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    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Clarendon Rooms A & B, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
    • 22

    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

    For several years, we have been debating the issue of Millennials, with organisations focused on how to recruit and best manage this tech savvy, materialistic, and connected demographic. However, Generation Z – born between 1994 and 2010 – is currently entering the workforce and it is vital we understand who they are, what talents they bring, and what challenges we might face in engaging with them.

    Understanding the values that Gen Z hold, and what drives them will help us to shape how our organisations meet their needs and maximize their contribution. This networking lunch topic will discuss the typical attributes we can expect of this new generation, what their likely motivations are, and how their career priorities may differ. Focusing on the psychology of young employees and how leaders might effectively influence this generation, this discussion offers insight into possible differences but importantly also highlights how they are similar to current generations.

    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.

    Deborah Jeppesen has proudly been brought to AuSAE by the University of Queensland (UQ) Business School Executive Education. UQ Business School Executive Education have provided ongoing support for the not-for-profit (NFP) and association sector through AuSAE. As part of their ongoing engagement with AuSAE, they are offering AuSAE NFP members the opportunity to register for their professional development courses with a discounted offer. Their interactive learning model uses a combination of cutting-edge research, case studies, presentations, team work, simulations, guest speakers, and experiential learning to give you a fresh perspective on contemporary management and leadership issues. They offer a range of short courses and customised programs. To view their courses please click here and to apply the discount when registering for a course, use the code NFPS10.

    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 Wednesday 6 September 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 together like-minded women and male champions of change to build those support networks and develop professional and personal skill sets. 

    Our first series will welcome two inspiring women, and a male champion of change in associations who will share their journeys, challenges and advice in a facilitated and interactive discussion. 


    Mark Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Swimming Australia

    Mark commenced as Chief Executive Officer of Swimming Australia in May, 2013 with an objective to ensure that the Australian Swim Team attains sustained success in the pool and our swimmers are widely recognised as great ambassadors for our sport and Nation. Mark is focussed on the development of swimming at all levels throughout Australia by further strengthening the important swimming community links that exist and communicating and building a relationship with Australia’s vast swimming family.

    Mark was the Chief Executive at Hockey Australia between 2008 and 2013. In this role he was responsible for ensuring the future success of two of Australia’s most successful national teams, the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos and leveraging this success to enhance the profile of the sport and grow participation levels. Under his leadership the world first, ‘International Super Series, Hockey 9’s’ tournament was created, attracting sponsorship from India and Australia and broadcast rights within both Australian and international markets. Under his leadership participation within junior development programs grew, both national teams attained their first major sponsorships for many years and Australia successfully hosted three international Champions Trophy tournaments.

    Prior to joining Hockey Australia in November 2008, Mark was the Chief Commercial Officer at one of the Australian Football League’s (AFL) largest and most successful clubs, Essendon Football Club. During this time record sponsorship, membership and merchandise levels were achieved, and marquee events such as the Dreamtime at the ‘G were established.

    Mark has a Masters’ of Business Management and outside of his professional sporting experience he has worked in Executive Marketing & Business Development roles. He has a passion for leading change and establishing cultures which underpin organisational success, particularly within high performance environments.

    Dr Zena Burgess, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners  

    With a dynamic career spanning more than 20 years, Dr Zena Burgess is recognised throughout Australia as an esteemed leader, with a proven unique skill set. Since her appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the RACGP in 2008, she has transformed the organisation into an outward looking, entrepreneurial organisation, attractive to both GPs and partner organisations. By leading the development of a national brand strategy, Dr Burgess has created and facilitated a governance review to ensure commercially-focused priorities are balanced with member engagement, and has developed and implemented a clear strategy, which includes financial strategies and targets and performance management processes. In just eight years under her leadership, RACGP membership has almost doubled – from 19,000 to more than 35,000. 90 per cent of Australian GPs choose RACGP membership, with a 97% retention rate. Dr Burgess holds a PhD in psychology, having completed her thesis in the area of women and corporate governance.

    Dr Louise Schaper, Chief Executive Officer, Health Informatics Society of Australia 

    Dr Louise Schaper, PhD FACHI CHIA

    • Honorary Research Fellow and Sessional Lecturer, Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre (HaBIC), The University of Melbourne
    • Certified Health Informatician Australasia
    • Fellow Australasian College of Health Informatics
    • Australian representative to the International Medical Informatics Association

    As leader of Australia’s peak body for digital health, Dr Louise Schaper is a passionate advocate for the transformation of healthcare. Committed to the improvement of health outcomes enabled through innovative uses of technology and information, she has a global reputation in health informatics and digital health and is shaping a new future for HISA. With a background as an occupational therapist, Louise has a PhD in technology acceptance among health professionals, is a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Leadership Program, a Certified Health Informatician and a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow. Louise has delivered over 100 conference presentations, has written for academic and industry publications and text books, is host of the Dissecting Digital Health podcast and she is always online.

    Facilitator: 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.

    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.

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association, 132 Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC

    Melbourne Member Event 

    Local volunteer members are launching a new and regular member discussion/networking forum in Melbourne. 

    The aim is to run this local event each quarter, after hours, followed by a networking meal and drinks (at your own cost). 

    Each forum will focus on a specific ‘association executive’ related topic and will encourage in-depth, informal and confidential round-table discussions (Chatham House Rules to apply: i.e. participants are free to use the information discussed, but must maintain confidentiality). Numbers will be limited, so members are encouraged to register early.

    Members are welcome to attend the forum and the dinner or just the forum or dinner. Please indicate your preferred option when you register for the event.

    The Details

    Event/Topic: Strategies for Coping with Increasing Pressures 

    Date: Tuesday 28 November 2017 

    Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm, followed by dinner 

    Venue: University of Melbourne Graduate Student Association, 132 Grattan Street, Parkville, VIC 

    The GSA is based in Melbourne University and is located in Grattan Street (north side), in the 1888 Building, the second building west of Swanston Street. Enter via the GSA Reception. You are welcome to purchase a drink/coffee/snack at the Tsubu Bar immediately behind the GSA building and bring it with you to the meeting.

    Cost: This is a FREE member event. Any food or beverage you wish to purchase at this event is "pay your own way".

    • 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

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