PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

HOSTED BY THE VENUE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

The VMA Professional Development Workshops are designed for operational/ frontline staff and aspiring managers. These face-to-face half-day workshops will enhance their skill set and allow them to take the next step in their career.

Now more than ever, is the time to invest in your team. Keep your young professionals engaged and eager to progress within the venue management industry.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

VMA Members only $149: Includes Workshop, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, and After 5! Networking (most cities) or 5 VMA Members for $600

Non-Members: $300 or 5 for $1000

 

 

2024 Workshops

 

 

GLENORCHY - Tuesday, 16 July 2024 @ MyState Bank Arena

This half-day professional development program will feature key sessions delivered by industry leaders who will pass along valuable knowledge to our delegates. 

1200 Lunch/Registration
1250 Welcome
1300 Managing Conflict

Scott Taylor CPP, JP, Managing Director, Praesidium Risk and Resilience

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1400 Managing Internal and External Relationships Scott Woodham, General Manager, Blundstone Arena
1500 Afternoon Tea
1530 Keynote Address – Leadership

 

Facilitator: Renee Brown, General Manager, MyState Bank Arena

Speaker: James Avery, CEO, Stadiums Tasmania

1630 Wrap up
1730 After 5! Networking Speaker to be announced soon.
VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE - 4 September, 2024

This half-day professional development program will feature key sessions delivered by industry leaders who will pass along valuable knowledge to our delegates. 

1250 Welcome
1300 How to interact with great confidence & Influence

Scott Taylor, Managing Director, Praesidium Risk and Resilience

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1400 10 Minute Break

 

1410 Session Two 

Speaker to be announced shortly

 

1510 10 Minute Break
1520 Keynote Address – Leadership Speaker to be announced shortly
1620 Wrap up
CHIRSTCHURH - 23 September, 2024 @ Te Pae Convention Centre in conjunction with EVANZ

This half-day professional development program will feature key sessions delivered by industry leaders who will pass along valuable knowledge to our delegates. 

1250 Welcome
1300 Session One Speaker to be announced shortly
1400 10 Minute Break
1410 Session Two

Speaker to be announced shortly

 

1510 10 Minute Break
1520 Keynote Address – Speaker to be announced shortly
1620 Wrap up
1730 After 5! Networking (optional) Issac Theatre Royal

Past Workshops

 

 

PERTH - Wednesday, 6 March, 2024 @ HBF Park

This half-day professional development program will feature key sessions delivered by industry leaders who will pass along valuable knowledge to our delegates. Registration is now open. 

1200 Lunch/Registration
1250 Welcome
1300 Building a team differently – connecting for success!

Bourby Webster, Chief Rule-Breaker & Game Changer | Get Things Done Director at NORTH STREET GROUP:  North Street Consulting | North Street Music

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1400 Emergency Management

Stuart Lyon AVM, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, VenuesWest

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1500 Afternoon Tea
1530 Keynote Address – Women in Leadership Panel

 

Olivia Birkett AVM, CEO, Tennis West, Nadia Owen, Head of Meetings & Special Events, VenuesLive WA – Optus Stadium, & Lorraine Rice AVM, Head of Venue Operations, Perth Concert Hall

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1630 Wrap up
1730 After 5! Networking

 

BRISBANE - Wednesday, 20 March 2024 @ Brisbane City Hall

This half-day professional development program will feature key sessions delivered by industry leaders who will pass along valuable knowledge to our delegates. 

1200 Lunch/Registration
1250 Welcome
1300 How to Present and Interact with Confidence and Influence

Scott Taylor, Managing Director, Praesidium Risk and Resilience

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1400 The Balancing Act: Business as Usual While Navigating Capital Works

Jim Cunningham, Facilities Operations Manager, QPAC

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1500 Afternoon Tea
1530 Keynote Address – Women in Leadership

Kate Gould, CEO/ Artistic Director, Brisbane Power House

Facilitator: Erica Kennedy, Venue Coordinator, Logan City Council

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1630 Wrap up
1730 After 5! Networking Sponsored by Gema Group
SYDNEY - Wednesday, 3 April 2024 @ Sydney Masonic Centre

Build This half-day professional development program will feature key sessions delivered by industry leaders who will pass along valuable knowledge to our delegates. 

1200 Lunch/Registration
1250 Welcome
1300 How to Present and Interact with Confidence and Influence

Scott Taylor, Managing Director, Praesidium Risk and Resilience

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1400 Client-Centric Excellence: Unveiling the Journey Through the Eyes of the Client

Malu Barrios, Director of Event Services, International Convention Centre, Sydney

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1500 Afternoon Tea
1530 Keynote Address – Women in Leadership

Houri Tapiki, General Manager, Theatre Royal Sydney

 

Facilitator: Hera Yaghlejian, Manager of Business Development & Partnerships at ICC Sydney

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1630 Wrap up
1730 After 5! Networking Hordern Pavilion, Sponsored by Maxwell Technologies

 

MELBOURNE - Wednesday, 10 April 2024 @ Abbotsford Convent

This half-day professional development program will feature key sessions delivered by industry leaders who will pass along valuable knowledge to our delegates. 

1200 Lunch/Registration
1250 Welcome
1300 How to Present and Interact with Confidence and Influence

Scott Taylor, Managing Director, Praesidium Risk and Resilience

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1400 Venue Security 

Michael Roberts, ARUP Associates, and IVSS Instructor

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1500 Afternoon Tea
1530 Keynote Address – Women in Leadership Panel

Kate Alexander, Head of Major Events, Melbourne & Olympic Parks

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Megan O’Toole, Head of Stadium Operations, AFL House ‑ Melbourne

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1630 Wrap up
1730 After 5! Networking

Thanks to our host venues

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