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Conference Electives

Conference electives fall into one of four streams, colour-coded as per the legend below. Session times and sequences are subject to change.

Board Stream Board Stream sponsored by ACOM
People Stream    
Money Stream Money Stream sponsored by Saward Dawson
General Stream    
Tuesday June 7th
11.35 to 12.30 Work Wellbeing: Leading thriving teams in rapidly changing times

Geoff Brailey (McCrindle)

Building Trust in a Skeptical World

Michael Dogger (R6Digital)

How do models of organisational governance rate when leaders fail – lessons from Mars Hill’

Anne Robinson and Emma Kostas (Prolegis Lawyers)

The Giving Church - the benefits of reaching beyond your boundaries

Alicia Watson (What'sOn Consulting)

1.20 to 2.15

Can we get better at Hiring and Firing in a Christian organisation?

Stephen Judd (Former CEO, HammondCare)

How to climb a digital mountain

Jeremy Horn (Clarety)

Are you up to scratch? Key legal considerations for Christian Boards today

Rebecca Lambert-Smith (Moores)

In Pursuit of Mission – Building Harmony and Trust between CEO, CFO and the board

Catherine Kleemann (Australian College of Ministries)

2.25 to 3.20

Religious Liberty in Australia: where to next?

Mark Sneddon (Institute for Civil Society) and Mark Fowler (Fowler Charity Law)

Safeguarding - the most powerful Culture shift to ever change the nation... and the role faith is playing in helping lead the way

Hetty Johnston AM, Diana Borgmeyer & David Pearce(Ansvar Insruance)

Hot spots - Financial and Compliance issues for NFP’s

Cathy Braun, Murray Nicholls and Matthew Crouch (Saward Dawson)

7 Myths & Mindsets that are Killing Your Fundraising

June Steward (June's Fundraising Letter)

4.00 to 5.00

Facing up to Fatigue and Burnout - Coaching staff for sustained wellbeing

Kylie Butler (Arrow Leadership)

ACNC Governance Standards: From Theory to Practice.

Elizabeth Shalders (Lewis Holdway Lawyers)

Marketing, Communications & Stakeholders - considerations at a governance level

Julie Lawrie (The Marketing Box)

Is it tax deductible?

Murray Baird and Jae Yang (Prolegis Lawyers)


Wednesday June 8th
11.15 to 12.10

Negligence and how to avoid it – Your duty of care in the non-profit context

Sarah Whitehead (ACOM)

Beyond Reproach: Statements of Faith and Codes of Behaviour in organisations

Jon Cheung and Sam Burnett (Prolegis Lawyers)

Cyber Security and You - addressing the organisational human element

Andrew Yager (Real World Technology Solutions)

How to combine faith and innovation to create greater community impact

Ruth Knight (Australian Centre for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Studyies) and Ray Bull


12.15 to 1.10

Building Christian leadership capability in your organisation

Yvette McDonald (Anglicare Sydney)

Faith on the (Front) Line: Discrimination and Suppression Practices in Christian organisations

Skye Rose (Moores)

Confronting the paradoxes of power: Christian governance in the 21st century

Philip Pogson (The Leading Partnership)

Leading through the first principles of donor behaviour

Rick Dunham (Dunham+Company)

2.00 to 2.55

Preventing & Dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

Adam Foster (macpherson kelley)

The Covid Effect: Leading & managing staff who think differently about work

Liam Glover (Arrow Leadership)

The ten best ways to improve your board

Nick Barnett (Insync Surveys)

Financial reporting update

Jeff Tulk and Peter Shields (Saward Dawson)

Ansvar Insurance
CMA Premium Sponsor

Ansvar Insurance -

From our very first conference in 2003, Ansvar Insurance have been CMA's premium sponsor, supporting our mission to Advance Ministry by maximising ministry effectiveness.

Gold Sponsors
Baptist Financial Services Baptist Insurance Services
Board Stream sponsor   Silver Sponsor
  Saward Dawson Chartered Accountants
National Sponsors
Media Partners
Positive Media
Name Badge
  Welcome Coffee
Supporting Sponsors
Neumann & Turnour Lawyers ACS Financial Prolegis Lawyers Tri-Meridian Corporate & Commercial Law
Steer Incirporated
Reposition LPC Cresa Eastern College
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