Not-For-Profit People Conference 2017: Announcing our first amazing speakers!

It’s our pleasure to announce the first speakers who’ll be presenting at the 2017 Not-for-Profit People Conference in November!

In case you haven’t heard all about it already, the Not-for-Profit People Conference will bring together over 500 NFP professionals – from senior leaders, HR professionals, managers and volunteer managers – to share ideas and best practices on how to attract, manage, train and retain the best people for the NFP sector.

We’re already halfway through assembling our line-up of 30+ speakers, including some of Australia’s most inspiring leaders, thinkers and practitioners from the not-for-profit sector, business, government and academia.

Here’s who you’ll have a chance to hear from on 13-14 November:

Captain Peter Hammarstedt
Chair of Sea Shepherd Australia and Captain of the M/Y Bob Barker
Lessons in leadership from the ongoing fight to save whales on the seven seas

Nova Peris OAM
Olympic gold medalist, former Senator and Principal Adviser at the Victorian Dept of Health and Human Services
A journey to leadership from Australia’s first Indigenous female senator

Dr Ramon Wenzel
Assistant Professor, University of Western Australia Business School
Learning for Purpose: results from the largest-ever research study on – and for – NFP leaders, staff and volunteers

Shannon Foley
Group Executive Human Resources, UnitingCare Queensland
Aligning HR strategies with strategic organisational goals: UnitingCare Queensland’s experience

Alecia Rathbone
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)
The new work mindset: What the rapidly-changing work landscape means for the not-for-profit workforce

Christopher Francis
Chief Executive Officer, Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation
The new frontier for employers: Should your organisation develop and implement a happiness strategy?

Marian Spencer
Head of Operations People and Culture, Black Dog Institute
Dealing with mental illness at work: case studies from the Black Dog Institute

Cassandra Hatton
General Manager Human Resources, St Vincent de Paul Society – Victoria
Personalising the employee experience: How the future of HR is shifting focus from “employees” to individuals and the “whole person”

Lisa Griffiths
Chief Executive Officer, OzChild
Transforming leadership: Using the ‘PASS’ framework to understand your leadership style

Alex McLean
Chief of Staff, Oaktree
How to recruit and engage diverse young staff and volunteers

Plus many more! See the full preliminary list here.

Thinking of coming along? Early bird prices start at just $440 (+GST) for two full conference days – that includes morning and afternoon tea, buffet lunch, and the always popular networking drinks and canapés at the end of the first day.

And if you register two staff, you’ll get a third registration free – a great opportunity to bring your colleagues along!

Finally, this year we’ve organised an official conference dinner at the end of the first day. So for those who’d like to join the EthicalJobs.com.au team and other NFP colleagues for a delicious three course meal to keep the networking going, please just tick the “Yes, I’d like to attend the official conference dinner” box when you register.

Who’s coming already?

Over 100 people have already registered for the conference, so you’ll be joining attendees from organisations including:

  • Animal Aid
  • Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  • Australian Red Cross
  • CanTeen Australia
  • Climate Council
  • Community Housing (Vic) Limited
  • Foundation House
  • Key Assets – The Children’s Services Provider
  • Mentis Assist Ltd
  • Mercy Community Services
  • Nature Conservation Trust
  • Neami National
  • Nexus Primary Health
  • Oxfam Australia
  • ReachOut Australia
  • Relationships Australia
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • Stroke Foundation
  • Surf Life Saving Australia
  • The Lost Dogs Home
  • Very Special Kids
  • YMCA Victoria
  • and many more!

We hope to see you at the conference in November!

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