Unconvention History

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Since 2013 our Unconventions have been making history in the governance and leadership arena. We share with you the themes, topics and speakers (also see Photo Gallery below) at these events. Our Unconvention Twitter handle is #boarduncon.

28 February, 2013, Engaging of Young Leaders on Aged Care Boards: Finding Potential Unconvention.

Our inaugural Unconvention focused on the business case for age diversity on Boards. Visit the online toolkit for the Unconvention videos.

Speakers

Panel Discussion 1: Jan Stewart, (then) CEO of Lotterywest, Honourable Helen Morton, Minister for Mental Health and Disabilities and Matt Rutter, Chair of Volunteering WA.

Panel Discussion 2: Tanya Dupagne, Local Councillor at City of Kwinana, Rhys Williams, Deputy Chair, Regional Development Australia Peel, Board Member, Peel Development Commission and Local Council, City of Mandurah and Tristan Kolay, Deputy State Chairman, Knights of the Southern Cross and Vice Chair, Infant Jesus Parish Council.

28 March, 2013, Innovation on Aged Care Boards: Challenge Yourself Unconvention

This Unconvention focused on delving deeper into practical Board structures and strategies to engage age diversity on Boards. Visit the online toolkit for the Unconvention videos. 

Keynote Speaker: Sue van Leeuwen, CEO, Leadership WA

Speakers/Presenters
Graham Francis and Julian Keys, CEO and Chair, SwanCare Group
Patrick Crichton and Justine Colyer, Chair and CEO, Rise
Andrew York, General Manager, People Who Care

29 May, 2013, Social Media for Leaders: Engaging New Audiences Unconvention.

Visit the online toolkit for the Unconvention videos.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Lyn Beazley and Gihan Perera

Social Media Panel: Facilitator James Lawton with guests, Stephen Kolbelke, CEO ACSWA, Emily Scarff, Project Officer, eFriends, Brayden Zeer, General Manager, Edventures WA and Dr Nicky Howe, CEO Southcare.

25 July, 2013, Engaging Young Leaders Toolkit Launch and Action Planning Unconvention.

Malcolm McCusker launched the Program’s Toolkit – Visit the online toolkit for the Unconvention video. 

1st April, 2014, A Candid Look at CEO and Board Leadership

Conversation Leader: Silver Chain CEO, Chris McGowan

Keynote Speaker: Mark Fitzpatrick, St Vincent de Paul

29 October, 2014, Board Behaviours for Success Unconvention

Keynote Speaker: Liz Ritchie, State Director, CEDA

Young Leaders Panel: Featuring: Lisa Rynne, GRAI Board Director, Sean Thorpe, Accountant, PWC, Matthew Horgan, Trainee Director, Swancare, Lauren Muir (via Skype), WHISE Board Director

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26 February 2015, Building the Board you Want

See the agenda here and visit the online toolkit for the videos

Keynote Speakers: Professor Paul Flatau, Director of the UWA Business School Centre for Social Impact and Ali Sumner, Chair of Green World Revolution and CEO of the POWA Institute.

Boardroom Debates: Future of Board Governance
Speakers, Julian Keys, Chair, Swancare, Dr Dorothy Jones, Board Member, Ruah, Jonathon Woolfrey, Chair, Hope Community Services, Tara Ludlow, Chair, ISHAR , Geoff Parnell, Chair Mosaic and Bev Jowle, CEO South Coastal Women’s Health Services

Board Chair Panel: Building a Successful Board Mix
Linda Crumblin – Chair, CommunityWest, Garry McGrechan – Chair, Baptistcare, Dr Moira Watson – Chair, Volunteer Taskforce and John Barrington – Chair, AnglicareUnconventions History Collage 1

10 September 2015, Future Innovations Unconvention

See the agenda here

Keynote Interview with George Jones, Retired Chairman, Sundance Resources.

Presentations: Dr Nicky Howe, CEO Southcare, Jonathan Smith, Director, ANSON, Megan Paull, Director – Postgraduate Research, School of Management and Governance, Murdoch University and Maryam Khan, Business Analyst, Baptistcare. 

Session Speaker: Steph Shorter, Social Ventures Australia

Panel Discussion: Liz Prescott, CEO, AUSUM, Rhys Williams, CEO Make Place and Mario Gomes, Business Development and Marketing Manager, Holyoake

1 March 2016, The Power of Boardroom Conversations

See the agenda here

Keynote Speaker: Mark Fitzpatrick, St Vincent de Paul

Presentations: Gordon Trewern, Nulsen; Kathleen Gregory, Foundation Housing; Sue Ash, Uniting Care West and Ian Carter, Anglicare

Unconventional Conversations: Alim Abdullahi, MYHACK and Anania Tagaro, Youth Partnership Project

Funding Conversations: Angie Paskevicius, CEO Holyoake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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