Attend an MBA Event

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Everyone can get involved with the Monash Business Awards through our events. These breakfasts, lunches or networking events give you the chance to meet with like-minded business people, hear interesting speakers and be inspired.

UPCOMING EVENTS

* Please note we are monitoring the current situation and guidance regarding COVID-19 and the details below may be subject to change. * 

18 Jun ’20

ONLINE WEBINAR 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Future Forecast for Uncertain Times - Stephen Anthony

As the financial year winds down, hear from a finance industry expert about the current state of the economy and what conditions we might expect going into the second half of 2020. Stephen Anthony is a highly experienced macroeconomist and fiscal policy specialist with over twenty years of experience.

18 Jun ’20

ONLINE WEBINAR 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Future Forecast for Uncertain Times - Stephen Anthony

As the financial year winds down, hear from a finance industry expert about the current state of the economy and what conditions we might expect going into the second half of 2020. Stephen Anthony is a highly experienced macroeconomist and fiscal policy specialist with over twenty years of experience.

Date TBA

Gala Awards Dinner

Friends and supporters of the Monash Business Awards are invited to come together to celebrate the successes of the past year in a fun-filled dinner and dancing event. We will award nomination category winners and announce the 2020 Monash Business of the Year. 

17 Sep ’20

Peter Bellion, former crash scene investigator

Peter Bellion is a former crash scene investigator and reconstruction expert from Victoria Police’s Major Collision Investigation Group. Over Peter’s 30-year career with Victoria Police, he attended more than 2,000 fatalities, including the deaths of 20 police officers. 

17 Sep ’20

Peter Bellion, former crash scene investigator

Peter Bellion is a former crash scene investigator and reconstruction expert from Victoria Police’s Major Collision Investigation Group. Over Peter’s 30-year career with Victoria Police, he attended more than 2,000 fatalities, including the deaths of 20 police officers. 

19 Nov ’20

Mat Bowtell from 3D Hands

Hear from a business leader seeking to revolutionise the prosthetic industry. By using 3D printing techniques to manufacture custom devices at just a fraction of the cost, Free 3D Hands seeks to eliminate the lead-time and costs associated with traditional manufacturing techniques.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Just some of the great speakers featured at recent MBA events. 

20 Feb ’20

Breaking Down Barriers

As our first event for 2020, the Monash Business Awards hosted a motivational morning with Beau Vernon.

Key to his philosophy is the notion of a “helpful” rather than “positive” mindset. When things are objectively not going our way it can be more manageable to consider the small next action we can take to help us move in the right direction.

Beau reminded us of the importance of creating connections within teams and that making people feel cared for and appreciated for who they are can yield the greatest results. 

Beau also works to draw employers’ attention to the fact that Australian businesses can be doing much more to have inclusive workplaces. As he says, “I want to be an advocate to show that people with a disability are as much a part of society as anyone else and that we should raise the bar on what can be achieved”.  

21 Nov ’19

Team Alchemy

“The good news is, your team’s performance is a direct result of your leadership. The bad news is, your team’s performance is a direct result of your leadership! Whichever way you choose to look at it, you pull the performance lever.”

This was one of lessons shared by Stephanie Bown at this MBA breakfast event. Stephanie, a high performance coach, also spoke about the common leader error of focusing attention on low performers at the expense of the highly skilled, as well as outlining the five leadership styles and their effort to result ratios.  

For those wanting to learn more, Stephanie is sharing with friends of the MBA her new white paper: Leading High Performing Teams: How to transform team performance from simply functioning to fully flourishing in the new era”.

19 Sep ’19

Cultivate Better

“Small business is the hardest slog there is…
So you need to find satisfaction in the grind.”  

This was just one of the lessons shared by James Madden, CEO of Flinders + Co at this MBA lunch. James spoke about focusing on the legacy question of “What do I want to be able to say I achieved?” to guide the company’s direction. Achieving an initial goal of being a carbon neutral business last year (leaping ahead of the Australian red meat industry’s target of being carbon neutral by 2030) James stressed that carbon neutrality is not as daunting as might be perceived and was accomplished through a switch to renewable energy and investing in carbon offsets. 

13 Jun ’19

Disruption is the New Norm

Scott Haywood is an industry-leading financial advisor, wealth strategist and regular media commentator, including daily appearances on Tom Elliott’s 3AW Drive Program, and co-hosting the weekly national program Let’s Talk Business on the Macquarie Radio Network.

Scott began his talk to the MBA audience by asking, “what was your first job and does it still exist?” Disruptors such as Uber, FastBrick (a robotic bricklayer) and Seek, to name just a few are putting pressure on once stable industries. Meanwhile, fields such as nursing, teaching, personal care assistance, carpentry, cleaning and auditing will continue to be in high demand. To be ready for the job market of the future, and to prepare the upcoming generation, we need to recognise the importance of computer science, potentially retrain, or look into developing a side-hustle. 

11 Apr ’19

Finding Your Tribe

Jules Lund, well known for his radio and television appearances, spoke to the MBA audience on the rise of the citizen influencer. Jules founded the start up Tribe in 2015, to meet the growing demand for digital content and developing a self-service product that connects social media influencers with brands.

Generating more than $250,00 worth of digital content every day, participants were able to hear how Jules made the transition from media personality to a founder of a global tech company.

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