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Upcoming Events in NSW

    • 24 May 2017
    • 26 Jul 2017
    • Fair Work Commission - 80 William Street, East Sydney

    About the Course

    From May 2017, IRSNSW will again be running the popular “Advocacy in the IR Tribunals” course, in conjunction with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

    This is a ten week course (one night a week) that teaches participants how to plan successful appearances and to develop quality advocacy skills. Participants have the opportunity to build on their skills in presenting in Tribunals, including through moots presided over by Fair Work Commission (FWC) and NSW Industrial Relations Commission members.

    IRSNSW offers the course in conjunction with the Centre for Management and Organisation Studies (CMOS) at UTS. 

    IRSNSW Executive Committee member Damian Oliver is the course coordinator. The course convenors are experienced barristers Anthony Britt and Anthony Howell and FWC Deputy President Sams.

    Seventeen participants took part in 2015, with a range of backgrounds: officials from unions and employer associations, employment lawyers, public sector employment relations specialists and FWC associates.

    Dates

    The course will run from 24 May to 26 July. Bookings are now open and places are limited. The course costs $2400 with discounts for IRSNSW members and earlybird bookings. For more information contact Damian Oliver (damian.oliver@uts.edu.au). 

    To Book

    You can book your place click here


    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • K & L Gates Level 31, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
    • 33

    Improve your dispute prevention + resolution skills!

    Led by Senior Deputy President Hamberger.

    As part of an initiative to promote cooperative and productive workplace relations directly to those working in human resources and employment relations, the Fair Work Commission in partnership with the Industrial Relations Society (NSW) will be again conducting two practitioner focused workshops in July and August 2017.

    This workshop will be led by  Senior Deputy President Hamberger of the Fair Work Commission who will be drawing on his own experience, as well as research conducted for the Commission into dispute resolution.

    The workshops will be interactive and have a practical focus. The emphasis will be on providing the participants with the tools to improve their effectiveness in dispute resolution and enterprise bargaining.

    With the number of participants limited for each workshop it is anticipated they will both sell out quickly - so be sure to book early!

    Price includes lunch, networking drinks and notes
    • 04 Aug 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • K&L Gates, Level 31, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
    • 46

    Speakers at the Patron's Lunch

    Our Patron, Russell Lansbury, will hold a conversation with two of the most prominent emerging leaders of the union and employer groups in Australia about a wide range of issues facing our nation.

    Mark Goodsell is the Head of the Australian Industry Group (AiG) in NSW as well as the leader of the Manufacturing Sector for the AiG. Mark has been with AiG (and its predecessor the MTIA) for over 20 years. Mark also holds a number of other significant roles including Chair of the NSW Industry Capability Network (ICN) and is a member of the NSW Skills Board and Safe Work Australia.

    The conversation with Mark will focus on a number of key questions including how we can ensure that Australian economy is efficient, that there is fairness in our society, that our future workforce will have sufficient skills to  meet future challenges and that our industrial relations systems is effective.  There will be ample opportunity for members to put their own questions to our guests.

    Mark Goodsell – Australian Industry Group

    Mark Goodsell is Head - NSW and national Sector Lead – Manufacturing for the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).

    Mark has been with Ai Group since 1985, initially as an industrial relations adviser to the manufacturing, heavy engineering and construction sectors. Since 1998 his role has centred on public policy representing the industry base of Ai Group membership, particularly manufacturing.

    His policy focus includes WHS and workers compensation, red tape and economic regulation, state and regional development, innovation, government procurement, skills formation and vocational education.

    Mark is the Chair of the NSW Industry Capability Network (ICN), a member of Safe Work Australia and the NSW Skills Board.

    Russell Lansbury – Patron of the IRS of NSW and Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney

    Russell Lansbury has served as the Patron of the IRS of NSW since 2012. He is a former President of the IRS of NSW as well as ALERA. He was also President of the ILERA when the World Congress was held in Sydney in 2009 and hosted by ALERA. He is also a former joint editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations.

    Russell has worked with British Airways in the UK and has held a number of academic positions in universities within Australia and overseas. He was Professor of Industrial Relations and served as the foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Training (later known as the Workplace Research Centre) at the University of Sydney.

    He holds degrees from the University of Melbourne and the London School of Economics. He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to industrial relations



    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • K & L Gates Level 31, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
    • 39

    Improve your enterprise bargaining skills!

    Led by Deputy President Booth.

    As part of an initiative to promote cooperative and productive workplace relations directly to those working in human resources and employment relations, the Fair Work Commission in partnership with the Industrial Relations Society (NSW) will be conducting a second practitioner focused workshop on 25 August 2017.

    The workshop will be led by Deputy President Booth of the Fair Work Commission who will be drawing on her own experience, as well as research conducted for the Commission into enterprise bargaining.

    The workshop will be interactive and have a practical focus. The emphasis will be on providing the participants with the tools to improve their effectiveness in dispute resolution and enterprise bargaining. 

    Price includes lunch, networking drinks and notes

    Numbers are limited so you are advised to book ealry

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