WEBINAR - How to get the change you need by leveraging your culture

Thu, 4 June 2020

Join MEC Mining and expert guest speakers as they discuss how to get the change you need by leveraging your culture.

A few weeks ago MEC did a webinar on the how to leverage your data to improve your operational performance. The resounding feedback from the audience was that they were struggling with the Change Management and Transformation process. The words resistance, difficult and hopeless was a common narrative.

Today we are speaking to anybody who is having a hard time with their transformation, be it digital, cultural or process related. The stats show that transformation efforts typically have more chance of failure than success, if you are not addressing the people element of the change first and foremost.

As we look at the New Normal thrust upon us by COVID-19 one of the most obvious consequences of the pandemic will be the integration of digital enabled services into almost every aspect of our lives. As the global economy is becoming increasingly uncertain it is more important than ever that we transform our operations and businesses to become more effective and profitable.

MEC has pulled together a panel of experts who truly understand the relationship between transformation and culture. We hope you will take away an understanding of some fundamentals, frameworks and mindsets that need to be in place to put people at the front of change for it to be effective and successful.


Vanessa Vershaw – Founder and CEO of Reinvention

Vanessa Vershaw is the founder of Reinvention – a consultancy delivering transformative psychology solutions at work. She works with leaders, teams and organisations to shift mindsets, behaviours and culture to enable rapid evolution, attainment of purposeful, peak performance to thrive. She is focussed on preparing her clients to confidently step into the future and build critical capabilities to evolve and prosper in a disruptive and digital world.

Friska Wirya – Principal Owner of Fresh by Friska

Friska has been a change and transformation expert for nearly a decade, leading change programs impacting up to 23,000 people for the biggest names in mining, engineering and technology.

She headed up change at Newcrest Mining, a mid tier global gold miner on the ASX. Prior to this, Friska was the Global Change Lead for multi-million dollar projects spanning technology, structure and process at engineering giant Worley, and built the digital change consulting practice at Fujitsu.

A lifelong learner, her effectiveness at managing the people-side of change has proven to be a compelling cost mitigation strategy.

Erin Sweeney – Principal Advisor at MEC Advisory

Erin is responsible for spearheading the growth into Western Australia of one of Australia’s leading mining consultancies. Erin manages the day to day of the Western Australian business operations by developing client relationships, and growing the WA team, drawing on her technical expertise to lead projects for clients, and expanding the success of the MEC brand’s capability of offerings in this geographical sector. Erin leverages a career as an experienced mining professional who has worked across a broad range of commodities including gold, base metals, iron ore, and coal operations.


Andrew Dittmann – Business Development Manager at MEC Mining

In his role as Business Development Coordinator he aims to ensure the MEC brand is recognised as a global industry leader in Mining Engineering Consultancy. Andrew aligns himself with MEC’s strategic direction, management and governance, and is committed to transforming business culture to make relationships count.

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