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What Educate Plus has in store for you for 2019

What Educate Plus has in store for you for 2019

Happy New Year! 

The team at Educate Plus wish you a happy and successful year and look forward to supporting you in 2019.

The year promises to be an extremely busy and productive one for us, with a record range of professional development opportunities available for you. 

Professional development opportunities in 2019 include our Certified Advancement Practitioner Training, Chapter Conferences, Regional Activities, Master Classes along with the launch of our new Advancement Essentials course for current and aspiring institutional leaders.

During the past year we have been looking for ways to enhance our Mentoring Program and I am delighted to announce that the Board has invested in what we believe to be the leading online mentoring platform in the world. The program has incredible features and resources and will be of real benefit to all our members – both mentors and mentees. Details regarding the launch will shortly be sent to members.

Planning is already well underway for the 2020 International Conference to be held in Adelaide. If you are interested in serving on the Conference Committee, please contact me directly – We are looking for people to lead the various streams: Fundraising, Alumni & Community Relations, Marketing & Communications, Admissions and our new Leadership stream. The roles are not too onerous and provide many personal professional benefits.

Details for all these events and activities are shown below:

Certified Advancement Practitioner Training Course:
2 & 3 May Grand Chancellor, Brisbane.
Courses on offer include Fundraising, Admissions, Alumni & Community Relations and Marketing & Communications. Registrations are now open on the website. Click here for further information. Cost $700 (excluding airfares and accommodation) Financial assistance is available in the form of travel subsidies and needs-based bursaries. Please contact the CEO directly for more information at

Chapter Conferences:
VIC/TAS: 24 & 25 June
New Zealand: 18 & 19 September Dunedin
WA: 20 & 21 August
SA/NT: 29 & 30 August
NSW/ACT: 2 & 3 September
QLD: 5 & 6 September

Regional Activities:
Upcoming Regional activities include:
NSW: Friday 15 February The Armidale School
NZ: Friday 22 February Auckland Grammar School
NSW/ACT: 15 March Chevalier College, Burradoo
QLD: 18 March Townsville
QLD: 29 April Bundaberg

Registrations and Details on the website.

Master Class Program
We are excited to announce that we have secured Lynne Wester, Geordie Mitchell and Ann Badger to run a series of Master Class programs across Australasia. These will cover Communications, Admissions and Bequests. Members may recall Lynne and Geordie were two of the top presenters at the Auckland International Conference, receiving outstanding feedback. As a result of this, we have contracted them to fly over from the United States to run a series of Master Classes for advanced practitioners. Registration and details to be shown on the website shortly. Currently the dates are as follows:

Ann Badger
NSW – Bequest Master Class Date TBC
QLD – Bequest Master Class Date TBC
VIC – Bequest Master Class Date TBC
WA Conference – Perth 20/21 August
SA Conference –  Adelaide 29/30 August

Geordie Mitchell
VIC – Melbourne breakfast session 28th or 29th August
SA Conference –  Adelaide 29/30 August
NSW Conference –  Sydney 2/3 September
QLD Conference – Brisbane 5/6 September
WA – Perth – Master Class 9 or 10 September TBC

Lynne Wester
31 May – Melbourne Uni 
3 June – Sydney
4 June – Adelaide
7 June – Perth
10 June – Brisbane

Our team is here to support you:
Neil McWhannell – CEO
Tina Fleming – Operations and Membership Manager
Jayne Cree – Marketing & Communications Manager
Sheila Molloy – Education & Training Manager
Michelle Strawbridge – Finance Manager

Neil McWhannell JP GAICD
CEO Educate Plus


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