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Ever wondered what it would take to start every day working at an association with the excitement like it’s your first day on the job? Troy Williams, CEO of Australian Dental Industry Association which was awarded Association of the Year 2017, will look at how resilience, namely the ability to ‘bounce back’ from stressful or challenging experiences, allows you to use sources of stress and traumatic events as constructively as possible. Using real-life examples of success, and some pretty monumental setbacks that all association leaders will experience at some stage in their working career, you’ll find out why one of Australia’s association leaders wakes up every day with enthusiasm after twenty years in the sector.
Troy Williams, CEO, Australian Dental Industry Association, Association of the Year 2017
Beyond brief short courses, many associations provide training and continuing professional development (CPD) that assists careers and job mobility. This panel will delve into the different aspects of training and CPD within associations, including:
Anita Hobson-Powell, CEO, Exercise & Sports Science Australia
Dean Brakell, CEO, Furnishing Industry Association of Australia
Amelia Hodge, CEO, The Australian Property Institute
Members and sponsors deliver multiple benefits to associations. In this highly practical session, Richard Woodward will discuss critical business development techniques including:
Richard Woodward, Business Development Strategist, Richard Woodward & Associates
Associations have life cycles, including times when they need to reassess purpose, structure or services. When looking towards the future, an association must ask whether it is stagnant or is continually moving forward with the times.
This panel will address:
Gillian Stapleton, Executive Director, Direct Selling Association of Australia
Mark Fraser, CEO, Pet Industry Association of Australia Ltd
Chris Whitehead, CEO & Managing Director, Financial Services Institute of Australasia
Associations Forum’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will meet for facilitated discussion workshops covering key challenges and as an opportunity to network. The four SIGs are:
Breakfast is included.
This facilitated workshop will examine five hypothetical situations involving governance challenges and issues for associations. These are based on real life cases we have encountered through our work with members and clients over the past few years.
John Peacock, General Manager, Associations Forum
Kathy Nguyen, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum
Associations are not-for-dividend membership mutuals that must raise income, control expenditure and guard retained earnings. Along with honesty and good financial judgement, association CEO’s, Finance Managers and Treasurers need to consider:
David Buley, Chief Financial Officer, Association of Independent Schools NSW
Amanda Jamieson, Finance and Administration Manager, Venue Management Association (Asia Pacific) Limited
In times of rapid technological and social change, recruiting, engaging and retaining young members is increasingly a focus for associations.
This panel will consider:
Helen Murray, Director, Kurrumbene Projects
Grant Warner, CEO, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Carina Trinh, Vice President, Optometry NSW/ACT
Associations sometimes need to merge for greater efficiency, reduction of member fees, or survival. As restructures or mergers are a challenging task, this session will cover fundamentals like:
Jeremy Irvine, CEO, Australian Dental Prosthetists Association
Anne Buck, Executive Officer, Wounds Australia
Adj. Prof. John Kelly, CEO, National Heart Foundation
Smaller associations of professional members have the advantage of being specifically targeted to the needs of a finite group, yet they lack advantages of scale. In this practical session, three associations will address:
Kerry Davies, IPEd Chair and Councillor, Institute of Professional Editors Ltd.
Paige McNeil, Managing Director, Western Australian Primary Principals’ Association
Raff Del Vecchio, CEO, Migration Institute of Australia
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