Thursday 26 October

Registrations open 8.30am
Whakatau & welcome 9.15am
Keynote 9.45am Garth Nowland-Foreman (LEaD Centre for Not For Profit Leadership), The Prince, The Merchant and The Poisonous Shopping Cart: Reclaiming our potential, so that those we serve may realise theirs
Morning tea & networking 10.40am
Keynote 11.05am Professor Shelley Mallet (Brotherhood of St Laurence), Good Works: the mission of the community sector in a time of change
Panel 12pm Our Contributions, our Challenges, our Way Forward, with Garth Nowland-ForemanTrevor Moeke, Trevor McGlinchey and Tony Paine.
Lunch 1pm
Workshops 2pm Fred Astle (VisionWest) Moving from mainstream provision to a bicultural approach. The VisionWest journey
Dan Ormond (Latitude), How to Stand out in a Crowd in the NGO space
Holly Snape (Community Waikato), Kerry Dalton (CAB), Iain Hines (JR McKenzie Trust) & Tess Casey (Inclusive NZ), Four NGOs present who have moved with the times and how
Therese Lanigan-Behrent :  Strategic Grants Winning grants in a competitive environment: best-practice strategies.
3.40pm Gill Genet: Careerforce: Workforce Development Empowerment and Success
Dorothy Adams (Acting CE, Social Investment Agency), How Community Social Services can respond effectively in a social investment environment
The Grant Thornton Conference dinner 7pm

With entertainment from The Mermaids

Friday 27 October

Coffee & tea from 8.30am – Icon Restaurant
Welcome back 9am
Keynote 9.10am Brian Smith (Harwood Institute, Australia),  Back to Community for Sustainable Impact
Keynote 10.05am Trevor Moeke (NZ Treasury), The Swirl of Change and the Pathways Forward 
15 Minute presentation – Jo Cribb
Governing for Good: The Governance capability of Social Service Providers’
Morning tea 11.15am
 Workshops 11.45am Tony Paine –Where are we heading? The future of philanthropy, grantmaking, and NGOs 
Trevor McGlinchey and Ros Rice What will this Government mean for NGO’s ?
 Sharon Torstonson Planning for the Unexpected –  Could your organisation keep functioning through an emergency or disaster? This workshop aims to get people recognising the need to have a business continuity plan in place for your organisation. 
 Jo Nicholson -Social Value Aotearoa –Know your Impact – Understanding What Matters
Lunch 12.40pm
Keynote 1.30pm Paul Nixon (Oranga Tamariki), Practice for the future : Working collaboratively across agencies.
Keynote 2.25pm Julian Moore, Sponsorship: how do we find it? Corporate funding for NGOs.
Thanks & Poroporaki 3.20pm
Conference ends 4pm