QLD Flame Dinner | A Seat at the Table

QLD Flame Dinner | A Seat at the Table

Have you ever been invited into conversation and, once there, you’ve felt out of your depth and unwelcome? Perhaps even unsafe? As women leaders, we are called to pull-out a chair, take a seat, and engage – but sometimes it's not as easy to do as it sounds. If you have ever felt like this, you are not alone. Women all over the world face the same struggles.

You are invited to join us at the 2023 QLD FLAME Dinner, where Karen Wilson will be speaking to us from her global experience. Having just launched the Women Leaders Network, across the world, this network has rapidly grown to cohorts (like FLAME) in more than 16 countries. Gathering together to discuss women in leadership is about equipping, empowering and releasing leaders into all God has called them. Karen will share global stories and wisdom about how to navigate well the space of being a woman in leadership in the world.

Please join us for an amazing dinner, stimulating networking and a highly engaging and relevant message.

Event Information

Our annual FLAME dinner will be held at the Performing Arts Centre, Mueller College. You will be served canapés on arrival, followed by a lovely buffet dinner, with a range of non-alcoholic drinks provided.

This event is suited to women in leadership, with a particular emphasis on women in educational leadership, at all levels. This event is also suited to men who support, mentor and champion women in leadership.

Event costs are $70+GST for staff attending from CSA member schools and $85+GST for non-members.

Program Outline

An outline of the program is provided below:

  • 6:00pm Arrive and canapés are served
  • 6:30pm Welcome and Dinner is served 
  • 8:00pm Dinner conversation with special guest, Karen Wilson
  • 9:30pm Close

Please note this program is subject to change.


Your Host, Katie York

Katie York is currently serving as the Executive Assistant to the Principal at Caloundra Christian College on the Sunshine Coast, a school she once attended as a child. She was profoundly impacted by Christian Education which was a catalyst for her journey to faith. Early in her career, she discovered a gift for administration while working in IT Support for Education Queensland. Later, she was called to serve at C3 Church as a Personal Assistant & IT Manager before returning to education 3 years ago. Katie loves getting things done, preferably with no-code automation and a nice cup of tea.

Special Guest, Karen Wilson

In almost every season of her life, Karen has found herself in positions of leadership which have included both pastoral and executive roles. She thoroughly enjoys all forms of communicating and has a pastoral, relational approach to leadership. Being raised in a ministry home, she has always had a love for others. She is energised by being with people and seeing them grow and develop to their full potential. Karen is very happily married to Mark and their son, Daniel and his wife, Julia and daughter Katie, and her husband Hayden are a constant source of encouragement to her. Daniel and Julia have just had a baby girl and Karen loves being a Grammy. Living life large is something this family has chosen to do and they love every minute of it! 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued after 14 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 and we may not be able to provide prior notice.

Please note that 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 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.

Dinner Sponsor

YOUmanity is a national organisational consulting firm combining diverse thinking and lived experience to bring you deep workforce advisory expertise and a fresh approach to organisational design, recruitment, and workplace culture. We deliver sustainable growth and transformation strategies, revitalised workplace culture, and hire the right people into the right roles at the right time to optimise performance and increase engagement. Learn more at youmanity.com.au

COVID-safe Information

We are committed to the health and safety of our member community and are following government guidelines regarding the spread of COVID-19.

Contact Tracing: Please ensure you have the relevant contact tracing app for your State to check-in at the venue.

Learn more about how we are keeping you safe at CSA events.


Friday, 27 October 2023
6pm to 9:30pm AEST
$70+GST members | $85+GST non-members
Mueller College
75 Morris Road
Rothwell 4022
Public event
RSVP by 13-October-2023