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    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online - join via your computer!

    Date: Thursday, 7 September  2017
    Time: 11am - 12pm (AEST time)  
    Where: Online - join via your computer!
    Presenter: Wendy La Macchia

    If you are interested but can't make it to the webinar, simply register and we will send you the recording link once the event is over.

    Click here to register  

    Topic: Same or Different: What the Not for Profit sector can learn from the For Profit sector 

    While the two sectors have vastly different objectives and play very different roles in society, there is a lot the Not for Profit and For Profit sectors can learn from one another. 

    This presentation will look at a comparison of the For Profit to Not for Profit, Corporate to Association sector, the differences of culture and strategy and the differences and similarities in meeting business challenges.

    Presenter: Wendy La Macchia, Business Manager, Queensland Justices Association

    Wendy La Macchia is currently Business Manager of the Queensland Justices Association which has over 6,000 members in Queensland and is turning 100 next year.

    Wendy is a manager by trade but with specialisation in the big picture. Having held positions in management across different industries and in both the For Profit and Not for Profit sector, Wendy has seen many big pictures in her working life. This includes in hospitality, engineering, distribution and associations. Success in drawing the big picture means taking a helicopter view of your organisation.

    AuSAE Webinars

    These webinars are sponsored by our friends over at Redback Conferencing. To find out more about how you can host your own webinars and online meetings, visit Redback Conferencing's website or contact Cassandra Phu on 1800 733 416.

    AuSAE Webinar Access

    Please note that while AuSAE webinars are open to the public, only AuSAE members are able to access the AuSAE Webinar archive page to watch previous webinar recordings online at their leisure.

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+09:30)
    • Riverbank Room 8a, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000
    • 35

    This special AuSAE Workshop is a fantastic way to learn how to use social media to effectively recruit, retain and engage with members. 

    Communication in the digital age – is social media the be all and end all? The business world has changed how it communicates, with social media becoming increasingly common. It seems that there is a bright new shiny social media channel or technology every second week. What we need to remember, is that at the heart, nothing should have changed. People still do business with people they know, like and trust. Service excellence and consistency of value are essential to business success. In this workshop Mel will help you understand what is real and what is smoke and mirrors when it comes to effective communication today.

    Attend this special one day workshop and learn: 

    • how to be heard by your market and connect with your members so they understand the value of your association
    • strategies to communicate effectively with millennials
    • how to identify the right social media channels for your association
    • why social media is not designed as a sales tool, but is instead intended to build trust and authority
    • how to create and leverage content that your members will value
    • how to effectively use social media in 30 minutes a day
    • how to mitigate your social media risk
    • why you need a social media policy and how to write one that works.

    Delegates will be offered ample opportunity to ask questions and engage with other delegates to exchange ideas and information

    The Presenter - Mel Kettle

    Mel Kettle is a communication and social media expert, with over 20 years’ professional experience, a Master of Business in Marketing and a Master of Public Health. She specialises in developing practical communication solutions for her clients. She also trains, mentors and up-skills CEOs, staff and volunteers to improve their communication and social media skills. Mel has worked with professional and industry associations, community organisations, researchers and academics, charities, government, and businesses of all sizes to help them develop effective and practical communication and social media strategies that lead to an increase in brand awareness, customer satisfaction and business growth.

    "Mel has an outstanding level of contemporary knowledge about social media and how it can integrate with traditional marketing. The information she shared on a range of platforms was easily communicated to all our departments and this translated into a seamless integration of social media into C&K. Mel listened to our issues and worked with us to provide a solution tailored to our needs. What could have been a difficult process was made more enjoyable as Mel was a delight to work with." Kim Douglas, General Manager, Marketing and Communications, The Creche & Kindergarten Association

    Register here online or download the workshop booking form here.

    • 31 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Panorama Suite, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000
    • 58

    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

    By 2020 millennials will make up 50% of the workforce. Join Angela as she discusses and outlines this emerging generation: how do we engage them, keep them as members and communicate effectively with them. 

    Angela will cover the below during her presentation: 

    • Who are Gen Z and Gen Y and why should we care about them? What characteristics and dispositions do they have and what does research tell us to expect from this generation.
    • What is happening in the high schools/universities they are coming from? (what are their expectations around using social media, using technology to connect e.g.: email is dead for them so what are they using and why do we need to be there?
    • What can Associations do to cater for new graduates into the sector? In some ways getting them on board as members is relatively simple... via Universities, Cheaper entry level membership, Free membership in some cases. But what are some simple ways to engage these new kids on the block - because if they are not engaged... they won't renew their membership and we need to keep them on board.
    • How do we compete with 'break away' groups often run by Gen Y ex-members who use social media to leverage much of what Associations offer... for free and often recruiting large numbers of potential members?

