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BOARD BUILDER CONFERENCE 2014 Monday, March 24, 2014 9.30am – 4.20pm Moonee Ponds, Melbourne

You’re not fooling anybody but yourself.

Come on out and meet a braver world. An enterprise of:

A practical, inspirational, and affordable event for community sector boards, committees & councils

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An enterprise of:


1learning 1jam-packed day of 400+ not-for-profit and networking board members & CEOs 1 chance to pick the brains of

7 not-for-profit governance experts during 2 provocative panel sessions

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choices of

4

compelling concurrent sessions:

10 10

questions every ethical board member needs to ask

things to do to lessen the pain of change

1

10

things every board member needs to know about the law

chance to be there in person

10

things every board member needs to ask the Treasurer


WHY YOU MUST ATTEND New government. New rules. New threats. New demands. New stresses. It’s time to get ready. It’s a time for new ideas. New insights. New technologies. New alliances. The country’s on the move, and it needs leaders. The not-for-profit groups that will prosper in this new environment will be the ones that can command respect and trust – groups whose governance is efficient, accountable, transparent, and responsive, and whose values are clear and bold. You need to look ahead to see what’s coming, and where you’re going, and how you’re going to fight your way through. Come along and learn from the people who’ve been breaking the track. This is the conference for all people who sit on a board, manage a board, work with a board, or want to get on a board. Learning Outcomes • • • •

Join a community of not-for-profit board members striving for excellence Learn about directing your organisation to get things done Learn how your Board can assess its performance Get started on managing the changes you’ll need to bring your Board’s performance up to scratch • Assess your planning processes against best practice in the not-for-profit sector • Understand your legal responsibilities, and your financial responsibilities, and your ethical responsibilities, and how the three interact • Consult the experts on your organisation’s particular problems, and see how your colleagues are dealing with similar issues • Come away with practical, instantly implementable tips on a range of governance-related topics

“Thanks for a very informative, educational and strategic day that will assist us to strengthen and develop our organisation.” Board Builder Conference attendee

BOOK ONLINE: www.ourcommunity.com.au/boardbuilder2014


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

MARK ALLSOP

MURRAY BAIRD

KATE DEMPSEY

BARBARA HINGSTON

Mark is a management consultant who leads the Deloitte Private’s Victorian consulting team, which focuses on small and medium enterprises and not-forprofit organisations. He has extensive experience working with not-for-profits to help them set practical, actionable strategies, and develop plans which guide success.

Murray is responsible for the Australian Charities and Notfor-profits Commission’s work in the areas of Legal, Policy & Education, Compliance & Strategic Intelligence, Reporting, and Reduction of Red Tape. Before joining the Commission, Murray had an impressive career in not-forprofit law with Moores Legal.

Kate is an organisational consultant who has successfully operated her own business, Kate Dempsey & Associates, for 22 years. She assists small businesses and not-for-profits with change management, board governance, mentoring and organisational review.

Barbara has worked in governance and management for more than 25 years. She consults on social policy and practice – strategic planning, service development, and education for cultural change. She’s worked across Australia with Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and with not-for-profits.

KATHY MCLEAN

VANESSA NOLAN-WOODS

STUART PALMER

JULIENNE PRICE

Stuart is Head of The Practice at St James Ethics Centre. He helps leaders to understand their crucial role in fostering open, effective and ethical decision making, and helps organisations to establish a robust ethical culture where individuals support the values and principles of their organisation.

Julienne is responsible for creating and leading the banking offer for schools and not-for-profits at Commonwealth Bank, and enabling the bank’s employees to be the leading community bankers in Australia. With a background in financial services, Julienne previously helped to shape the reform agenda for not-forprofits at Westpac.

Kathy’s job is to find the best people to run Australia’s not-for-profits – schools, foundations, welfare services, sports clubs, or environmental groups. She knows the qualities you need make an organisation go, and she knows how to recognise them when you see them.

