2018 QSPA State Conference

06 June - 08 June Hilton Hotel, Brisbane

Schedule

  • 06 June
  • 07 June
  • 08 June

Registration/Networking with pastries, tea and coffee Student Entertainment in foyer - Kelvin Grove State College, Cellists

07:30 AM 08:15 AM

Student Entertainment, Mabel Park SHS, Vocalist (Nicole Polata)

08:20 AM 08:30 AM

Welcome Mark Breckenridge, President QSPA

08:30 AM 08:40 AM

MARK BRECKENRIDGE

Claire Madden

08:40 AM 10:00 AM

CLAIRE MADDEN

Gold Partner Presentation TrackEd

10:00 AM 10:10 AM

Morning Tea​

10:10 AM 10:40 AM

Spotlight on the New QCE System

10:40 AM 12:30 PM

Heath Partner Presentation TUH

12:30 PM 12:40 PM

Lunch

12:40 PM 01:30 PM

Spark - Three TEDx-style thought provocations from three world class educators

01:30 PM 02:15 PM

ASHANTI BRANCH

PETER HUTTON

CALLY NIELSEN

Amplify with Ashanti Branch

02:20 PM 03:00 PM

ASHANTI BRANCH

Amplify with Cally Neilson

02:20 PM 03:00 PM

CALLY NIELSEN

Amplify with Peter Hutton

02:20 PM 03:00 PM

PETER HUTTON

Afternoon tea

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Amplify with Ashanti Branch

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

ASHANTI BRANCH

Amplify with Cally Neilson

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

CALLY NIELSEN

Amplify with Peter Hutton

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

PETER HUTTON

Poster session gallery

03:30 PM 04:00 PM

Poster session gallery

04:05 PM 05:00 PM

Amplify with Ashanti Branch

04:05 PM 04:35 PM

ASHANTI BRANCH

Amplify with Cally Neilson

04:05 PM 04:35 PM

CALLY NIELSEN

Amplify with Peter Hutton

04:05 PM 04:35 PM

PETER HUTTON

Welcome Reception – Level 8, Pool Terrace

05:00 PM 07:00 PM

Registration/Networking with tea and coffee

07:30 AM 08:15 AM

Student Entertainment, Lockyer District Dance Troupe

08:15 AM 08:30 AM

Official Welcome, Kirsten Ferdinands, Conference Chair and Mark Breckenridge, President QSPA

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

MARK BRECKENRIDGE

KIRSTEN  FERDINANDS

Official Opening The Hon. Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations

09:00 AM 09:30 AM

HON GRACE GRACE

Keynote Jason Fox, Into the Storm (Pioneering through complexity and ambiguity)

09:30 AM 10:45 AM

JASON FOX

Platinum Partner Presentation: AMP advice

10:45 AM 10:55 AM

Morning Tea

10:55 AM 11:30 AM

Andrew Pierpoint, ASPA President, National Update

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

ANDREW PIERPOINT

Allan Parker, Negotiating Change and Leadership to Partnership With a Neuroscience Edge

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

ALLAN PARKER

Platinum Partner Presentation: msp photography

01:00 PM 01:10 PM

Lunch

01:10 PM 02:00 PM

Hugh Bradlow, Educating the next generation workforce

02:00 PM 03:15 PM

HUGH BRADLOW

Platinum Partner Presentation: Daymap

03:15 PM 03:25 PM

Afternoon Tea

03:25 PM 03:55 PM

Hetty Johnston/Jon Rouse, Protect KIDS - it’s all about the child… each playing our part to protect the ‘one’

03:55 PM 05:00 PM

HETTY JOHNSTON

JON ROUSE

QSPA Conference Dinner & Awards Presentation

07:00 PM 11:59 PM

Student Entertainment, Karawatha Marching Marching Band

08:15 AM 08:30 AM

Tony Cook Director-General, Department of Education

08:30 AM 09:00 AM

TONY COOK

Alan Reid, Education and the future: What are the challenges for schools?

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

ALAN REID

Platinum Partner Presentation: Coach Communication

10:00 AM 10:10 AM

Morning Tea

10:10 AM 10:40 AM

Platinum Partner Presentation: Readcloud

10:40 AM 10:50 AM

Shara Evans, A look into the Future: Tomorrow’s Workforce

10:50 AM 11:50 AM

SHARA EVANS

Breakout with Shara Evans, Jobs of the Future: What skills will students need

11:55 AM 12:40 PM

SHARA EVANS

Breakout with Alan Reid, Exploring the purposes of education in the third Industrial revolution

11:55 AM 12:40 PM

ALAN REID

Breakout with Shara Evans, Jobs of the Future: What skills will students need

12:45 PM 01:30 PM

SHARA EVANS

Breakout with Alan Reid, Exploring the purposes of education in the third Industrial revolution

12:45 PM 01:30 PM

ALAN REID

Lunch and Conference Close

01:30 PM 03:00 PM

KURT FEARNLEY

Partners

Speakers

ALAN REID

Alan Reid is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of South Australia. He has held numerous leadership positions in education, and been a key figure in some significant policy developments at the state and national levels. Alan publishes widely in such areas as curriculum and education policy and gives many invited keynotes and talks. He is a passionate supporter of public education, and currently Chairs the Public Education Advisory Committee in South Australia which reports to the SA Minister of Education. Professor Reid’s contributions to education have been recognised through a number of awards at state and national levels, including the Gold Medal of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL). On Australia Day, 2012, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM); and was named as one of four finalists for 2017 South Australian of the Year.

08 June

08 June

08 June

ALLAN PARKER

Allan Parker is a Behavioural Scientist and the Managing Director of Peak Performance Development Pty Ltd, a Sydney based consultancy Company, operating in the areas of Negotiation, Organisational Change Facilitation, Training and Dispute Management.

