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    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Ballroom 3, Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney

    Mission Control with Liana Downey

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

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

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

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

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

    The Presenter - Liana Downey

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

    Register here online or download the workshop booking form here.

    • 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.

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

    The Networking

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

    The Topic

    To be Confirmed.

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

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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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