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Event Date: 06/06/2024

NPA Workshop Series – June 2024 – The Workforce Workshop

In today's rapidly evolving landscape, staying ahead of the curve is paramount for Not-for-Profit (NFP) leaders to effectively navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the shifting dynamics of the workforce. Join us for our half-day June Workshop as we delve into the intricacies of "Rethinking the Currency of Employment in the For-Purpose Sector," where we will explore: THE GLOBAL TRENDS Gain valuable insights into the common themes emerging globally that are reshaping the face of the workforce. Explore how these trends will impact your organisation and identify which ones are poised to have the most significant effects in both the short and long term. Stay informed and proactive in your strategic planning to ensure your organisation remains agile and responsive to emerging trends. THE NEW CURRENCY OF EMPLOYMENT Discover the latest trends in recruitment and talent management that are revolutionising the way NFPs attract and retain top talent. Understand the innovative strategies for identifying and engaging with high-caliber candidates and learn what they are looking for - and valuing - in their roles and employer. Don't let valuable talent slip through the cracks - equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to be an attractive employer of choice and to keep your team engaged and motivated. THE CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS Learn how to leverage emerging trends in organisational culture to drive performance and success. Uncover the keys to elevating culture and breaking down silos within your organisation, fostering collaboration, and boosting engagement among your team members. By embracing change and adapting your culture to align with evolving workforce norms, you can position your NFP for sustainable growth and impact. PANEL & NETWORKING DISCUSSION WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS Our panel of seasoned industry leaders will share their experiences and insights into navigating the challenges of workforce management in the For-Purpose Sector. Gain practical knowledge from real-world case studies, and learn from the successes and failures of others in the field. Discover what changes NFPs are making to the 'currency' they offer, and gain valuable insights into workforce engagement across different skill sets and demographics. PRACTICAL SHARING OF IDEAS We will invite our NPA Members and participating guests to share practical ideas and insights into what's working and what's not within their NFP organisations. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, insights, and strategies for rethinking the currency of employment in the For-Purpose Sector. Secure your spot today and join us as we explore the future of workforce management in NFPs. Proudly brought to you by The NonProfit Alliance, in partnership with The Orchard Talent Group and Culture Equation.
Event Date: 15/05/2024

WEBINAR: Empowering NFPs with AI: Learn how Microsoft Copilot can transform the standard Microsoft apps, into powerful tools of innovation

In today's fast-paced digital world, organisations, particularly those in the nonprofit sector, constantly seek ways to enhance their impact amid numerous challenges, from resource constraints to intricate operational workflows, hindering their innovation and growth in the digital realm. Enter Microsoft Copilot – a groundbreaking solution crafted to redefine how organisations utilise their standard Microsoft applications, catering to their unique requirements and morphing them into potent instruments of innovation. Join us for an enlightening and interactive session presented by Digital Armour in collaboration with The Nonprofit Alliance, where we'll explore how Microsoft Copilot seamlessly elevates your standard Microsoft applications into dynamic tools of innovation, finely tuned to tackle the distinct needs and challenges encountered by nonprofits.
Event Date: 02/05/2024

Exclusive NPA Event – Private Pre-screening of “Uncharitable” documentary – THURSDAY 2 MAY

If you were captivated by Dan Pallotta's TED Talk exposing the double standard shaping our flawed approach to charities and overheads, then this is a must-see event for you! Join us for an exclusive pre-screening of the compelling "UnCharitable" documentary on Thursday 2nd May. 
Event Date: 07/03/2024


Discover what The NonProfit Alliance is all about! Join our upcoming FREE Information Session, where you will: Receive an introduction to The NonProfit Alliance programs directly from Carmel Molloy NPA CEO and Kate Mills, NPA Member & CEO of the Property Industry Foundation. Experience the power of Peer2peer support by participating in a mini 2.5hr NPA Info Session, providing an experiential and informative taste of the NPA Leadership Hub program. Have the opportunity to attend an informal end-of-day gathering and network with other members of the NPA community. Come prepared to share a bit about yourself and the greatest challenges you currently face. REGISTER HERE.
Event Date: 07/03/2024


