FutureNet Professional Development Series

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Date: Friday, 26 July 2019 to Monday, 1 June 2020
Address: MELBOURNE, VIC Australia
Total Price: $1,680.00

Registration price (Incl GST): Single Session $220, Full Series $1,680 (9 seminars, saving of $300)


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FutureNet Professional Development Series


This course develops core business, management and teamwork skills through a variety of interactive training sessions, ranging from Leadership, Project Finance and Engaging with Government.


FutureNet Professional Development Series expands the network of the participants by linking them with the best of the best from within the built and natural environment. 




Session Dates and Speakers:


24 July 2019 4-6PM     

Engaging with Government   

The Hon Ted Baillieu

Ted is passionate about encouraging a growing economy. As a former architect, Ted uses his knowledge and experience to explore Victoria’s challenges and build a better future for all Victorians. As former premier of Victoria, Ted understands how to successfully engage with government as a client, partner and authority.


29 August 2019 4-6PM

Financial and Management Reporting & Funding for Projects

Andrew Eddy

Overview of financial and management reporting, including an insightful walk through of a set of financial statements from the industry and the demonstration of ways to critically analyse profit & loss, balance sheet and cash flow to understand what is actually happening in an organisation over time. Approaches to management reporting are explored to understand ways to improve performance monitoring. An overview of the different sources of funding for projects is also provided.


26 September 2019 4-6PM       

Networking Strategically   

Sue Tomat, GumLeafGreen

Sue Tomat has helped countless clients to use strategic networking to build a well-balanced network through profiling clients and prospective clients to achieve personal and business goals.


24 October 2019 4-6PM           

Contracts & Risk Management          

Tony Horan, Barrister & Mediator

How do you minimise the risk of being sued, and protect yourself if a claim does arise? Tony will look at the key factors that give rise to claims and disputes against professionals. He will consider how and to what extent these risks can be addressed by a well negotiated professional services contract, as well as looking at professional indemnity insurance as an essential element in protecting a professional’s business and reputation.


28 November 2019 4-6PM       

Authentic Leadership

Kevin Sheedy, Former AFL Coach

Kevin Sheedy is one of the Australian Football League’s most successful and enduring figures. A player and coach over five decades, Kevin has an unsurpassed record of involvement in 1000 games and eight premierships. This highly engaging seminar will focus on the qualities of good leadership, that are essential for career and organizational success.


26 February 2020 4-6PM         

Human Centred Design           

Jon Osborne, Engineering Consultant

Jon Osborne spent ten years as an engineering consultant at Arup, designing performing arts buildings around the world including Copenhagen, Singapore, UK, Switzerland and Australia. Having identified a need for large scale, collaborative design around end user needs, he created and led an initiative to develop human centered design capability throughout Arup.Jon went on to build his own consulting business as a designer, facilitator and coach and has recently helped a Melbourne building developer to create a unique new approach to building design and delivery.


26 March 2020 4-6PM


Dr Sandy Caspi Sable, Satellite Consulting Services

This interactive seminar focuses on building participants’ understanding of the negotiation landscape with a view to enhancing their deal making capability. Participants will learn how to systematically and comprehensively prepare for negotiation, understand and overcome negotiation deadlocks, and to evaluate the quality of proposed deals.


30 April 2020 4-6PM       

Communication & Presentation

Ben Richards, ATICUS

This session looks at how to prepare for a successful bid presentation and how to get traction with key messages and selling points. Ben Richards has coordinated bid presentations for over $10 billion worth of iconic infrastructure projects.


28 May 2020 4-6PM     

Winning Bids  

Robyn Haydon

How can you pitch proposals that win the work you really want? In this session, you will learn how to develop proposal strategy, write persuasively, and target your energy where it will help you win. Robyn Haydon is a proposal specialist whose clients consistently win major contracts and projects through competitive tendering.



Please contact jan@consultaustralia.com.au  to book your place!




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