Volunteering North Queensland locks in an expert line up for its Conference Program!

Volunteering North Queensland has locked in a dynamic range of expert speakers, all with many years of leadership, experience and knowledge, for its inaugural Conference program.

Whether a volunteer, volunteer manager or community organisation the program has something for everyone.

Following a Welcome by Event Emcee, Glenn ‘Minty’ Mintern, the program kicks off with magic and comedy perfectly mixed together in a unique motivational story – “Nothing is Impossible” – delivered by world renowned comedian, magician, author and Keynote Speaker, Brad Manuel.

Workshops to follow, some of which run concurrently, include:

  • Where the Hell Are We? – The Importance of Planning – Luke Wilson, Director, Sporting Advantage
  • Growing your Social Media and Telling your Story – Tamara Hogan, Cockatoo House
  • What is the State of Volunteering? – Andy Parkinson – Volunteering Queensland
  • Succession Planning – Leaving a Legacy – Mike Chiodo – Coach, Mentor, Strategic Planner – Creating a Legacy for People & Places
  • Getting the Best Out of Your Team – Rebecca Alferez – Facilitator – Volunteer Events Trainer
  • Grant Writing’s Greatest Hits – Renee Madsen – Group Facilitator – Create & Evaluate
  • Youth Volunteering – How to Attract, Engage, Communicate & Advocate – Trayeden Fulmer – Volunteer Youth Ambassador & Disaster Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Embracing Change – Kristen Goldup, Founder, Townsville Tickets

Bookending the day’s workshops will be a panel discussion about Mental Wellbeing – “Through the Eyes of Volunteers and Volunteer Managers” – hosted by Dr Jo Lukins (Psychologist, Author & Presenter) with guests Ray Thompson (North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, Community Engagement), Andrew Walters (Australia Day 2022, Senior Sports Award Recipient) and Michelle Morton (Managing Partner, wilson/ryan/grose).

The conference will wrap up with “Where to From Here” in time for participants to freshen up and head to the Cocktail Affair Awards Dinner & Drinks for the celebration and announcement of the Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Download the Conference program here.

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