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28th February – 1st March 2019

Dubbo, Australia

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Limited places available

The CCSA Rural and Remote Forum 2019 in Dubbo will provide an opportunity for early
childhood education and care services operating in rural and remote areas to
have a voice.

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Add to My Calendar 2018-02-28 08:30:00 2018-03-01 12:30:00 Sydney Australia Rural and Remote Forum The Rural and Remote Forum will provide an opportunity for early childhood education and care services operating in rural and remote areas of Australia to have a voice. Dubbo, Australia CCSA n office@ccsa.org.au

THE SCHEDULE

Registration

08:00 AM

Welcome to the Forum

by Meg Mendham

09:00 AM

Stan Grant: Keynote Speaker

9.15am - 10.15am

Morning Tea and Networking

10:15 AM

Policy and Strategy: Advocacy Moving Forward

10.45am

Panel Discussion: The importance of early education in sustaining rural communities

Panel includes: CCSA, Royal Far West, Early Start, ECA, SNAICC

11.30am

Lunch

01:00 PM

Break Out Sessions

Facilitated small group discussions to identify needs and solutions, and determine top 5 priorities across each of these topics:

Our Workforce. Recruitment, retention and development

Policy and Funding: Managing Change. Creating sustainable services

Governance and Management. Issues and Solutions 

Integration: Services working together to support children

Connecting with Community: What this means for rural and remote services

(topics subject to change)

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Tea and Networking

3.30pm

Day 1: Wrap Up and Findings

Day 1 Wrap Up

Zoo Tours Begin

04:15 PM

Evening Entertainment

Twilight tour of the Zoo (Group 1:  4.15pm and Group 2:  5.15pm)
Canapes, drinks and entertainment on the lawn
Book signing with Mem Fox

06:00 PM

Dinner

by Mem Fox

08:00 PM

Courtesy Bus back to your Accommodation

10:30 PM

ACECQA Presentation

by John Mason General Manager

08:30 AM

Be You

by The National Education Initiative

Morning Session

Open Group Discussion

Open Discussion with Other Services

Let the conversation flow. Take the opportunity to have your voice heard

Share your wins and suggestions

Morning Session

Morning Tea and Networking

10:45 AM

Advocacy and Moving Forward

by Dr. Sandra Cheeseman

Morning Session

Wellbeing Keynote

by Sandie Wong

Morning Session

Wrap up

by Meg Mendham

12.20
Early Bird Offer Extended

WHAT TO EXPECT

Speak with Sector Experts

Have the opportunity to meet and discuss your thoughts with leading figures from the early childhood education sector.

Enjoy a Gala Dinner with Mem Fox

Network and celebrate at our Zoo tour and gala dinner.

Be a Voice for your Community

Be involved and learn with the opportunity for each of you to contribute to the Forum.

Be a part of the Ongoing Conversation

Continue your contribution and thoughts as part of our rural and remote advocacy program on Facebook.

Who should go?

Who Should Attend?

Any early childhood services and others who operate in a rural or remote part of Australia; including Centre Directors, Managers, Committee Members, and Approved Providers.

Who is CCSA?

CCSA is the go-to organisation for best practice, leadership, governance, business support and workplace relations for early childhood services.

Where to stay

We do not book accommodation or travel. The following locations are closest to the venue, however there are many more accommodation options in Dubbo here.

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Quality Inn Dubbo

165 Whylandra St, Dubbo NSW 2830(02) 6882 4777

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Discovery Parks

154 Whylandra Street, Dubbo, NSW 2830

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Akuna Motor Inn

109 – 111 Whylandra Street (Newell Highway)

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PRICING

Book early as the Forum has limited numbers.

Early Bird (Non-Member)
EXTENDED UNTIL Friday 1st Feb
$590
  • Forum participation
  • Lunch and Break meals
  • Twilight Zoo Tour
  • Dinner with Mem Fox

Choose Early Bird

Early Bird (CCSA MEMBER)
EXTENDED UNTIL Friday 1st Feb
$450
  • Forum participation
  • Lunch and Break meals
  • Twilight Zoo Tour
  • Dinner with Mem Fox

Choose CCSA Early Bird

All registrations
1/02/19 to 07/02/19
$695
  • Forum participation
  • Lunch and Break meals
  • Twilight Zoo Tour
  • Dinner with Mem Fox

Choose This Registration

Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Forum being held and where?

The forum is being held in Dubbo from the 28th February – 1st March 2019 over 2 days.

When do registrations close?

Registrations close Friday 8 February 2019.

When do Early Bird registrations close?

Early Bird registration has been extended until Friday 1st February 2019.

How can I get to the venue?

The map and contact details are listed in the contact information. You will also receive a confirmation email with location map. You will need to organise your own transport.

What about travel and accommodation?

The cost of accommodation and travel is not included in the event fee. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as possible.

Is support with travel costs available?

The NSW Department of Education is providing a limited number of travel subsidies to support attendance at the Forum. For more information and to apply click here.

If I cannot attend the conference can I nominate someone else?

If you cannot attend, you may nominate a replacement delegate at no cost. To change a delegate, please contact Amanda Marco on 1800 991 602 or 02 4782 1470.

I am interested in exhibiting at the Forum; how do I do that?

The Forum exhibition spaces are open by invitation only. If you provide support to rural and remote communities and believe your service fits with the aims of the Forum, please contact us.

I am a member of CCSA, do I receive a discount?

Yes, if you register before 19 January 2019. Select the CCSA member ticket when registering.  If you have any other ticketing questions, please contact Amanda Marco on 1800 991 602 or 02 4782 14 70.

What payment types do you accept?

All payments are processed via Eventbrite. You can pay by credit/debit card or request an invoice when registering.

Do I have to pay upfront?

Yes. Full payment of conference registration fees must accompany your registration, or be paid by invoice prior to the Forum.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will make a full refund.

Can I choose what I want to attend?

All sessions are included in the registration fee including the Forum dinner, twilight zoo tour and meals. Participants are encouraged to attend each session.

SPONSORED BY

The CCSA Rural and Remote Forum is sponsored by the NSW Department of Education to support the professional development of Early Childhood Educators in rural and remote areas of New South Wales.

ABOUT CCSA

Support for early childhood education and care services.

Membership gives you the benefit of our specialist knowledge in early childhood education and care – focusing on governance, management, compliance, business support and workplace relations.

Member Support

Phone support provides our members with instant access to expert knowledge in early childhood education and care – especially in governance, management and compliance.

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Business Solutions

Specialist payroll and bookkeeping solutions for early childhood education and care services provide you with continuity, reliability and confident decision making.

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Training and Development

Onsite training, consultancies, webinars and one-on-one telephone training will help your service realise its full potential, with a specific focus on your unique requirements.

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ADDRESS

Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
Obley Rd, Dubbo NSW 2830

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CONTACT

office@ccsa.org.au
1800 991 602

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