FUTURE LEADERS conference WELLINGTON 14 & 15 March

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The next generation of association leaders is already active and making a difference in the association community. AuSAE’s Future Leaders conference aims to give them/you the boost they need to realise their full potential.

The Future Leaders Conference creates a learning experience where attendees will participate in activities with the goal of:

  • Maintaining and prioritising personal balance
  • Leading and managing change
  • Enhancing skills and developing strengths in association management 
  • Learning what influences leadership
  • Connecting with peers and association professional leaders 

This conference connects emerging professionals by offering events focused on association leadership. With discussions topics to enhance their skills and increase their involvement within the association, community and the industry.

Registration Costs 

Due to our partner support we are able to offer the following registration rates
AuSAE member  $390.00 including GST
Non member $490.00 including GST

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Program - click here to download PDF - this includes a letter to justify your attendance 



Welcome, networking and refreshments



How to Present Like an Award-Winning Actor: Increase Your Presence & Influence
Greg Ward - MC & Actor



A More Productive You
Debbie Mayo-Smith, Managing Director - DebbieSpeaks



Networking and lunch



Effective Negotiating - Topic title to be confirmed
Deb Hart, Executive Director - Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand Inc 



Looking at the NFP balance sheet and other financial’s
Stephen Nicholas, Partner - Deloitte private



Team Leadership Exercise
Leadership is about vision and bringing forward knowledge gained by past mistakes.



Networking and afternoon tea



Steps you can take/tips you can use to enhance your career in our sector
Michele Walls, Director – People&co



Making the Transition from Technical to Management
Julie Hood, Business Capability Consultant - Governance and Planning - Sport NZ



Close of the day



Cocktails and Dinner 


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Good morning CEO panel - Is There Any Success-Formula as a NFP Leader
Our Good Morning CEO Panel session is an aspect of the conference where our pool of professional panelist who are eager to provide ANSWERS - Is There Any Success-Formula



Networking and refreshments



How to Elevate your Capabilities in Your Career through a Mentor
Ashley Church, Chief Executive Officer - The Property Institute



The 3P’s to Success for Boosting Organisational Value
Iain Fraser, Director - Jacobite Ltd 



Personal Vision: Becoming an Indispensable Leader
Speaker to be confirmed 



Lunch and Finish


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Accommodation / Venue

Located on Wellington's premier Oriental Parade, overlooking the stunning Wellington Harbour, Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay is the perfect base to explore the city. Merely 10 minutes away, are the city's shopping, commercial, and entertainment centre. The Te Papa Museum, Live Theatre in Courtney Place, and many of the city's finest restaurants and bars are also close to our Oriental Parade hotel.

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AuSAE Future Leaders conference 19 - Major Supporters


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