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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.

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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
Crisis Prevention, Management & Communication: being prepared for what you hope doesn't happen!
Lyall Mercer (Mercer PR)
Finding a Framework for Impact.
(Tim Hanna, CEO, Compassion Australia)
The Mission Imperative: leading significant change management in commercial and purpose/faith-driven organisations
Ross Piper (CEO, Christian Super)
Conflict: a serious strategic risk to your ministry - and what you as a leader can do about it!
(Bruce Burgess, CEO, Peacewise)
CEO Networking and Issues Tables
From the Chair, speaking to the CEO - What the CEO needs to hear (Panel Presentation)
Burn Bright: Demystify burnout and buffer yourself and your team against it (Kystyna Kidson, The Psychologist Coach | Stress Mastery)
* 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.

CEOs already locked in include ...
Founder, Leader, Heart For Kids / LST Group ~ Chief Executive Officer, Christian Super ~ National Director , PeaceWise ~ CEO, EA Insurance Services ~ Managing Director, Churches of Christ Financial Services Ltd ~ CEO, The Freedom Project ~ Executive Director, Pregnancy Problem House ~ CEO, Benwerren ~ Director, Corney and Lind Lawyers ~ CEO, Wycliffe Australia ~ National Director, CMA ~ CEO, The Gospel Coalition Australia Ltd ~ President, Christian Heritage College ~ CEO, African Enterprise ~ Principal / CEO, BST ~ Executive Director, Institute for Civil Society ~ CEO, KIDS HOPE AUS ~ CEO, Mt Tamborine Convention ~ Managing Director, Blue Bike Solutions ~ State Director/CEO, Scripture Union NSW ~ National Director, Mukti Australia Inc ~ CEO, Bible Society Australia ~ CEO, Integricare ~ CEO, Health Communication Resources Inc. ~ National Director, Interserve Australia ~ National Director, FamilyVoice Australia ~ CEO, One Voice ~ Chief Executive Officer, Meaningful Ageing Australia ~ Senior Pastor, Victor Harbor Baptist Church ~ Executive Director, ISCAST - Christians in Science & Technology ~ Chief Executive Officer, Schools Ministry Group ~ CEO, Converge International ~ Senior Pastor, NewHope Baptist Church ~ National Director, Assembly of Confessing Congregations ~ Director, Selah ~ CEO, Ansvar Insurance ~ CEO, Focus on the Family Australia ~ Managing Director, Good News Unlimited ~ Partner, Saward Dawson ~ Acting CEO, Encounter Youth ~ CEO, Presbyterian Inland Mission ~ President, Global Trust Partners ~ CEO, Christians Against Poverty ~ CEO, Prime Value Asset Management ~ Partner, KS Black and Co ~ Executive Principal, MST and Eastern College Australia ~ Executive Officer, Media Sales Australia ~ Solicitor Director, Prolegis ~ CEO, Barnabas Fund (Australia) Limited ~ Executive Director, Katoomba Christian Convention ~ Founder, Unique Leaders Network ~ CEO, Compass Foundation (Australia) ~ Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Diocesan Services ~ General Manager, ACC International Relief ~ Senior Pastor, Australian Christian Churches ~ CEO, Light FM ~ General Manager, Prison Fellowship Australia ~ CEO, MMM AUSTRALIA ~ CEO, Compassion Australia ~ CEO, BFS ~ Co-Senior Pastor, Living Faith Community Church ~ Executive Director, Ron Blue Institute for Financial Planning ~ National Director, ABM ~ CEO, Insight for Living ~ CEO, Pioneers of Australia ~ Co-Director, Uplift Centre ~ Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Victoria ~ General Manager, CCCVaT Ministries Ltd ~ Principal Solicitor/Director, Tri-meridian ~ Principal, Lewis Holdway Lawyers ~ Managing Principal, Moores ~ CEO, Korus Connect ~ CEO, Duty of Care ~ CEO, Nutrition Plus Enterprises Pty Ltd ~ National Director, AEA Missions Interlink ~ Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Insurance Services ~ CEO, Concern Australia Welfare Services Inc ~ Chief Executive, International Justice Mission ~ CEO, Empart ~ CEO, Entrust Foundation ~ Senior Pastor, Clayton Church of Christ ~ Executive Director, CMA Standards Council ~ Senior Pastor/CEO, HillSide Church ~ CEO, Halftime Australia ~ Executive Director, Arrow Leadership ~ Principal, Mercer PR ~ CEO, Reach Beyond ~ CEO, Fusion Australia Ltd ~ National Director, Steer Incorporated ~ Managing Director, Circle Tree ~ Interim National Director, SIM Australia ~ Managing Director, Reventure Ltd ~ National Director, Power to Change ~ CEO, Belgrave Heights Convention ~ CEO, Christian Venues Association ~
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