We're Open to Change

We're Open to Change


We're Open to Change

Date: 14-Nov-2017

What do we mean by change management and why can it be so hard to get right?


We're Open to Change


Tuesday 14 November

Start Time

12.30pm ACDT

End Time

2.00pm ACDT

Event Location


Host Venue Details

Kindly hosted by Tindall Gask Bentley, 76 Light Square, Adelaide

Event Overview

How well does you firm deliver on its change management programs; are they a great success or a failure?

Is your firm thinking more broadly about the future directions of the firm and the legal industry?

Has your firm considered the risks of doing nothing?

Centuries ago Socrates a classical Greek philosopher once said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”.

So what do we mean by change management and why can it be so hard to get right?

By definition change management is a structured approach to shifting or transitioning individuals, teams and organisations from a current state to a desired future state. It is a process aimed at helping employees to accept and embrace changes in their current business environment.

Our experienced panel will share some of their change management success stories, war stories and lessoned learned, from a small, medium and large firm perspective as well as at a national and international level.

Discussion we will explore the key elements of sustainable change:
  • Clarity of Vision and Purpose
  • Strong Champions
  • Sufficient Resources
  • Clarity of Roles 
  • Employee Engagement
  • Communication
and what happens when one of those elements is missing.

Event Sponsors

Presented By

Bev Clark, Partner, Belperio Clark

Bev was admitted as a practitioner in 1987 and joined Charlie Belperio in 1992 when Belperio Clark was born.

Bev has worked across a range of areas and her experience in general practice has enabled her to adopt a well-rounded approach to the areas of family law and personal injury law which have been her focus for some time.

Bev is a nationally accredited mediator and has a strong commitment to dispute resolution for her clients. She believes that Court should only be a last resort.

Bev was one of the first two lawyers in SA trained in Collaborative Law and is a founding and active member of the Adelaide Collaborative Practice Group and the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals. She regularly presents on Collaborative Law and attends the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals' conference in America each year. Bev has been involved in over 100 Collaborative cases including the first cases in SA. She now trains other Collaborative Professionals.
Jayne Dunn, Head of People & Development, Minter Ellison
Jayne has worked in leadership development, culture and change for over twenty years in Australia and the United Kingdom and can’t imagine doing anything else. She is currently the Head of People and Development for MinterEllison in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

She's had the opportunity to lead a range of large and small change initiatives. These include designing the change process for the new Royal Adelaide hospital move, implementing a system wide change in social services with an impact on over 160,000 staff and more recently, creating a change team in MinterEllison to support strategy implementation.

She holds a range of qualifications including a Masters in management, and additional qualifications in executive coaching, leadership and education. She also holds a certification in PROSCI change management methodology.

'Change has now become a constant. The challenge for all of us is to feel comfortable enough with the ambiguity it creates so we can 'see' the emerging opportunities…often when we least expect them!'
Morry Bailes, Managing Partner, Tindall Gask Bentley
In his time as Tindall Gask Bentley’s managing partner, Morry Bailes has overseen the firm’s evolution from South Australia’s largest all-purpose law firm to a national leader with 12 offices across SA, WA, Queensland and the NT.

He has served as Principal Advisor to the SA, WA and Northern Territory police associations, the SA Correctional Officers’ Legal Fund, the South Australian State School Leaders Association and the Country Fire Service Volunteers Association, advocating for members in criminal and disciplinary matters.

Morry is President-Elect of the Law Council of Australia, Chair of the LCA’s Rural, Regional and Remote Committee and Chair of Lawguard Management. He was Law Society of SA President from October 2013 to December 2014, and received the Brian Withers Award for services to the SA legal profession in 2013. 

He is a sought-after legal commentator, writing fortnightly for InDaily.com.au and appears regularly in the national media.
Facilitated by Catherine Schultz, Director, Catherine Schultz Consulting

Catherine Schultz is an experienced CEO and Board Member, and the Principal of Catherine Schultz Consulting offering specialist services in:

• Strategic Planning & Governance
• Board and Executive Performance Reviews
• Mentoring Services
• Financial Management.
• Organisational Reviews
Catherine has over 30 years’ experience in the services industry, 15 within Wallmans Lawyers as initially Finance and Administration Manager, then GM and CEO. Catherine brings significant financial, human resources and general management know-how to boards and business, always with a focus on people and outcomes.
She has been involved in significant change and project management and is an experienced auditor and advisor on risk, governance and compliance.

Professional Development

Earn 1 CPD Unit/1 NZ Hour. Practice Management and Business Skills

Event Costs

ALPMA Members: Free. Please log in to register

ALPMA Associates: $49.50 incl. GST

Non Members*: $99.00 Incl. GST - *Non Members must be eligible to join ALPMA

Light lunch included

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