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Webinars & Live Streams

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

How To Become A True Leader, Not A Manager

Thursday 5th November 2020, 9.00am AEDT

Do you have managers or leaders in your business?

A manager's focus is on ensuring things go to plan, and that the team meets expectations. An excellent manager ensures the ‘day to day’ is humming.

True leaders, on the other hand, are future-focused. Their time and energy is used on moving the business forward, empowering and inspiring their team, encouraging change and taking their staff somewhere new.

The transition from manager to leader is essential for your career and for business growth, but won't happen by itself. People need to learn a completely different set of skills to succeed in this position that is both a huge responsibility and a privilege.

Join us for a free, not-to-be-missed webinar where Australia's #1 High-Performance Team Consultant, Diana Tapp, will outline the three steps to turning people from managers into leaders so you can powerfully move your business forward.

In this live webinar, you’ll discover:

  • How to make the successful transition to being a true leader
  • The five core skills of every great leader
  • How to inspire people, and extend your circle of influence
  • Why you need to exhibit authority and empathy
  • How to build certainty, foster trust and get the best out of your employees

Virtual seats are limited for this webinar, so please register as soon as possible to secure your place.

    Proudly supported by World Class Teams

    How To Create A Strategic Playbook For Changing Customer Behaviours

    Thursday 15th October 2020, Live Stream - 9.00am to 11.00am

    It is no secret that customers have changed their decision-making processes and purchasing behaviour as a direct result of COVID. Unfortunately for many businesses there is no longer a playbook to follow.

    How do you create a new playbook or rewrite the one you already have so that it aligns with the new market conditions and helps you get ahead of the game.

    During this hands-on Masterclass, you will:

    - Begin work on your strategic plan
    - Learn how to understand your customers’ problem and how to solve it
    - Find out how to reduce operating costs and improve cash flow
    - Learn how to realign your business products and services to maximise your marketing impact
    - Develop a plan to stand out from your competitors
    - Learn key takeaways from successful business models employed by companies such as Apple, Facebook and Amazon

    Proudly supported by Institute of Strategic Management 

    In Conversation With The Premier

    Wednesday 30th September 2020, 1.00pm AEST

    WSBC is delighted to announce that The Premier of New South Wales, The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, will be joining us online September 30 to answer your pre-submitted and live questions.

    This not to be missed webinar will also feature a facilitated panel discussion with Western Sydney business leaders: 

    Lindy Deitz, General Manager, Campbelltown City Council 

    John Vassallo, Chief Executive Officer, Celestino

    Philip Davies, Partner, Infrastructure Advisory, Deloitte

    Our panel will not only focus on COVID-19 recovery strategies, but also look beyond the pandemic at some of the key projects and programs that are catalysing Western Sydney’s future growth and development. 

    Proudly supported by Campbelltown City Council, Sydney Science Park by Celestino and Deloitte

    Social Media in the Modern Workplace - What all Employers Need to Know

    Thursday 3rd September 2020, 11.00am AEST

    The last decade has witnessed the rise of ‘social media’ as a primary form of communication and interaction. Workplaces have not been spared from social media’s influence, and the use (or misuse) of social media by employees can often cause significant headaches for employers and businesses.This is most clearly illustrated by the recent legal proceeding between Israel Folau and Rugby Australia, as well as a trove of unfair dismissal and workplace bullying claims involving inappropriate online behaviour.

    However, social media can also be an effective tool for employers and businesses – not only in the areas of marketing, internal communication and customer outreach, but also for risk management (for example, for conducting ‘background’ searches about prospective employees).

    In this webcast, Matthews Folbigg lawyer Peter Doughman will discuss:

    • how social media has stretched the boundaries of the modern workplace beyond the physical office or premises;
    • the value of IT / social media policies;
    • how social media can be used by employers and businesses to their advantage; and
    • what every employer should be on the ‘lookout’ for!

    Brought to you by Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

    Proven Strategies To Improve Engagement On Social Media

    Thursday 3rd September 2020, 8.00am AEST

    Social media marketing is an essential part of doing business in 2020 and offers incredible opportunities for all sizes and types of businesses to engage with new audiences and grow their brand awareness.

    Done right it’s like networking on steroids! However many businesses find that despite investing a lot of time on multiple platforms their social media posting delivers absolutely no results. 

    This Breakfast Masterclass is for business owners and leaders who want to get reliable results and return on investment from the rapidly changing social media space. Delegates will learn which platforms will work for their type of business, what kinds of social media content deliver positive engagement and how to create a strategic and effective social media plan.

    Proudly supported by Brilliant Digital 

    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. 

    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.

    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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