AuSAE Events - Australia and New Zealand 

From multi-day conferences with expert presenters to informal lunch meetings led by your peers, we have a variety of programs to meet help you do your job better and improve your association.

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    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 11:30 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Napier Conference Centre, Napier NZ, 16 - 18 September
    Register

    The AuSAE LINC conference organising committee is now accepting original papers and presentations that address the 2019 conference theme and focus.

    Preview Questions    APPLY TO SPEAK  

    NB: Please note that you will need to complete the entire application in one sitting. 

    Applications to speak at the 2019 Conference will close on 15 January 2019.

    This event will welcome 180 senior leaders and aspiring leaders from the New Zealand and Australian not-for-profit sector. We will be promoting this event extensively to our database of 10,000+ Association Executives across New Zealand and Australia.

    The key deliverable of all presentations at the LINC Conference is professional development and practical solutions for CEO's/ED, Membership, Communication and Event managers of New Zealand and Australia membership and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations.

    Applications must address an aspect of the conference theme and focus areas:
    Theme: Making Waves - adapting to change 

    Presentations should assist delegates to recognise these types of trends, insights and defined learning objectives  and ideas to drive successful organisational transformation to ensure organisational sustainability and growth.

    Topic Areas
    Applications should reference the conference theme (above) in conjunction with one of the following areas:

    • Membership – implemented ideas, national trends and insights
    • Projects - awards or successful campaigns you want to share  
    • Leadership - hidden secrets in the volunteer space 
    • Digital Marketing and Trends - what are your members responding to   
    • Good Governance - systems & processes for NFP's
    • Conferencing and Events - marketing initiatives and tips and tricks, CPD
    • Organisational Development - what is working for you? And want to share that will help others
    For applications intended for an audience of CEO/EO’s, senior leaders


    Presentation Format
    Applications will be considered in the first instance for workshop presentations. Duration is approximately 30 - 55 minutes, actual length will be confirmed on acceptance into the conference program. Presentations must include a planned segment of at least 15 - 20 minutes for questions and discussion with the audience.

    Selection Criteria
    Presentations must focus on the association and not-for-profit management, and/or the CEO leadership level of knowledge, and provide clear learning outcomes and practical solutions, processes or tools for delegates.
    Preference is likely to be given to applications that cover advanced knowledge, contain practical information, take-aways and tools, and that use applied or evidence-based research.

    Preview Questions    APPLY TO SPEAK  



    • 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.


    Our speaker Julie Raine will run a 2hr workshop on Power Networking with Confidence – Workshop after the AuSAE Networking Lunch in Wellington (20th November) from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.  Julie has provided a discounted offer for AuSAE members.  

    To attend the workshop please click HERE or follow the Eventbrite link below.

    Power Networking with Confidence – Workshop

    Love it or hate it? Either way you need to be confident and effective at networking to be successful in business!
    Gain tips you can put into action immediately at this Power Networking and Confidence workshop.
    How often do you find yourself talking to the same people at events? Or do you go to events hoping someone speaks to you?
    Learn:

    • How to make a lasting impression
    • How to break into different groups
    • Some tips for nervous networkers
    • What not to do!
    • How to be more confident at networking
    • How to introduce yourself and be memorable
    • Some valuable skills to build relationships and win business
    Don’t forget to bring your business cards!
    Get you tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/o/jr-talks-17961029232
    Thanks
    Julie Raine 
    Communication | Construction | Contracts

    • 21 Nov 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • ASI Yarra Boardroom, Level 22, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne
    • 13
    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
    • 3
    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, Sydney NSW 2000
    • 61
    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.

    Helen Badger, Director, National Association of Women in Construction 

    Helen is a Director of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and is the current Chair. In this role Helen provides guidance and support for the organisation to have a stronger voice in the industry while maintaining and enhancing the support for individual women. Helen advocates for the construction industry to recognise that teams that have a greater gender balance will bring greater social and economic opportunities. With Chapters in all the States and Territories Helen provides the support and guidance to extend the reach and influence of NAWIC.

    Helen is also a Director for the Australian Gender Council a newly formed organisation established to bring all groups together who are advocating for equality to present a united and National approach.

    Helen sees firsthand the challenges faced by women both at the front line and in the executive areas. Helen's approach to advocating for women is to embrace and encourage all levels of government, corporates, contractors and individuals (men and women) to create a workplace that reflects the community that we all live in.

    With strong organisational skills from her day job Helen is also able to dedicate time as a Director to the Canberra Police and Citizens Youth Club, an organisation that provides services to youths and families at risk with the aim to short circuit the pathway to crime and unemployment.

    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.

    The Women in Association Leadership Event in Sydney is proudly brought to you by Tourism New Zealand.


