27 - 28 November, 2018 | Novotel Canberra, Canberra, ACT

Simone Cook


Director, People and Performance
City of Canterbury Bankstown


9:50 AM CASE STUDY: Putting People First: Assuring Community Confidence Through the Workforce Strategy 2018-2021 at City of Canterbury-Bankstown

The City of Canterbury-Bankstown is a complex organisation employing more than 1400 people across a range of industry sectors. The newly created Workforce Strategy 2018- 2021 prepares the council to be innovative and resilient, as well as able to work in partnership and collaboration to deliver quality local services that meet the diverse needs of the community. Through workforce planning, the council has identified four key opportunities and objectives to prepare its workforce for immediate and long term demands. This case study will explore:

  • Managing intergenerational workforce demands: How to work with four generations side-by-side with differing expectations, behaviours and needs
  • How the workforce strategy will allow council to consider requirements necessary for delivering quality services to the community in a cost efficient manner
  • Attraction and retention plans for skills specifically required for local government including building and urban planning sectors, early childhood, community engagement and other niche markets


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Simone.

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