As president of the ABMVSS, and on behalf of the committee of management, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend our 40th Annual ABMVSS Leadership Conference.
Information available soon.
After Dinner Presenter (Wednesday)
Best known as Brett on ABC TV’s ‘Kath and Kim’, Peter’s role in the beloved Australian show saw him become a household name.
Recently starring in the 2018 season of 'I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here'. His hilarious antics and comedic wit kept both his camp mates and viewers amused.
Peter will share lessons and challenges that came from his stint in the jungle.
From 1983 when he appeared as one half of the Cactus Brothers, Peter’s career in the comedy field flourished. He then moved into The Comedy Company working as a stand-up comic, writer and performer. He also made several appearances on shows like ‘Hey, Hey It’s Saturday’, ‘Midday with Ray Martin’, ‘The Big Gig’, ‘Tonight Live’, ‘Australian Comedians in Concert’, ‘Denton’, ÍMT’, ‘Something Hot Before Bed’, ‘Let the Blood Run Free’, ‘Thank God You’re Here’, ‘Can We Help? and ‘Recovery’.
Recently profiled as one of 200 Women Who Will Change The Way You See The World Jessica’s sporting credentials as the first Australian to have medalled at a summer and winter Paralympics or Olympics speaks for itself but it’s her ability to bring the authenticity of her unique life experiences both in business and on the sporting field and create synergy with her audience that is un-paralleled.
Jessica is an Osteopath in private practice, Board Director and global ambassador for Vision 2020 Australia and ambassador for Vision Australia and Seeing Eye Dogs Australia. However it’s more likely you’ve seen her fore ray into the sporting word or better said… world’s.
An Australian representative in 3 sports (athletics, alpine skiing and track cycling), the first Australian to have medalled at a summer and winter Paralympics or Olympics, the first Australian women to medal at a winter Paralympics, a World Champion and numerous World Championship and World Cup medals- all with a slight twist.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ski down a mountain at 100km/hr? Or to ride on a tandem bike you can’t control at 68km/hour? How you might do this when you’re vision impaired and being instructed by someone else acting as your eye sight? Would you have the courage to trust someone when they literally take your life into their hands?
Jessica will challenge you to think differently and see your world from a whole new perspective.
Her inspiring story is unlike any other.
Beyond Informed to Transformed
Friday Morning Plenary
Robyn Moore is one of Australia’s most in-demand speakers. For 46 years, she has been changing peoples' perception through "the power of the word" as an educator, in advertising, radio comedy and animation series…in fact her voice has been heard in most homes in Australia. Robyn is passionate about increasing access to human potential and Resilient Leadership, particularly in Education. Her highly entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking presentations, consistently take people “BEYOND INFORMED to TRANSFORMED”. These shifts make a profound difference to Educational Leaders when relating to their Staff, Students, the School Community…and their Family.
Robyn has been National Patron of Make-A-Wish Australia for 25 years, is an Australia Day Ambassador for the Australia Day Council, The Australian Childhood Foundation and Dragons Abreast Australia.
Robyn's presentation is designed to:
Re-ENGAGE you with your whole LIFE! Your Vocation in Education, Purpose, Family, Relationships, Community, YOU!
Re-MIND you about what "really matters” to you as a Leader, so you can access Possibility, Optimism and Satisfaction again.
Re-CREATE your attitudes and behaviour. The bi-products are Resilient Leadership, Intent, Integrity, and Authenticity.
Re-FRESH Vision, Values and Goals.
Re-DISCOVER Authorship, Passion, Energy, Productivity, Laughter and Work/Home balance.
Thursday Closing Plenary
Simon Dowling is a leading thinker on creating
collaborative teams and workplaces. As a speaker,
facilitator and educator, he works closely with leaders
and teams from some of Australia’s most interesting
organisations, equipping them with the inspiration and
know-how to build strong, highly engaged teams.
Simon possesses a unique blend of creativity and
pragmatism – something reflected in his past experience.
