Upcoming events

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • Clarendon Room, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria 3006
    • 22
    This event is now closed for online registrations, if you are interested in attending please phone 1300 764 576 or email info@ausae.org.au

    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

    Building Great Teams and Leaders in your Association

    This presentation will give you an insight into what it takes to be a high performing team and as leaders, what you need to do to lead the way.  Our model provides a behaviour framework that empowers team members to become leaders, be accountable, and participate in open and honest reviews of performance. There are no tricks to high performance, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

    Leading Teams has been helping teams and individuals improve their performance for over 25 years.  Most known for their work in elite sport, working with teams such as the Sydney Swans, Hawthorn and the Australian Diamonds netball team, Leading Teams has a proven track record in getting teams to focus on their team dynamics, that is the way people interact and the behaviours that are modelled, rewarded and challenged.

    The Speakers

    Ray McLean, Co-Founder, Leading Teams

    Ray McLean co-founded Leading Teams in 2000 and has 27 years of experience as a leadership and management consultant. Ray began his working life as a teacher, working for 10 years in schools in regional Victoria, and holds a Bachelor of Education.

    Ray made the observation early on in his career that if a company needs to have a huge sign espousing their value to their clients, then the staff are probably not displaying those values with their actions. As Ray’s focus has always been on action not words he set about developing a model that would help teams to align the behaviours and actions with their espoused values.

    In his position at Leading Teams, Ray conducts team performance and leadership programs for professional sporting clubs and mentors a number of senior sporting executives. Ray has previously worked with the Sydney Swans, St Kilda Saints, Adelaide Crows, and Carlton Blues in the AFL; The Australian Cricket Team, Boomers and Opals (National Basketball Teams), Sydney Kings (NBL), St George Illawarra (NRL) and NSW Waratahs (Rugby Union). Ray’s current clients include Hawthorn Football Club (AFL), Australian Netball Team (The Diamonds), Newcastle Knights (NRL).


     

    • 24 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 12 400 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
    • 15
    Register

    Breakfast Briefing (Sydney): Corporate Structures 101

    Further Information

    AuSAE Breakfast Briefing events provide an exclusive environment for motivated association executives to gain insights and advice from other industry professionals. Breakfast 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

    The legal structure you choose for your organisation should meet your organisation’s needs, and allow for future development and growth of the organisation. Your organisation’s legal structure will affect its legal identity, governance structure, and reporting and compliance obligations.

    This seminar will cover:

    • What legal structures are available?
    • The advantages and disadvantages of each legal structure.
    • The legal obligations attached to each legal structure.
    • How the right legal structure can help with: mergers, restructures, social enterprises, commercial activities and risk management.

    About 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.

    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Plaza Gallery, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
    • 22
    Register

    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

    Building Great Teams and Leaders in your Association

    This presentation will give you an insight into what it takes to be a high performing team and as leaders, what you need to do to lead the way.  Our model provides a behaviour framework that empowers team members to become leaders, be accountable, and participate in open and honest reviews of performance. There are no tricks to high performance, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

    Leading Teams has been helping teams and individuals improve their performance for over 25 years.  Most known for their work in elite sport, working with teams such as the Sydney Swans, Hawthorn and the Australian Diamonds netball team, Leading Teams has a proven track record in getting teams to focus on their team dynamics, that is the way people interact and the behaviours that are modelled, rewarded and challenged.


    The Speaker

    Martine Harkin, Facilitator, Leading Teams

    Leading Teams brought Martine on board as a Partner because of her genuine, honest and straightforward approach to team dynamics.

    Martine delivers programs to a diverse range of clients across the corporate, education, not-for-profit and sporting sectors. Because of this, she has much anecdotal evidence of our Performance Improvement Program.

    Martine’s unique approach creates a pathway for effective learning that allows participants to share knowledge and challenge thinking.

