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2017 Conference Electives

The following program is subject to change at any time for operational or scheduling reasons.


Governance & Standards Fundraising & Generosity Ministry Staffing / HR CEO Forum (CEOs ony) Tax, Finance & Legal Other

Tuesday June 6

Elective Session 1 - 11.15 - 12.15
Leading Organisational change through the Leadership team and Board (George Savvides) From Legal Compliance to Exceptional Performance: Governance in an ACNC Regulated Environment. (Matthew Turnour, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers) Capital Campaigns: Friend or Foe? (Alicia Watson, What'sOn Consulting) Building a professional organisation while integrating faith into people practices (Andrew Mills, Christian Super)
Journey of Generosity - Part 1*(Cameron Doolittle, Generosity Path) GAME CHANGER - Igniting the power of your journey (Diane Spicer, Halftime Australia) Practising Soul Care Towards Fruitfulness (Omar Djoeandy, SIM Australia)  
Elective Session 2 - 1.00 - 2.00
Religious Freedom, Handling Discrimination Law and Complaints and Charity Status (CEO Summary) (Mark Sneddon and Mark Fowler) Operating an effective Finance Committee (Jeff Tulk and Peter Shields, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants) Nurturing Generosity in your Congregation and Constituency Part 1 (Gary Hoag, ECFA, USA) Governance, Obedience and Discipleship (Angelito Gabriel, CCTA Philippines)
Journey of Generosity - Part 2*
(Cameron Doolittle, Generosity Path)
Perspectives on equipping the next generation of leaders with sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics. (Brent Burdick, Lausanne Global Classroom) Creating a strategy to actively and consciously build trust in your organisation (Vanessa Hall, 'The Trust Lady')  
Elective Session 3 - 2.05 - 3.05
Christian Leadership in Australia: Insights and implications from the 2017 CMA board and fundraising research (Eliane Miles) Reflections on key themes from Governance Summit 2017 (Seak-King Huang, Prolegis Lawyers) Nurturing Generosity in your Congregation and Constituency Part 2 (Gary Hoag, ECFA, USA) Workers changing requirements: how can Christian organisations comply with changing requirements for their employees, volunteers, contractors and other workers (Peter Wilson, Prolegis Lawyers)
Journey of Generosity - Part 3*
(Cameron Doolittle, Generosity Path)
Collaboration and Innovation in Leading Organizational Change – in search for Ministry Effectiveness (Maria Vega - Senior Global Organisational Development for the Global Initiatives, Seed Company, Bolivia) Financial Reporting Update (Jeff Tulk and Peter Shields, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants)  
Elective Session 4 - 3.45 - 4.45
Five ways to keep your organisation out of the ditch (John Van Drunen, ECFA, USA) Ministry Governance Panel: Issues from CMA Governance Survey
Panelists: Grant Hutchinson (Hutchinson Legal), Gillian Harrex (Finity Consulting, and Terry Lester (Brisbane School of Theology)
When Fundraising Conflicts with Cultural Tradition (Barbara Shantz, Ministry Fundraising network) Managing your Volunteers: Managing the relationship and risk in your organisation (Adam Foster, Lewis Holdway Lawyers)
Journey of Generosity - Part 4*
(Cameron Doolittle, Generosity Path)
Engaging New Generations: Understanding culture, navigating complexities & maximising engagement (Claire Madden, HelloClarity) Charities Doing Good (Murray Baird, ACNC)  

Wednesday June 7

Elective Session 5 - 11.00 - 12.00
Lifecycle of a Christian Organisation: Tricks and Traps (Stuart Cameron, KS Black & Co) Managing your CEO relationship: Managing the relationship and risk for Board Members (Paul Holdway and Adam Foster, Lewis Holdway Lawyers) Marketing Automation (Rich Thompson, Cadence Media) Four Spiritual Practices for Discerning Direction (Gary Hoag, ECFA, USA)
Freedom of Religion, Discrimination Complaints and Diversity and Inclusion (Mark Sneddon and Mark Spencer) Simplicity – the key to managing risk in a complex world (Diana Borgmeyer, Ansvar Insurance) ILG Forum Roundtables (ILG Forum Ticket required)  
Elective Session 6 - 12.40 - 1.40
Cracking Individualism – Building Healthy Teams (Art Wouters, Eastern College) Best Practices in the Boardroom (Dan Busby, ECFA, USA) 8 different styles of donors in the Bible (David Smith, Genesis Foundation) Q4 Stories (Paul Arnott, Q4Connection)
Effective Advocacy for Change (Ashley Saunders, FamilyVoice Australia) Social Finance; the great NFP Disruption and why it matters to you! (Christopher Thorn AM, Ernst & Young) Conflict and Organisational Recovery (Tim Dyer, the johnmark extension)  
Elective Session 7 (1.45 - 2.45pm)
A Taste of a “Journey of Generosity” (Cameron Doolittle, Generosity Path, USA) Board effectiveness - six tips for lifting the performance of NFP boards (Murray Chapman, Insync Surveys) Global Principles of Ministry Fundraising Panel (Chaired by Bob Wilenga, Ministry Fundraising network) Your Top Legal Questions Answered (Alistair Macpherson, Corney and Lind Lawyers)
Discrimination, the ACNC and faith-based charities and welfare organisations (Mark Fowler and Mark Sneddon) Redefining Success in Ministry (Omar Djoeandy, SIM Australia)    

* The 'Journey of Generosity' electives wtih Cameron Doolittle, are intended for generous givers. You need to pre-register to attend these sessions, and because of the way the JOG is run, you need to commit to all four electives.

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