28 - 29 November, 2017 | Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW

Helen Finneran

Principal Policy Advisor, Regional Workforce Planning
Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

12:00 PM A Practical Approach to Design Thinking Models within Changing Workforce Structures

Future technologies and innovation have become emerging issues for clinicians, especially amongst specialist health services. The Victorian Department
of Health has effectively developed methods to support workforce planners. Helen Finneran, the Victorian Department of Health’s Principal Policy
Advisor, will guide you on this master class to use design thinking and strategic foresight in workforce planning as a way to increase your ability to
achieve workforce innovation.

What will this workshop cover?

  • A review of future horizons of transformative workforce innovation and how to decide what horizon to aim for
  • Practical, strategic foresight methods for breaking away from current systems and exploring alternative futures
  • Design thinking methods to engage teams in creating new workforce models suited to transformed futures
  • Using the uncertainty inherent in the future to help you innovate


2:20 PM Shifting a System: Transforming the Health Workforce to Create our Preferred Future

Population ageing, the growing prevalence of chronic conditions and rapidly changing technologies will test the sustainability of Australia’s health care system into the future. Substantial innovation is essential in order to provide access to high quality care. Along with this, a system wide transformative change to workforce roles, workforce models and ways of working is needed to enable the implementation of new models of care.

  • How health workforce innovation really happens and how to spread it system wide
  • Methods for creating future workforce roles and models to improve future workforce planning
  • Projections, forecasting and modelling when you aren’t trying to predict the future workforce

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Helen.

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