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Upcoming events

    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Riverbank Room 5, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000
    • 14

    The Networking

    This event is now closed for online registrations, if you are interested in attending please email kerrie@ausae.org.au.

    We invite you to take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. This is a rare opportunity to network with other CEOs and senior management professionals from charities, associations and other non-profit organisations. Ample opportunity will be given for you to discuss issues and network with others.

    The Topic

    The ease of online communication nowadays means that more of our social and organisational interactions are moving online. But are we missing out on important face-to-face interactions by moving the majority of our communication with members to on line.

    Using today’s dedicated member management software brings with it all the features of on line communication that enable associations to blog, post, auto email, hold webinars, survey, register and renew memberships. In fact most make the need for off line communication redundant. But how do our members feel about that?

    We are literally emailing our members to death and spam filters now send enewsletters and event invites straight to the junk folder.

    Membership engagement has become a one way traffic activity full of generic messages which is in complete opposition to what members say they want – tailored, relevant, spaced communication pieces that add value.

    What can associations do to leverage the technology and still deliver meaningful communication to members.

    Come and hear Kerrie Akkermans National Membership Strategist share the story of how the Australian Water Association went full steam ahead with digital communication to reduce costs and increase member engagement and then how they needed to recalibrate due to member pushback. She will provide tips on how AWA regained member’s support and balanced their on and off line communication to ensure member’s felt a part of the community still.

    The Speaker - Kerrie Akkermans , Chief Executive Officer, Girl Guides SA

    Kerrie is a senior executive and business owner with experience in membership management, association management, real estate, marketing, personal branding, strategic management, leadership, mediation, human resource management, cultural change and conflict management, business development, best practice and quality/WHS systems. Kerrie has developed her consultancy business since 1994 and owned and operated a retail and property businesses.

    Having consulted to a range of industries on the acquisition and retention of members she is well versed in the nuances of membership management and profitable growth.

    As a professional speaker and trainer Kerrie’s skills are highly sought after and she has been engaged to share her stories and insights. She also conducts mediation for businesses to assist with disputes with stakeholders on human and financial matters.

    She has an extensive track record in working with owners using her Bachelor in Communication and innovative methods to come up with fresh ideas and solutions.

    As Kerrie says “it’s people who need to be managed, the technical skills are the easy part”. Her background and expertise in communication and mediation means she can handle the most challenging of situations.

    Her positive energy will motivate you to take action and put the ideas to work with your members.

    Please register here online or click here to download an Event Registration form

    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Swan Room, National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601


    The Networking

    This event is now closed for online registrations, if you are interested in attending please email kerrie@ausae.org.au.

    We invite you to take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. This is a rare opportunity to network with other CEOs and senior management professionals from charities, associations and other non-profit organisations. Ample opportunity will be given for you to discuss issues and network with others.

    The Topic

    Martin will draw on his 27 years of learnings gained from volunteering and working for membership organisations to explore membership engagement and growth – what it looks like, the success and what happens if things go wrong. Martin will discuss how to undertake a membership health check for your organisation, how to empower staff and the importance of effective communications in the process.

    The Speaker - Martin Thomas, Operations Manager - Training & Development, St John Ambulance Australia NSW

    Marty has had an extensive 38-year business career having owned and operated local and overseas companies and has travel extensively throughout South East Asia. Positions held during this time include Managing Director and General Manager. In 2008, he left the private sector, to follow his passion to work in the NFP sector and took up the position of CEO for Scouts WA. Since then has held the roles of CEO for Scouts Victoria and National Chief Executive for Scouts Australia and is currently the Operations Manager at St John Ambulance Australia NSW. 

    Marty’s role at Scouts Australia focused on the strategic development and growth of Australia’s largest youth leadership organisation. Scouts Australia has over 70,000 members and is part of the global Scouting fraternity of 45 million members. Marty is responsible for 14 staff and online business and the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (RTO)

    Marty has served on numerous Boards and subcommittees including finance, risk management, marketing and corporate governance. He is a member of AuSAE, an Associate Fellow of the Australia Institute of Management and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    As a recent graduate of the prestigious Sydney Leadership course Marty has continued to refine his leadership skill and understands the challenges that face many associations in today’s environment.

