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    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • The Discovery Hub, Engineers Australia, 600 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
    • 20
    Register

    In this inspiring yet practical workshop, author, commentator and entrepreneur Bernadette Schwerdt digs deep into the world of disruptive innovation and reveals:

    • the four tech factors driving digital disruption that underpin the unprecedented growth experienced by billion-dollar startups like Uber, Snapchat etc and how to apply those principles to your association
    • how to identify what members really want and use low-cost funding tools to generate world-class ideas on a budget
    • the upcoming digital marketing trends that will impact all associations and NFPs
    • the top 3 essentials questions you must ask if your association is to stay relevant in a global economy
    • the surprising success strategies behind some of Australia’s most innovative and disruptive NFPs - what they do differently and how to profit from and leverage those strategies for success

    The Presenter - Bernadette Schwerdt  

    Bernadette Schwerdt is an author, speaker and digital marketing strategist. Her best-selling book, 'Secrets of Online Entrepreneurs’ documents the start-up stories behind Australia's most successful digital mavericks and reveals the strategies and processes that underpin their growth. The book’s popularity has seen it become a podcast and a 5-part documentary series for Fairfax Digital. 

    Her second book, 'How to Build an Online Business' has just been released with a debut in the top 10 business books listing in Australia. This book reveals the insider tips and tricks Australia's top digital disruptors use to create multi-million dollar companies.

    She is the director of the Australian School of Copywriting, a former advertising agency account director with the Young & Rubicam Group and a corporate trainer with over 26 years’ experience. Her clients include large corporates such as Pitcher Partners, Commonwealth Bank, Cadburys, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Deakin University and associations such as Medicine Sans Frontiers, Engineers Australia, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, and many more. She is on the board of Writers Victoria, a judge for the ORIAS (Online Retailers Industry Awards) and Anthill's Cool Company Awards. 

    Her TEDx talk on 'how to bumble your way to success' has become a popular keynote speech on how to manage uncertainty and change in a fast-moving world. 

    She delivers keynote speeches, workshops and seminars to SMEs, entrepreneurs and associations on a range of topics including: 

    • Online marketing 
    • Sales and communication skills 
    • Public speaking 
    • Technology and disruption 
    • Entrepreneurship
    • 27 Jun 2018
    • 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Rose Bay Room, Park Royal Darling Harbour Sydney, 150 Day Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
    • 10
    Register

    In this inspiring yet practical workshop, author, commentator and entrepreneur Bernadette Schwerdt digs deep into the world of disruptive innovation and reveals:

    • the four tech factors driving digital disruption that underpin the unprecedented growth experienced by billion-dollar startups like Uber, Snapchat etc and how to apply those principles to your association
    • how to identify what members really want and use low-cost funding tools to generate world-class ideas on a budget
    • the upcoming digital marketing trends that will impact all associations and NFPs
    • the top 3 essentials questions you must ask if your association is to stay relevant in a global economy
    • the surprising success strategies behind some of Australia’s most innovative and disruptive NFPs - what they do differently and how to profit from and leverage those strategies for success

    The Presenter - Bernadette Schwerdt  

    Bernadette Schwerdt is an author, speaker and digital marketing strategist. Her best-selling book, 'Secrets of Online Entrepreneurs’ documents the start-up stories behind Australia's most successful digital mavericks and reveals the strategies and processes that underpin their growth. The book’s popularity has seen it become a podcast and a 5-part documentary series for Fairfax Digital. 

    Her second book, 'How to Build an Online Business' has just been released with a debut in the top 10 business books listing in Australia. This book reveals the insider tips and tricks Australia's top digital disruptors use to create multi-million dollar companies.

    She is the director of the Australian School of Copywriting, a former advertising agency account director with the Young & Rubicam Group and a corporate trainer with over 26 years’ experience. Her clients include large corporates such as Pitcher Partners, Commonwealth Bank, Cadburys, and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Deakin University and associations such as Medicine Sans Frontiers, Engineers Australia, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, and many more. She is on the board of Writers Victoria, a judge for the ORIAS (Online Retailers Industry Awards) and Anthill's Cool Company Awards. 

    Her TEDx talk on 'how to bumble your way to success' has become a popular keynote speech on how to manage uncertainty and change in a fast-moving world. 

    She delivers keynote speeches, workshops and seminars to SMEs, entrepreneurs and associations on a range of topics including: 

    • Online marketing 
    • Sales and communication skills 
    • Public speaking 
    • Technology and disruption 
    • Entrepreneurship
    • 03 Jul 2018
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 12 Jul 2018
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • Various - Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane

    Mel Kettle Consulting Event: How to Become a Social Association

    This event is being run by AuSAE's Member Mel Kettle Consulting

    How to become a social association – using social media to increase member engagement and create a thriving online community.

    Join Mel Kettle Consulting for her workshops in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane as we hear from Mel on how to use social media to increase member engagement, generate a return on investment and create a thriving online community. She will share relevant and real-life examples and practical advice so that you can use social media to enhance your members’ experience.

