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Conference Electives

The CMA Conference has seven elective sessions over two days, each with six or sevent concurrent electives, making a total of over 42 electives. This program is subject to change.



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Tuesday June 4

Elective Session 1 - 11.40 - 12.40
Crisis Prevention, Management & Communication: being prepared for what you hope doesn't happen! (Lyall Mercer, Mercer PR) Boards Navigating Religious Freedom and Discrimination Law Challenges (Mark Sneddon, Institute for Civil Society) Seven Practical Tips for Stewardship Champions (Gary Hoag, Global Trust Partners) Four Generations. One Workplace. HELP!! (Michelle Farrall, TheFutureLeader Group)
External Conduct Standards – preparing your organisation (Rebecca Lambert-Smith, Moores) Resilience – coping in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous) World (Adriaan den Dulk, Ansvar Insurance)    
Elective Session 2 - 1.30 - 2.30
The mission imperative: leading significant change management in commercial and purpose/faith-driven organisations (Ross Piper, Christian Super) Panel: Critical Issues facing Ministry Boards (various) The Power of Two: mastering the delicate dance between first and second chair (Allan Demond and Danny Hunt, NewHope Baptist Church) Discrimination & Freedom of Religion (Peter Wilson, Prolegis Lawyers)
IT Security – Easy to understand ways and cost efficient solutions to protect your NFP (Dave Cox, Daraco I.T. Services) Juggling life, leadership and love – in Business (Michelle Blicavs, Unique Leaders Network)    
Elective Session 3 - 2.35 - 3.35
Burn Bright: Demystify burnout and buffer yourself and your team against it (Kystyna Kidson, The Psychologist Coach | Stress Mastery) CEO succession planning – a personnel, practical and legal discussion (Jonathan Green, Moores) What Harvard Business School taught me about Culture that Can Change your Church or Organisation (Marg Perry, Kids Hope Australia) Fostering female talent in the workplace (Penny Mulvey, Bible Society Australia)
Historic child sexual abuse - the Redress Scheme & Civil litigation reforms (Alistair Macpherson, Corney and Lind Lawyers) Personal Finance for Christians and Ministry Leaders (Michael Blue, Ron Blue Institute)    
Elective Session 4 - 4.15 - 5.15
Conflict: a serious strategic risk to your ministry - and what you as a leader can do about it! (Bruce Burgess, CEO, Peacewise) Strengthing Accountability (Steve Kerr, CMA Standards Council) Transformational Leadership, We are in it for the long haul together! (Melissa Binks) Keeping Children Safe Today – Pastoral, Legal & Technological responses to Historic Child Sex Abuse in Religious Institutions (Paul Holdway, Lewis Holdway Lawyers)
Financial Reporting Update - Don't miss upcoming important developments. (Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants) Generosity in All Things (Michael Blue, Ron Blue Institute) Rethinking Retirement (Paul Arnott, CMA)  

