Sunday 8 November 2020
2:00 - 4:30 pm
6:15 - 9:00 pm
Monday 9 November
Registration open, Conference First Timer / Solo Participant Meet Up Networking Morning Tea
NETWORKING & Refreshments
First Time & Emerging CEOs: Key Responsibilities
Group Session, Working together to change perception in Health and Safety in our Sectors - Splitting Industry Sectors. Philip Aldridge, Executive Director and Mike O’Brien, Independent Chair of Health and Safety Association of NZ (HASANZ)
LUNCH & Networking
Networking & Refreshments
Association Conference / Event Organiser Certification
Closing + Keynote - Vulnerability Is Your Leadership Superpower, Greg Ward, Speaker
NETWORKING DRINKS - Rebuilding our sector with the exhibitors - Open to all association staff - including staff that aren’t attending the conference
6:30 - 9:30 pm
CONFERENCE DINNER - THE WELLINGTON EXPERIENCE SOUTHERN CROSS
Tuesday 10 November
AuSAE Town-hall - Join our AuSAE Board & GM NZ Brett Jeffery as they review the accomplishments of 2020. What lies ahead in 2021. We’ll have an open, candid discussion, bring your questions
Social Impact Keynote Address: Accepting Responsibility On Who You Are, Peter loft, Co-Founder & Honorary Life Member of Achilles International NZ
NETWORKING & Refreshments
Adoption of a Code of Conduct, Terry Copeland, CEO Federated Farmers of NZ
LUNCH & Refreshments
Lightening Talks, What have we done to make our organisation more diverse after COVID-19, Three association executives then Q&A
Keynote Address, Governance, Culture and Leadership, Speaker to be confirmed
Conference Program Information
, Commissioner for NZ National Commission for UNESCOThe Honour and Burden of Representation, Vanisa Dhiru
As a first time CEO one may strive to anticipate what comes with the title, the role and the territory. Having the ultimate responsibility within an organisation may either be embraced or carefully chartered. Join Elise Adams, First time CEO of New Zealand School Trustees Association as she shares her journey after her first year in the role. The insights, the highlights and of course the learnings.
Elise Adams was appointed to CEO of NZSTA on 31 July 2019. Having been a school trustee for 18 years, being CEO at NZSTA was a goal for Elise as she continued to develop herself and her career. Prior to joining NZSTA, Elise was interim CEO at the New Zealand Veterinary Association where she was originally appointed as Head of Business and Support Services. Prior to her 5 years in the Association sector, Elise was Operations Manager for Huia Publishers (9 years) following a 17 year career in the public sector including Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Education and the Tertiary and Secondary Education Sectors.
Procurement Process: Technology Solutions that Supports Strategy, Chad Stewart, Founder, Sr. Software Adviser, SmartThoughts
Chad Stewart is a professional software buyer and software technology advisor. He has helped hundreds of organizations save time and eliminate risk by making smarter software technology decisions. Chad's passion is helping improve operational success with the technology that is best suited to his client's needs.
, Director, Deborah Hart consulting
Deborah Hart: Over the past decade Deborah has been executive director of the membership organisation, the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand. On her watch the modest not-for-profit doubled its size, successfully lobbied for law changes on several fronts and became a national byword for professional excellence in dispute resolution. She is now the part-time Director of another membership body whose reason for existence is to lobby, that’s the smokefree lobby group, ASH.Deborah is also a Panel Member of the Human Rights Review Tribunal, the chair of the board of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand and on the board of DocEdge. She is also undertaking the review of the New Zealand Bar Association and undertook the review of the Banking Ombudsman Scheme. Mum to 3 adult boys, Deborah lives in Auckland with her partner, John Walton, as well as Falafel the Wonder Cat and Sheeba – a Portuguese Water Dog. In her spare time, reads, hikes and cooks, and hangs out with family and friends.
Risk Management is something we are all told we should "do" in our organisations but what is Risk Management & how can we actually embrace Risk Management in a practical, real world way.
Barry Baker is an Advisory Partner at Grant Thornton and specialises in working with Membership organisations.
Membership Revolution: Cultivate a Vibrant Online Community Heather McNair, Chief Community Officer, Higher Logic
Heather McNair is Chief Community Officer at Higher Logic, a software company that takes a data-driven approach to engagement. She leads the Applied Research Team, which studies behavior patterns on thousands of communities to create data-backed engagement strategies and user experience improvements in a field largely driven by anecdotal evidence. A pioneer in the industry, Heather has over 13 years of experience in building and launching successful communities. She’s developed many of the techniques and best practices Higher Logic uses today, and has been a champion of an emerging customer success model that elevates community to a keystone of the customer experience and a conduit for deeper customer engagement.
Marie-Claire Andrews a business development, sales and capital-raising specialist having run my own and other people's businesses. Prior to SmartShow, most recently I was the establishment General Manager of the Wellington (New Zealand's capital) angel investment network and my 'girl geek' status was confirmed when I was appointed as chair of Unlimited Potential, New Zealand's leading technology business network, in 2006, a position I held for two years. I have been interested in the potential for technology to shape meetings and events since my involvement with Virtual Expos NZ established in 2007.
I've also owned a sales/business development consultancy, started and sold a café, managed sales for an enterprise software company in Wellington, established a government project office and founded a tech-startup which funded my Philosophy degree.
Vaughan Granier has over 24 years’ experience in international human resources, health and safety, and workplace relations management. With over 10 years working in New Zealand and Australian companies, he provides in-depth support to leadership teams across all areas of HR, Health and Safety, and employee management.
Embracing virtual and hybrid meeting
Jan Tonkin, Managing Director, The Conference Company, Chair of the Training Academy, IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) Jan founded The Conference Company in 1990 and today is the hands-on managing director of the busy company which has offices in Auckland and Sydney. Her team organises meetings of all shapes and sizes throughout Australasia and beyond, with particular expertise in association conferences and their exhibitions, government meetings and awards programmes. Her other hat is that of leader in the international meetings world. She is a former President of IAPCO, the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers and chairs the Association’s Training Academy.
Detecting Deception. Trevor Slater. FRI, Chief Operating Officer, Resolution Institute
Trevor Slater is a highly qualified and experienced commercial mediator, negotiator and experienced trainer. He holds a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from La Trobe University and a Diploma of Business – Frontline Management from the Australian Institute of Management.
Terri van Schooten, CEO, Verve I’m a highly skilled business manager with extensive experience in building engaged communities, stakeholder engagement and developing partnerships. I’ve worked for membership organisations in leadership, advisory and governance roles. My focus is to deliver value to members through digital and live engagement and develop consistent revenue streams. Alongside my consulting work I manage the creative agency – Verve. Founded over 20 years ago, we help organisations achieve their goals through creative event strategy and innovative experience design – and then we make it happen!