Networking Events

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

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.

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. Previous lectures were given by The Hon RJL (Bob) Hawke AC, banker and economist Saul Eslake and lawyer, activist and indigenous leader, Noel Pearson.

WHS Networking Forum

Level 8, Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool St Sydney

CCER's WHS Networking Forums provide a unique opportunity for WHS practitioners and others interested in WHS to engage with their colleagues and build on their knowledge. The forums cover issues of interest across the education, social services, parish, diocesan and religious institutes sectors and provide an opportunity for you to discuss practical and operational WHS matters with your peers.

Catholic Independent Schools HR Networking Forum

Level 8, Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool St, Sydney

Retreat Centre Networking Forum

The Hermitage - Old S Rd, Mittagong NSW 2575

Managing High Conflict Personalities

Clancy/Gilroy Rooms Level 5, Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool St Sydney, NSW 2000

Conflict can range from a heated verbal disagreement between staff members to serious bullying and harassment in the workplace.
The workshop will give participants an awareness of who are High Conflict Personalities (HCPs), tools and strategies to enable them to manage conflict and HCPs in their workplace, the ability to manage their own reactions and responses to conflict and HCPs, skills to handle resistance and to have difficult conversations with staff, professional development which they can use to mentor and coach staff (for example, to assist staff to manage HCP students and parents), the opportunity to follow up with the presenter by email on an individual basis post workshop.
Presented by Nicola Hartfield

Diocesan HR Networking Forum

Level 8, Polding Centre, 133 Liverpool St, Sydney

Performance Counselling in Practice (half day)

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

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

Retreat Centre Networking Forum

Location TBD