    Martine established the Leading Teams Emerging Leaders Program (now called High Performance Leadership), which is an intensive five-day course for individual professional development. Her passion for developing leaders stemmed from her experience of being promoted into a leadership role without formal leadership training. Instead, Martine learnt how to be leader ‘on the job’.

    Some of Martine’s clients include Vibropile / Keller Foundations, Melbourne Real Estate, Blueprint Group, Aldi, Bicycle Network, Magpies Netball, Adviceline Injury Lawyers / Holding Redlich.


    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Gilbert Suite, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Tce, Adelaide SA 5000
    • 2
    Register

    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

    Building Great Teams and Leaders in your Association

    This presentation will give you an insight into what it takes to be a high performing team and as leaders, what you need to do to lead the way.  Our model provides a behaviour framework that empowers team members to become leaders, be accountable, and participate in open and honest reviews of performance. There are no tricks to high performance, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

    Leading Teams has been helping teams and individuals improve their performance for over 25 years.  Most known for their work in elite sport, working with teams such as the Sydney Swans, Hawthorn and the Australian Diamonds netball team, Leading Teams has a proven track record in getting teams to focus on their team dynamics, that is the way people interact and the behaviours that are modelled, rewarded and challenged.

    The Speaker

    Steve Lacy, Facilitator, Leading Teams

    Steve joined Leading Teams in 2015. He came from a facilitator role at Rising Generations, designing and facilitating leadership and character development programs in the education sector. Prior to this role, Steve was a business manager for advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi and a teacher for students with autism. Steve has completed degrees in Advertising and Marketing Communications, and Secondary Education and Teaching.

    Steve has natural leadership ability, is a gifted facilitator and is deeply passionate about seeing people and teams reach their potential and continually grow his leadership capacity. Those who know Steve will speak of his natural ability to coach and encourage people. He is known for his genuine, warm personality and love of people. He can inspire, challenge and empower and has the ability to bring people together to work in a team environment.

    Steve has worked with Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB), ALC Groote Eylandt, ALDI, Department of State Development, Dutton Motors,Hobart Reception Prison, Northern Health Network, Prince Alfred College, Ruralco, Scotch College, St George Community Housing, Thomas Foods Fresh Produce, Uniting Church and Velocity.


    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Swan Room, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road Perth WA 6000
    • 18
    Register

    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

    Building Great Teams and Leaders in your Association

    This presentation will give you an insight into what it takes to be a high performing team and as leaders, what you need to do to lead the way.  Our model provides a behaviour framework that empowers team members to become leaders, be accountable, and participate in open and honest reviews of performance. There are no tricks to high performance, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

    Leading Teams has been helping teams and individuals improve their performance for over 25 years.  Most known for their work in elite sport, working with teams such as the Sydney Swans, Hawthorn and the Australian Diamonds netball team, Leading Teams has a proven track record in getting teams to focus on their team dynamics, that is the way people interact and the behaviours that are modelled, rewarded and challenged.

    The Speaker

     Jake Bridges, Facilitator, Leading Teams

    Jake is an engaging, passionate and experienced facilitator who prides himself on his ability to relate and challenge the teams he works with. He started with Leading Teams in 2000 as an athlete facilitator while playing football with the North Ballarat Football Club. After finishing his Bachelor of Education at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University), Jake went on to work within the education system and with AFL Queensland as a Football / Development Officer.

    Jake joined the Bluearth Foundation in 2005 and worked as a Program Facilitator. This position enabled Jake to gain tremendous experience working with a variety of teams and individuals. Throughout his professional career he has linked his passion for leadership and teams by designing and facilitating programs in schools, organisations and sporting teams.

    As a facilitator, Jake’s range of clients is testament to his ability to work with ‘any given team’ and his passion to help align teams by modelling communicative strategies and building strong professional relationships. He has the ability to create strong bonds with the teams he works with through his relatable and dynamic nature, making him a highly effective facilitator.

    Jake has worked with Coliban Water, Flight Centre, Mesh and Masonry, Petstock, Commonwealth Bank, Wimmera Business Leaders, Bendigo Student Association, Ballarat Grammar School and Syncro Ice Skating Team.


