News and Events

Current Events
23 August 
ASSA Breakfast - Managing Key Risks Whilst Driving Performance of Partners - Brisbane
For our next breakfast event, Dr Micheal Axelsen and Dr Sophie Cockcroft from the University of Queensland will deliver a presentation on how to balance the right level of governance around key risks whilst driving higher performance in your shared services partners.     Click here to register 
31 August 
ASSA Melbourne Half Day Workshop - Happy Healthy and Hassle Free
We would like to invite you to our next ASSA half day workshop where Ricky Langford will take us through how to take a personal inventory of  the areas that effect our ideal mental and physical operation.     Click here to register
1 September 
ASSA Breakfast - Embedding Standard Processes through High Performance Teams - Sydney
Join us for our ASSA Breakfast for 2017 with Michelle O’Connor, ASSA Board member and Director of Finance Operations University of New South Wales. She will share with us a case study on establishing support networks across multiple locations to embed standard, consistent processes.   Click here to register 
Upcoming Events for 2017
Oct 20 - Industry predictions for 2018 and beyond - PwC
Nov 17 - Suncorp Group SSC journey
Dec 7 - Xmas Drinks (Location TBC) 
Event Updates
Site Visit - Queensland Shared Services 
Thank you to Sarah Vandersee from Qld Shared Services for hosting the site visit at the Gabba Towers on the 22nd June 2017 for the Brisbane based ASSA members and their guests.  Attendees thoroughly enjoyed learning about the digitisation of the various departments as well as the views from the offices. 
Healthy Work Places - ASSA Breakfast Melbourne 
Recently, we saw 20+ ASSA members attend a Melbourne breakfast at Michael Page on the topic of “Healthy Work Places – Healthy body, Healthy mind”

Guest speaker, Ricky Langford, Managing Director of The HBPGroup inspired attendees on how to lead a healthier, more active and productive life, through healthy eating, quality sleep and mental wellbeing.

Key insights from the presentation were;
  • We are the only creature on the planet that often refuses to drink the one thing that we are designed to drink - water. Dehydration is more and more common these days with people substituting other alternatives such as, energy drinks, caffeine and soft drinks that don’t provide the full hydration required, leading to fatigue and possible longer term health issues;
  • Sleep quality is key in overall general wellbeing. With some subtle changes to the way we sleep, by controlling the simulates we take (e.g. caffeine, nicotine and alcohol) and increasing our  sleep hygiene (e.g. having a sleep ritual – showering, reading before bed), can enhance the quality of sleep and mental functioning;
  • Mental wellbeing - Do you know what stresses you? How you react to different stressors? We are in world of consistent varying stress levels, that if unaddressed can lead to breakdowns in our mental and physical wellbeing, making it difficult for us to have mental clarity and to communicate clearly. Best practice is to log it in a diary or a stress log and learn from it, and where appropriate seek additional assistance through mental health practitioners
Ricky had the entire room captivated through his insights into leading a healthier life that is easy and effective, through simple practices that provide huge returns for individuals as well as the workplace.
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