Dear WA Members
The WA Chapter Conference is coming up fast and we’re really excited about how the program is shaping up. 
Alongside our keynote presentation from Peter Hutton, we’ve changed up the format a bit this year. Our goal has always been that you experience growth, not only in knowledge but in your network, yourself and in how you create more time in your busy day, and this new format will get you mixing, learning and reflecting straight away.
Look out for the new Quick-Fire Talks, a chance to hear speakers cover a variety of topics in short 10-minute presentations. 

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to a Panel of Experts covering all the stream areas including marketing, fundraising, admissions, alumni and leadership.  

Stream Workshops will take up the afternoon to provide you the opportunity to discuss new ideas and get ready to implement new initiatives when you return to work.
We have been very lucky to get support from the National Office to include Ann Badger’s Master Class on Bequests, to be held the afternoon prior to the Conference (Tue 20 August) for only an additional $50.00.

The Committee and I are delighted to present this program to you and look forward to seeing you in August.

Click Here to view the exciting PROGRAM on offer.

Margo Bastow
President, WA Chapter 

Conference rates

Date: Wednesday 21 August

Time: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Where: Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research


Members Rate: $350.00 per delegate

Or $400.00 per delegate including Ann Badgers Bequest Masterclass on Tuesday 20 August

Non-Member Rate: $400 per delegate

Or $450 per delegate including Ann Badgers Bequest Masterclass on Tuesday 20 August.




This year our Keynote this year is Peter Hutton. 

Peter is the Director of the Future Schools Alliance. Peter Hutton has been a school leader in four state and independent schools for the last 25 years. His strength is transformational insight and HOW to implement change in schools. Peter was appointed Principal of Templestowe College (TC) in 2009. It was a “broken” school with just 286 local students and 23 Year 7s. Today, TC has over 1,150 students and has recently been recognised by Finland’s HundrED organisation as one of the most innovative schools in the world.

Peter will also be running a workshop for Leaders on ‘Leading the EDRevolution in your school and classroom’ which will also be offered to Principal and Senior Leaders.



We are also excited that Ann Badger will be running a workshop on Women and Giving at the Conference. Ann will also be running a Bequests Masterclass the day before the Conference.

Bequests are the most cost effective form of fundraising and can yield amazing transformational gifts, but many of us defer planning for, resourcing and implementing programs for this area of fundraising—or just prepare a brochure and hope for the best..

Ann’s Bequests Masterclass will be an extended hands-on workshop for fundraising staff and volunteers from schools, colleges, universities and other institutions will look at giving data, bequest societies, prospects, cultivation and engagement, asking and stewardship, to provide a road map for delegates so they are equipped to develop and implement a bequest program. A practitioners’ panel will provide their insight into effective bequest fundraising techniques.



Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors