Upcoming events

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Crema Room, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston, ACT, 2604
    • 28

    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.

    • 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
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • auckland cbd, Federal st, Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland
    Association101

    is designed to provide emerging association professionals with professional development and networking opportunities with a dynamic cohort of career-driven peers. Basically put your seatbelt on for a day-long adventure & leave equipped with a solid understanding of the wacky & wonderful world of association management. In this fast-paced, interactive experience you’ll explore the important and varied functions of associations

    Association professionals and industry partners attending this session will:

    • Understand the purpose, relationships, and value of an Association.
    • Different types of Associations
    • Discuss the dynamic nature between volunteers & professional staff
    • Explore the unique nature of volunteer-based organisations
    • Discover common duties & basic legal responsibilities for Boards
    • Explore different association structures, scope and purpose
    • Investigate core activities/functions generally found in most association operations
    • Explore the important & varied functions of associations
    • Explore the varied member services that associations deliver
    • Understand key terms & language
    • Expand your peer network
    • And more …
    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+09:30)
    • Riverbank Room 8a, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000

    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.

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 6, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
    • 30

    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

    A common misconception within the not-for-profit (NFP) sector is that a NFP cannot undertake a commercial venture, lest it be seen to be operating outside of its objects. Not only is this a misunderstanding of the law, but it also means that many NFPs are missing out on opportunities to become more financially viable and to protect their future sustainability.

    Today, we are seeing increased attention being placed on social enterprises to drive social change and promote innovation in the NFP sector. This presentation aims to provide NFPs with an understanding of the various legal structures available to social enterprises, as well as alternative ways of undertaking commercial activities within the existing legal structure of the NFP. The presentation will also explore the challenges and risks that arise for social enterprises and NFPs undertaking commercial activities. 

      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.
      • 21 Sep 2017
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
      • Copthorne Oriental Bay, Wellington
      Association101

      is designed to provide emerging association professionals with professional development and networking opportunities with a dynamic cohort of career-driven peers. Basically put your seatbelt on for a day-long adventure & leave equipped with a solid understanding of the wacky & wonderful world of association management. In this fast-paced, interactive experience you’ll explore the important and varied functions of associations

      Association professionals and industry partners attending this session will:

      • Understand the purpose, relationships, and value of an Association.
      • Different types of Associations
      • Discuss the dynamic nature between volunteers & professional staff
      • Explore the unique nature of volunteer-based organisations
      • Discover common duties & basic legal responsibilities for Boards
      • Explore different association structures, scope and purpose
      • Investigate core activities/functions generally found in most association operations
      • Explore the important & varied functions of associations
      • Explore the varied member services that associations deliver
      • Understand key terms & language
      • Expand your peer network
      • And more …
      • 04 Oct 2017
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
      • Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point NSW 2061
      • 73

      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

      • 18 Oct 2017
      • 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
      • Auckland, venue to be confirmed

      Round-table Special Interest Group
      One of the reasons you joined AuSAE was to make connections and learn more about the sector so you could succeed as a professional and advance your organisation. Join other professionals who share your same challenges and experiences in an informal and relaxed setting where the content is driven by you in these free member programs.

      Auckland
      16 May – Membership – Recruitment and Retention
      9 August – Meeting Planning/Events
      18 October – CRM Association Computer Systems
      13 December – Marketing and Communications
      All groups meet from 12:00 - 1:45 pm

      How does it work?
      AuSAE has identified four (4) segmented interest groups that will meet four (4) times a year.

      AuSAE will email attendees a few days before each session to collect possible topic ideas.

      Then, attendees join us from 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm and enjoy conversation and learning in a member-facilitated discussion. Look for advice for some of your biggest challenges, offer new tips or tricks you have learned or share recent successes your peers could learn from. The success of this program depends on your participation so don’t sit on the sidelines – come ready to engage with the group.

