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.
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.
Heather Clarke, Project Manager, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, chats with Susan Kibukamusoke, Director of National Indigenous Australians Agency as they explore key leadership traits, and how eme...
Heather Clarke, Project Manager, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, chats with Susan Kibukamusoke, Director of National Indigenous Australians Agency as they explore key leadership traits, and how emerging leaders in our industry can develop their skills and leadership qualities.
Heather has recently commenced a new role at Walsh Bay Arts Precinct as the Precinct Manager. Heather most recently was the General Manager, Event Operations & Planning at the Sydney Opera House and has over 30 years’ experience in event management across the arts and culture industries. Her extensive expertise includes experience in operational strategy development and implementation, budgeting and leadership management. She has a wealth of practical technical experience and has successfully managed tours into a wide variety of performing arts centres across a multitude of international venues.
She has had the pleasure of working with some of the country’s most well–known Choreographers and Directors and has worked for many of Australia’s major arts companies including Opera Australia, Sydney Festival, Bell Shakespeare, Ausdance, PerformingLines, Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre and Belvoir. Heather is a current VMA Board Member.
Director of National Indigenous Australians Agency
Over the last 13 years Susan has had the privilege of growing into the learning and development space as a corporate trainer, manager and organisational development consultant. This career has spanned various industries from telecommunications, account and the arts. Susan is currently the Director of the National Indigenous Australians Agency and prior to this worked as a Senior Officer at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science in Canberra. Susan’s focus is to now enhance these skills in content development, coaching, facilitation and organisation development to assist people to reach their full potential in both work and private life.
Project Director of Canberra Theatre Redevelopment l Major Projects Canberra l ACT Government
Julia is currently the Project Director for the Canberra Theatre Redevelopment, as part of Major Projects Canberra. Over the last 20 years, Julia has worked in arts administration and delivery of cultural infrastructure projects, after an early career as a corporate lawyer. Prior to her current role, Julia was a Director at Create Infrastructure (Create NSW) for over 5 years, working on cultural infrastructure planning and project delivery, including overseeing of the re-opening of Theatre Royal. Julia was also the Project Director for the redevelopment for Wharf 4/5 at Walsh Bay for Sydney Theatre Company, Senior Adviser at West Kowloon Cultural Authority (for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong) and Director, Venue Partners and Safety at Sydney Opera House.
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.