2018 IPAA WA Espresso Series: Stories from close to home

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2018 IPAA WA Espresso Series: Stories from close to home

September 18, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Global diversity and inclusion specialist, Fadzi Whande, completes the series.  Fadzi has gained international recognition for her work in the areas of Unconscious Bias, Cultural Competency and Racial Socialisation and Identity, her work primarily focuses on addressing systemic and institutionalised barriers held towards historically undermined groups.


Fadzi WhandeInclusion and Diversity Adviser, University of Western Australia


Fadzi Whande is a Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, award-winning Social Justice Advocate and Keynote Speaker. Her background ranges from launching telecommunication networks to addressing gender equality, racism, discrimination, health disparities, financial literacy, unemployment and social disadvantage across various sectors in Africa, United Kingdom, USA and Australia. Fadzi is currently the Inclusion and Diversity Adviser for the University of Western Australia. (source: http://www.fadziwhande.com/about-me/)


Rohan Connors, Oceania D&I People Organisational Leader, EY


Series Facilitator: Ashleigh Brand, Project Leader – Kaleidoscope Initiative, City of Stirling

Ashleigh is a highly experienced project manager, facilitator, diversity and leadership trainer and coach.  She is committed to assisting workplaces to become more diverse.  She is also a social change-maker with a passion to help newcomers realise their full potential in Western Australia.

Ashleigh has more than 20 years’ experience working in communications, change management, organisational development, policy and technology.  She also has more than eight years’ experience running her own business, consulting and project managing.  She is an accredited coach and has skills and experience in leadership development, human resources, project management, business process improvement and policy development.


Register before the 4th of September for the entire series at a very competitive price, or simply sign up for the individual session that grabs your imagination.

About 2018 IPAA WA Espresso Series

Institute of Public Administration Australia WA in partnership with the Kaleidoscope Initiative is organising its Espresso series, a series of three short, sharp seminars, to inspire your practice as a professional public servant. Like any good espresso, it will give your thinking a good kick start.  This series explores the opportunities and challenges of leading diverse and inclusive teams in the 21st century. Diversity brings the opportunity to maximise opportunities and solve problems in the most creative and effective way by harnessing many different perspectives.

IPAA has assembled speakers from organisations ranging from local to global in their span. Each session will provide you as a leader with insights that enable you to enhance your effectiveness and remain at the forefront of 21st-century leadership practice.


September 18, 2018
7:30 am - 9:00 pm


Institute of Public Administration Australia WA
Kaleidoscope Initiative


Level 5, 11 Mounts Bay Road
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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