When:
August 8, 2018 – August 9, 2018 all-day
2018-08-08T00:00:00+10:00
2018-08-10T00:00:00+10:00
Where:
Hilton Hotel Brisbane
190 Elizabeth St
Brisbane City QLD 4000
Contact:
Carole Gregson
+61 3 9624 2307

NESA National Conference | 8 - 9 August 2018 | Hilton Hotel Brisbane

Inspiring Progress

Building resilience and agility through focussed leadership

Who Should Attend

This conference has something for everyone in the employment services sector! Delegates will have the opportunity to attend plenary and workshop sessions that explore current issues, global trends and the broader policy environment shaping the sector. The programme will be relevant to all employment services.

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"The NESA conference was a positive experience that allowed me to feel a sense of industry inclusion and recognition. This confidence will prompt me to explore new ideas and challenge my comfort zone."

- 2017 Conference Delegate

Our Event Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Assistance Minister Jane Prentice 300x300 - NESA National Conference 2018

THE HON JANE PRENTICE MP

Assistant Minster for Social Services and Disability Services

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THE HON ED HUSIC MP

Shadow Minister for Employment Services, Workforce Participation and Future of Work, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy

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SENATOR THE HON ZED SESELJA

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services

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SIR BILL ENGLISH

Sir Bill English served in the New Zealand Parliament from his election in 1990 representing rural Southland until February 2018.

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Mike Symonds - MC

"Highly engaging, practical and fun!" Mike Symonds is a playful and engaging Keynote Speaker and Corporate MC who will educate, inspire and entertain you.

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rOWENA mCnALLY

Independent Chair
NESA

Sally Sinclair NESA CEO BW Sound Bar 300x300 - NESA National Conference 2018

Sally Sinclair

CEO
NESA

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ANDREW GRIFFITHS

Andrew is a global commentator covering innovative business, customer connection and entrepreneurialism.

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Professor Kristy Muir

CEO Centre for Social Impact (CSI) and member of UNSW Sydney’s Council

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Michael McQueen

A multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and six-time bestselling author.

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Kathy Kelly

Kathy’s story isn't just about loss and immense grief, it's about resilience and courage and the determination to stand up and change a broken system.

DAY 1 - Workshop Presenters

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Chris Kerr

Recipient of the 2003 Centenary Medal for service to the disabled community WA Disability Services Commission "Count Me In" Mid-West Ambassador

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Peter De Natris

Strategic Advisor at National Disability Insurance Agency

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Teresa Pilbeam

National Coordinator Early Days and Indigenous Liaison Programs

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SEAN ARMISTEAD

General Manager - Indigenous and Community Engagement at Sodexo

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Lindsey Ricker

OECD - Policy Analyst, LESI Programme (Local Employment, Skills and Social Innovation)

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JODY HAMILTON

Lead Facilitator and Founder at LIFT Social Enterprise - I LIFT, You LIFT, We LIFT

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Patrick Herd

Principal Consultant Community Business Australia

Kristine Salgado 300x300 - NESA National Conference 2018

Kristine Salgado

Managing Principal – FINPRO Marsh Pty Ltd

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Paul Maguire

Principal, Maguire Consulting HR and Industrial Relations Risks

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TY EMERSON

Branch Manager, Job Seeker Participation and Compliance Branch

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DANIELLE WILLIAMS

Assistant Director Job seeker Participation & Compliance Branch

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CHRIS NEWMAN

Director Asia Pacific ArcBlue

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Professor John Mendoza

Director, ConNetica Adjunct Professor, Health and Sport Science, University of Sunshine Coast Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine, Sydney University

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DR Kylie Henderson

Founder and Managing Director Back2Work

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Kerryn Kovacevic

A/g Group Manager Employment Systems Group Department of Jobs & Small Business

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Peter Broadhead

Branch Manager – DES Department of Social Services

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Justin Galke

Director DES Reform Policy, Transition and ICT

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EMMA HILL

Director, Mature Age Programs Team

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Jodie WEARNE

Branch Manager Incentives and Investments Branch

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Derek Stiller

Branch Manager Employment Services Reporting and Analysis Branch

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Helen Boyle

Acting Director Job Seeker Eligibility and Services Assessment Services and Outcomes Branch

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CRAIG WATERSON

Senior Adviser
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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CHLOE BIRD

Assistant Secretary Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Community and Economic Development Division

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Sandra McPhee AM

Independent Chair Employment Services Expert Advisory Panel

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Martin Hehir

Deputy Secretary Department of Jobs and Small Business

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Nicholas Dowie

Branch Manager Department of Jobs and Small Business Active Labour Market Assistance 2020

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Chris D’Souza

Director
NDIS Market Oversight Branch
Department of Social Services

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Malcolm Greening

Assistant Secretary of the Industry, Regional and International Strategies Branch

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Nisette Anderson

Director, Regional Policy in the Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry, Regional & International Strategy Branch

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Ali Jalayer

Assistant Secretary Department of Jobs and Small Business Specialist Programmes Branch, Youth and Programmes Group

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CRAIG DUNKELD

Senior Advisor, Business Development
Department of Jobs and Small Business

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sarah clough

Assistant Secretary, Employment Branch
Department of Jobs and Small Business

DAY 2 - Workshop Presenters

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Dr Vinita Godinho

General Manager Advisory
Good Shepherd Microfinance

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Sara Parrott

Executive Manager Corporate Responsibility
Suncorp

Dr Abigail Powell 300x300 - NESA National Conference 2018

Dr Abigail Powell

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Social Impact

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Maria Smith

Founder and CEO
Bounce Australia

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Dr Emma Campbell

CEO Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA)

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James Weait

Managing Director Pure Insights

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Sarah Kallon

Practitioner Pure Insights

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Matthew Cox

Co-chair the Logan City of Choice Leadership Team.

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Judith Hunter

Strategic Development Manager, YFS Ltd – ParentsNext Provider

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Richard Reid

Account Manager Queensland Department of Jobs and Small Business

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Gail Kerr OAM

CEO, Access Youth support, housing and social enterprise services for migrants, refugees and Australian born clients – DES Provider

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Lynette Phuong

Project Manager of Digital Springboard
Infoxchange

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Dr Michael McGann

ARC Research Fellow
School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Melbourne

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Belinda-Jane Dolan

CEO
Clariti Group

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Greg Mazzone

Director Digital Information Assurance Section & External Systems Certification Authority

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ANDREW GRIFFITHS

Andrew is a global commentator covering innovative business, customer connection and entrepreneurialism.

Facilitators

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Annette Gill

Head of OECD Employment and Skills Unit, Local Employment, Skills, and Social Innovation Division (LESI)

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MATT CLARKE

Deputy CEO
NESA

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VANESSA PUOPOLO

Policy Advisor
NESA

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AMANDA OWEN

Project Manager RSAS
NESA

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JOHN PERRY

Manager
Access Community Services

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Marg Lourey

Senior Policy Advisor
NESA

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Miro Lojanica

Senior Project Manager
NESA

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NESA Awards for Excellence

Be acknowledged for industry excellence!

The Awards highlight the commitment this sector has made to improving the well-being of our community, the excellent levels of service offered and the very real successes resulting from hard work and innovation at the frontline. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

Event Details

VENUE

Brisbane Hilton Hotel
190 Elizabeth St
Brisbane City QLD 4000

WELCOME RECEPTION

Tuesday 7 August
6.30pm - 8.00pm

CONFERENCE

Wednesday 8 and
Thursday 9 August

GALA AWARDS DINNER

Wednesday 8 August
From 7.30pm

Meet our Sponsors and Exhibitors

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