16 March 2016 to 18 March 2015

Social media has been gaining traction as an important tool for governments across Australia to achieve organisational goals. With millions of users now engaging with social media on a daily basis – 14 million just on Facebook alone, all levels of government have come to realise the potential of social media to reach customers in ways that traditional methods have not been able to.

Building on Akolade's success with the Social Media for Gov series, this all-new conference will discuss how to embed strategic channels for strong community engagement.

24 February 2016 to 26 February 2016

The added economic value of engagement for a company’s financial success is undeniable. According to Aon Hewitt, best employer companies ‘outperform the average company on revenue growth’ by 6%. On the flip side, a recent Gallup study shows that disengagement costs Australian organisations at least $33.5 Billion dollars a year in lost productivity. It is therefore vital that organisations utilise effective remuneration, rewards and recognition programs.

23 February 2016 to 25 February 2016

Statistics on the extent of domestic, family and sexual violence against women and their children are compelling and all the more confronting because these figures are increasing at the same time as Australia is making a major commitment to reverse the situation.  This requires coordinated activity by governments, service providers and professionals, researchers and the community in general.    

17 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

Having a clear long term strategic financial framework is vital for not-for-profits (NFPs) particularly when government funding continues to decline.

22 March 2016 to 24 March 2016

Best practice data management offers many promises. It has the capacity to foster the use of Government data in new enterprises to boost our economy. It is carefully managed to protect secure, classified and highly personal data. It has a strong focus on data quality and achieving an efficient return on investment and it engages key stakeholders to understand them better, promoting data driven improvement in Government.

16 February 2016 to 18 February 2016

EAs and PAs play an integral role in the success of executives. With roles, responsibilities and expectations constantly evolving, it’s crucial for today’s EAs and PAs to stay ahead of the game, anticipate demands and be proactive. This event is about enabling public sector EAs and PAs to take on new skills in order to meet high work demands. It will cover strategies to embrace your role and seize professional opportunities while maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. 

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22 March 2016 to 24 March 2016

The Australian Industrial Relations (IR) landscape will continue to be highly politicised throughout 2016 as employers manage the complex Fair Work system and pending reforms. Akolade and the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) are proud to present the Workplace Relations Practitioners Forum that will be held in Melbourne in March 2016.

1 March 2016 to 2 March 2016

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Funding stands as the single-most critical challenge impacting the viability of the NFP sector. The industry is incredibly competitive, grants are harder to access and funding preferences are ever changing. A backdrop such as this can dramatically impair an organisation’s strategic decision making thereby impacting investment strategies, resources and most importantly, threaten the sector’s financial sustainability.


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16 February 2016 to 17 February 2016

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Financial models and innovation strategy continue to stand at the forefront of future opportunities and growth for the community housing sector and not for profit organisations in Australia. The government’s perspective on risk, decision making and policy is integral to accomplishing the end goal of increased housing supply for this sector.


18 February 2016 to 19 February 2016

A Innovative Engagement Tool for Community, Internal Communication, HR, Learning, Marketing, Corporate Communication and more

Gamification Central 2016
One Day Forum - Four Types of Sessions
Two Preparatory Pre-event Workshops
18-19 February 2016, Rydges Melbourne

It’s Time to Take the Lead:
An Interactive Guide to Bringing Innovation and Engagement to Your Business Across All Areas