ABOUT TALKPOINT

TALKPOINT CURATES, FACILITATES AND PRODUCES CONNECTIVE, PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING EXPERIENCES DESIGNED TO POSITIVELY AFFECT THE EVOLUTION OF WORK AND LEADERSHIP IN AUSTRALIA.

FACILITATION

TalkPoint are expert at facilitating and holding spaces for conversations that matter. Skilled facilitation effectively generates trust and rapport which establishes a safe environment for members to access and articulate high quality, creative thinking.

PRODUCTION

TalkPoint produce unique, social learning experiences and events. Our point of difference is our ability to create environments that invite participants to show up fully and be wholly themselves. We are often praised for producing experiences that are ‘fresh’ and ‘humanising’.

CURATION

Our community is kept informed of the latest people strategy and leadership research and trends via interactive guest contributions and educator events. TalkPoint’s unique vantage point and broad network enables us to identify patterns and opportunities to share knowledge.

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“It’s a program like no other, one that challenges you to be the best version of yourself.”

 

EXPERIENCE OUR COMMUNITY

TALKPOINT OFFERS A RANGE OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PEER NETWORKING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES.

FOUNDATION PROGRAM

A five-meeting series dedicated to your personal and professional development in a collaborative learning environment. The program provides time and space to reflect on your work, develop your strategic capability and grow your external peer network . more…

HR ROUNDTABLES

A supportive and confidential space for HR leaders to share challenges, best practice and to grow their external peer network. To be invited to join this exclusive community of practice contact Robyn.

IN-HOUSE

A program designed around your business to facilitate internal cross-silo collaboration. Research confirms that ‘social capital’ is the driving force behind high performing teams, innovation and great business results. To find out more contact Robyn.

PUBLIC EVENTS

EDUCATOR EVENTS

Learning experiences designed to introduce important teachers to Australia’s business community and cause a systemic shift in our workplaces.  A recent example being #KimmelTalks – a series of events with visiting sociologist and global gender equality expert Dr Michael Kimmel. To be kept informed of our next event, sign up to our blog.

SPEED MENTORING

A fresh approach to mentoring based on equality and the belief that we all have something unique to give and receive. Fast, fun and focused this two-hour event provides participants with diverse input on their current business challenges. Next event…

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Coming Up – 3pm Friday 2 September 2016

SPEED MENTORING: A ‘TWO WAY THINKING’ EXPERIENCE FOR CURIOUS PROFESSIONALS

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MEET THE TEAM

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ROBYN KATZ

ROBYN KATZ

Community Crafter

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

Robyn is the co-founder and owner of TalkPoint. She’s also the best point of contact if you would like to explore joining or contributing to our community, or co-creating a bespoke In-House program for your organisation.

MARIA RAINES

MARIA RAINES

Community Producer

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

Maria specialises in the production and design of impactful communications, events and learning experiences. Contact Maria to be added to our invitation list.

ROBYN KATZ

ROBYN KATZ

Community Crafter

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

Robyn is the co-founder and owner of TalkPoint. She’s also the best point of contact if you would like to explore joining or contributing to our community, or co-creating a bespoke In-House program for your organisation.

MARIA RAINES

MARIA RAINES

Community Producer

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

Maria specialises in the production and design of impactful communications, events and learning experiences. Contact Maria to be added to our invitation list.

OUR FACILITATORS

NICOLE HERCUS

NICOLE HERCUS

In-House Facilitator

As well as being a professional facilitator, Nicole is a senior HR generalist and executive coach. Our community loves her energetic and sophisticated facilitation style.

CANDICE SMITH

CANDICE SMITH

Foundation Program Facilitator

Candice is a thinking partner, facilitator and coach. As a ‘Time to Think’ faculty member, she specialises in creating environments in which people can think, act and engage afresh.

VANESSA PORTER

VANESSA PORTER

HR Roundtable Facilitator

Vanessa is a senior executive and TalkPoint HR Alumni with a passion for developing people and positive workplace cultures. As well as facilitating our HR Roundtables, she partners with us to design and deliver Speed Mentoring.

NICOLE HERCUS

NICOLE HERCUS

In-House Facilitator

As well as being a professional facilitator, Nicole is a senior HR generalist and executive coach. Our community loves her energetic and sophisticated facilitation style.

CANDICE SMITH

CANDICE SMITH

Foundation Program Facilitator

Candice is a thinking partner, facilitator and coach. As a ‘Time to Think’ faculty member, she specialises in creating environments in which people can think, act and engage afresh.

VANESSA PORTER

VANESSA PORTER

HR Roundtable Facilitator

Vanessa is a senior executive and TalkPoint HR Alumni with a passion for developing people and positive workplace cultures. As well as facilitating our HR Roundtables, she partners with us to design and deliver Speed Mentoring.

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EVIDENCE AND RESEARCH

THERE IS COUNTLESS EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THE VALUE OF MAKING TIME TO REFLECT AND LEARN WITH PEERS. FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE RESOURCES.

Peer networks drive results.

The Most Productive Way For Execs to Leverage Social Networks, Fast Company: Outlines the six ways that peer networks help drive results. “Peer networks are indispensable for executives because of the credibility and trust that comes naturally among peers.”

Social capital distinguishes successful teams.

Forget the Pecking Order at Work, Margaret Heffernan, TEDTalk: Marageret Heffernan shares surprising findings about what drives high-achieving teams. “Companies don’t have ideas; only people do. And what motivates people are the bonds and loyalty and trust they develop between each other.” 

Reflection improves performance.

Reflecting on Work Improves Job Performance, Harvard Business School: New research shows that taking time to reflect on our work improves job performance in the long run. “When we fall behind even though we’re working hard, our response is often just to work harder. But in terms of working smarter, our research suggests that we should take time for reflection.”

Great HR leaders develop external perspective and strategic capability.

What Separates Great HR Leaders From the Rest, Harvard Business Review: Identifies the four competencies that HR leaders need to develop which are: establishing stretch goals; analysing and solving issues; developing strategic perspective; connecting to the outside world. “If more HR leaders would add these four important competencies to their skill sets, we would see many more sitting at the table; and an increasing number seated at the head of the table.”

Effective leaders employ networks.

How Leaders Create and Use Networks, Harvard Business Review: This article talks about the importance of networking and how effective leaders learn to employ networks for strategic purposes. “As a manager moves into a leadership role, his or her network must reorient itself externally and toward the future.”

Leadership is social.

What makes a leader? Dr Travis Bradberry, Huffington Post: Leadership has nothing to do with titles or seniority and is not the same as management, so what is a leader? “Leadership is a process of social influence which maximises the efforts of others toward the achievement of a greater good.”

 

“Succeeding in business is all about making connections.”

– Richard Branson

 

 

OUR CLIENTS

TALKPOINT HAS BEEN WORKING WITH AUSTRALIA'S BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO 'HUMANISE WORK' SINCE 2003, ORIGINATING WITH THE PREEMINENT TALKPOINT HR ROUNDTABLE.

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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