    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Fitzroy Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
    • 30
    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 in 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 a panel of 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.

    Penny Cornah, Executive Director, Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland

    Penny Cornah is the Executive Director of the Master Plumbers’ Association of Queensland (MPAQ).

    MPAQ is a peak industry body representing plumbing contractors throughout Queensland from sole operators to medium sized plumbing businesses through to large contracting firms.

    Penny has been employed with the Association for more than twelve years and previously held the role of Member Services Manager. Penny is well known to MPAQ members and works closely with them and the Board on the raft of issues which currently face the industry.

    Penny identifies her role as heading the organisation that is the conduit between protecting community health and the environment. Penny is a strong leader in a male dominated industry and has earned respect throughout the plumbing fraternity. She has developed strong relationships within the Queensland Government ensuring the industry’s voice is heard at the highest levels.

    Penny was appointed as a Director to Master Plumbers Australia Ltd in 2012 and was appointed as the Secretariat role for Master Plumbers Australia in 2015. Penny was appointed as a Director of QLeave in July 2016  and also the Chair of the Service Trades Council, a role in which she is humbled to be given. Penny was also appointed as a Director of Construction Skills Queensland in October 2017.  

    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.

    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Park Royal Darling Harbour Sydney, 150 Day Street, Sydney NSW 2000
    • 25
    Register

    Technology, economics, and demographics. Since the year 2000, associations have experienced a barrage of challenges that have weakened their position in the marketplace and forever altered their futures. The meaning of membership has shifted and now, more than ever, associations need to be able to prove that membership provides a return on investment to their members—especially its youngest members and prospects.

    During this full day workshop, Sarah will present on the new membership mindset, which will introduce and define characteristics of the “new and next” generations: Millennials, and Generation Z. She will discuss what associations must do to stay relevant and engage their participation. Sarah will also conduct a spotlight on best practice, focusing on associations who have successfully launched a future-focused membership or marketing strategy and the results they observed.

    Join us for this one day workshop to develop your own membership action plan so you come away ready to start expanding and future-proofing your association immediately!

    • Identify the primary obstacles preventing your association’s competitiveness and growth
    • Gain strategies and tools to curb membership turnover
    • Learn how to increase value and grow membership among younger generations
    • Gain insights into the trends and shifts likely to challenge your association in the next 5 years
    • Develop an action plan for the longevity of your association 

    The Presenter - Sarah Sladek

    Sarah Sladek is a best-selling author, speaker, and CEO. Since 2002, her life's work has been dedicated to helping organizations engage future generations of members and talent.

    As the founder and CEO of XYZ University, Sarah has grown a future-focused company comprised of generational researchers, presenters, and strategists. XYZ U has helped hundreds of organizations grow membership and reduce turnover among younger generations.

    As a leading researcher of generational insights, Sarah has authored more books and research papers on the generational topic than any other consultant. Her five books include two best-sellers for Association Management Press: The End of

    Membership As We Know It (2011), and Knowing Y (2014). Her fifth book, Talent Generation (2017), identifies the core strategies essential to engaging today’s talent. In addition to being an author, Sarah is co-founder and producer of the Millennials to Members online course, the first interactive curriculum designed to help associations develop an engaging, future-focused membership strategy.

    She’s also founder of the RockStars@Work Conference, the nation’s first business conference focused on bridging talent and leadership gaps in the workforce.

    Sarah’s expertise has been prominently featured in international media, and she has keynoted events worldwide. Backed by years of experience and supported by solid research, Sarah remains committed to helping organizations engage every generation to thrive and prosper in the new economy. 

    • 04 Dec 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • CBD Location Sydney
    • 34
    Register

    Executive Briefing (Sydney): Future of Work and Talent Generation

    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

    Welcome to the Talent Economy—a 21st century economy characterised by unprecedented innovation, connectivity, disruption, and opportunity. Unfortunately, the positive attributes of this economy have been largely overshadowed by employee turnover, skills gaps, and the struggle to simply keep up with the rapid pace of change.

    Until now, we’ve just assumed there is no other way. But Sarah Sladek proves there is another way.

    Drawing from documented workforce and talent-development research, her presentation cites numerous examples of organizations that have been capable of engaging employees in this era of disruption—what they did, why it worked, and how it’s made a difference to the organisations’ outlook and bottom line.

    Sladek proves that it’s possible to create an organisation designed to engage talent, and she will provide the audience with the guidance to do it. 

    • Gain a better understanding of what is causing employee turnover and how to resolve it
    • Learn the traits shared among the most engaging and successful organisations in existence today
    • Understand the core differences between struggling and successful companies
    • Learn how to inspire and motivate your workforce and thrive in an era of disruption 


    About the Presenter

    Sarah Sladek, CEO, XYZ University 

    Sarah Sladek is founder and CEO of XYZ University, a leading future-focused management consulting company based in the U.S. She is the author of five books. Her latest book, Talent Generation: How Visionary Organizations Are Redefining Work and Achieving Greater Success, is the result of two years of research of many of the top-performing companies in existence today boasting higher than average employee engagement. Sarah’s expertise has been prominently featured in international media and she has keynoted events worldwide.

