Network with other business leaders like you

The CEO Institute hosts a range of business events, meetings and webinars that feature prominent keynote speakers who address topical issues faced by CEOs.

You’re bound to share some great conversation, resources, networks, and innovative ideas. We give you opportunities to meet the people and have the conversations that matter to you!

Upcoming Webinars / Forums

Contact your state office for attendance instructions.

Cash Flow - Power of One Process

Session Date / Time: Friday 29 May 2020, 2:00pm AEST 

Presented by: Alan Miltz, Managing Director, Cash Flow Story

Cash Flow Story software includes the Power of One Process for doing quick what / if scenarios to stress test your cash flow. Cash Flow Story has been designed for both financial and non-financial people to understand the numbers. They have eliminated accounting jargon and made the complex simple, so that everyone can understand and enjoy talking about the numbers with an ultimate objective to improve the profit, cash and value of a business.

React, Respond, Rethink. Business as Unusual Post Crisis

Session 1: Date / Time: Friday 29 May 2020, 8:00am - 9:30am

Session 2: Date / Time: Monday 1 June 2020, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Presented by: Katja Forbes, Designit, Member Syndicate 62

The business world has been forced to completely rethink its ways of working. As restrictions ease, how do you manage return to work? Adapt to a possible new hybrid model of physical and remote, or continue remotely with a new intentionally designed virtual workplace?

Previous Webinars / Forums

How to Lead Your Business out of COVID-19 with Strength & Agility

Session 1: Date / Time: Friday 22 May 2020, 8:00am - 9:30am

Session 2: Date / Time: Monday 25 May 2020, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Presented by: Diana Tapp, World Class Teams

Australia is facing an unprecedented test. As CEOs, we must lead decisively, innovatively and with true insight if our businesses are to survive and thrive. How can you start to turn the focus to the future, to lead your team and your business out of COVID-19 with strength and agility? Learn how to build world class resilience and agility in your team and much more in this webinar.

Life After Lockdown: Rebuilding a High-Performance Workforce

Session 1: Date / Time: Friday 22 May 2020, 8:00am - 9:30am

Session 2: Date / Time: Monday 25 May 2020, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Presented by: Trudy MacDonald, Managing Director - TalentCode HR

As we start to move through the initial business and personal phase of disruption associated with COVID-19, forward-looking organisations are establishing plans and taking action to rebuild a high-performance workforce. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Reimagine and redefine greatness for the future 
  • Establish new ways of working
  • Understand the capabilities needed for future success 
  • Find and retain the talent needed to thrive

Working in Isolation: How Leaders Can Get the Best From Their Teams Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Session Date / Time: Friday 22 May 2020, 2:00pm AEST 

Presented by: Karen Gately, CEO - Corporate Dojo Pty Ltd and Syndicate 3 Member

Leaders face great opportunity and challenge in guiding their teams to be healthy, engaged and performing through these times. Understand the essential steps you can take to win in these times of unprecedented uncertainty and rapid change. Karen is a highly sought-after speaker, educator and advisor who brings a fresh perspective to what it takes to lead people and teams to reach their potential. Her off-beat, funny and self-deprecatory style disarms and inspires even the most difficult audiences.

Industry Forums - 2020

Retail Sector: Friday 15 May 2020, 8:00am - 9:00am, Moderated by Syndicate Chair  Bernie Brookes

Service Industry Sector: Friday 15 May 2020, 8:00am - 9:00am, Moderated by Simon Meyer 

Manufacturing Sector: Monday 18 May 2020, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Moderated by Syndicate Chair  Mary Verschuer

Industry Forums give members the opportunity for insightful talks and thought exchanges on current issues, innovations and developments that are influencing their sector / industry. Learn more.

Crisis Media Management

Session Date / Time: Friday 15 May 2020, 2:00pm AEST 

Presented by: Tony Nicholls, CEO - Good Talent Media and Syndicate 11 Member

Learn how to stay ahead of the game in the digital space and deal effectively with online crises.

