SA/NT Chapter e-News August 2021 - 25 August 2021

President’s Report

How is it late August already?

At the risk of pointing out the painfully obvious, we are living in uncertain times. Everything can change in a heartbeat. Personal freedom, property prices, holiday plans and conferences!  Your Educate Plus team have been working hard to create something special that will bring new opportunities to your day.

We have put together programs to help you learn and connect with each other and to help keep focussed for the next couple of months.

From this newsletter filled with good-feel articles and hope, to a fantastic on Non-Conference Week Online Series, Networking Drinks and Coffee catch-up events; we hope that you make the most of what is on offer!

You could also join our online community, on the SA/NT Facebook page, our own personal engagement hub.

Feel free to reach out to me, or any of the SA/NT Committee if you have any suggestions for PD, or any other way we can add value to your membership.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Ana Gozalo
Educate Plus SA/NT Chapter Chair
T: 08 8274 4340
M: 0413 032 115

SA/NT Local Events

SA/NT Local Events

First coffee is free!

August coffee catch up. There is always a great buzz when we get together and share our stories over coffee. Come along, join in, and create valuable connections with other like-minded people who work in our industry.

  • Date: Thursday 26 August
  • Time: 7:30am – 9.30am
  • Cost: Your first coffee is on us!
  • Venues:  milk + honey 93 Wynn Vale Dr, Wynn Vale SA 5127 &  Wholly Belly24 Magill Road, Norwood

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Networking Drinks

Re-connect with your fellow SA/NT Chapter colleagues and make new connections at the upcoming networking drinks night.

  • Date: Wednesday 6 September
  • Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Venue: Coopers Alehouse Gepps Cross, 560 Main N Rd, Blair Athol SA 5084
  • Cost: Free. Numbers are limited so book now!

Register Now

Non-Conference Week Online Series – Register Now!

Non-Conference Week Online Series – Register Now!

Non-Conference Series, a program of national webinars and interactive Q&A sessions so that you can get your conference-fix from the comfort of your home or office – or wherever you are!

Sessions will be one hour long, including Q&A, and be hosted at either 10am, 12pm or 3pm (AEST). Sessions will be conducted online through Zoom and a post-recording of the presentations will be available for you to view at any stage until the end of the year.

Check out the exciting program here

Event Details

  • Dates: Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8, Thursday 9 September
  • Times: Webinars @ 10:00am, 12:00pm & 3:00pm
  • Registration options: can register for the full series, or each day individually
  • Investment: member $150, non-member $200. One day attendance – member $60, non-member $100. Paid registrants for the International Conference receive a 50% discount.
How effective you are with brand storytelling?

How effective you are with brand storytelling?

This quiz is written by Gabrielle Dolan, Speaker, Author and Founder of Jargon Free Fridays. Gabrielle will present on Tuesday 7 September at the Non Conference Week Online Series at 12:00pm on the topic ‘The Art and Science of Storytelling To book and find out more click HERE.

Take the Quiz
By Gabrielle Dolan, Speaker, Author and Founder of Jargon Free Fridays

The following 20 questions will identify how effectively you have implemented brand storytelling to help connect with customers and engage employees.
Brand Storytelling Questionnaire

Digital Engagement: Bridging Trend or Disruptive Force

Digital Engagement: Bridging Trend or Disruptive Force

This article is written by Mark Sollis, a Global consultant (D3) and education technology entrepreneur (Neutopia) focused on learning and community. Mark will present with Gretchen Dobson on Wednesday 8 September at the Non Conference Week Online Series at 3:00pm on the topic ‘Community Engagement in a Digital World: Brand Ambassadors& Volunteerism‘. To book and find out more click HERE.

By Mark Sollis, D3 Advancement Studio and Neutopia

Digital engagement, has been gathering momentum for years – in facilitating learning, building community, and marketing organisations. Yet, in some aspects of education it has stayed somewhat out on the periphery, seen as an acceptable, but lesser cousin to a physical classroom, an on-site event, or an in-person meeting. These past few weeks, and the weeks and months ahead, will provide opportunity to reflect on digital engagement in a whole new light.

With this global crisis affecting every aspect of life, education is no different. We can all see the countless examples of learning environments moving online:  home schooling for primary students, universities and colleges shifting to virtual lectures, and all manners of stakeholder engagement activities cancelled or replaced with a digital proxy.

Read more…

You are not alone!

You are not alone!

