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CEO Forum
Invitation required - see important notes below

CEOs / Principals / Senior Ministers face a unique set of challenges, leading an organisation under the governance of a board and at the head of the staff team. At the CMA Conference, a series of electives are designed specifically with the CEO in mind.

This is a great opportunity to sit around a table with other CEOs, and make some connections with colleagues who understand the nuances and challenges of the role. CEOs participate as normal in the main conference, and can choose to either attend these CEO-only electives, or any other electives if they prefer. There is no obligation to only attend these sessions.

CEO Forum Sponsor
Space is limited to 120 places, and these CEO Forums have been oversubscribed in previous years, so register early to secure a CEO ticket.
CEO Forum Electives*
Tuesday Wednesday
The Mission Imperative: leading significant change management in commercial and purpose/faith-driven organisations
Ross Piper (CEO, Christian Super)
Crisis Prevention, Management & Communication: being prepared for what you hope doesn't happen!
Lyall Mercer (Mercer PR)
Elective 3 to be confirmed
Elective 4 to be confirmed
Burn Bright: demystify burnout and buffer yourself and your team against it.
Krystyna Kidson (The Psychologist Coach / Stress Mastery)
Elecitve 6 to be confirmed
Elective 7 to be confirmed
* note - elective sequence / days and exact details are subject to change as the conference program is finalised.
Register now online, after reading the important notes below.

Important Notes

1. This forum is for CEOs only, and you will need a special name-tag to gain entry to the sessions. If you are a CEO, or Senior Minister, or School or College Principal, we will happily provide you with a personal invitation so that you can register for the forum.

2. By CEO / Senior Minister, we mean that you answer directly to the board, not to another staff person, and that you are responsible for a paid staff of more than one person who report to you. A sole operator is not a CEO. The sole minister from a small church with a part-time assistant is not a CEO. We have created these restrictions at the specific request of CEOs who have attended past events.

3. If you are uncertain about whether you would be eligible for an invitation, please contact us (07 5545 2004 or gary@cma.net.au) prior to registering to avoid any confusion. Once you have been advised that you are eligible, then please go ahead and register, and write 'CEO Forum' in the comments section.

4. There is no charge for the CEO Forum beyond the normal conference registration fee.

5. You must notify us during or immediately after registration of your desire to attend the CEO Forum, so that we can allocate the available places. You will not be able to just turn up on the day and gain entry if you have not been invited and / or confirmed.

