Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

FRSA Conference Celebrates Innovation


Tuesday, 8th November 2011 at 11:26 am
Staff Reporter
Sponsored Article | The Family Relationship Services Australia National Conference opened today on the Gold Coast, with well-known motivational speaker Edward de Bono to deliver the keynote address.

Tuesday, 8th November 2011
at 11:26 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
FRSA Conference Celebrates Innovation
Tuesday, 8th November 2011 at 11:26 am

The FRSA National Conference opened today on the Gold Coast, with well-known motivational speaker Edward de Bono to deliver the keynote address.

More than 500 delegates from around Australia are expected to to attend including Dr. Edward de Bono, Commonwealth Attorney General the Hon. Robert McClelland MP, Parliamentary Secretary the Hon. Julie Collins MP and the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia Diana Bryant.

The focus of the conference will be on supporting Australian families and responding to their changing needs.

Conference organisers say a major element of the three day event will be workshops to assist the workforce in responding to current social issues.

Particular areas of focus for the event – now in its fourth year – will be leadership, mental health and family law.

Family Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) Executive Director Samantha Page was pleased to secure such a stellar speakers’ list.

“Dr. Edward de Bono is an internationally renowned speaker, and we are excited to hear about his innovative approaches to workforce development”, said Ms Page.

“We are also pleased to have Federal Government representatives such as Attorney General Robert McClelland and Parliamentary Secretary Julie Collins, who will discuss government initiatives relevant to the sector including the Family Support Program.”

According to organisers, also headlining this year’s conference will be Dr. Fiona Arney, Head of the Child Protection Research Program at the Menzies School of Health Research and Jonathon Nicholas, CEO of the Inspire Foundation. Both of these presenters will discuss the wellbeing of children, with innovative approaches to preventing abuse and achieving and improved quality of living.

This year’s conference has record attendance and will be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.

As part of the 2011 theme of innovation, delegates will be provided with a free smartphone application to download. The Grupio App. is custom designed for conferences, with the entire schedule, speaker bios, exhibitors, hotel floor plans, maps, surveys and social media relevant to the FRSA National Conference 2011.

The smartphone app. is available on three platforms; Apple iPhone, Android and a web-based portal.

Pro Bono Australia is the media partner at the FRSA National Conference.



Guide to Giving

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

Yes we’re lawyers, but we do a lot more....

Moores

Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

More Suppliers

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Thinkers Look to Melbourne to Grow SA Purpose Economy

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:44 pm

Mental Health Groups Call for Same-Sex Marriage to Prevent Suicide

Luke Michael

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 4:24 pm

$2 Million Grant Helps Give Australians in Need A Fair Go

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 8:35 am

NFPs Need Social Media More Than They Know

Alecia Hancock

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 8:33 am

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!