Wednesday June 5

Elective Session 5 - 11.20 - 12.15
Building a Christian Workplace Culture – the highs and lows (Deb Adams, Compassion Australia) The Pastor, the Church Board, and the Kingdom Path (Gary Hoag, Global Trust Partners) Is your organisational culture matching your strategic goals? (Jeannie Trudel, President, Christian Heritage College) CEO Topic to be confirmed
Leveraging new technology to meet Duty of Care obligations (Peter Baynard-Smith, dutyof.care) Managing property in church/mission contexts (Alex Milner, Prolegis Lawyers)    
Elective Session 6 - 1.00 - 1.55
Remissionalising the Church: Some learnings from a lifetime of involvement in large scale organizational change. (Dean Phelan, Uplift Centre) Evaluate your CEO to enhance their performance, and relationship with the board (Jo Bradshaw, Chair, Baptist Union of VIC) Safeguarding your brand: copyright, trade marks & other intellectual property issues (Reshma Farrer, Lewis Holdway Lawyers) What does a Theologian, an Accountant, a Financial Planner, a Fund Manager and a Missional leader have to say about how Christian organisations invest? (Panel led by Andrew Russell, Prime Value Asset Management)
Growing a committed supporter base: Science, Art or simply Blind Luck? (Michelle Farrall, Janie Alcock, Clair Bonnor) Finding a Framework for Impact. (Tim Hanna, CEO, Compassion Australia)    
Elective Session 7 - 2.00 - 2.55
ACNC Briefing and Updates (Suhanya Mendes, ACNC) Developing Your Ministry Board: diagnosing and fixing governance deficiencies (tbc) Integrating Faith and Work in the local church. (Lindsay McMillan, Reventure) From the Chair, speaking to the CEO - What the CEO needs to hear (Panel Presentation)
Connecting Gratitude, Accountability, and Generosity (Gary Hoag, Global Trust Partners)      
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Reposition Corney and Lind Lawyers Halftime Australia Arrow Leadership Eastern College KS Black & Co
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Just some of the 300+ delegates already registered for CMA's 2019 conference.
National Networking Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Founder, Leader, Heart For Kids / LST Group ~ Chief Executive Officer, Christian Super ~ Executive Director Q4, CMA ~ National Director , PeaceWise ~ Business Manager, Anglican Parish of Dalkeith ~ CEO, EA Insurance Services ~ Managing Director, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ CEO, The Freedom Project ~ The Psychologist Coach, Stress Mastery ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Office Manager, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Adminstrator, Jews for Jesus ~ National Relationship Manager, ChildSafe ~ State Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Chair of Board, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Director, Corney and Lind Lawyers ~ Insurance Manager, Faith Insurance ~ Director, Manage Media ~ Key Relationships Manager, Hope Media ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Advocacy and Communications Manager, The Freedom Project ~ Treasurer, Wycliffe Australia ~ CEO, Wycliffe Australia ~ Project Manager, Entrust Foundation ~ Executive Coordinator, Willow Creek Australia ~ National Director, CMA ~ Elder, York St Church of Christ ~ Church Liaison Officer, Presbyterian Church of Queensland ~ CEO, The Gospel Coalition Australia Ltd ~ Chief Operating Officer , Morling College ~ Finance Director , SIM Australia ~ Chief Operating Officer, Korus Connect ~ Board Member, Riverview Church ~ General Manager, Eastern College Australia ~ Director, BST ~ President, Christian Heritage College ~ Partnerships & Communication Manager, Encounter Youth ~ Chair, Jews for Jesus ~ Chairman, Genesis Foundation ~ Manager Insurance Operations, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Deputy National Director, Power to Change ~ Associate Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Victoria Chairperson, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ CFO, Empart ~ Manager, ANIP ~ Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Victorian Rep, Barnabas Fund ~ Financial Controller, C3 Church Sydney ~ Executive Pastor, City on a Hill ~ Company Secretary, The Gospel Coalition Australia Ltd ~ Chief Operating Officer, Empart ~ Chairman, Baptist Financial Services ~ Executive Director, Institute for Civil Society ~ CEO, KIDS HOPE AUS ~ CEO, MTCC ~ National Finance Manager, Fusion Australia Ltd ~ Operations Manager, Entrust Foundation ~ Executive Director Ministry Services, Compassion Australia ~ Master of Leadership Program Director, Alphacrucis College ~ National Director, Mukti Australia Inc ~ National Treasurer, Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia ~ CEO, Bible Society Australia ~ CEO, Integricare ~ National Account Executive, Media Sales Australia ~ CEO, Health Communication Resources Inc. ~ National Director, Interserve Australia ~ Director, Business Lighthouse Group Pty Ltd ~ Chief Community Life Officer, Morling College ~ Board Chair , PeaceWise ~ Victoria Director, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Business Manager, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Senior Client Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Chair, Baptist Union of VIC ~ General Manager, Bayside Church ~ Chair, Australian Not for Profit Accountants Network ~ Business Development Manager, Christian Super ~ Compliance Director, City on a Hill ~ Board Chairman, MMM Australia ~ Business Manager, Encounter Youth ~ Administrator, Willow Creek Australia ~ Human Resources Manager, Alphacrusis College ~ Chief Executive Officer, Meaningful Ageing Australia ~ Senior Pastor, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ Assistant Pastor, HillSide Church ~ State Director, Global Interaction ~ Operations & Development Manager, Newtown Mission ~ CEO, Converge International ~ Operations Manager, Mission Travel/Selah ~ Senior Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Operations Manager, Alpha Australia ~ National Director, Assembly of Confessing Congregations ~ Church Engagement Manager, Christians