Spark the Change

A Conference about meaning and purpose in work

1 May 2018, Melbourne
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About Spark the Change

Spark the Change Melbourne is part a global series of events Amsterdam, London, Pune, Paris, Montreal and Toronto.  It is an event for the whole organisation that brings people together to explore meaning and purpose in work.
Below you’ll find the key topics that Spark will cover, themes that act as the foundation for building organisations we want to work in.
Encouraging the best from employees is more important than ever in today’s world, and Spark is devoted to making your company a dynamic, happy place to work – from delivering fast innovation to growing high-performing teams through inspiring leadership.

The purpose of the conference is:

Spark the Change is a one day event designed for leaders who want to learn, be inspired, and collaborate with others about how to create work and organisations with purpose.

We have created an event with talks, discussions and facilitated collaboration surrounding the three identified areas:

(These themes are unpacked in greater detail at the bottom of this page)

Personal

You

Stories of Inspiration

Organisation

Purpose and Meaning

Partnering for Social Impact

Community

Contribution

Collaboration, community, belongingness

This is to take a holistic view at the different aspects of how you create a sense of purpose and contribution in your lives as a leader in society.

We will teach how individuals and organisations that understand how to create meaning and purpose for themselves and their employees will create happier and more successful organisations.

This is what you will get by attending:

Our promise to you is:

  • You will learn about how an organisation with a purpose people believe in creates sustainable business success, and how to engage your people in this purpose.
  • You will learn how a purpose driven organisation attracts and retains the most passionate and skilled people, and how to foster this.
  • You will walk away feeling inspired as a leader, with specific ideas of what you can try in your own organisations and lives.
  • We design the experience to think about what you are learning, when and why.
  • We will facilitate an environment that will allow you to discuss ideas and make connections with new people.
  • You will understand what steps you can take to begin to become more engaged in your professional life and how to empower others around you.

This is who the conference is for:

Spark the Change is designed to appeal to any leaders or organisations who are inspired to make a difference and want to understand how to do it in the context of their work. Our expected and targeted audience who will represent the majority of the crowd will be:

  • HR Leaders & Professionals
    • HR Business Partners
    • Talent Acquisition Partners
    • HR Directors
    • Learning & Organisational Development
    • Trainers
  • Change Managers
  • Agile/Executive Coaches
  • Team Leaders, Managers and Capability Managers – people responsible for people
  • Aspiring leaders passionate about having an impact
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders
  • Social Responsibility Advocates

Themes:

Personal

You will learn how to frame your work correctly, and how to build the skills to work on things that you are passionate about, love and feel engaged in the outcome.

You – What can you do?

You

You will learn how to start making a change in your own work and life by finding and living through purpose. Learn the skills, methods and practices others have used to engage themselves in all aspects of their life.

Stories of Inspiration – Who does it well?

Stories of Inspiration

You will be inspired by stories of people that you can relate to about creating work with meaning and purpose. Learn from the lessons and principles they have identified in their journeys.

Organisation

Learn how an organisation can empower, grow and retain their employees by creating purpose in their work. Build an engaged workforce who want to contribute to your mission and the growth of your culture.

Purpose and Meaning – What can you do?

Purpose and Meaning

Learn how leaders have used the ‘why’ to create and evolve organisations with purpose, motivating, empowering and engaging staff in the vision of their organisation. Learn how purpose and meaning in organisations is balanced with long term commercial sustainability and goals.

Partnering for Social Impact – Who does it well?

Partnering for Social Impact

Learn about how businesses, corporations and for- purpose organisations partner for positive social impact. Learn how to build the internal support to make a great idea into reality. Hear about the all-round benefits for those involved.

Community

Become a part of a community that cares about their work and wants to be the difference. Engage with a passionate, diverse community and do work that matters.

Contribution – What can you do?

Contribution

Show support for inspired people doing work that they believe in and enjoy. If you contribute to the conference and the cause, you are saying you believe you can make a difference and you will attract inspired people who want to make one too. This is true as an organisation or an individual.

Partnering for Social Impact – Who does it well?

Collaboration, community, belongingness

Connecting with like minded people is important, so you will be taught how to foster genuine connections through workplace collaboration. The event will also connect you with those outside your immediate professional circle through the conference’s inclusive design.

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