The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Tuesday, May 15 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Plenary - Beyond Bias: Leveraging the Power of Difference

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A culture of inclusion actively seeks and values the full contribution of diverse people, skills, perspectives, and experiences. It drives better performance because it grows our collective intelligence. Diverse, inclusive teams are smarter, despite this, organisations large and small struggle to realise the benefits.
Unconscious bias is a stubborn challenge to working better with difference. Dr Whelan, Managing Director of Psynapse, will demystify what unconscious bias is, why it impacts on decision-making around diversity, why inclusive teams perform better, and will introduce some of the key mindsets that can help leverage the power of diversity.

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Jennifer Whelan

Jennifer is the founding director of Psynapse Psychometrics. A former Research Fellow at the Melbourne Business School and the University of Melbourne, Jennifer is a recognised academic expert, thought leader, and organisational consultant specialising in corporate diversity, inclusion... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Great Hall Doors 1 and 8 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre