ABOUT TALKPOINT

TalkPoint facilitates independent thinking, collaborative sense-making & genuine friendships. We deliver a range of connective, peer to peer learning experiences designed to positively affect the evolution of work and leadership in Australia. Our purpose is to foster courage so that together we can: shape the future of work; raise the people agenda; lead with heart; name the elephants & ignite the soul in business.

KNOWLEDGE CURATION
Stay ahead of the curve

TalkPoint members are kept informed of the latest people strategy & leadership research, tools & methodologies via interactive guest thinking partner presentations, recommended readings & action learning events. We sift through the often overwhelming stream of information so that you don’t have to. Our unique style of social learning enables us to harness the collective expertise & wisdom of the broader community, to identify patterns & foster opportunities to share knowledge.

PEER SUPPORT
Belong to a community

TalkPoint members are assigned to a discreet group of peer practitioners. Peer group meetings provide an intimate & confidential setting which enables the development of authentic relationships. Genuine trust & rapport allows for open sharing & vulnerability. Having the support of your peers, & access to their collective wisdom, leads to the fast tracking of solutions. In addition, the cross-industry network opens doors to limitless opportunities & resources.

THINKING SPACE
Step outside the noise

TalkPoint member meetings provide respite from the often relentless pressures in the office. Sometimes referred to as “Balcony Time” or “Time to Think”, TalkPoint offers a space from which to zoom out & gain perspective, to find clarity & resolution for our most pressing issues. There are countless examples of our members having arrived at their meetings feeling overwhelmed & to have left with a renewed sense of purpose, energy & courage.

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GATHERING MEN

Talking tough with Dr Michael Kimmel

Friday 20 May 2016 | 7:45am to 10:30am

A premium breakfast workshop with global expert on gender equality, men & masculinity, Dr Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of sociology & gender studies at Stonybrook University, NYC.

Led by Michael, and working in small groups with our team of local male facilitators, this workshop provides a rare opportunity for business leaders and champions of diversity to: gain direct access to Michael’s global perspective; workshop questions & business issues; exchange knowledge & connect with peers; challenge assumptions about masculinity; shape the future of work and society.

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EXPERIENCE OUR COMMUNITY

TalkPoint delivers a range of connective, peer to peer learning experiences designed to positively affect the evolution of work & leadership in Australia. As well as exclusive member meetings & community events, we hold a variety of spaces for conversations that matter. Our guiding principles enable open sharing & the fast-tracking of solutions by harnessing the collective wisdom of the community.

MEMBERSHIP
Activating Leaders

Are you looking for exposure to innovative new ways of working? A supportive peer network? Time and space to think? The courage to implement change? To find out how you can be invited to join this exclusive network contact Robyn.

IN-HOUSE
Creating Communities

Would your business benefit from harnessing the collective wisdom within your organisation? Internal Communities of Practice inspire innovation through facilitated, cross-silo collaboration. To find out more contact Nicole.

EVENTS
Showcasing Our Way Of Being

Are you curious to learn more about TalkPoint? Please join us at our next community event & experience our unique style of social learning for yourself. If you would like to find out more, or be added to our invitation list, contact Maria.

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The TalkPoint Foundation Program

For Curious Professionals

A stand-alone learning experience & introduction to TalkPoint, this five meeting series is dedicated to your personal & professional development in a collaborative learning environment.

Discover your unique strengths, explore new ways of working, set goals and connect with peers.

“A program like no other, one that challenges you to be the best version of yourself.”

 

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MEET THE TEAM

We work flexibly, check emails regularly & can be reached on our mobiles at any time. We’d love to meet you in person at one of our upcoming events.

Robyn Katz

Robyn Katz

Community Crafter

mobile: 0404 873 393
email: robynk@talkpoint.com.au

Robyn is the Co-Founder & Owner of TalkPoint. She’s also the best point of contact if you would like to join &/or contribute to our Community of Practice.

Maria Raines

Maria Raines

Community Producer

mobile: 0426 967 100
email: mariar@talkpoint.com.au

Maria keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes. She specialises in the production of impactful communications, learning experiences & events.

