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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    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • Online
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    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Mills Oakley, Level 2, 225 Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
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    Executive Briefing (Perth): Your Constitution - An Asset or Hindrance?

    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


    Is your current constitution an asset to your organisation, or a hindrance? Does it help your organisation to be effective, efficient and stakeholder centric, or does it stifle your operations and your ability to innovate?

    This session on constitutions will cover the following issues:

    • Does your constitution take advantage of those aspects of the law which simplify operations?
    • Does your constitution allow you to manage risk effectively?
    • Is your constitution stakeholder centric?
    • Does your constitution reflect the best of modern governance practices?
    • A brief discussion on ancillary documents, such as by-laws, codes of practice/conduct, charters and policies

    About the Presenter


    Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley 

    Vera heads up the Sydney Not-For-Profit & Social Enterprise team at Mills Oakley Law Firm. Acting for numerous charities, religious and not-for-profit organisations, Vera has over 25 years experience in the legal profession. In her work, Vera is well recognised for her expertise in assisting clients with governance and fundraising issues, restructuring and mergers and regularly advises on constitutions and ACNC/ATO endorsements.

    Vera has written several academic works, including a chapter within ‘Charity Law’ (2012, 2016 and 2018) published by Thompson Reuters.

    Vera further edits the Clubs & Societies title in the Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, and reviewed the Community Care and Service regulatory compliance module for LexisNexis, covering such topics as the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and community housing.

    Vera sits on numerous charity boards, associations and committees including the ACNC Professional User Group, the Community and Consumer Consultative Group, Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW and The Eric Dare Foundation.


    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online - join via your computer!

    Topic: Successful Member Onboarding Campaigns

    Join ASI’s Paul Ramsbottom for a quick fire session to learn how a clear and engaging onboarding strategy can be your best member retention tool.  Paul will provide practical advice that you can put to use straight away and share valuable case studies from leading associations.

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    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 Connect. To find out more about how you can host your own webcasts and online meetings, visit Redback Connect's website or contact Sara Gonzalez on +61 02 8014 5153.



    AuSAE Webinar Access

    Please note that while AuSAE webinars are open to the public, only AuSAE members will receive access to the Webinar recording post event. 

    • 03 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243 Northbourne Ave, Lyneham ACT 2612

    Workshop (Canberra) - Speaking with Impact

    This is a day that will change your life. It’s a big statement, but the thought of public speaking can create intense fear and mental anguish. Some people even have cringe-worthy memories of public speaking gone wrong. Cam Sullings can change all that.

    Canberra Business Chamber, the voice of business in Canberra, and AuSAE, the home of association professionals, have partnered to present a public speaking training session that’s specially developed for association and NFP executives. It will give you the confidence to speak to the media, and at conferences, seminars, member events and more.

    This is a small group coaching session that will include practical tasks, exercises and guidance to help you:

    • Manage nervousness and speaking anxiety
    • Remove shallow breathing before you begin your presentation
    • Use of voice and body language
    • Engage the audience from your first words
    • Structure your content, including the use of storytelling
    • Learn best practice microphone techniques and advice on content and use of AV
    • Know what to do when you arrive at your speaking venue

    This public speaking training session is not about sitting back and taking notes. It’s interactive, practical and fun. Participants are encouraged to ask as many questions as possible, and to learn from Cam’'s three decades of presenting experience. 

    PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    About the Presenter

    Cam Sullings

    Public Speaking Trainer, MC, Presenter

    With almost 30 years’ experience Cam Sullings is a long-time radio, television and online presenter in Canberra. Between the year 2000 and 2013, Cam presented breakfast radio and day time shows on Hit104.7 and Mix106.3. As a permanent weekend announcer, he continues to present the Top 10 Things to do in Canberra and a local Real Estate Show each Saturday morning on Mix106.3.

    Cam is also the on-screen presenter and ground announcer at Canberra Raiders home matches. He is one of Canberra’s leading corporate hosts, presenting to Prime Ministers, heads of state, business and government leaders. He hosts awards ceremonies, industry occasions, outdoor and community festivals and ‘for purpose’ events.

    Along with overseeing a small ACT Government program through the Canberra Business Chamber, Cam manages his business, Presenting Cam Sullings. This is a consultancy service that combines his presenting roles with public speaking tuition for CEO’s and executives.

    Cam has successfully coached federal and ACT government executives, CEO’s and managers looking to improve their communication skills.