Mentoring Program

What if you had a powerful resource right down the hall or a Zoom click away that could help you be even more effective day in and day out? And what if that powerful resource was free and yours for the asking? Chances are you’re thinking “Where do I sign up?”, am I right?… Well, that resource is called mentoring and the program is mutually beneficial to both mentors and mentees.

The Educate Plus Mentoring program is a structured but informal, mutually beneficial relationship in which colleagues provide each other regular opportunities to catch up and discuss experiences, skills, and career pathways.

It’s exclusively available for members, it’s free, widely available and it works.

Click here to find out more:

Don’t forget you have resources!

Available member resources


Upcoming PD

Upcoming PD

We have an exciting line up of online PD for our members. There is something for every profession in the Advancement sector and this is a great space to learn and share industry ideas. Registrations and more information will be available on our website soon.

Zoe Routh presenting

Grace Under Fire: Stay calm under pressure


Do you want to keep a cool head when everyone else is losing theirs?

  • Secrets of instant charisma, no matter how introverted you are.
  • How to stand your ground when your emotions are going wild.
  • Respond rather than react, especially in a confrontation

19 October Webinar, 12.00 – 1.00 pm

$35 Members
$50 Non-Members

Alan Stevens presenting

Building Relationships and Business in a Challenging World

One of the most valuable factors that influence prospects in choosing which business they associate with, and who they want to associate with, the one we often don’t talk about, is interpersonal compatibility.

If a customer is interested in your products but doesn’t find your team easy to talk to, good luck with that! The longer you take to get to know, like and trust each other, the slower and weaker the relationship will be.

In this presentation, Alan will demystify the power of reading people to build better relationships. He will cover how to read people to know how they prefer to be spoken to and treated, all within just seconds of meeting them, ensuring memorable and lasting relationships.

Those who attend will have the firsthand opportunity to learn how others see them and how to use that to an advantage.

26 October Webinar, 12.00 – 1.00 pm

$35 Members
$50 Non-Members

Dr Helena Popovic presenting

Most people work on building up and boosting their financial assets. But how many people work on building up and boosting their greatest asset: their brain?

The revolutionary field of neuroplasticity has shown that the brain can change its structure and function. It can grow new cells, new circuits and new connections in response to what we do, think, feel and believe.

We are more than passive victims of our genes: we play an active role in how our brains develop throughout our lives. However most people are yet to realise the enormous personal power this gives them.

For our brain to stay healthy and operate at its best, we need the right nutrition, rest, stimulation, challenge and reward. Most importantly, we need to take charge of our thinking because our thoughts play an integral role in wiring our brains for optimal performance.

2 November Webinar, 12.00 – 1.00 pm

$35 Members
$50 Non-Members

Pauline Nguyen presenting

Pauline references many of the skills and learnings that created her success – her unique life experiences have given her a distinctive insight into the minds of individuals and businesses alike, allowing her to pass on the invaluable skills of self-mastery, courage, resilience and grit. As Pauline says, “if we can learn the tools of self-mastery, we can better practice the art of influence over others”.

9 November Webinar, 12.00 – 1.00 pm

$35 Members
$50 Non-Members

Welcome to our newest members

Welcome to our newest members

A warm welcome to our latest members. We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming events: our coffee morning or networking drinks.

First Name Last Name Job Title Current Employer
Annie Bawden SPOC Events and Administration Manager St Peter’s College
Sarah Brogan Assistant to the Enrolment Registrar St Dominic’s Priory College
Rachel Elgar Marketing Coordinator St Paul’s College, SA
Helene Giles Admissions Officer Torrens Valley Christian School
Lucy Johnson Communications & Marketing Manager St Peter’s College
Lina Martino Business Manager St Dominic’s Priory College
Paul Mesecke School Community Coordinator St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School
Emily Morton Marketing & Communications Coordinator Torrens Valley Christian School
Danielle Nicolas Communications Officer St Dominic’s Priory College
Michael O’Dwyer Director of Marketing and Communications St Columba College SA
Rosalind Pearson Enrolment Officer Trinity College, Gawler
Kate Pulford Archivist Prince Alfred College
Rebecca Quartermaine Events and Fundraising Manager Mercedes College, SA
Catherine Rainbow Development Administrator St Peter’s College
Victoria Richardson Director of Communications Nazareth Catholic College
Sophia Saracino Enrolments Manager St Andrew’s School
Alice Scott Head of Enrolments Walford Anglican School for Girls
Vanda Sinicropi Principal’s Assistant and Registrar    St Dominic’s Priory College
Case Wockner Marketing and Communications Coordinator Prince Alfred College