2 to 4 May 2018, Mantra Lorne
For years, Susan (Sue) Alberti has had three main dreams. Three dreams she has been instrumental in assisting. Two are now reality; to see her beloved Bulldogs win a premiership and for women to play AFL. Only one remains —to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Susan is a lady who is never wearied. Among multiple roles, she is the Chairman of the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation and the Co-founder and Managing Director of the DANSU Group.
Susan and her late husband Angelo, established the DANSU Group as an industrial and commercial builder and developer of industrial estates and business parks approximately 45 years ago. Susan’s business success allowed her to devote more time to her private passion of philanthropy.
Through her charity work, Susan has also been responsible for establishing multiple research wings and units, including the Susan Alberti Complications, the JDRF Danielle Alberti Memorial Centre for Diabetes Complications, and the Susan and Angelo Alberti Diabetes Discovery Wing to undertake research.
Susan’s passion for AFL extended to the newly formed AFLW league, and her involvement helped to clear a path for women to be involved in the game. She is currently the national ambassador for the women’s AFLW league.
Susan’s work has not gone unnoticed; she has been a finalist in the Australian of the Year Award on two occasions and has received numerous other honours.
In 1997, she received her AM (Member of the Order of Australia) for her contribution towards the cause of diabetes research. On Australia Day in 2007, Susan was awarded her AO (Officer of the Order of Australia). In 2016, Susan was presented a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) award.
Susan was appointed to the ACNC Advisory Board (Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission) in August 2017.
Luke is an accomplished facilitator, trainer MC and host.
He is the master trainer for Tracom in Asia Pacific and has a wide variety of trainer certifications.
His facilitation is based on first hand experience and grounded in the most recent developments in Social and Organisational Psychology.
He has been a guest lecturer at GE’s prestigious Leadership University in Crotonville NY, featured in talkback radio and is a requested keynote speaker for industry events. Most recently he trained 700 top performers in Resilience over the course of a week in Los Angeles for McDonald’s Australia.
He has coached and developed multiple senior leaders and to date he has trained over 3000 people in Tracom Programs and is the only public Tracom Master Trainer in Asia Pacific.
Additionally, he is a Registered Psychologist who also has 22 years experience as an Army Psychologist (Captain) with overseas experience supporting the ADF on operations.
Ryan Martin was the 2014 Northern Territory Principal of the Year. Although this was great recognition for his role in transforming one of Australia’s toughest schools. His proven track record in conflict management, restorative practices, data driven change management, leadership and coaching is widely recognised.
The education projects that Ryan has run in partnership with Griffith University as well his most recent work across the Northern Territory have significantly changed teacher practice and as a result changed the trajectory of students from highly complex and disadvantaged backgrounds. Ryan is also completing further research investigating the impact that coaching, mentoring and feedback has on staff wellbeing.
Ryan has travelled nationally and internationally investigating business and educational systems and presented key note presentations as well as publishing research around topics such as staff wellbeing, conflict management and creating sustainable learning environments. He works successfully in both business and education settings transforming workplace cultures.
Ryan delivers a message that is transferable across a range of settings through authentic, colourful stories and interactive approaches to presentations. His passion for education and desire to empower those around him to punch above their weight is what he has become recognised for.
Cecellia Telkes has lived and worked in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines, contributing to her extensive experience in cross cultural diversity and international etiquette.
Her 13 years of sales and marketing experience includes work with telecommunications giant Vodafone Australia, and in managing corporate marketing with SingTel Optus. Her clients being some of Australia's top multi-national companies and high profile individuals including Commonwealth Bank, American Express, ANZ Bank, Ansett, Qantas and the Australian Rugby Union and its players.
Cecellia has trained staff of global banks, government and royal court officials and instructed at several top ranking universities.
She's passionate about good manners, sharing skills and knowledge with a sprinkling of fun and laughter
Rachael Robertson (CSP, MBA) is a former Antarctic expedition leader, Chief Ranger and leader with 20 years of ‘extreme’ leadership experience. She is a best-selling author and leadership guru whose talents are in great demand from leading organisations around the globe.
As only the second female to lead a team to Davis Station in Antarctica she managed a diverse group of up to 120 people, through total isolation, months of darkness, with no way in and no way out. It was a leadership laboratory in the most extreme and hostile environment on Earth, where most of the theory doesn’t apply.
It was a ‘leadership laboratory’ in the most extreme workplace on Earth. In Antarctica she built a resilient and highly successful team based on the foundation that ‘respect trumps harmony’. Prior to leading the expedition Rachael had 16 years experience in a variety of senior operational roles in complex and challenging environments.
Since returning to Australia, Rachael has completed her MBA, written a best-selling book on her experience, Leading on the Edge, and has presented at over 600 conferences and events around the world.
As author of the entertaining and highly practical "Work with Me: How to get people to buy into your ideas" (Wiley, 2016), Simon believes that collaboration is much more than a feel-good intention. It's a practical skill - one that all leaders, teams and individuals need to develop.
Formerly a commercial lawyer and an improviser on both stage and TV, Simon now works extensively as a speaker, advisor and facilitator, helping organisations to achieve their 'collaborative edge'. His clients include enterprising companies such as American Express, carsales, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank, Envato, MYOB, SEEK and Telstra Health.
All inclusive registration provides:
- Welcome refreshments and dinner Wednesday evening
- Access to all sessions and exhibition area
- Dinner Thursday evening
- Conference satchel with information
Please note that accommodation is now booked out. A "conference only" registration is still available via the link below.
Heritage hotel rooms are located within heritage listed Erskine House. This room style features old world charm keeping in theme with the history of the building providing a charming and historic accommodation option. Available with a king bed, cable TV, Heating and Portable Air Conditioning (Summer only) and Internet access.
Rooms have direct beach path access, bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, spa equipped baths (most) and shared laundry facilities. Rooms have a king bed.
Rooms have direct beach path access, bar fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, spa equipped baths (most) and shared laundry facilities. Rooms have two single beds, delegates must share with another paying delegate.
These apartments are available with one Queen bed and feature a private en suite bathroom. Some offer a spa bath and all have a modern fully equipped kitchen as well as shared laundry facilities and balcony.
A trade exhibition will be held in conjunction with the conference, further information will be available soon.
All cancellations must be notified in writing to The Conference Manager.
Conference Registration cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the conference receive a full refund of the registration cost less $50.00 handling fee. Conference registration cancellations received between 29 and 14 days prior to the conference will receive a 50% refund of the registration cost. No refund will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of the conference and full payment will be required.
The Conference Manager and Organising Committee will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons for loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the conference, exhibition or related events.
Delegates are strongly advised to secure appropriate travel and health insurance. Delegate registration fees do not provide any such insurance coverage. The Conference Manager and Organising Committee accept no responsibility for any loss in this regard.
Information gathered from registration and other forms will be used to administer the conference including accommodation, catering, exhibition and sponsorship. Data obtained will remain the property of The Conference Manager and Organising Committee.
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Attendees are advised that photographs and recordings of presentations may be taken during the conference and reproduced for promotional purposes.
The Conference Manager
Tel 03 9363 6111