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    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Riverbank Room 5, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000
    • 50

    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

    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

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

    Date: Thursday, 10 August 2017
    Time: 11am - 12pm (AEST time)  
    Where: Online - join via your computer!
    Presenter: Kate Waterford

    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: Working through cultural differences 

    Australian associations operate in a richly multicultural environment, both domestically and internationally. Employees and other stakeholders come from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds, adding to the cultural tapestry. Cultural differences can arise from nationality, religion, language, ethnicity or social identities. This paper will address the issue of how association executives can best manage and resolve disputes which arise internally (between employees) or externally (with other associations or companies), where different cultures and values might be a factor.

    This presentation will provide an introduction to understanding possible resistances and obstacles to resolving a cross-cultural dispute; how to draw on mediation techniques as a manager and leader in resolving conflict; and how to participate effectively in mediation of cross-cultural disputes.

    Presenter: Kate Waterford, Board Director, Amnesty International Australia

    Kate Waterford is a nationally accredited mediator specialising in commercial disputes, particularly those involving cross-cultural or international issues, at Maliganis Edwards Johnson in Canberra. Kate is also a solicitor and litigator.

    As a current board director for Amnesty International Australia, one of Australia’s most well-known not-for-profit companies, Kate is one of the leaders of a movement of over half a million supporters in Australia and more than seven million supporters globally.

    Kate worked for several years in eastern India, as a university lecturer in business law and financial management. She also worked as a senior legal and policy adviser to educational institutions and not-for-profit companies during this period, developing expertise in reaching commercial solutions in a cross-cultural environment.

    In her work as a mediator, Kate draws on her experiences of living in various Asian and European countries, and on her post-graduate studies in cross-cultural communication and dispute resolution. She speaks fluent Spanish and several other languages.

    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 Sara Gonzalez on +61 (0)2 8014 5153.

    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.

    • 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.

    La Macchia 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, La Macchia 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 Sara Gonzalez on +61 (0)2 8014 5153.

    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 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.

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