    Attendees will learn:

    • why social media is important for associations and member-based organisations
    • current social media trends
    • how to encourage your members to become advocates for you
    • how to use social media to enhance the member experience
    • how to create and leverage content your members will value
    • time-saving tips, tools and tricks
    • what metrics to measure and how to determine your return on investment.

    Delegates will be offered ample opportunities to ask questions and engage with other delegates to exchange ideas and information.

    This program is an excellent way to gain a broad understanding of the key skills needed to become a social association. Anyone who is tasked with developing or implementing a communication and social media strategy will benefit from attending this workshop. Attendees will:

    • hear practical ideas and information you can immediately apply
    • meet other membership professionals
    • hear success stories and case studies from a proven practitioner
    • learn how to leverage your activities to maximise member engagement
    • pick up new strategies to maximise your member engagement.
    • discuss how to communicate with your board and key stakeholders your social media strategy and the measurable outcomes following implementation


    REGISTER NOW. Click through to register for your relevant location:

    Melbourne – Thursday 5 July 2018

    Sydney – Tuesday 10 July 2018

    Brisbane – Thursday 12 July 2018

    Mel Kettle Consulting has kindly offered AuSAE members a 20% discount to attend this event. 

    THE PRESENTER – Mel Kettle

    Mel Kettle is a communication and social media expert, with over 20 years’ professional experience, a Master of Business in Marketing and a Master of Public Health. She specialises in developing practical communication solutions for her clients. 

    She also trains, mentors and up-skills CEOs, staff and volunteers to improve their communication and social media skills. Mel has worked with associations and member-based organisations, as well as researchers and academics, charities, government, and businesses of all sizes to help them develop effective and practical communication and social media strategies that lead to an increase in brand awareness, customer satisfaction and business growth.

    Mel has a Master of Business (Marketing), a Master of Public Health, and she is a past Board member of the International Association of Business Communicators (Qld) and The Queensland Choir.

    To read more about this event or to register click here.

    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 6, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
    • 30
    Register

    Breakfast Briefing (Melbourne): Tax 101 - Tax Basics for NFPs

    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 tax laws as they apply to NFPs and charities in Australia are complex and daunting. If you are new to NFP sector and want to gain a solid understanding of tax basics, or if you have been working in the NFP sector for some time but need a refresher, this course is for you. This seminar will cover:

    • How tax exemptions apply to different types of charitable and NFP organisations;
    • How to go about accessing these tax exemptions (eg. registration and endorsement requirements);
    • Navigating tax exemptions at a federal and state level;
    • How to be registered as a charity or obtain DGR status and the associated advantages and disadvantages;
    • Organisational obligations and how to ensure tax compliance; and
    • The concept of mutuality.


    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.

    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Palais Room, Luna Park Sydney, 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point NSW 2061
    • 70
    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

    The Challenge of Modern Governance - topic details to come.

    The Speaker

    Simon Neaverson, Managing Partner TPPG, AICD senior facilitator

    Simon Neaverson is a leader in corporate governance, board engagement, strategy and risk management having advised boards, partnerships and senior managers in numerous Australian and international organisations, across a broad range of industries for more than 25 years. He is the founder of TPPG Pty Limited, a consultancy aligning strategy, risk oversight and good governance. Simon’s extensive experience has seen him work with public and private companies and organisations in the health, government, educational and not-for-profit sectors including the Primary Health Networks for both Central and Eastern Sydney and South Western Sydney, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, The Exodus Foundation, St Augustine’s College and Cana Communities.

    Simon has fulfilled roles as executive and non-executive director, board chair and chairman of a range of board sub-committees for more than 20 years. Simon’s passion is to take the theory of good corporate governance and embed it into organisations to make governance work. His wealth of experience led Simon to develop the GovernRight Framework, a practical and robust tool that supports directors and senior executives to drive organisational performance and compliance, in complex and changing business environments. Throughout his career, Simon has facilitated over 300 planning sessions across a wide range of industries.

    A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (“AICD”) since 2008, Simon is a senior facilitator and educator in corporate strategy, risk, governance and improving board effectiveness. He was recently presented with an AICD 20 year Faculty Award ‘in appreciation of (his) ongoing contribution and excellence to the gold standard in governance education.’

    Simon has delivered and facilitated more than 1,000 modules for the AICD. His audiences frequently commend him for providing a ‘real and applied sense of the board dynamic’, for ‘blending theory and practice’ and for ‘challenging participants’ views of corporate roles’. During this time, Simon has contributed to AICD course materials and authored articles for Company Director magazine on practical tools to improve board performance.

    Early in his career, Simon was a senior manager in the Enterprise group of Arthur Andersen, Chartered Accountants. There he specialised in providing strategic and operational advice to fast growing, closely-held businesses and had national responsibility for consulting to law firms.

    In addition to his AICD Fellowship, Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree (with Merit) form the University of New South Wales, was awarded a merit certificate for outstanding performance in the professional year and received an honourable mention in the National Young Accountant of the Year Award. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia.

    • 09 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Whard, Victoria 3006
    • 70
    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

    The Challenge of Modern Governance - topic details to come.

