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Dynamic Business Symposium presented by James Cook University

Tue, 15 June @ 9:00 - 17:00

9:30-11am Session 1: Resilience and Adaptability – This session will be facilitated by Professor Hurriyet Babacan from The Cairns Institute, James Cook University. The focus of this session is building resilience in business and the importance of value adding and adaptability. We will also explore local and regional case studies and some of the business megatrends. Guest speakers include Krista Watkins, Managing Director of Natural Evolutions and 2018 National Rural Woman of the Year and Pip Schroor, Regional Resilience Coordinator, Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance (TCICA).

11:30-1pm Session 2: Workforce Wellbeing – Facilitated by Cook Shire Council’s Director of Organisational Business Services Heather Kelly, the session will explore the issues of workforce culture and mindset and how to build personal and workforce wellbeing, as well as the impacts of COVID and natural disasters on mental health. Guest Speakers include Dr Natasha Coventry, Eastern Director of Medical Services at Cooktown Hospital, Stephen White, Senior Mental Health Clinician, Royal Flying Doctor Service and Don Mackay experienced senior Queensland Police Officer.

2pm – 4pm Session 3: Regional Development Forum – Hosted by Professor Allan Dale, this forum will provide the opportunity to bring Government Departments, businesses, research, peak bodies and community organisations together to outline some of the larger infrastructure, health and research developments in the Cape. Invited representatives include members from Regional Development Australia, Queensland Department of Agriculture, Cape York Natural Resources and Mines, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Department of Main Roads and NBN.


Tue, 15 June
9:00 - 17:00
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PCYC Cooktown Events Centre
3 May Street
Cooktown, QLD 4895
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Cook Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which Cooktown 2020 commemorations will be held and pay respect to the Elders past, present and future. 

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