Allan Parker’s areas of expertise in training include Facilitation, Negotiation, Presentation Skills, Dispute Management as well as Management and Leadership Development. In consulting, his work has included the facilitation of Public Policy, Organisational Change, Strategic Planning, Corporate Restructures and Mergers with many leading organizations in Australia and Internationally.

His clients have included Microsoft in 11 countries, AMP, BNP Paribas in 4 countries, Macquarie Bank in 4 countries, NSW Bar Association, Deutsche Bank, five different Ombudsman’s Offices in Australia and New Zealand, The Royal College of Physician (UK), the OECD and United Nations. He is the co-author of the best-selling book Switch on Your Brain; author of the Negotiator’s Toolkit, and is one of the coauthors of Beyond Yes - Negotiating and Networking.

Allan was a member of the High Level Consultative Committee at the OECD that was responsible for the development and ratification of Global Policy for Small to Medium Enterprise (2000 to 2004 involving 85 OECD Countries). More recently Allan moderated 2 meetings at the United Nations World Investment Forum in Ghana, Africa. In April 2009 the National Speakers Association of Australia awarded him with the Educator of the year Excellence Award. 2012 he was the National Speakers Association Australia, Nevin Award Recipient; Australia’s Highest Professional Speakers Award.

In 2012 he wrote Australia’s first degree in Negotiation for the Australian Catholic University. This degree was approved and accredited in March 2013 In addition to his professional achievements he has been a scratch golfer and has run 16 marathons and 11 ultra Marathons (including 24 hours twice) From this diverse and interesting background he brings to his presentations and sessions a spontaneous, dynamic and somewhat unpredictable style.

07 June

ANDREW PIERPOINT

Andrew Pierpoint is President of the Australian Secondary Principals’ Association – the peak body for School Leaders across
Australia. He previously was President of the Queensland Secondary Principals’ Association for four (4) years.

Andrew has had extensive experience, over 35 years, in High Schools as a science teacher, Head of Department Science, Deputy Principal and Principal as well as having several system positions in the
support of Principals. Throughout his career, Andrew has worked in complex rural and remote communities through to large regional and metropolitan schools. He has led communities and reference groups at district, regional, state and national levels.

Andrew’s special interests are the provision of professional learning for school leaders, Principal Health and Wellbeing and is highly active in school sport.

Andrew has demonstrated a passion for State education in Queensland for many years and possess an excellent understanding of the Principalship from first hand experience. Most importantly, Andrew has a genuine desire to make a real difference for School Leaders in the application of their ever increasing, complex roles in schools and the broader community.

07 June

ASHANTI BRANCH

Ashanti Branch, M.Ed., is the Founder and the Executive Director of The Ever Forward Club. He’s made a career of mentoring youth and showing students how they can achieve their potential. While Branch received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, he soon realized that teaching was his calling.

Raised in Oakland, CA by a single mother on welfare, Ashanti Branch forged a new path and attended California Polytechnic – San Luis Obispo, studying Civil Engineering.

Despite a career as a construction project manager, Ashanti quickly found his true calling in teaching after tutoring struggling students. After discovering his life’s passion, he hoped to ignite enthusiasm in those he taught.

As a first-year teacher in 2004, he founded The Ever Forward Club. The organization mentors middle and high school students, particularly underserved and at-risk men of color. Branch’s work has helped 100% of students in The Ever Forward Club graduate high school.

Branch has since spent 24 years mentoring youth, 11 years as a math teacher assisting inner-city students and was awarded a Fulbright Exchange Fellowship to India among other accolades.

Ashanti Branch is on a mission to change the way schools help students realize their potential.

06 June

06 June

06 June

06 June

CALLY NIELSEN

BUNDABERG STATE HIGH SCHOOL
Cally Nielsen started her career in education through state school alternative education programs. This is where she developed a passion for working with students who often get lost, or simply don’t fit the traditional system. Throughout her career, and continuing in her current role as Deputy Principal at Bundaberg State High School, Cally has searched for unique ways to support the needs of students (from flipped classrooms to passion-based projects), she firmly believes, that “Every student CAN succeed”.

06 June

06 June

06 June

06 June

CLAIRE MADDEN

Claire Madden is the nation’s leading voice on Generation Z. As an author, social researcher, keynote speaker and media commentator, Claire is in demand as an expert in interpreting social trends, demographics and implications of generational change. Claire is the authorof Hello Gen Z: Engaging the Generation of Post-Millennials.

Claire is highly regarded for her dynamic and engaging presentations where she translates robust, research-based content into strategic applications for educators, managers and business leaders. Claire is commissioned by some of the nation’s largest companies and leading brands to interpret the changing landscape and communicate the implications for business and society.

As a media commentator, Claire is regularly interviewed on prominent television programs including The Drum, The Project, The Today Show, SkyNews, Sunrise and The Morning Show, as well as on the radio and in print media. With academic qualifications in communications and postgraduate studies in leadership, on the board for a financial services company and on the Advisory Board of UTS Business School.

Claire is also the Founder and Director of the research based strategy and communications agency, Hello Clarity.

06 June

HETTY JOHNSTON

AM, GAICD
Hetty Johnston AM, GAICD is Founder & Executive Chair of Bravehearts Foundation Ltd, Australia’s leading child protection
advocate. A born lobbyist, Hetty is a woman of passion and determination who has succeeded in highlighting the crime of paedophilia and child sexual assault to media, families, schools and the general community both nationally and internationally.

Hetty established Bravehearts in 1997, an organisation with a Vision to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.

Hetty’s most recent accolades include:
  • 2016 Inducted into Australian Businesswomen’s ‘Hall of Fame’,
  • 2015 Queensland Australian of the Year,
  • 2014 Awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Hetty has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to child protection with numerous awards and nominations over her career since 1996.
In 2013 Hetty was awarded Ernst & Young Northern Australia’s Social Entrepreneur of the year, Westpac’s 2013 ‘100 Women of Influence’ and YWCA Queensland’s ‘125 Leading Women’. She was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in 2010 and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Community Practice and Governance (March 2010). In
early 2009, Hetty was recognised as one of approximately 70 outstanding leaders worldwide, receiving the prestigious annual
Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Award. Hetty is the recipient of two Australian Lawyers Alliance Civil
Justice Awards (2003, 2004).

