We are anticipating being able to meet in person for our NSW/ACT FLAME Networking breakfast.

Join us for our FLAME Breakfast for Term 4 as we welcome Dr Jeannie Trudel, President/CEO of Christian Heritage College in Brisbane, as she explores how authenticity, compassion and encouragement will help you lead with Godly influence. This session will help you understand your personal preferred style & approach, how to assess others' preferred style & approach as well as context. You will also gain some practical insights to be more effective in leading your schools and communities through Godly influence.

Event Information

Our event will include a delicious breakfast and an opportunity to network with each other. An overview of the morning is provided below:

  • 8:30am - Breakfast and networking
  • 9:30am - Welcome to our Guest Speaker
  • 10:00am - Q&A
  • 10:30am - Close


Your Host, Cass Pendlebury

Cass has been in the role of EO NSW/ACT at CSA since 2014 and has a background in both Christian Education and HR/Management Consulting. Cass is a member of the Independent Schools Consultative Committee, the Children’s Guardian Education Sector Roundtable and has established the NSW Christian Education Sector Roundtable with representatives from Christian School organisations who meets with the Education Minister biannually. Cass also has the national portfolio for Curriculum and has been integral in the development of the God’s Big Story Framework and design and presentation of a range of curriculum resources for teachers in CSA Schools that fit with the Australian Curriculum. A Christian since her teens, Cass attends Coast Community Church where she is an active member of the community. Cass has two adult children and lives in a ‘haven’ on the Central Coast.

Dr. Jeannie Trudel

Our guest speaker, Dr. Jeannie Trudel has been the President/ CEO of Christian Heritage College, Brisbane, Queensland since 2018. Jeannie has lived and worked in three countries. She worked as a solicitor in Melbourne before moving to the USA. She served in leadership roles at a couple of American Christian universities before being called back to higher education in Australia. During her time in the USA, she also worked as a mediation trainer and organisation development consultant, serving as a court-appointed/ approved mediator in Los Angeles, Boston, and Louisville. She has a strong interest in conflict management in the workplace.

Qualify for CPD Hours

This event attracts 2 CPD hours according to the following AITSL professional teacher and leadership standards:

6.2 - Engage in professional learning and improve practice 
6.3 - Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.4 - Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
- Leading teaching and learning
- Developing self and others 
- Engaging and working with the community

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds will be issued after 5 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee. 

The event program is subject to change without prior notice.

Registration fees do not include insurance to cover loss of any fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the event or through cancellation of the event itself.

A full refund (less any unrecoverable registration costs) will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.


FLAME is a network for women to support their journey into and through leadership at a school, leadership or board level. Come and join a passionate group of women on Zoom to continue to inspire, support and challenge Christian women in leadership in Christian education. If you are a male leader, you are welcome to be one of our champions by attending yourself and/or encouraging a female leader on your board or school management team to be encouraged and inspired.

The FLAME network will enable strong connections between experienced and inexperienced leaders and help identify and encourage structures that support women in leadership. If you are a male leader, you are welcome to be one of our champions by attending yourself and/or encouraging a female leader on your board or school management team to be encouraged and inspired.

“Flame is more than networking and building relationships, it’s about developing capacity of female leaders and aspiring female leaders to lead with confidence and humility to be all that God has created them to be.” – Jill Healey, National FLAME Network Facilitator, Christian Schools Australia.


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Wednesday, 20 October 2021
8:30am - 10:30am AEDT
$40 +GST
Mercure Charlestown
109 Madison Drive
Charlestown NSW 2289
2 CPD hours
Members only event