Nicole Hercus

Nicole Hercus

Community Facilitator

mobile: 0410 324 656
email: nicoleh@talkpoint.com.au

As well as being a professional facilitator, Nicole is a senior HR generalist & executive coach. Our members’s love her energetic & sophisticated facilitation style.

Vanessa Porter

Vanessa Porter

HR Group Facilitator

mobile: 0408 024 596
email: vanessap@talkpoint.com.au

Vanessa was a TalkPoint HR member for 5 years prior to stepping into the role of group facilitator. She is passionate about developing people & positive workplace cultures.

Robyn Katz

Robyn Katz

Community Crafter

mobile: 0404 873 393
email: robynk@talkpoint.com.au

Robyn is the Co-Founder & Owner of TalkPoint. She’s also the best point of contact if you would like to join &/or contribute to our Community of Practice.

Maria Raines

Maria Raines

Community Producer

mobile: 0426 967 100
email: mariar@talkpoint.com.au

Maria keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes. She specialises in the production of impactful communications, learning experiences & events.

Nicole Hercus

Nicole Hercus

Community Facilitator

mobile: 0410 324 656
email: nicoleh@talkpoint.com.au

As well as being a professional facilitator, Nicole is a senior HR generalist & executive coach. Our members’s love her energetic & sophisticated facilitation style.

Vanessa Porter

Vanessa Porter

HR Group Facilitator

mobile: 0408 024 596
email: vanessap@talkpoint.com.au

Vanessa was a TalkPoint HR member for 5 years prior to stepping into the role of group facilitator. She is passionate about developing people & positive workplace cultures.

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OUR CLIENTS

TalkPoint has been supporting the HR function since 2003. Our community, of over 400 roundtable & alumni members, includes some of the most influential human capital strategists in Australia.

ALINTA ENERGY ARRIUM MINING & MATERIALS ARUP AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB BIOGEN IDEC BOERINGER INGELHEIM BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO CALTEX CAMPBELL PAGE CASELLA WINES CBA CHALLENGER CLAYTON UTZ CMOC NORTH PARKES MINES CROSSMARK DOWNER RAIL FUJI XEROX IAG ING DIRECT KPMG LEND LEASE MADDOCKS MARS INC METCASH TRADING MTU DETROIT DIESEL NRL LTD NOVA ENTERTAINMENT ORACLE ORIX OZFOREX PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF QUANTIUM RABOBANK SABRE PACIFIC STAGING CONNECTIONS SYDNEY WATER THE STAR WESTPAC WOOLWORTHS LIQUOR GROUP

The TalkPoint sessions have allowed me to challenge my own thinking in a safe environment that has at times provided impetus to return to the organisation and challenge the leadership team in different ways.  The network developed has also opened doors to help with opportunities across the broader community that Canon, as a relatively small organisation, couldn’t offer internally e.g. through the network I was able to find a specialist mentor for someone in my team who is the only person of her discipline in the company.  A peer on my TalkPoint group took the request away and found a match within their organisation.”

IAN FLEMINGTON, GM HR & Communications, Canon Australia

Developing strong and lasting relationships through a network of peers, I have found TalkPoint to be the most effective way for me to grow personally and professionally. The TalkPoint community moves beyond any other networking forum. It has always been a secure space to openly discuss challenges, learn new material and be updated on legislative changes, but it’s also a supportive space to leverage off the knowledge and experience of my immediate group or extended alumni to solve problems, seek alternate opinions or gain recommendations. After several years in the TalkPoint community, for all the funds I can invest in conferences and courses, I believe I still receive more value from my membership and would highly recommend joining to any Senior HR professional.”

ANGELA HOWARD, Chief HR Officer, Metcash Trading 

I find the discussions inspiring in terms of the information that members share about how they approach key HR activities, and the influencing of their leadership teams. It is  an excellent opportunity to share challenges and receive diverse feedback that can be applied in my own organisation. The discussions are insightful given the calibre of members, and I leave the meetings re-energised.”

RENE JOHNSON, Director of People, Australia & NZ, Parsons Brinckerhoff

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

The elephant has emerged as a symbol of our purpose ‘to foster courage’ & a reminder to attend to our wellbeing. As one of our Guiding Principles we believe having the courage to ‘name the elephants’ is an important skill for our community to develop & that it is critical for our collective wellbeing.

Ask us about our elephants when you get in touch

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