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Monday 21 November 2022


Roundtable Meetings & Community of Practice at QT Canberra

10:30am - 4:00pm

Development and Assets Roundtable

National Compliance CoP

People & Culture CoP

Disability Housing CoP

6:30pm - 8:30pm

JLL Welcome Reception at Australian Parliament House - Mural Hall A

Plenary: Federal Government Invited

9:00pm - 10:30pm

MRI International Speakers Drinks, for CEO, Sponsors, Non-Executive Directors, Committee Chairs, and International Guests at QT Lounge (invitation only)

Tuesday 22 November 2022

7:15am - 7:40am

Registration with Light Breakfast and Coffee Cart

7:40am - 9:55am

7.40am – 9.55am Breakfast Program

Plenary: Federal Government Ministerial Agenda & Economic Address (Supported by JLL)

To set the focus of the conference the Annual Ministerial and economic address sets the scene of the economic conditions, the national housing challenges, and the opportunities today. It opens the theme of best practice members exchange for PowerHousing Australia CHPs to Connect, Collaborate and Construct Healthy Australian Communities in partnership with the Federal, State and Local Governments.

Plenary: Welcome to Country and Opening Address by PowerHousing Australia Chair David Cant (Supported by Content Security)


International Plenary: Geeta Nanda OBE - (MTVH UK) / Linda Mandolini (Eden Housing USA) / Dr Alex Gold (BWD Strategic USA). (Supported by MRI)

The International Plenary is set to consider the perspectives of the two of the largest Housing Associations in the respective countries of USA and the UK with a consideration of the future of investment into scale delivery of social and affordable housing.

With the backdrop of Canberra and a new Federal Labor Government with a sizeable housing policy including the Housing Australia Future Fund, the International Plenary will kick off the days program to focus our thought leaders on Connecting, Collaborating and Constructing healthy Australian communities.

9:55am - 10:25am

Morning Tea – Networking and Trade Show

10:25am - 11:10am

Connecting Stream Breakout 1.1:

Metropolitan Thames Valley - Geeta Nanda OBE

CONNECTING: UK Housing Associations growth story; Opportunities and implications for Australian growth CHPs

Collaborating Stream Breakout 1.2:

Eden Housing – Linda Mandolini

COLLABORATING: Building Organisational Resilience: Resilient building back better; Sonoma California firestorm Case Study

Constructing Stream Breakout 1.3:

Dr Alex Gold of BWD America- ESG & Social Impact

CONSTRUCTING: The international housing asset class investment eco system and opportunities for Australia

10:26am - 11:10am

Emerging Leaders & Rising Stars Program:

Welcome, Introductions, FY2023 Emerging Leaders Program overview

Non-Executive Directors Program:

Attend Connecting Stream Breakout 1.1

Executive Assistant Program:

Welcome, Introductions, Setting the Scene

11:15am - 12:00pm

Connecting Stream Breakout 2.1:

Equity and investment in the housing sector; the next steps and the opportunity for CHP aggregations and partnerships

Collaborating Stream Breakout 2.2:

Future state of CHP Organisations: The best practice in operational resilience for the next wave of growth

Constructing Stream Breakout 2.3:

Healthy homes for tenant wellbeing; Low-cost Australian healthy homes fabric and wrap around services that are more than just shelter

11:16am - 12:00pm

Emerging Leaders & Rising Stars Program:

International Speaker Mentoring

Non-Executive Directors Program:

Governance Affiliate Discussion

Executive Assistant Program:

Changing world of work, Adaptability, Upskilling and Business shaping from the EA's Chair

12:00pm - 1:10pm

Networking Lunch & Trade Show (Supported by MRI)

1:10pm - 1:55pm

Connecting Stream Breakout 3.1:

IT limitations and expanding sector capacity; The best practice in technology and cyber resilience for future growth

Collaborating Stream Breakout 3.2:

Empowering the CHP workforce: CHP Teams bouncing back better for healthy sector wellbeing

Constructing Stream Breakout 3.3:

Net carbon zero low cost housing; Enabling scale housing programs to create vibrant healthy communities to tackle the climate crisis

1:11pm - 1:55pm

Emerging Leaders & Rising Stars Program:

Breakout 3.2 - COLLABORATING: Empowering the CHP workforce: CHP Teams bouncing back better for healthy sector wellbeing

Non-Executive Directors Program:

International Speaker Governance perspective

Executive Assistant Program:

Breakout 3.2 - COLLABORATING: Empowering the CHP workforce: CHP Teams bouncing back better for healthy sector wellbeing

2:00pm - 2:50pm

Connecting Stream Workshop:

Tenants to embrace opportunity; CHP tenant engagement beyond COVID to build better housing futures - Featuring guest speakers including Geeta Nanda OBE of MTVH

Collaborating Stream Workshop:

Teams and staff building beyond Covid and disaster; Best practice resilient operational structures with people at the heart

Constructing Stream Workshop:

Pipeline delivery of target need housing; Womens and homeless housing, SDA Housing and the Housing Australia Future fund

2:01pm - 2:50pm

Emerging Leaders & Rising Stars Program:

Millennial report and current perspectives discussion and future actions

Non-Executive Directors Program:

Rapid fire issues capture for the Sector; Organisation resilience, future Finance and growth ready

Executive Assistant Program:

Women in leadership

2:50pm - 3:10pm

Afternoon Tea – Networking and Trade Show

3:10pm - 4:00pm

Afternoon Plenary - National Agenda Roundup

State by state perspectives and Q&A around the next steps on the key conference issues of the day.



Transportation from QT (and hotel loop) to the National Arboretum

6:30pm - 11:00pm

PowerHousing Academy Scholarships and National Awards

The 2022 PowerHousing Academy Scholarships and National Awards are designed to showcase the individuals and teams amongst our membership who have gone above and beyond to support their colleagues and tenants.
PowerHousing will be celebrating the staff in our organisations who have brought people together, supported each other and have done whatever they can to enhance the lives of their colleagues, tenants and the organisation – no matter how big or small.

The 2022 PowerHousing Academy Scholarships and National Awards provides an opportunity for members to showcase their staff and their achievements. The awards acknowledge our sector and the community at large, as well as highlighting the difference that PowerHousing members make to the lives of tenants, local communities and our nation.

Award winners will be announced at the PowerHousing Academy Scholarships and National Awards dinner on Tuesday 22 November 2022.


After Dinner Sidebar Catch-ups (Capital Bar and Grill, QT Canberra)

All delegates receive a refreshment voucher in their Conference Packs for a refreshment at QT Canberra over the conference time period or to have a last 'sidebar catchup' to touch base on the discussions over the previous two days.

Wednesday 23 November 2022

8:30am - 3:00pm

AGM & CEO Roundtable

APH Private Dining Room 1+2

9:00am - 3:00pm

CFO Roundtable

QT Canberra

Operations Roundtable

QT Canberra

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