Pre-conference masterclasses - Tuesday, 10 September

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The pre-conference masterclasses provide attendees with morning and afternoon tea breaks and a 1-hour lunch break allowing for extra networking opportunities and in-depth learning.

The masterclasses start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00.

Masterclass A: Transforming leadership to transform teams

As Australia embarks on embracing a new era of energy, organisations are asking ‘How should leaders navigate this moment? What does leadership look like in the future?’

Transforming and guiding a team or organisation throughout this transition will require a transformative approach to leadership., In this interactive, practical workshop, you’ll uncover your leadership identity, unlock forward-thinking ideas, and learn how to unleash the full potential within yourself, your team & your organisation.

In this interactive and practical workshop, you will develop critically important leadership skills while you:

  • Identify your personal leadership brand and style
  • Reflect on your current leadership strengths and opportunities
  • Explore the difference between managing a team and leading them
  • Learn how to be adaptable, assertive and approachable
  • Understand how to positively influence and bring people with you on a journey
  • Understand how to align people behind a clear, common purpose
  • Learn a communication framework - complete with tools & resources - to increase connection, collaboration, productivity and success for you and your team
  • Workshop ways to build your leadership presence, develop your influence, and maximise your impact as a leader

This masterclass is for current, emerging & future leaders in energy and renewables who are ready and willing to invest in their leadership skills to drive exceptional outcomes for themselves, their team, and for their organisation.


Catherine Hollyman
Founder & Leadership Communication Strategist & Coach
Behind the Scenes Communications

Masterclass B: ESG essentials: mastering ESG & sustainability strategies in energy and renewables

In this intensive one-day masterclass, you will embark on a transformative journey to understand the core concepts, frameworks, and practical tools needed to develop robust ESG practices in energy and renewable projects.

Whether you are a sustainability professional, energy & renewables leader, or simply seeking to enhance your knowledge of ESG, this masterclass will equip you with the essential skills and insights you need to navigate the dynamic world of ESG and drive sustainable success across your organisation.

In this practical, focussed masterclass, you will explore:

  • The key principles and components of ESG & their interplay within a business context
  • How to develop and integrate effective ESG strategies tailored to your organisation's unique needs and goals
  • Practical tools, methodologies & industry leading frameworks to identify and assess material ESG issues, measure performance, set meaningful targets, and report progress
  • The evolving landscape of ESG disclosure standards, frameworks and compliance
  • Effectively communicating ESG efforts to internal and external stakeholders
  • Developing the skills needed to engage stakeholders, including investors, employees, customers, and communities, in the journey towards sustainable business practices by fostering trust and creating shared value
  • Interactive exercises, case studies, and group discussions that will deepen your understanding of real-world ESG challenges with practical insights into effective implementation

You will leave with a comprehensive toolkit to shape and enhance your ESG strategies and practices to achieve the ESG and business goals set for your projects and organisation. You will gain the confidence to navigate the complex world of ESG, identify opportunities, mitigate risks, and drive sustainable business success.

Nicholas Brischetto