Against Poverty ~ Director, Selah ~ Human Resources Manager, Compassion Australia ~ Business Operations Manager, Riverview Church ~ CEO, Focus on the Family Australia ~ Chair, Power to Change ~ Director , Baptist Financial Services Australia Ltd ~ Team Leader, Moores ~ Safe Church Compliance & Administration Officer, Presbyterian Church of Victoria ~ Interim Director of Mobilisation and Partnership Development, Global Interaction Inc. ~ Senior Pastor's Wife, Christian Life Assembly ~ Managing Director, Good News Unlimited ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Acting CEO, Encounter Youth ~ President, Global Trust Partners ~ Human Resources & Recruitment Coordinator, Alphacrucis College ~ CEO, Christians Against Poverty ~ Finance Manager, Arrow Leadership ~ Chairman, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ Chief Member Officer, Christian Super ~ Executive Officer, Media Sales Australia ~ National Manager Commercial Lending, ACS Financial P/L ~ CEO, Barnabas Fund (Australia) Limited ~ Director of Development , Haggai International ~ Legal Counsel, HammondCare ~ Founder, Unique Leaders Network ~ Finance Manager , International Justice Mission ~ CFO, Anglicare Tas ~ Campus Team Leader, Power to Change Australia ~ Marketing Manager, Empart ~ CFO, Parramatta Mission ~ CEO, Compass Foundation (Australia) ~ Administration, UNOH LTD ~ PA to National Director, CMA ~ CEO, ACC International Relief ~ CEO, Light FM ~ Finance and Operations Manager, York Street Church of Christ ~ Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Head of Finance & Administration, BUV ~ General Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Senior Pastor – Church & Community Engagement, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ National Relationship Manager, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ CEO, MMM AUSTRALIA ~ Archdeacon Emeritus , Anglican, FCCV ~ Director, rdl.accountants ~ Scientist/Speaker, Creation Ministries International ~ CFO, Wycliffe Australia ~ CEO, Compassion AU ~ CEO, BFS ~ Communications Manager, Eastern College Australia ~ Director, Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning ~ Director, What'sOn Consulting ~ National Director, ABM ~ Manager, Malyon College ~ CEO, Insight for Living ~ Operations Manager, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ CEO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Business Manager, Northreach Baptist Church ~ Business Manager, CityLife Church ~ Co-Director, Uplift Centre ~ Board Chair, CMA ~ Director, Business Lighthouse Group ~ Melbourne Campus Director, Alphacrucis College ~ Safe Church Facilitator, Presbyterian Church of Victoria ~ Relationship Manager, Prime Value Asset Management ~ Chief of Staff, Australian Christian Lobby ~ Lay Leader, Encounter Church Asia ~ Business Manager, Christian Brethren Trust ~ CEO, Daraco I.T. Services ~ Accountant, ACC International Relief ~ Board Member, Encounter Youth ~ General Manager, CCCVaT Ministries Ltd ~ Principal Solicitor/Director, Tri-meridian ~ Director, BFS ~ CFO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Group Manager – Strategic Mission Development, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ Principal, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Business and Pastoral Care Coordinator, Christian Life Assembly Inc ~ General Manager - Church & Community Engagement, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ Executive Minister, CityLife Church ~ CEO, Korus Connect ~ President, ICFM ~ CEO, Duty of Care ~ CEO, Nutrition Plus Enterprises Pty Ltd ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ National Director, AEA Missions Interlink ~ Operations Manager, Discovery Church ~ Director, Wycliffe Australia ~ Chair, MTCC ~ Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Administrator, Edwardstown Baptist Church ~ CEO, Concern Australia Welfare Services Inc ~ Chief Executive, International Justice Mission ~ Chaplaincy Manager, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ CEO, Empart ~ Executive Pastor, Newhope Baptist Church ~ CEO, Entrust Foundation ~ Senior Pastor, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Executive Director, CMA Standards Council ~ National Program Manager, Kids Hope Australia ~ Senior Pastor/CEO, HillSide Church ~ Consultant, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Engagement and Equipping Director, SU Victoria ~ Chief Financial Officer, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ Director, The Future Leader Group ~ Finance Director, City on a Hill ~ Executive Director, Arrow Leadership ~ Executive Assistant to the Principal, Qld Theological College ~ Principal, Mercer PR ~ Director of Corporate Services, Global Interaction Inc. ~ Church Health Pastor, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ CEO, Reach Beyond ~ CEO, Fusion Australia Ltd ~ National Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Business Manager, Robert Menzies College ~ Director, Lewis Counsel ~ Managing Director, Circle Tree ~ Board Vice Chair, MTCC ~ Interim National Director, SIM Australia ~ Managing Director, Reventure Ltd ~ National Director, Power to Change ~ Principal Air Chaplain - Anglican, Air Force ~ Legal Counsel, ACNC ~ Senior Associate, Prolegis Lawyers ~ Government Relations and Operations Manager, International Justice Mission ~ Board Chairman, Riverview Church ~ Audit Manager, Saward Dawson ~ Client Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Speaker, Creation Ministries International ~ People and Culture Manager, Christians Against Poverty ~ Legal Associate and Assistant Company Secretary, HammondCare ~ Ministry Services Director, Gateway Baptist Church ~ Senior Risk Consultant, Ansvar Insurance ~ Australian Program Director, TEAR Australia ~ Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Bible Society ~ Business & Development Manager, CMA ~ CEO, Belgrave Heights Convention ~ Secretary / Director Administrative Services, QLD Baptists ~ Business Support Administrator, Riverview Church ~ Administrator, TLC Church ~
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