Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Australia, the 2020 SAPPA Conference has been postponed.

An update of alternative dates and arrangements will be posted in due course. In the meantime, please do not register for the conference until further notice. All registrations received to date will be placed on ‘hold’ until further notice.

REGISTER BY TUESDAY 10 MARCH TO BE IN THE DRAW TO WIN AN ‘ADELAIDE SIGHTSEEING BAROSSA FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCE TOUR’ FOR TWO PEOPLE

The SAPPA annual conference will be held from Wednesday 3 June to Friday 5 June 2020 at the lovely Stamford Grand, Glenelg.

The 2020 theme of ‘It starts with us’ is particularly relevant to our members and once again we are fortunate to have secured excellent speakers. We are excited to be bringing you Dr Pedro Noguera, world renowned speaker from the United States who will be our keynote speaker on Thursday 4 June and Kate Christie, Founder and Director of ‘Time Stylers’ will speak on Friday 5 June.

Registration for SAPPA members is $850 and $990 (inclusive of gst) for non-SAPPA members.
The cost of registration includes the conference dinners on both Wednesday and Thursday nights.

We have secured special discounted accommodation rates at the Stamford Grand, Glenelg and would encourage you to stay for the duration of the conference (see the ‘Information for Delegates’ page for details).

The SAPPA conference provides delegates with the opportunity to catch up with colleagues in a casual environment to listen to engaging, relevant speakers and connect with your peers. In the past some leaders have brought their leadership teams and used the opportunity to network with other teams. Feedback from past conferences indicates that leaders find the SAPPA conferences relevant and inspiring.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2020 SAPPA Conference where ‘It starts with us’.

Register now via the Delegates Registration tab on the right hand side of this page.

Speakers

MC - to be announced

Minister John Gardner

John Gardner has represented the seat of Morialta, in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs and near hills townships, since 2010.
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Minister John Gardner

John Gardner has represented the seat of Morialta, in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs and near hills townships, since 2010.

John was appointed Minister for Education after the March 2018 state election, having previously served as Shadow Minister in this portfolio since January 2016. He is also Leader of Government Business in the South Australian House of Assembly.

Before entering Parliament, John worked in both the private and public sectors, including his family’s manufacturing business while studying at the University of Adelaide.

After graduating, John worked in policy roles at a state and federal level, particularly in the fields of substance abuse and education policy.

Professor Pedro Noguera

Pedro A. Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA.
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Professor Pedro Noguera

Pedro A. Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA. He is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. Dr. Noguera serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and other national news outlets. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, he served as the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University and the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (2003 – 2015), the Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities and Schools at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (2000 – 2003), and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley where he was also the Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change (1990 – 2000). From 2009 – 2012 he served as a Trustee for the State University of New York (SUNY) as an appointee of the Governor. In 2014 he was elected to the National Academy of Education. Noguera recently received awards from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, the National Association of Secondary Principals, and the McSilver Institute at NYU for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.

Dr. Noguera received his bachelors’ degree in Sociology and History and a teaching credential from Brown University in 1981 and earned his masters’ degree in Sociology from Brown in 1982. He earned his doctorate in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. Dr. Noguera was a classroom teacher in public schools in Providence, RI and Oakland, CA and continues to work with schools nationally and internationally as a researcher and advisor.

Kate Christie

Director and Founders; Time Stylers
Kate Christie proves that you can have a fantastic career and still have the time to do what you love. However, there was a time when Kate held a lot more guilt, stress and plenty of insomnia. Kate had 3 children in three and a half years, all while trying to grow her career as a Corporate Lawyer and Senior Executive.
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Kate Christie

Kate Christie proves that you can have a fantastic career and still have the time to do what you love. However, there was a time when Kate held a lot more guilt, stress and plenty of insomnia. Kate had 3 children in three and a half years, all while trying to grow her career as a Corporate Lawyer and Senior Executive.

A typical evening included rushing from work to get to the crèche before the doors closed; throwing her kids in the car; dashing home; checking her emails; feeding the kids; checking her emails; bathing the kids; checking her emails; making dinner; checking her emails; feeding the cat; walking the dog; checking her emails; having her 4th glass of wine; checking her emails and then falling into bed … where she would check her emails. She was living the dream!

Something had to give. Eventually it was Kate. She left her executive job to stay at home with her children as she felt she had no choice. She was wrong – she did have a choice. And what her time out gave her was the head space to reframe the way she managed her time. There is a better way.

Kate founded Time Stylers and created a unique 5 step framework to help her clients find and harness hours of lost time. Kate consults to big and small business, government departments and C suite executives on smart time management; how to maximise productivity at work and home; how to retain top talent via smart time management strategies; and how to future proof your business / industry via productivity strategies. Kate works with time poor, busy, overwhelmed high performing individuals and teams both in Australia and internationally, who want to take their game to the next level. She is the best at what she does – providing innovative strategies to ensure you gain control of your time.

 

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