Better Boards Conference 2017

Adaptive Directorship: Governing for the unpredictable

WHEN 28 - 30 July 2017
WHERE Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Earlybird Tickets Closing in...



"Engaging and educational packed 2 days full of information and learning."
Anita Dickons
Chair / Future Employment Opportunities
"Essential professional development opportunity for new and experienced board members."
Family Planning NSW
"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
"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
"Eye-opening! Just wish the whole board had come."
Pole Depot Community Centre
"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
"Fabulous. Great info, great presenters, great networking."
Gosnells Community Support Service 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
"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 conference, interesting and thought provoking. Great use of technology for audience participation."
Julian Keys
Chairperson / SwanCare Group
"Awesome, absolutely loved it. Gained a lot of information and insight to take back to form a better board."
Sutherland Shire Community Transport
"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

Who should attend?

Directors
Board Members
Committee Members
Chairpersons
Treasurers
Chief Executive Officers
Managing Directors
and those involved in governing or leading a not-for-profit organisation.

Join hundreds of board members and CEOs at the 11th Better Boards Conference. This popular governance event is one of the largest regular gatherings of leaders from not-for-profit organisations in Australasia.


Why Attend?

Leaders from across the NFP spectrum attend with the aim of strengthening their governance and leadership knowledge and skills, and to discuss trends, ideas, innovations, make connections and stay current with the latest strategies.

A great value exercise for your board and leadership team. It is well worth making the Better Boards Conference your board's main development activity this year.

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

Registration

Earlybird tickets are available online until 26 April 2017. Please make a note to book early if you wish to attend the Board Member Innovation Tour or CEO’s Day as these programs often reach capacity well before the event. Pricing | Book now.


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Trade & Sponsorship Opportunities 2017

For sponsors the Better Boards Conference opens the door to not-for-profit boardrooms throughout Australasia. It is also an ideal vehicle to demonstrate the alignment between your brand and the ideals of good governance and leadership in not-for-profit organisations.

We’ve created a variety of opportunities designed to help you interact with this audience. 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 Sheena or Alana 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 not-for-profit organisations.

This year’s Better Boards Conference aims to highlight the mindset and strategies leaders will need to ensure the successful governance and leadership of their not-for-profit organisation in unpredictable times.

Directors of cutting edge organisations have recognised that they and their organisations have moved to a world of few constraints and many variables. It is no longer a just case of “disrupt or be disrupted”, “adapt or die”, but one of governing and leading for the unpredictable.

Presentations and discussions at the Better Boards Conference 2017 will highlight the attitudes, behaviours and work practices that support successful outcomes in adaptive directorship.


Program for 2017

A program overview for planning purposes is available here.
Session details are now available, and further updates will be listed shortly.

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

Earlybird tickets are now available online. Please ensure you book early if securing the best prices is important to you. Book now.

"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
"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
"Empowering! I wish all board members could have attended."
Sue Edwards
Vice President / ARC Disability Services Inc.
"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
"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
"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
"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
"Essential professional development opportunity for new and experienced board members."
Family Planning NSW
"Engaging and educational packed 2 days full of information and learning."
Anita Dickons
Chair / Future Employment Opportunities
"Eye-opening! Just wish the whole board had come."
Pole Depot Community Centre
"Excellent conference, interesting and thought provoking. Great use of technology for audience participation."
Julian Keys
Chairperson / SwanCare Group
"Fabulous. Great info, great presenters, great networking."
Gosnells Community Support Service Inc

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