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Vale Don Chambers

Don Chambers, the former Chair of Keep Australia Beautiful National Association, sadly passed away on 11 October while on a trip to Rome, Italy. He was 78. Don was an important part of the Keep Australia Beautiful family for more than a decade. He stepped down as national Chair in 2013, although he remained on the board of Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria. CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful National Association Philip Robinson said Mr Chambers was one of a kind. “All those…

Perth Convention Bureau's 2016 Aspire Awards

The Perth Convention Bureau’s (PCB) 2016 Aspire Awards are now open to individuals involved with not-for-profit associations who can apply for the City of Perth, the City of Mandurah and Giving West Scholarships funded by PCB under its Aspire Program. PCB is also pleased to announce the launch of the Telethon Kids Institute Award, open to staff at the Telethon Kids Institute. The aim of the Aspire Program is to assist the individual’s personal and professional development through attendance at…

Outgoing Governance Institute CEO to drive good governance globally

Outgoing Governance Institute chief executive Tim Sheehy has been appointed the inaugural Director General of the UK based Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) to address the urgent need for good governance in emerging economies. “With a strong presence in 65 countries, ICSA — under Tim’s leadership — is uniquely placed to spearhead a global push to embed in emerging economies sound governance practices in line with those in more mature economies such as Australia,…

Professor Ian Chubb wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, whose presentation for Associations Forum’s Canberra Member Meeting on 23 October now has a waiting list, has won the the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2015 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards. Prior to his appointment as Australia’s Chief Scientist in April 2011, Professor Chubb was Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University from January 2001 to February 2011. He was also Vice-Chancellor of Flinders…

Pearson VUE Workshop

As part of Associations Forum’s partnership with Pearson VUE to deliver a unique educational series on trends in testing and certification, we are holding a workshop - Using technology to better develop and deliver exams. Held in the Pearson VUE office's in Melbourne on Tuesday 13th October, we have a few places left to join us for a day of learning and networking. Aimed at test owners and developers, the topics covered on the day will include how you can improve exam quality…

The Seven Deadly Sins of Virtual Events

We’re all aware of how important it is to engage your virtual audiences. In saying this, it's easy to fall into the trap of letting the Internet get the better of you as you become lost in the wonderful world of webinars and webcasts. So how can you run your virtual events minus the downsides? How can you eliminate the feeling of being disconnected from your members and avoid the common pitfalls? Uncover the 7 Deadly Sins of Virtual Events in this handy guide put together by Redback…

Peter McLean joins Australian Organics Recycling Association as Executive Officer

Peter McLean recently joined The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) as their Executive officer. Mr McLean has a background in State and Local Government as well as the not-for-profit industry.  Local government experience includes working at Warringah Council and State government experience includes working for National Parks and Wildlife Service before moving over to Keep Australia Beautiful where he spent 11 years. Mr McLean arrived at…

Australasian Railway Association appoints new CEO

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) today announced the appointment of Danny Broad as Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 October 2015, replacing long standing former CEO Bryan Nye OAM. ARA Interim Chairman, Bob Herbert AM, said Mr Broad brings to the role an extensive network of knowledge, experience and influence from within the rail industry, having worked in both the rail and construction industries for more than…

Speaker opportunity at PCAAE Summit in Manila

The Philippine Council for Advancement of Association Executives (PCAAE) is seeking a speaker from an Australian association at its third annual Association Executives Summit on 3-4 December 2015 in Manila.  No speakers fees or travel reimbursements are available, but accommodation, meals and ground transportation in Manila will be arranged - plus a warm Philippines welcome. Anyone willing to share their knowledge, achievements and methodologies is invited to apply by contacting…

Seminar on International Engagement in the Asian Century

On 20 August 2015, Associations Forum joined forces with Business Events Sydney to present a seminar at Dockside, Darling Harbour, Sydney on “International Engagment in the Asian Century”. Keynote speaker, Lee White, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Accountants ANZ, and facilitator John Peacock, General Manager, Associations Forum, were joined by panellists Christine Trimmer, Executive Director, World Obesity Federation; Dr Shirlena Soh, Director Operations, Human Genome Organisation;…

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