DAY ONE | Thursday, 8 June 2017

OPENING PLENARY SESSIONS

9:00 | Opening and Welcome by Plenary Chair

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

HUMAN MOTIVATION AND THE DRIVE TO LEARN

9:10 | Growth Mindset - Culture and Strategy

  • Connect with our world authority on Growth Mindset, and access up-to-date research and practice
  • Discover how to implement Growth Mindset to build and support learning cultures
  • Understand how to deploy and develop effective growth strategies

Prof. Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

 

LEARNING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

9:40 | Panel Session: A Global Context for Education in meeting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Hear from NGO leaders about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Learn from global and national thinkers about the opportunity to respond to a range of pressing issues facing our planet
  • Find out what educational leaders are doing to respond to these goals in their teaching and learning

Panellists Include:
Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle
Dr Helen Szoke, Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia
Dermot O'Gorman, CEO, WWF Australia

 

10:05 | "Equalizing education for emerging markets"

  • The mass education problem of emerging markets
  • Educational constraints for countries like India
  • The growing educational needs of the masses
  • The equalizer of technology

Bradley Loiselle, President & CEO, BetterU


10:20 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

BREAKOUT SEMINARS

11:00 | Breakout Seminars

Choose your 3 favourite seminars. All seminars are 30mins and will run in 3 rotations with 10mins in between each rotation to allow you to move between seminar rooms.

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12:50 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER CONGRESS

Opening remarks from the School Business Manager Congress Chair
Sue Aveyard
, Business & Facilities Manager, Amaroo School, President of ACT School Business Managers Association and the Australian Association of Government School Administrators

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

2.20 | The Game of Inches 


What if business growth and innovation don't have to happen with a big breakout idea but can unfold by making small, consistent changes? This keynote focuses on an achievable process for everyday innovation based on research from over 80 top entrepreneurs, business leaders & owners. 'The Game of Inches' is a blueprint for using small consistent improvements to create big and lasting results for your business.

  • Understand the value of 'the game of inches' in business growth and success
  • Work through four key actions successful organisations take
  • Give participants an achievable process for everyday small-scale innovation

Nigel Collin, Business Facilitator

SCHOOL MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA & WEB APPLICATION

2:40 | Cost effective school marketing - how to get Bang for your Buck!

  • Make the most of your school budget - learn new tips for making your budget go further and keeping costs to a minimum
  • How to get bang for your buck and make the most out of your marketing budget
  • How to be savvy in marketing your school and competition for students
  • Setting realistic budget for school marketing strategies
  • Social Media
  • App Development

Neil Pierson, Storyteller, Centre for Marketing Schools

 

3.20| Innovation and Marketing go together - hand in hand

  • Nothing if free from the opportunity for innovation - defined as Change that Adds Value©
  • A simple process called Matrix Thinking says it all
  • Opportunities abound if you have a systematic Opportunity Capture process, and it's all so simple.

Roger La Salle, Business Management - Innovation - Opportunity - Marketing, La Salle Matrix Thinking


3:40 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

 

DAY ONE CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS
K-12 ED LEADERS,
K-12 IT DIRECTORS AND MANAGERS,
AND SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

4:30 | Welcome Back

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne

 

FUTURE FOCUSSED AND INCLUSIVE PEDAGOGY

4.40 | Belief Leads Change

  • Share a global perspective in how to leverage classroom technologies by leading effective pedagogical change
  • Discover a host of opportunities that technology continues to open for teachers and learners
  • Examine paradigms that can work to strengthen professional and student learning through technologies

Abdul Chohan, Director of Development, Essa Academy (UK)

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS

5.30 | PISA: What can we learn from the world's best known and largest assessment?

  • Myth busting - what is the data really telling us?
  • Seeking out what works - learning from the success of others
  • Australia - what next given recent results and trends?

