Conference 2015 Live Blog – Saturday


Welcome to the Better Boards Conference 2015

We will be blogging over the whole weekend so keep checking back at this page for the latest updates on what’s happening around the Conference. Whether you’re attending this year or keeping an eye on proceedings from a distance, we’ll have plenty of updates, highlights and photos to share with you. Please feel free to join the conversation by commenting below or connecting with us on social media. We will be tweeting from @betterboards. Please share your tweets with us and other delegates by using the hashtag #betterboards.


This year also marks the launch of our new event Sprout Summit. Sprout Summit is a one-day event for emerging leaders who want to create positive impact by joining a non-profit board or starting their own non-profit or social enterprise. You can join us in equipping emerging leaders by following the blog throughout the day or connecting with us on social media. We will be tweeting from @sproutsummit, and using the hashtag #Sprout15



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After afternoon tea, we will be heading back to the Plaza Auditorium for our final plenary presentation from Paul Ostrowski, CEO of Care Connect


In his workshop this afternoon on Mindfulness, Robert Gordon led the delegates in a group mediation session to experience first hand the effects of mindfulness, check out the photos in our Tweets below.







Our final session of concurrent workshops has another great lineup:
Michelle Taylor – What to Do with a Bored Board – How to Inspire, Engage and Ignite Your Directors
Elise Sernik – From Governing to Leadership: The Pivotal Shift
David Buley – Business as Usual is a Fantasy: Prepare for Surprise
Robert Gordon – Mindfulness: Governance with Passion, Purpose & Presence
Moya Sayer-Jones – Stories from the Board Down: Three Stories Every Board Member Needs to Tell. And Why.





Another roundup from this session of concurrent workshops






After a delicious lunch we’re back for another round of concurrent workshops.

Aaron Hurst – Strengthening Leadership and Human Resources Capacity: Pro Bono as a Powerful Solution
Linda Hayes – DIY Health Check – Are You Ready for the New Horizon?
Ingo Susing – Leadership Succession Management – An Ongoing Governance Discipline
Wayne Turner – Become a High Impact NFP: Building Your Leverage to Advance Social Change
Jeff Buchanan – ROI for Fundraising: What are the Facts and Figures? How is Performance Best Measured?


Some more tweets coming in from the concurrent session:





Next up: another lineup of concurrent workshops, this time we have:
Brian Herd – The Great, The Average and The Soooo Bad Board – Tales from the Legal Trenches
James Beck – Preparing for Strategic Planning and Decision-Making
Heather Watson – Governance of a Multi-Organisation Special Purpose Vehicle
Lali Wiratunga and Darren Fittler – Never Forget Your Purpose… Ever!
David Curd – NFP Mergers and Amalgamations – Sovereignty vs. Sustainability


A round up of some great tweets coming in from delegates in the first line-up of workshops:









After an action-packed morning tea break we’re in our first session of concurrent workshops for the Main Conference.


The lineup for this session is:
Natalie Elms – How to Select the Right Directors for Your Board
Robert Gordon – The Chair, The Board and the CEO: When Passion and Purpose Collide – Game On!
Vera Visevic – Dare We Take a Risk? Dare We Not?
Patrick Herd – Does Mother Know Best?
Joanne Redburn – Fulfilling Your Organisation’s Passion and Purpose, or Saving Your Organisation? Are They Mutually Exclusive?




We have also sold out of all of our copies of Aaron Hurst’s book The Purpose Economy after a big line-up at Aaron Hurst’s book signing at morning tea.


A roundup of some great Tweets coming in about our Headlining Keynote Aaron Hurst:







Aaron Hurst says It’s almost impossible to get purpose in a cupboard on your own – it’s about authentic relationships…


Next up: our opening Headlining Keynote from Aaron Hurst of Imperative




Great to have some delegates joining the conversation on Twitter with us. Tweet at us @betterboards or use #betterboards to connect with other delegates.








The stage is set for the start of the Main Conference at the Better Boards Conference 2015!




Welcome everyone to the start of the Main Conference at the Better Boards Conference 2015! Registration is open from 8.00am.



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