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Norman Waterhouse

Human Resources Master Class

Time Session
9:00 am – 9:30 am


9:30 am – 9:40 am

Opening remarks

9:40 am – 11:00 am

In the name of God

From the highly publicised cases of Israel Folau and government employee, Michaela Banjeri, it is often questioned how far an employer can pry into an employee’s personal life.

Particularly, in scenarios where an employee expresses contentious religious or political beliefs or are part of dubious social interactions. This question requires the balance of a myriad of legal concepts with the general freedoms of being a citizen, which is no simple feat.

This session will examine the intertwining and evolving boundaries between employees’ professional and personal relationships and how to manage the inevitable conflicts when these relationships collide.

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Morning tea with light refreshments

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

In the name of God


12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Managing senior staff misconduct

Every once in a while, you may have a senior staff who is a slave-driving narcissistic psycho, a total sleazy tool, or is grossly incompetent beyond belief. Worse, they may be the cause of the toxic workplace culture.

While it may be easier to manage misconduct and performance issues for junior level staff, when it comes to senior staff and executives, it has been proven to be far more challenging. The course of action is rarely clear, and more typically, these situations slowly escalate. Early warning signs are either dismissed or overlooked, and by the time the problem starts reaching crisis proportions, the employer procrastinates and avoids making the judgement call, being fearful of having the matter taken to court.

In this session, using a hypothetical scenario, we will explore how employers can effectively manage these complex, sensitive, and stressful issues.

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch break

1:45 pm – 3:20 pm

Managing senior staff misconduct (continued)


3:20 pm – 3:30 pm

Concluding remarks followed by networking drinks


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1 November 2019


9:00 am – 3:30 pm




Peppers Waymouth Hotel, Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA, Australia

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