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Embracing CHANGE

Harnessing opportunity,
Adapting to the
New and
Growing with

Wednesday 29 August, 12pm to 4.30pm
Caulfield Park Pavilion
Balaclava Road, Caulfield North

Cost: $15 per person (includes networking lunch)

What is your biggest challenge with change, the one thing that would make the most substantial difference to your community group or organisation?

Join us for the Glen Eira Working Together ForumEmbracing Change — where community groups and organisations will discover surprisingly simple and effective ways to thrive through change.

This Forum is a great opportunity to learn why to change; some change strategies; and tips to manage change effectively.

Come along to network, learn and be inspired by facilitator Caroline Cameron, an executive coach, speaker, keynote speaker, author and founder of Possibility to Reality.

Caroline will guide you through understanding change and how to harness the power and ride the waves of change to achieve success for your community group or organisation. Three local community groups — Connect Health, Glen Eira Kindergarten Association (GEKA) and Community and Caulfield South Community House (CSCH) — will share their experiences in managing change within their organisation.

Enjoy the coffee cart along with a working lunch and great prizes.

Bookings are essential. Book online*

For further information, contact Council’s Service Centre on 9524 3333.


Time Details
12pm Registration and networking lunch Lunch to be continued at the table 
12.30pm Acknowledgement of country and opening  
12.40pm Embracing change — change matters Possibility to Reality, Caroline Cameron
1.20pm Networking and training session  
1.50pm Local story presentations Connect Health and Community Marketing and Communications Manager, Peter Giles

Caulfield South Community House Manager, Tracey Burt

Glen Eira Kindergarten Association (GEKA) CEO, Samantha Kolasa

2.20pm Fireside chat — panel Q and A  
2.50pm Afternoon tea Coffee cart and activity
3.20pm Riding the waves of change and thriving Possibility to Reality, Caroline Camero
3.40pm Networking and training session
4pm Pulling it all together  Possibility to Reality, Caroline Cameron
4.30pm Wrap-up and close  

Facilitator and Keynote speaker

Possibility to Reality Founder Caroline Cameron

Caroline Cameron is a master-certified executive, career and lifestyle coach, author and experienced keynote speaker who reveals the secrets to making change work in your community organisation or group.

Caroline is highly experienced in strategic visioning and planning, change leadership and building strong organisational cultures.

With more than 25 years’ in front-line, management, consulting and executive positions, she brings multi-industry credibility, together with proven coaching expertise.

As an accomplished facilitator of change, Caroline helps leaders, teams, committees and organisations to achieve their goals and is on a mission to ‘move ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things!’

With often surprisingly simple techniques, Caroline has ‘cracked the code’ to making change easy.

Local stories

Connect Health and Community — Marketing and Communications Manager Peter Giles
Peter is a specialist in connecting business to customer success and has been building businesses and brands for more than 20 years’ across sectors and industries. Experiences in manufacturing, education, agriculture, retail, service and for-purpose organisations give him a breadth of insights to share.

Currently at Connect Health and Community, he is overseeing a rebranding of the organisation to position it for the future.

Caulfield South Community House (CSCH) — Manager Tracey Burt
Caulfield South Community House offers programs in learning and development, fun & friendship and health and wellbeing for both adults and children along with an early learning childcare service. Tracey, manager of the house, left the hustle and bustle of a corporate executive world to find a purpose and make a difference to people’s lives. Tracey’s qualities of people management and driving cultural change were put to the test. From almost closing its programs in 2015, CSCH is now a bustling, vibrant community hub offering more than 20 programs and welcoming 350 members a week. Tracey would love to share her insights on how important the three C’s (culture, customer service and connectivity) helped to shape the ‘new look’ Community House.

Glen Eira Kindergarten Association (GEKA) — Chief Executive Officer Samantha Kolasa
Glen Eira Kindergarten Association is a not-for-profit, early years cluster-manager of 10 local kindergartens in Glen Eira. GEKA’s CEO Samantha has extensive experience in the community sector and is extremely dedicated to delivering the best outcomes to the communities she serves. Samantha has a wealth of experience in stakeholder engagement across all levels of Government within the not-for-profit sector, and experience in the development and implementation of programs within a partnership context. As a local Glen Eira resident and parent she is committed to the success of GEKA as the leading provider of kindergarten services in the area. 

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