Hetty is a much sought after speaker at Local, State, Federal and International levels. Hetty works with government and nongovernment
agencies on legislative reform, submissions, lobbying and research to improve child protection and political accountability in Australia.

07 June

HON GRACE GRACE

MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
Grace Grace was first elected to State Parliament in October 2007 and remained the Member for Brisbane Central until March 2012. She was re-elected as the Member for Brisbane Central in January 2015 and again in November 2017 after the seat was re-named McConnel.

Grace was appointed Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs in December 2015 and successfully implemented a series of important legislative reforms including the Racing Integrity Act, the Multicultural Recognition Act and the Industrial Relations Act 2016.

Following the 2017 state election, Grace Minister for Industrial Relations – both areas she is passionate about. Grace understands the importance of education and her tireless advocacy in this area will see a new high school built in Fortitude Valley to be opened
by 2020.

During her career, Grace has had extensive board experience with organisations including Sunsuper, Energex and the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund.

She has worked with local community organisations in her electorate including P&Cs, the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Teneriffe Progress Association, Queensland Aids Council (QuAC), Fortitude Valley Chamber of Commerce and many others.

Grace has lived her whole life in her electorate where she and her husband Michael raised their daughter, Alex.

07 June

HUGH BRADLOW

Hugh S. Bradlow is President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, a body which elects the best minds in technology to its Fellowship and then commits them to developing strategies which will turn Australia into a world leading technology economy.

With a 22-year career at Telstra Corporation, he is the Chief Scientist (in which role he acted as a “forward scout” looking at the longer term technology directions and technology disruption that will impact Telstra and its customers), Chief Technology
Officer and Head of Innovation at Telstra, and Managing Director of Telstra Research Laboratories.

Before joining Telstra in September 1995, Professor Bradlow was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia and Professor of Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape Town.

Professor Bradlow is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1973 and received the D.Phil. degree for research in experimental nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He has also attended the Stanford Executive Program. He is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wollongong, a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and a recipient of a Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia.

Hugh has been a company director for a number of innovation-based entities, including Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, Allen & Buckeridge, Seed Stage Ventures Board of Directors, Telstra R&D Management Pty Ltd (Executive Chair), Wollongong Uniadvice (Pty) Ltd, Telecommunications Society of Australia and IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors amongst others.
He is globally recognised as a thought leader in telecommunications and was elected as the joint 2009 Australian Telecommunications Ambassador of the Year, named by Global Telecom Business as one of the most 100 most influential telecommunications executives in the world and Smart Company designated him as one of the 12 most influential people in Australian ICT.

During his career at Telstra he has given over 400 presentations, being in high demand as a speaker on technology topics and innovation. His insights into the future are based on applying a deep understanding of emerging technologies to thought experiments about how consumers and businesses will use these technologies once they become mainstream.

07 June

JASON FOX

Dr Jason Fox is a bestselling author, leadership advisor & wizard-rogue of ace repute. Oft sought after for his fresh perspectives, contemporary philosophies and deep expertise in motivation design, Dr Fox shows forward-thinking leaders around the world how to unlock new progress and pioneer deeper into uncharted territory.

His clients include the senior executives of Fortune 500 companies around the world, including: Microsoft, PepsiCo, HP, McDonald’s, Cisco and Salesforce, to other multinationals such as Toyota, Beam Suntory, Vodafone, Honda, Sony, Tableau, Gartner, Johnson & Johnson, Xero, HP, Bupa, Red Cross, Bulgari, Pandora, Arup, KPMG, The World Tourism Forum and The International Institute of Research.

Jason is the bestselling author of The Game Changer and How to Lead a Quest: a handbook for pioneering leaders. His research has been featured in the likes of Smart Company, Huffington Post, BRW and The Financial Review.And, while thoughtfully inept at social media or marketing, his monthly ‘museletter’ is read by more than 10,000 people around the world.

In addition to serving as a leadership adviser, Dr Fox is also an in-demand keynote speaker who works particularly well with sceptical audiences who have ‘seen it all before’. In 2016 he was awarded Keynote Speaker of the Year.

When not liberating the world from poorly designed work, Jason enjoys partaking in extreme sports such as reading, sun-avoidance and coffee snobbery. He lives with an illustrator-veterinarian and a cat in an old chocolate factory in Melbourne, Australia.

07 June

JON ROUSE

Detective Inspector Jon Rouse has 34 years’ operational service with the Queensland Police Service in Australia and has been an appointed Detective for 28 years, with 20 years devoted to investigating crimes against children.

In 2001 Jon implemented Australia’s first undercover operation targeting internet child sex offenders, and for 13 years he has led the operations team at Task Force Argos, a specialist unit responsible for the investigation of child sex offenders.

Jon has instigated and led multiple international operations and has also delivered training and presentations on online child exploitation investigations to law enforcement officers across Australia, Asia, Europe and South America.

He has represented Australian law enforcement at United Nations conferences in Austria, Kenya and Thailand and accepted the International Cyber Crime Gold award on behalf of Task Force Argos in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Jon is currently the Sub Group Chair of the INTERPOL Covert Internet Investigators Group and is a Director with The Society for
the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB).

He is the recipient of three Commissioners certificates (Operational) for his leadership and investigative work, two Excellence awards for Child Protection Prevention and is the recipient of the Queensland Police Medal, the National Service Medal the National Police Medal and the Exemplary Conduct Medal.

07 June

KIRSTEN FERDINANDS

CONFERENCE CHAIR

07 June

KURT FEARNLEY

Australian wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley OAM.