    His interests including sailing, camping and bike riding and he loves to travel with his family whenever they get the opportunity. 

    Please register here online or click here to download an Event Registration form

    • 03 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, 14/145 Ann Street, Brisbane City, 4000
    • 17

    Executive Briefing (Brisbane)

    Further Information

    AuSAE Executive Briefing events provide an exclusive environment for motivated association executives to gain insights and advice from other industry professionals. Executive Briefing events enables members to raise and discuss critical issues affecting industry and network with other professionals from the not-for-profit sector.

    The Topic

    This presentation will cover: 

    • How to manage risk arising from new activities/ventures through restructuring;
    • How to reduce risk arising from existing operations through restructuring;
    • How a proper structure can assist in the success of an enterprise;
    • How to manage the liability of a NFP in its day to day operations (eg. Incorporations, caution in providing guarantees etc);
    • How to protect the liability of officers in a NFP (eg. deeds of indemnity, access and insurance);
    • How to manage risk in a merger or collaboration;
    • Common risk issues arising from badly drafted contracts;
    • How to assist your board in making robust decisions;
    • Organisational obligations in disclosing member registers and how do Directors stay protected

      The Presenter

      Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley

      Vera Visevic is a Partner and head of the Charity and Not-for-Profit team at national law firm, Mills Oakley Lawyers. 

      Mills Oakley has a genuine understanding of the not-for-profit sector and the increasingly complex legislative issues surrounding not-for-profits. Its dedicated team provides education, advice and specialist legal counsel to some of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations including charities, religious organisations, community groups and professional associations. Vera and her team expertly guide clients through the specific legal challenges facing their sector with simple, easy-to-understand language (not legal jargon) and a no-nonsense approach. The team at Mills Oakley are one of only a few specialised legal firms in Australia with the experience and know-how to provide advice and assistance to not-for-profits looking to undertake commercial activities. Their expertise in the not-for-profit field means they have first-hand knowledge of current issues affecting the sector and upcoming changes that may impact your organisation.
      • 15 Aug 2017
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 6, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
      • 29

      Executive Briefing (Melbourne)

      Further Information

      AuSAE Executive Briefing events provide an exclusive environment for motivated association executives to gain insights and advice from other industry professionals. Executive Briefing events enables members to raise and discuss critical issues affecting industry and network with other professionals from the not-for-profit sector.

      The Topic

      This presentation will cover: 

      • How to manage risk arising from new activities/ventures through restructuring;
      • How to reduce risk arising from existing operations through restructuring;
      • How a proper structure can assist in the success of an enterprise;
      • How to manage the liability of a NFP in its day to day operations (eg. Incorporations, caution in providing guarantees etc);
      • How to protect the liability of officers in a NFP (eg. deeds of indemnity, access and insurance);
      • How to manage risk in a merger or collaboration;
      • Common risk issues arising from badly drafted contracts;
      • How to assist your board in making robust decisions;
      • Organisational obligations in disclosing member registers and how do Directors stay protected

        The Presenter

        Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley

        Vera Visevic is a Partner and head of the Charity and Not-for-Profit team at national law firm, Mills Oakley Lawyers. 

        Mills Oakley has a genuine understanding of the not-for-profit sector and the increasingly complex legislative issues surrounding not-for-profits. Its dedicated team provides education, advice and specialist legal counsel to some of Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations including charities, religious organisations, community groups and professional associations. Vera and her team expertly guide clients through the specific legal challenges facing their sector with simple, easy-to-understand language (not legal jargon) and a no-nonsense approach. The team at Mills Oakley are one of only a few specialised legal firms in Australia with the experience and know-how to provide advice and assistance to not-for-profits looking to undertake commercial activities. Their expertise in the not-for-profit field means they have first-hand knowledge of current issues affecting the sector and upcoming changes that may impact your organisation.
        • 23 Aug 2017
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
        • Ballroom 3, Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney
        • 34

        Mission Control with Liana Downey

        This exclusive one day AuSAE Workshop is a fantastic way to learn and understand the tools you need to identify your organisation's strategy and increase your impact. 

