Speaking Program


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Speaking Program

Our Speaking Program will engage and inspire you to adapt your thinking and drive quality care at your organisation. We will hear from innovative thinkers and disruptors who will encourage you to take new approaches to tackle the current challenges and reforms and to ensure the sustainability of the aged care industry.

Day One – Wednesday 28 June
2.00pm – 2.10pm Welcome & Opening of Conference Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, ACCPA
2.10pm – 2.20pm Welcome To Country Sharon Wood-Kenney, Executive Cultural Navigator Consultancy South West Kinships Cultural Immersions Co-design Community Engagement Lead
2.20pm – 2.25pm Platinum Sponsor Address Ben Brackley, Business Relationship Manager, HESTA
2.25pm – 3.25pm Using the Adaptability Quotient to Drive Quality Care
Tané Hunter is the Co-Founder of Future Crunch. Future Crunch is a thought leadership and media company with a mission to foster intelligent, optimistic thinking about the future.
Tane Hunter, Co-Founder, Future Crunch
3.25pm – 3.55pm Afternoon Tea
3.55pm – 4.55pm What Does Excellent Care Look Like & What Do We Need to Deliver It?
What would excellent care look like if we had all the resources we needed and every opportunity to deliver care through innovative & imaginative concepts?

Facilitator: Tom Symondson, CEO, ACCPA

Clare Grieveson, CEO, Southern Cross Care (WA)

Jackie Dillon, CEO, Residency by Dillons

Professor Catherine Stoddart, CEO, Brightwater

David Cox, Managing Director, Curtin Heritage & Shine Community Care

4:55pm – 5:00pm Close of Day One Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, ACCPA
5.00pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception  
7.00pm – 10.00pm Optional Networking Dinner Sponsored By CareBridge


Day Two– Thursday 29 June 2023
9:00am – 9:05am Welcome to Day Two Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, ACCPA
9:05am – 9:40am ACCPA CEO Address
Tom Symondson, CEO, ACCPA
9:40am – 10:30am Government Reform Update Eliza Strapp, First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division,
Department of Health and Aged Care
10:30am – 11:00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent A1 – Residential Care
11:00am – 11:30am Minister’s Aged Care Advisory Panel Simon Millman, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health, Member for Lawley, ALP
11:30am – 12:00pm 24/7 RN & 200 Care Minute Requirements Ken Ly, Funding Services Manager, Health Generation
12:00pm – 12:30pm Star Ratings & Quality Indicators Andrew Farmer, Partner, Mirus Australia 
Concurrent A2 – Home Care
11:00am – 11:30am Steering Home Care into the Future Michelle Jenkins, ACCPA Board Member
11:30am – 12:00pm Understanding Home Care Expenditure in a Changing Regulatory Environment Anita McStay Home Care Specialist, WA/SA/NT ACCPA
12:00pm – 12:30pm Improving the Experience for the Home Care Workforce   Stephanie Buckland, CEO, Amana Living
Concurrent A3 – Retirement Living
11:00am – 11:30am Legislation Update – Process to Date & Where we are Headed   Penny Lipscombe, Director Legislation and Policy Consumer Protection Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 
11:30am – 12:00pm The Benefits of Building Dementia Workforce Capability Dr David Sykes, Director, Centre for Dementia Living, Dementia Australia
12:00pm – 12:30pm

Connecting Compassionate Communities

Professor Samar Aoun, Perron Institute Research Chair in Palliative Care, University of Western Australia
12:30pm – 2.00pm Lunch  
2.00pm – 2.30pm Finding Your Workforce – Think Like A Recruiter  Geraldine Ellis-Maguire,
General Manager – Member Relations, ACCPA
2.30pm – 3.00pm Aged Care Workforce Economy Cassandra Winzar, Chief Economist, CEDA
3.00pm – 3.30pm Industrial Relations – Work Value Case / Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill  Rosemary Roach, Partner, Hall & Willcox
3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea  
4:00pm – 4:30pm

What Quality Care Means to Consumers

Christine Allen, CEO, COTA Western Australia

4:30pm – 5:00pm Cultural Responsive Experiences from an Aboriginal Perspective Sharon Wood-Kenney, Executive Cultural Navigator Consultancy South West Kinships Cultural Immersions Co-design Community Engagement Lead
5:00pm Close of Day Two Liz Behjat, WAState Manager, ACCPA
6.30pm – 7.00pm Pre-Dinner Drinks
7.00pm – 11.30pm Conference Dinner


Media Engagement 

Day Three – Friday 30 June
8:55am – 9:00am Welcome to Day Three Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, ACCPA
Maintaining Quality Care
9:00am – 9:30am Financial Sustainability for the Aged Care Sector

Cam Ansell, Managing Director, Ansell Strategic

9:30am – 10:00am Meeting the Requirements of the Reform Agenda (Government Regulations) Amber Crosthwaite, Partner, Lavan
10:00am – 10:30am

Thinking beyond recruitment Onboarding and EX to set staff up for success

Laura Sutherland, Director & Founder, Above & Beyond Group I 3D Recruit
10:30am – 11:00am Morning Tea  
Governance & Risk
11:00am – 12:00pm Advisory Boards & the Role They Play in Ensuring Quality Care

Cynthia Payne, Managing Director, Anchor Excellence

Lynn Bailey, Advisory Board Centre

Dmitry Shibanov, Director, SMPLS INNOVATION    

12:00pm – 12:30pm What are the Risk Factors that you Should be Considering

Kim Gilbert, National Manager, Lockton-Zenith

Mitesh Ramji, Partner, Grant Thornton

Andrew Dunjey, Corporate, Relationship Executive, CBA 

12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch  
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Media Engagement

Carina Tan-Van Baren, Director Corporate Affairs, Cannings Purple
Ruth Callaghan, Director & Chief Innovation Officer, Cannings Purple

2.30pm – 3.00pm

Taking VR to the Next Level

Steve Pretzel, CEO, TADWA
3:00pm – 3:30pm Vacant Beds – A better way for aged care placement

Di Darmody, Presenter, MC, Conference Host, Di Darmody Media

Jo Wilkinson, Executive Director Community Business Development, Juniper 

Kate Gatti, Executive Director, Health Department WA

Kayla Calladine, Executive Director Intergovernmental Relations and Strategic Program Support Strategy and Governance Division, WA Department of Health

Allie Adamson, Product Owner, Vacant Beds

3:30pm – 3:45pm Conference Close Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, ACCPA
3:45pm – 4:15pm Afternoon Tea