On November 19-20, more than 500 NFP leaders, managers and HR professionals from across Australia will be converging on Melbourne for the 2018 Not-For-Profit People Conference.
With more than 25 practical and inspiring sessions spread across two days, there’s something for everyone who’s passionate about attracting, managing, training or retaining the very best staff for the NFP sector.
Here are 6 reasons you don’t want want to miss this year’s Not-For-Profit People Conference:
1. Inspiring and award-winning keynote speakers
We search high and low for fantastic, inspiring keynote speakers who can also impart practical advice you can use.
This year, internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlow joins us as our international keynote speaker, with invaluable lessons on how to program yourself to be an effective leader for your organisation.
Learn tips on the art of attraction from Xero Australia managing director, Trent Innes, who leads one of Australia’s top tech startups, growing from 30 to 400 employees in his tenure – that’s a lot of job ads!
Finally, be inspired by 2018 Variety International Humanitarian Award recipient and NGO founder Moira Kelly. Her ongoing work to provide life-changing surgery to disadvantaged children proves just how much of a difference one person with passion and drive can make.
2. Networking opportunities you won’t find anywhere else
As Australia’s biggest event focused on how to attract, manage, train and retain the best people for the NFP sector, there’s nowhere else in the country where you can meet this many NFP “people specialists” in one place.
Whether you’re working in HR, managing a team of staff or volunteers, or overseeing an entire department or organisation, you’re pretty much guaranteed to meet amazing peers you won’t meet anywhere else.
And because we know the massive value of meeting with peers – sometimes a five-minute conversation on the sidelines can be more valuable to you than even the best speaker – we’ve specifically designed the conference to maximise your chance to meet and connect with your colleagues through both casual and facilitated networking opportunities.
3. Four in-depth workshops on top people challenges
This year, in response to feedback from previous conference attendees, we’ve added four practical two-hour workshops to our program. Learn tools and tactics from some of Australia’s top experts to help your organisation thrive.
- Grit: How to build resilience in your team and workplace – Jo Murray from The Wellbeing Lab
- How to be a more visible leader in your organisation and beyond – Julia May and Sarah Anderson from Visibility Co
- How to shape, promote and live your employer brand to connect with current and future superstars – Mark Puncher from Employer Branding Australia
- How to reconnect your organisational mission with employee meaning and happiness – Ross Reekie from Rise Consulting
4. Fifteen parallel sessions
We have 15 more unmissable sessions – though you might need to bring your whole team if you want to catch them all!
Hear advice, be entertained and gather insights from NFPs, the private sector and academia on how to attract, train and retain the very best staff and volunteers for your organisation, and walk away with practical tools you can start to apply straight away.
5. Incredible exhibitors
From employee engagement consulting to recruitment to cloud technology, we’ve brought together some of the best suppliers to Australia’s NFP sector to exhibit their solutions for your organisation.
They’re ready to wow you with the latest technology and expert services to help your organisation attract, train and retain the best staff and volunteers.
So don’t miss out of a free consultation with more than 30 companies who are excited to help solve your organisation’s challenges!
6. Free drinks and canapes with colleagues
It’s the perfect opportunity to meet that person you’ve been trying to catch all day, make new connections, and share some of the joys and challenges of your role with colleagues from across the NFP sector. What’s more, it’s on us! So come and join us after day one in an informal setting and build on what you’ve learned from the conference.
The 2018 Not-For-Profit People Conference will take place on 19-20 November at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. There’s still time to book your place – click here for details.