Vanessa is the head of Schools, Local Government and Not for Profit Sector Banking at Commonwealth Bank, where she is working to transform banking for not-forprofits. Vanessa previously spent 10 years at Westpac in a variety of senior roles, including founding and leading the bank’s Social Sector Banking business.

PAUL RONALDS

DAVID ROSENBAUM

IAN SINCLAIR

PATRICIA TOOHEY

From co-founding one of Australia’s first online companies to assisting tsunami-affected people in Sri Lanka, Paul’s experience in not-for-profits, commerce and government gives him unique insights into some of the world’s most significant social, economic and political challenges. He currently heads up Save the Children Australia.

David is the principal of OPTIMUM NFP and an independent management consultant with more than 36 years of senior and executive management experience. He is currently completing his PhD in Change Management in the not-for-profit sector and has presented internationally in this capacity.

Ian helps organisations to grow. As a top commercial lawyer at Cornwall Stodart Lawyers he advises companies and charities on governance and finance. He knows what we have to learn from the for-profit sector, and vice versa.

Through a career in public affairs, communications and marketing, Patricia has been involved in a range of dynamic business and community partnerships in response to some of the major social issues affecting our community. She is currently a director of her own consulting practice, and a board member with Social Traders.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014, 9.30AM-4.20PM

Board Builder Conference (9.30am-4.20pm) 9.00 - 9.30 am

COFFEE/TEA & REGISTRATION

9.30 - 9.40 am

Welcome & Introduction

INTRODUCTION

PATRICK MORIARTY, Executive Director, Institute of Community Directors Australia

9.40 - 10.40 am

Laying the Groundwork: Real-world strategic planning for not-for-profit organisations

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

MARK ALLSOP, Partner, Deloitte Private

10.40 - 11.10 am

MORNING TEA

11.10 - 12.20 am

The Perfect Board: How does yours stack up?

INTERACTIVE PANEL

The Panel:

If you don’t know how to get there, you really don’t know where you’re going. If you haven’t done the forward planning you’re living in a dream world. That’s easier, certainly, but it’s not very productive. Find out how to get started.

• MURRAY BAIRD, Assistant Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) • PATRICIA TOOHEY, Director, Social Traders • BARBARA HINGSTON, Executive mentor & governance specialist • PAUL RONALDS, CEO, Save the Children The Host: • BRETT DE HOEDT, Mayor, Hootville Communications How would your Board rate measured against the highest standards? When was the last time your Board assessed its own performance? Where do you think it falls short? Torture test your operations against best practice.

12.20 - 1.00 pm

LUNCH

1.00 - 2.00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS. Choose your first session to attend:

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1. ETHICS: Ten questions every board member needs to ask

(CHOOSE YOUR FIRST SESSION)

DR STUART PALMER, Head of The Practice, St James Ethics Centre What moral and social duties does a Board member owe to the organisation? To the clients? To the staff? To the public? To their colleagues? What happens when these duties conflict with each other, or with the law? 2. MANAGING CHANGE: Ten things to do to soften the transition DAVID ROSENBAUM, Principal, Optimum NFP Don’t get too comfortable. You’ve got to guide your people out of camp, over the bridge, and on after the light on the hill, and if you’re successful your reward is to be asked do it again tomorrow. Learn how to lead.

Please see next page for further sessions to choose from.


CONFERENCE PROGRAM MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014, 9.30AM-4.20PM

1.00 - 2.00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS (CHOOSE YOUR FIRST SESSION)

3. IT’S THE LAW: Ten things every Board member needs to know about their legal responsibilities IAN SINCLAIR, Partner, Cornwall Stodart Lawyers Good intentions should be a defence, perhaps, but they’re not. If you let things get out of hand in your organisation the courts treat you as being just as culpable as any over-eager profit-seeker. You say you know what you’re doing; they take you at your word. Learn how to back that up. 4. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Ten things every Board member should ask the Treasurer VANESSA NOLAN-WOODS & JULIENNE PRICE, Commonwealth Bank Not for Profit Banking As a Board member you’re responsible for overseeing the finances of the organisation, and you can’t just shove that responsibility across to the Treasurer. Not asking the right questions is like walking across a busy road blindfolded. Trust, but verify.