Our Boards and Executive Teams are the backbone of our organisations, playing a crucial role in co-creating strategy and shaping the culture that defines our success. As your organisation evolves over time, does your Board and Executive Team take time to reflect on their own relationship and its influence on good governance? Delivering on the aspirations of your key stakeholders, and achieving the social impact that you long for, requires synergy and alignment. How often do your Board/Executive Team ask themselves if they are in the best possible position to: Meet the demands and challenges that can accompany change; Make bold changes when needed; Embrace contemporary design thinking and flexibility in how Boards are formed and reviewed; Realistically assess the achievability of expectations set; Create a level of visibility around the support and influence you provide back to your organisation and the community? And how well defined are the roles and responsibilities across your Board/Executive Team? Are they enablers to high performance? This workshop will provide a valuable opportunity for you to step outside your everyday demands, reflect on the shifting roles and consider realignment of your Board/Executive Team, so it is well positioned for your emerging future. Expertly facilitated by Leadership Space and followed by an Expert Panel discussion on what a thriving Board/Executive Team does - and doesn’t - look like. You’ll take away a host of practical tools and ideas to renegotiate the relationship dynamic. Ideal for Board Chairs, Directors, CEOs, and Senior Executives, the workshop is even more impactful when attended by multiple team members. REGISTER YOUR SPOT
Event Date: 07/12/2023

NPA Signature Event – December 2023 – The Long Lunch! (+ NFP CEO Panel Discussion)

Join us on Thursday 7th December for the NPA Signature Event of 2023, The Long Lunch. The Occasion? A long-awaited, long-needed, long-overdue ‘Long Lunch’ for NFP Leaders, accompanied by an insightful panel discussion. Who's at the Table? 100 Leaders - at 2 very long tables - plus 5 inspirational special guests. We'll commence the event with a celebratory lunch at Fishburners, where 100 NFP Leaders will be gathered around extended tables, setting the stage for progressive networking, sharing, and forging connections. Our exceptional panel, comprising of 5 high profile sector leasers, will then lead an insightful discussion on the events, challenges, achievements, and lessons learned in 2023. Each perspective adding a unique layer to the conversation. Engage in directed speed networking as you switch seats along the table after each question, connecting with a new group of colleagues. Panellists will join in too! Expect an afternoon that's both reflective and fun. Share your 2023 journey - what you've Loved, Loathed, Longed for, Learned, and Laughed at. The experiences of your sector colleagues will resonate deeply, leaving you inspired and ready to embark on a purposeful 2024.. and knowing that you are never alone in both your challenges and aspirations. Hurry, strictly 100 seats only available! Reserve your ticket now and join us for an unforgettable afternoon. We can't wait to see you there!
Event Date: 02/11/2023

NPA Workshop – NOV 2023 – Shaping the Emotional Culture of your Organisation

Studies show that emotions have a significant impact on how we show up as leaders, and also how our peers and teams respond, perform tasks, and remain engaged, focussed and adaptable. Emotions always influence the way we think, and therefore the way that we act. Positive emotions are consistently associated with better performance, quality and customer service results. Negative emotions are equally valid, but with agility in how we identify, and where necessary, regulate those, is what makes all the difference. How your people think and behave forms the ‘emotional culture’ of your organisation. In this interactive and engaging workshop, run by our Lead Chair and positive psychology practioner Leanne Warner, you will have a chance as a leader to do some hands-on investigation into what feelings will create success, and what behaviours can steer your organisation positively, or in the alternate direction. You can choose how you would like to lead and what emotions will serve you best and how to regulate emotion to achieve optimal outcomes for yourself and your people. This is invaluable work to inform your strategy and give you real insight to keep you focussed through to the end year, and to help you to set up the parameters for a really successful 2024.
Event Date: 07/09/2023

NPA Workshop – SEPT 2023 – Keeping your Strategy alive & your Team revived

Amidst a backdrop of uncertainty; increased demand for services; compliance obligations; and threats to our financial sustainability, how do we keep our strategic priorities alive and agile? Ensuring that strategic commitment and accountability cascades through every level of our organisation, whilst managing the burnout caused by competing everyday demands, is an ongoing challenge for leaders in our sector. In this high impact workshop, award winning speaker and leadership expert Trudy MacDonald will equip leaders with the practical conversations and tools they need to refocus and reengage their teams, foster a culture where individuals thrive, productivity soars, and the organisation strategic direction flourishes. Our half day September Workshop will delve into: Striking the Balance: How to manage the impact of the 'burnout epidemic' and achieve a more harmonious equilibrium between Key Strategic Priorities and the demands of day-to-day operations. Mastering Strategic Execution whilst balancing trust and transparency to drive accountability: Uncover the nuances of effectively implementing your Strategic Plan by fostering adaptability and nurturing a culture of accountability and strategic connection across teams. Frameworks for Success: Access powerful frameworks and best practices tailored to streamline strategic execution and empower your organisation's growth Come and be a part of this engaging session where our aim goes beyond merely identifying challenges – we are dedicated to equipping you with actionable tools for strategic success.
Event Date: 06/07/2023