        Why do some nonprofit and association leaders succeed in changing the world, while others struggle to point to their impact? What links the eradication of smallpox, the housing of 100,000 chronically homeless individuals, or the remarkable reduction of the incidence of malaria?

        Successful leaders share a laser-like focus on their goals. They deliberately identify and target their efforts in their sweet spot — the intersection between what they’re good at, what the world needs, and what works. Yet most leaders lack focus. The number of nonprofit and associations globally is growing at an incredible pace, but as the number of organisations grows, so does the competition for members and funding. As a result, many organisations are chasing resources by tweaking and adding to their core activities. The result is colloquially known as “mission creep”— organisations trying to be everything to everyone. Yet research suggests that the more goals individuals or organisations pursue, the less likely they are to achieve them, leaving leaders overwhelmed, underfunded, and unfulfilled. There is a better way. Learn the secrets of leaders who change the world, and learn how you too can find your focus and increase your impact.

        In this  special AuSAE Workshop you will learn the 7 steps to taking control and: 

        • How and why missions get out of control
        • How to test whether you are inadvertently sabotaging your impact potential and what to do about it
        • To identify:
        • Your unique assets—the skills and capabilities that set your organization apart
        • Gaps in your sector that are not being met—and those you can meet
        • A shortlist of powerful, spine-tingling goals to galvanize your team
        • How to craft a narrative that helps you attract and engage a loyal member base 

        The Presenter - Liana Downey

        Liana Downey is an experienced strategic advisor dedicated to creating social change. As executive director of Liana Downey & Associates, Downey and her team help visionary social leaders and organisations increase focus and change lives. Previously Downey led the social and public practices at McKinsey & Company and was a Special Advisor to the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Liana is a sought-after speaker, and the author of Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More and Change the World (Bibliomotion, 2016). Liana taught leadership at New York University Wagner’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and served on the board of Room to Grow, an innovative nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of families living with poverty. Downey holds an MBA from Stanford (Arjay Miller Scholar).

        Register here online or download the workshop booking form here.

        • 24 Aug 2017
        • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
        • Balmoral Room, Stamford Plaza Melbourne, 111 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
        • 32

        Mission Control with Liana Downey

        This exclusive one day AuSAE Workshop is a fantastic way to learn and understand the tools you need to identify your organisation's strategy and increase your impact. 

        Why do some nonprofit and association leaders succeed in changing the world, while others struggle to point to their impact? What links the eradication of smallpox, the housing of 100,000 chronically homeless individuals, or the remarkable reduction of the incidence of malaria?

        Successful leaders share a laser-like focus on their goals. They deliberately identify and target their efforts in their sweet spot — the intersection between what they’re good at, what the world needs, and what works. Yet most leaders lack focus. The number of nonprofit and associations globally is growing at an incredible pace, but as the number of organisations grows, so does the competition for members and funding. As a result, many organisations are chasing resources by tweaking and adding to their core activities. The result is colloquially known as “mission creep”— organisations trying to be everything to everyone. Yet research suggests that the more goals individuals or organisations pursue, the less likely they are to achieve them, leaving leaders overwhelmed, underfunded, and unfulfilled. There is a better way. Learn the secrets of leaders who change the world, and learn how you too can find your focus and increase your impact.