Kurt is one of Australia's most well-known & respected athletes.

Winner of some of the world’s most prestigious marathons, in London, Paris, Rome, Los Angeles, Chicago & New York. The latter two, 5 times. He won the Paralympic men's wheelchair marathon in Athens in 2004 and retained his title in Beijing in 2008. In Athens he also won gold over the 5000m on the track. He was recently able to finish a 20 year representative career with a dominant Gold Medal performance at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, whilst also receiving the honour of carrying the Australian Flag into the Closing Ceremony.

In London in 2012 he picked up a bronze medal in the marathon and a silver on the track over 5000m. In Rio 2016 Kurt successfully made the podium for the fourth consecutive time in both the 5000m & Marathon, winning Bronze & Silver, while serving as the Captain of the Australian Paralympic Team. In total Kurt has Thirteen Paralympic medals spanning across 5 games. He's also a 6 times world champion from 800m to the marathon. His marathon personal best is 1hour 18minutes & 51seconds set in Boston in 2011.

Off the racing circuit Kurt has been a winning crew member of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, taking line honours in 2011 on board the yacht Loyal. However he is most well-known for his amazing feat of crawling the 96km Kokoda track.

Kurt is actively involved in various charities as a board member, patron & ambassador. In 2016 Kurt was elected by his peers to be one of six Summer Paralympic Athletes to serve on the International Paralympic Committee's Athletes Commission.

On the 22 of January 2013 he was given the annual Australian honour of giving the 2013 Australia Day Address.

Quick Facts
70 marathons. 42 wins. 18 additional podium finishes.
Marathon wins in 12 countries on five continents.
Five-time Paralympian. 13 medals. Three Gold
Six-time World Champion
2015 AIS Sports Personality of the Year
2015 Newcastle Citizen of the Year
2007 and 2009 Laureus World Sports Award Finalist
Commonwealth Athlete of the Year with a Disability
2009 NSW Young Australian of the Year
Recipient of Order of Australia Medal in 2004
Board member of Australian Volunteers International 2006-2015
Contributes as Patron, Ambassador or Volunteer for Wheelchair Sports NSW, St Jude's school Tanzania,
Newcastle Children's Hospital, Humpty Dumpty Children's Charity, & more

http://www.saxton.com.au/kurt-fearnley/ 

08 June

MARK BRECKENRIDGE

PRESIDENT QSPA
Mark Breckenridge is President of the Queensland Secondary Principals’ Association taking up that position in January 2018.

Mark has more than thirty years of experience as Principal across a diverse range of schools from small one-teacher schools, P-10 rural through to regional and metropolitan high schools with large student enrolments.

During this wide-ranging career Mark has developed an appreciation for the complexities inherent in all schools, regardless of location or size. School leaders are the critical component in school success; addressing issues of complexity, building and sustaining relationships that help enable a culture of continuous improvement. As a Principal Mark sought to ensure that his schools were a place where community matters. He believes strongly in the value of partnerships across the community-with families, business and industry and the wider community.

From his earliest years as a Principal Mark has actively engaged in building professional and collegial networks with his fellow school leaders. These networks have been an important element in Mark’s leadership journey and are a central focus of his work now as QSPA President.

06 June

07 June

PETER HUTTON

FORMER PRINCIPAL – TEMPLESTOWE COLLEGE AND LEADER OF THE EDREVOLUTION
Peter Hutton was appointed Principal of Templestowe College (TC) in 2009. It was a broken school with just 286 local students and 23 year sevens. Today TC has over 1100 students and was recently recognised as one of the most innovative schools in the world. At 50, Peter’s varied experiences include 20 years’ as a Principal/Assistant Principal in 4 schools, being an Insolvency Accountant with PWC, being an officer in the Australian Army Reserve and running his own Property Development and Tree Lopping Businesses. As a dyslexic, Peter sees the world differently, and has spent his life challenging rules, assumptions and conventions.

06 June

06 June

06 June

06 June

SHARA EVANS

Technology Futurist Shara Evans is a globally acknowledged Keynote Speaker and widely regarded as one of the world’s Top Female Futurists. Shara provides the latest insights and thought provoking ideas on a broad spectrum of issues.

Regardless of your Industry, Shara’s keynote speeches bring together the latest technology innovations and cutting-edge research projects, tying them into strategic insights specifically for your business.

Shara is a regular media commentator on technology issues — appearing on shows such as The Project, Weekend Sunrise, Sky News, The Drum, Lateline, 7:30 and is regularly quoted in publications.

Shara’s latest research is the Future Tech series — based on ongoing interviews with thought leaders in research labs, vendor
labs, telcos, futurists and others — covering a very wide range of topics, such as: new form factors for phones and devices, wearables, implantables, sensors, wireless technologies, holograms, augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D printing, home automation,
the Internet of Things, robotics, drones, cars of the future, artificial intelligence, security, privacy, cloud services, and the next wave of innovation.

Shara Evans is also the Founder and CEO of Market Clarity, an award-winning technology analyst firm that provides insight, intelligence and advice on all aspects of the telecom and emerging technologies markets, as well as the Founder of Telsyte (which she sold to publicly listed UXC), and has been providing innovative research and strategic consulting on telecoms and technology throughout her successful career.

Shara has a long history of working with top scientific research organisations. She was a member of the CeNTIE (CSIRO Centre for Networking Technologies for the Information Economy) Advisory Board from 2002 – 2007, as well as being an Advisor to the Director of the Networking Technologies Laboratory within CSIRO’s ICT Centre.

Most recently she served as a member of the Expert Review Panel for the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation (ACBI), a collaborative research initiative by the CSIRO in partnership with NICTA, with foundation funding provided by the NSW Government.

Shara helps her clients understand new product and service opportunities that are being underpinned by emerging technologies. Frequently working with executive, strategy and product teams, Shara gets organisations to think outside the box of what’s available today to imagine the world in 10 - 20 years, and assists them in commercialising these concepts into innovative new products and services.

