There are some conferences you go to in order to learn about the sector. There are some conferences you go to in order to meet people and network. There are some conferences you go to where you want to be motivated to return to work.
Then there is the Better Boards Conference which achieves everything. I attended the conference as a speaker and participant. It was my first time but the welcome was if I was an old friend. It was easy to meet other participants and have meaningful conversations: the networking opportunities were well spaced and the venue conducive to meeting people. The range of speakers was excellent and the topics were relevant for organisations ranging from the smallest and most remote groups to large, high powered professionalised organisations. And then there was the motivation. Saying our goodbyes I heard again and again comments about wanting to get back to “put in place…” If you have an interest in continuing improvement of governance in the NFP sector across Australasia the Better Boards Conference is an investment that cannot be missed.