8 May 2019
Following on the success of our 2017 Connecting Conference,
and the positive feedback from conference participants,
the second Connecting Conference was held in May 2019.
Shoot for the Stars:
Navigating your Future.
The Conference commenced with a dinner on
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 and then
a full-day program of plenary sessions and workshops
Wednesday, 8 May 2019.
We captured the event in some great photos - check them out!
Connecting Conference 2017
What a great success! Fantastic speakers and facilitators and plenty of opportunity to network.
Over a 100 regional office professionals attended the conference held on 8 March 2017 at the Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre.
Emceed by Committee for Ballarat Chair, Janet Dore, the conference got off to an excellent start with Sue Anderson (Good2Gr8) who challenged participants with her presentation on The Three Intelligences of Strong Minds at Work. This was followed by Connect Patron, Judy Verlin, who shared her journey from an EA to Mayor in her presentation entitled, From the Desk to the Lectern.
Motivated (and replete after a delicious morning tea), conference attendees headed into their workshop sessions - Going Viral - Enhancing Your On-Line Reputation with Browen Clark Thriving Regions), Your Role and Key Interpersonal Skills with Julie Warnock (Change Management Consultant) and How Managing Stress Can Help You be Healthier, Happier and More Productive with Damien Adler (Mind Life Clinic).
Who's Making the Coffee was a fun and enlightening panel session with Janelle Burns, Tracey Rayner and Rebekah Fraser and their managers, and ably facilitated by Lynne McLennan.
Sadhana Smiles (CEO Harcourts Victoria) closed the conference with an inspiring presentation, I Want What She's Having.
To round off an already busy day, conference attendees enjoyed a conference dinner (many bringing their CEOs along) with Gorgi Coghlan as keynote speaker.
A full-on, enjoyable and valuable day! (check out the pics on the gallery)