08 June

08 June

08 June

TONY COOK

DIRECTOR-GENERAL
Department of Education (DoE)
Before joining the Department of Education in April 2018, Tony worked for six years in the Australian public service as the Associate Secretary for Schools and Youth within the Department of Education and Training.
Tony has held several senior executive positions in the Victorian public service, including Deputy Secretary, Government and Corporate with the Department of Premier and Cabinet; Deputy Secretary, Office for Children and Portfolio Coordination; and Deputy Secretary, Office for Planning, Strategy and Coordination within the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. He began his career with Education Queensland.
Tony is a registered primary school teacher with a major in early childhood education. He has been a deputy principal and has taught in schools and preschools in Queensland and the United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor of Education from the Queensland University of Technology.
In October 2013 Tony was made an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Council for Education Leaders, and in January 2014, he was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service, especially in driving schools policy and funding reform in Australia.

08 June

AMP Advice

PLATINUM PARTNER
AMP has developed the Goals 360 platform that combines the latest tools and technologies with personalised coaching and service, to help Clients realise their financial goals.

For advisers, Goals 360 offers a more efficient way to provide advice, allowing them to spend more time with their Clients.

The technology is already operating in AMP Advice practices.

For more information, visit the AMP Advice website at www.ampadvice.com.au/annstreet

Contact Graham Giles in the Brisbane city office located on Level 6, 180 Ann Street (ph 3317 0300; (e) graham.giles@ampadvice.com.au ) to arrange a goals explorer experience.

Coach Communication

PLATINUM PARTNER
Greetings QSPA delegates, 

Our Director of Programs Russell Scott has really enjoyed meeting many of you this year, and Glenys and Russell and I are looking forward to seeing you this week at the conference.

However, let’s be honest, we know that meeting QSPA’s partners isn’t exactly what you come to the conference to do! So we aren’t spruiking our wares and handing our brochures and fliers this year. We don’t like it any more than you do!

Instead, we thought about what would be most useful for you. We went to a quote from Phil Riley’s 2018 Principal Health and Wellbeing Survey:
"When I talk to principals, they tell me they often wake up in the middle of the night … reliving a difficult conversation they had or thinking about a difficult conversation they have to have with a student, parent or teacher the next day.”

So we are offering our coaching time for free at the conference: 15-minute Fix sessions.

We don’t have a booth or a display. Just a few lounge chairs where you can sit and have a coffee and spend 15 minutes getting a few helpful strategies for mastering difficult conversations.


Please come and find us and say hello. We will be in the lounge area under the spiral staircase, next to the buffet.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Leanne and the Coach team.


At Coach we focus on the one thing that most determines a productive, healthy, high-performing workplace: The thousands of verbal and non-verbal interactions between colleagues every day.

Do those interactions convey trust or threat? Do your people feel safe or vulnerable in their conversations?

If they feel safe, they are brining great ideas, information, insights and initiatives that are benefitting your business. If they feel vulnerable, they are not.

Helping our clients transform their communication culture gets us out of bed every morning. We are driven to see your people flourish—unlocking their highest performance, one interaction at a time.

We are the only company in Australia or the US helping school leaders and staff transform their results by mastering communication behaviour— with unique, practical and research-based solutions.

We bring to our clients interactive, staff-wide online and face-to-face programs; distinctive coaching models; workforce-wide culture solutions; and a suite of practical, highly tailored 360 feedback tools for leaders and educators—all developed on the fundamental premise we hold dear: The great communicators always own the game. 

“High performing teams trade far more positive than negative communication behaviours.”
MEDIA RELEASE Creating bullying free schools for teachers.pdf Download Link

Daymap

PLATINUM PARTNER
Daymap connects your school community with portals for students, parents and teachers. The Daymap suite of tools can be combined to effectively replace a numbers of smaller systems, increasing staff productivity and engagement. Come see us today.
Daymap - One Stop Shop.pdf Download Link
Daymap Attend.pdf Download Link

MSP Photography

PLATINUM PARTNER
At MSP Photography, we’ve built our business on smiles.
Made up of 25 local businesses and backed by a national resource centre, MSP Photography is Australia’s leading school photography company.

We offer high-quality school photographs to suit all family budgets and our friendly personal service extends beyond photo day.

MSP AD QSPA May 18.pdf Download Link

ReadCloud

PLATINUM PARTNER
ReadCloud Limited is the leading digital eLearning platform for Australian Secondary schools. ReadCloud delivers digital content to students and teachers with extensive functionality, including the ability to upload teacher produced content and make commentary inside of eBooks.

Students and teachers can share notes, questions, videos and weblinks directly inside the eBooks turning the eBook into a place for discussion, collaboration and social learning, substantially improving learning outcomes.

ReadCloud works seamlessly within the EQ environment. Schools are able to access ReadCloud even with low BYOX adoption rates. ReadCloud delivers your entire book-hire requirements equal to or less than your current Student Resource Scheme, per student, per year. Importantly, you will no longer have out of date textbooks.

ReadCloud sources content from all major publishers so that together with its partnered book resellers, the Company is able to deliver the Australian curriculum digitally, in all states, on one platform.

1ReadCloud-Overview-.pdf Download Link
ReadCloud factsheet.pdf Download Link
ReadCloud QSPA Partnership.pdf Download Link

RACQ Bank

GOLD PARTNER
At RACQ, we’re committed to supporting Queensland teachers, and helping students develop the skills they need to thrive. Programs we support cover a range of fundamental areas such as road safety, social strengths and literacy, and include initiatives such as RACQ Streets Ahead and the Premier’s Reading Challenge.

For many years we’ve run our in-school road safety education programs and, after recently extending into banking, we’re continuing QT Mutual Bank’s heritage of supporting the education community. As Queensland’s largest club, our goal is to provide more to our members, and more to Queenslanders through the important programs we support.

