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BOARD BUILDER CONFERENCE (SPRING 2011) “Spring Clean your Board!” Friday 18 November - Melbourne, Australia

Australia’s best value conference for community sector boards, committees & councils

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

MURRAY BAIRD

KYLIE CIRAK

BRETT DE HOEDT

Murray is a regular contributor to the Board Builder newsletter and Senior Partner at Moores Legal, leading the firm’s not-for-profit section. Among his many community roles, Murray also chairs specialist insurer Ansvar Insurance.

Kylie is a public relations professional with a background in corporate and community partnerships and workplace volunteering. In addition to operating Tiger Grace Consulting, she serves on a number of community boards and is Executive Director of the Our Community Foundation and www.GiveNow.com.au.

Brett is the charismatic and entertaining founder and Mayor of Hootville Communications, providing specialist communications services to not-for-profit organisations. Brett is a true believer in not-for-profit issues and the power of communications to create change.

KATHY MCLEAN

PATRICK MORIARTY

GAVIN NICHOLSON

An executive search specialist, Kathy has worked for both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. She specialises in finding talent to fill important roles in the services sector, encompassing a broad range of industries including government, education, welfare, sport and not-forprofits.

Patrick is a community sector governance specialist, designing and delivering Our Community’s accredited training on this topic and serving now and in the past on a number of community boards, including a long and fulfilling stint with Kindergarten Parents Victoria.

In addition to researching, lecturing and developing materials in the areas of governance policy and practice, Gavin is an experienced director, governance researcher and board consultant. He has published extensively in leading journals, coauthored two books and currently oversees several large research projects aimed at understanding how boards operate.

SUSAN PASCOE

SINCLAIR TAYLOR

Susan Pascoe is the newly appointed Chair of the Implementation Taskforce for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, which will be consulting on a single general reporting framework and information portal requirements. Susan recently served as a Royal Commissioner into the Victorian bushfires.

Sinclair is the Head of Westpac Financial Education, a team that delivers education aimed at improving the level of financial literacy within the community. In that capacity he has designed a suite of financial training products for the community sector.


WHY YOU MUST ATTEND

Passion alone is not enough to provide good stewardship – modern community boards, whatever their size or style, need to be knowledgeable, responsible and, above all, adaptable. The world is changing around us: government attitudes are changing; the regulatory environment is changing; the media climate is changing; communities are changing. You’ve got to get on top of it all! Strong organisations are driven by strong boards – boards that are organised, efficient and knowledgeable. Good boards get your group humming. Bad boards can make your group rasp and creak. Your board needs to find a way to ensure your organisation stays true to its values, while ensuring it can adapt to modern conditions and safeguard its viability into the future. 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 • Gain a sound understanding of the principles and practices associated with successful modern governance in the community sector • Learn about your individual roles and responsibilities, and those of the governance group as a whole • Improve the dynamics of your board – its meetings, its outcomes, its recruitment & renewal strategies • Learn how to oversee and better manage the leaders of your community group and improve boardstaff relations • Strengthen understanding of financial and risk management principles • Get troubleshooting advice from the experts • Gain renewed energy for contributing to and building your organisation

“In the past six months our organisation has employed a CEO, changed structure, got a new constitution and a new board – we charged to move forward as the organisation was stalled. This was motivated by the 2010 conference.” Board Builder attendee


THE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 9.00 - 9.30 am

COFFEE/TEA & REGISTRATION

9.30 - 9.45 am INTRODUCTION

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

9.45 - 10.15 am

THE CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS COMMISSION: Implications & vital directions for community organisation boards & committees

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Patrick Moriarty, Executive Director, Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA)

Susan Pascoe, Chair of the Implementation Taskforce for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission You wait ages for a bus, and then three of them come along at once ... After many years of inaction, there’s now a lot of action at the federal level – with changes and reforms that are going to have a profound impact on the community sector, and the boards that oversee them. Susan Pascoe is one of the people on the front line. As the Chair of the Implementation Taskforce for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, she will be steering us towards a new one-stop-shop for the sector. Find out what it will mean for your organisation.

10.15 - 11.00 am

DON’T LOSE YOUR HOUSE: Understanding the implications of the Centro case

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Gavin Nicholson, Associate Professor, QUT Business School

11.00 - 11.30 am

MORNING TEA

11.30 - 12.30 pm

1. TEN TIPS TO EFFECTIVE CHAIRING

CONCURRENT SESSIONS (YOU CHOOSE TWO)

The judge in the Centro case was adamant: while it’s fine to delegate some things, the ultimate responsibility for signing off on the finances of an organisation sits with each and every board member. You have to understand the finances, and if something doesn’t look right, you have to question, question, question. In this keynote presentation, Gavin Nicholson outlines what went wrong on the Centro board, and how you, as a not-for-profit board member, can avoid the same fate.

