Welcome to the September edition of the HACCI Hermes Enews.
On 14 September, we hosted one of my favourite events so far, Speed Mentoring. It was great to see so many mentors give up their valuable time to spend with our Young Professionals.
As we enter the final quarter we have a full event calendar planned. Kicking off October we host our second Business Insights Series, Culture enables Strategy, and our third Telesilla Effect, WOmen in Construction. Tickets are still available for both events.
Don’t forget HACCI Excellence Awards nominations close this Friday 13 October 2017.
You can see the award categories here and download a nomination form. Nominations close 13 October 2017.
Entries must be sent to: HACCI Excellence Awards
Former Royal Mint
2/280 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Enjoy this edition and I look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: THE TELESILLA EFFECT - BOOK NOW HACCI EXCELLENCE AWARDS GALA BALL - BOOK NOW!
Don't miss out on this year's HACCI Excellence Awards Gala Ball to be held at the decadent Plaza Ballroom on Friday 17 November 2016.
The Gala Ball is our premier event not to be missed and promises to be an incredible night celebrating excellence and achievement in our business and wider community, as well as a chance to enjoy fantastic entertainment and dance the night away.
Tickets to the Gala Ball are $235 per person and can be booked by emailing email@example.com or by calling Chrissa at the HACCI Office on Thursdays or Fridays on (03) 9602 2977.
HYPN NETWORKING EVENT: SPEED MENTORING Our annual speed mentoring event was held on the 14 September at the Ithacan Philanthropic Society. The event provided a unique opportunity for young and experienced participants to connect, ask questions, share and gain insights on personal and professional leadership.
It was encouraging to see the 32 Greek-Australian participants make the most of the three minute time switch. Albeit short, it was a relaxed and high energy environment with many great questions and insights exchanged.
Common feedback from mentors included that is was more fun and faster than they expected and that the short time switch enforced concentration on substance. Many of the mentees said they where grateful for the contacts and knowledge gained.
Key insights included the importance of knowing yourself, being true to your values, being flexible, the importance of surrounding yourself with great people (including mentors), as well as the importance of hard work, empathy and resilience in personal and professional leadership. Overall both mentees and mentors felt they gained a lot out of the experience.
It was a terrific evening and we look forward to building upon this unique event for our Hellenic community next year. For the time being we would like to thank all our participants and our special partners including the Bank of Sydney, Melbourne Business School, and Ithacan Philanthropic Society for making these events possible.
L-R Karina Skourletos, Tom Andronas, Anthony Antoniou, HACCI Board Member Kosta Kangelaris, George Daviotis, Bank of Sydney CEO Miltos Michaeals, Soteris Matis, Theo Kelidis and Panos Kavournos
HACCI EVENT CALENDAR Here are the upcoming HACCI events:
SBS ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF MULTICULURAL AUSTRALIA
The SBS Radio Services Review has been finalised and the outcomes have now been published.
The SBS Radio Services Review began nearly 12 months ago with a public consultation into the proposed Selection Criteria to be used, in conjunction with the Census 2016 data, to select which languages would be serviced by SBS Radio from the end of 2017.
As Australia evolves, SBS is committed to reviewing its services after each Census to reflect the demographical changes and to ensure it is supporting new communities who need news and information in language as they navig ate life in a new country.
Since SBS last reviewed its services in 2011 more than 1.3 million people have migrated to Australia. An extra 950,000 people now speak a language other than English at home.
Please visit the SBS website here to view the outcomes of the Review. For specific changes to the Greek SBS Program, see here.
MELBOURNE BUSINESS SCHOOL UPDATE Talking Analytics: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika
Head coach of Australia’s national Wallabies rugby team Michael Cheika believes leaders must never lose touch with the “feel for the game” when trying to comprehend mountains of data.
Speaking at the recent Melbourne Business Analytics Conference hosted by The Melbourne Business School's, read about how Michael relies heavily on his experience as a rugby player and coach to get the most out of high-level data and make clean objective decisions that get the most out of his team.
HACCI ENEWS LINK OF THE MONTH Feast your eyes on, “Greece – A 365-Day Destination.” This amazing film submitted by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) took first prize for Europe at the second international video competition being run by the United Nations World Tourism Organization.