Included in the program will be 90 minute workshops for delegates to choose from during concurrent breakout sessions. The following workshops and presenters have just been confirmed.
Workshops (Total of 8)
Volunteering and the Law: Your Hot Topics AnsweredMae Tanner
Presented by Mae Tanner, this workshop will address 3 hot topics – areas where the law regulates volunteering, but where this regulation is unclear or throws up issues of concern for volunteer-involving organisations. Delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered within the session. Justice Connect lawyers have delivered 100+ sessions on legal issues in Managing Volunteers and have numerous ‘case examples’ that they can share.
Work-life Transition Tactics: From Interference to IntegrationSarah Cotton
Finding a healthy work-life balance is a difficult challenge at the best of times. Changes in work, such as 24/7 digital connectivity are finding many of us struggling with how to ‘switch off’ from work and ‘show up’ in life (and vice versa). While there are many benefits to this new reality, the costs of work-life conflict can be high. Providing an opportunity to get out of ‘automatic pilot’, this presentation unpacks 7 ‘Work-Life Transition TACTICS’ designed to help us move from work-life interference towards work-life integration!
The Future of Technology, Volunteering and Volunteer ManagementAndy Fryar
It’s easy to get comfortable with the way volunteering works in our agencies and across our communities, but in this ever changing, fast paced and technological era, how often do we take the opportunity to gaze into our crystal ball and explore what lies ahead for volunteering? Just as important, how do we, as volunteer managers and organizations respond and position ourselves to meet these potential changes? Join Andy as he examines the evolution of volunteering and the tools, qualities and characteristics we will require to meet these challenges head on.
Leading with Story: Creating Happier, Smarter and More Connected OrganisationsMoya Sayer- Jones
Join Moya Sayer-Jones from Only Human as she turns the lights on around the amazing value of story techniques to volunteer leadership and management. Moya is one of Australasia’s leading story experts. Her mission is to work creatively with people and organisations who are making a difference. In her not-so-distant past life, she was well-known as a novelist, columnist, and screenwriter. Now, she brings those years of arts experience to her work with organisational story.
From Surviving to Thriving: An Introduction to Future-proofing Your Team and OrganisationBrad Adriannsse
There are three things that are fairly certain death, taxes and change. With the remarkable pace of change in nearly every area from technology to social contracts, organisations and people can often be left feeling left behind and uncertain.
In this workshop you'll be introduced to a practical approach and method to map your external environment as well as design strategies that can help you adapt to almost any event. Learn how to pinpoint direct and indirect influences that are affecting you and your organisation - think funding vagaries, changes in legislation, etc. Which will also deepen your knowledge of what you can control and influence - to best channel limited resources.
It’s Not All About The Cake - Top Ten Lessons For Emerging Managers Of VolunteersHazel Maynard & Sara Sterling
Join Hazel Maynard (left) and Sara Sterling (right) from Volunteering Victoria in this workshop for emerging/new managers of volunteers. Hazel Maynard and Sara Sterling will present their top ten tips collated from a combined 40 years’ experience of volunteer management and training. This story-based workshop combines lessons from the weird and wonderful world of volunteer management with practical tips to avoid the common traps and pitfalls faced by many new and new-ish managers of volunteers.
Visibility to Self: The Secret Weapon for Every Leader OverviewJulia May
This workshop will focus on visibility to self: having clear leadership foundations — knowing your purpose, values and vision as a leader —to enable you to both identify yourself as a leader and articulate the kind of leader you wish to be. Without visibility to self, it’s impossible to show up, or be visible, to others and lead in an authentic way. The session includes a mix of reflective work and peer coaching and finishes with a high-energy speed-dating session to develop a compelling elevator pitch that can be shared with others in the workplace and other settings.
Inclusive Program Design: Delivering for your Volunteers and CommunityPhilip O’Meara
Fully embracing diversity and intersectionality can result in organisations that are inclusive and welcoming to all. This enables services to appropriately engage and support a wider range of individuals. This workshop includes a panel discussion of people with lived experience, a presentation on Designing for Diversity and interactive group discussion. Delegates attending this workshop will walk away with useful insights and tools for designing inclusive and responsive programs to deliver for their volunteers and community.