        In this  special AuSAE Workshop you will learn the 7 steps to taking control and: 

        • How and why missions get out of control
        • How to test whether you are inadvertently sabotaging your impact potential and what to do about it
        • To identify: 
        • Your unique assets — the skills and capabilities that set your organization apart 
        • Gaps in your sector that are not being met — and those you can meet 
        • A shortlist of powerful, spine-tingling goals to galvanize your team
        • How to craft a narrative that helps you attract and engage a loyal member base 

        The Presenter - Liana Downey

        Liana Downey is an experienced strategic advisor dedicated to creating social change. As executive director of Liana Downey & Associates, Downey and her team help visionary social leaders and organisations increase focus and change lives. Previously Downey led the social and public practices at McKinsey & Company and was a Special Advisor to the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Liana is a sought-after speaker, and the author of Mission Control: How Nonprofits and Governments Can Focus, Achieve More and Change the World (Bibliomotion, 2016). Liana taught leadership at New York University Wagner’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and served on the board of Room to Grow, an innovative nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of families living with poverty. Downey holds an MBA from Stanford (Arjay Miller Scholar).

        Register here online or download the workshop booking form here.

        • 04 Oct 2017
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
        • Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point NSW 2061
        • 74

        The Networking

        We invite you to take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. This is a rare opportunity to network with other CEOs and senior management professionals from charities, associations and other non-profit organisations. Ample opportunity will be given for you to discuss issues and network with others.

        The Topic

        To be Confirmed.

        The Speaker - David Ritter, Chief Executive Officer, Greenpeace Australia Pacific 

        David Ritter is the Chief Executive Officer of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. He has been with Greenpeace for nine years, campaigning to secure an earth capable of nurturing life in all its amazing diversity. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he worked as a lawyer and academic. David is a widely published commentator on politics, law, history and current affairs. He is an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Australia, and a research affiliate of the Sydney Environment Institute and an Adjunct Professor in the Sydney Democracy Network, both at Sydney University.

        Please register here online or click here to download an Event Registration form

        • 05 Oct 2017
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

        The Networking

        We invite you to take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. This is a rare opportunity to network with other CEOs and senior management professionals from charities, associations and other non-profit organisations. Ample opportunity will be given for you to discuss issues and network with others.

        The Topic

        To be confirmed 

        The Speaker - Deborah Jeppesen

        Deborah is an experienced consultant and facilitator with wide-ranging expertise across such topics as; interpersonal influence, resilience, leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, and performance optimisation. Deborah has worked in Defence for over twenty years, firstly as a pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force and more recently as a psychologist providing expertise to inform whole of government policy, co-operation and engagement planning.

        Deborah’s psychological expertise is in neuropsychology, social psychology and elite level performance. Deborah has provided training in emotional regulation, influence, resilience, and cross-cultural behaviour to military personnel deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. She has worked collaboratively on projects with law enforcement and security agencies in the US and UK, and has a strong network of colleagues to draw from working in applied psychology domains. Deborah’s strengths lie in her ability to translate academic and scientific knowledge into readily understandable concepts that apply to a diverse audience and tailored to meet the client’s operational and organisational needs. She currently delivers bespoke performance optimisation training for military special forces with strategies designed to enhance resilience under pressure as well as personal influence training in corporate settings.

        Deborah was awarded the Australian Intelligence Community Medallion in 2013 for providing expertise in support of operations preventing insider attacks, and in 2014 was awarded the Australian Intelligence Community Outstanding Service Award for innovation in developing a profiling capability. She is a contributing author to the book The Long Road: Australia’s Train Advise and Assist Missions with a chapter on the value of emotional intelligence for selection and training in Defence.

        Please register here online or click here to download an Event Registration form

        • 09 Oct 2017
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
        • National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601


        The Networking

        We invite you to take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. This is a rare opportunity to network with other CEOs and senior management professionals from charities, associations and other non-profit organisations. Ample opportunity will be given for you to discuss issues and network with others.

        The Topic

        To be confirmed.

