Better Boards Conference 2016

Game-Changing Moves...Governing for Maximum Impact

WHEN 29 - 31 July 2016
WHERE Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

A big thank you to all our marvellous delegates, speakers, sponsors, trade exhibitors and suppliers for an amazing and action packed 3 days. Watch this space for details on the 2017 Better Boards Conference.

The Better Boards Team

"Fabulous. Great info, great presenters, great networking."
Gosnells Community Support Service Inc
"Eye-opening! Just wish the whole board had come."
Pole Depot Community Centre
"Excellent and unique conference. A lot of presentations of outstanding quality, great breadth of subjects. The originality of concepts of many presentations was particularly excellent."
Board Member / Jewish Care Victoria
"A great opportunity to hear new perspectives on some old and wicked problems as well as emerging issues. Excellent presentations – great range of opportunities to listen, learn & share."
Board Member / Family Services Illawarra
"Engaging and educational packed 2 days full of information and learning."
Anita Dickons
Chair / Future Employment Opportunities
"Awesome, absolutely loved it. Gained a lot of information and insight to take back to form a better board."
Sutherland Shire Community Transport
"Enlightened and engaged! The conference format provided opportunities for a wide range of interesting/challenging or informative sessions from which I can distil and apply key learnings. It was also fun - so thank you!"
Sue Phillips
Chair of the Board / Boab Health Service
"Thank you. I have really enjoyed this experience, from the variety of speakers to the wonderful delegates who have given me so much to come away with and to report back to my organisation."
Blackmans Bay Childrens Services
"Essential professional development opportunity for new and experienced board members."
Family Planning NSW
"Excellent conference, interesting and thought provoking. Great use of technology for audience participation."
Julian Keys
Chairperson / SwanCare Group
"Very impressed. Excellently organised and run. High quality presentations. Great opportunity to meet board members from organisations around the country. Relevant and thought-provoking material."
Neil Ballard
Vice President / Mpower
"Excellent networking. Some vibrant and educational presentations. Well worth it."
Leonardo Pepi
Chairperson / Eastcoast Housing Association
"Empowering! I wish all board members could have attended."
Sue Edwards
Vice President / ARC Disability Services Inc.
"As a first time director on an NFP board I have found the conference invaluable to assisting my knowledge and growth as a valued board member."
Kim McFarlane
Board Member / Quantum Support Services Inc

Who should attend?

Directors
Board Members
Committee Members
Chairpersons
Treasurers
Chief Executive Officers
Managing Directors
and those involved in governing or leading a non-profit organisation.

As one of the largest gatherings of its kind in Australasia, it is a valuable opportunity for those responsible for the governance of their organisation to make connections, share ideas and gather information with other board members, chief executive officers and senior managers from non-profit organisations.

It is typical for organisations to send their entire board and chief executive officer together.

"Eye-opening! Just wish the whole board had come." ~ Pole Depot Community Centre

Program Download


A printable PDF of the program is available as a download here.


Trade & Sponsorship Opportunities 2016


To find out about partnership opportunities please download the PDF prospectus.

Need more information?

Have a quick look through the frequently asked questions, or email Carla or Natasha at info@betterboards.net or call +61 3 5429 3786.

We look forward to hearing from you.

About the Better Boards Conference

The Better Boards Conference is the premier governance and leadership conference for leaders of Australasia’s non-profit organisations.

The conference theme: Game-Changing Moves... Governing for Maximum Impact acknowledges the increasing number of boards, CEOs and executives that are creating new game plans as a period of Commonwealth and State Government driven transformational reform draws to a close.

Presentations will focus board and leadership discussions on four key areas that support successful outcomes in contemporary game plans: Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology.

[ View the program here ]

A Message from our Premier Partner

About Westpac

Community organisations are as varied and unique as Australia. Westpac Banking Corporation has been working with Not for Profit and community organisations for years –whether it be local sports clubs, social enterprises or charities, we’ve learned that the demands and opportunities of the Social Sector are both unique and diverse.

At Westpac, we are proud of our history of supporting Social Sector organisations. We believe that with the right support, you can achieve just about anything. Westpac have a team of Social Sector banking specialists who are ready to share their in-depth knowledge and mentoring insight to organisations to maximise efficiencies and enhance fund raising opportunities helping you to deliver your organisation’s current and future goals..

As Australia’s oldest company and first bank, it’s only fitting that Westpac was among the first to embrace sustainable business principles. One of the advantages of our longevity is that we understand that change is essential, rather than optional. We’re committed to being adaptive, innovative and operating with integrity. We’re focussed on being a great service company, helping our customers and communities to prosper and grow.

