of SUPRÉ
Interview: Transforming an unprofitable business to profitable in 18 months, rebuilding the people culture from the Inside Out
Catherine van der Meulen to interview 

10:00 High Performance Leadership

Steve Arthurson – Priceline General Manager of People
Cultural change through personal, team, business and community leadership.

10:50 Break – Tea and Coffee

11:10 The Future of People in Retail

Kristina Dryza
Archetypal patterns & trends in customer service through the lense of one of the world’s leading trends experts.

Retail draws in a suite of creative types from the artist, to the pioneer, strategist, storyteller, caregiver & rebel. Learn how you can harness the energy of these patterns and direct them in a way that’s in alignment (rather than in opposition) to your brand’s future vision.

11:50 Global brand to Australian shores case study

 Alexie O’Brien, Kit & Ace
Sharing people strategies for building a purpose lead culture as part of a global business.

12:30 Panel – Recruit, Retain and Develop Elle Roseby, Kristina Dryza, Alexie O’Brien

13:00 Lunch

14:10 With the mantra – “be the best, make it happen – one team” – The Co-op is constantly invigorating their youthful team

Gareth Fowler,  The Co- op National Retail Manager
Hear about tools to consistently have effective conversations, develop one language and keep it simple across all levels of business.

How to regularly assess what’s working, influence and nurture a collaborative spirit and create a “best place to work” that has the very best talent constantly knocking on your door. 

15.00 Panel- People Centric Business of the Future – Gareth Fowler, Elisia Richards, Nadia Tribuzio

16:00 Break – Tea and Coffee

16:20 Engagement and a sense of community saved LUSH

Peta Granger, Director LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics 
Lush invent, manufacture and retail cruelty free cosmetics by sourcing ingredients ethically and campaigning on animal testing within the industry.
Peta explains how a focus on engagement and creating a sense of community helped save Lush Australia from closure and turned it into the award winning and profitable business is it today. 

17.00 Wrap up

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