TrackEd

GOLD PARTNER
TrackEd is an application built specifically for Queensland schools to help collate and track student progress. The basic installation is for a single PC within your network, however, there are full server-based deployment options available. To find out more please check out our support site.

TUH

GOLD PARTNER
We’ve been caring for the education community and their families for over 45 years.
It’s no wonder that in the 2017 Ipsos Healthcare & Insurance Australia survey, TUH came first or joint first in three categories: customer satisfaction, member advocacy, and fund trustworthiness.

anzuk education

SILVER PARTNER
anzuk partner with schools and early childhood settings to provide a specialised staffing service for the education sector. Our dedicated team have extensive experience in the field of education and can assist you with casual relief, contract, permanent recruitment and executive search engagements.

Archive Management

SILVER PARTNER
We take the headache out of document storage. Freestanding and modular, our patented archive system can be assembled almost anywhere, in endless configurations. We also offer a unique document migration service to clean up your archive mess. With over 25 years experience, we’ll ensure the job gets done properly.
Archive Management.pdf Download Link

ASCA

SILVER PARTNER
ASCA is a not-for-profit member association focussed on maximising the purchasing effectiveness for schools. Its surplus funds go to charities which support educating disadvantaged children.

At My Best

SILVER PARTNER
At My Best is a complete system of 360° feedback and professional development for school leaders, teachers and support staff. It facilitates open and constructive coaching conversations, and helps people to set goals, plan actions, and track their professional learning and development activities.

Bravehearts

All around Australia children are being taught personal safety skills with Bravehearts’. There are a range of education programs, tailored for children aged three to eighteen, that effectively teach strategies on how to keep safe in a range of situations, from bullying to sexual assault and cyber safety. Prevention of child sexual assault starts with educating and empowering children with vital knowledge and skills to keep them safe, and give them an understanding of their right to protect their own body.

Campion

SILVER PARTNER
Campion Education is a family-owned Australian company with over 20 years’ experience in school supply. Campion Education has branches in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. Each branch includes a retail store, warehouse, customer services and a team of representatives who pride themselves on working in close partnership with each school.
Campion Education supplies Back to School book packs including textbooks, workbooks and stationery, as well class sets, library books and book hire delivered shelf-ready to schools.
Campion Education is also the leading digital resources provider for Australian schools, offering an unparalleled range of options for the management of eBooks and digital resources.
Campion Back to school overview 2018.pdf Download Link
Campion Education Company profile 2018.pdf Download Link
Campion Education Digital Services Overview 2018.pdf Download Link

EDUQuip

SILVER PARTNER
Eduquip is a long time supplier to School’s & Colleges around Australia for 20 Years now.

We specialise in Crested Promotional Products i.e. Coffee Mugs, Glassware, Pens and Sets, Crested Display Books, Keyrings, Medallions etc as well as Audio Visual, Business & Technology Equipment like Projectors, Panels, iPad & Laptop Storage and Charge Units, Whiteboards, Screens, Pinboards & Bulletin Boards etc.

High Resolves

SILVER PARTNER

IDAttend

SILVER PARTNER
IDAttend Student Attendance and Management System is for the Queensland State and Secondary Schools includes the web-based IDWeb program FREE of charge.

IDAttend Student Attendance is the most widely used third party attendance system in Queensland State Government Schools. IDAttend currently have nearly 300 primary and secondary schools throughout the State.

IDAttend is a Queensland based software company with Queensland based support and National Distribution through IDCW.

ABN: 32 582 703 045
DETSOA-75639 Accredited Supplier
CCIQ QAssure Accredited Supplier # 12019
GITC Accreditation # Q-5684
A4 IDAttend Flyer May 2018.pdf Download Link

Jacaranda

SILVER PARTNER
Founded in 1954, Jacaranda is the Australian School Division of Wiley, a leading global learning company. We develop and deliver inspirational digital learning solutions and education resources to secondary schools in Australia because we are deeply committed to the ideal that education brings life-changing benefits to all students.
Digital_Citizenship_Professional_Development_for_Teachers.pdf Download Link
Jacaranda Value Bundle.pdf Download Link

MacroSphere

SILVER PARTNER
Macrosphere is a leading solution provider for the concept, design and installation of Multi-Purpose Performance Facilities surrounding Audio Visual, Staging, Curtains, Lighting, Bells and Evac systems, and Interactive Projectors. Our extensive portfolio of installations includes live theatre, performing arts centres and education facilities. Regional and remote areas supported.

LATEST TECHNOLOGY FOR THE CLASSROOM and Multipurpose Hall.

  • Macrosphere would like to provide the latest information on a number of equipment and technology upgrades to the education community.
  • We are happy to discuss project needs and future budgets for large orders.
  • Macrosphere will carry out all aspects of the installation and training of staff on the full use of the equipment.
  • Macrosphere can provide the complete package.
  • Project Consultants travel to all area of Queensland.
Please call or email for a meeting time.

PGL Adventure Camps

SILVER PARTNER
PGL aims to have a lasting, positive impact on the development of young people by inspiring them to have fun, challenge themselves and achieve more. Every day at a PGL camp is packed with fantastic adventure activities designed to excite, inspire and motivate young people. Trying something new, challenging themselves and supporting each other is what a PGL experience is all about. Children acquire a newfound self-confidence and some may even discover skills they never even knew they had!
Kindilan Flyer for QSPA Conference.pdf Download Link

Print Design

SILVER PARTNER

QTU

SILVER PARTNER
Since 1889, the Queensland Teachers' Union has striven to improve the conditions of teachers and principals, their students and the public education system itself. The QTU is now the voice of around 45,000 teachers in the Queensland Government's primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, TAFE colleges and other educational facilities.