For more on Social Sector Banking: www.westpac.com.au/socialsector


 


The Conference Experience

Discover what it's like to attend

Delegate Testimonials


Click here to watch video testimonials


"Very impressed. Excellently organised and run. High quality presentations. Great opportunity to meet board members from organisations around the country. Relevant and thought-provoking material."
Neil Ballard
Vice President / Mpower
"Eye-opening! Just wish the whole board had come."
Pole Depot Community Centre
"Empowering! I wish all board members could have attended."
Sue Edwards
Vice President / ARC Disability Services Inc.
"Excellent networking. Some vibrant and educational presentations. Well worth it."
Leonardo Pepi
Chairperson / Eastcoast Housing Association
"Excellent conference, interesting and thought provoking. Great use of technology for audience participation."
Julian Keys
Chairperson / SwanCare Group
"Engaging and educational packed 2 days full of information and learning."
Anita Dickons
Chair / Future Employment Opportunities
"Enlightened and engaged! The conference format provided opportunities for a wide range of interesting/challenging or informative sessions from which I can distil and apply key learnings. It was also fun - so thank you!"
Sue Phillips
Chair of the Board / Boab Health Service
"As a first time director on an NFP board I have found the conference invaluable to assisting my knowledge and growth as a valued board member."
Kim McFarlane
Board Member / Quantum Support Services Inc
"Essential professional development opportunity for new and experienced board members."
Family Planning NSW
"Awesome, absolutely loved it. Gained a lot of information and insight to take back to form a better board."
Sutherland Shire Community Transport
"Thank you. I have really enjoyed this experience, from the variety of speakers to the wonderful delegates who have given me so much to come away with and to report back to my organisation."
Blackmans Bay Childrens Services
"Fabulous. Great info, great presenters, great networking."
Gosnells Community Support Service Inc
"Excellent and unique conference. A lot of presentations of outstanding quality, great breadth of subjects. The originality of concepts of many presentations was particularly excellent."
Board Member / Jewish Care Victoria
"A great opportunity to hear new perspectives on some old and wicked problems as well as emerging issues. Excellent presentations – great range of opportunities to listen, learn & share."
Board Member / Family Services Illawarra

Ticket Pricing

Please note all prices are in Australian Dollars


Speaker Highlights

Some of the fantastic speakers in 2016

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"Excellent and unique conference. A lot of presentations of outstanding quality, great breadth of subjects. The originality of concepts of many presentations was particularly excellent."
Board Member / Jewish Care Victoria
"Awesome, absolutely loved it. Gained a lot of information and insight to take back to form a better board."
Sutherland Shire Community Transport
"Enlightened and engaged! The conference format provided opportunities for a wide range of interesting/challenging or informative sessions from which I can distil and apply key learnings. It was also fun - so thank you!"
Sue Phillips
Chair of the Board / Boab Health Service
"As a first time director on an NFP board I have found the conference invaluable to assisting my knowledge and growth as a valued board member."
Kim McFarlane
Board Member / Quantum Support Services Inc
"Engaging and educational packed 2 days full of information and learning."
Anita Dickons
Chair / Future Employment Opportunities
"Very impressed. Excellently organised and run. High quality presentations. Great opportunity to meet board members from organisations around the country. Relevant and thought-provoking material."
Neil Ballard
Vice President / Mpower
"A great opportunity to hear new perspectives on some old and wicked problems as well as emerging issues. Excellent presentations – great range of opportunities to listen, learn & share."
Board Member / Family Services Illawarra
"Excellent conference, interesting and thought provoking. Great use of technology for audience participation."
Julian Keys
Chairperson / SwanCare Group
"Thank you. I have really enjoyed this experience, from the variety of speakers to the wonderful delegates who have given me so much to come away with and to report back to my organisation."
Blackmans Bay Childrens Services
"Excellent networking. Some vibrant and educational presentations. Well worth it."
Leonardo Pepi
Chairperson / Eastcoast Housing Association
"Eye-opening! Just wish the whole board had come."
Pole Depot Community Centre
"Empowering! I wish all board members could have attended."
Sue Edwards
Vice President / ARC Disability Services Inc.
"Essential professional development opportunity for new and experienced board members."
Family Planning NSW
"Fabulous. Great info, great presenters, great networking."
Gosnells Community Support Service Inc

Conference Partners, Sponsors & Exhibitors

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