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Christian School National Business Conference

October 28 - October 29

$60 – $180

Looking a little different, this year, the Christian Schools National Business Conference will be held over two days, Wednesday and Thursday, 28 & 29 October.

The event is open to all Business, Finance, IT, HR and administrators in schools.

Topics to be covered include: a new HR tool and platform; a marketing and communication session centred on mission; the launch of an enrolment toolkit; building for pandemics; and, a strategic biblical ICT session.

Date: 28 and 29 October 2020
Time: 1pm to 4pm AEDT; 12noon to 3pm AEST; 12:30pm to 3:30pm ACDT; 10am to 1pm AWST
Cost: $60+GST single registration; $180+GST group registration (4 or more)

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Registrations close at 12noon on 27 October 2020.
NB. This event is being held using Zoom technology and you will need to register to secure your spot.
If attending this event as a group, please ensure you complete a separate zoom registration for each person of your group.

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Your Host

Mark Spencer, Director of Public Policy, Christian Schools Australia
B.Bus., M.Lab. Rel. & Law, Grad.Dip. Legal Stud. FCA, GAICD, FGIA

With nearly thirty years professional experience serving Christian schools, Mark is responsible for advocacy on behalf of Christian schools in a wide range of educational policy, as well as areas relating to religious freedom and equal opportunity and discrimination law, both at the Commonwealth and State or Territory level.Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants after graduating with a Bachelor of Business degree with a major in accounting.  He went on to complete a Master of Labour Relations and Law degree in 1999 and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies with a High Distinction average in 2016.  Mark is also a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, having undertaken the Company Directors Course in 2013.  In 2014 he completed an executive education program at the Said Business School of the University of Oxford.  He was admitted as a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia in 2017.

Guest Speakers & Session Information

Fleur Johnston
Founder and CEO, Peoplebench
Session: What makes a great Christian school workforce?
About this Session: Drawing on the results of the Schools Workforce Research Project this presentation will serve as a starting point for use of workforce metrics to support evidence-based decision-making regarding school staffing. Levels of resilience in the school workforce and potential connections between workforce metrics and student outcomes will provide “food for thought” for how to more actively measure and manage staff teams.
Mark Fowler
Principal, Fowler Charity Law
Session: Defending the Religious Freedom of Christian Schools (marketing matters!)
About this Session: For many Christian schools, the ability to maintain their Christian ethos is core business. In the exercise of ensuring that they are positioned to maintain that ethos according to the requirements of the law, schools are often surprised to hear that updating their statement of faith is not, in itself, sufficient. This is because when determining the application of religious school exemptions in anti-discrimination law courts are required to have regard to a myriad of factors. The failure to evidence satisfaction of one of these factors may remove the ability of the school to rely on religious freedom protections. In applying those protections, courts can have regard to a range of factors, such as variations in conduct over time, variations within the wider movement of which the school is a part, or even seemingly innocuous statements made in public marketing or in policies. This presentation will canvass the main considerations that a school should have regard to in ensuring they are best positioned to evidence their reliance on exemptions in anti-discrimination law.
David Youl
Navigate Education
Session: Strategic Biblical ICT in a post-COVID World
About this Session: We know schools strive to be strategic in all they do, we know Christian schools strive to be Biblical in all they do, how do we do both in relation to ICT?  With COVID having massive impacts on the use of ICT this year what lessons can we take away about how, in a post-COVID world we can be both strategic and Biblical.
Dr. Darren Iselin
Director of Research and Innovation, Christian Schools Australia
Session: Schools that make a difference – The Impact of Christian Education on Australian Society
About this Session: The Cardus Education Survey Australia Project explored the responses of nearly 5000 millennial graduates (aged 25-39) from Australian schools and their contribution to the common good. Darren will explore the landmark findings and whether the school Millennials attended made any difference to the type of people they become? Did their schooling experience effect their career choices? Their income? Whether they are religious and whether they give or volunteer in their community? Be prepared to be challenged, inspired and encouraged by the results as we explore how schools have shaped millennials and their contribution to the common good in Australia.
David Ford
Partner, Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers
Session: Getting Enrolments Right (including launch of the CSA Enrolment Toolkit)
About this Session: The enrolment contract is the fundamental source of the obligations that a school has to its parents and that they have to the school. It is foundational to the ongoing relationship and it is critical that schools ensure that their documentation and processes are sound.  Drawing on his extensive experience with schools David Ford will cover some of the key issues arising from school enrolments and launch the CSA Enrolment Toolkit, prepared in conjunction with Carroll & O’Dea.
Caroline Hart 
Sector Leader – Education, Stanton Dahl
Session: Vision, Strategy, Master-Planning, Pandemics and Faith
About this Session: What roles do schools play in society? What role does socialisation play in Christian schools? What is the vision of each school for their students and how do we best deliver that within cost, time, site constraints and COVID? What have we learnt from online education? How might that affect the delivery of education? What have we learnt about space, health, hygiene and communication? While architecture may not have ALL the answers, drawing on her extensive Caroline Hart will stretch your thinking about what schools might look like in our post(?)-COVID world.

Please note the program and speakers are subject to change.

REGISTER NOW

Date: 28 and 29 October 2020
Time: 1pm to 4pm AEDT; 12noon to 3pm AEST; 12:30pm to 3:30pm ACDT; 10am to 1pm AWST
Cost: $60+GST single registration; $180+GST group registration (4 or more)

Registrations close at 12noon on 27 October 2020.
NB. This event is being held using Zoom technology and you will need to register to secure your spot.
If attending this event as a group, please ensure you complete a separate zoom registration for each person of your group.

 

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Start:
October 28
End:
October 29
Cost:
$60 – $180
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Venue

via Zoom Meeting

Organiser

Christian Schools Australia
Phone:
1300 321 272
Email:
events@csa.edu.au
Website:
https://www.csa.edu.au/
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