2.00 - 3.00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS – as above (choose a second session to attend)

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1. ETHICS: Ten questions every board member needs to ask

(CHOOSE YOUR SECOND SESSION)

2. MANAGING CHANGE: Ten things to do to soften the transition 3. IT’S THE LAW: Ten things every Board member needs to know about their legal responsibilities 4. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Ten things every Board member should ask the Treasurer

3.00 - 3.20 pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3.20 - 4.20 pm

BOARD DOCTOR: Diagnosis and cure for your Board ailments

INTERACTIVE PANEL

The Panel: • KATHY MCLEAN, Partner, Fish & Nankivell • DR KATE DEMPSEY, Kate Dempsey & Associates – Organisational Consultancy • PATRICK MORIARTY, Executive Director, Institute of Community Directors Australia The Host: • BRETT DE HOEDT, Mayor, Hootville Communications Revealing the answers to all the burning questions you always wanted to ask about being a board member of a community organisation. Tell us about your board ills and let our Board Doctors work their magic.

4.20 pm

Close

“The networking is the best I’ve been to. The diversity of the crowd, community spirit, etc. was outstanding.” Board Builder Conference attendee


CONFERENCE INFO BOARD BUILDER 2014

DATE & TIME Monday, March 24, 2014, 9.30am-4.20pm (registration from 9.00am) VENUE Moonee Valley Racing Club, McPherson St, Moonee Ponds, VIC; Melway Ref 29A7 PARKING Free all-day parking is available at the venue PUBLIC TRANSPORT Taxi: Ask to be dropped at Members Gate 1, Moonee Valley Racing Club, McPherson St, Moonee Ponds. Tram: Route #59 Airport West-City; Catch the tram from anywhere on Elizabeth St in the city & get off at Stop 33 (Moonee Ponds Junction). Walk down Dean St, turn left into McPherson St; enter at Members Gate 1. Train: Catch a Broadmeadows/Craigieburn line train from the city & get off at Moonee Ponds Station. Walk down Puckle St (becomes Dean St) through the shopping strip and turn left at McPherson St; enter at Members Gate 1. Visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au/ or phone 1800 800 007 for info on timetables, ticket prices and maps. PRICE $325 Group Bookings: Send 5 people or more and save 20% off the full price – call Alan Matic on 03 9320 6805 or email alanm@ourcommunity.com.au to confirm your discount. ACCOMMODATION We recommend www.lastminute.com.au or www.wotif.com. TAKEAWAY REFERENCE MATERIAL In line with our sustainability objectives, conference presentations will not be printed and distributed during the conference but will instead be available via the Our Community website – a direct weblink will be advised via email following the conference. (Available only to conference delegates.) BOOKINGS, CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY Registrations must be paid no later than 10 working days prior to the event. 50% of the registration fee is refundable if notice of cancellation is received more than 10 working days prior to the event. No refund is available where notice of cancellation is received less than 10 working days prior to the event. Substitution of attendees is allowed, but written notice is required for all cancellations and substitutions. It is not possible to transfer registration between events. COMMITMENT TO ACCESS & EQUITY The organisers and supporters of this conference are committed to access and equity and as much as possible will be done to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact Alan Matic if you require special assistance – phone (03) 9320 6805 or email alanm@ourcommunity.com.au. In order to ensure that all needs can be met, please note that we require six weeks’ notice for most special needs requests. ABOUT THE CONFERENCE ORGANISERS This conference is an initiative of the Institute of Community Directors Australia, the best practice network for Australian not-for-profit board/committee members, and the managers and staff who support them. An Our Community enterprise, the Institute is Australia’s leading provider of governance information, tools, training and qualifications for not-for-profits, including Australia’s only diploma in governance.


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