Drive business performance through better strategic use of HR Business Partners

Pre-Conference Workshop: 29th October 2018 

Two-Day Conference: 30th - 31st October 2018
The HR Business Partner function is growing dramatically in importance. Across all industries, the HRBP has become an increasingly vital role to fulfil strategic internal consulting needs, as well as driving positive HR and business transformation objectives.
However, many organisations could further increase both scope and strategic benefit from the HRBP role.
An organisation with strategically-focused and capable HRBPs implements policies faster, is more responsive to change, and hears about problems earlier. The Strategic HR Business Partnering conference is focused on practical strategies for elevating this important function beyond operational duties and mindsets.
This event will present a wide variety of case studies where HRBPs have had real, bottom-line impact, solidifying the HRBP role as a core influencer within organisations.

About the workshop  | Monday 29th October
Strategic influence & communication: forging strong professional relationships within your organisation 
This workshop is designed specifically for HR Business Partners seeking to increase their strategic role within their organisation. Throughout the day, HRBPs will learn practical strategies to bolster their influence and relationships with both executive and operational managers, with an emphasis on streamlining the process through which policies are implemented. Focus will be dedicated to communication strategies to ensure feedback and transparency between HRBPs and other areas of the organisation. The final session will be an end-to-end case study of how to effectively bring an idea to fruition and implementation.

Featured Speakers at this Conference

Con Lambros

Group General Manager Human Resources

Vocus Group

Julie Stobo

Senior HR Business Partner


Ronan Carolan

Head of HR, Consumer


Sahar Aref

HR Business Partner

Open Universities Australia

Amanda Lazenby

Safety Health & Environment Advisor

BAE Systems

Jason Mete

Business Partner, People & Culture

World Vision Australia

Matthew Hagen

Business Partner, People & Culture

World Vision Australia

Libby Mitchell

Talent Acquisition & Diversity Lead


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  • Enhance internal consulting capabilities, to deliver people management solutions which improves business performance 
  • Design and implement the most effective functional HRBP functions roles
  • Learn new and insightful ways to strategically position your HRBP for maximum impact  
  • Hear from a variety of functional case studies on how the HRBP role was critical for policy success 
  • Positioning the HRBP for change and transformation management 
  • Drive better and more productive relationships between HRBPs and executives 
  • Improve the relationship and partnering between HRBPs and line management 
  • Attend the full-day workshop aimed specifically at HRBPs on how they can better enhance their role within their organisation
  • Hear from senior executives at major companies on what they want from HRBPs, and learn how you can exceed that standard 
  • Learn strategies on how HRBPs can better understand different areas of their business


  • HR Directors and General Managers
  • Heads of People & Culture
  • HR Business Partners
  • Heads of People 
  • Organisational Development managers and directors 
  • Executive management seeking to better drive HR strategy 
  • HR Directors 
  • HR Transformation managers and directors 

Who Should Sponsor

There are a limited number of event sponsorships and exhibit spaces available – all of which can be tailored to assist your organisation in creating a platform to maximise exposure at the event, and creating the opportunity to gain direct and personal access to the audience.
Raise your profile at the Strategic HR Business Partnering conference.
Why sponsor?
Sponsoring the conference provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your innovative approaches, tools and service offerings to a highly engaged audience of HR professionals who are seeking to improve performance management processes in their organisations. 
Can you, as a sponsor, help senior HR Executives and HRBPs to:
  • Benchmark and improve their practices
  • Redesign their approaches to talent management and organisational capability
  • Strategic influence, communication & relationship building skills
  • Develop and implement winning people and culture strategies
  • Plan and manage organisational change
  • Gain better insight from workforce data and metrics?
Who should sponsor?
  • HR/Workforce data platform and software providers
  • HR transformation technology providers
  • Leading HR Consulting firms


Conference | 30th - 31st October

CQ Functions
Address: 113-123 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Conference Room: Event Room 2
T: 03 8601 2721
CQ Melbourne is a boutique multi-servicing venue in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Independently owned and operated since 2006, CQ has many homes within it's Queen Street building. With versatile spaces, CQ Melbourne offers everything from an a' la carte restaurant to corporate events to hosting some of the biggest club nights in Melbourne, as well as a Hotel with leafy city views.

Pre-Conference Workshop | 29th October

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne 
Address: 189 Queen Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000  (2-minute walk from CQ Functions)
Workshop Room: Waratah
T: 03 9934 0000
The charming, newly renovated Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne puts you right in the heart of Melbourne, only 5 minutes from Bourke Street Mall and 15 minutes from the Old Melbourne Gaol and the National Gallery of Victoria. Enjoy free WiFi in your spacious apartment including 11 brand new penthouses with panoramic views of the city and high spec, stylish finishings. These penthouses are simply one of a kind in Melbourne.
If you’re travelling on business, enjoy our unique conference facilities with natural light and close proximity to public transport via the free tram network.
We have negotiated conference rates with both CitiClub Hotel (same building as the conference venue) and Adina Melbourne (2-min walk to venue). Below are the booking instructions:
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne (189 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000)
Please book through the residential conference link: Book Now to receive 20% off the published rates.


CitiClub Hotel (113 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000)
To receive the discount, use the promo code: AventedgeOct18