    The Speaker

    Simon Neaverson, Managing Partner TPPG, AICD senior facilitator

    Simon Neaverson is a leader in corporate governance, board engagement, strategy and risk management having advised boards, partnerships and senior managers in numerous Australian and international organisations, across a broad range of industries for more than 25 years. He is the founder of TPPG Pty Limited, a consultancy aligning strategy, risk oversight and good governance. Simon’s extensive experience has seen him work with public and private companies and organisations in the health, government, educational and not-for-profit sectors including the Primary Health Networks for both Central and Eastern Sydney and South Western Sydney, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, The Exodus Foundation, St Augustine’s College and Cana Communities.

    Simon has fulfilled roles as executive and non-executive director, board chair and chairman of a range of board sub-committees for more than 20 years. Simon’s passion is to take the theory of good corporate governance and embed it into organisations to make governance work. His wealth of experience led Simon to develop the GovernRight Framework, a practical and robust tool that supports directors and senior executives to drive organisational performance and compliance, in complex and changing business environments. Throughout his career, Simon has facilitated over 300 planning sessions across a wide range of industries.

    A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (“AICD”) since 2008, Simon is a senior facilitator and educator in corporate strategy, risk, governance and improving board effectiveness. He was recently presented with an AICD 20 year Faculty Award ‘in appreciation of (his) ongoing contribution and excellence to the gold standard in governance education.’

    Simon has delivered and facilitated more than 1,000 modules for the AICD. His audiences frequently commend him for providing a ‘real and applied sense of the board dynamic’, for ‘blending theory and practice’ and for ‘challenging participants’ views of corporate roles’. During this time, Simon has contributed to AICD course materials and authored articles for Company Director magazine on practical tools to improve board performance.

    Early in his career, Simon was a senior manager in the Enterprise group of Arthur Andersen, Chartered Accountants. There he specialised in providing strategic and operational advice to fast growing, closely-held businesses and had national responsibility for consulting to law firms.

    In addition to his AICD Fellowship, Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree (with Merit) form the University of New South Wales, was awarded a merit certificate for outstanding performance in the professional year and received an honourable mention in the National Young Accountant of the Year Award. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia.

    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
    • 70
    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

    The Challenge of Modern Governance - topic details to come.

    The Speaker

    Simon Neaverson, Managing Partner TPPG, AICD senior facilitator

    Simon Neaverson is a leader in corporate governance, board engagement, strategy and risk management having advised boards, partnerships and senior managers in numerous Australian and international organisations, across a broad range of industries for more than 25 years. He is the founder of TPPG Pty Limited, a consultancy aligning strategy, risk oversight and good governance. Simon’s extensive experience has seen him work with public and private companies and organisations in the health, government, educational and not-for-profit sectors including the Primary Health Networks for both Central and Eastern Sydney and South Western Sydney, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, The Exodus Foundation, St Augustine’s College and Cana Communities.

    Simon has fulfilled roles as executive and non-executive director, board chair and chairman of a range of board sub-committees for more than 20 years. Simon’s passion is to take the theory of good corporate governance and embed it into organisations to make governance work. His wealth of experience led Simon to develop the GovernRight Framework, a practical and robust tool that supports directors and senior executives to drive organisational performance and compliance, in complex and changing business environments. Throughout his career, Simon has facilitated over 300 planning sessions across a wide range of industries.

    A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (“AICD”) since 2008, Simon is a senior facilitator and educator in corporate strategy, risk, governance and improving board effectiveness. He was recently presented with an AICD 20 year Faculty Award ‘in appreciation of (his) ongoing contribution and excellence to the gold standard in governance education.’

    Simon has delivered and facilitated more than 1,000 modules for the AICD. His audiences frequently commend him for providing a ‘real and applied sense of the board dynamic’, for ‘blending theory and practice’ and for ‘challenging participants’ views of corporate roles’. During this time, Simon has contributed to AICD course materials and authored articles for Company Director magazine on practical tools to improve board performance.

    Early in his career, Simon was a senior manager in the Enterprise group of Arthur Andersen, Chartered Accountants. There he specialised in providing strategic and operational advice to fast growing, closely-held businesses and had national responsibility for consulting to law firms.

    In addition to his AICD Fellowship, Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree (with Merit) form the University of New South Wales, was awarded a merit certificate for outstanding performance in the professional year and received an honourable mention in the National Young Accountant of the Year Award. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia.

    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • Lvel 3 BelleVue Lounge, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road Perth WA 6000
    • 70
    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

    Lessons in Leadership - topic details to come.

    The Speaker

     Marcus Stafford, Chief Executive Officer, MSWA

    Marcus Stafford has held senior management positions in large and small organisations around the world. Industries have included banking, freight forwarding/logistics, management consulting and not-for-profit.

    Marcus is currently the CEO of MSWA in Western Australia, an organisation with over $55 million in revenue and 750 staff. He has also led the turnaround of the MS Society in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

    In 2015 Marcus won AIM’s national award for Australia’s Not-For-Profit Manager/CEO of the Year and in 2017 was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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