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Symposium: Entrepreneurship and Risk Management; How fragile is your image in today's fast media world?; Managing Change; New Models New Money; What makes the perfect Chair; Brainstorm the Board; and Creative Leadership - Brisbane

Thursday 31 May and Friday 1 June 2012
Cooper Grace Ward, 400 George St, Brisbane

Board members and senior staff from arts and non-profit organisations across Australia spent one and a half days of thinking, talking and listening about how board members can really make a difference to their organisations on 31 May and 1 June 2012. Topics covered throughout the event were wide ranging and sparked interesting discussion and debate amongst the panellists and participants.We received wonderful feedback throughout the event, and thank all those who participated and contributed to the Symposium's success. Click on 'Read More' to see the full Symposium program.

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Thursday 31 May 


2.00 – 3.15pm

How fragile is your ‘image’ in today’s fast-media world?
What can board members do to help nurture and protect their organisation’s reputation?
Katrina Strickland, Arts Editor Australian Financial Review, in conversation with John Kotzas, CEO Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Sophie Mitchell, board member Queensland Performing Arts Centre, and Kent Maddock, former Chair of La Boite Theatre, will discuss these and other questions about reputation, brand, board members, and the role of the media.


3.45 – 5.15pm

Entrepreneurship and Risk Management: two sides of the same coin?
How can boards balance the desire for innovation with fear of negative financial impact?
Tim Biggs, Queensland Managing Partner Deloitte, facilitates discussion with: John Kotzas, CEO, Queensland Performing Arts Centre; Sue Donnelly, Executive Producer Queensland Theatre Company; and Theodora Le Souquet, CEO Architectural Information Services Australia, and former Chair, Queensland Writers Centre. They will discuss how boards can help create the right environment for entrepreneurial enterprise.


5.30 – 7.00pm

Cocktail Keynote - Creative Leadership in the Non-Profit Sector
Special Guest Keynote, with sushi and bubbly
Lindy Hume is one of Australia’s leading directors and artistic directors, acknowledged internationally for a wide variety of repertoire and for progressive artistic leadership of a number of Australian arts organisations. She is currently the Artistic Director of Opera Queensland. For full biography, click here.


Friday 1 June    

Coffee and networking, half day registration from 8.30am

9.00 – 10.30am

What makes the perfect Chair?
How do you make the most of the role of Chair of a non-profit Board?
Heather Watson, Partner McCullough Robertson Lawyers and Chair, UnitingCare Queensland, leads discussion with: Louise Herron, Chair Major Performing Arts Board; Mike Gilmour, Chair Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, Chair Open Minds; and Joan Sheldon, Chair Queensland Ballet, Chair St Leo's College University of Queensland.


11.00am – 12.30pm

New Models, New Money
Trends in financing and income generation including sponsorship and philanthropy, new forms of financing, new financial institutions, the use of technology including crowd-funding - and what these mean for the board, with: Louise Herron, Chair Major Performing Arts Board Australia Council; Cathy Hunt, Cultural sector consultant, Foresters Community Finance, Co-Director, Positive Solutions; and Fiona Maxwell, Queensland Manager Artsupport Australia.


1.30 – 3.00pm

Managing Change
Creative management and change management: how to get the best creative leadership from your board. Facilitator Theodora Le Souquet in discussion with:Elizabeth Jameson, Founder and Director Board Matters, and former Chair Queensland Music Festival; Destry Puia, General Manager The Arts Centre Gold Coast; and Sean Mee, former Artistic Director of La Boite, former member of the Theatre Board of the Australia Council for the Arts.


3.30 – 4.15pm

Brainstorm the Board
Breakout sessions brainstorm solutions to issues raised by delegates earlier in the Symposium, facilitated by David Fishel, Director, BoardConnect and Merryn Carter, Business Development Manager, BoardConnect.


4.15 – 4.45pm

Looking back on the Board
A reflection by Leigh Tabrett, former Deputy Director General, Arts Queensland.


5.00 – 6.00pm

Networking drinks
































































For full details about speakers click here. 

All sessions took place in the offices of Cooper Grace Ward, Level 21, 400 George Street, Brisbane.


BoardConnect thanks Cooper Grace Ward for their support of the Creative Leadership Symposium.

BoardConnect also thanks major partners Arts Queensland and Positive Solutions.