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

August 2016, Champions of Diversity Unconvention

Keynote Speaker: Fadzi Whande, Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategist

Presentations: Michelle Scott, Ingrid Cumming, Ross Krywood

World Cafe: Diversity and Leadership on Boards

 

March 2017, The Future of Board Leadership Unconvention

Keynote Speakers: Adam Jorlen, Founder, Enkel and Justine Colyer, CEO, Rise

Panelists: Paula Rogers, WA State Manager, CEDA, Krista McMeeken, Solicitor and Board Director, Celebrate WA, Museum for Freedom & Tolerance, WA Aboriginal Advisory Council, Tony Vis, Board Director, Therapy Focus, Lockie Cookie, Board Director, Broome Future

August 2017, Disruption in the Boardroom Unconvention

Keynote Speakers: Jahna Cedar, EO, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation and First Among Equals, Business News 40 under 40 and Robert Gordon, International Governance Expert and CEO, Board Accord

Industry Innovator Breakout Discussions

A panel conversation with the inaugural Difference Makers Diversity Award winners, Justine Colyer, CEO, Rise Network and Swancare Chair, Etta Palumbo along with Difference Makers authors, Dr Nicky Howe and Alicia Curtis.

April 2018, Board Strategy and Design Unconvention

Keynote Speakers: Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Peter Klinken, Cettina Raccuia, Innovation Capability Manager, RAC WA

Panelists: Approaches to Strategy – Jennifer Lawrence, CEO Brightwater, Andrew Edwards, Chair, Activ and Elizabeth Tylich, Partner, Jackson McDonald

Board’s Role in Strategy – Dr Sue van Leeuwen, Chair, The Patricia Giles Centre, Craig Heatley, National Chair, Red Nose, Dylan Smith, CEO, Fremantle Foundation

 Read a wrap-up of the event here. 

August 2018, Leading Tribes, Thinking and Transformation Unconvention

Keynote Speakers: Alec Coles, CEO, WA Museum and Sue Murphy, CEO, Water Corporation

Panelists: Diversity and Inclusion on Boards – Rhys Williams, Mayor, City of Mandurah, Tania Cecconi, CEO, CEOs for Gender Equity and Christine Sindely, Aboriginal Engagement Strategist. 

Fireside Chats – Chris Howe, CEO, Bethanie, General Council, Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA and Non Executive Director, Intelife and Emma Gibbens, Community Engagement & Activation Specialist, CGM Communications 

 

 

 

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Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards (EYLACCB) Annual Report 2018

It is with great pleasure that we are able to post our EYLACCB Annual Report for 2018. We are delighted with the success of the program this year and acknowledge that this success is due to the leadership, commitment and contribution our Community Partners and supporters who provide both financial and in-kind support throughout the […]

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Are you an aspiring community Board director? Or do you know someone who is? The Emerging Leaders in Governance Program (ELGP) is one of three components of the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards initiative. The ELGP is an innovative 4-month program (running from January – May 2019) that pioneers the engagement of […]

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CONGRATULATIONS! To the 2018 Winners and Finalists of the Difference Maker Diversity Awards

Over 45 people attended the State of the Nation event which celebrates the achievements of the Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards program and winners of the Difference Maker Diversity Awards which recognises one person and one organisation who are championing diversity on boards. On behalf of Community Vision, Greg Martin Chair – […]

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