      • 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
      • 67

      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

      • 25 Oct 2017
      • 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM (UTC+13:00)
      • Wellington, venue to be confirmed

      One of the reasons you joined AuSAE was to make connections and learn more about the sector so you could succeed as a professional and advance your organisation. Join other professionals who share your same challenges and experiences in an informal and relaxed setting where the content is driven by you in these free member programs.

      Please register in advance - These roundtables are free to attend for AuSAE members and for first-time non-member guests. If non-members of AuSAE are attending their second or more roundtable discussion, there is a fee of $35.

      How does it work?  - AuSAE will email attendees a few days before each session to collect possible topic ideas.

      Then, attendees join us from 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm and enjoy conversation and learning in a member-facilitated discussion. Look for advice for some of your biggest challenges, offer new tips or tricks you have learned or share recent successes your peers could learn from. The success of this program depends on your participation so don’t sit on the sidelines – come ready to engage with the group.

      AuSAE has identified four (4) segmented interest groups that will meet four (4) times a year.

      Wellington
      2 May – Membership – Recruitment and Retention
      21 June –  Meeting Planning/Events 
      25 October – CRM Association Computer Systems
      28 November – Marketing and Communications
      All groups meet from 12:00 - 1:45 pm

      More Meetings maybe added throughout the year 

      • 30 Oct 2017
      • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
      • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 12 400 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
      • 30

      Executive Briefing (Sydney)

      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

      A common misconception within the not-for-profit (NFP) sector is that a NFP cannot undertake a commercial venture, lest it be seen to be operating outside of its objects. Not only is this a misunderstanding of the law, but it also means that many NFPs are missing out on opportunities to become more financially viable and to protect their future sustainability.

      Today, we are seeing increased attention being placed on social enterprises to drive social change and promote innovation in the NFP sector. This presentation aims to provide NFPs with an understanding of the various legal structures available to social enterprises, as well as alternative ways of undertaking commercial activities within the existing legal structure of the NFP. The presentation will also explore the challenges and risks that arise for social enterprises and NFPs undertaking commercial activities. 

        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.
        • 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

        • 06 Nov 2017
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
        • Mills Oakley Lawyers, 1/121 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, ACT, 2601
        • 30

        Executive Briefing (Canberra)

        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

        A common misconception within the not-for-profit (NFP) sector is that a NFP cannot undertake a commercial venture, lest it be seen to be operating outside of its objects. Not only is this a misunderstanding of the law, but it also means that many NFPs are missing out on opportunities to become more financially viable and to protect their future sustainability.

        Today, we are seeing increased attention being placed on social enterprises to drive social change and promote innovation in the NFP sector. This presentation aims to provide NFPs with an understanding of the various legal structures available to social enterprises, as well as alternative ways of undertaking commercial activities within the existing legal structure of the NFP. The presentation will also explore the challenges and risks that arise for social enterprises and NFPs undertaking commercial activities. 

          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.
          • 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

          WHO CAN APPLY?

          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. 

          WHAT DOES THIS PACKAGE INCLUDE?

           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.

          WHAT ARE THE EDUCATIONAL DATES?

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

          WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

          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.

          WHEN DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE?

          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.

          • 21 Nov 2017
          • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
          • Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000


          AuSAE are proud to champion our new initiative Women in Association Leadership #WIAL. Our new networking series will provide a platform to showcase and celebrate our #WIAL who have led the way.

          With no other event like this for our association leaders in  the marketplace, we are aiming to bring like-minded women together to build those support networks and develop professional and personal skill sets. 

          Our first series will welcome three inspiring women in associations who will share their journeys, challenges and advice in a facilitated and interactive discussion. 

          Speakers will be announced soon. 

          Grab your colleagues, best friend or boss (male or female) and come along to #WIAL and see what we can achieve when we all come together.

          • 04 Dec 2017
          • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
          • SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre, Auckland
          • 25

          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. Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits. You will get the opportunity to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.

          The Topic

          To be confirmed.

          Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.