    • 07 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra
    • 46
    Register

    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

    Building Great Teams and Leaders in your Association

    This presentation will give you an insight into what it takes to be a high performing team and as leaders, what you need to do to lead the way.  Our model provides a behaviour framework that empowers team members to become leaders, be accountable, and participate in open and honest reviews of performance. There are no tricks to high performance, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.

    Leading Teams has been helping teams and individuals improve their performance for over 25 years.  Most known for their work in elite sport, working with teams such as the Sydney Swans, Hawthorn and the Australian Diamonds netball team, Leading Teams has a proven track record in getting teams to focus on their team dynamics, that is the way people interact and the behaviours that are modelled, rewarded and challenged.

    The Speaker

    Tim Ferguson, Facilitator, Leading Teams

    Tim specialises in assisting organisations to grow commercially. Prior to joining Leading Teams he spent fourteen years in business development roles in the vocational education and training industry with Construction Training Australia, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce, and Gordon Institute of TAFE. Tim played a role in The Gordon becoming the most commercially successful TAFE Institute in Australia.

    Tim’s number one motivation is being part of a successful team. “There is nothing more satisfying than being part of a group that is able to use its collective strengths to overcome a challenge. In my experience, the basis of this success always comes down to honesty and accountability.”

     Tim has a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Administration from the University of Canberra, an Advanced Diploma in Business Management from the University of Ballarat, and a Diploma in Project Management from The Gordon.

    Tim has worked with Swinburne University, ConvaTec, Education Services Australia, Flexi Personnel, TAFE Queensland, Aviagen, Olikka, Anchorage Capital Partners and Staughton College.

     


    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre, level 4, Auckland
    Register

    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. Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits. You will get the opportunity to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.

    Topic - Membership Diversity - What is the Gender Diversity debate all about?
    Are men too scared to engage on the subject that is so often regarded by them as a hot potato. Or is it a case of "we just don't get it".
    What are the obstacles for men and what makes women feel excluded in a male dominated environment. What’s stopping our women leaders from reaching the
    top?

    Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.

    Speaker - Julie Raine - Immediate Response

    Julie  is a Civil Engineer, Chartered through Highways and Transportation and is a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand. She has been in the engineering industry for 30 years.

    Julie is recognised as:

    • One of New Zealand's top 50 women of achievement and:
    • Westpac women of Influence finalist for Diversity.

    Julie has learned the lessons that have allowed her to compete in a real world. She has touched the hearts and minds of countless professionals, engineers and women through her empowering workshops and presentations on working in a male dominated environment.

    Julie speaks on Diversity, Confidence, Networking, Goal Setting, Resilience and Leadership, all based on the skills she has had to master on her journey.

    NB: If AuSAE invoices you for the event, the amount paid into our NZ bank account are in NZ dollars. Credit Card payments are converted to AUD dollars.

    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online - join via your computer!

    Date: Thursday, 8th November 2018

    Time: 11:00am -12:00pm (AEST time)

    Where: Online - join via your computer!

    Presenter: Paul Ramsbottom

    Click here to register

    Topic: Perspective on CX (customer experience) for Association Executives 

    Are you confused about the increasingly common buzzwords of customer journey, personalisation, optimisation of touch points, omni-channels ….. and how this applies to a modern association? Many of these concepts are grouped into the over-arching term “customer experience” or CX. People have been grappling with the definition of customer experience for many years – for some it’s the digital experiences and interactions including websites and smart phones; for others it is a more traditional customer service experience.

    As traditional associations move from personalisation in the form of mail merges – “Dear <first_name>, your membership is due for renewal on <renewal_date>” – to a member experience where your members will proclaim “my association knows me, I feel comfortable here, I’ll be back next year”, Paul will provide an introduction to customer experience strategies for associations. Paul will focus on digital experiences - and how an optimised member experience can drive member value and loyalty.

