The 2019 conference will be held from the 20th to the 21st of June 2019 at Pullman Melbourne on the Park.
The 2019 State Conference is expected to attract more than 250 delegates representing the richness and diversity of volunteering across Victoria.
Delegates will include leaders and managers of volunteers, CEOs, paid staff, volunteers, researchers, policy makers, academics and HR professionals.
The 2019 State Conference will explore the best of current and emerging practices and thinking as well as the future prospects of volunteering through the lens of Energise, Enhance, Connect.
Early bird registrations close 30 April 2019.
Accommodation offer: $205 or 235 (with breakfast) at Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel. Contact: 03 8327 8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (delegates only)
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As Head Human of Only Human Stories, Moya and her team of creatives, work beside visionary NFP’s in Australia and New Zealand, using real stories for greater impact and to build happier, smarter and more connected workplaces.
Only Human’s clients in the NGO and Government sectors include – NSW Department of Family and Community Affairs; Volunteer Auckland; Australian Department of Health and Ageing; Uniting NSW/ACT; New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs; Bonnies Support Services; Victorian Womens Trust; Queensland Mental Health, NSW Cancer Council and Janssen Cilag.
Penny is the Director at Australian Red Cross leading a social impact team aspiring to build a humanitarian nation where doing good is easy, attractive, social and timely. Penny’s team is partnering with communities, academic, business, start-ups, NFPs and others to test models of participation, strengthen formal volunteering, design and contribute to social change initiatives plus the team is leading on the intersection of emergent technologies and humanity - “Humanitech”.
Red Cross recognises that technological advancements have the potential to address some of humanity’s most wicked of problems. Putting people at the centre of design offers the chance to improve human safety, dignity and trust.
One of Jodie’s recent highlights was conducting a governance review for the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), a truly international board with board members spanning the globe. She had the opportunity to travel to Mexico to deliver her findings to the board and to facilitate a strategic conversation about their future direction.
Volunteering is part of her DNA and she hosted a long running travel show on JOY Melbourne for 16 years and was awarded Life Membership in recognition of her volunteer efforts. Jodie has held several board roles including Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) and Emergency Relief Victoria, where she was president for 4 years.
Prior to joining Leadership Victoria in 2011, as only the third ED in the organisations’ history, Richard was the CEO of the EW Tipping Foundation and the Chair of National Disability Services Victoria (NDSV). He is currently the Deputy Chair of the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations.
Richard has worked in the community sector for two decades holding roles in leadership and governance, child, family, disability, advocacy/policy agencies, peak bodies and professional associations.
Richard is a Sidney Myer Fellow and a Harvard Club Fellow. He has two Masters degrees (MBA and Social Science) amongst his qualifications.
Scott holds the position of Chairman for Doutta Galla Aged Services, is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and heads the Committee for Melbourne Not for Profit Taskforce. He also sits on the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board.
Prior to his current position Scott was the Director, Commerce and Marketing at the City of Melbourne for ten years. His work included the attraction and management of major events to Melbourne. Other recent positions include Chairman of Destination Melbourne, the People and Parks Foundation, the Outdoor Education Group and Outdoors Victoria.
Vivienne has over 25 years’ experience in executive management of primary health and child and family services across NSW and Victoria including a stint as General Manager of Playgroup Australia. Prior to this she was CEO of Playgroup Victoria where she championed the volunteer run community playgroup model as the most widespread and effective early years learning and parent engagement strategy that existed in 80% of Victorian postcodes. Vivienne has managed an array of health services and established one of the first volunteer carer programs for people living with HIV/AIDS in the mid 1980’s in regional NSW.
Vivienne is passionate about establishing integrated service delivery by volunteers and paid staff.
Aside from her work with volunteering, Vivienne is a keen volunteer herself serving as the volunteer tender writer for the Australian Orangutan Project which obtained much needed funding for conservation work and she has sat on many community Boards.
Josephine has a decorated 30-year career as a TV anchor, investigative reporter and radio presenter, most recently with ABC-TV as host and chief reporter of Stateline (7.30 Victoria). She has won a Walkely Award and six Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards for her investigative stories. During her time at Stateline she was seconded to ABC-TV's Foreign Correspondent, covering assignments in Italy, Greece and East Timor.
Liz has a long-standing interest in how the law applies to volunteers and has followed cases and legal policy developments in this area for many years. As well as being a lawyer, Liz is a qualified workplace trainer and has an interest in providing engaging, plain-language training about the law.
