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    • 22 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Mills Oakley Lawyers, Level 12 400 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
    • 3
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    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
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    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.


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

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

    • 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
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    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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