          The Speaker

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

          NB: If AuSAE invoices you for the event, the amount paid into our NZ bank account are in NZ dollars. Credit Card payments are converted to AUD dollars.

          • 05 Dec 2017
          • 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM (UTC+13:00)
          • Wellington, venue to be confirmed

          One of the reasons you joined AuSAE was to make connections and learn more about the sector so you could succeed as a professional and advance your organisation. Join other professionals who share your same challenges and experiences in an informal and relaxed setting where the content is driven by you in these free member programs.

          Please register in advance - These roundtables are free to attend for AuSAE members and for first-time non-member guests. If non-members of AuSAE are attending their second or more roundtable discussion, there is a fee of $35.

          How does it work?  - AuSAE will email attendees a few days before each session to collect possible topic ideas.

          Then, attendees join us from 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm and enjoy conversation and learning in a member-facilitated discussion. Look for advice for some of your biggest challenges, offer new tips or tricks you have learned or share recent successes your peers could learn from. The success of this program depends on your participation so don’t sit on the sidelines – come ready to engage with the group.

          AuSAE has identified four (4) segmented interest groups that will meet four (4) times a year.

          Wellington
          2 May – Membership – Recruitment and Retention
          21 June –  Meeting Planning/Events 
          25 October – CRM Association Computer Systems

          5 December (date change) – Marketing and Communications
          All groups meet from 12:00 - 1:45 pm

          More Meetings maybe added throughout the year

          • 07 Dec 2017
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
          • Lion Harbourview Rm, Michael Fowler Centre, VENUES WELLINGTON

          Details to be confirmed 

          Is a deep-dive, learner-centric experience specially designed for association professionals at all levels. It is an all-day facilitated program with a “roll up your sleeves” approach.

          The Presenter

          NB: If AuSAE invoices you for the event, the amount paid into our NZ bank account are in NZ dollars. Credit Card payments are converted to AUD dollars.

          • 07 Dec 2017
          • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
          • Lion Harbourview Rm, Michael Fowler Centre, VENUES WELLINGTON
          • 24

          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. Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits. You will get the opportunity to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.

          The Topic

          To be confirmed.

          Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.

          The Speaker

          Please register here online or click here to

          download an Event Registration form

          NB: If AuSAE invoices you for the event, the amount paid into our NZ bank account are in NZ dollars. Credit Card payments are converted to AUD dollars.


          • 13 Dec 2017
          • 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
          • Auckland, venue to be confirmed

          Round-table Special Interest Group
          One of the reasons you joined AuSAE was to make connections and learn more about the sector so you could succeed as a professional and advance your organisation. Join other professionals who share your same challenges and experiences in an informal and relaxed setting where the content is driven by you in these free member programs.

          Auckland
          16 May – Membership – Recruitment and Retention
          9 August – Meeting Planning/Events
          18 October – CRM Association Computer Systems
          13 December – Marketing and Communications
          All groups meet from 12:00 - 1:45 pm

          How does it work?
          AuSAE has identified four (4) segmented interest groups that will meet four (4) times a year.

          AuSAE will email attendees a few days before each session to collect possible topic ideas.

          Then, attendees join us from 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm and enjoy conversation and learning in a member-facilitated discussion. Look for advice for some of your biggest challenges, offer new tips or tricks you have learned or share recent successes your peers could learn from. The success of this program depends on your participation so don’t sit on the sidelines – come ready to engage with the group.

