The Conference Program

Volunteering Victoria is working with members to develop a conference program that energises, enhances and connects delegates!

Day 1 – Thursday 20 June 2019

8.00am Conference sign in
9.00am Welcome and Opening – MC Jodie Willmer
9.30am Keynote Address – Susan Alberti, AC
10.00am Panel Discussion – The Art of Leading Volunteers: Energising, Enhancing, Connecting
Moderator- Josephine Cafagna
Panelist-
Richard Dent, CEO Leadership Victoria
Vivienne Cunningham-Smith, CEO Eastern Volunteer
Hang Vo, CEO Whitelion
Tina Hosseini, researcher at Deakin University
11.00am Morning Tea

Optional activityGetting the Most Out of Your Conference Experience

11.30am 4 x Concurrent Sessions (round 1)

Workshops:
Volunteering & The Law Hot Topics-Your Questions Answered
Leading with Story: Creating Happier, Smarter & More Connected  Organisations
Short Presentations:
3 x Technology
3 x Inclusion

1.00pm Lunch – optional activity – Brain Dates
2.00pm 4 x Concurrent Sessions (round 2)
Workshops:
Work-life Transition Tactics: From Interference to Integration
Visibility to Self: The Secret Weapon for Every Leader
Short Presentations:

3 x Peer Support
3 x Leadership
3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm The Great Debate

Topic: A Great Volunteer Manager Attends Weddings, Funerals and Everything In-between
Moderator: 
Geraldine Quinn
Affirmative Team: Geoff Sharp (VV Board); Gillian Wilson (Alfred Health); Jimmy Mariñas (St John Ambulance)
Negative Team: Bronwen Clark (VV Board); Rory Sackville (RACV); Emma Short (Heart Foundation)

5.15pm Day 1 wrap up
5.30pm Networking function (optional)

Day 2 – Friday 21 June 2019

8.30am Day 2 sign in 
9.00am Welcome and Opening – MC Jodie Willmer
9.10am Parliamentary Secretary’s AddressHon. Lizzie Blandthorn, MP
9.25am Keynote Address – Sophie Renton from McCrindle Futures
10.00am Panel Discussion – The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be
Moderator- Clive Dwyer from Committee for Melbourne
Panelist- Scott Chapman, CEO from Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria 
Penny Harrison, Director – Volunteering, Australian Red Cross
Dan Evans, Deputy Managing Director of IPSOS 
11.00am Morning Tea
11.30am 4 x Concurrent Sessions (round 3)
Workshops:
The Future of Technology, Volunteering & Volunteer Management
Inclusive Program Design: Delivering for Your Volunteers and Community
Short Presentations:
3 x Research & Strategies
3 x Networks & Partnerships
1.00pm Lunch
1.45pm 4 x Concurrent Sessions (round 4)
Workshops:
From Surviving to Thriving: An Introduction to Future-proofing Your Team and Organisation
It’s Not All About the Cake: Top Ten Lessons for Emerging Volunteer Managers
Short Presentations:
3 x Networks & Partnerships
3 x Future
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm Final Keynote Address – Samuel Johnson (Love Your Sister)
4.05pm Closing Remarks and Wrap Up – MC Jodie Willmer
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