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Just some of the 250+ delegates already registered for CMA's 2019 conference.
National Networking Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Chief Executive Officer, Christian Super ~ Executive Director Q4, CMA ~ National Director , PeaceWise ~ Business Manager, Anglican Parish of Dalkeith ~ CEO, EA Insurance Services ~ Managing Director, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ CEO, The Freedom Project ~ The Psychologist Coach, Stress Mastery ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Office Manager, NewHope Baptist Church ~ Adminstrator, Jews for Jesus ~ State Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ Chair of Board, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Insurance Manager, Faith Insurance ~ Key Relationships Manager, Hope Media ~ Project Manager, Entrust Foundation ~ Executive Coordinator, Willow Creek Australia ~ National Director, CMA ~ Elder, York St Church of Christ ~ Church Liaison Officer, Presbyterian Church of Queensland ~ CEO, The Gospel Coalition Australia Ltd ~ Chief Operating Officer , Morling College ~ Finance Director , SIM Australia ~ Chief Operating Officer, Korus Connect ~ Board Member, Riverview Church ~ General Manager, Eastern College Australia ~ Director, BST ~ Partnerships & Communication Manager, Encounter Youth ~ Chair, Jews for Jesus ~ Chairman, Genesis Foundation ~ Manager Insurance Operations, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Deputy National Director, Power to Change ~ Victoria Chairperson, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ CFO, Empart ~ Manager, ANIP ~ Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Victorian Rep, Barnabas Fund ~ Financial Controller, C3 Church Sydney ~ Executive Pastor, City on a Hill ~ Company Secretary, The Gospel Coalition Australia Ltd ~ Chief Operating Officer, Empart ~ Chairman, Baptist Financial Services ~ CEO, KIDS HOPE AUS ~ CEO, MTCC ~ National Finance Manager, Fusion Australia Ltd ~ Operations Manager, Entrust Foundation ~ Executive Director Ministry Services, Compassion Australia ~ Master of Leadership Program Director, Alphacrucis College ~ National Treasurer, Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia ~ CEO, Integricare ~ National Director, Interserve Australia ~ Director, Business Lighthouse Group Pty Ltd ~ Chief Community Life Officer, Morling College ~ Board Chair , PeaceWise ~ Victoria Director, FamilyVoice Australia ~ Business Manager, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ Director, What'sOn Consulting ~ Senior Client Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ General Manager, Bayside Church ~ Chair, Australian Not for Profit Accountants Network ~ Business Development Manager, Christian Super ~ Compliance Director, City on a Hill ~ Business Manager, Encounter Youth ~ Administrator, Willow Creek Australia ~ Human Resources Manager, Alphacrusis College ~ Chief Executive Officer, Meaningful Ageing Australia ~ Senior Pastor, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ Assistant Pastor, HillSide Church ~ State Director, Global Interaction ~ Operations & Development Manager, Newtown Mission ~ CEO, Converge International ~ Operations Manager, Alpha Australia ~ National Director, Assembly of Confessing Congregations ~ Church Engagement Manager, Christians Against Poverty ~ Human Resources Manager, Compassion Australia ~ Business Operations Manager, Riverview Church ~ CEO, Focus on the Family Australia ~ Chair, Power to Change ~ Director , Baptist Financial Services Australia Ltd ~ Safe Church Compliance & Administration Officer, Presbyterian Church of Victoria ~ Interim Director of Mobilisation and Partnership Development, Global Interaction Inc. ~ Senior Pastor's Wife, Christian Life Assembly ~ Managing Director, Good News Unlimited ~ Acting CEO, Encounter Youth ~ President, Global Trust Partners ~ Human Resources & Recruitment Coordinator, Alphacrucis College ~ CEO, Christians Against Poverty ~ Chairman, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ National Manager Commercial Lending, ACS Financial P/L ~ CEO, Barnabas Fund (Australia) Limited ~ Director of Development , Haggai International ~ Legal Counsel, HammondCare ~ Finance Manager , International Justice Mission ~ CFO, Anglicare Tas ~ Campus Team Leader, Power to Change Australia ~ Marketing Manager, Empart ~ CFO, Parramatta Mission ~ PA to National Director, CMA ~ CEO, ACC International Relief ~ Finance and Operations Manager, York Street Church of Christ ~ Relationship Manager, Baptist Financial Services ~ Head of Finance & Administration, BUV ~ General Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ National Relationship Manager, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ CEO, MMM AUSTRALIA ~ Archdeacon Emeritus , Anglican, FCCV ~ Scientist/Speaker, Creation Ministries International ~ CFO, Wycliffe Australia ~ CEO, Compassion AU ~ CEO, BFS ~ Director, Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning ~ National Director, ABM ~ Manager, Malyon College ~ CEO, Insight for Living ~ Operations Manager, Churches of Christ Vic/Tas ~ CEO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Business Manager, Northreach Baptist Church ~ Business Manager, CityLife Church ~ Director, Business Lighthouse Group ~ Melbourne Campus Director, Alphacrucis College ~ Safe Church Facilitator, Presbyterian Church of Victoria ~ Chief of Staff, Australian Christian Lobby ~ Lay Leader, Encounter Church Asia ~ Business Manager, Christian Brethren Trust ~ Accountant, ACC International Relief ~ Board Member, Encounter Youth ~ General Manager, CCCVaT Ministries Ltd ~ Principal Solicitor/Director, Tri-meridian ~ Director, BFS ~ CFO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Business and Pastoral Care Coordinator, Christian Life Assembly Inc ~ General Manager - Church & Community Engagement, Churches of Christ in Qld ~ Executive Minister, CityLife Church ~ CEO, Korus Connect ~ President, ICFM ~ Director, Baptist Financial Services ~ National Director, AEA Missions Interlink ~ Operations Manager, Discovery Church ~ Chair, MTCC ~ Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Administrator, Edwardstown Baptist Church ~ People & Culture Director, TEAR AUSTRALIA ~ Chief Executive, International Justice Mission ~ CEO, Empart ~ Executive Pastor, Newhope Baptist Church ~ CEO, Entrust Foundation ~ Senior Pastor, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Executive Director, CMA Standards Council ~ Senior Pastor/CEO, HillSide Church ~ Engagement and Equipping Director, SU Victoria ~ Chief Financial Officer, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ Finance Director, City on a Hill ~ Executive Assistant to the Principal, Qld Theological College ~ Director of Corporate Services, Global Interaction Inc. ~ Church Health Pastor, Baptist Churches Western Australia ~ CEO, Reach Beyond ~ CEO, Fusion Australia Ltd ~ National Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Business Manager, Robert Menzies College ~ Director, Lewis Counsel ~ Managing Director, Circle Tree ~ Board Vice Chair, MTCC ~ Interim National Director, SIM Australia ~ National Director, Power to Change ~ Principal Air Chaplain - Anglican, Air Force ~ Audit Manager, Saward Dawson ~ Client Manager, EA Insurance Services ~ Director, Baptist Insurance Services ~ Speaker, Creation Ministries International ~ Legal Associate and Assistant Company Secretary, HammondCare ~ Ministry Services Director, Gateway Baptist Church ~ CEO, TEAR Australia ~ Business & Development Manager, CMA ~ CEO, Belgrave Heights Convention ~ Secretary / Director Administrative Services, QLD Baptists ~ Business Support Administrator, Riverview Church ~ Administrator, TLC Church ~
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