generationYOU Adelaide 2019 // Program

9.00Stop wishing. Start doing. Welcome to generationYOU!!


Lisa Renneisen, generationYOU

9.30Say YES to opportunities and Hustle like there is no tomorrow: Advice from the trenches to help you unleash your potential.


generationYOU will kick off with an informal chat with a massive local legend. This is a great opportunity to get behind the scenes with someone who is not only successful in their field but who wants to help you to hustle in the same way, to reach your goals!


We will take a #nofilter approach to their wins, failures and learnings to help you learn from their experiences and hack your way to success.


You will also get the opportunity to ask your own questions and engage our local legend following the session.


Alex Grant, Founder, Myriota
Moderated by: Nadine Zrinzo, Co-Founder, generationYOU

10.10Networking. Turn strangers into connections & friends into raving fans.


Whilst there is an art to networking, the challenge is in maintaining and growing relationships that matter. Irrespective of whether you are a student, graduate, first jobber or school leaver, being able to leverage your connections is a skill that will benefit you for life.


During this session, we will bust some networking myths, show you how to approach strangers at a networking event, help you find new contacts in unlikely places and talk about how to foster relationships that matter.


Speaker TBA.

10.40Morning break
11.00Put yourself forward – develop leadership skills for impact

Leadership encompasses all manner of sins from flexibility, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, team building, influence and more. Irrespective of how you view leadership, it is a necessary skill for any workplace of the future.


During this session we will take a hands-on approach to leadership, from determining the different types of leaders and working styles, traits of successful leaders, dissecting examples of leadership in the field, and building a plan to help strengthen our leadership skills and build confidence.


Dan Thorsland, Director Business Development & Partnerships, Mighty Kingdom

11.30Unlocking your emotional intelligence


A few of us are naturally emotionally intelligent, but for the rest of us, EQ is a necessary skill we need to build over time, particularly as it is one of the top 10 in demand job skills.


EQ provides us an opportunity to elevate certain innate skills which not only help us to manage our own emotions but those of others. Think collaboration, conflict resolution, self-awareness, team building and more.


Verity Kingsmill, Manager, Careers & Employability Service, Flinders University

12.00Building an Outstanding Personal Brand  


Your personal brand is the most powerful asset that you will carry with you throughout your life. It often precedes you and is certainly what people will remember.


Understand the difference between a product and personal brand; identify your values, strengths and traits; create an action plan and maintain your brand over time. Learn how to use strategy, consistency and planning to build YOUR legacy.


Oliver Shawyer, Sports Marketing & Brand Specialist

13.30What a career really means?


We spend our school years and early 20s striving to build foundations for our ‘ideal job’ – yet most of us are unsure of what we actually want to do with our lives.


Whilst skills and experience are important – your career starts with YOU!


This session will help us ask some tough questions – around what a career really means is; what happiness is for you and how you your work can form part of a happy and fulfilling life.


Lisa Renneisen, Co-Founder, generationYOU

14.10Manage your career like a boss: All your recruitment and career questions answered


In our final session for the day, we will run a career Q&A session with a super panel of local legends. They will briefly talk about their experiences in the workplace and will be available to any answer questions you might have on applying for jobs, starting your first job, career management, negotiation, work life balance & anything else you can think of!


Irrespective of whether your perfect career is as a rocket scientist, barista, sock designer, prime minister, volunteer, coder or manager – your career is in your hands!


Ashleigh Green, Managed Services Lead & Graduate Talent, Chamonix
Melanie Duffy, Digital Marketing Specialist, PickStar
Amanda Hudswell, Marketing Manager, Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur
Graham Smith, Chief Engineer, SAAB
14.50Wrap up
15.00End of generationYOU