    Presenter:

    Paul Ramsbottom, Managing Director, Advanced Solutions International

    Over the last 20+ years Paul has worked with more professional bodies, industry associations, charities and fundraisers than most people would gather in several lifetimes. He is passionate about helping Associations and Not-For-Profits reach their goals, through adopting new and innovative solutions to help them run more efficiently. He is Managing Director of ASI Asia-Pacific which has more than 600 Not-For-Profit clients in the region. Paul enjoys working everyday with great staff and great clients and is rewarded by seeing great things ASI clients using iMIS, Association Online and Donman systems do in and around the community and knowing that ASI is able to contribute to that.

    AuSAE Webcasts

    These webcasts are sponsored by our friends over at Redback Conferencing. To find out more about how you can host your own webcasts and online meetings, visit Redback Conferencing's website or contact Miranda Walker on +61 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 Webcast archive page to watch previous webcast recordings online at their leisure.

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, 14/145 Ann Street, Brisbane City, 4000
    • 30
    Register

    Breakfast Briefing (Brisbane): Governance or Director Duties

    Further Information

    AuSAE Breakfast Briefing events provide an exclusive environment for motivated association executives to gain insights and advice from other industry professionals. Breakfast 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

    Good corporate governance is vital to every organisation. The directors or committee members of your organisation are an essential component of good corporate governance as they are the main decision makers of your organisation.

    This seminar will cover:

    • The concept of corporate governance.
    • Overview of the current framework of corporate governance and the duties of directors and other officers-  Who is subject to duties? To whom are duties owed? What are those duties?
    • The role of ASIC, the ACNC and state regulators in enforcing directors’ duties.

    About 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.

    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Lion Harbourview Rm, Michael Fowler Centre, VENUES WELLINGTON
    Register

    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. Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits. You will get the opportunity to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.


    Topic - Membership Diversity - What is the Gender Diversity debate all about?
    Are men too scared to engage on the subject that is so often regarded by them as a hot potato. Or is it a case of "we just don't get it".
    What are the obstacles for men and what makes women feel excluded in a male
    dominated environment. What’s stopping our women leaders from reaching the
    top?

    Attending this AuSAE event is also a great opportunity to connect with leaders from associations, charities and other not-for-profits to discuss current workplace challenges and other issues of importance.

    Speaker - Julie Raine - Immediate Response

    Julie  is a Civil Engineer, Chartered through Highways and Transportation and is a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand. She has been in the engineering industry for 30 years.

    Julie is recognised as:

    • One of New Zealand's top 50 women of achievement and:
    • Westpac women of Influence finalist for Diversity.

    Julie has learned the lessons that have allowed her to compete in a real world. She has touched the hearts and minds of countless professionals, engineers and women through her empowering workshops and presentations on working in a male dominated environment.

    Julie speaks on Diversity, Confidence, Networking, Goal Setting, Resilience and Leadership, all based on the skills she has had to master on her journey.

    NB: If AuSAE invoices you for the event, the amount paid into our NZ bank account are in NZ dollars. Credit Card payments are converted to AUD dollars.


    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • ASI Yarra Boardroom, Level 22, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne
    • 27
    Register

    Workshop (Melbourne) - The Power of Prediction

    Further Information

    This AuSAE event provides an exclusive environment for motivated association executives to gain insights and advice from other industry professionals. This event enables members to raise and discuss critical issues affecting industry and network with other professionals from the not-for-profit sector.

    The Topic

    Engagement tracking/scoring is currently a ‘hot’ topic for many association executives. But just scoring a member’s historical involvement may be ‘too little, too late’ for many organisations. What if it was possible to accurately predict (using data you already have available) - a member’s future engagement? For progressive organisations, ‘big data’ analytics and predictive modelling techniques and technology are emerging as the ‘next big thing’. At this interactive workshop, Paul will share his insights on how advanced technology - originally only accessible to Fortune 500 size companies – is today enabling membership based organisations like yours to develop predictive models of member behaviour that can be applied across the entire organisation – to predict not just member engagement and satisfaction, but to also provide more accurate forecasts for individual member renewals, event registrations, course enrolments, product purchases, committee involvement, and other key association specific activities.

