Leadership 2019 will bring together 220-CEO level non-profit, civic and philanthropic leaders from across civil society post-election, to connect, discuss the new political landscape, and set an ambitious agenda for the wins we can have in the next term of government.

The agenda is under development and will be finalised during the election in order to respond to the shifting policy-change landscape.


Tuesday, June 4

10:00AM Registration & Networking Morning Tea
10:30AM Conference Opening
12:30PM Lunch
1:30PM New Political Context - Panel & Interactive Workshop
3:00PM Afternoon Tea
3:30PM Five Policy Change Breakouts - Panel & Interactive Workshop
5:00PM Shared Interest Tables
6:00PM Drinks in the King George Foyer
7:00PM Official Dinner & Keynote Speaker (included in ticket)

Wednesday, June 5

8:30AM Conference Reconvenes - Report Back from Previous Day
9:15AM First Nations Justice Panel
10:15AM Morning Tea
10:45AM Five Policy Change Breakouts - Panel & Interactive Workshop
12:15PM Lunch
1:15PM Report Back from Breakouts
2:00PM Identifying the gaps and intersections in our work
3:10PM Closing Session & Next Steps
4:00PM Closing Drinks

Policy Change Breakouts

Over two days together, we will explore 10 priorities areas for advocacy during the coming term of Parliament, and identify areas where there are gaps or opportunities for new cross-sector campaigns. In each area, we will hear from experts in policy, the lay of the land on the politics, and strategies to engage the public, and then break into small groups to shape action plans for the coming three years. Based on initial consultation with co-chairs and participants, likely breakouts will include:

  • Social welfare/Income support

  • First Nations justice

  • Human Rights Act

  • Tax reform

  • Political donations

  • Refugee rights

  • Climate solutions that drive economic and racial justice

  • Gender equality

  • Ending criminalisation of race and poverty

  • Strengthening charitable advocacy

We will also have a chance to explore additional policy priorities at various moments throughout the conference.