With an effective Crisis Media strategy, we minimise impact. We can improve business and individual digital footprints - saving money, brands, and reputations. In this workshop, Tony will cover:

  • Crisis Media Management essentials
  • How Google works and ranks
  • Creating a positive / effective social media strategy

Surviving & Thriving Through Crisis: Weathering the Storm and Bouncing Back Stronger

Session 1: Date / Time:  Friday 8 May 2020, 8:00am - 9:30am (Large member organisations)

Session 2: Date / Time:  Monday 11 May 2020, 3:30pm - 5:00pm (SME member network)

Presented by:   Tom Leary, Q5 - Partner & MD Australia

Q5, global leaders in business transformation and change, will lead a webinar to discuss how to move from crisis to stabilise your business and then innovate to build a bridge to the future. The session will provide expert guidance on approaches, practical examples of its application, and opportunities to ask questions on the challenges that are affecting your business.

VIC: COVID-19 Employment Law Issues

Session Date / Time:  Friday 8 May 2020,  2:00pm AEST

Presented by:  Dan Feldman BEc, BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), Managing Partner, HRLegal

This webinar will discuss some of the employment law issues arising from COVID-19. Dan will cover the pros and cons of 'stand down' vs 'redundancy' vs 'variations to employment contracts' and how JobKeeper fits in to all of this. The webinar will also answer many FAQs about JobKeeper including what you can do if an employee refuses to work.

NSW: Mental Health and Well-being

Session Date / Time:  Monday 4 May 2020, from 3.30pm AEST

Presented by:  Jono Nicholas, Wellbeing Outfit

The Wellbeing Outfit is an advisory organisation specialising in mental health and wellbeing. It was founded to help organisations improve business outcomes by improving the mental health and wellbeing of their people. It achieves this through assessing organisational risks for mental health, designing effective wellbeing strategies and delivering evidence based interventions and training to improve staff wellbeing. Since launch, the Wellbeing Outfit has worked with some of Australia’s leading organisations including EY, Stockland Group, Anglo American Mining and KFC.

VIC: Mental Health in Uncertain Times

Session Date / Time:  Friday 1 May 2020, from 2.00pm AEST

Presented by:  Dr Justine Tuffley, Bodycare Workplace Solutions

Join us to discuss how we can support our people's mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic as well as some strategies for looking after our own mental health. Bodycare Workplace Solutions is one of Australia’s leading providers of occupational health services and solutions. Since 2000, it has been their mandate to assist organisations in building healthy and resilient workforces by providing holistic occupational health services that are underpinned by industry leading technology and software systems.

Navigating Uncertainty & Preparing for the 'Next Normal'

Session Date / Time:  Monday 27th April from 3.30pm to 5.00pm AEST

Economic update presented by: Besa Deda, Chief Economist - St.George Bank
Followed by discussions guided by: Mark Calvetti, Director - William Buck and Samantha Carroll, Practice Director Governance, Compliance & Regulation - Ash St.

Are you ready for the world post COVID-19?  While businesses are focused on responding to the immediate crisis, it’s critical to keep one eye on the horizon and start preparing for the ‘next normal’. What’s ahead can look very different and knowing what steps you can take today to better align yourself to the new world, will make the difference in how your emerge. This webinar is suitable for members from small to medium enterprises.

VIC: An Update on Government Stimulus Packages, Bullet Proofing our Business Finances

Session Date / Time:  Friday 17th April from 2.00pm AEST

Presented by:  Peter Gillis and Rebekah Rae, ROCG Asia Pacific

Peter and Rebekah will provide the most up to date overview of the Federal and Victorian Stimulus Packages and answer your questions. ROCG Asia Pacific is a member of ROCG Global, a global professional services organisation specialising in SME businesses offering accounting, tax and business consulting and advisory services throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific. 

Leadership in Times of Crisis

Session Date / Time:  Thursday 9th April from 2.00pm AEST

Presented by:  Mandy Holloway, CEO @ Courageous Leaders and Chair of Syndicate 41

Purpose-filled conversations are essential to connect people emotionally and intellectually during a crisis. Especially when there is the added complication of physical isolation. When your home is the only remote location, it creates even more complications. And when this remote work transition is forced on us it becomes even more important for people to feel they are connected to the team and engaged in purpose-filled work. Now it is vital to lead teams constructively, going beyond virtual!

The CEO Institute Summit

This highly anticipated annual event is held in all major capital cities around Australia. The day is filled with thought provoking content that not only raises awareness and discussion, but is sure to help you enhance your business agenda and priorities for the coming year.

Each event is driven by a topical theme that guides the content focus. You will enjoy networking opportunities, discussion panels, keynote addresses, and ample time for interaction. Members and guests are invited to join together for an energetic and exclusive day of learning, networking, and sharing.

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