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Conference Electives
Being a 'Hybrid' event, there are several kinds of conference sessions taking place in Melbourne. Please note that electives are subject to change as the program develops.
HYBRID Sessions are in-person sessions in the conference plenary room, where the content is streamed live to the online audience, and the online audience, using their computer or conference app, can ask questions and interact with the presenters and in-person delegates in real-time. In the grid below, HYBRID sessions are in a blue-shaded background like this one. These sessions will also be recorded, so that both in-person and online delegates can view the recordings on-demand until the end of June. In addition to the electives indicated below, all conference Plenary sessions are Hybrid sessions.
RECORDED Sessions are in-person sessions in other conference meeting rooms, that are video recorded, but not streamed live. The recordings will be uploaded to the conference portal / app, where they can be viewed on-demand by both in-person and online delegates until the end of June. In the grid below, RECORDED sessions have an orange-shaded background like this one.
IN-PERSON-ONLY sessions take place in other conference rooms, and are not recorded. You need to be physically present at the conference to be able to attend these sessions, so online delegates will be unable to access these sessions. In the grid below, IN-PERSON-ONLY sessions are unshaded, like this one.
  Hybrid Recorded In-Person Only
The Big Shift: How to effectively lead teams to success in a hyper-disrupted world.
Stuart Leo, waymaker.io
The Chair/CEO relationship - avoiding the pitfalls and building a relationship that is both joyful and robust
Bruce Burgess & Jeroen Bruins, PeaceWise
Was Jesus a Marketer?
Felicia Limmer, Christian Heritage College
Being prepared for growing ACNC scrutiny
Dr Matthew Turnour, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers
Engaging and retaining volunteers during a global pandemic – what have we learnt?
Dr Ruth Knight, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Current Insights Into Safeguarding Risk Management
Ansvar Insurance Panel: Matt Abslom (Ansvar, Anthony Black (Ansvar), David Moore (Safe Ministry Check)
Responding to the Sustainability Imperative
Dr Elizabeth Nichols, Christian Heritage College
Internal controls and fraud
Peter Shields and Jeff Tulk, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants
You're In Transition - How to succeed, grow and move into the new season for yourself and your organisation
Dr Nicholas Marks, Aust. Institute of Family Counselling
Victoria’s new Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act 2021 – what you need to know and do
Andrew Boer and Skye Rose, Moores
Organisational Faithfulness: how do you maintain it? How do you lose it?
Dr Stephen Judd
Former CEO of HammondCare
Harnessing the power of digital for impact: How to align your presence with purpose for growth
Michael Dogger, R6Digital
Keeping the Faith and Discrimination Laws
Rebecca Lambert-Smith and Skye Rose, Moores
Six Leadership Mistakes I Didn’t Make Twice
Philip Hunt (Former CEO, World Vision)
Peer Round Table Discussions. CEOs, Executive Pastors, Board Chairs, Fundraisers and more: Debriefing and learnings from the previous year
Why Christians give and how you can inspire them to invest more of their hearts and their treasure in your mission.
Redina Kolaneci, Christian Fundraising Consultancy (Live from UK)
All Fired Up and No Where to Go! Leadership when Executive and Board Energy Differs
Liam Glover, Arrow Leadership
Restructures, mergers and collaborations: Options and Issues
Prolegis Lawyers
The four main ways in which Christian boards can improve
Nick Barnett, Insync Surveys
Seven mistakes not-for-profits make regarding their insurance and how to avoid them
Ash Sutale and Juilanne Smith, EA Insurance
Discerning Direction: Mapping faithful activities for teams and measuring fruitful outcomes that honor God
Dr Gary Hoag, Global Trust Partners (Live from USA)
Give me back my dog! Tails of a year of governance reviews.
Murray Baird, Charity Advosir
IT security best practices - technology and governance best practices for the NFP
Josh Calder, OpenSaas
Developing Board members: strategic and engaged governance
Dr Jeannie Trudel (Christian Heritage College( and Paul Campey (Resolve Consulting)
Maximising Donor Lifetime Value through Donor Journeys
June Steward, June's Fundrai$ing Letter
All on Board: Practices of effective Christian Boards
Rebecca Lambert-Smith and Leanne Lee, Moores
Social Enterprises – opportunities and pitfalls for Missions & Ministries
Paul Holdway and Stephanie Armstrong, Lewis Holdway Lawyers
Lessons from 'Engaging Q4' and how to prepare your organisation for growing retiree partnerships
Paul Arnott (Q4) and Panel
The Giving Church: The benefits of reaching beyond your boundaries
Alicia Watson, What'sOn Consulting
Peer Round Table Discussions. CEOs, Executive Pastors, Board Chairs, Fundraisers and more: Top Three Issues
Financial Reporting 2021 Update - changes you need to be planning for
Peter Shields and Jeff Tulk, Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants
Foundations in Obligations to Care for the Vulnerable
Claire Rogers, OHO
Employment Law Update: casual employment, sexual harassment and more
Adam Foster, Macpherson Kelley
Unpacking governance lessons from the Ravi Zacharias story
Steve Kerr, CMA Standards Council
How to best use property for mission
Alex Milner
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