Second Annual Schools Law and Regulation Conference
Thursday 27 April and Friday 28 April 2017
Intercontinental the Rialto Hotel, Melbourne

Private school administrators and their advisors face a raft of legal and regulatory issues. The stakes have never been higher. This conference examines these challenging and robust issues, including teacher dismissal, gender dysphoria, bullying and financial governance.

Thursday 27 April 2017

Day 1 Chair:  Libby Klein, Principal, Social Impact Legal, Melbourne

School Liability and Managing Risk

  • Opening AddressThe Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission: Its Role in the Regulation of Schools - David Locke, Assistant Commissioner, Charity Services, Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
  • Lessons From The Royal Commission: What You Should Be Doing Now - Skye Rose, Principal, Moores, Hawthorn, Vic
  • School Camps, Excursions and Recreational Activities:  Duty of Care and Work, Health and Safety Laws - David Ford, Partner, Emil Ford Lawyers, Sydney
  • School Liability for Bullying - Nathan Croot, Senior Associate, Emil Ford Lawyers, Sydney

Enrolment and Employment Issues

  • Investing in Indigenous Students: Opportunities and Benefits - Renee Coffey, General Manager – Strategy and Policy, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, Sydney
  • Legal Aspects of Enrolling International Students - Amanda Ryding, Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley Lawyers, Sydney
  • Dismissing Staff as a Result of Poor Behaviour - Sarah Rey, Partner, Justitia, Melbourne

Friday 28 April 2017

Day 2 Morning Chair:  Natalie Blok, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne

Social and Ethical Issues

  • Social Media: Better the Devil You Know - Leneen Forde, Principal, Norton Gledhill, Melbourne
  • Schools and Dealing with Gender Dysphoria: a Best Practice Primer - William Leonard, Director, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria (GLHV), College of Science, Health and Engineering, Latrobe University, Melbourne
  • Meeting the Challenges Facing Religious Schools - Jacquie Seeman, Partner, Thomson Geer, Sydney

Day 2 Afternoon Chair:  Andrew Marks, Director Audit & Assurance, William Buck, Melbourne

Governance and Finance

  • Running a Building Program: Construction Law Issues - Hugh Watson, Principal, Moores, Box Hill, Vic.
  • Building Funds, Scholarships, Fundraising and Staff: Taxation Concerns in Schools - Mark Fowler, Director, Neumann & Turnour Lawyers, Brisbane
  • Financial Governance in Schools - John Somerset, Director, Somerset Education, Brisbane

Feedback from the 1st annual conference:

  • This was one of the best conferences I have been to. The venue was perfect, food was absolutely amazing and the staff were excellent. Every presenter was relevant and engaging. The provision of the folders was fantastic as was lanyard rather than a sticky label. Well done to all.
  • Even with speakers who covered areas where I had high knowledge, these were still great take-outs and something to learn from every session.
  • A huge amount of valuable information.
  • Relevant topics, venue, organisation. Thankyou - thoroughly enjoyed the conference.
  • Thankyou for a very valuable and useful conference that was highly relevant to school administrators - Principals etc. Thankyou for copies of the papers and powerpoints very helpful and extremely well organised folders - a rarity these days.
  • Excellent quality of speakers and content. Very good alignment and sequencing of sessions. Excellently practical yet based on legislative and evidence base.
  • The coverage of topics and information was very thorough and very relevant. The selection of the panel of speakers as important and selection was done very well, great presenters and workshops, a great conference, very worthwhile!

Product Code: MSLAPR17
 Price:   $1,980.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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