To assist you in planning your travel, you may want to consider the conference schedule below:

Sunday, January 27:

11:00 am Registration Opens
1:00 - 4:30 pm Plenary Room and Concurrent Sessions, Exhibit Hall
Opening Keynote Speaker

Lance Secretan, Author, Founder of The Secretan CentreLance Secretan, Author, Founder of The Secretan Centre

The Bellwether Effect: Stop Following! Start Inspiring!

We all strive to create inspiring organizations and teams, to raise the level of performance and achieve something important that we can be proud of. But things get in the way. Dr. Lance Secretan has spent his life observing and learning about these obstacles and has used this experience to inspire countless leaders to focus on the things that really matter, that inspire people to follow, and that make leadership authentically great. In this keynote based on Dr. Lance Secretan’s most recent groundbreaking book, you will be guided through practical ideas, approaches and new ways of seeing people and the world.

4:30 - 6:00pm Welcome Reception

Monday, January 28:

7:00 am Registration Opens
7:30 am Breakfast, Exhibit Hall Opens
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Plenary Room and Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, January 29:

7:00 am Registration Opens
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 - 11:45 am Plenary Room Sessions
Closing Keynote Speaker
Peter Kenyon, Founder and Director, Bank of I.D.E.A.S.Peter Kenyon, Founder and Director, Bank of I.D.E.A.S.
(Initiatives for the Development of Enterprising Action and Strategies), An international community and economic development consultancy based in Kalamunda, Western Australia

Reinventing and Revitalising Small Rural Communities –  The Leadership Role of Local Government

Meaningful and lasting community change always originates from within - and local government plays a leading role in creating change.  Leadership requires positive focus - on resources, capacities, strengths and aspirations.  How can you, your council, and community stakeholders lead an effective revitalization campaign for your rural community.