    Case studies from leading associations from around the world will be used as well as hands-on exercises to help you understand the full potential and the power of prediction.

    About the Presenter

    Paul Ramsbottom

    Managing Director - Advanced Solutions International (Asia Pacific)

    Over the last 20+ years Paul has worked with more professional bodies, industry associations, charities and fundraisers than most people would gather in several lifetimes. He is passionate about helping Associations and Not-For-Profits reach their goals, through adopting new and innovative solutions to help them run more efficiently. He is Managing Director of ASI Asia-Pacific which has more than 600 Not-For-Profit clients in the region. Paul enjoys working everyday with great staff and great clients and is rewarded by seeing great things ASI clients using iMIS, Association Online and Donman systems do in and around the community and knowing that ASI is able to contribute to that.

    • 22 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 12 400 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
    • 35
    Register

    Breakfast Briefing (Sydney): Governance or Director Duties

    Further Information

    AuSAE Breakfast Briefing events provide an exclusive environment for motivated association executives to gain insights and advice from other industry professionals. Breakfast 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

    Good corporate governance is vital to every organisation. The directors or committee members of your organisation are an essential component of good corporate governance as they are the main decision makers of your organisation.

    This seminar will cover:

    • The concept of corporate governance.
    • Overview of the current framework of corporate governance and the duties of directors and other officers-  Who is subject to duties? To whom are duties owed? What are those duties?
    • The role of ASIC, the ACNC and state regulators in enforcing directors’ duties.

    About 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.

    • 26 Nov 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • The Langham Sydney, 89-113 Kent Street, Millers Point NSW 2000
    • 98
    Register

    Women in Association Leadership #WIAL - Sydney

    AuSAE are proud to bring back Women in Association Leadership #WIAL for 2018, after a successful launch last year. The networking series provides a platform to showcase and celebrate women in leadership who have led the way.

    With no other event like this for our association leaders in the marketplace, we are delighted to bring like-minded women together to build support networks and develop professional and personal skills.

    Our two inaugural events held in 2017 were an overwhelming success selling out in both Melbourne and Brisbane.

    The theme for the 2018 series is women leading in traditionally male led industries with events being held in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

    Each event will welcome three inspiring women, who will share their journeys, challenges and advice in a facilitated and interactive discussion. 

    Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder, GirlBoss New Zealand

    Alexia is 19-years-old and has just finished high-school, yet her love of women’s empowerment has led her to a level of influence well beyond her years.

    At 16, Alexia founded GirlBoss NZ (www.girlboss.nz)  an organisation which encourages young women to embrace STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), Leadership and Entrepreneurship. GirlBoss is New Zealand’s second largest young women's network with over 9000 passionate school aged nationwide. In Australia, our youth led  Brisbane based chapter, Changemakeher, has been creating dynamic events to empower women since 2017.

    At 18, Alexia was selected by the US Embassy and NASA to seek new stars and planets on the NASA SOFIA mission

    Alexia’s passion for gender equity is why she was named a Top 30 Global Teen Leader Young Leader and the most influential New Zealand woman under the age of 25 at the 2016 Westpac Women of Influence Awards .

    In July, Alexia was received a Queen’s Young Leader medal for services to the commonwealth from Her Majesty, the Queen. At 19, Alexia is the youngest Commonwealth Citizen to hold this title.

