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ONLINE EVENT | Trans-Tasman Building Knowledge Series: Behavioural insights into a better workplace

Thursday 24 June - Session 1: Behavioural Economics 101, 2.00pm - 3.00pm (NZST)
Thursday 8 July - Session 2: How can I debias myself and my organisation? 12.30pm - 1.30pm (NZST)

Available via Live Webcast
*Open to all Members and Non-Members across Australia and New Zealand
Once the sole domain of academics, behavioural economics is now mainstream and used commonly to guide individuals towards better decision making. Join us for our two-part virtual series to demystify behavioural economics and hear tips, tricks and examples from our panel of experts on behavioural economics in practice.  

This series launches our latest whitepaper ‘Give it a Nudge’, the paper explores the concepts underlying behavioural economics, and provides examples of how you can use them in your day to day life.

Thursday 24 June - Session 1: Behavioural Economics 101
What is behavioural economics and how does it apply to me? What is a nudge?
Join our panel of experts to have behavioural economics demystified, and to launch our latest whitepaper ‘Give it a Nudge’. Our panel will discuss real life examples of how nudging and other behavioural science tools are used every day by the Government and by companies around the world. We will also explore how companies can use behavioural science to address unconscious bias and instincts to have a positive effect on their employees and their business—without restricting what people are able to do.

Thursday 8 July - Session 2: How can I debias myself and my organisation?
Left unchecked, unconscious and subconscious biases will undermine decision making. Join us to hear our expert panel discuss how to use behavioural science to recognise and counter your own biases and improve your individual and organisation performance.

1 hour of CPD per session
Thursday 24 June - Session 1: Behavioural Economics 101

2.00 pm Seminar commences
3.00 pm Seminar concludes

Thursday 8 July - Session 2: How can I debias myself and my organisation?

12.30 pm Seminar commences
1.30 pm Seminar concludes
Thursday 24 June - Session 1: Behavioural Economics 101

Thea Knight
Behavioural Science Lead, PwC

Thea leads on PwC’s behavioural science capability in Auckland, New Zealand. Applying her deep expertise in human decision-making to help organisations understand and design for how people think and behave in real life. 
Thea helps organisations to understand and design for human behaviour, recognising that people’s thought processes can often be intuitive and gut-driven rather than deliberative and planned. 
Thea has led a range of complex projects across the public and private sector, tackling key behavioural challenges such as: Improving employee performance, maximising engagement with marketing channels, energy-use reduction, driver safety and more. She's also led award-winning work designing an experiment across five European countries to show how empathy can lead to behaviour change.  

Dr Rory Gallagher
Managing Director - Australia & Asia Pacific, Behavioural Insights Team

Rory leads the Behavioural Insights Team’s work across Australia and Asia-Pacific. He has been with BIT since its inception in 2010, and has led BI interventions across diverse policy areas over the last decade.  
In 2012, Rory oversaw the establishment of both BIT’s Australian team and the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Behavioural Insights Unit — the first Australian agency dedicated to applying BI to public policy. 
Rory holds a PhD in health and behaviour change from Cambridge University. He is a Visiting Fellow at Singapore’s Civil Service College, and an Honorary member of Melbourne University’s School of Psychological Sciences. 
He is the co-author of ‘Think Small: The surprisingly simple ways to reach big goals’.  

Jason Collins
Senior Manager - Consumer Insights, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

Jason is Senior Manager, Consumer Insights at the Australian Security and Investments Commission (ASIC). He leads a multidisciplinary team of consumer, behavioural, data and communications practitioners who are focussed on enabling confident and informed financial decision making to put Australians in control of their financial lives. Previously, Jason co-founded and led PwC Australia’s behavioural economics practice, built and led ASIC’s data science team, and worked as a lawyer and an economic policy adviser with the Australian Treasury. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia.

Thursday 8 July - Session 2: How can I debias myself and my organisation?

Heather Cotching
Chief Economist, Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Heather is the Chief Economist for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. She has worked across five different government agencies in economics roles including Prime Minister and Cabinet, Treasury, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. 
At Austrade Heather is responsible for providing economic analysis to Austrade clients and senior executives, with a focus on trade and investment. She is also responsible for the management of Tourism Research Australia, which produce Australia’s national tourism statistics and key publications.
Heather spent two years in the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) where she managed the behavioural science team and she retains a strong interest in behavioural economics.  

Kate Glazebrook
Chair, Co-founder and former CEO, Applied

Kate is Chair, Co-founder, and former CEO of Applied, a platform that has redesigned the hiring process to remove bias and help teams find the best candidate for the role, regardless of their background.  Applied is passionate about social mobility and proving that you can achieve diversity, equity and inclusion by rethinking how we hire. 

Prior to founding Applied, Kate was Principal Advisor and Head of Growth and Equality at the Behavioural Insights Team, and has previously worked for UNESCO in South-East Asia, and for the Australian Treasury. Kate holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Sydney. 

Kate is a Trustee at the Blueprint for Better Business, sits on the Advisory Board for Tripple Ventures, and is a Venture Partner at Ada Ventures focusing on social impact. 

One other panelists to be confirmed

Moderator for both sessions

Charlotte Event
New Zealand Government and Pacific Relations Leader, Chartered Accountants ANZ

Charlotte is responsible for advocating in the public interest with New Zealand regulators and government on policy issues relevant to Chartered Accountants and the accounting profession.
Charlotte is also involved with CA ANZ’s research and thought leadership program, with a particular interest in culture and ethics, new and emerging technologies and the future of work.

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Topic: Ethics & Integrity, Future Focused, People & Leadership

Sub-Topic: Building Knowledge, Leadership, Personal Effectiveness

Format: Live Webinar

Proficiency Level: Foundation

CPD: Upto 1 hours