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“Resilience, how to survive and thrive in a time of disruption”

The world has been disrupted. Now more than ever resilience is at the forefront and will determine how we go forward. This year the theme of the FEAL Conference is “Resilience, how to survive and thrive in a time of disruption”.

Due to the level of uncertainty we have decided to hold a virtual FEAL conference. We value all our members and our goal is and always will be to further their professional development. In this time of constant change the importance of and demand for executive education and development continues.

We are delighted to announce our Keynote speaker Dr Julia Baird.

Dr Julia Baird is a best selling author and award-winning journalist. She hosts The Drum on ABC TV and writes columns for The New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Washington Post and The Guardian.

Julia received both her B.A. and Ph.D. in history from Sydney University. She is a regular commentator on television and radio. Her new book, Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and the things that sustain you when the world goes dark is a number one best seller.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Julia’s book Phosphorescence
click here.

To view Julia’s interview on The Project click here.

We are pleased to announce our guest speakers Samantha Herbert and Travers McLeod.

Samantha works as a professional facilitator, storyteller and story coach in organisations and also 1:1. She has a large breadth of experience in the corporate world working with some of Australia’s largest and most innovative companies.

Samantha will talk about identifying common values and shared belief systems to build empathy and resilience via the art of story-branding. Storytelling is one of the most powerful and fundamental ways humans communicate and connect. There is nothing that Samantha is more passionate about then writing and sharing stories to support more authentic connection and expression in the world.

Travers McLeod is the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Policy Development. He leads their strategic and policy agenda, working across each of their policy programs. He holds a DPhil and MPhil (Dist) in International Relations from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar and was a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. He remains an Associate of the Oxford Martin School and holds adjunct positions at the University of Melbourne and the University of Western Australia.

We are proud to announce a new sponsor for the Virtual FEAL Conference; BNP Paribas Securities Services.

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Date: Thursday 6th August
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Keynote speaker: Dr Julia Baird


$290 FEAL member single ticket
$790 FEAL member corporate tickets 3+

$330 FEAL sponsor & non-member single ticket
$830 FEAL sponsor & non-member corporate tickets 3+

Everyone welcome to register

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