    Amelia Hodge, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Property Institute

    Amelia is the CEO of the Australian Property Institute and has enjoyed a senior executive career spanning some 25 years, with her depth of experience driving successful outcomes across a range of sectors, projects and industries.
    She has held CEO, executive and project roles with the Qld Law Society, Origin Energy, Powerlink Queensland, the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority and Coffey Commercial Advisory, following her legal career in the property sector.
    Amelia currently sits as an independent representative on the Council for the Order of Australia. She has held Non Executive Directorships with Transmax, the Gladstone Water Board, Lexon Insurance, 3rd Space and Artisan Qld, has chaired board audit and risk committees and sits on the advisory board of tech startup LawAdvisor.    On behalf of the Qld Office for Woman, Amelia also sat on the Great Artesian Basin Advisory Council.

    Amelia holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Certificate in Property Economics from Queensland University of Technology and has undertaken the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Infrastructure in the Market Economy programme. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is mother to 20 year old Isobel and 19 year old Oscar.

    Final speaker to be announced very soon!


    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.

    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Fitzroy Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
    • 23
    Register

    Women in Association Leadership #WIAL - Melbourne

    AuSAE are proud to bring back Women in Association Leadership #WIAL for 2018, after a successful launch last year. The networking series provides a platform to showcase and celebrate women in leadership who have led the way.

    With no other event like this for our association leaders in the marketplace, we are delighted to bring like-minded women together to build support networks and develop professional and personal skills.

    Our two inaugural events held in 2017 were an overwhelming success selling out in both Melbourne and Brisbane.

    The theme for the 2018 series is women leading in traditionally male led industries with events being held in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

    Each event will welcome three inspiring women, who will share their journeys, challenges and advice in a facilitated and interactive discussion. 

    Hon Trish White, President, Engineers Australia

    Trish is National President and Chair of the Board of Engineers Australia.  A professional company director, she serves on the boards of CHL group of companies and chairs boards in the insurance, property, manufacturing and university sectors. As an executive director of professional services and business advisory firm, Slingsby Taylor, she provides business advisory services to boards and executives of both commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

    Formerly, Trish was Executive Strategic Advisor for WorleyParsons Ltd, working in the global resources and energy industries. That followed a career as a cabinet minister in the South Australian government, where she served in the infrastructure, development, transport, science and education portfolios.

    Previously, her career had been in applied research with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Prior to that, she managed national infrastructure projects in Canberra. Trish is an experienced professional company director, having served on the boards of several large Australian companies. She is a Fellow of the College for Leadership and Management and the AICD.


    Denita Wawn, Chief Executive Officer, Master Builders Australia 

    Denita is one of Australia's leading industry and business advocates and the first female CEO of Master Builders is its 127 years history. Denita's has a wealth of experience from more than 20 years at the forefront of public policy advocacy and politics.

    From 2012-2016 Denita was CEO of the Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand where her duties included representing the interests of multinational companies to federal and state policy makers and regulators. Her acheivements included a highly successful reputational change strategy for the organisation at a national and international levels.

    For more than a decade's Denita led industrial relations policy and advocacy for major industries as General Manager Workplace & Corporate Relations at the National Farmers Federation (NFF) and as National Manager Workplace Relations at the Australian Hotels Associations (AHA). She also served as Executive Director of the AHA's Tasmanian Branch. 

    Denita's corporate governance experience includes roles as Chair of the Worldwide Brewers Alliance and the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) Scheme and as director of Hostplus industry superannuation fund. 

    Denita was born and educated in Hobart, Tasmania, undertaking a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Tasmania.

    Sarah Styles, Head of Female Engagement, Cricket Australia  

    Sarah Styles is the Head of Female Engagement for Cricket Australia, responsible for driving the greater involvement and inclusion of women and girls as players, athletes, fans and employees. Significant progress is already being made, most notably the transformation and professionalisation of women’s elite cricket, rapid increases in the number of women and girls playing cricket, and the KFC Big Bash League’s gender-balanced crowds. In addition, each major initiative is being matched by countless seen and unseen changes to ensure cricket is genuinely 'A Sport for All'.

    Prior to joining Cricket Australia, Sarah's background was in investment banking and corporate advisory roles, largely with Macquarie, working in mergers and acquisitions, before joining Medibank ahead of its IPO. An unexpected offer led to her making the move next to the MCG in late 2014, stepping into the newly created Head of Female Engagement role.

