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Creating Healthy Workplaces

Concerned about ‘Me Too’ & mental health? Buried deep in mandatory compliance? Curious about how to create workplace joy and a culture of wellness? Then this seminar is for you.

It doesn’t matter if you are running a small boutique production company or one of the bigger outfits in town, in the post ‘Me Too’ era there are a raft of policies and procedures which now form part of your deliverables to funding bodies and broadcasters. In 2020, the already eclectic skill set of a producer/creative business owner must now include a range of tools and techniques which were traditionally in the reserve of HR managers.

This half-day professional development seminar will go beyond compliance, to look at the ways in which successful integration of these policies and practical workplace wellness solutions can improve your company’s culture, staff resilience, retention and ultimately your bottom line performance.

The seminar runs 2pm-5.30pm with a half-hour break, and will be delivered completely online via Zoom Video.

Discounts are available for bookings of three or more attendees in the seminar. To get this discount please phone AFTRS Short Courses on 1300 223 877.

Discover new ways to effectively integrate essential workplace policies addressing sexual harassment, bullying, diversity and inclusion and mental health and wellbeing into your production and business.

Prepare and plan practical ways of achieving growth, engagement and productivity within a thriving workplace culture, rather than simply ticking the compliance boxes.

Design a workplace culture aligned with wellness which instils these values organically, and effectively measures and tracks your company’s success.

Why go to this seminar?

The landscape in which Australian screen businesses are run has changed significantly in the past decade. As leaders we are now being called to operate with a greater degree of awareness about the impact of healthy workplace cultures, whilst under more intense scrutiny from industry bodies and financing partners. As an already busy producer/creative business owner the pressure to balance mandatory compliance with healthy and thriving workplace cultures can often feel overwhelming.

Attending this seminar will give good insight into how to:

  • Build the skills and methods to feel more confident in managing complex production environments, striking a healthy balance to becoming an employer of choice
  • Understand ways to reduce the impact that excess stress is having on your team, personal energy levels and wellbeing
  • Learn from case studies on high level production companies who have implemented healthy workplace practices with great success
  • Gain a comprehensive overview of resources to help your company transform the way it manages human capital
  • Walk away feeling inspired, prepared, supported and energised to make essential changes in the way we do business and continue to thrive creatively


This seminar is part of the Short, Sharp and Immediately Useful series of professional development seminars at AFTRS. Learn about about the other seminars in the series here.

Meet the presenters

Kyla Tustin

Kyla Tustin is the CEO of the Greate Group and Cultures of Wellness Consultant. Kyla is a resilience, play, positive…

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Margaret Tillson

Margaret Tillson is the owner of Front and Centre Media and an independent Producer/PM. Margaret began working in the Australian…

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What you will need

As this seminar is delivered entirely online via Zoom video you will need to have access to a good internet connection, a computer with a built in camera and microphone and a quiet space to participate. Headphones are recommended. Once you are enrolled we will send out instructions for participation.

For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds here.

For more information email shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or call 1300 223 877.