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WSBC, in collaboration with our Platinum Partners, proudly present the following live and free webinars to the WSBC community:

COVID’s Influence – The Short and Long Term Property Outlook

Wednesday 26th August 2020, 2.00pm AEST

COVID-19 had a significant impact on the property markets over the first half of 2020. Trends such as increasing vacancies and decreasing demand, rents and prices have been experienced in the commercial and residential sectors across most locations.

With continued economic uncertainty, Macquarie Group’s Taryn Mackenzie will be joining us to explore the short- and long-term outlook for the property markets.

This webinar is a must see for anyone involved or interested in residential and/or commercial property. Click here or on the book now button below to secure your free virtual seat.

Proudly supported by Macquarie Bank

Local Opportunities For Local Businesses

Wednesday 12th August 2020, 2.00pm AEST

As part of their economic recovery strategy, many councils are looking to fast track projects that support local jobs and provide an immediate boost to the economy. 

What opportunities are available now and in the near future and how can local SMEs take advantage of them?

WSBC is delighted to be joined by three Western Sydney Councils - Blacktown, Campbelltown and Liverpool - who will provide an overview of their upcoming and future projects; a top line summary of the products and/or services they are looking to procure; and information on how to tender with them.

Click here or on the book now button below to register your free virtual seat.

How To Gain An Unfair Competitive Advantage During a Recession

Thursday 2nd July 2020, 12.00pm AEST

Recessions are challenging, but they are also an opportunity to reinvent, reinvigorate, and refresh your business enabling you to come out of them even stronger than you went in.

Join us for a free, not-to-be-missed webinar where Australia’s #1 High-Performance Team Consultant, Diana Tapp, will show you how to unleash the potential of your people to gain an unfair competitive advantage in times of economic downturn.

In this webinar, you’ll discover:

  • Why people are the key to overtaking your competition
  • The #1 way to analyse your team’s performance
  • How to increase productivity by lifting your people, not squeezing them
  • The two things EVERY leader must do in a recession
  • How to eliminate wastage and get the best out of your employees

Proudly supported by World Class Teams

Are We Past Peak Pessimism - An Economic Update 

Wednesday 10th June 2020, 12.00pm AEST

Earlier this month the National Cabinet announced Australia’s three-step plan for reopening the economy and businesses. 

With July as the target for the final phase of the plan and with most people expected back at work by this time, does this indicate we are past peak pessimism?

WSBC is delighted to welcome back Macquarie Wealth Management’s Division Director, Martin Lakos, who will provide a follow on from his keynote in March on the economic trends expected to impact businesses in 2020. Martin will give us an update and share his insights as the economy takes its first steps towards a new normal.

Martin will also answer pre-submitted and live questions from our webinar audience.

Proudly supported by Macquarie Bank

5 Steps To Rapid Business Recovery

Thursday 21st May 2020, 12.00pm AEST

Is your business resourced and ready for COVID-19 recovery? Are you properly set up and structured for growth? Will you be able to capitalise on the opportunities presented as Australia recovers?

In this webinar, Gerard Hermens, Director of the Institute of Strategic Management (ISM), will take you through a powerful 5-step plan to help your business transition to a successful post COVID environment.

In this webinar you’ll discover the 5 steps to rapid business recovery; the biggest mistake most business owners make; key questions you need to be asking your teams right now; the must have action plan for each step and how to benchmark your business readiness.

Proudly supported by the Institute of Strategic Management

Beyond COVID19 - Critical Legal Issues Every Business Should Know 

Thursday 7th May 2020, 11.00am AEST

Right now, businesses are understandably focused on getting through the immediate pandemic period. There are however a number of important commercial and employment law considerations that will become critically important as the immediate threat of the pandemic starts to fade. By being aware of and starting to consider these issues now you will be able to plan for your business to avoid the pitfalls and even more importantly, set a platform for future success.

In this webcast, Matthews Folbigg lawyers Stephen Mullette and Peter Doughman highlight a number of the commercial and employment law issues of importance and suggest actions you could be taking right now to ensure you are not left with a pandemic legacy that could be debilitating for your business into the medium to longer term.

Brought to you by Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

How To Turn Your Website Into Your Hardest Working Employee

Thursday 30th April & Thursday 7th May 2020, 11.00am AEST

We’ve seen nothing quite like it before. The global COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption in almost every industry sector. The landscape changes daily as the crisis unfolds.

Government stimulus packages will help but there is no doubt many businesses will experience really tough times. But businesses and economies will recover. And our markets will come back strong, looking for us again. Having a website that captures leads and increases sales is now more important than ever.

This free, 2 part webinar (April 30 & May 7), is for business owners and leaders who want their website to work hard for them and deliver business opportunity to their door.

Our webinar presenter Deb Croucher, will also share what's important and what's not and where elements like design, code, content and SEO fit into the mix.

Proudly supported by Brilliant Digital

3 Steps To Leading & Motivating A Remote Workforce

Wednesday 8th April 2020, 1.00pm AEST

How do you effectively lead and motivate people while they’re working from home during the COVID-19 crisis? How do you help them stay on track, deal with distractions, navigate isolation and manage this period of unprecedented uncertainty?

Join us for a free, not-to-be missed 45-minute webinar this Wednesday, where Australia’s #1 High-Performance Team Consultant, Diana Tapp, will take you through her practical 3-step approach to leading and motivating a remote workforce.