    With her husband, former golf professional Ben Styles, Sarah is also the owner of industry disruptor X-Golf, the largest network of golf simulation centres in Australia and New Zealand.


    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 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101
    Register

    Women in Association Leadership #WIAL - Brisbane

    AuSAE are proud to bring back Women in Association Leadership #WIAL for 2018, after a successful launch last year. The networking series provides a platform to showcase and celebrate women in leadership who have led the way.

    With no other event like this for our association leaders in the marketplace, we are delighted to bring like-minded women together to build support networks and develop professional and personal skills.

    Our two inaugural events held in 2017 were an overwhelming success selling out in both Melbourne and Brisbane.

    The theme for the 2018 series is women leading in traditionally male led industries with events being held in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

    Each event will welcome three inspiring women, who will share their journeys, challenges and advice in a facilitated and interactive discussion. 

    Antonia Mercorella, Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Institute of Queensland

    Antonia Mercorella is the CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland – the first woman in its 100-year history and the youngest person to take on the role.

    Antonia is a solicitor specialising in property law and has previously been the General Counsel for the REIQ and prior to that, General Counsel for the REISA.

    Antonia and the REIQ played an instrumental role in the introduction of new legislation governing real estate agents, the Property Occupations Act, which has significantly improved life for property practitioners and real estate consumers in Queensland.

    At times unconventional, Antonia’s education includes a Bachelor of Educational Theatre and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Adelaide.

    Her background includes marketing roles with the State Theatre Company of South Australia and a range of senior legal positions in both private practice and in-house roles.

    She is the mother of two very lively young boys and lives with her husband, also a solicitor, in Brisbane.

    Mell Greenall, Executive Director QLD,  Australian Institute of Architects

    Mell Greenall is the current Executive Director of the Queensland chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.  With a Bachelor of Science, Sustainability and a Masters in Business Administration she  works closely with the Institutes members in the areas of advocacy and engagement. Mell is currently holding positions on numerous State government advisory panels and reference groups driving industry reform across the construction sector. Non conforming building products has been an area of focus, including the impacts of on legislation, insurance and industry confidence.

    With a strong career history in industry organisations and government advocacy Mell recognizes the importance of active participation in legislative reform and policy development that can have significant impacts on professionals and their livelihoods. She is a firm believer in the significant role industry bodies can play in advocating for members at both state and federal levels. Her career is also supported by 10 years contract management in the energy sector ensuring a strong commercial mindset towards driving growth and sustainable business practices.

    Hon Trish White, President, Engineers Australia

    Trish is National President and Chair of the Board of Engineers Australia.  A professional company director, she serves on the boards of CHL group of companies and chairs boards in the insurance, property, manufacturing and university sectors. As an executive director of professional services and business advisory firm, Slingsby Taylor, she provides business advisory services to boards and executives of both commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

    Formerly, Trish was Executive Strategic Advisor for WorleyParsons Ltd, working in the global resources and energy industries. That followed a career as a cabinet minister in the South Australian government, where she served in the infrastructure, development, transport, science and education portfolios.

    Previously, her career had been in applied research with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Prior to that, she managed national infrastructure projects in Canberra. Trish is an experienced professional company director, having served on the boards of several large Australian companies. She is a Fellow of the College for Leadership and Management and the AICD.

    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.
    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 2 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000
    • 35
    Register

    Executive Briefing (Perth): Social Enterprises

    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

    Around the world, social enterprise businesses are on the rise. The social enterprise model combines commercial approaches with social purpose to achieve scalable impact for businesses, innovation and financial sustainability for not-for-profit organisations.

    This seminar will cover:

    • Current trends in the social enterprise sector.
    • Problems for social enterprises in Australia.
    • Overseas developments.
    • Legal structures.
    • Commercialising existing operations.

    About 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.

