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ICON VIC: 2017 Next Step Program

  • 21 June 2017
  • 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Minter Ellison - Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street Melbourne


  • Available for members of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (ANZ Chapter)

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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!

Next Step Session 1 – Conquering Crucial Conversations

It is rare to find someone who is comfortable with and skilled at having difficult conversations. Those that master this elusive skill though, are able to perform when the stakes are highest and can transform precarious situations into opportunities for building stronger relationships and better outcomes. In this session, we unpack the neuroscience and psychology of crucial conversations and translate these insights into practical advice for planning and leading the conversations that matter most.

By the end of the session you will:

  • unpack a five step neuroscience model that can help us plan conversations without triggering a defensive response in others
  • learn how to use the 'Three Stories Technique' for beginning a difficult conversation with confidence and sensitivity
  • walk out with extra confidence and commitment to have the conversations that matter most
Presenter details:

Shaun Kenny - Consultant at People of Influence

Click here to view Shaun’s Linkedin profile

Shaun Kenny is co-founder of People of Influence. He is one of Asia Pacific’s most in-demand speakers, trainers and conference facilitators having delivered close to 1.000 sessions to over 100,000 people in the last 7 years. Shaun is an authority on harnessing the power of influence. An economist by training, he translates the latest insights of behavioural economics and neuroeconomics into practical tools that professionals can use for immediate impact. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of International Business, both from Sydney University.

Event details: 
 Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017
 Time: 7:45 am for 8:00 am - 9:00 am
A light breakfast will be served. Please advise dietary requirements during registration. 
 Venue: Minter Ellison - Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street Melbourne

2017 Next Step Package

ICON Members: $600 AUD (inc GST and mentoring)
Non-Members:  $800 AUD (inc GST and mentoring)

To purchase the 2017 Next Step Package, click here

Individual Event Price
ICON Members: $130 AUD (inc GST) Non-Members: $160 AUD (inc GST).

To register for Next Step Session 1 – Conquering Crucial Conversations, click here

Upcoming sessions in 2017

  • July – Next Step session 2: Building your career path: The good, the bad and the ugly panel discussion
  • August - Next Step session 3: Life without a capability statement
  • September – Next Step session 4: How to form a strategic mindset, starting at your desk
  • October – Next Step session 5: Getting sh*t done: Project management and achieving a good brief

Further details on each of the above events, including date, venue, presenters and individual event registration will be circulated leading up to each event.

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