IPS Managing Director Kristal Kinsela-Christie facilitated her biggest ever Supplier Diversity Masterclass in Melbourne on December 4.
There were 130 people in the audience, made up of a mixture of government, private sector companies from civil, engineering, construction, technical advisers and consultants, and Indigenous businesses. Representatives from Kinaway Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce were also present.
“It was fantastic to have Eddie Moore and Alana Marsh join me as co-facilitators to guide our massive group,” Kristal said.
The masterclass was designed to build an appreciation of best practice supplier diversity through understanding the Victorian Social Procurement Framework, and the socioeconomic benefits of procuring goods and service from Aboriginal businesses and diverse suppliers such as social enterprises. Participants also learned to identify the potential process and step change requirements to procurement.
“Each participant created an action plan with their current and future states, listing actions that they needed to fulfil within the next 100 days as a subsequent of the masterclass,” Kristal said. “One lady who had attended one of my facilitations of Supply Nation’s First Step program three years ago, said she had fulfilled her action plan and was gaining good traction. “Some great conversations were had, and we can’t wait to see the journey that participants take. It is all about what happens next!”
Facilitators Alana Marsh, Eddie Moore and Kristal Kinsela-Christie