Peter Adams, Senior Manager, PISA, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (France)

 

5.50 | K-12 Education Plenary Chair Closing Remarks

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne


6.00 | Close of Congress Day One

NETWORKING EVENTS

5:20 | Networking drinks


7:00 | Gala Dinner




DAY TWO | Friday, 9 June 2017

9.00 | Opening remarks from the Chair
Dr Steven Austen
, Business Manager, Suncoast Christian College

PROPERTY & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

9:10 | Facilities Management and sustainable resourcing for schools

At this session you will learn how to:

  • Be innovative in school facilities management so you can rise to the challenge of doing more with less
  • Better support the operation and teaching of the school through effective facilities management

Moderator
Helena Golovanoff
, Partner, Kennedys

Panellists
Shane Oxley, Business Manager, Bishop Druitt College
Tessa Gooch, Business Manager, St. Patricks College

 

9:50 | School Buildings - effectively managing school buildings, development and service projects

  • Learn how to realise the maximum value of your investments and how to deliver your projects on time, on budget and without costly and time wasting disputes
  • What are the different procurement models available to efficiently deliver your projects?
  • What is the optimum role of the business manager in project planning and delivery?
Katrina Mae, Senior Associate, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

EDUCATION LAW & GOVERNANCE

10.10 | School Boards Governance meeting your obligations

Developing a School Board Governance Program addressing:

  • Legislation
  • Accountability
  • Funding agreements
  • Quality assurance processes

Dr Steven Austen, Business Manager, Suncoast Christian College

10:30 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

11:10 | Legal risks for schools and how schools can avoid Litigation

Understanding the legal risks to schools and how to avoid them

  • Governance
  • School fees and collections
  • Contracts and tenders for construction

David Ford, Partner, Emil Ford Lawyers

LEADERSHIP & ROLE OF THE SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER

11.50 | Leading your Schools business team in a shifting educational landscape

  • How to develop confident business leaders
  • The key skills of a trusted Business Manager and finance team
  • How the finance team can support the business?
Dr Louise Mahler, leadership influencer


12:00 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

1.30 | Panel discussion: The role of the School Business Manager (SBM) and how is it evolving

The session will look at how the role of school business manager will change over time, how it is becoming more significant and essential and what challenges you will be facing. The panel will discuss what are the key similarities and differences in terms of responsibilities, team structures and remuneration for business managers

  • Fundraising
  • Generating income for your school
  • Enrolments
  • Community Engagement
  • Marketing & Branding
  • School Technology
Moderator

Dr Louise Mahler,Communication specialist, Opera Singer and leadership influencer

Panel
Damian Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer, Knox Grammar School
Kristy Ahearn, Bursar, SCEGGS Darlinghurst

David Barker, Bursar, Barker College

OUTSOURCING VS INSOURCING

2.10 | Outsourcing in schools: lessons to share

Outsourcing goods or services can be a strategy for school business managers and financial administrators wanting to run their school more efficiently so that greater value can be created for the educational program. What is involved in the outsourcing vs insourcing decisions for school.

Moderator
Dr Steven Austen,Business Manager, Suncoast Christian College

Panel

Kathy Dickson, Bursar, SHORE
Scott Feehan, Director of Business, St Michael's Grammar School
Tim Rowler, Business Manager, Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak

2:20 | Tea & Coffee Break and Exhibition Viewing

WELLNESS

3.10 | Promoting wellness in your school business and admin team

  • Identifying problems
  • Developing programs for your staff and wholes of school community
  • Dealing with demanding and difficult parents
  • Creating flourishing students, staff and whole school communities

Dr Suzy Green, Clinical and Coaching Psychologist (MAPS) and Founder, The Positivity Institute


3.50 | Close of School Business Managers Congress

CLOSING PLENARY SESSIONS

Welcome back by Plenary Chair

Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne

 

Embracing the New Work Order

  • Hear leading new research about the changing nature of the enterprise
  • Adapt and respond in the face of rapid technological and workplace change
  • Identify the entrepreneurial skills required by today's youth and workforce

Jan Owen AM Hon DLitt, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Young Australians

 

4.40 | Plenary Chair Closing Remarks
Maxine McKew, Former Commonwealth Parliamentary Secretary, National Media Personality, Author, and Hon Fellow, Graduate School of Education University of Melbourne