2017 NSW State Conference
 
Conference Program 


Day One - Wednesday 3 May 2017
03/05/2017
7:30 am - 8:45 amDay One Delegate Registration
9:00 am - 9:10 amWelcome to Country
  
9:00 am - 9:25 amConference Welcome
Viv Allanson, President, ACS NSW & ACT
Andrew O'Keeffe, Conference MC & Keynote Speaker
  
9:25 am - 9:55 amThe New ACSA National - The State of the Nation & Everything You Need to Know
Paul Sadler, Chairperson, Aged & Community Services Australia
  • ACSA's direction & priorities
  • ACSA's national role - strong leadership, expanding possibilities
  • ACSA's leadership role in the reforms  
9:55 am - 10:40 amA World Leading Aged Care System
Michael Culhane, Assistant Secretary - Aged Care Policy Branch, Department of Health
  • Consumer choice and control - 2017 and beyond
  • Financing the care people deserve
  • What we have learnt from the reforms so far
10:40 am - 10:50 amQ & A
10:50 am - 11:35 amMORNING TEA
11:35 am - 11:40 amPlatinum Sponsor's Address
Paynter Dixon
11:40 am - 12:40 pmHow to Lead in a Changing World
Craig Rispin, Business Futurist and Innovation Expert

12:40 pm - 12:45 pmQ & A
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmLUNCH
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmKeynote Address - Leading Change Using Human Instincts: What Really Works for Humans
Andrew O'Keeffe, Conference MC & Keynote Speaker
   
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmThe Value of Diversity
Dr Louise Parkes, Director of Research and Development, The Voice Project
  • Supporting a diverse workforce
  • Measuring success
  • Reeping the rewards
3:15 pm - 3:25 pmQ & A
3:25 pm - 4:00 pmAFTERNOON TEA
4:40 pm - 4:45 pmWomen in Leadership - Does your communication style help or hinder you...
Candy Tymson, Business Educator & Speaker , Tymson Communications
  • How does gender impact on communication?
  • Making sure your message is heard
  • How to be more influential
4:45 pm - 5:00 pmDay One Closing Address
6:30 pm - 11:00 pmConference Gala Dinner

6:30pm - 7:00pm: Pre Dinner Drinks
                                 Canapes and Drinks

7:00pm - 11:00pm: Dinner


 


Day Two - Thursday 4 May 2017
7:00 am - 8:30 am
7:45 am - 8:30 amDay Two Delegate Registration
8:45 am - 9:00 amWelcoming Address and Day One Reflections
9:00 am - 9:20 amTransiting the Economy of Health and Aged Care
Craig Bosworth, National Director Employee Relations - Interim, Aged & Community Services Australia
  
9:20 am - 10:05 amLeadership through Crisis
Sue Morphet, Non-Executive Director
  • Remaining calm and focused while navigating rough waters
  • Key characteristics of leadership and management
  • The importance of visibility and communication and 'moving the big furniture’
  • Importance of lessons and post crisis implementation
10:05 am - 10:15 amQ & A
10:15 am - 10:45 amMORNING TEA
10:45 am - 11:30 amSpeak Bravely: how to have the tough conversations that matter most (and which we too often put off!)
Margie Warrell, Best Selling Author, Margie Warrell Global

  • Crucial Conversations
  • Speaking up about the issues that weigh you down
  • Building trust and growing influence to lead to better outcomes for everyone
11:30 am - 12:20 pmCommunications: Under the Spotlight - Lessons Learnt
Chris Hornsey, Media Manager
Pip Carter, CEO, St Andrews Village Ballina
  • Working with the Media
  • What to say and when - knowing what not to say
  • Supporting & protecting your staff, customers and community
  • Protecting your reputation 

12:30 pm - 12:40 pmQ & A
12:40 pm - 1:25 pmLUNCH
1:25 pm - 1:45 pmExhibitor Prize Draw
Gotta be in it to win it (and in the room!)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pmSilo to Synergy: Journey Towards a Unified Organisation
Vijay Singh, NSW General Manager, Cemeteries and Crematoria
  • The challenge of engaging staff during a restructure
  • Building and using support
  • Measuring your success
2:15 pm - 2:45 pmWhere to from Here - Aged Care Roadmap/Aged Care Reforms
Paul Sadler, President, ACSA
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmConference Closing Address
Andrew O'Keeffe, Conference MC & Keynote Speaker