Building Inclusion: A Holistic Approach to Inclusion and Psychological Safety in the Construction Industry

March 7, 2024 - Building Inclusion - landing page (2)

Everyone needs to feel included and safe physically, mentally and emotionally in the workplace. While these are universal human needs, industries such as building and construction present particular challenges for nurturing an inclusive and psychologically safe environment given the nature of offsite teams often working in isolation.


Join us as Maya Gazzard, Head of People at Trescon, and Karin Hawkins, NLI Lead Consultant, explore a practical application of the science of inclusion and psychological safety in the building industry.

Webinar Thursday, March 7 @ 1 - 2 PM AEDT

1 - 2 PM Sydney/Melbourne

12 - 1 PM Brisbane

10 - 11 AM Singapore/Hong Kong/Perth

3 - 6 PM Auckland/Wellington

9 - 10 AM Hanoi/Bangkok

11 AM - 12 PM Tokyo

7.30 - 8.30 AM India

6 - 7 PM Los Angeles (Wednesday, March 6)



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Karin Hawkins

Lead Consultant 

Karin is an accomplished business leader and advisor to local and international  executive teams. She partners with ASX 200 and Fortune 100 companies to advance the way they think about the challenges of leadership through understanding the biological and social drivers of human behaviour.

Karin blends a deep understanding of neuroscience research with practical executive experience in cultivating high performing teams. She has advised, coached, and mentored Boards and C-suite Executives through post-merger integration, performance turn arounds, restructures, and culture transformations. Her career encompasses executive roles in retail banking, regulatory bodies, and industry associations.

Organisations who have benefited from Karin’s advisory work include ANZ, BHP, Seek, BlackRock, Santen, NTT Data and Herbert Smith Freehills.

Karin also serves as a Non-Executive Director on several boards.


Maya Gazzard

Maya Gazzard

Head of People, Trescon

Maya Gazzard serves as the Head of People at Trescon, leading strategic HR initiatives to drive organisational growth and enhance employee engagement. With a background in talent management and HR strategy, Maya is dedicated to aligning people practices with business objectives to achieve sustainable results.

Maya's approach is rooted in empathy, integrity, and a commitment to fostering a positive work culture. She firmly believes in the power of collaboration and open communication to cultivate environments where individuals can thrive and contribute their best work.

Outside of her professional endeavours, Maya derives joy from coaching and empowering individuals to realise their full potential. 

Maya's favourite quote, attributed to Japanese author Haruki Murakami, encapsulates her philosophy on embracing life's challenges: "And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about." This quote serves as a guiding principle for Maya, inspiring her to approach each moment with enthusiasm and purpose, both professionally and personally.



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