2022 Women's Conference: (TUT) Break the Bias: Women Empowering Women

14 places available

Start:  Thursday 13 October 2022 - 9.00am

Finish: Thursday 13 October 2022 - 3.30pm

Location:  SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street)

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About the Conference

The SSTUWA is delighted to offer the annual Women’s Conference in 2022. This is an opportunity for women educators to hear from and connect with women from our union, workplaces and community who will share their insight into how women empowering each other can create change. Come together at this conference to identify and celebrate the achievements of amazing women, as well as developing your own skills and desire to choose to break the bias.

Keynote Speaker: 9.15am

Rabia Siddique-Australian criminal and human rights lawyer, retired British Army officer, former terrorisim and war crimes prosecutor, international humanitarian, hostage survivor

Rabia Siddique is an international humanitarian lawyer, retired British Army senior officer, former war crimes and terrorism prosecutor and hostage survivor.
She has undertaken humanitarian aid work in Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East, for which she was decorated by Queen Elizabeth II.
Rabia Siddique’s best-selling memoir “Equal Justice: My Journey as a Woman, a Soldier and a Muslim” was published by Pan MacMillan in 2013 and work is currently underway to adapt this to a movie.  She is currently writing her second book “A Beautiful Revolu-tion”, a book about the power we all have to be the change in our lives and in the world around us.
Rabia Siddique is now a multi award winning storyteller, inspirational speaker, leadership consultant, media commentator and human rights advocate. Peace, equity and the sustainability of our planet is what drives her.
But Rabia's biggest challenge and joy is being a mother to her young triplet sons!

Featured Session:  11am

Becky Felstead - Perth’s go-to person for advice and information on sexual harassment, bullying and culture change

On a mission to empower society, Becky Felstead brings her knowledge of the wellness industry, a background in photo-journalism, and most recently her lived experience of sexual harassment, workplace and culture to her work.

Starting on this trajectory, Becky has been liberating women through her sold out events throughout Perth. But empowerment is a two-pronged approach. It’s about addressing the pain and trauma, but it’s also about acknowledging the system and working to change it.

Combining her many talents, Becky embodies an educational role of men and women on sites, in the corporate world and within the wider resource industry. To reach, teach and liberate as many people as possible Becky Felstead's podcast, the ReSOURCE is a go to tool for anyone looking to open up conversations on uncomfortable topics, working through workplace harassment/ trauma, or women’s and men’s health obstacles.

Breakout Workshops: 1pm

  • Your New Agreement 2021 - What's Important to Know for WomenSharmila Nagar, SSTUWA Vice President and Cherry Bogunovich, SSTUWA Education Officer
  • Assertiveness for WomenVanessa Herbert, PDT Consultancy
  • Sexual Harassment Know Where the Line Is - Diana MacTiernan, Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Finding Your Voice - Breaking the Bias - Emma Lowe, AEU Women's Federal Officer and Janette Bedwell, SSTUWA Organiser - Women

Closing Session: 2.45pm
Lois Olney - Jazz Singer

Lois Olney was always told her Aboriginal mother had put her up for adoption. However, a note scrawled on a pie wrapper and passed on to her while singing on stage gave the first inkling she was stolen as a baby. Growing up in Perth, Lois discovered a gift for singing and started performing at a young age.  Sit back and enjoy listening to this talented jazz singer, accompanied by guitarist Dave Johnson.

Costs

$ 130 : Members
$ 265 : Non-Members

Hospitality

Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise any dietary requirements on your registration. 

Nominated Audience

Women Educators K-TAFE

Members of the SSTUWA and Non-Members

Trade union training leave - Schools

Members in schools and TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).

To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:

  • Submit applications to DoE/principal four weeks prior to the event.
  • Provide DoE/principal with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

The school will not be charged for the salary of the person attending trade union training - this is covered by the DoE.  However, if a relief teacher is required, this is funded through the school's one line budget.

For school administration
When processing TUT leave applications:

  • Ensure staff attending training have selected TUT Leave in HRMIS.
  • Project code 1471 will be generated within the payment system.

Trade union training leave -TAFE

Members in TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).
To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:

  • Submit applications to manager through your normal leave application process. You will be applying for Trade Union Training Leave of 7.5 hours per day.
  • Provide manager with a printed copy of the course program attached to this form.
  • Be nominated by the SSTUWA. See “nominated audience” on the attached course program.

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community