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NFP Seminar: Bad things can happen to good organisations. Do you need to know how to handle a crisis?

| Published by Michael Gorton AM

Can you manage a crisis? Can your organisation cope with a crisis? What will you do to help your employees? How will you manage your stakeholders? Can you meet your legal obligations?


What you do during the first hour, day and week of a crisis can define you and your organisation.

Join Russell Kennedy and Pitcher Partners to hear from a hand-picked panel of multi-disciplinary experts ready to share their knowledge and personal experiences.


Mark Forbes, Director at ROLE Foundation Australia – Mark is a Former Editor in Chief at The Age, he is an investigative reporter and foreign correspondent. He has won numerous awards, including several Quill Awards, a Walkley Award for an expose of Australia’s role in the international steroid trade and the United Nations Media Peace Prize for a ground-breaking journey into Indonesia’s Papua province. He is an established leader, strategist and manager at the highest levels of media and communications practice, he has a Masters in Strategic Affairs from the ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.

Nicole Newton, Director at Nicole Newton ConsultingNicole has been involved in communication, public relations, journalism, issues management and crisis preparedness for 30 years. She now specialises in the healthcare sector, providing ongoing advice to Australia’s health practitioner regulators and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). She has guided corporates, NFPs, AHPRA, RACS and health services through a range of serious, reputation threatening issues.

David Hillis, Senior Consultant at Oban Consulting – David is an experienced Chief Executive Officer in both the healthcare and educational sectors, most recently at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons & the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.  He is skilled in Clinical Governance, Corporate Governance, Board to Executive Interface, Healthcare Consulting, Government, Epidemiology, Program Evaluation, and Oncology.

Martin Fletcher, CEO at AHPRA -  Martin started with AHPRA in December 2009 as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer, he has more than 15 years' experience in patient safety in Australia, the United Kingdom and internationally. He brings strong expertise in public protection and quality improvement to the work of establishing and leading AHPRA. Before joining AHPRA, Martin was chief executive of the National Patient Safety Agency, the leading National Health Service body for patient safety in England and Wales.

Seminar Details

Tuesday 24 October 2017

8.30am - 10.00am

A light breakfast will be provided.

Russell Kennedy, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street Melbourne

Register here by Friday 20 October 2017.

This seminar is free to attend, but bookings are essential.

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