This webinar will include highly practical tools and strategies for:

  • Boosting Productivity
  • Enabling remote collaboration
  • Avoid micromanaging
  • Ensuring clear communication
  • Elevating your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Proudly supported by World Class Teams

Resilient Leadership In Time Of Crisis

Wednesday 1st April 2020, 1.00pm AEDT

In this time of unprecedented uncertainty, we’re cognisant of the direct impact of COVID-19 to businesses and would like to offer our support.

Join us for an informative 1-hour webinar, where Deloitte's leading subject matter experts will take you through a practical approach to resilient leadership in this time of crisis.

This webinar will include a proactive approach to 5 core areas of capability directly impacting your business, including Business Continuity & Finance, Talent & Strategy, Supply Chain, Customer Engagement and Digital Capabilities.

    Proudly supported by Deloitte

    Navigating The Icebergs Of The Australian Consumer Law – Risk Management for Business

    Thursday 7th November 2019, 11.00am AEDT

    The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) regulates the supply of goods and services to consumers in Australia and a “consumer” can include another business.

    Fundamental features of the ACL include mandatory consumer guarantees, prohibitions on misleading or deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct, and unfair contract terms (including in terms of trade).

    A business must be aware of and comply with these requirements and educate relevant personnel as even an inadvertent breach by a staff member can expose a business to liability.

    If the goods or services you provide end up in the hands of consumers, then tune into this webcast to find out more about what you must do!

    Brought to you by Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

    What You Need To Know About Contracts

    Thursday 21st March 2019, 11.00am to 12.00pm AEDT

    This webcast will look at the key elements of contracts which we use in commerce and everyday life. Whenever we spend money there is usually a written or verbal contract involved.

    Matthews Folbigg lawyer and webcast presenter, Phillip Brophy, will consider the formation of a contract, who can enter into a contract if there is a company involved and how they can be varied and terminated. Phillip will also look at legislation designed to protect consumers and small businesses against unfair contracts.

    Brought to you by Matthews Folbigg Lawyers


    Employment Law Update - What's New & Upcoming In 2019

    Thursday 14th March 2019, 11.00am to 12.00pm AEDT

    Inevitably, a new year brings with it brand new challenges for employers, including a raft of changes to the complex national workplace relations system. These changes may be legislative, may arise from major court decisions, or may be based on shifting policies (and politics).

    It is essential that all employers be aware of and adapt to these changes.

    In this webinar, Matthews Folbigg lawyer Peter Doughman provides a detailed update on matters such as recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 and the National Employment Standards; recent and relevant court decisions including the major decision in Workpac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018]; and

    potential policy changes following the upcoming federal election.

      Brought to you by Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

      Workplace Bullying – What Every Employer Must Do

      Thursday 15th November 2018, 11.00am AEDT

      Bullying can take root within all workplaces. Bullying can take many forms and often remain undetected to everyone but its victims.

      Employers have critical legal obligations to ensure a safe work environment and must be alert to the potential for bullying to occur. If left unchecked, bullying claims can cause workplaces to spiral out of control, and destroy employee morale and productivity. Amongst other things, workplace bullying can lead to workers compensation claims (and the resulting premium increases), extended sick leave, breach of contract claims, bullying or adverse action applications to the FWC, WHS complaints to the regulator, costly lump-sum negligence claims and a loss of corporate reputation.

      In this webcast, Matthews Folbigg lawyer Peter Doughman will:

      • define workplace bullying and describe recent developments in the Fair Work Commissions’ Anti-Bullying jurisdiction;
      • outline the essential ingredients for an effective bullying and harassment policy; and
      • explain the essential steps that employers must take to identify and manage claims of workplace bullying in the modern world.

      Brought to you by Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

      Corporate Governance - What Is It & Why Is It Important For Companies Large & Small?

      Friday 19th October 2018, 11.00am AEDT

      Corporate governance receives a lot of publicity and often for the wrong reasons. This 1-hour webcast will arm you with knowledge and practical advice helping you achieve a sensible level of governance whilst running your business.

      The Corporations Act imposes penalties on both companies and individuals ranging from fines to possible imprisonment for non-compliance. Whilst some companies have Boards that are active and some do not, all businesses need to have Directors and these Directors have responsibilities and are accountable for their actions or in-actions.

      Brought to you by Matthews Folbigg Lawyers


      Employment Agreements – A Sword & A Shield for Employers

      Friday 27th October 2017, 11.00am AEDT

      Employment agreements lay out the ground rules of the relationship between employer and employee.

      Well-drafted employment agreements provide an employer with greater power and control over matters such as remuneration, employee duties and termination. Employment agreements also promote compliance and consistency with the Fair Work Act 2009 and relevant modern awards.

      Just as importantly, well-drafted employment agreements can protect the employer’s business via confidential information, intellectual property and restraint provisions, and reduce the risk of employee disputes or dismissal claims.

      In this webinar, Matthews Folbigg lawyer Peter Doughman explains the ‘essential ingredients’ for employment agreements, and describes how employers can prepare watertight employment agreements to protect against employee claims and disputes.

      Brought to you by Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

      Conducting Workplace Investigations - Why, When & How

      Friday 28th July 2017, 11.00am AEST

      With employment-related claims like bullying and unfair dismissal continually on the rise, employers are increasingly required to take pro-active steps to investigate suspected workplace incidents and disputes before they lead to these claims. It is therefore essential that employers and businesses understand why, when, how and by whom, workplace investigations should be conducted. 

      In this webinar, Matthews Folbigg lawyer Peter Doughman explains how to identify the early signs of a problem in your workplace, why undertaking workplace investigations is an essential modern business practice and provides practical guidance for employers undertaking such investigations.

      Brought to you by Matthews Folbigg Lawyers


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