Leading a social enterprise through a time of uncertainty – keeping employees engaged.

Speaker: Elise Sernik PCC, CEO, Leadership Space and,Sarit Vandegraaff PCC

Duration: 42.5 minutes

Now more than ever, organisations critical to our social fabric need support. Social Impact Hub, Westpac Foundation and Social Traders are collaborating to offer a series of webinars to help social enterprises through the COVID-19 crisis.  

The second webinar in this series will focus on employee engagement. Do you have questions about keeping employees engaged, motivated and informed, given all that is going on right now?  

Organisational coaches Elise Sernik and Sarit Vandegraaff from Leadership Space provide useful tips and techniques to help you manage and lead your people now and into the future. They’ll look at how your enterprise and people are being affected including working virtually, the impact of JobKeeper, and changes to the work that your people have to do. They also discuss how you coach team members effectively online.

To receive future updates about this social enterprise webinar series, follow @Westpac Foundation on LinkedIn.

Your Presenters

Elise Sernik PCC, CEO, Leadership Space

Elise is an executive and team coach, strategy consultant, leadership and culture change facilitator and trainer with a long history of specialising in the social purpose sector. She founded Leadership Space to help the sector fulfil its critical role in the Australian and global economy. Over the past 15 years, Elise has worked with hundreds of leaders across the sector helping them to unlock their ability to set strategic direction, lead, team, partner and accelerate the achievement of meaningful social impact.

Elise holds qualifications in executive and team coaching, neuro-leadership, gestalt psychotherapy and mindfulness. Her approach spans the personal, the organisational and the systemic, which provides her with a style that clients often describe as dynamic, engaging and transformational. In 2015 Elise was honoured to be recognised by ICF NSW for her contribution to the Nonprofit Sector.

Sarit Vandegraaff PCC

Sarit is an experienced executive, leadership, team and organisational coach and facilitator who has worked locally and globally with leaders at all levels from a cross section of industries, including the social purpose sector. Her first leadership career was in the retail and finance industries, and she continues to coach and support commercial organisations through her role as Head of Coaching with TranExec.

Sarit is a passionate advocate for equipping leaders with the tools that they require to lead strategically, and effectively, with their people at the front and centre of their leadership. More recently Sarit has been honoured to take several programs that she designed for TranExec to universities and organisations in the UK and India. This brings together her depth of skills and experience in coaching, Emotional Intelligence and Conversational Intelligence® (the neuroscience of conversations), to a global cohort of coach practitioners.


Do you need additional business support?

Social enterprises impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can now leverage the skills of corporate Australia to help address their current business challenges, thanks to a new collaboration between Social Impact Hub, Westpac Foundation and Social Traders.

The new initiative gives social enterprises the opportunity to access pro bono support across key areas of need such as financial support, business strategy and human resources.  To find out more visit the Social Impact Hub.  ST certified social enterprises can also email Social Traders directly to discuss their needs.

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