Diversity Leadership Program – A fresh perspective on ageing and work

Hosted by Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd
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Date: Monday 8 Oct 2018
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm 

Cisco Melbourne, Level 11, 101 Collins Street

Bookings close: 05 Oct 2018

At DCA’s upcoming Diversity Leadership Program event we will examine the latest thinking and research about ageing and work that suggest new approaches are needed for today’s multigenerational workforces.

We will hear from Professor Philip Taylor, Associate Dean Research, Professor of Management, Federation  Business School - Federation University Australia who will look at:

  • The relationship between age and the labour market
  • Individual orientations to work and retirement
  • Employer attitudes and practices regarding young, mid and older workers, and
  • Public policy concerning the prolongation of workers lives.

Catriona Byrne, Creative Director, Marketing, Communication, Product at RiseSmart will share her organisation’s recent research on how employers manage the increasing instances of age-diverse teams in a multi-generational workforce.

Following this, we will hear from Samantha Davies, DNA-C Enablement Engineer at Cisco, about how Cisco attracts, engages and supports younger workers. Kristy Macfarlane, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at NAB will talk about how NAB engages, retains and supports their employees through graduate, mid and late career stages.

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Diversity Leadership Program

DCA's Diversity Leadership Program provides an opportunity to hear the latest on leading practice in workplace diversity – from organisations, social commentators, academics and thought leaders within the diversity field.

Who should attend

All DCA members. As a part of our commitment to gender balance at DCA events, we particularly encourage male representatives to attend this event alongside their female and gender diverse colleagues. We also recommend encouraging those in senior leadership roles to attend this particular event.  Attendance at DCA events is free for all member employees and a significant benefit of membership that we urge you to maximise.


The venue is wheelchair accessible and offers access to live-captioning from your smart phone or tablet. If you require an Auslan interpreter, you must RSVP with this requirement ASAP or at least 10 working days prior to the event and we will endeavour to secure this in-demand service for you. The event recording and transcript will be available on the DCA website after the event. If you have any additional accessibility needs that would assist your participation at the event, please contact us on admin@dca.org.au