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Oct 2018

Upcoming Events in October 2018

Industry Chat - Retail Quest Ballarat
Date: Tuesday 23rd
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am

An opportunity for the retail Industry to come together and learn and discuss relevant issues.

Jordan McPhan from JRM Social will be at the meeting to provide some advice and suggestions to any questions you may have regarding digital marketing. Jordan established JRM Social in December 2012, she provides advice and/or complete social management for many businesses such as Hop Temple, Freight Bar and Ballarat Equine Clinic. Previous to this, she was the National Digital Marketing Officer for PETstock.

Please note: Industry chats are only open to those in the specified sector.

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Accessible Tourism Workshop (Visit Ballarat) Ballarat Greyhounds
Date: Wednesday 24th
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost: Visit Ballarat Member = Free, Non-Member = $15

Accessible Tourism Workshop

Visit Ballarat, in partnership with Parks Victoria, Travability and TEVE ( Tourism, Events and Visitor Economy), welcomes you to join the upcoming Accessible Tourism workshop. The two-hour event aims to empower business owners to disrupt the status quo surrounding accessibility for those living with a disability.

In Australia, more than 4 million people (equal to 1 in 5) live with some form of disability. For this reason, it is critical that businesses and tourism operators be conscious and more inclusive with their visitor offerings and experiences.

The workshop will demonstrate ways to create more accessible visitor experiences for people of all abilities. Guest speakers include:


- Nicole Healy, TEVE - The research and the opportunity

- Bill Forrester, Travability - Industry perspective and what businesses can do

- John Kenwright, Parks Victoria - Experience of an operator

- Paul Albone, TEVE - Where we are heading

Event details as follows:

What: Accessible Tourism Workshop

Date: October 24, 2018

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Location: Ballarat Greyhounds, Cnr of Rubicon and Pleasant Streets, Redan

Cost: Free for Visit Ballarat Members, $15 for Non-Members

The two-hour workshop will include tea, coffee, a light lunch and access to the Greyhounds after close.

Contact: | Phone: 5337 4314

Young Professionals Network - Coffee Catch Up October Beechworth Bakery Ballarat
Date: Thursday 25th
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am

Pop in for quick chat and coffee before work, or feel free to stay longer. Take a break from your usual routine to catch up with like-minded young professioanls in a relaxed setting. 

*No RSVP required for the YPN Coffee Catch Ups

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2018 State Election Candidate Forum The Miners Tavern
Date: Thursday 25th
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Commerce Ballarat, Committee for Ballarat & Visit Ballarat Members Only

Members are invited to attend this forum to hear from the candidates in the 2018 State Election. The evening will be facilitated by Paul Stephens, Director Nevett Ford Lawyers and accredited specialist in Business Law.

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Managing Your Mind & Your Day: A Productivity Workshop for Small Business and the Self Employed Platypus CoWorking, Level 2, 51 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat 3350
Date: Wednesday 31st
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Cost: $45.51

If you're like most business owners you have an ever-growing list of tasks to get done. You know you could grow your business exponentially - if only you had more time.

Sadly time is fixed but how you think about and use that time is not!

In this workshop we will explore the latest brain science for getting more from your day without sacrificing your wellbeing.

What You Will Learn

Together we'll discover:

  • Productivity tips - What science knows about using your time more effectively to grow your business and stay sane

  • Stress - Stress helps. How can you manage it to be more productive?

  • Procrastination - Why do we do it and how do you stop?

  • Growth - How do we stay focused on the growth tasks when the urgent tasks keep getting in the way?


  • Science-based mind hacks, tips, tools and strategies for getting more while feeling calm and in control.

Learn from an expert!

Ellen has been successfully self-employed for over 16 years as a workplace psychologist. When she discovered that cloning herself to get everything done wasn't an option she delved into Plan B - understanding and using the science of productivity and wellbeing to grow her business without losing her mind or sacrificing family time.

What you'll get

Walk away from this workshop with a greater understanding of your mindand tools and strategies you can implement immediately to make the best use of your precious time.

Contact: | Phone: +61403941191

Not for Profit Seminar - The Case for Governance Oscar's Hotel
Date: Wednesday 31st
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Cost: No Cost - lunch supplied


Governance shouldn’t be boring.  It’s about people and the relationships you build in your organisation.  It’s about how the board talks to management and members, and how you keep a handle on all those important suppliers and other stakeholders.  It’s about how those relationships are defined and managed and the ‘framework of rules’ by which your organisation operates.  Governance will always be the most important contributor to your organisation’s success or failure. 
Our second Not-For-profit seminar for 2018 asks you to take a fresh look at what governance can achieve.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain insights from others’ experiences and access the expertise of the Harwood Andrew’s Not-For-Profit team.

We encourage you to pass this invitation onto other persons who are involved in the governance of your organisation.

Contact: | Phone: 0353296999