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As part of its 'vehicle of engagement', WSBC operates a variety of events across the membership year to inform, connect and engage businesses across Western Sydney. 

Our events are open to members, who receive preferential rates, complimentary seating and other opportunities, as well as non-members.

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Upcoming events

    • 29-Aug-2018
    • 07:30 - 09:30 (UTC+10:00)
    • Novotel Sydney Parramatta, 350 Church Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

    High-achieving, committed staff win promotions. However the skills they now need as leaders are different to their functional skills, they need to be able to inspire and coach others rather than do all the work themselves. They need the skills to develop clear strategies, prioritise tasks and delegate effectively. The most successful leaders also know how to handle critical conversations.

    Significant problems arise when we shy away from difficult situations and difficult people. Sometimes we know we should address the issue but we tend not to because we are afraid of the other person’s reaction, or we don’t want to hurt their feelings.

    It results in employees feeling stressed and frustrated because issues aren’t addressed, and valuable time and energy gets wasted doing ‘work arounds’.

    Often projects are not completed to the timeframes and quality standards we envisage because we don’t address the issues that cause the ‘drag’.

    In this 2 hour practical workshop you will learn:

    • How to give honest feedback without needing to be worried about the person’s reaction

    • How to manage your emotions well, especially in stressful situations

    • How to resolve disagreements or complaints with genuine agreement and dignity

    • The power of giving regular performance feedback, not just once a year in formal appraisals.

    Workshop Schedule

    Time: 7.30am to 9.30am

    Leadership Masterclass: Critical Conversations (includes a plated Breakfast)

    WSBC Members: 2 complimentary seats per member 

    Additional WSBC Member Seats: $20 + GST per person*

    Non Member Seats: $40 + GST per person*

    *Highly subsidised seat pricing thanks to the support of World Class Teams.

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    • 13-Sep-2018
    • 11:30 - 14:30 (UTC+10:00)
    • The William Inglis Hotel, 155 Governor Macquarie Drive, Warwick Farm, NSW, 2170

    WSBC is delighted to welcome back the Premier of New South Wales, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, who will deliver her second State of the Region Address on September 13 at the recently opened 5-star William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm.

    It is often said that elections are won and lost in Western Sydney. In the run up to the 2019 state election, the Premier will share her Government’s plans to foster economic prosperity within the region.

    What policies will the Berejiklian Government set in place to attract further investment and maximise the economic potential of Western Sydney’s big ticket items such as health, education, transport and the aerotropolis?

    WSBC’s annual State of the Region address is Western Sydney’s key business leader luncheon. With 550 attendees at last year’s sold out event, the 2018 State of the Region Address is set to provide a great opportunity for you to engage with influential business leaders, generate leads and promote your business profile amongst the decision makers of Western Sydney.

    Event Format: 


    Registration  I  Displays, Networking & Pre Lunch Drinks


    Official Welcome & Presentations (includes a 2 Course Lunch)


    Official Proceedings Close

    Join us in The Big Barn from 2.30pm for Post Lunch Drinks brought to you by Liverpool City Council.

    Keynote Speaker  I  The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales 

    Gladys was first elected to the NSW Parliament as Member for Willoughby on 22 March 2003.

    She was elected Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party on 23 January 2017 and sworn in as the 45th Premier of New South Wales. Gladys had previously served as Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations in the Baird Government since April 2015.

    Prior to that, she was appointed Minister for Transport following the election of the O’Farrell Government in March 2011 and served in that role for four years.

    She is a Master of Commerce graduate from UNSW and prior to entering Parliament worked as a General Manager for one of Australia’s largest financial institutions. Gladys has also completed studies in Government and Public Administration (B.A., Uni. Syd).

    $5.00 from every ticket sold at this event goes to the WSBC Charity Partner Program, raising funds for our 7 Charity Partners: Children's Medical Research Institute, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Northcott Disability Services, Parramatta Mission, Ronald McDonald House (Westmead), The Salvation Army and Westmead Medical Research Foundation 

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Past events

21-Jun-2018 WSBC Business Leader Luncheon: Leading Through Change
03-May-2018 WSBC's Business Leader Luncheon: Manufacturing & Innovation in Western Sydney
11-Apr-2018 Meet The Buyer, Strategic Matching Event: Confirmation of Attendance
13-Mar-2018 WSBC & Macquarie Bank Present: The Key Global Economic Trends for 2018 & How They Will Affect Western Sydney
16-Nov-2017 Winning Business Strategic Matching Event
27-Oct-2017 Live Webinar: Employment Agreements – A Sword and a Shield for Employers
24-Oct-2017 Winning Business Procurement Workshop
19-Oct-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: Winning Business in Western Sydney's Infrastructure Boom
27-Sep-2017 Live Webinar: Motivating and Retaining a Generationally Diverse Workforce
21-Sep-2017 Leadership Training: Greenline Conversations
30-Aug-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: 2017 State of the Region Address
28-Jul-2017 Live Webinar: Conducting Workplace Investigations - Why, When & How
08-Jun-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: How The New Visitor Strategy Will Change The Way We Market Western Sydney
26-May-2017 Live Webinar: Building A Great Place To Work
05-Apr-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: Designing Western Sydney, Creative Placemaking for Growth
24-Mar-2017 XVenture Campbelltown: Sold Out
23-Feb-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: The Business of Sport in Western Sydney
26-Oct-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Western Sydney Economic Development
08-Sep-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: 2016 State of the Region Address
08-Jun-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: "Infrastructure"
28-Apr-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Building Better Businesses
25-Feb-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Western Sydney Health Sector
12-Nov-2015 GWS Employment Forum
06-Oct-2015 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: 2015 State of The Region Address
03-Sep-2015 WSBC Business Leader Luncheon: A Plan for Growing (Western) Sydney, investment opportunities for your business
25-Jun-2015 What does the new 'Western Sydney Innovation Corridor' mean for your business?
28-May-2015 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Leading your organisation to leverage the business growth opportunities in Western Sydney
24-Mar-2015 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Infrastructure - Western Sydney Light Rail
26-Feb-2015 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Western Sydney Health Precincts Growth & Investment Opportunities
06-Nov-2014 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon - Research + Industry – Collaborating for Growth
28-Aug-2014 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon - 2014 State of the Region Address
12-Jun-2014 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon - GWS Employment Forum
05-Jun-2014 Member Celebration and Networking Evening
15-May-2014 A Western Sydney Business Transformation Story
20-Mar-2014 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon - How are Council plans impacting your business in 2014?
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