From the President:
Welcome to the June newsletter. It's hard to believe that we are almost half way through the year and I am pleased to report that our mission in providing professional development sessions around leadership has been well received.
We were privileged to have three outstanding chief executives present their 'leadership' stories on how they have lead their organisations through ‘rolling up their sleeves’ to ‘get to know the business’ and ‘applied common sense’ leadership skills to transform their organisations. The three stories, while very different and very personal, all had a common theme about listening to your people, being clear about what you need to achieve and ensure that you have the right people around you to support the directions to which you are aiming. A more detailed summary appears later in the newsletter.
Registrations are now open for this year's annual dinner and conference on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July. We will be expanding our leadership theme to discuss other key elements of a successful organisation - governance and strategic thinking and planning. I urge you to review the program (outlined later in the newsletter) to see the calibre of the speakers that will be presenting at our conference. We are hoping that the conference topics will provide our members and colleagues with practical and insightful examples to support our responsibilities as leaders in our organisations.
We are very thankful for the ongoing sponsorship by SA Health and the Health Care Management Unit at Flinders University for our annual conference. We are also very fortunate to have Ernst and Young join us this year as a Platinum sponsor. It is through the valuable contribution of our sponsors that we are able to keep our registrations very affordable.
Notice of the 2015 annual meeting of the SA Branch to be held at the conclusion of the conference has been distributed. I would like to extend an invitation to our members to attend.
Thank you for your continuing support and I look forward to seeing you in July.
Kae Martin, President ACHSM SA