Gillian has been involved in the volunteering field for over 30 years. It is a passion of hers to develop creative approaches to volunteering issues and to embrace new ideas, methods and challenges. Gillian is highly volunteer focused with a sound appreciation of volunteer expectations and responds to volunteer needs and concerns. She also enjoys mentoring professionals who are new to the area of volunteering.
Gillian has never won an argument with her two adult sons but is hoping the Great Debate at the conference will be an easier experience!
For over 30 years Andy has contributed significantly to the Australian volunteering. Highlights include serving as President of Volunteering Australia and convening the working party that evolved into AAMoV - the Australasian Association for Managers of Volunteers.
Andy helped produce three books on volunteer management and is a co-author of Volunteer Program Management: An Essential Guide (3rd edition). He served on the editorial committee of the Australian Journal of Volunteering and is a founding member of the editorial team for e-volunteerism, an international electronic journal of volunteerism.
Andy has conducted volunteer management training and worked with volunteer involving agencies in many countries including the USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore and the UK, where he was a faculty member with the prestigious ‘Institute of Advanced Volunteer Management’. He is also a co-founder of the Australasian Retreat for Advanced Volunteer Management.
Since 2008, Andy has volunteered his time as Chairperson of the global committee overseeing the promotion of International Volunteer Manager’s Day, celebrated on November 5 each year.
In 2003, Andy was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian government in recognition of his services to the volunteering movement in Australia.
Clive is responsible for strengthening the Committee’s membership, stakeholder engagement and supporting the Committee’s thought leadership and advocacy work. He recently returned to Melbourne from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he was Executive Director of Destination Yas Island and Executive Director, Destination Management at Miral Asset Management.
Clive directed international marketing, industry engagement and visitor services for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Other career highlights include the delivery of the globally acclaimed ‘Jigsaw’ campaign for Tourism Victoria. Clive has also held a range of industry and non-executive board positions in Melbourne.
Sue has many accolades to her name including an AM (Member of the Order of Australia), and an AO (Officer of the Order of Australia). In 2016, Susan was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) Award in recognition for her eminent service to the community, particularly through philanthropic and fundraising support for a range of medical research, education and sporting organisations, as an advocate for improved health care services for the disadvantaged, and to young women as a role model and mentor.
Sue is a former President of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Chairman of the St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research Foundation and is Vice President of Western Bulldogs Football Club, in addition to the many other honorary philanthropic positions she holds.
Bronwen has consulted to and worked in a diverse range of industries including all levels of government, community services and Indigenous groups. She has represented the Australian Government at the World Trade Organisation and United Nations in Geneva.
Her experience includes corporate volunteering and volunteer coordination during emergency recovery.
Bronwen has volunteered on several not-for-profit boards, mentoring women in business, fundraising through groups like the CWA and more cake baking and sausage sizzling than she cares to remember!
Sarah’s academic background includes a PhD in work-stress, and specific training in political and policy related psychology. Committed to reducing the significant costs of work-life conflict, Sarah co-founded Transitioning Well in 2011. Finally, having both published and presented widely, Sarah’s research experience strengthens her profile and motivates her to get research to where it is needed most – real life!
She was a feature performer at the David Bowie Is… exhibition in Melbourne, and started Australia’s first cabaret podcast in 2015. She is healthily enamoured of the work of David Bowie and not at all obsessed.
Hang was appointed to lead the renewal and transformation of Whitelion, a national youth organisation that provides a range of services to at risk young people who are affected by youth justice, out of home care, chronic homelessness and unemployment.
Hang is the Vice President of Australian Council of Social Service and Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee. She has also served as board director for South-east Community Links.
Her qualifications include executive education at Harvard Business School on Strategy and Performance in Non-profit management; an Executive MBA; Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as degrees in Social Work and Arts.
Having come to Australia as a part of the Vietnamese refugee ‘boat people’ in the late 1970s and being a member of the LGBITQ community, Hang’s experience of dislocation and exclusion has instilled in her a deep commitment to a more just, inclusive and equitable society
Sophie is adept in sharing strategic insights that guide CEOs and executive teams in leading their organisations.Sophie’s engaging, research-based presentations have seen her present to various sectors through board room strategy sessions, keynote presentations and workshops. With academic qualifications in sociology and psychology, Sophie brings robust, research-based content to her engaging presentations and consulting.