    The Speaker - Angela White, Executive Officer, Adolescent Success 

    Angela is the Executive Officer for Adolescent Success formerly known as the Middle Years of Schooling Association. She has been in this position for 5 years and during that time has been instrumental in the branding name change and establishment of an online presence for the association. She has implemented innovations such as Lightning talks and Live Virtual Classrooms operating out of the conference. Four years ago she established the inaugural off shore conference for Adolescent Success in Singapore, catering for teachers and educators in the International SChool sector. She has strong links with the NZ equivalent association having served 4 years on their Executive Board. In 2003 she was recognised as an aspiring leader and awarded the Ministry of Education Linking Minds Scholarship to research Digital Literacy in the United Kingdom. Since then, she has continued to research and apply best practice in ICT pedagogy for middle years classrooms and schools. She has her own consultancy which works with schools and businesses on recognising and developing emotional intelligences and their importance in the global work place.

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

    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • New Zealand


     To celebrate the partnership between Tourism New Zealand and AuSAE, Tourism New Zealand are providing the opportunity for 18 Australian Association Executives to attend an exclusive event to experience Auckland and Wellington on a bespoke itinerary before attending the AuSAE Leadership, Insights & Networking Conference (LINC) - The Association Journey. This is a completely complimentary trip for successful applicants. 

    Click here to download a sample itinerary


    If you are a professional working for a not-for-profit association with the ability to host a conference of 200 or more delegates in New Zealand you can apply. 


     This package includes:

    • Flights - return flights from your home city to New Zealand 
    • Accommodation -  Premium accommodation
    • Ground costs while travelling - including transport, meals and activities as part of the familiarisation itinerary.


    Successful applicants will arrive in New Zealand on Friday 10th November and depart New Zealand on 15th November 2017. 


    The 2017 AuSAE LINC Conference and Exhibition Component -

    Under the theme "The Association Journey", the 2017 AuSAE LINC Conference and Exhibition will bring together inspiring ideas from the sector in one event, allowing you to hear and meet those at the forefront of the sector. Attending is also a great opportunity to meet and collaborate with new colleagues who share your interests, concerns and organisational challenges. To learn more about AuSAE LINC please click here.

    The Tourism New Zealand Educational Component -

    The tailored itinerary will provide first-hand experience of both Auckland and Wellington as business events destinations. It will showcase accommodation, venues, offsite dining options and attractions to assist with planning your next business event in either Auckland or Wellington.


    To be considered please submit your application before close of business Monday 28 August 2017.  

    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • SHED 6 Positively Wellington Venues, WELLINGTON, New Zealand

    SHED 6 Positively Wellington Venues
     13/14 November 2017

    PLUS Pre-conference Workshop and Dinner - 
    Sunday 12 Nov

    The AuSAE LINC 17 Conference and Exhibition brings together inspiring ideas from the not-for-profit and corporate sectors in one event.

    More than 20 sector leaders will be taking the stage to share with you their journey to build a stronger future for their organisation, as well as their vision for the future of the association sector. You will pick up fresh ideas from informed and innovative speakers while also networking with your peers in the association sector.

    Get the insights, tools and motivation to more powerfully achieve the goals of your not-for-profit organisation through improved leadership effectiveness.

    All enquires please contact Brett Jeffery General Manager NZ brett@ausae.org.au or +64 27 249 8677.

    • 29 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 30 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000

    The 2018 AuSAE Conference and Exhibition (ACE) will take place in Adelaide on May 28-30. 

    ACE 2018 will be unlike any other conference you've attended in the past. The AuSAE team are working away to ensure this conference is fresh, fun and dynamic with new ways to learn, network and achieve your personal and business objectives. 

    Join us for two days of conferencing and networking with your sector peers. The Welcome Function will take place on Monday 28 May 2018, and day one of  the conference will commence on Tuesday 29 May 2018 and finish on Wednesday 30 May 2018. 

    This year ACE will take place in Adelaide and we encourage you to make the most of your travels and arrive earlier on the weekend. AuSAE will be in touch with holiday packages if you would like to experience SA over your weekend. 

    Super early bird registrations are currently available, if you would like to access this rate please contact Kerrie Green, kerrie@ausae.org.au

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