Give yourself an EDGE and join us for the NSW/ACT 2019 Chapter Conference on 2-3 September in Sydney at Pier One. Register before July 26 to take advantage of the early bird rates.

This is a premier opportunity to learn new skills, meet people who do the same work as you and develop your career! 


This is a professional development opportunity that is not to be missed! There will be outstanding speakers for the plenary sessions, followed by break-out s

essions in Fundraising, Marketing, Alumni and Admissions. These sessions will be delivered by experts in their respective fields from across Australia and overseas. These speakers will present to delegates in both the tertiary and school sectors and will not only motivate you with leading practice but will share success stories, highlight new techniques and approaches and leave you inspired to challenge your own thinking and revi

ew how you can escalate your career aspirations.

Click here to view the exciting program on offer. *Please note this is subject to change.

On Day One of the Conference choose from one of four captivating masterclasses:

Ann BadgerCampaigns: The winning edge

A major challenge facing advancement professionals in education is planning and delivering a successful campaign that enables your institution to realise its dreams through transformational philanthropy. In this extended session, experienced practitioner Ann Badger will explore the key aspects of a campaign and what will give your school the winning edge. Areas covered will include: readiness, planning, phases and stages, the three pillars of success, why a great case really matters, h

ow major gifts are pivotal to success, leadership and volunteers, and resourcing.





Geordie Mitchell  – Use your database to leverage enrolments/Create a dashboard for admissions reporting   

Using your database to leverage enrolments

Data, and how we interpret it, is an integral and important aspect of Enrolment Management. Many schools have valuable data in their databases that they do not leverage to its maximum value. This session is for schools that want to learn how to better use the data they already have, and schools that would like to start coll

ecting and using data but aren’t sure how to get started. The session will include several examples and templates will be available to those who attend.         

Creating a dashboard for detailed admissions reporting

Data is critical in our work as admissions directors and enrolment managers.  Because most schools’ budgets are tuition driven, the admissions office is also the “primary revenue office.” Therefore, admissions data is critical for the Head of School, business office, and Board. This information can and should be used to generate important discussio

ns and to guide decision-making. This session will explore what data should be included in the dashboard and how it can be used in the admissions office and beyond


James Evans (Bell Shakespeare)

  – Leadership through the lens of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare was obsessed with leadership. His themes revolve heavily around the question: ‘What makes a good leader?’

Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans, presents a practical, on-your-feet workshop incorporating techniques commonly used in the rehearsal room and on stage, and applies them to the everyday workplace. Throughout the workshop you’ll learn to develop your own leadership style through presentation and storytelling techniques, while exploring leadership through the lens of one of the greatest writers in history – William Shakespeare.
Some are born great,
Some achieve greatness,
And some have greatness
Thrust upon them.
Twelfth Night, Act 2, Scene 5

Cameron Pegg – What’s the story? Planning the perfect publication every time

Great publications engage an audience like no other content does. This hands on workshop will explore how to plan an effective publication from every angle – developing a concept, editorial direction, design, and distribution strategy that gets results.  Cameron believes in the power of print while embracing the opportunities of digital storytelling. An award-winning editor, highly experienced journalist and sought-after communications coach and trainer, Cameron will help you find the right story for your project. Whatever your content question, Cameron will have a good answer.

Day Two of the Conference will see a host of concurrent sessions to choose from including:

  • A speaker from McCann on the neuroscience of branding 
  • Jen Harwood on the art of networking 
  • Duncan Young on building your ideal day 
  • Mary Jo Capps, fundraising is everybody’s concern!  
  • Plus plenty more to be announced 

There will also be a fabulous social program, which will provide opportunities to socialise and get to know others in a similar role to you, to have fun, to develop your network, and to have someone to ‘bounce ideas around with’ after you leave the conference.

Conference Rates 


Full Conference Rate ( includes Masterclass and Main Conference)-  $695  (Early Bird Rate – $595)

Conference Day One only (Masterclasses – 2 September only) –  $350 (Early Bird Rate – $310)

Conference Day Two only ( 3 September only)  $450.  (Early Bird Rate – $410)


Full Conference Rate (includes Masterclass and Conference)  – $895 (Early Bird Rate- $745)

Conference Day One only (Masterclasses – 2 September) – $495 (Early Bird Rate- $445)

Conference Day Two only (3 September) –  $595 (Early Bird Rate  – $545)


Early Bird Rate available until 26 July 2019. Register Now!


Thank you to our Conference Sponsors