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Looking at the bigger picture

Do you need time to step back from the frenzy of everyday work to look at the bigger picture?

  • To find new ideas, think strategically or improve and develop your own work practices?
  • Or to have the opportunity to meet hundreds of your sector colleagues to find out how they’re approaching the same workplace challenges you’re facing?

The National Not-For-Profit Sector Conference offers that unique opportunity.

This year’s conference will be held at the Quality Inn, Parnell over 13 – 14 February, 2017.

Over two packed days, you will hear advice and case studies from experts working in some of the most successful NFPs in the country, as well as leading innovators. They will be sharing the latest ideas and best practices that you can apply in strategizing, attracting, training and retaining the best people for the NFP sector – ideas that could help transform your organisation.

What is new in 2017

2017 is our eleventh conference, and is gearing up to be a great event – with an excellent speaker line up, covering an even broader range of the sector’s most pressing issues. The conference program is designed with additional content for managers and team leaders. That means there is three parallel sessions to choose from over the two days, plus four big keynote presentations.

The 5 core themes of the 2017 Not-For-Profit Conference are:

  • Leadership
  • Future Thinking
  • Managing people well and organisational strategy
  • Evaluation that empowers action
  • Communicating and connecting with the corporate world

Who should attend

If your work involves developing strategy, recruiting, managing or supervising staff and volunteers, leading a team, or workforce planning – then the National Not-For-Profit Sector Conference is the event you cannot afford to miss.

The conference is designed for CEOs and senior managers, Board members, Aspiring leaders, Team and volunteer managers . . . and anyone passionate about “people” issues in the NFP sector!

Be inspired by the following presenters:

Cathy Hendry

Cathy Hendry, Senior Consultant with Strategic Pay

Jo Garner

Jo Garner, Director of Strategic Grants
Aly McNicoll

Aly McNicoll

Aly McNicoll, Director, LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership
Kieran Bird

Kieran Bird

Kieran Bird, Client Care Manager at William Buck Christmas Gouwland

Bonnie Robinson

Bonnie Robinson, CEO at HBH Senior Living & Director of Iosis Family Services

Abby Clemence

Abby Clemence, Managing Director of Infinity Sponsorship

Mark Cabaj

Mark Cabaj, Associate of Tamarack, Canada
Samantha Gadd

Samantha Gadd

Samantha Gadd, founder and Managing Director of Humankind (formerly HR Shop).

Your conference registration also includes participation in our drinks, canapes and networking session on Monday evening 4.30pm – 6.00pm. Entertainment is provided by world class jazz duo – Caitlin Smith and Ben McNicoll.


Single attendee price is $395.00 + GST.

For second and subsequent delegates from the same organisation, the ticket price is $350.00 + GST.

There is a one-day-only option available – $300.00+ gst.

You may pay by credit card or by invoice.


Included in the booking:

  • Attendance at the conference and workshop sessions
  • Name tag, delegate list, delegate bag
  • Workbook
  • Welcoming coffee/tea, morning and afternoon tea, and lunch
  • Networking session with drinks and nibbles at the close of Day One
  • Inspiration!

You may pay by credit card or by invoice.  If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 06 878 3456 or email:


Dates: Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 February 2017
& additional half-day Masterclass with Abby Clemence

Venue: The Quality Inn,
10 – 20 Gladstone Road, Parnell
Auckland, 1052, New Zealand


Sileni Estate

If you would like to know more about partnering with GROW or sponsorship opportunities for this conference, please contact for a Sponsorship Opportunities Pack.

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