Murray Baird, Principal, Moores Legal With all the good will in the world, a community group is going to suffer if you have a poor performer sitting in the chair. In this session, you will learn the key leadership qualities demanded of chairs working in a community setting, and the principles of good chairship.

2. ANSWERS TO CONFLICT OF INTEREST Patrick Moriarty, Executive Director, Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) The number one duty of any board member is to act in the interests of the organisation they’re overseeing. So what do you do when your other interests or relationships clash with those of your board? Worse – what if you suspect that a board colleague has an interest they haven’t declared? In this session you’ll learn how to spot a conflict of interest, and what’s the appropriate way of handling it.

3. PAYING THE CEO Kathy McLean, Executive Search Consultant, Fish & Nankivell Ogilvie Watson A critical task for any board is to ensure you have the best person for the top job – to do that, you need to pay the right money. In this session you will learn how to benchmark and assess and set remuneration for your organisation’s CEO / Executive Director / Coordinator / Manager / Coordinator.

4. MARKETING 101 FOR COMMUNITY SECTOR BOARDS Brett de Hoedt, CEO & Founder, Hootville – PR for not-for-profits You know your organisation does great things ... but does anyone else? In this session, you’ll learn the basics of not-for-profit marketing from the board’s perspective – what you should be doing, and how you can do it on a shoestring.


THE PROGRAM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 11.30 - 12.30 pm

5. PREVENTING FRAUD

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Sinclair Taylor, Head of Westpac Financial Education

(YOU CHOOSE TWO)

How much do you know about the health of your group’s finances, really? In this session you will learn how to read between the lines of your organisation’s financial papers – and what questions to ask when you smell a rat. Each participant in this session will receive a copy of the new Westpac/Our Community Guide to Investing Money for Community Organisations.

12.30 - 1.15 am

LUNCH & NETWORKING

1.15 - 2.15 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Attend your second chosen concurrent session

2.15 - 2.30 pm

AFTERNOON REFRESHER (COFFEE ON THE RUN)

2.30 - 3.15 am

TAKE A BROOM TO YOUR BOARD: How to get new & diverse members for your board (And let’s not forget the 50/50 rule for women board members)

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Ten Tips to Effective Chairing Answers to Conflict of Interest Paying the CEO Marketing 101 for Community Sector Boards Preventing Fraud

Kylie Cirak, Executive Director, Our Community Foundation & GiveNow.com.au People from non-English speaking backgrounds, people with a disability, Indigenous people, women, young people – all these people are under-represented on not-for-profit boards. Tapping into these communities presents the opportunity to refresh and re-enliven your board. What are you waiting for? Find out how during this keynote session.

3.15 - 4.15 am

THE BOARD DOCTOR

PANEL SESSION

Murray Baird, Principal, Moores Legal Patrick Moriarty, Executive Director, Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) Kathy McLean, Executive Search Consultant, Fish & Nankivell Ogilvie Watson FACILITATED by 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.

“Thank you, I found the day both informative and relevant. Good facilitation on a very large group.” Board Builder attendee


CONFERENCE INFO DATE & TIME Friday, November 18, 2011, 9.30am-4.15pm (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. Contact Metlink for info on timetables, ticket prices & maps: Phone 131 638 or visit www.viclink.com.au.

PRICE $295 Early Bird: Book before September 23 and receive 10% off! Group Bookings: Send 5 people and save 20% off full price – call Alan Matic on 03 9320 6805 or email alanm@ourcommunity.com.au

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. Written notice is required for 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 (ICDA), the training arm of Australia’s leading community sector support organisation, Our Community. The ICDA provides low-cost, high-quality, plain-English accredited training, half-day workshops and conferences designed specifically for the staff, volunteers, board/committee members and supporters of community organisations throughout Australia.


REGISTRATION/TAX INVOICE BOARD BUILDER SPRING 2011 FIVE EASY WAYS TO REGISTER PH: (03) 9320 6800

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ONLINE: (by credit card, cheque or EFT) www.ourcommunity.com.au/boardbuilderconf

Our Community PO Box 354 North Melbourne VIC 3051

FAX: (03) 9326 6859

EMAIL: service@ourcommunity.com.au

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SELECT YOUR SESSIONS (PICK TWO) CONCURRENT SESSIONS

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1: Ten Tips to Effective Chairing 2: The Ten Myths of Conflict of Interest 3: Paying the CEO 4: Marketing 101 for Community Sector Boards 5: Preventing Fraud

1: Ten Tips to Effective Chairing 2: The Ten Myths of Conflict of Interest 3: Paying the CEO 4: Marketing 101 for Community Sector Boards 5: Preventing Fraud

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