Purpose in Action 2.0:
Building Purposeful Leaders
Doing Good is Good for Business
Create impact by applying design thinking principles to business problems
Co-create solutions for purpose driven causes for mutual benefit
Build project leadership capability as teams work together to deliver sustainable business solutions
Experience a collaborative learning framework
Inspire teams to connect to their purpose and values
Deepen customer centric leadership practices
Foster innovation through cross organisational collaboration
Building great leaders continues to be a challenge for Corporate Australia. With more than 50% of employees disengaged in most organisations, business leaders have struggled to create inspiring and engaged workplaces which helps employees navigate change.
With the rate of change continuing to increase, there is a need for a more human, collaborative and customer centric leader who has a deeper understanding of their own leadership values and puts stakeholders at the heart of everything they do.
This purposeful leadership development workshop is about helping employees connect to and identify with the purpose and values of the NFPs and how that relates to their own leadership capability to lead and inspire change.
If change is constant, a more “sustainable” mindset is critical to lead it effectively.
This is the beginning of a series of events as the outcomes from the day will set the agenda for the next event to create a sustainable program for leadership development and creating social impact.
What Leadership Development Outcomes Can You Expect?
Improve employee engagement by having teams be part of a bigger movement that engages business leaders to solve societal challenges.
Help teams get clearer on their own purpose and values and how it links to their organisation
Improve inclusive leadership and strategic thinking capability by providing insights to NFP challenges
Building customer centric leadership by helping improve NFP service delivery
Learn how to bring innovation and change agility into your team from the NFPs
Improve collaborative learning with multiple stakeholders
Build change resilience as well as a practical understanding of empathy and compassion in leadership whilst learning about the NFPs service delivery challenges
Break down silos across your organisation by inviting stakeholders to join you on the day
Build project leadership capability as teams work together to deliver sustainable business solutions for the NFPs
Be Inspired To...
Focus on the WHY to explore a true understanding of the mutual benefit that can be achieved through a corporate / NFP partnership
Improve skilled volunteering experiences and take up of volunteering by aligning needs of NFPs with skills available within the organisation &
Create transparency of skilled volunteering outcomes.
Attract and retain talented employees by engaging them in a long term skilled volunteering strategy through upcoming events
Embed a ‘sustainability mindset’ across the culture of the organisation
Align your brand to content generated from the event to build brand loyalty
Engage your stakeholders to join your cause
Can You Help NFPs With the Challenges Below?
If you want more clarity on the challenges presented below, please email us at
Advice and Support to assist MIFA and its members to identify alternative structures for collaboration:
Collaboration between members is enhanced when there is no competition or concern about sharing intellectual property which may reduce their competitive advantage in the NDIS or other marketplaces
Specialist support and advice is needed to explore alternative company/legal structures eg Co-operatives and Mutuals
CEO: Tony Stevenson
We currently have a workforce made up predominantly of volunteers. It would be useful to discuss with the corporates:
1. How are we able to drive standards and accountability amongst volunteer members who often have busy full-time jobs, families and life priorities which tend to take priority over their volunteer role?
2. How can we as a small NFP, provide a competitive market for employees in comparison to corporate offices? The NFP environment simply cannot compete on the payscale of corporate environments, where NFP roles often consist of a significant salary reduction and less job security, due to significant demand on external income sources. This causes highly skilled individuals to often overlook the NFP workforce.
CEO: Bryan Coleman
With LIVINs extreme growth over the past 2 years in particular, we are facing scaling challenges. How can we best scale the speaking/education arm of the organisation to ensure quality control and also effective outcomes for those engaging in LIVIN.
Like many other NFP’s, we have a database of thousands of volunteers that are sitting dormant on our system, as we don’t have a set defined structure and process around on-boarding and getting them involved. A solution here could not only be golden for business outcomes but could set a standard for how and why people chose to work with certain organisations.
Founder: Sam Webb
In the US, behavioural health companies (read: evidence-based approaches to corporate health) are moving towards value-based pricing where companies only pay when the vendor gets a result. EG: a health vendor is only paid if an employee at risk of diabetes loses >1kg of weight.
These payment models are a collaboration between the company, the vendor and the insurer who would have to pay any salary continuance claims if they arise. How do we form better partnerships between HR, WHS, insurance brokers and insurance carriers to create better programs and more value?
