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Conference Electives

The CMA Conference has seven elective sessions over two days, each with six concurrent electives, making a total of 42 electives.

The full elective program will be progressively updated, including time slots, during mid-April, but here are just some of the sessions already locked in:

Stream Presenter Topic
CEO Forum Jerry White (Navigators) The Tough Issues of Leadership
Finance & Legal Andrew Boer (Moores) Land Rich - Churches and Other NFPs Turning Property into Opportunity
Fundraising Margaret Scott (2014 Arthur Venn Fundraiser of the Year) Where are the emerging fundraising leaders in faith-based organisations?
General Terry Leister (Brisbane School of Theology) Digital Disruption - Friend or Foe?
Ministry Staffing Jerry White (Navigators) The Foundation of Character and Integrity in Hiring and Developing People
Ministry Staffing Claire Madden (Hello Clarity) Engaging Gen Z: The Emerging Generation in our Teams, Community and Churches
Governance Anne Robinson, Murray Baird, Matthew Turnour, Myles McGregor-Lowndes Big Themes of the ACNC Review
Fundraising Gary Hoag (ECFA) Faithful Administration and Resource Development (three-sessions-long)
CEO Forum George Savvides and Chris Wallace (Sodia) Tools for Leading Change in an Evolving Context
Ministry Staffing George Savvides and Chris Wallace (Sodia) Tools for Leading Change in an Evolving Context (repeated for non-CEOs)
Finance & Legal Andrew Lind and Alistair Macpherson (Corney and Lind Lawyers) Your Top Legal Questions Answered
Governance Anne Robinson and Jon Cheung (Prolegis Lawyers) Top Five Issues for Church and Ministry Boards
General Sam Burnett (Prolegis Lawyers) Professional and Pastoral Supervision
Ministry Staffing Peter Wilson (Prolegis Lawyers) People Policies - What is the Best HR Policy Architecture for Your Ministry?
Governance Murray Baird (ACNC)

The Charity regulator and Christian Organisations – Common Interests

CEO Forum Liam Glover (Arrow Leadership) The Rhythms of Leadership, Professional and Personal
Governance Di Feldman (Chair, SU QLD and Arrow Leadership)

Board capacity building – trends, pressures, diversity, dynamics, director independence, oversight symmetry. 

Governance Emma Penzo (Board, Anglican Aid) In the name of Jesus: Christian Ethic & NGO Governance
Fundraising Rich Thompson (Cadence Media)

Structured Creativity

Governance Steve Kerr (CMA Standards Council) Ministry Governance: Lessons and Challenges from Governance Standards
Ministry Staffing Karen Naylor (CityLife Church) HR topic t.b.c
CEO Forum Graham Leo CEO topic t.b.c.
CEO Forum Nicholas Marks (Australian Institute for Family Counselling AIFC)

Emotionally Healthy Leadership - winning the long game

General Paul Arnott (Q4Connection)

Tapping the ministry talents and passions of church members over 50

General Jane Edge (CBM Australia)

The Ripple Effect: Leveraging work with individuals to impacting national and global policy.

General Neil Milton (Childsafe)

Building a ChildSafe Culture... With the child in mind!

Finance & Legal Peter Shields (Saward Dawson)

Financial Governance – Risks, Tips and tools for governance and management

Finance & Legal Peter Shields (Saward Dawson)

Financial reporting update – Moving from theory to practical application

General Tarran Deane

Executable.Me. Making the most of each  90 Day quarter to go from Ideas to Execution in Your Leadership.

General Grant Dibden (Navigators) Business Leadership
Plus lots more coming each day ...
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