Post-conference masterclass - Thursday, 2 November


The post-conference masterclass provides attendees with morning and afternoon tea breaks and a 1-hour lunch break allowing for extra networking opportunities and in-depth learning.

The masterclass starts at 09:00 and finishes at 17:00.

Masterclass A: Advanced leadership skills for engineering leaders

As Australian organisations increasingly leverage the power of new technologies, digital initiatives, data, AI, automation, and modern project management trends, a different set of leadership skills increasingly sought after.

These skills are irreplaceable by technology. They enable you to connect and build meaningful relationships with your team while motivating them to get the best outcomes. They help you to increase your presence with stakeholders while demonstrating your agility and adaptability as a leader.

In this interactive and practical workshop, you will develop these critically important leadership skills while you:

  • Explore the difference between managing a team and leading a team
  • Understand what it takes to build a highly engaged, high-performing team
  • Define who you are and what you stand for as a leader with vision and purpose
  • Identify your personal leadership brand and style
  • Reflect on your current leadership strengths and opportunities
  • Learn a framework and develop tools and resources to enhance communication, build trust and increase collaboration, productivity, and success for you and your team
  • Workshop ways to build your leadership presence, develop your influence, and maximise your impact as a leader

This workshop is for leaders who are ready and willing to invest in their leadership skills to drive exceptional outcomes.


Catherine Hollyman
Founder | Leadership Communication Strategist & Coach
Behind the Scenes Communications

Masterclass B: Project management fundamentals for engineers – building your essential toolkit

In the fast-paced and complex world of engineering, effective project management is essential for successful project execution. Engineering projects often involve numerous stakeholders, intricate timelines, complex technical requirements, and significant resources. Without proper planning, coordination, and monitoring, projects can easily veer off track, leading to delays, cost overruns, and compromised quality.

During this practical, full-day session you will gain valuable insights, tools, and strategies tailored to the engineering domain. This masterclass will empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively plan, coordinate, and lead engineering projects with confidence.

In this interactive and practical workshop, you will develop critically important skills that will enable you to efficiently and confidently manage a project, including:

  • Developing a comprehensive project plan
  • Creating a communication strategy to ensure effective information flow
  • Building strategies to manage a team, promote collaboration, and minimise conflict
  • Evaluating and prioritising risk using qualitative and quantitative techniques
  • Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics for project tracking
  • Implementing project monitoring and control mechanisms
  • Deploying quality assurance processes to ensure project deliverables meet specifications
  • Conducting a thorough project evaluation and review

By the end of the day, you'll walk away with a newfound confidence in your project management abilities and a toolkit of best practices to drive success in your engineering endeavours. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career, this masterclass will provide you with a competitive edge, positioning you as an effective and sought-after engineering leader.


Eva Simak
Project Manager, Founder, Performance Coach & Author
Pinnacle Coaching and Consulting