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The 2017 VET CEO Conference

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The inaugural VET CEO Conference will be held on 2 June 2017 at the Hyatt in Melbourne. The purpose of this conference is to provide CEOs and top decision makers within RTOs the opportunity to attend professional development in the areas of leadership, management and strategy; most importantly – with a VET focus!

We are very excited about the program for this event. Presenters has been carefully selected to ensure the conference has the utmost relevance for CEOs, RTO owners and key decision makers, with all sessions being ‘on-topic' and tied together by our professional Master of Ceremonies, Gerry Gannon.

The day will begin with an address from the Honourable Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills. Minister Andrews addressed attendees at our 2016 National VET Conference and I’m sure everyone would agree that she spoke with passion and enthusiasm about the VET sector.

Next, be inspired by Australia’s leading mentor for CEOs – Alex Malley, host of In Conversation with Alex Malley on the 9 Network, and CEO of CPA. Alex has created a website and best-selling book dedicated to helping current and prospective CEOs to grow in their abilities and role as a leader. This is a ‘must-see’ session with Alex communicates with us five critical attributes of quality leadership.

What is a VET conference without hearing from the powers-that-be? Mr Michael Lavarch AO, Commissioner of ASQA, will take us through the latest developments from the National VET Regulator.

Following on from regulation is a session providing analysis of VET funding. Jonathan Chew has an extensive background in advising on policy and is an expert on data analysis. In this session, Jonathan will be including information on the outlook across funding streams and highlighting the key strategic considerations for RTO.

Did someone say free beer? Lynne Schinella is a communication expert and guarantees to keep us all entertained while we learn about being great leaders and developing great cultures within our organisations.

Keith Abraham is a thought leader in the area of passionate performance and building passionate based cultures. He will be getting us to think about the experiences we provide to our learners as clients. What do we need to focus on to keep them coming back to us? How do we make sure our clients are passionate about our organisation?

Velg Training conferences always include a session from John Price! John is one of Australia’s premier VET consultants and his sessions are always engaging and have something for everyone. John will be presenting a session on leadership, compliance, productivity and morale … John usually invites special guests to take part in his sessions…I wonder who we will meet this time in this brand new session!

Claire Field is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable consultants in the VET sector. She has worked in many different roles over the years giving her a breadth and depth of experiences that are reflected when she provides a presentation. Take on board her suggestions on strategy and growth in how to keep your organisation ahead of the curve and respond proactively rather than reactively to change.

Lastly, we get to hear from someone who is ‘out-in-the-field’ – a current CEO of a successful Brisbane based RTO who deliver qualifications nationally. Darrel Vecchio started Bizmatrix 10 years ago and has a philosophy of retaining learners for life. Darrel will talk about the Voyage of DiscoveryTM the staff of Bizmatrix have developed to assist their learners to achieve quality outcomes and for the RTO to be highly respected in the electrical and gas-fitting industries.

To wrap up, our MC for the day Gerry Gannon, will then facilitate a panel session with John, Claire and Darrel to assist the audience in gaining maximum benefit from the knowledge and experience of the three presenters. Gerry will then summarise the proceedings of the day and provide a transition into our networking drinks.

We are truly excited about this brand new event. Places are limited so if you’re considering attending, register soon!

Date posted Apr 26, 2017

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