    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Moda Events, Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton QLD 4007
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    AuSAE Partner Event: Not-for-Profit Governance Forum (Brisbane)

    Join us for the Not-for-Profit Governance Forum to explore your compliance, reporting and legal obligations, and how to collaborate for success. You’ll have an exciting opportunity to discuss your privacy obligations with experts before we hit you with a hypothetical cyber-attack.

    You’ll leave this conference with insights from leading experts about how to manage your obligations and benefit from successful partnerships. This is a not to miss event full of great insight on how to manage your obligations and benefit from successful partnerships.

    Who should attend?

    • Directors
    • General Managers
    • Chief Executive Officers
    • Chief Financial Officers
    • Chief Risk Officers
    • Governance professionals

    Key insights

    • Provide an update on compliance and reporting
    • Learn the legal requirements in looking after your volunteers
    • Explore emerging trends and compliance
    • Understand your privacy obligations Get insight on how to collaborate for success

    Speaker highlights

    • Lex Burke, FTS Senior Manager, Clayton Utz
    • Chris Courtis, FTS Manager, Clayton Utz
    • Louise Finegan, Association Secretary, Surf Life Saving Queensland
    • The Hon Dr Gary Johns, Commissioner, ACNC
    • David Morgan, National Leader, PKF Integrity
    • Joanne Redburn GIA(Cert), Legal Practitioner Director, NFP Lawyers
    • Chris Skelton FGIA, Director, NFP Accountants
    • Lesley Symons, Special Counsel, GRT Lawyers
    • Geoff Walshaw FGIA, CFO & Company Secretary, yourtown
    Program includes
    • Focus session: Panel: NFP regulators: an update on compliance and reporting
    • Focus Session: Looking after volunteers: a legal perspective • Panel Discussion: Fundraising: emerging trends and compliance
    • Presentation: Cyber Security: understanding your privacy obligations
    • Panel discussion: Collaborations: structuring for success

    View the program here


    • 10 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Advanced Solutions International, Level 22, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne
    • 27
    Register

    Executive Briefing (Melbourne): Mapping Your Member Journeys

    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

    Have you mapped your member journeys?  Have you got formalised, written down member journeys?  At our recent briefings on ‘Using Technology to Support Your Member Journeys’ we discovered many associations don’t have their member journeys mapped.  At this session we’ll cover why it’s important to map your member journeys and how you can get started in creating it.

    What you'll learn:

    • why mapping your member journeys is critical 
    • how to get started creating formalised, written member journeys
    • tracking and measuring the execution of member journey maps

    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 Not-For-Profits and Associations 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.


    • 11 Oct 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Swissotel Sydney, 68 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000
    Register

    AuSAE Partner Event: Not-for-Profit Governance Forum (Sydney)

    Join us for the Not-for-Profit Governance Forum to explore your compliance, reporting and legal obligations, and how to collaborate for success. You’ll have an exciting opportunity to discuss your privacy obligations with experts before we hit you with a hypothetical cyber-attack.

    You’ll leave this conference with insights from leading experts about to manage your obligations and benefit from successful partnerships

    Who should attend?

    • Directors
    • General Managers
    • Chief Executive Officers
    • Chief Financial Officers
    • Chief Risk Officers
    • Governance professionals

    Key insights

    • Gain updates on compliance and reporting – what is this
    • Learn the legal requirements in looking after your volunteers
    • Understand your privacy obligation

    SPEAKER

    The Hon Dr Gary Johns

    The Hon Dr Gary Johns took up the role of Commissioner following a long and varied career in public service and policy advice, including as the author or editor of eight books on public policy. He was an inaugural board member of Volunteers Australia, a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Community Partnership, and the committee to design the Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

    Gary was a member of the House of Representatives from 1987-1996 and served variously as Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, and Special Minister of State and Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations. He served as an Associate Commissioner of the Commonwealth Productivity Commission 2002-2004.

    He received the Centenary Medal in 2001 and the Fulbright Professional Award in Australian-United States Alliance Studies in 2002, which was served at Georgetown University, Washington DC.

    He was Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, senior consultant with ACIL Tasman, Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University, and Visiting Fellow at QUT Business School.

    View program snapshot here


    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
    • 68
    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 CEO's 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


    Leading through Change - DETAILS COMING SOON!

