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PROGRAM

 

SCA (Vic) Symposium 2023

'STEPPING INTO A STRATA POSITIVE FUTURE'          

Venue: Caulfield Racecourse

Address: Gate 22 Station St, Caulfield East 

When: 

  • Wednesday 6th September 2023 - Day 1 - Principals and Senior Managers 

  • Thursday 7th September 2023 - Day 2 - All Strata Professionals 

MAJOR SPONSOR

Day 1

Wednesday 6th September, Day 1

Principals & Senior Managers

8:15am - 9:00am

Registration and Exhibition open

9:00am - 9:15am

Conference Opening

9:15am – 10:00am

Sponsored by:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: REBUILDING BUILDING IN A POST-COVID VICTORIA

Paul Guerra, CEO Victorian Chamber of Commerce

  • Receive valuable insights into the current economic state-of-play including the recovering economy during post-Covid times, how business is reacting and coping generally, as well as advice on how to manage business in today’s economy.

10:00am – 10:45am

Sponsored by:

OWNERS CORPORATION COMMITTEES - HOW MANAGEMENT COMPANIES CAN BEST MEET EXPECTATIONS

Melissa Harvey & Merv Harris, Directors of The OCguide

  • Overview of The OCguide 

  • Understand the most common complaints committees raise about managers and learn how to avoid issues that often turn into contracts being terminated.

  • Addressing committee expectations. Identify what committees are currently prioritising as the most important traits in a management company.

  • What boxes to tick when writing successful management proposals in a tender process, and how to make your proposal stand out.

10:45am – 11:15am

Morning Tea in Exhibition Area

11:15am - 12:00pm 

Sponsored by:

NEXT STEPS - STRATA INDUSTRY BENCHMARKING

Tim MacKenzie, National Head of Strata at Macquarie Group

  • Identify growth opportunities through performance comparisons.

  • Addressing Industry Challenges: Insights to overcome Property Service hurdles.

  • High-Performance Biz: Optimise operations with strategic input and experience.

Lunch Break in Exhibition Area

12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00 pm – 3:00pm

Sponsored by: 

LEADERSHIP IMPACT

Rob Rossano, Senior Facilitator at Phuel

  • Gain self awareness of leadership style

  • Understand the impact of leadership on staff

  • Develop Effective Delegation skills

Phuel is a leading provider of sales training and coaching services, with over 21 years of experience. They are dedicated to unlocking the potential in individuals and teams, enhancing organizational performance.

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea in Exhibition Area

Day 2

3:30pm – 4:30pm

PERSONAL BRANDING

Rob Rossano, Senior Consultant at Phuel

  • Create a desirable first impression

  • Identify core components of personal branding

  • Articulate and communicate Brand YOU

Learn strategies to create a positive and impactful first impression, a key component of personal branding.


Identify the core components of your personal brand, understanding how they contribute to your professional image and influence.
 

Master the art of articulating and communicating 'Brand YOU', ensuring your personal brand accurately represents your values, skills, and professional goals.

4:30pm – 5:00pm

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES: A DEEP DIVE INTO SCA'S RECENT INITIATIVES

Michelle Cummins, SCA National & SCA (Vic) Board Member

Josh Baldwin, SCA President SA and NT, SCA National Vice President

  • Harnessing Respect and Inclusion: Understand how the SCA Respect Campaign can foster a more inclusive and harmonious strata community, promoting better communication and collaboration.
     

  • Empowering Future Leaders: Gain insights into the SCA Mentoring Program and how it can be leveraged to nurture talent, enhance leadership skills, and drive innovation in the strata industry.
     

  • Promoting Wellbeing and Productivity: Learn about the SCA Thrive at Work Initiative and its potential to boost employee well-being, engagement, and productivity, ultimately enhancing business performance.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Networking Drinks at the Glasshouse (on premises)

Thursday 7th September, Day 2

All Strata Professionals

7:45am - 9:10am

Registration and Exhibition open

9:10am - 9:15am

Conference Opening

9:15am - 10:00am

PANEL DISCUSSION: "STRATA MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE: INSIGHTS AND INNOVATIONS FROM AWARD WINNING LEADERS"

 

Facilitator: Pernille Cavanough, SCA (Vic) Board Member

Panel members:

Select Strata Communities

  • Select Strata Communities is a Melbourne-based network of experienced strata managers, providing comprehensive management solutions for Owners Corporations, including legal, compliance, risk management, financial management, and more, across a range of property types.


Pilot Body Corporate

  • Pilot Body Corporate is a Mornington Peninsula-based company that provides cost-effective and premium body corporate management services, focusing on strategic planning to meet individual needs and comply with industry regulations.

