FIFO mental health issues on the agenda

Jan 20, 2015

With the high profile Western Australian Parliamentary Inquiry into “mental health impacts of FIFO work arrangements” set to table its findings in early March, there is no doubt that the Human Capital stream at AOG 2015 on Thursday 12 March will attract a great deal of industry, public and media attention. A special Panel session on FIFO Mental Health will focus heavily on the Parliamentary inquiry, which has attracted significant media attention on the back of a number of alleged FIFO-related suicides.

Graham Jacobs (MLA), a member of the Parliamentary inquiry is a keynote speaker and a participant in the AOG FIFO Mental Health Panel. He will provide tremendous insight into the evidence presented to the committee and the more than 40 written submissions it has received since public hearings began in October 2014. Mr Jacobs is joined on the panel by WA Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Deputy Chief Executive Nicole Rooke, and TLC Directors Greg Bayne and psychologist Alistair Box. Other important sessions to look forward to include:

Global Trends in Human Capital
This session will be chaired by Wirrpanda Foundation chairman and former West Coats Eagles AFL star, David Wirrpanda. This session features a presentation and workshop on the world-renowned Global Human Capital Trends Report. Julie Harrison a Partner specialising in Human Capital at Deloitte in Perth – will provide an oil & gas perspective and an update on what can be expected to be found in the report when it is handed down later this year.
The session will also feature a presentation on “Ensuring Competitiveness through productivity: The importance of workplace relations reform” given by Steve Knott from the Australian Mines and Metals Association.

Human Capital key issues and insights
This session features presentations on “From Green to Brown to Gold: Using the Science of Change to ensure Operational Readiness for Asset Optimisation Projects” to be presented by Corrie Scheepers and Melissa Bell of the Terrace Initiative; “Employee Engagement in the Oil and Gas Industry” presented by Fiona Scullion of The Right Group and Maud Kay of Rigzone; “On the Waterfront; An Indigenous perspective” presented by Wayne Bergmann of Aboriginal Maritime Pty Ltd; and “O&G Workforce Planning” presented by Sam Russell of the Rhodes Business School (Australia) and Craig Bonanno of the Rhodes Business School.

The Human Capital stream will wind up with an interactive play and workshop entitled “Much Ado about Hector” featuring Angela Sanderson-Green from The Experience Lab and Franca Sala Tenna of EEO Specialists.

This is a high profile and high energy AOG stream that is a must attend.

To register for the Human Capital stream at AOG on Thursday 12 March visit and book tickets today.

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