2018 IPAA WA Espresso Series: Tackling blind spots

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2018 IPAA WA Espresso Series: Tackling blind spots

October 10, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Virtual reality (VR) and diversity collide in this session. Complete with feature-phone ready goggles, we explore a powerful new tool for tackling unconscious bias. Our guest speaker will provide powerful insights gained in providing VR enabled training to the senior leadership of a large corporate organisation. The first 50 registrations to this session (include series bookings) receive a complimentary Google cardboard VR viewer.

Speaker Lucie Hammond, Founder, Being VR

About BeingVR
In the Diversity and Inclusion space little progress has been made over the past 30 years and BeingVR (then branded Diversifly) saw an opportunity to provide alternative tools using emerging tech to disrupt current ways of working.

BeingVR has pioneered the 360 role-play for learning and awareness raising in Unconscious Bias (filmed and piloted at EY) and Inclusive Leadership (a collaboration with Bankwest). The 360 role-play allows the learner to participate actively in a multi-sensory experience,  amplifying the emotional response to the subject matter and increasing the potential for behavioural change.

About guest speaker, Lucie Hammond
Lucie Hammond, BeingVR Founder is an entrepreneur with a huge amount of energy for learning, growth and realising people potential through new and emerging disruptive technology. With a background in corporate communications, change, psychotherapy and executive coaching she is well placed to explore people performance in the digital age.

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.

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.



October 10, 2018
7:30 am - 9:00 am


Kaleidoscope Initiative
Kaleidoscope Initiative
Institute of Public Administration Australia WA


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