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Who Should Attend?

The Better Boards Conference focuses on contemporary governance and leadership issues. It is a worthwhile exercise for directors, board and committee members, chairpersons, chief executive officers, treasurers, presidents, vice-presidents, senior managers and executives of not-for-profit or for-purpose organisations. Academics and research students in the field of governance may also benefit.

Reasons to Attend:

• Enhance governance & leadership knowledge
• Share ideas & gather information
• Professional development
• Networking, connections and peer support
• Meet other board members, chief executive officers and senior managers
• Escape the daily grind and find space to focus on your governance

The conference theme in 2017: Adaptive Directorship: Governing for the unpredictable, 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.

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


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More Wonderful Feedback from Recent Delegates:

"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