The popular Connect Networking Lunches continue under our ICON branding. The informal lunch settings provide you with the opportunity to network with peers in similar roles
To ensure that attendees get the greatest value from the experience, lunches are restricted to those specialising in the area of business and attendance will be kept to a maximum of 8 people.
Are you in charge of producing campaign or strategic content? At this lunch, share with peers insights into editorial control, committed contributors, and content production in an ever-changing digital marketing landscape.
Members: $60 inc GST
Non-Members: $80 inc GST
Mid-Tier Senior Marketing & BD Managers
Connect with other Senior Marketing & BD Managers of other mid-tier firms: share your experiences, discuss best practice approaches and chat about the challenges you face.
ICON VIC Mentoring Program starts in September – Apply Now!
This year we have received lots of interest in the ICON VIC Mentoring Program. For those of you not already familiar with it, this ICON initiative is designed to increase influence, build collaboration, and extend the opportunity to network among B2B professionals.
The aim of this program is to enhance a mentee’s abilities in their current role through connecting them with the experience of a mentor within our community. Through providing guidance and strategies that will allow mentee’s to improve their performance and confidence, this program will create an influential contribution to the mentee’s career. Mentors will also benefit from developing their leadership skills and shaping the careers of future B2B professionals.
The program will run in a similar fashion to previous years with one scheduled meeting each month for a total of six meetings, or more if mutually agreed between the mentor and mentee. The suggested length of each meeting is one hour and can be arranged at a time, date and location suitable for both parties – we suggest catching up at a café over coffee. Additional communication may include phone or email interaction, again depending on what is agreed upon between you.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Please review and complete the mentor/mentee form in the application pack (found by clicking the link below) and submit to your ICON VIC Committee Mentoring Program contacts by Friday, 18 August 2017.
ICON VIC Committee Mentoring Program contacts:
Kate Fisher (Kate.Fisher@wrays.com.au | +61 3 8538 5813)
Angela Rook (email@example.com | +61 435 863 785)
Hannah Shillson (Hannah.Shillson@au.kwm.com | +61 438 513 638)
Mentoring Program Application Pack (including both mentor and mentee application forms)
Once you have submitted the application form and have been matched with your mentor/mentee, mentees will be invoiced by the ICON VIC accounts team.
COST FOR PARTICIPATION
ICON Member - Mentee: $88 (GST incl.)
Non member - Mentee: $99 (GST incl.)
Mentors pay only with their time and knowledge.
Once you have been paired with your mentor/mentee you will receive an email from one of the program contacts advising you of the pairing and introducing you to one another. The program will officially run from September 2017 to February 2018.
There will be a mentor/mentee networking and “check in” event in late September (details to follow).
Again, if you have any questions about the program, please get in touch with your VIC Committee Mentoring Program contacts:
We hope the benefits for all will be numerous, and that you are as excited about this program as we are. We look forward to receiving your application!
If you believe that strategic thinking is only for senior executives, think again. These days it can, and must, happen at every level of an organisation. It’s one of those unwritten parts of all job descriptions and it all starts by changing your mindset.
So what specific steps can you take to form a strategic mindset and be more strategic in your current role? In this session Gary Smythe and Lucia Halliburton will focus on what the key abilities are that will assist you in demonstrating your strategic prowess, and how you can develop them.
Gary Smythe Industry Marketing Director at Deloitte
Click here to view Gary’s LinkedIn profile
Lucia HalliburtonBusiness Development Manager – Professional Services at Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office
Click here to view Lucia’s LinkedIn profile
Minter Ellison, Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street
ICON Members: $110 AUD (inc GST)
Non-Members: $130 AUD (inc GST).
Upcoming sessions in 2017:
ICON thanks event sponsor:
Grab your colleagues (BD, marketing, HR, business operations, PR), bring your smarts and join the fun at our annual ICON VIC trivia night sponsored by McLoughlinBall!
Get ready to enjoy a night of laughter and great entertainment at The Duke as our trivia master challenges you to pitch your wit against your ICON colleagues.
You can register as a team (tables of up to 10) or sign up on your own and let the ICON team you up, giving you even more opportunity to network with fellow ICON members.
Your registration fee includes nibbles, dinner and your first drink, as well as your trivia participation.
Be sure to book in quickly as tables are sure to be snapped up.
We look forward to seeing you there!
ICON Members $40 per person or $375 table of 10
Non-members $45 per person or $400 table of 10
Click here to register.
ICON thanks trivia sponsor:
Learn how to increase your productivity and reduce stress with Getting Things Done®.
Built upon David Allen's groundbreaking methodology for achieving control and focus amidst a world of constant change and ever-increasing input, this powerful methodology provides a highly effective and sustainable way to get meaningful things done.
When applied, GTD® will create space in your life. Space to be more creative, strategic, mindful and meaningfully engaged in whatever we decide to do, or to simply 'be' at any moment.
About this seminar:
During this seminar you will get an overview of the GTD methodology's 5 steps to gain or regain control over your life-work-flow:
1. Capture - everything that has your attention
2. Clarify - Process what it means
3. Organise - Put it where it belongs
4. Reflect - Review frequently
5. Engage - Get Things Done with confidence!
Who should attend:
Anyone wanting to manage a busy life more effectively, get more of the right things done, in less time, with less stress and greater mental clarity.
ICON thanks event sponsor:
ICON VIC is excited to announce the launch of the 2017 Next Step Program.
Next Step events are designed to support the development of up-and-coming marketing, communications and business development professionals. The program of events has been specifically created to help expand skill sets, build professional networks and provide inspiration for career success.
The program is a series of five separate events run over the course of a year (each interactive event runs for approximately 1 hour, with networking opportunities at Minter Ellison, Melbourne). Click here to view information on our speakers and upcoming sessions.
We are excited to invite you to our first event of 2017 and share what we have in store for the rest of the year.
Although individual registration and attendance is available, we encourage attendees to take advantage of the Next Step Program package which provides the opportunity to register for all five events in the series at a discounted cost. This year for the first time, full program registrants will also be enrolled in our mentoring program for no extra cost. More details on registration for this series are located at the end of this email.
We look forward to seeing you at our first Next Step event on Wednesday 21 June!
Upcoming sessions in 2017
Further details on each of the above events, including date, venue, presenters and individual event registration will be circulated leading up to each event.
Business development and marketing teams often have to juggle multiple tasks and keep everyone happy at the same time. Project management is an art and a skill that can make it easier to deliver results and manage time and expectations more effectively.
Michael is an experienced project manager and mechanical engineer with over ten years’ experience in the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas and construction industries. He has worked on projects from concept through to construction and from both consultancy and client-side. Michael is currently a member of the Joint Venture Leadership Team of the Level Crossing Removal Program Technical Advisory Project.
Click here to view Michael’s LinkedIn profile
ICON thanks event sponsor: