NSW-ACT Regional Event – Newcastle, 29 July

Regional Professional Development Program in 2022

We are continuing to take our professional development program on the road ! On Friday 29 July we will be at Newcastle Grammar School.

This will be a great opportunity for advancement staff to come together, exchange ideas, learn from one another and hear from the dynamic speaker Ingrid Messner.

When uncertainty and stress levels are high and influencing stakeholders seems difficult, it is crucial to work with a Leadership Expert that supports you to achieve more with less struggle and exhaustion. Ingrid will be running an interactive workshop on How to achieve more positive impact with less stress and struggle. 

The Program will also include breakout sessions after lunch.  These will be in the form of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) on Fundraising, Alumni, Marketing and Enrolments. These groups allow for discussion of topical issues or trends, sharing information or seeking informal advice, in a confidential setting among professional colleagues.

Morning tea on arrival and a networking lunch will be provided.

The day is open to all Educate Plus members and non-members and we look forward to seeing you there.

Event Details

Date: Friday 29 July

Time: 10.00am – 2.30pm

Program: 
10.00am-10.25am Registration/Morning Tea/Networking
10.25am-10.30am Welcome from Mrs Erica Thomas, Head of Newcastle Grammar School
10.30am-12.00pm Interactive Workshop with Ingrid Messner on ‘How to achieve more positive impact with less stress and struggle’.
12.00pm-1.00pm Lunch/Networking
1.00pm-2.30pm Special Interest Group Breakout sessions

Location: Hill Building, second floor HSCR, Newcastle Grammar School, 60 Newcomen St, Newcastle. All guests must come to reception to register and you will be shown to the room

Parking: As NGS is ‘City School’, Parking is only on the street and sometimes tricky

Cost: $45pp members & $75pp for non-members. There is a 20% discount for 3 or more registrations

Note: You have to be double vaccinated to enter the School. Please carry your proof of vaccination.

Keynote Speaker

Ingrid Messner MBA

Ingrid is a Coach, Mentor, Facilitator and Speaker with over thirty years’ experience working with clients from diverse countries, cultures and industries. Like you, she knows that uncertainty, complexity and change are a constant challenge and therefore need a calm and creative approach.

Her portfolio includes roles in corporate and management consultancy and running
leadership programs and wilderness retreats, and she has accreditations as an executive coach as well as an MBA.

Her business acumen, deep connection to nature, and firsthand insight into over fifty cultures worldwide provide an innovative approach to success.

Ingrid’s clients work at organisations like AMP Capital, Frasers Property, Telstra, Westpac, Macquarie Bank, ClimateFriendly, Digital Storytellers, The Nature Conservancy, Ministry of Health and MediaOcean.

Ingrid is the award-winning author of “Naturally Successful – How wise leaders manage their energy, influence others and create positive impact”. A practical resource that leverages timeless wisdom to optimise your performance and wellbeing


Explore Newcastle & The Hunter Valley

As the PD day is on a Friday, participants might like to make a long weekend of it and explore Newcastle & The Hunter Valley.

There are plenty of excuses to come to Newcastle! Lots to do just in Newcastle depending on how adventurous you want to be –

4wd in the Dunes with a Cultural Experience?  https://sandduneadventures.com.au/

Walking tours…. Coffee shops / loads of great little hidden bars, Gin tour and Masterclass or Big Picture Fest street art?…. https://www.newcastleafoot.com.au/

The Hunter Valley vineyards are 45 minutes away. Great wine tasting experiences with Tulloch wines. https://www.tullochwines.com/discover/

The Civic Theatre https://civictheatrenewcastle.com.au/what-s-on/all-shows

Newcastle Museum https://www.newcastlemuseum.com.au/home

Earp Distillery https://earpdistillingco.com/

The following hotels are all in a great spot, or find a great little Airbnb.

Kingsley https://www.crystalbrookcollection.com/kingsley

Noah’s on the Beach https://www.noahsonthebeach.com.au/

Novotel https://www.novotelnewcastlebeach.com.au/

Rydges https://www.rydges.com/accommodation/regional-nsw/newcastle/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=gmb

Quest Newcastle West https://www.questapartments.com.au/properties/nsw/newcastle/quest-newcastle/overview