What role can Strategic Planning and Risk Management play in your NFP?

We have been very fortunate as architects of the Central Coast NFP Forum to attract high calibre speakers to our region to share their knowledge and expertise. By year end we will welcome four Keynotes to the Central Coast.  We started the year in full swing and benefited from Ashley Fell, Social Researcher from McCrindle who addressed the topic of community and social trends for NFPs towards 2030.

Most recently we welcomed Adjunct Professor Martin Laverty, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. He serves as a member of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Aviation Industry Consultative Council, a Board Director of the National Disability Insurance Agency and is Deputy Chair of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) Advisory Board.

He delivered a thought provoking and highly engaging session on Ethics and what does doing the right thing look like for NFPs. He touched on culture and what drives good/bad culture and also governance improvements that NFPs could be implementing.  This was all delivered with the awareness and insights gained post the Royal Commissions.


Our next Forum will address Strategic Planning and Risk Management.  Topics covered will include: the value of having a Strategic Plan, the importance of understanding risk in your organisation and implementation of these strategies into your organisation.

Event details are as follows:

Monday 5th August, 2019

University of Newcastle, Loop Road, Ourimbah

Lecture Theatre 102
3:30pm – 6:00pm
Cost: Complimentary

This forum will feature guest speaker Steven Pearce who is the Chief Executive Officer of Surf Life Saving NSW. He has 32 years experience in senior roles with Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW State Emergency Services and has been awarded numerous commendations and citations.  During this period, Steven coordinated and provided leadership in whole-of-government responses to some of New South Wales’ largest and most expensive natural disasters and emergencies.

Steven entered the corporate sector in 2015 providing crisis and emergency response capability development to executives and boards of some of Australia’s largest corporates. In 2017, he was appointed CEO of Surf Life Saving NSW, one of the largest and most iconic volunteer member-based movements in Australia with 75,000 members. Steven is currently leading the organisation in significant transformational change through cultural focusing, innovation, collaboration and technology, to ensure it remains relevant, adaptive and prepared to meet the ever-changing environment.

Should you wish to register your interest in attending the forum please contact Fortunity on 02 4304 8888 or email yvette.wright@fortunity.com.au