Draft Program Outline

Thursday 26 July 2012
10.00 Registration Commences
12.00 Lunch
2.00    Conference Opening - Tamara Campbell
2.15   Official Conference Opening - SA Country Fire Service
2.30    Opening Keynote Address: Barbara Etter, BEtter Consulting, Former CEO Tasmanian Integrity Commission
3.30 Afternoon Tea
4.00 Plenary Session: Professor Suzanne Franzway, University of Adelaide
5.00 Close of Day 1
5.30 Welcome Reception
Friday 27 July 2012

Toowoomba to Christchurch, 2 months - 4 disasters, 1 female firefighter’s experiences,
Megan Stiffler, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service


'If women were guardians of public safety' - a visual encounter between women and fire fighting
Associate Professor Merilyn Child, Charles Sturt University

11.00 Morning Tea

The barriers are real enough – unfinished business for women in firefighting services. Jim Casey, State Secretary, Fire Brigade Employees Union of NSW

Support at the growing edge, Donna Wheatley, Metropolitan Fire Brigade, VIC


CNEXT: Airservices Culture Change Program, Juli Poole, Airservices Australia, ACT

In Command – the role of the frontline officer, Sue Collins, Station Officer Bathurst Fire Station Fire and Rescue NSW

Julie Ahern, Social Leadership Australia
1.00 Lunch

Compartment Fire Behaviour Training (CFBT)
John McDonough, Fire and Rescue NSW

Communication and conflict resolution - How to deal with anyone, anywhere, anytime, Carol Fox
3.15 Afternoon Tea

Compartment Fire Behaviour Training (CFBT)
John McDonough, Fire and Rescue NSW

Male and Female communication and conflict resolution, Carol Fox
5.00 Close of Day 2
7.00 Conference Dinner
Saturday 28 July 2012
9.00 Keynote Address: The Proud History of Women in the CFS, Yvette Dowling, SA Country Fire Service
10.15 Morning Tea
10.45 Plenary Session: Carol Fox, Life Performance
12.00 Women and Firefighting Australasia
12.30 Conference Closing - Tamara Campbell
12.45 Official Conference Close - SA Metropolitan Fire Service
1.00 Lunch