Personal Mastery - Communicating with influence

Improve your skills in dealing with difficult situations at work and communicating assertively at this session, hosted by the Diversity & Inclusion Working Group.
Personal Mastery - Communicating with influence


Do you want to improve your skills in dealing with difficult situations at work and communicating assertively? Whether negotiating with your boss, dealing with colleagues, or convincing a dubious client that you're a subject matter expert, being able to communicate with more influence will make your life better.

Do you want to know how to:

  • Respond to inappropriate comments in the workplace?
  • Approach your boss about a pay rise or flexible working arrangements?
  • Respond to unconscious bias from your colleagues?
  • Make sure your voice and opinion is listened to on the work site?

Join this session and hear from our panel of experts.

Why attend this session?

Engineers use their creativity to design solutions to the world's problems: We make things, we make things work and we make things work better. To do this we need to communicate effectively. But sometimes, despite having all the knowledge and skill needed, we are challenged when communicating our message. With conflict becoming a part of everyday life as well as regularly working in more diverse, multi-disciplinary teams, communicating effectively is key to achieving results.

The expert panel of speakers will share their experiences and how they have dealt with these difficult situations. You will also have the opportunity to ask you own questions at the event, and can submit questions during the registration process to help the speakers align their stories with your interests and challenges.



Tim Beumer – Senior Consultant: Food and Agribusiness, GHD

Tim has over 20 years' experience in manufacturing operations, including more than 8 years in Project Management delivering across water, building and industrial and new product development across all phases of the project lifecycle in food processing facilities across Australia. He has strong leadership and experience in projects requiring Hygienic Design, HACCP, and Operational Excellence (Lean & 6Sigma) application.


Suzie Jacobson

Suzie Jacobson, has  been  involved for more than 35 years in communication management in the private sector, and local and State Government. For nearly 20 years she had the role of communications manager for the State infrastructure department, where she was directly involved in the delivery of major projects, including the controversial Brighton Bypass,  Tarkine Wilderness Road and  the Tasmanian Forest Agreement for which she won a State  Marketing Award for Excellence.

Before retiring late last year she was Chief of Staff for the Minister for Human Services, Jacquie Petrusma where she learned that no matter how hard infrastructure projects may sometimes appear, they pale into comparison when compared with the complexities of child protection and social housing.


Linda Mason – Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions

19 / 03 / 2019 - 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
Registration Closes
19 / 03 / 2019 12:00 pm
Engineers Australia Level 5, 188 Collins Street
  • Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Diversity & Inclusion Working Group
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    Engineers Australia Member Services
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