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    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 12 400 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
    • 6

    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

    This presentation will cover: 

    • How to manage risk arising from new activities/ventures through restructuring;
    • How to reduce risk arising from existing operations through restructuring;
    • How a proper structure can assist in the success of an enterprise;
    • How to manage the liability of a NFP in its day to day operations (eg. Incorporations, caution in providing guarantees etc);
    • How to protect the liability of officers in a NFP (eg. deeds of indemnity, access and insurance);
    • How to manage risk in a merger or collaboration;
    • Common risk issues arising from badly drafted contracts;
    • How to assist your board in making robust decisions;
    • Organisational obligations in disclosing member registers and how do Directors stay protected

      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.
      • 12 Jul 2017
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
      • Sunset Room, Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point NSW 2061
      • 41

      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

      Martin will draw on his 27 years of learnings gained from volunteering and working for membership organisations to explore membership engagement and growth – what it looks like, the success and what happens if things go wrong. Martin will discuss how to undertake a membership health check for your organisation, how to empower staff and the importance of effective communications in the process.

      The Speaker - Martin Thomas, Operations Manager - Training & Development, St John Ambulance Australia NSW

      Marty has had an extensive 38-year business career having owned and operated local and overseas companies and has travel extensively throughout South East Asia. Positions held during this time include Managing Director and General Manager. In 2008, he left the private sector, to follow his passion to work in the NFP sector and took up the position of CEO for Scouts WA. Since then has held the roles of CEO for Scouts Victoria and National Chief Executive for Scouts Australia and is currently the Operations Manager at St John Ambulance Australia NSW. 

      Marty’s role at Scouts Australia focused on the strategic development and growth of Australia’s largest youth leadership organisation. Scouts Australia has over 70,000 members and is part of the global Scouting fraternity of 45 million members. Marty is responsible for 14 staff and online business and the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (RTO)

      Marty has served on numerous Boards and subcommittees including finance, risk management, marketing and corporate governance. He is a member of AuSAE, an Associate Fellow of the Australia Institute of Management and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

      As a recent graduate of the prestigious Sydney Leadership course Marty has continued to refine his leadership skill and understands the challenges that face many associations in today’s environment.

      His interests including sailing, camping and bike riding and he loves to travel with his family whenever they get the opportunity. 

      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.

      • 04 Oct 2017
      • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
      • Luna Park, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point NSW 2061
      • 79

      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

      • 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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