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Wednesday 26th
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Registrations Open Rhino Lodge
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Masterclasses
(Optional add on)
Mini Business Plan

Intentional Teaching

3:30 pm – 7:00 pm Cultural Tour
(Optional add on)
Trip to visit Uncle Ralph Nader, Canapes and Bubbles at Club Dubbo
Thursday 27th February
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registrations Open Rhino Lodge
8:00 am Welcome to Country
8:30 pm – 9:00 am Munch and Mingle Breakfast Networking and Conversations
9:00 pm – 10:00 am Keynote Speaker Robyn Moore
10:00 am- 11:15 pm 3 Options:
Managers, Educators, Administrators
Managers: Professional Conversations on Strategic Thinking Facilitated by Dr Sandra Cheeseman

Educators: The Educational Leader Presentation by Perry Campbell ACECQA

Administrators: Your Role in the NQF

11:15 – 11:30 am Morning Tea
11:30 am – 12:45 pm  3 Options;
Managers, Educators, Administrators
Managers: Facilitated Table Discussion: Marc de Rosnay

Educators: Workshop ‘Professional Development’ Robyn Moore

Administrators: Facilitated session by Catharine Hydon

12:45 pm – 13:15 pm Lunch
13:15 pm – 14:30 pm  3 Options;
Managers, Educators, Administrators
Managers: Topic Integration: Panel representatives from each Service Type

Educators: Embedding Aboriginal Perspectives into the Education program. Nat Heath, Amy Shine and Kim Nayden.

Administrators: Employment Essentials for Administrators

14:30 pm – 15:30 pm Keynote  Aboriginal Languages; Nate Heath
15:30 pm – 16:15 pm Keynote 

Working Afternoon Tea

The Invisible Children; Fiona Phipps Royal Far West
 16:15 pm – 17:30 pm Keynote and Workshop Equine Therapy Keynote and Hands on Workshop with Horses (ANSA Counselling)
19:00pm – 23:00 pm Gala Dinner Event ABC Launch; Laura Stone ABC and Special Guests from Playschool
Friday 28th
8:30 am – 9:30 am Keynote  The Growing Brain Nathan Wallis (NZ)
9:30 am – 10:15 am Keynote  NQF Review Perry Campbell ACECQA
10:15 am – 11:00 am Group Breakout Managers: Regulations and Compliance
– Unpacking the Assessment & Rating processEducators: Be You Presentation Debbie Yates

Administrators: Well-being for Administrators

11:00 am – 11:45 am Minister Address Minister Sarah Mitchell
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Keynote Indigenous Literacy Foundation
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch
13:00 pm – 13:45 pm Close Dr Jonathon Welch AM – Founder of The Choir of Hard Knocks