    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 2 225 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000
    • 31
    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.

    • 06 Dec 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Stamford Plaza Melbourne, 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
    • 25
    Register

    Technology, economics, and demographics. Since the year 2000, associations have experienced a barrage of challenges that have weakened their position in the marketplace and forever altered their futures. The meaning of membership has shifted and now, more than ever, associations need to be able to prove that membership provides a return on investment to their members—especially its youngest members and prospects.

    During this full day workshop, Sarah will present on the new membership mindset, which will introduce and define characteristics of the “new and next” generations: Millennials, and Generation Z. She will discuss what associations must do to stay relevant and engage their participation. Sarah will also conduct a spotlight on best practice, focusing on associations who have successfully launched a future-focused membership or marketing strategy and the results they observed.

    Join us for this one day workshop to develop your own membership action plan so you come away ready to start expanding and future-proofing your association immediately!

    • Identify the primary obstacles preventing your association’s competitiveness and growth
    • Gain strategies and tools to curb membership turnover
    • Learn how to increase value and grow membership among younger generations
    • Gain insights into the trends and shifts likely to challenge your association in the next 5 years
    • Develop an action plan for the longevity of your association 

    The Presenter - Sarah Sladek

    Sarah Sladek is a best-selling author, speaker, and CEO. Since 2002, her life's work has been dedicated to helping organizations engage future generations of members and talent.

    As the founder and CEO of XYZ University, Sarah has grown a future-focused company comprised of generational researchers, presenters, and strategists. XYZ U has helped hundreds of organizations grow membership and reduce turnover among younger generations.

    As a leading researcher of generational insights, Sarah has authored more books and research papers on the generational topic than any other consultant. Her five books include two best-sellers for Association Management Press: The End of

    Membership As We Know It (2011), and Knowing Y (2014). Her fifth book, Talent Generation (2017), identifies the core strategies essential to engaging today’s talent. In addition to being an author, Sarah is co-founder and producer of the Millennials to Members online course, the first interactive curriculum designed to help associations develop an engaging, future-focused membership strategy.

    She’s also founder of the RockStars@Work Conference, the nation’s first business conference focused on bridging talent and leadership gaps in the workforce.

    Sarah’s expertise has been prominently featured in international media, and she has keynoted events worldwide. Backed by years of experience and supported by solid research, Sarah remains committed to helping organizations engage every generation to thrive and prosper in the new economy. 

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • CBD Location Melbourne
    • 34
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    Executive Briefing (Melbourne): Future of Work and Talent Generation

    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

    Welcome to the Talent Economy—a 21st century economy characterised by unprecedented innovation, connectivity, disruption, and opportunity. Unfortunately, the positive attributes of this economy have been largely overshadowed by employee turnover, skills gaps, and the struggle to simply keep up with the rapid pace of change.

    Until now, we’ve just assumed there is no other way. But Sarah Sladek proves there is another way.

    Drawing from documented workforce and talent-development research, her presentation cites numerous examples of organisations that have been capable of engaging employees in this era of disruption—what they did, why it worked, and how it’s made a difference to the organisations’ outlook and bottom line.

    Sladek proves that it’s possible to create an organisation designed to engage talent, and she will provide the audience with the guidance to do it. 

    • Gain a better understanding of what is causing employee turnover and how to resolve it
    • Learn the traits shared among the most engaging and successful organisations in existence today
    • Understand the core differences between struggling and successful companies
    • Learn how to inspire and motivate your workforce and thrive in an era of disruption 


    About the Presenter

    Sarah Sladek, CEO, XYZ University 

    Sarah Sladek is founder and CEO of XYZ University, a leading future-focused management consulting company based in the U.S. She is the author of five books. Her latest book, Talent Generation: How Visionary Organizations Are Redefining Work and Achieving Greater Success, is the result of two years of research of many of the top-performing companies in existence today boasting higher than average employee engagement. Sarah’s expertise has been prominently featured in international media and she has keynoted events worldwide.

    • 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
    Registration is closed

    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 Friday 9 November 2018. 

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 3:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Bluff Hill, Napier 4110
    Register

    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 2019: 
    Optional Pre-conference workshop, Association Impact and Early Arrivals Dinner

    Tuesday, 17 - conference: day one
    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
    Finishing in time for flights back to either Wellington or Auckland

    Thursday, 19 September (additional morning and cost)
    Breakthrough to Excellence - 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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