NPA Keynote Series – JULY 2023 – Social sector mental health and wellbeing

How confident do you feel about managing mental health and wellbeing issues in your organisation? As the incidence of mental health issues is on the rise, both within our workplaces and in the communities we serve, many leaders have expressed growing concern: What is our duty of care? Where do our legal responsibilities lie? What impact does relational wellbeing have on organisational culture? How do we identify and manage psychosocial hazards/risks at work? What proactive measures can we take today, to help prevent incidents occurring? Join our July Workshop to get practical advice to ensure your organisation is addressing this important issue. Amrita Howell from Toop Workplace Law will discuss recent changes to Work Health and Safety legislation and the legal obligations of organisations to ensure a psychologically safe and healthy workplace. She will address questions regarding the boundaries of our duty of care. Elisabeth Shaw, CEO of Relationships Australia NSW will be guiding us through a directed discussion on relational wellbeing across multiple contexts and circumstances, including what we bring to work; how relationships play out at work; and the impact on workplace culture and wellbeing. Opening the session will be Leanne Hart, a specialist member of The Xfactor Collective Foundation and a wellbeing leadership professional. She will provide a tour of The Community Well, an online hub designed for busy not-for-profit leaders. The hub includes over 80 resources covering prevention, proactive measures, crisis management, and customized support. Leanne will showcase the Organisational Health Check tool and Wellbeing Strategy Toolkit, empowering you to enhance your team's wellbeing. We hope you will join us for what will be an insightful event!
Event Date: 04/05/2023

NPA Keynote Series – MAY 2023 – Understanding and embracing Intersectionality in the workplace with Kylie van Luyn

As we continue to work towards creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities, it is essential that we as Leaders, understand the concept and importance of intersectionality. Intersectionality acknowledges that individuals have multiple identities that intersect and interact with one another, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and socio-economic status. Embracing intersectionality in the workplace means acknowledging the intersecting identities of your employees and their different experiences, understanding how this impacts their work-life, and using these insights to create an inclusive work environment. Are you delivering truly person-centred support and care in your workplace? Are your team aware of the importance of embracing ‘intersectionality’ in how you design and deliver services for your clients and/or beneficiaries? Join Kylie van Luyn in this insightful NPA Keynote session on 'Understanding and embracing Intersectionality in the workplace'. 
Event Date: 06/04/2023

NPA Keynote Series – APR 2023 – Culture and the Talent Flywheel – Attracting and Retaining Talent

What is it about a positive culture that allows for both employees and the organisations they work for to thrive - and how do you ensure that you are living it daily? Research by Deloitte shows there is a direct correlation between employees who say they are “happy at work” and feel “valued by [their] company” and those who say their organisation has a clearly articulated and lived culture. 46% of job seekers also cite company culture as “very important” when finding their next company. A positive workplace culture improves teamwork, raises the morale, increases productivity and efficiency. A positive culture will also help recruitment efforts, and retain top talent. Join Hiam Sakakini, Founder & CEO of the Culture Equation on all things attracting and retaining talent in 2023 and the impact an organisations culture has on this.  This insightful 3-hour workshop, held at Tank Stream Labs in Sydney CBD, will focus on: Macro insights into market changes in 2023 and how they will affect your talent pipeline. The talent flywheel and how to use it to your advantage. A custom map of company culture with your key strengths and gaps highlighted in a simple take-home Culture Canvas. Culture design deep dive into 2 key pillars of culture critical for attraction and retention of talent. This workshop has been designed for Leaders, and their teams, who are responsible for attracting and retaining talent through the design of great culture. Please ensure you invite your key 'culture' colleagues along as well. 

NPA Keynote Series – MAR 2023 – Top technology trends that just might transform your NFP business in 2023!

Technology has become a source of differentiation in business, widening the performance gap between leaders and laggards.  The social sector as a whole face systemic challenges in accessing and implementing latest technologies. Meaning we as leaders need to better understand new technologies, determine which of them will provide the greatest impact - and competitive advantage - and then implement and scale them at the right time.  The pandemic emboldened companies to adopt new types of technology. How many of these has your organisation embraced? Artificial Intelligence | Quantum Computing | Digital Trust | Virtual/Augmented Reality | Edge Computing | 5G | IoT | Cyber Security.. and the list goes on!
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