Wesley Enoch – Director of Sydney Festival confirmed as official welcome to the 2019 NEAS Management Conference

Wesley Enoch hails from Stradbroke Island (Minjeribah) in Queensland and is a proud Noonuccal Nuugi man.

He is a writer and director for the stage and joined the Sydney Festival as Artistic Director in 2015. He was creative consultant, segment director and indigenous advisor for the opening and closing ceremonies of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.

The Artistic Director of Queensland Theatre Company from 2010 – 2015;  Associate Artistic Director at Belvoir St Theatre from 2007- 2010;  Australia Council Artistic Director for the Australian Delegation to the 2008 Festival of Pacific Arts; Director of Opening Ceremony, MY SKIN, MY LIFE for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne;  Artistic Director of Ilbijerri ATSI Theatre Co-op 2003-2006;  Resident Director at the  Sydney Theatre Company from 2000-2001 and Artistic Director of Kooemba Jdarra Indigenous Performing Arts from 1994-1997.

Wesley’s recent directing work includes MOTHER COURAGE & HER CHILDREN and HAPPY DAYS.  He has a commitment to new work and has directed many world premieres including COUNTRY SONG, HEADFUL OF LOVE, TROLLOP, WALTZING THE WILARRA and BLACK DIGGERS.


2019 NEAS Management Conference – Leading when you are too busy Managing

For a while now leadership conversations have scrutinised the difference between leaders and managers, often casting these as antipodean. For those inducted into management, this dichotomy sets up expectations of being one or the other, rather than viewing these as complementary and embracing both as necessary functions of our roles. Given our meeting-packed calendars, expanding span of control and ever-increasing workloads, perhaps a crucial question to ask ourselves is how do we find time to lead when we are so busy managing? And how do we make time and space to nurture leadership skills in each staff member and in our teams?

This workshop aims to bring together managers (and leaders!) in ELICOS to firstly examine the obstacles to finding leadership in yourself and in your team and then discuss practical solutions to enable this. Drawing largely on experiential knowledge, managers will be invited to share their strategies on how they make space to lead despite being oversubscribed in their roles as managers.


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Last chance to register for the Professional Development in Darwin!

Only one week until free professional development in Darwin!

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Date – April 2nd 2019.

Drama in ELT

Leadership in ELT

Online and Blended Learning: Tools for engagement in ASEAN countries?

Online and blended learning are tools that both Australian and ASEAN institutions are using to broaden access to their programs. Cath Moore, ETS TOEFL, and her co-presenters from two ELT centres are presenting on this topic at the 2019 NEAS conference.