AES Melbourne Networking Lunch
Are you a CEO or Board member of an association looking to strengthen your leadership skills and build a more productive relationship between your Board and CEO? Then you won't want to miss our upcoming networking luncheon in Melbourne'.
Join us for an intimate Q&A session with Kelly Scott, President of the Australian Funeral Director's Association, and Dale Gilson, CEO of the same organisation, as they share their insights on the importance of a strong Board-CEO relationship. Discover the strategies they've used to build trust and work together effectively, covering topics such as communication, shared goals, and mutual respect.
Hosted by Nick Koerbin, Executive Director of AES, this informal session will give you the chance to get up close and personal with two experienced association leaders and gain valuable knowledge you can apply in your own association.
With plenty of time for questions from the audience, this is your chance to get personalised advice and guidance on how to foster a productive working relationship between your Board and CEO.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to network with fellow association leaders, gain valuable knowledge, and walk away with actionable strategies for success. Register now for the luncheon event you can't afford to miss!
*Please note-this event for Board members and Staff of NFP organisations only
Date: Thursday 6 July 2023
Time: 12 noon to 2:00pm
Venue: Miss Morgan Room, Victoria Hotel, 215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost: AES Members: $85 | AES Non-Members: $99
RSVP: Register by July 2nd
Please note: this event is for Association employees and Board members only.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
KELLY SCOTT, PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S ASSOCIATION
Kelly Scott is an experienced fourth-generation funeral director with a passion for helping families during their time of need. With over 30 years experience in the funeral industry she has gained a deep understanding of the complexities and sensitivities involved in planning end-of-life services. Kelly began her career in the family business T J Scott & Son Funeral Directors where she quickly established a reputation for compassionate and professional service. She has since served families in the Macedon Ranges and Mitchell area (Victoria) with dedication and empathy, helping them honour their loved ones in a meaningful and personal way. In addition to her role as General Manager, Kelly is an active member of the funeral industry and is the current National President of the Australian Funeral Directors Association, the largest funeral industry association in Australia. She is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest developments and offering training and education for the funeral sector. Her role within AFDA is one of advocacy and communication, working with government departments, organisations and media promoting professional standards in the community. As President of the AFDA Board, her working relationship with the CEO is crucial in achieving the strategic goals of the Association.
DALE GILSON, CEO, AUSTRALIAN FUNERAL DIRECTOR'S ASSOCIATION
Dale is an MBA qualified Senior Executive with 23 years’ leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector, both professionally and in a voluntary capacity. These leadership roles include as CEO or President representing the sporting, environmental, engineering, automotive and now, funeral industry sectors. Dale has significant experience in advocacy, governance, finance, strategic planning, sponsorship, marketing and event management. Dale is currently the CEO of the Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) which he commenced in May 2019. During Dale’s time as CEO of seven State and National Associations, he has worked with 16 Presidents. Dale recognises the importance of the relationship between the President and CEO to achieve the Association and the President and CEO goals for the Association.
NICK KOERBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE SERVICES
With over 30 years of management expertise, Executive Director and Founder of AES, Nick Koerbin is one of the most experienced NFP leaders in Australia. He has held positions as the CEO of Materials Australia, the National Parts Code, as well as senior positions in the Institute of Insurance, Australian Quality Council, the Financial Planning Association, the Australian Human Resources Institute, and the Furniture Industry Association of Australia. Nick created AES with a vision of creating a set of management practices that could be consistently followed to ensure success. Over his 30 years in the industry, he noticed that inconsistent management practices often impeded delivery of services to members, which in turn created issues with membership renewal. By establishing AES and creating the NFP Association Best Practice Self-Assessment, Nick has been able to assist leaders in becoming more confident and informed decision makers so that they can create more effective strategies and implementation plans