 

The Knight

  • Melbourne and Geelong-based company offering specialised Owners Corporation management services, helping to maximise the value of residential, commercial, and industrial properties through effective body corporate services.


Takeaways:

  • Winning Strategies: Learn from last year's award winners about the innovative approaches and best practices across large, medium and small business which led to success in the strata management industry.

  • Future of Strata Management: Gain insights from industry leaders on emerging trends and opportunities in strata management.

  • Benefit from a dynamic Q&A session, providing a unique opportunity to address your queries and concerns directly with the panel of experts.

10:00am-11:00am
 

Sponsored by:  

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: RESILIENCE, MINDSET AND PEAK PERFORMANCE

Daniel Bull, World Record-Breaking Adventurer

 

Daniel is an Australian adventurer, mountain climber known for climbing the Seven Summits and the Volcanic Seven Summits. Daniel is a 3x World Record-Breaking Adventurer.

  • Embracing Challenges: Drawing from Daniel's experiences, learn how tackling formidable challenges can foster resilience and strategic problem-solving skills, crucial for navigating the complex strata industry.
     

  • Perseverance in Leadership: Understand the role of perseverance in achieving ambitious goals, mirroring the determination needed to lead successful strata communities and manage large-scale projects.
     

  • Motivation and Team Building: Gain insights into how Daniel's adventures can inspire strategies for motivating teams and fostering a collaborative culture, essential for effective strata management.

11:00am – 11:30am

Morning Tea in Exhibition Area

11:30am - 1:00pm

 

COMPARE AND CONTRAST: FORMAL AND INFORMAL APPROACHES TO DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS - AND HOW THEY WORK HAND-IN-GLOVE

Chris Irons, Former Commissioner for the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Manager Brisbane, former SCA QLD President

Andrew Whitelaw, Director/Partner, Whitelaw Flynn Lawyers

Disputes are a part of strata life, and while each building and owners' corporation is different from the next, so too is each dispute. Time, then, to look at a suite of dispute resolution approaches, and in particular, how the formal and informal ones can work to your advantage and make stressful strata situations much more manageable. Join Andrew Whitelaw from Whitelaw Flynn Lawyers, and Chris Irons from the strata consultancy firm Strata Solve, for a deep dive into formal and informal approaches to dispute resolution. Hear case studies and get tips from strata experts on how to navigate through the rough waters of strata disputes."

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch Break in Exhibition Area

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Sponsored by:

ENHANCING COMMUNICATION AND PEOPLE SKILLS

Liz Herszfeld and Tammy Tisher, Co-founders of BStreet Savvy

 

BStreet Savvy specializes in delivering workshops that equip individuals with essential life skills. The founders have backgrounds in psychology, human resources, and security training and provide comprehensive programs that focus on safety, awareness, and proactive strategies. Their mission is to empower participants to recognise and effectively navigate potentially unsafe situations, thereby fostering a safer, more secure environment.

  • Enhance Communication and People Skills: Learn various techniques to improve your communication skills, manage first impressions, and diffuse tense situations.

  • Manage Conflict and Power Imbalances: Gain insights to help improve decision-making, communication, and engagement with others in the professional context.

  • Transition from Reactive to Proactive: Understand how to better respond in the face of challenges and uncertainty by shifting your approach and utilising helpful techniques.
     

  • Being proactive about your physical safety.
     

  • Recognising your body's response when under pressure.

T&Cs

2:45pm-3:30pm

NAVIGATING THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE: ANNUAL UPDATES AND INTERACTIVE Q&A

Tim Graham, Partner at Bugden Allen Graham Lawyers, SCA (Vic) and SCA National Board Member

  • Legal Updates: Gain insights into the latest changes in strata law and understand how these updates directly impact your role as a strata manager.

  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from Tim Graham's extensive experience and expertise in strata law, helping you navigate complex legal scenarios in your daily operations.

  • Interactive Learning: Utilise the opportunity to ask your pressing legal questions during the Q&A session, fostering a deeper understanding of strata law and its practical applications.

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Afternoon Tea

4:00pm - 4:45pm

​RESPECTING OTHERS AND CREATING POSITIVE IMPACT

Josh Jones, Founder of the Just Be Nice Project

  • Social Impact Strategies: Create positive change and understand how these strategies can be applied in the strata management context.

  • Mental Health Awareness: Gain insights into the importance of mental health in community living and learn practical ways to promote positive mental health outcomes within your strata community.

  • Community Engagement: Understand the power of community engagement in creating a supportive and inclusive strata environment, and learn how to effectively engage residents in your strata community.

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Prize Draws & Official Closing

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Networking Drinks

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