Victorian Leadership Lunch | Board Members & School Leaders

Victorian Leadership Lunch | Board Members & School Leaders

It is our pleasure to invite you to this official business lunch to celebrate 20 years of CSA in partnership with your schools and their leadership group. You are invited to join us for a time of networking and fellowshipping with other board members and school leaders over a meal, as we hear from our keynote speaker, Karl Faase and Mark Spencer. Specifically, Karl's address will be around the theme of the stories that shaped Australia. Mark Spencer will be sharing details of our new board governance professional learning opportunities and resources in advance of two new training hubs in Metro and Regional Victoria.

Important Event Information

This event is ideally suited to Principals, Board Chairs, Board Members, Deputy Principals, Business Managers and other school leaders.

Please note: Discounted venue parking is $45 per car (normally $25 per hour). The discount passes will be available on departure to use at the boom gate.

Program Outline

A brief overview of the program is provided below, however please note this program is subject to change:

12:00pm Arrival and networking
12:30pm Three course lunch in the Bayside Room
1:00pm CSA address and Keynote address between courses
3:00pm Conclusion 


Karl Faase, CEO, Olive Tree Media

Karl Faase is the CEO of Olive Tree Media, a Christian ministry that has produced documentaries such as Towards Belief, Jesus the Game Changer seasons 1,2 & 3 as well as the new series released in 2022, Faith Runs Deep. Karl is the presenter of the Daily Nudge radio spots played on stations across Australia. Karl is Chairman of the Samaritans Purse and BGEA Australian boards and on the board of Sydney Prayer Breakfast. Karl is married to Jane, who is the Creative Director of Olive Tree Media and they have three adult children and five grandchildren.

In 1964 Donald Horne released the widely acclaimed book “The Lucky Country”. While Horne himself and others believe the title has been misused, part of Horne’s narrative, outlined in the book, is that “Australia is a lucky country run by second rate people who share its luck”. The role of the Christian church in our nation has been, as author Roy Williams has written, viewed as either minimal or malign in its influence. Is it time to rethink our history and challenge the prevailing narrative? It can be argued Australia was not lucky but blessed. Olive Tree Media has released a new series, Faith Runs Deep, which unearths stories or faith from our history and challenges the long held narrative. This is a view to be considered and communicated through the Christian schools network.

Mark Spencer, Director of Public Policy

Mark is responsible for advocacy on behalf of Christian schools in a wide range of educational policy as well as areas relating to religious freedom and equal opportunity and discrimination law, both at the Commonwealth and State/Territory level. Mark also provides initial advice to schools in all non-educational operations including funding, finance, governance, management, media management and industrial relations.
Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants after graduating with a Bachelor of Business degree with a major in accounting. He went on to complete a Master of Labour Relations and Law degree in 1999 and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies with a High Distinction average in 2016. Mark is also a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia. In 2014 he completed an executive education program at the Said Business School of the University of Oxford

Your Host: Dr. Rob Loe

Rob has been serving as the Executive Officer, VIC/TAS since May 2020. He has a background in teaching, school leadership and research. Rob believes passionately that a Christian school’s ethos cannot be divorced from the outcomes it seeks for its students (which must be more than academic). That ethos should make a deeply positive impact on the day-to-day lived reality of corridors and classrooms. It is the most powerful form of witness from a school. Rob has a national portfolio role that reflects his significant experience and research interests: Organisational Culture and Community Development.

Qualify for CPD Hours

Not applicable

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. 

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 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 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.

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.

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

Friday, 25 November 2022
12:00pm - 3:00pm AEDT
RACV City Club
Bourke Room, Level 2
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Members only event
RSVP by 14-November-2022