Geoff looks after 20 acres just outside of Ballarat, sits on the Board of Volunteering Victoria and really enjoys spending time in his shed whenever he can.
Tina is an active member of the Iranian Women’s Association, the Cultural Diversity and Inclusion Working Group at Deakin University and a Board member of the City LLEN. Her previous roles include being a member of the Multicultural Youth Network and holding youth leadership roles at the Red Cross, the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia, Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre and Leos (Junior Lions Club). Tina completed a research-based Master of Science at the University of Melbourne with a focus on fetal physiology.
Tina has volunteered since the early stages of her schooling. Her experiences working as a volunteer, as well as supervising and mentoring volunteers, has re-affirmed her strong belief that volunteerism is an integral part of our society, with endless benefits to both parties.
Lizzie was elected as the State Member for Pascoe Vale in November 2014.
Lizzie received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne in 2001. At university Lizzie was president of the Melbourne University Student Union and National Secretary of the National Union of Students. Lizzie has worked in state and federal politics as well as industrial relations and education.
Lizzie is married to Adrian and together they have a young daughter Patricia. They live in Pascoe Vale and enjoy walking their dogs, going to the footy, running and cooking.
After working in the corporate sector for a multinational construction and infrastructure company, Jimmy joined RSPCA Victoria where he worked with a passionate Volunteer Engagement team supporting over 2,000 volunteers across Victoria. Jimmy led the work to expand a regional volunteer management framework that saw RSPCA Victoria selected as a finalist for the Volunteering Victoria 2016 State Awards in the Innovation Award category.
Jimmy is now the People and Culture Business Partner at St John Ambulance Australia (Victoria), working alongside a talented and engaged team to fulfil the commitment in strengthening an organisational culture that provides a Safe Place for the people of St John to work and volunteer.
Jimmy continues to volunteer for causes and projects he is passionate about, such as animal welfare and the LGBTQ community, and most recently volunteering as a Mentor for the Volunteering Victoria Mentorship Program, and Volunteer Coordinator at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
Rory has volunteered with organisations such as Neighbourhood Watch, Monash Marketing Students’ Society, Farm Rd Pre-School and is currently a member of the Community Reference Group for the Cheltenham Level Crossing Removal Project. His loves include St Kilda Football Club, cricket statistics, food and his wife & three kids (not necessarily in that order). He hates capsicum.
Graduating from Melbourne High School (where he was also a pilot participant in the Year 10 Volunteer Program) in 1999 with a half-colours for debating – Rory is never short of a word or an opinion.”
Emma considers managing 1000 volunteers during the Melbourne 2008 Homeless World Cup and working with the communities affected by Black Saturday as the best career fortune she’s had. For the last 5 years, you may have seen her cycling (slowly) through the streets of Melbourne to bring volunteer joy to the Heart Foundation of Australia.
Brad is the Principal Organisation Design Specialist for schmiq solutions – which offers tailored strategic and operational solutions in how organisations can better manage Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous events. They have developed a unique Context Mapping and Adaptive Strategy approach that helps teams and organisations design dynamic strategies to future proof themselves.
In her previous role at St Vincent de Paul Society, Hazel had overarching responsibility for a state-wide program of over 6,500 volunteers in Vinnies Retail Stores. She is passionate about encouraging people who are socially isolated or marginalised to volunteer.
Julia previously worked at Dattner Grant, a specialist leadership consultanc. She led the Global Women's Project where she coached hundreds of leaders across sectors including financial services, banking, resources, government and non-profit.
She is a founding team member of the global leadership initiative Homeward Bound. In just 2 years Homeward Bound recruited women leaders from 38 countries and forged partnerships with key thought leaders including primatologist Jane Goodall. Julia was on the program's first voyage to Antarctica facilitating and coaching on purpose, strategy and visible leadership.
Julia spent 12 years as a journalist, including 5 as London correspondent for Fairfax, and had senior roles at The Times of London, Reuters and Business Review Weekly.
Julia's top four values are justice, compassion, courage and making a difference.
The 2019 State Conference is being held at Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne. The hotel is offering discounted accommodation rates for conference delegates: $205.00 room only or $235.00 including breakfast. Please advise the hotel at the time of booking that you are attending the conference.
Parking is available at the conference venue for the discounted daily rate of $16.00 (subject to availability).
See the map below for location details.