For the Whole of Their Life.
Staff Conference 2023: Possibilities
Welcome to Staff Conference 2023
Revisit some of the amazing presentations by our incredible speakers at our Staff Conference 2023:
Day 1: Tuesday 18 July
|9:00-9:05||Video — Possibilties|
|9:20-9:30||Official Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country|
|9:30-9:35||Video — Cessnock|
|9:35-10:10||Session 1 — Graeme Irwin|
|10:10-10:20||Book Reading — Graeme Irwin, Pam O'Dea|
|10:20-10:25||Video — Teaching School|
|10:25-11:00||Session 2 — Vanessa Cheng|
Video — Dynamic Learning
|11:40-12:40||Session 3 — McCrindle: Geoff Brailey|
|12:45-12:50||Video — St Philip's Christian College Newcastle|
|1:40-3:20||Non Teaching Collaboration Sessions
Session 1 (1:40-2:20): Tim Caughey— Community Relations
Session 2 (2:30-3:20): Asher Morrison — Wellbeing
|1:40-3:20||Teaching Collaboration Sessions|
Conclusion — Activate Centre
Day 2: Wednesday 19 July
|9:15-9:20||Video — Port Stephens|
|9:20-9:50||HSC Study Camp Cross|
|10:25-10:30||Video — Narnia Early Learning|
|11:00-12:30||Staff Collaboration Sessions|
|1:30-1:35||Video — Saints Academy|
|1:40-2:30||Session 3: Ruth Powell|
|2:30-2:35||Video — Gosford|
|2:35-3:00||Presentation to Young Parents|
|Video — Young Parents College|
Geoff Brailey (McCrindle)
Geoff Brailey is a social researcher, strategic advisor and Director of Solutions at the internationally recognised McCrindle. As an experienced researcher, Geoff understands how evidence-based insights can inform strategy and help organisations to thrive amidst change.
From his experience in solving business problems using research, Geoff has assisted organisations to identify new target markets and improve engagement levels with staff, donors and customers. Geoff regularly develops strategic recommendations that guide CEOs, business leaders, managers and teachers to communicate the trends and shape the culture.
Geoff integrates research statistics with visualised storytelling in his highly engaging presentations. He has presented to organisations across the education, aged care, real estate, government and NFP sectors. As a gifted communicator and passionate researcher, Geoff brings positivity, curiosity and strategic insights from the latest trends impacting Australia and provides practical ways to respond to the trends at an organisational and individual level.
Dr Ruth Powell
Dr Ruth Powell is Director of NCLS Research, a research centre that focuses on church vitality and community spirituality and wellbeing. Ruth commenced working with NCLS Research in 1991 and became Director in 2007. She also holds a position as Associate Professor and Research Fellow, Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre, Charles Sturt University, as well as Honorary Professor at Alphacrucis College.
Ruth’s role involves managing research projects on both church and community life, as well as developing resources for local churches, denominational leaders and other community agencies. Her own primary research interests lie in assisting churches to reflect on their interaction with the wider Australian community. As well as church health, and tracking changes in church life over time, she has studied age differences and cultural diversity in churches, effective leadership, religiosity and spirituality in the wider community.
As well as a range of academic articles, occasional papers and commissioned reports, Ruth has co-authored NCLS Research publications on church life such as Winds of Change, Shaping a Future, Taking Stock, Build My Church, Mission under the Microscope and Enriching Church Life. Her doctoral thesis focussed on age differences among church attenders.