Reboot

SILVER PARTNER
Reboot and Recharge are PRACTICAL, neuroscience-based frameworks that integrate whole brain teaching and learning and SEL into the fabric of your school. Our key 8 tools enhance student and staff self-regulation, foster positive behaviours and relationships, bust the “I am dumb” myth, build a growth mindset and problem solving abilities, support effective goal setting and generate student self-efficacy. Developed over 15 years of work in primary and secondary schools, we give you hundreds of classroom resources, student lessons, staff wellbeing tools, enticing visuals and easy-to-use strategies to make teaching and learning easier. Reboot provides a trauma-transformative 7 step framework that compliments effective pedagogy, behaviour management and student self-responsibility. Understanding the unique impact of high stress environments on staff wellbeing and productivity, our Recharge Framework provides insight and tools to proactively address stress and improve innovation, passion and creativity across 4 levels of the school environment.

Reboot and Recharge offer face-to-face and online training for staff, student workshops, lessons and activities for both students and staff, how to guides and practical resources. We have impacted over 3,800 staff in 125 schools who have impacted the lives and learning of over 30,000 students.

RTG

SILVER PARTNER
RTG provides educators across Australia with tailored ICT strategies, solutions and support to seamlessly integrate technology with the school’s vision and goals. We are flexible and learnt to listen, collaborate and plan with our customers and appropriate vendors to deliver the best ICT solutions, aligned with any short or long-term objectives or budgets. Our solutions include: ICT strategic reviews & roadmap development, ICT managed services, hardware & software selection, purchasing & installation, disaster recovery, backups & business continuity, learning analytics, BYOD strategies & solutions and tools to individualise education.
QSPA -RTG File 1.pdf Download Link
QSPA -RTG File 2.pdf Download Link

Sunsuper

SILVER PARTNER

Tafe QLD

SILVER PARTNER

vivi

SILVER PARTNER

WEARECO

SILVER PARTNER
Original Queensland Outfitters since 1979.
At Weareco, we understand that a uniform is much more than a collection of clothing, a uniform becomes your school’s unique identity, a connecting thread that links children, families and your entire school community. Today, Weareco has earnt an enviable reputation as one of the country’s leading uniform providers – providing over 8 million uniforms to students and successfully managing destination uniform shops reaching from Cairns to the Gold Coast.

Weareco remains a proud Queensland family owned business passionate about our creating and marketing smart clothing solutions to Queensland families for nearly four decades.With the capacity and experience to respond to any modern specification and requirements for high performance wear. Talk to Weareco about creating a school uniform for tomorrow in smarter fabrics or tailoring your very own Smart Clothing Centre in-school that is structured to suit your school’s own specific needs.

YHA

SILVER PARTNER
YHA is the leading provider of budget group accommodation in Australia. We have a huge number of properties across the country and can accommodate groups of all sizes. We have a range of private areas available for your group, such as meeting rooms, dining rooms and social areas. We also offer a free itinerary planning service and can help organise the perfect getaway for your school group.

Registration/Networking with pastries, tea and coffee Student Entertainment in foyer - Kelvin Grove State College, Cellists

07:30 AM 08:15 AM Samford Room

Student Entertainment, Mabel Park SHS, Vocalist (Nicole Polata)

08:20 AM 08:30 AM Grand Ballroom

Welcome Mark Breckenridge, President QSPA

08:30 AM 08:40 AM Grand Ballroom

Speakers

Claire Madden

08:40 AM 10:00 AM Grand Ballroom

Educating Gen Z

Speakers

Gold Partner Presentation TrackEd

10:00 AM 10:10 AM Grand Ballroom

Morning Tea​

10:10 AM 10:40 AM Level 5 - Business Partners Foyer

Spotlight on the New QCE System

10:40 AM 12:30 PM Grand Ballroom

Spotlight on the New QCE System
DoE State School - Performance Natalie Carrigan (Director, Senior School)
QCAA Leanne Rolph (Assistant Director, Senior Assessment and
Moderation) and Paul Ould (Assistant Director, Review and Transition)
Kelvin Grove SC, Tully SHS and Cluster, Maleny SHS

Heath Partner Presentation TUH

12:30 PM 12:40 PM Grand Ballroom

Lunch

12:40 PM 01:30 PM Level 5 - Business Partners Foyer

Spark - Three TEDx-style thought provocations from three world class educators

01:30 PM 02:15 PM Grand Ballroom

Spark - Three TEDx-style thought provocations from three world class
educators
Ashanti Branch – Ever Forward Club
Cally Nielson – Bundaberg SHS
Peter Hutton - EdRevolution

Speakers

Amplify with Ashanti Branch

02:20 PM 03:00 PM Queens Room

Amplify
Add volume to the Spark, in conversation with one of our speakers
Ashanti Branch, Cally Neilson or Peter Hutton.

Speakers

Amplify with Cally Neilson

02:20 PM 03:00 PM Redlands Room

Amplify
Add volume to the Spark, in conversation with one of our speakers
Ashanti Branch, Cally Neilson or Peter Hutton.

Speakers

Amplify with Peter Hutton

02:20 PM 03:00 PM Lockyer Room

Amplify
Add volume to the Spark, in conversation with one of our speakers
Ashanti Branch, Cally Neilson or Peter Hutton.

Speakers

Afternoon tea

03:00 PM 03:30 PM Level 5 - Business Partners Foyer

Amplify with Ashanti Branch

03:30 PM 04:00 PM Queens Room

Amplify (continued)
Add volume to the Spark, in conversation with one of our speakers
Ashanti Branch, Cally Neilson or Peter Hutton.

Speakers

Amplify with Cally Neilson

03:30 PM 04:00 PM Redlands Room

Amplify
Add volume to the Spark, in conversation with one of our speakers
Ashanti Branch, Cally Neilson or Peter Hutton.

Speakers

Amplify with Peter Hutton

03:30 PM 04:00 PM Lockyer Room

Amplify
Add volume to the Spark, in conversation with one of our speakers
Ashanti Branch, Cally Neilson or Peter Hutton.

