The VMA Professional Development Workshops are designed for operational/ frontline staff and aspiring managers ready to take the next step in their careers. These face-to-face half-day workshops will enhance skill sets and allow attendees 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.
Christie Anthoney, Head of Public Affairs at the Adelaide Festival Centre talks about how to be an effective leader with her guest, Alex Sinclair, Head of Commercial Programming and Venues a...
Christie Anthoney, Head of Public Affairs at the Adelaide Festival Centre talks about how to be an effective leader with her guest, Alex Sinclair, Head of Commercial Programming and Venues at Adelaide Festival Centre.
Many people see conflict as a negative experience. In fact, conflict is a necessary part of our personal growth and development. However, conflict becomes a concern when the people involved ...
Many people see conflict as a negative experience. In fact, conflict is a necessary part of our personal growth and development. However, conflict becomes a concern when the people involved cannot work through it. When this type of conflict arises, negative energy can result, causing emotional distress and damaged relationships. This session will provide attendees the tools to assist in resolving conflict, provide skills to identify potentially aggressive behaviour, and de-escalation techniques conducive with their individual working environment.
Managing Up, Down, and In-between provides invaluable insights into the art of effective leadership and collaboration. Participants learn strategies to manage relationships with their superi...
Managing Up, Down, and In-between provides invaluable insights into the art of effective leadership and collaboration. Participants learn strategies to manage relationships with their superiors (managing up), subordinates (managing down), and peers (managing in-between). The session delves into communication techniques, fostering trust, setting clear expectations, and aligning goals. Attendees gain practical skills to navigate complex organizational dynamics, enhance teamwork, and drive success. Whether aiming for career growth, improved productivity, or harmonious work environments, this session equips individuals with the tools to excel in all directions of their professional relationships.
Head of Public Affairs at Adelaide Festival Centre
Christie is an experienced arts leader who works in the festivals, local government, education and arts sector. Committed to the ‘profit for purpose’ sector, she has experience in senior management, artistic direction, public policy development, event delivery and strategic solutions. She has a strong commitment to social outcomes that progress creativity, support artists and generate wealth.
Through working in Scotland, Canada and across Australia, with experienced professionals in the arts and cultural sector, Christie has built a vast network that she draws on for inspiration and advancement.
Christie is currently the Associate Director of Community & Culture for the City of Adelaide, coming to local government after a career in the festival and arts sector. Her honed skill of balancing agendas, budgets, projects and politics are entirely relevant for the government sector.
Christie also lectures in Cultural Policy at Flinders University and is co-owner of a neighbourhood Café in Alberton, Port Adelaide.
As a venue and events industry leader, he has held senior executive roles in some of Australia’s most iconic venues such as Crown Melbourne, Melbourne and Olympic Parks, Southern Cross Station, and Federation Square.
Matthew has led large-scale operational teams and major infrastructure developments. As a Non-Executive Director of the VMA, he is committed to developing the industry’s future leaders and the long-term development of the industry.
With 27 years’ experience across the gamut of the security, safety and risk industry, Scott is a court and tribunal recognised expert and has a strategic and systematic approach to Security Management and Business Continuity Management. Scott is an industry Thought Leader and is often contacted by various media sources as a “Security Industry Specialist Spokesperson” and expert witness when security and risk related issues surface in the public arena. He has consulted and lectured throughout the Middle East and USA and has and worked with government, industry regulators and industry across all Australian States and Territories spanning the spectrum of security and risk as well as all industry verticals. Scott sits on numerous International security related councils to ensure he stays abreast of world best practice in his field of expertise which directly translates into improved outcomes for his clients.