How does one discern good goals from great goals, the urgent from the important, clarity in the busyness? Liz Orr knows what it means to lead in an age of many choices, competing goals and distractions. She will lead our evening with discussion around helpful strategies on focused and effective leadership.
About the Speaker: Elizabeth Orr
Elizabeth (Liz) has had a career marked by innovation and service improvement projects.
After completing her BA, DipEd, Liz spent her first 5 years in Country NSW and Western Sydney schools. This was followed by a further 10 years as a researcher at the Macquarie University Education Centre where she set up the Publications Unit. For many years this unit distributed literacy and numeracy materials for teachers in the classroom.
After completing an MBA, Liz was asked to join The Smith Family to set up a Research Department investigating the links between literacy and poverty. She wrote a report called Australia’s Literacy Challenge in the early 1990’s, which was used by Federal government as a basis for funding future innovative projects to tackle literacy needs. Under her leadership the Learning for Life program was put in place providing scholarships for disadvantaged children across Australia. In 2004 Liz became the NSW finalist for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year recognising her innovative work for children with special needs.
Over the last 15 years Liz has been General Manager of Baptist Care and Wesley Mission. This has taken her career into providing a wider range of services for families in need. This has involved her in many large capital projects and Ministerial advisory committees as a voice for disadvantaged groups within our community.
Cost: $40 per person
$30 per person (for teachers representing an EdComm member school*)
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RSVP: October 18 2016