He began his career as a as a commercial lawyer, and is also an experienced improviser, regularly performing with leading improvisation company Impro Melbourne. He was a regular cast member on Working Dog’s hit TV show Thank God You’re Here. As the founder and Managing Director of training and development company 2engage, Simon has nearly two decades experience working with senior executives groups to build their communication and leadership effectiveness.
Collaborative leadership is a topic so close to Simon’s heart that he wrote a book about it. In Work with Me: How to get people to buy into your ideas (Wiley, 2016), Simon encourages everyone to become champion of buy-in— a critical skill for ‘small L’ leadership... the essence of any collaborative workplace.
Janine Stratford is the founder of "Coaching Focus". A former Deputy Principal, now Leadership Coach, Executive Coach and Facilitator of professional develop programs working in education and for the corporate sector.
Heer passion is to assist people to achieve their goals and make their aspirations come to life. With over 11 years’ experience in coaching, as both an external and internal coach, she also holds tertiary qualifications in Science, Education, Business and a Masters in Educational Management. She is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, a Master Coach Practitioner and a Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst.
Janine maintains her registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and is a member of the Australian College of Educators. She studied emotional intelligence with YALE University and trained in conflict management using Restorative Practice.
Rosemary gives you the scientific know-how and the tangible skills to transform negative self-beliefs and thought patterns and to access your own authentic power, to create the life and business you choose.
As the founder and director of Abundant Life Solutions, Rosemary has been dedicated to activating the exceptional in individuals and businesses of all sizes for over 20 years. She is passionate about helping people tap into their creative genius to enable them to surpass their limited thinking and become visionaries for their own lives. Her work with the business sector has, time and again, yielded long term benefit, not only for the business and its bottom line, but also for its people, who have enjoyed improved wellbeing, teamwork and culture.
Registration is open to financial members of the association.
- Access to all conference sessions and speakers
- Access to trade exhibition
- Day time catering including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Thursday
- One ticket to welcome dinner
- One ticket to gala dinner
- Conference satchel and name tag
Early Bird Discounted Registration $400.00
Standard Registration $460.00
Early bird registration must be completed and paid for by 28 February 2019. Standard rates apply after this time.
Rates include buffet breakfast in Windows Restaurant and Complimentary WI-Fi. All rooms are located in the Pullman Mercure Venue.
All accommodation must be booked via the registration form and paid in full at time of registration.
Single $205.00 per room, per night
Twin (2 single beds). $115.00 per person, per night (must be sharing with another registered delegate)
Single $225.00 per room, per night
Single $255.00 per room, per night
Twin (2 queen beds)$140.00 per person, per night (must be sharing with another registered delegate)
If you have any special requirements, please speak to the staff at the registration desk so that arrangements can be made on your behalf.
The Conference Manager and ABMVSS will not accept liability for the damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons for loss or damage to their personal property as a result of the ABMVSS conference, exhibition or related events.
Information gathered from registration and other conference forms will be used to administer the conference, including accommodation, catering and sponsorship. Data obtained will remain the property of ABMVSS and The Conference Manager.
Intention to photograph and record
Attendees are advised that photographs and recordings of presentations may be taken during the conference and reproduced for promotional purposes.
The Organising Committee remind all delegates that prizes won during the conference may be subject to the DEECD gift policy. Please ensure that you follow appropriate procedures if you receive a prize. No responsibility will be taken for unclaimed prizes or prizes that are left unattended.
Registration and accommodation cancellations must be in writing to the conference organiser.
Conference Registration cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the conference receive a full refund of the registration cost less $50.00 handling fee. Conference registration cancellations received between 29 and 14 days prior to the conference will receive a 50% refund of the registration cost. No refund will be given for cancellations received within 14 days of the conference (full payment will be required).
Accommodation cancellations will be subject to a minimum fee of one nights accommodation. Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will forfeit all monies paid (full payment will be required).
Tel: 03 9363 6111
Email: info @theconferencemanager.com.au
Postal Address: PO Box 651, Altona, 3018
Tel: 9398 4998