2nd - 3rd November 2023
Men's Sheds of WA State Conference 2023 Celebrating ShedsBook Tickets
8:30am – 5:00pm 2 November 2023
9:00am – 4:15pm 3 November 2023
University Club UWA,
Entrance 1, Hackett Dr., Crawley WA 6009
Registration and networking
Welcome to Country and Official Opening
- Welcome to Country by Dr Richard Walley OAM
- Opening address by His Excellency the Honourable Christopher John Dawson AC APM
- Address by Ms Kate Chaney MP
Leadership and Resilience in Volunteer-led organisations
Major Supporter - Lotterywest
Presentation: What Makes a Successful Men's Shed
Prof Kirsten Holmes and Pete McEvoy to report the results of our Curtin University survey
Break out sessions on Wellbeing/Promotion/Leadership
Wellbeing stream: Dangers of Dust by Cancer Council
Promotion stream: Empower your shed: Digital Marketing and Building Community Connections by Heidi Sands from Blue Salt Consulting
Leadership stream: Leadership and cultural safety by John Alexander
Presentation: Woodworking and social enterprise
Presidents Address and day 1 close
Annual General Meeting
Drinks / canapés
Opened by Don Punch MLA: Minister for Regional Development; Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering
Opened by Mr Shane Love MLA; Leader of the Nationals WA and leader of the State Opposition
Professor Alex Haslam
Shed Showcase: Celebrating 30 Years
Facillitated panel: Working with LGA's
Panellists: WALGA CEO Nick Sloan/ Mayor of Subiaco David McMullen/ Mayor of Cockburn Logan Howlett
Break out sessions on Wellbeing/Promotion/Leadership
Wellbeing stream: Men’s Health Inititatives in WA by Men Healthier Together Foundation
Promotion stream: Community Impact Hub – Designing and communicating your impact by Wendy Simpson & Jenna Robyn of Lotterywest
Leadership stream: Differences between paid employees and volunteers by Volunteering WA
President's address and close
Prof. Alex Haslam
A Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology and Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland. His research focuses on the study of group and identity processes in organisational, social, and clinical contexts.
Together with colleagues, Alex has written and edited 15 books and published over 300 peer-reviewed articles on these topics.
Alex is a former Chief Editor of the European Journal of Social Psychology and currently Associate Editor of The Leadership Quarterly. In 2019 and 2020 Alex was recognised by Publons as a highly-cited cross field researcher. In 2022 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to higher education, particuarly psychology, through research and mentoring”.
Prof. Kirsten Holmes
An internationally-recognised expert in the study of volunteering, particularly in events, leisure, sport and tourism contexts. Her most recent book is the Routledge Handbook of Volunteering in Events, Sport and Tourism (2021). She also has expertise in developing sustainable events and festivals and is the lead author of the Routledge textbook Events and sustainability (2015).
Kirsten has taught at universities in Australia and the UK and conducted research projects across 15 countries. She has published over 80 peer reviewed papers in leading journals including Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Leisure Sciences and Voluntas.
Helps existing and emerging leaders to thrive in challenging situations.
Rob has shared his leadership and resilience strategies with high-performing teams in 23 countries. Blending humour and hard facts, Rob’s presentations entertain and educate at the same time.
From working with Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard team in South Africa to performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, Rob has a proven track record – on and off the speaker’s platform.
A graduate of Bond University’s Centre for Dispute Resolution, Rob has a Master of Arts (with Distinction) from Charles Sturt University and has completed Executive Education at Harvard. He is also an accredited facilitator of The Resilience Shield. Written in conjunction with the University of Western Australia, The Resilience Shield delivers cutting edge techniques to master mindset and overcome adversity.
Boost Juice, Commonwealth Bank, Fuji Xerox, LG Electronics and Toyota are some of the groups that have benefited from Rob’s keynote presentations and interactive workshops
Prof. Peter McEvoy
A professor of clinical psychology in the School of Population Health and enAble Institute, Curtin University. His research is broadly in the area of psychological and social interventions to improve well-being at both individual, group, and organisational levels. He has co-led the Men’s Shed Wellbeing Survey, which has investigated a range of organisational, leadership, and individual factors associated with positive mental health outcomes and reduced loneliness in Men’s Sheds of WA.
Are there other transport options?
While you can reserve parking space at the UWA Club with your ticket, you may also chose to arrive by public transport, Taxi, carpooling or attempt to find other parking arrangements at UWA.
Is dinner on November 2 included in the ticket price?
Yes, Canapes and refreshments will be available after the Annual General Meeting for no additional cost.