CEO: Jay Spence
Opening Remarks, Muneesh Wadhwa.
9:00 - 09:10 am
Founder Humanity in Business. Muneesh will address the foundation of Humanity in Business and its purpose, and how it has evolved to support charity and not-for-profits in service of leadership development in organisations.
Setting the Scene.
09:10 - 09:20 am
Pete Smith, Facilitator. Peter will provide an overview of how the day will proceed, giving guidelines around timings and expectations for interaction and engagement in the learning.
Partner Panel: How can Allianz Partner with Communities to Help Them Thrive?"
09:20 - 10:00 am
Our Partner, Allianz are doing the right thing by engaging the community for feedback! Allianz supports employees impacted with mental health challenges to return to work.
Due to the Royal Commission and media coverage further heightening negative consumer sentiment towards the finance sector.
Allianz is keen to hear from community and Not For Profit organisations ways that Allianz can become a trusted community member that is acknowledged as delivering on our commitments and that values individuals, their families and the broader community.
Facilitated by Mark Pittman, GM Government Services, Workers Compensation, Allianz
10:00 - 10:40 am
Panel made up of a representative of each charity will expand on the stated problem they require a solution too. A short Q&A will allow the participants to understand more fully the client requirements.
Facilitated Leadership Development Session.
10:40 - 11:40 am
The topic of development is set by the themes present in the charity challenges. If innovation is required, we take a lens to best practice creativity & innovation and it’s application in our setting. If workforce engagement is what is required - for the charity volunteers, or for the corporates - we spend time hearing from specialists in the field. If problem solving and decision making is the need we will explore those tools in readiness for our human centered design process.
Refuel & Refresh
11:40am - 12:10pm
Human Centered Design Part 1.
12:10 - 1:10pm
We take our first pass at getting to the heart of the challenge presented by the charities. Using design thinking tools we apply them, along with the new leadership tools gained from the development session, to ratify the problem, or, if needed, reframe it.
1:10 - 2pm
Lunch and learn is time for leaders from charities and corporates to meet to discuss how they can add value to each other purpose and vision
Feedback Part 1.
2 pm - 2:30 pm
A facilitated discussion debriefing the findings of the first session of Human Centred Design. We are looking for concurrent themes, tools, and ideas that can be shared with the project teams dedicated to specific challenges they’ve chosen to solve.
Human Centered Design Part 2.
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Taking a deeper dive now into the charity circumstances, project teams will be conducting a review of the problem as stated and build a customer journey map for all stakeholders involved.
Feedback Part 2.
3:30 - 4 pm
Another facilitated discussion to draw together the project teams findings and share them with the larger plenary. This debrief if designed to begin building awareness of shared value opportunities that may exist in the stakeholders present.
Refuel & Refresh
4pm - 4:30 pm
Final group discussion and leadership learnings.
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Groups are given a short introduction and toolkit to explore shared value possibilities. (only an introduction; further avenues are explored in the follow up sessions) Leadership learning conversations are facilitated. Take home strategies for application are shared with table teams.
Action Learning and Project Teams
5:30 - 5:45 pm
Project teams are formed and dates are locked in for ongoing scale of solutions. Action learning sets are 2.5hour meetings between corporate skilled volunteer and charity they have worked with through the day.
Farewell & The Future
How can non-profit organisations open themselves up to a culture of partnership, so that we are working in close conjunction with one another in order to leverage strengths, expertise, and resources. As a fundraising organisation that currently raises dollars and mobilises volunteers around youth, mental illness and substance abuse, it would be ideal for us to have an established partnership with organisations that aspire to be preventative in nature, i.e., educating youth about addiction.
CEO: Christopher Wilborn
This Agenda is Subject to Change
Choose from a number of ticket options below.
We want you to invite your favorite charity along (we’re all in this together, after all) so you can click the tab and buy them a ticket. You will be transferred to our preferred ticket supplier - trybooking.com - through their secure online booking platform.
If budget is a challenge, please reach out to us and we are happy to accept any amount you can justify. Email us at
$300 + GST
Team Table of 10 with Your Team Name or Logo
Early Bird Investment
$2750 + GST
Not for Profit Team Members
$400 + GST