Networking Events

We understand that networks and building positive and collaborative professional relationships is essential to contemporary and successful workplaces.

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CCER’s networking forums provide an opportunity for peers to come together to discuss matters of mutual interest, learn from each other and share resources. Regular HR networking forums include Systemic Schools, Catholic Independent Schools, Social Services, Religious Institutes, Retreat Centres, Dioceses and WHS. We also hold other events for you throughout the year.

Our Faith at Work dialogues are run a few times a year and seek to promote vibrant conversation about the practical, moral and ethical issues confronting workplace professionals. This year, we have hosted federal opposition leader, Bill Shorten and Professor Richard Rymarz of the Broken Bay Institute. To find out more about Faith at Work or to listen to the podcast, click here.

The Bishop Manning Lecture is held biennially. This Lecture honours the work of the former Catholic Bishop of Parramatta, Kevin Manning and his contribution to creating Catholic workplaces that are imbued with justice and human dignity. Our most recent Bishop Manning Lecture was given by Melinda Tankard Reist in 2016. Previous lectures were given by The Hon RJL (Bob) Hawke AC, banker and economist Saul Eslake and lawyer, activist and indigenous leader, Noel Pearson.

Performance Counselling in Practice (half day)

This practical, half-day workshop - targeted at managers and supervisors in social services, aged care or religious institutes - will help you successfully navigate common ‘roadblock’ scenarios when having performance discussions. Through role play and interactive discussions, participants will learn ‘best practice’ responses to challenging situations.

Workplace Policies and Contracts – Why it’s Important to get them Right

Workplace Policies and Contracts – Why it’s Important to get them Right

Polding Centre 133 Liverpool Street Level 5 Sydney, NSW 2000

This half day workshop is designed for managers and HR practitioners responsible for preparing employment contracts and workplace policies in their organisation. It will look at the most common mistakes employers make with their contracts and policies and how to avoid them. CCER resources including template contracts and policies will be examined. Participants are welcome to submit their own questions about contracts and policies in advance so they can be answered during the session.

Managing Workplace Restructures

Level 8 Polding Centre 133 Liverpool Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Funding levels and business imperatives often mean organisations need to review their internal structure and make operational changes. Almost always, this has an impact on jobs, either by changing the duties and responsibilities of a position or number of positions, or removing a position/s entirely (that is, redundancy). The workshop will give participants a practical ‘how to’ guide to undertaking a workplace restructure, from developing a sound business case to consulting with affected staff and determining redundancy and other entitlements, understanding of the industrial and legal requirements around implementing a restructure and the potential legal, industrial and other risks of not properly managing a restructure, and practical tools for implementing a restructure.

Systemic Schools Networking Forum

Level 8, Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool St, Sydney

WHS Networking Forum

Level 8, Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool St, Sydney

Managing and Conducting Workplace Investigations

Level 8 Polding Centre 133 Liverpool Street Sydney, NSW 2000

This workshop is specifically tailored to meet the needs of HR and other professionals who may be required to conduct or manage investigations into workplace grievances (such as bullying and harassment) or misconduct. It is aimed at providing participants with practical skills to handle workplace investigations.
The workshop will also cover the obligations of decision-makers in the investigation process and matters they should consider before accepting the investigation findings and determining the outcome.
Presented by Workdynamic

Catholic Independent Schools Networking Forum

Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool St Sydney

Social Services Networking Forum

Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool St, Sydney

A-Z of Employment Relations

Taylor/Barlow Rooms, Level 8 Polding Centre 133 Liverpool Street Sydney, NSW 2000

This workshop targets people who are new to a people management or supervisory role. It will cover the main legal compliance requirements in employment – ranging from Adverse Action, Discrimination, National Employment Standards to Work Health & Safety.

Retreat Centre Networking Forum

Location TBD