          • 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

          • 26 Jun 2018
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
          • TBC - CBD Location
          • 35

          In this inspiring yet practical workshop, author, commentator and entrepreneur Bernadette Schwerdt digs deep into the world of disruptive innovation and reveals:

          • the four tech factors driving digital disruption that underpin the unprecedented growth experienced by billion-dollar startups like Uber, Snapchat etc and how to apply those principles to your association
          • how to identify what members really want and use low-cost funding tools to generate world-class ideas on a budget
          • the upcoming digital marketing trends that will impact all associations and NFPs
          • the top 3 essentials questions you must ask if your association is to stay relevant in a global economy
          • the surprising success strategies behind some of Australia’s most innovative and disruptive NFPs - what they do differently and how to profit from and leverage those strategies for success

          The Presenter - Bernadette Schwerdt  

          Bernadette Schwerdt is an author, speaker and digital marketing strategist. Her best-selling book, 'Secrets of Online Entrepreneurs’ documents the start-up stories behind Australia's most successful digital mavericks and reveals the strategies and processes that underpin their growth. The book’s popularity has seen it become a podcast and a 5-part documentary series for Fairfax Digital. 

          Her second book, 'Secrets of Digital Disruptors' by Wiley Publishing is due out April 2018. It will be a strategy playbook for SMEs, associations and NFPs on how to understand and profit from the opportunities that digital disruption will offer. 

          She is the director of the Australian School of Copywriting, a former advertising agency account director with the Young & Rubicam Group and a corporate trainer with over 26 years’ experience. Her clients include large corporates such as Pitcher Partners, Commonwealth Bank, Cadburys, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Deakin University and associations such as Medicine Sans Frontiers, Engineers Australia, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, and many more. She is on the board of Writers Victoria, a judge for the ORIAS (Online Retailers Industry Awards) and Anthill's Cool Company Awards. 

          Her TEDx talk on 'how to bumble your way to success' has become a popular keynote speech on how to manage uncertainty and change in a fast-moving world. 

          She delivers keynote speeches, workshops and seminars to SMEs, entrepreneurs and associations on a range of topics including: 

          • Online marketing 
          • Sales and communication skills 
          • Public speaking 
          • Technology and disruption 
          • Entrepreneurship
          • 27 Jun 2018
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
          • TBC - CBD Location
          • 35

          In this inspiring yet practical workshop, author, commentator and entrepreneur Bernadette Schwerdt digs deep into the world of disruptive innovation and reveals:

          • the four tech factors driving digital disruption that underpin the unprecedented growth experienced by billion-dollar startups like Uber, Snapchat etc and how to apply those principles to your association
          • how to identify what members really want and use low-cost funding tools to generate world-class ideas on a budget
          • the upcoming digital marketing trends that will impact all associations and NFPs
          • the top 3 essentials questions you must ask if your association is to stay relevant in a global economy
          • the surprising success strategies behind some of Australia’s most innovative and disruptive NFPs - what they do differently and how to profit from and leverage those strategies for success

          The Presenter - Bernadette Schwerdt  

          Bernadette Schwerdt is an author, speaker and digital marketing strategist. Her best-selling book, 'Secrets of Online Entrepreneurs’ documents the start-up stories behind Australia's most successful digital mavericks and reveals the strategies and processes that underpin their growth. The book’s popularity has seen it become a podcast and a 5-part documentary series for Fairfax Digital. 

          Her second book, 'Secrets of Digital Disruptors' by Wiley Publishing is due out April 2018. It will be a strategy playbook for SMEs, associations and NFPs on how to understand and profit from the opportunities that digital disruption will offer. 

          She is the director of the Australian School of Copywriting, a former advertising agency account director with the Young & Rubicam Group and a corporate trainer with over 26 years’ experience. Her clients include large corporates such as Pitcher Partners, Commonwealth Bank, Cadburys, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Deakin University and associations such as Medicine Sans Frontiers, Engineers Australia, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, and many more. She is on the board of Writers Victoria, a judge for the ORIAS (Online Retailers Industry Awards) and Anthill's Cool Company Awards. 

          Her TEDx talk on 'how to bumble your way to success' has become a popular keynote speech on how to manage uncertainty and change in a fast-moving world. 

          She delivers keynote speeches, workshops and seminars to SMEs, entrepreneurs and associations on a range of topics including: 

          • Online marketing 
          • Sales and communication skills 
          • Public speaking 
          • Technology and disruption 
          • Entrepreneurship

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