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.
Anna-Louise Bouvier is the executive director and creator of Happy Body At Work. It is a joint venture with the ABC and has rolled out to over 20,000 people over the past two years in organisations as diverse as Optus, the ASX, Minter Ellison, Catholic Care, the University of Sydney, Lendlease and Caltex.
She is also the creator and executive director of Physiocise, which over the past 20 years has taught over 66,000 classes to people with bad backs and wobbly bodies. She also consults to the Waratahs, Brumbies and Wallabies on overuse injuries.
She is a regular on the ABC with James Valentine and on the Today Extra morning show. She is also an Ambassador for Arthritis NSW.
She was an expert on the ABC's Making Couples Happy and Making Australia Happy. She has released 3 DVD's and 3 best selling books. She is an international corporate speaker and was named Australian Fitness Presenter of the Year, and appears in the Who’s Who of Australian Women.
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
- Accommodation and breakfast for Wednesday night and Thursday night
- Access to all sessions and exhibition area
- Dinner Thursday evening
- Conference satchel with information
Early bird rates apply for registrations received and paid in full by 30 March 2018. Standard rates apply after this date.
Early Bird Heritage Room - $770
Early Bird Resort Room - $810
Early Bird One Bedroom Apartment - $860
Early Bird Twin Resort Room - $660
Standard Heritage Room - $820
Standard Resort Room - $860
Standard One Bedroom Apartment - $910
Standard Twin Resort Room - $710
Please refer to accommodation information below for further details on room types.
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.
Intention to photograph and record
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