Conference Downloads

Speakers’ presentations from the 2015 Conference in Brisbane are available as downloads through the links below:


CEO’s Day – Friday 24th of July


Plenary Presentations
Forging Strategic Relationships and Finding Collaborative Opportunities – Lincoln Hopper, CEO at MS Queensland


Concurrent CEO’s Workshops #1
Creating a ‘Sponsorship Friendly’ Organisation – Abby Clemence, Managing Director at Infinity Sponsorship
Achieving Scale Through Networking and Partnerships – Damien Cramer, National Industry Lead at Westpac Social Sector Banking
Strategy Analysis for Better Board Decisions – Tim Coventry, Consulting Director at Business Analysts Pty Ltd


Concurrent CEO’s Workshops #2
Mining Your Own Resources – How to Get the Edge –Natalie Elliott, Grant Program Manager at Equity Trustees Ltd
Protecting Your Income Tax Exempt Status: Two New Additional Tests and the ATO View – Victor Hamit, Director at Wentworth Lawyers Pty Ltd
A New Funding Model – How to Construct a Multi-Source Income Stream for Your Organisation – Jo Scard, Founder and Principal at Fifty Acres

The Board Innovation Tour
Lifetec – Presentation slides
Surf Life Saving Queensland – Resource 1 | Resource 2


Sprout Summit
The Power of One – A Mission to End Human Trafficking – Stephanie Lorenzo, Founder & CEO at Project Futures
Joining My First NFP Board – Rhys Williams, CEO at The Makers Inc.
The Role of the Board in a Start-Up NFP – Howard Nielsen, Board Chair at Samford Commons Ltd
Social Enterprise – Ensuring Success – Joanne O’Brien, Partner at CRH Law
Legal Obligations of NFP Directors – Sophie McNamara, Lawyer & Pro Bono Coordinator at Ashurst
Scaling Social Enterprise for Maximum Impact – Peter Ball, Managing Director at Yonder Co.
The Practicalities of Funding a Social Enterprise – Tom Dawkins, Co-Founder & CEO at StartSomeGood


Saturday 25th July


Plenary Presentations
Leading for Future Prosperity – Susan Bannigan, CEO at Westpac Bicentennial Foundation
The Purpose Economy – Aaron Hurst, CEO and Co-Founder of Imperative and author of The Purpose Economy
Agile Navigation – Adapting to a New World – Paul Ostrowski, CEO of Care Connect


Concurrent Workshops #1
How to Select the Right Directors for Your Board – Natalie Elms, Boards Research at Queensland University of Technology
The Chair, The Board and the CEO: When Passion and Purpose Collide – Game On! – Robert Gordon, Director of Programs at Board Accord
Dare We Take a Risk? Dare We Not? – Vera Visevic, Partner Not-for-Profit at Mills Oakley Lawyers
Does Mother Know Best? – Patrick Herd, Principal Consultant at Community Business Australia
Fulfilling Your Organisation’s Passion and Purpose, or Saving Your Organisation? Are They Mutually Exclusive? – Joanne Redburn, Director at NFP Lawyers


Concurrent Workshops #2
The Great, The Average and The Soooo Bad Board – Tales from the Legal Trenches – Brian Herd, Partner at CRH Law
Preparing for Strategic Planning and Decision-Making – James Beck, Managing Director at Effective Governance
NFP Mergers and Amalgamations – Sovereignty vs. Sustainability – David Curd, Executive General Manager Strategy and Growth at Endeavour Foundation
Governance of a Multi-Organisation Special Purpose Vehicle – Heather Watson, Partner at McCullough Robertson Lawyers


Concurrent Workshops #3
Strengthening Leadership and Human Resources Capacity: Pro Bono as a Powerful Solution – Aaron Hurst, CEO and Co-Founder of Imperative and author of The Purpose Economy
DIY Health Check – Are You Ready for the New Horizon? – Linda Hayes, Managing Director at Corporate Synergies Australia
Leadership Succession Management – An Ongoing Governance Discipline – Ingo Susing, Partner at Leadership & Succession Partners
Become a High Impact NFP: Building Your Leverage to Advance Social Change – Wayne Turner, Principal Consultant at CBB
ROI for Fundraising: What are the Facts and Figures? How is Performance Best Measured –Jeff Buchanan, Senior Consultant at AskRIGHT


Concurrent Workshops #4
What to Do with a Bored Board – How to Inspire, Engage and Ignite Your Directors – Michelle Taylor, Senior Consultant at Matrix on Board Consulting
From Governing to Leadership: The Pivotal Shift – Elise Sernik, Executive Director at Leadership Space
Business as Usual is a Fantasy: Prepare for Surprise – David Buley, CFO at Association of Independent Schools
Mindfulness: Governance with Passion, Purpose & Presence – Robert Gordon, Director of Programs at Board Accord
Stories from the Board Down: Three Stories Every Board Member Needs to Tell. And Why. – Moya Sayer-Jones, Founder and Director at Only Human Communication


Sunday 26th July

Plenary Presentation
Beyond Compliance – Fundamental Problems in Board Decision-Making – Gavin Nicholson, Associate Professor at the QUT Business School
Charting the Future of the NFP Boardroom – Elizabeth Jameson, Managing Director at Board Matters