Laura Jones is Head of HR Shared Services at UnitingCare Queensland. Leading a team of 50, Laura is accountable for workplace health and safety, recruitment, employee relations, organisational effectiveness, and learning and development for all UnitingCare Queensland service and support groups. An experienced HR professional, Laura previously held a number of senior roles at Virgin Australia, where she was responsible for leadership, talent and development. Driving strategic outcomes through forging successful partnerships with leaders and businesses, her experience includes leading large transformation programs, rolling out performance frameworks, and embedding diversity and inclusion programs.
About the session
Safety Leadership: How to connect culture with workplace health and safety
UnitingCare Queensland is committed to ensuring the safety of its 15,000 staff and 9,000 volunteers – for the benefit of their people and their clients alike. So how do you develop a strong culture of safety in a not-for-profit organisation?
Key to this has been a highly developed mindset of safety leadership. UnitingCare Queensland’s Laura Jones will share how the organisation has transformed its safety, heath and wellbeing strategy to ensure a sustainable safety culture is installed and maintained. You’ll learn how to build a culture of safety in your own organisation; how a positive, leader-led approach to safety works; and the symbols, systems and behaviours that are designed to drive positive outcomes for all.