Drive, Diversity, Disruption: A strengths-based approach to building a healthy culture in your workplace
Imagine joining a multi-generational, diverse and responsive community organisation. It takes visionary leadership, strategy and a strong team to create such a group, with a culture of positive change and innovation.
Hear Amna Karra-Hassan’s story of discovering her convictions and how they drive her to lead change and cultivate healthy workplace cultures, from the Australian Federal Police to the first ever AFL Women’s team in Western Sydney.
Her session will explore the importance of being uncomfortable to grow, cultivating good culture and identifying culture killers, valuing diversity and what inclusion looks like and; disruptive and authentic leadership.
Amna Karra-Hassan founded the first ever AFL Women’s team in Western Sydney and is widely recognised for the diversity she brought to the game and for taking the code to Western Sydney. The Club played a critical role in establishing the game in the region, both for women and for its engagement with diverse communities, contributing to the inauguration of the GWS Giants in the AFLW. While she led the Auburn Giants Football Club, she worked for the Australian Federal Police having led Community Engagement strategies, and contributed to Reform, Culture and Standards portfolio – responsible for driving cultural change within the AFP.
Over the last decade, she has served on a number of Boards for state and federal government. This included; NSW Youth Advisory Council, Multicultural NSW, and DFAT Council for Australian-Arab Relations. She now serves on boards for several NFP’s such as GoActive, Welcoming Cities, serves as the Special Counsel for Community Engagement for the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue.
She is currently the Organisational Development Coordinator for the Lebanese Muslim Association. Amna holds a Bachelor in Organisational Learning from the University of Technology Sydney and recently completed the Advanced Leadership Program with the Applied School of Management.
Amna believes the heart of innovation, civic participation and community building is a ‘strengths based approach’ and commitment to diversity and inclusion.