        The Speaker - Deborah Jeppesen 

        Deborah is an experienced consultant and facilitator with wide-ranging expertise across such topics as; interpersonal influence, resilience, leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, and performance optimisation. Deborah has worked in Defence for over twenty years, firstly as a pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force and more recently as a psychologist providing expertise to inform whole of government policy, co-operation and engagement planning.

        Deborah’s psychological expertise is in neuropsychology, social psychology and elite level performance. Deborah has provided training in emotional regulation, influence, resilience, and cross-cultural behaviour to military personnel deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. She has worked collaboratively on projects with law enforcement and security agencies in the US and UK, and has a strong network of colleagues to draw from working in applied psychology domains. Deborah’s strengths lie in her ability to translate academic and scientific knowledge into readily understandable concepts that apply to a diverse audience and tailored to meet the client’s operational and organisational needs. She currently delivers bespoke performance optimisation training for military special forces with strategies designed to enhance resilience under pressure as well as personal influence training in corporate settings.

        Deborah was awarded the Australian Intelligence Community Medallion in 2013 for providing expertise in support of operations preventing insider attacks, and in 2014 was awarded the Australian Intelligence Community Outstanding Service Award for innovation in developing a profiling capability. She is a contributing author to the book The Long Road: Australia’s Train Advise and Assist Missions with a chapter on the value of emotional intelligence for selection and training in Defence.

        Please register here online or click here to download an Event Registration form

        • 11 Oct 2017
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
        • Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000

        The Networking

        We invite you to take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. This is a rare opportunity to network with other CEOs and senior management professionals from charities, associations and other non-profit organisations. Ample opportunity will be given for you to discuss issues and network with others.

        The Topic

        Coming soon 

        The Speaker - David Ritter, Chief Executive Officer, Greenpeace Australia Pacific  

        David Ritter is the Chief Executive Officer of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. He has been with Greenpeace for nine years, campaigning to secure an earth capable of nurturing life in all its amazing diversity. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he worked as a lawyer and academic. David is a widely published commentator on politics, law, history and current affairs. He is an honorary fellow of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Australia, and a research affiliate of the Sydney Environment Institute and an Adjunct Professor in the Sydney Democracy Network, both at Sydney University.


        Please register here online or click here to download an Event Registration form

        • 24 Oct 2017
        • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
        • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
        • 68

        The Networking

        We invite you to take a couple of hours out of your day to connect with others in the industry to discuss high level topics of real importance, develop new relationships and gain critical information. This is a rare opportunity to network with other CEOs and senior management professionals from charities, associations and other non-profit organisations. Ample opportunity will be given for you to discuss issues and network with others.

        The Topic

        To be Confirmed.

        The Speaker - Deborah Jeppesen 

        Deborah is an experienced consultant and facilitator with wide-ranging expertise across such topics as; interpersonal influence, resilience, leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, and performance optimisation. Deborah has worked in Defence for over twenty years, firstly as a pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force and more recently as a psychologist providing expertise to inform whole of government policy, co-operation and engagement planning.

        Deborah’s psychological expertise is in neuropsychology, social psychology and elite level performance. Deborah has provided training in emotional regulation, influence, resilience, and cross-cultural behaviour to military personnel deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. She has worked collaboratively on projects with law enforcement and security agencies in the US and UK, and has a strong network of colleagues to draw from working in applied psychology domains. Deborah’s strengths lie in her ability to translate academic and scientific knowledge into readily understandable concepts that apply to a diverse audience and tailored to meet the client’s operational and organisational needs. She currently delivers bespoke performance optimisation training for military special forces with strategies designed to enhance resilience under pressure as well as personal influence training in corporate settings.

        Deborah was awarded the Australian Intelligence Community Medallion in 2013 for providing expertise in support of operations preventing insider attacks, and in 2014 was awarded the Australian Intelligence Community Outstanding Service Award for innovation in developing a profiling capability. She is a contributing author to the book The Long Road: Australia’s Train Advise and Assist Missions with a chapter on the value of emotional intelligence for selection and training in Defence.

        Please register here online or click here to download an Event Registration form

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