Speakers

Poster session gallery

03:30 PM 04:00 PM Ballroom C

Poster session gallery showcasing great ideas from schools around the state.

Poster session gallery

04:05 PM 05:00 PM Ballroom C

Poster session gallery showcasing great ideas from schools around the state.

Amplify with Ashanti Branch

04:05 PM 04:35 PM Queens Room

Amplify
Add volume to the Spark, in conversation with one of our speakers
Ashanti Branch, Cally Neilson or Peter Hutton.

Speakers

Amplify with Cally Neilson

04:05 PM 04:35 PM Redlands Room

Amplify
Add volume to the Spark, in conversation with one of our speakers
Ashanti Branch, Cally Neilson or Peter Hutton.

Speakers

Amplify with Peter Hutton

04:05 PM 04:35 PM Lockyer Room

Amplify
Add volume to the Spark, in conversation with one of our speakers
Ashanti Branch, Cally Neilson or Peter Hutton.

Speakers

Welcome Reception – Level 8, Pool Terrace

05:00 PM 07:00 PM Level 8, Pool Terrace Hilton Hotel

Registration/Networking with tea and coffee

07:30 AM 08:15 AM Samford Room

Student Entertainment, Lockyer District Dance Troupe

08:15 AM 08:30 AM Grand Ballroom

Official Welcome, Kirsten Ferdinands, Conference Chair and Mark Breckenridge, President QSPA

08:30 AM 09:00 AM Grand Ballroom

Speakers

Official Opening The Hon. Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations

09:00 AM 09:30 AM

Speakers

Keynote Jason Fox, Into the Storm (Pioneering through complexity and ambiguity)

09:30 AM 10:45 AM Grand Ballroom

Speakers

Platinum Partner Presentation: AMP advice

10:45 AM 10:55 AM Grand Ballroom

Morning Tea

10:55 AM 11:30 AM Level 5 - Business Partners Foyer

Andrew Pierpoint, ASPA President, National Update

11:30 AM 12:00 PM Grand Ballroom

Speakers

Allan Parker, Negotiating Change and Leadership to Partnership With a Neuroscience Edge

12:00 PM 01:00 PM Grand Ballroom

This program provides participants with frameworks and models specifically pertaining to managing change ie; change in thinking, change in decision making, change in language usage (with an emphasis on agreement, relationship, choice and concrete description). It emphasises the difference between debate, discussion, dialogue, enquiry, exploration and discovery in the communication, negotiation and conversation process. It then explores the micro skills that turn debate into constructive negotiations and well considered insightful conversations.

Additionally it advocates that we move out of “Auto Pilot” into consciously observing, exploring and experimenting with new ways of making constant improvement a way of life. Thus, making the process of changing and influencing behavior central to reassessing and redesigning a new way of thinking about strategies and the resulant impact every minute of the day.

Another important distinction is in relation to leadership, where we explore systematically when to lead, when to partner, when to be the catalyst and when to stay out of the way (hand over).

It looks at the various stages of change from decay and dysfunction to normalisation to continuous incremental improvement, keeping out of overload, encouraging the stretch zone, knowing when to strain and go into new areas where knowledge and skill is limited or new. This tool is used as a daily objective assessment and implementation tool.

Speakers

Platinum Partner Presentation: msp photography

01:00 PM 01:10 PM Grand Ballroom

Lunch

01:10 PM 02:00 PM Level 5 - Business Partners Foyer

Hugh Bradlow, Educating the next generation workforce

02:00 PM 03:15 PM Grand Ballroom

Speakers

Platinum Partner Presentation: Daymap

03:15 PM 03:25 PM Grand Ballroom

Afternoon Tea

03:25 PM 03:55 PM Level 5 - Business Partners Foyer

Hetty Johnston/Jon Rouse, Protect KIDS - it’s all about the child… each playing our part to protect the ‘one’

03:55 PM 05:00 PM Grand Ballroom

Speakers

QSPA Conference Dinner & Awards Presentation

07:00 PM 11:59 PM Grand Ballroom

Master of Ceremonies: Steve Henderson

QTU Presentation

Awards Presentation presented by The Hon. Grace Grace MP, Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations

Music by BenJam and dancing to follow 

Student Entertainment, Karawatha Marching Marching Band

08:15 AM 08:30 AM Grand Ballroom

Tony Cook Director-General, Department of Education

08:30 AM 09:00 AM Grand Ballroom

Speakers

Alan Reid, Education and the future: What are the challenges for schools?

09:00 AM 10:00 AM Grand Ballroom

Speakers

Platinum Partner Presentation: Coach Communication

10:00 AM 10:10 AM Grand Ballroom

Morning Tea

10:10 AM 10:40 AM Level 5 - Business Partners Foyer

Platinum Partner Presentation: Readcloud

10:40 AM 10:50 AM Grand Ballroom

Shara Evans, A look into the Future: Tomorrow’s Workforce

10:50 AM 11:50 AM Grand Ballroom

Speakers

Breakout with Shara Evans, Jobs of the Future: What skills will students need

11:55 AM 12:40 PM Lockyer and Redlands

Speakers

Breakout with Alan Reid, Exploring the purposes of education in the third Industrial revolution

11:55 AM 12:40 PM Queens Ballroom

Speakers

Breakout with Shara Evans, Jobs of the Future: What skills will students need

12:45 PM 01:30 PM Lockyer and Redlands

Speakers

Breakout with Alan Reid, Exploring the purposes of education in the third Industrial revolution

12:45 PM 01:30 PM Queens Ballroom

Speakers

Lunch and Conference Close

01:30 PM 03:00 PM Grand Ballroom

Gold Partner Presentation: RACQ Bank

Presenting Kurt Fearnley, Leaders Push, Challenge, Fail and succeed, but they are never Static.

Sponsors’ Prize Draw

Conference Close

Speakers