    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 12 400 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
    • 35
    Register

    Executive Briefing (Sydney): Social Enterprises

    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

    Around the world, social enterprise businesses are on the rise. The social enterprise model combines commercial approaches with social purpose to achieve scalable impact for businesses, innovation and financial sustainability for not-for-profit organisations.

    This seminar will cover:

    • Current trends in the social enterprise sector.
    • Problems for social enterprises in Australia.
    • Overseas developments.
    • Legal structures.
    • Commercialising existing operations.

    About 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.

    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online - join via your computer!

    Date: Thursday, 13th December 2018

    Time: 11:00am -12:00pm (AEST time)

    Where: Online - join via your computer!

    Presenter: Paul Ramsbottom

    Click here to register

    Topic: The Power of Prediction

    Engagement scoring is currently a ‘hot’ topic for many association executives.  But just scoring a member’s historical involvement may be ‘too little, too late’ for many organisations.   What if it was possible to accurately predict (using data you already have available) - a member’s future engagement?  For progressive organisations, ‘big data’ analytics and predictive modelling techniques and technology are emerging as the ‘next big thing’.  At this webcast, Paul will share his insights on how advanced technology - originally only accessible to Fortune 500 size companies – is today enabling membership-based organisations like yours to develop predictive models of member behaviour that can be applied across the entire organisation – to predict not just member engagement and satisfaction, but to also provide more accurate forecasts for individual member renewals, event registrations, course enrolments, product purchases, committee involvement, and other key association specific activities.

    Case studies from leading associations from around the world will be used to help introduce you to full potential and the power of prediction.

    Presenter:

    Paul Ramsbottom, Managing Director, Advanced Solutions International

    Engagement scoring is currently a ‘hot’ topic for many association executives. But just scoring a member’s historical involvement may be ‘too little, too late’ for many organisations. What if it was possible to accurately predict (using data you already have available) - a member’s future engagement? For progressive organisations, ‘big data’ analytics and predictive modelling techniques and technology are emerging as the ‘next big thing’. At this webcast, Paul will share his insights on how advanced technology - originally only accessible to Fortune 500 size companies – is today enabling membership-based organisations like yours to develop predictive models of member behaviour that can be applied across the entire organisation – to predict not just member engagement and satisfaction, but to also provide more accurate forecasts for individual member renewals, event registrations, course enrolments, product purchases, committee involvement, and other key association specific activities.

    Case studies from leading associations from around the world will be used to help introduce you to full potential and the power of prediction.

    AuSAE Webcasts

    These webcasts are sponsored by our friends over at Redback Conferencing. To find out more about how you can host your own webcasts and online meetings, visit Redback Conferencing's website or contact Miranda Walker on +61 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 Webcast archive page to watch previous webcast recordings online at their leisure.

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 13 Jun 2019
    • Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    ACE 2019 Super Early Bird

    The 2019 AuSAE Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) has just been announced to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from June 11-13 2019. The theme for next years conference is Upholding Tradition, Embracing The Future.

    For the people that have expressed their interest, AuSAE are offering a special super early bird rate. As a thank you for your support, the super early bird rate to attend the conference in its entirety is $500 + GST.

    Registrations are now open until Thursday 2 August 2018. 

    • 16 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Grand Millennium Auckland, 71 Mayoral Dr, Auckland (CBD), New Zealand
    Register


    PLUS Pre-conference Workshop and Dinner

    The AuSAE LINC 19 Conference and Exhibition brings together inspiring ideas from the not-for-profit and corporate sectors in one event.

    MONDAY, 16 September 

    • Optional Pre-conference workshop, Association Impact (details to follow) and Early Arrivals Dinner
    Tuesday, 17  
    • First day of conference starting at 10:30 AM (to coincide with the morning Wellington and Auckland flights into Hawke's Bay)
    • AuSAE Conference dinner
    Wednesday, 18 
    • Conference Day two
    Thursday, 19 September (additional day and cost)
    • Morning wine tour with lunch and guest speaker 

    More than 25 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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