    The Speaker


    Jacqueline Kelly

    Independent Company Director, Accomplished CEO, Experienced C-Suite Executive


    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Aotea Centre Auckand, Queen St, Auckland, 1010
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    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 and speaker  - To be confirmed 

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online - join via your computer!

    Changes to Privacy Laws Relevant to Not-for-Profits


    There have been several changes to privacy laws in the recent years, as relevant to not-for-profits. The most significant of these changes have been the introduction of the notifiable data breaches scheme, as well as the EU General Data Protection Regulation and further legislative changes being proposed in 2019. If you work in the not-for-profit sector and wish to gain a better understanding of how these changes could affect your organisation, then this session will be relevant for you.

    This session on privacy will cover the following issues:

    • Does the notifiable data breaches scheme affect your organisation?
    • If so, what steps should your organisation be taking to comply?
    • Does the EU General Data Protection Regulation affect your organisation?
    • What legislative changes have been proposed to privacy law in 2019?
    • Case studies of how the new schemes can affect not-for-profits.

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    Presenter

    John Vaughan Williams, Associate Not-for-Profit,  Mills Oakley Lawyers


    John is an associate with a background in the not-for-profit sector, and has a specialised knowledge of the legal issues relating to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

    John is a published author on charity law in Volume 37, No 1 (2016) of the Adelaide Law Review, and has presented for both the Australasian Society of Association Executives and the Associations Forum on legal issues relevant to not-for-profit law. He was also a witness in the public hearings on the Senate’s Select Committee on Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century, to provide his legal expertise in charitable fundraising law.

    John has experience in advising charities and not-for-profits and also private clients across a range of areas including:

    • Tax endorsements and concessions;
    • Bequests and estates;
    • Property law;
    • Fundraising licences;
    • Governance and structural issues; and
    • Agreements with external entities.

    AuSAE Webcasts

    These webcasts are sponsored by our friends over at Redback Connect. To find out more about how you can host your own webcasts and online meetings, visit Redback Connect's website or contact Sara Gonzalez on +61 02 8014 5153.



    AuSAE Webinar Access

    Please note that while AuSAE webinars are open to the public, only AuSAE members are able to access the Webcast recording post event.

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • Courtyard Room, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria 3006
    • 58
    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 and share a meal with other CEO's and senior management professionals from associations and other non-profit organisations. Ample opportunity will be given for you to discuss issues and network with others.


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    This event is proudly supported by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, our Venue Partner.


    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Luna Park Sydney, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point NSW 2061
    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 CEO's 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.


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    • 29 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:30)
    • Gilbert Suite, Adelaide Convention Centre, North Tce, Adelaide SA 5000
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    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 CEO's 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.

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    • 30 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra
    • 69
    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.

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    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Michael Fowler Centre, VENUES WELLINGTON
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    The Association Compliance Symposium is the premiere event for senior-level association executives who need to stay up to date on compliance and regulatory matters relevant to associations today.

    Join subject-matter experts and engage with peers to explore a variety of topics with legal implications.

    More details to follow 

    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.

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • TBA Sydney
    • 30
    Register

    Executive Briefing (Sydney): Mapping Your Member Journeys

    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

    Have you mapped your member journeys?  Have you got formalised, written down member journeys?  At our recent briefings on ‘Using Technology to Support Your Member Journeys’ we discovered many associations don’t have their member journeys mapped.  At this session we’ll cover why it’s important to map your member journeys and how you can get started in creating it.

    What you'll learn:

    • why mapping your member journeys is critical

    • how to get started creating formalised, written member journeys

    • tracking and measuring the execution of member journey maps

    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 Not-For-Profits and Associations 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.


    • 13 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Next Hotel Brisbane, Executive Studio 1,2&3, 72 Queen Street, Brisbane
    • 30
    Register

    Executive Briefing (Sydney): Mapping Your Member Journeys

    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

    Have you mapped your member journeys?  Have you got formalised, written down member journeys?  At our recent briefings on ‘Using Technology to Support Your Member Journeys’ we discovered many associations don’t have their member journeys mapped.  At this session we’ll cover why it’s important to map your member journeys and how you can get started in creating it.

    What you'll learn:

    • why mapping your member journeys is critical

    • how to get started creating formalised, written member journeys

    • tracking and measuring the execution of member journey maps

    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 Not-For-Profits and Associations 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.

    * Morning Tea and a light Lunch will be provided

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