Creating change with humour and wisdom to make the impossible possible.

A Free Webinar with Gerard Menses

Tuesday, 19 May, 1pm - 2pm

Playful leadership is an approach to getting the best out of your team based on positive psychology and narrative. 

Playful leadership creates hope and positivity, and delivers results through capturing creativeness and helping teams believe positive change is within reach. 

Gerard Menses has over 30 years experience as a CEO leading complex organisations including Vison Australia, Endeavour, Anglicare and Make A Wish Australia. This presentation will give an understanding of leading change using humour, questioning techniques, positively dissipating resistance and having “conversations of possibility”. It will help you fully engage your team and effectively respond to this climate of disruption with strategy and purpose.

Past attendees to last year's National Not-For-Profit Sector Conference will remember Gerard for his fun and thought-provoking presentation on Building an Innovation Culture, and we are proud to work with Gerard again.

Joins us for this FREE webinar.

Who should attend

If you supervise or manage people, this workshop is for you!

It will help you capture the creativeness of your team through providing a leadership style that fully engages them. 

About Gerard Menses

Gerard has creatively led Australia’s largest social enterprises and has served on 30 boards as an executive or non-executive director. His sector experience spans Australian social enterprise, aged care, research, Government, industry bodies, membership organisations and regulatory roles. He brings a wealth of knowledge in transforming organisations through leadership, strategy, communication, and digital innovation.

What others have said about Gerard's presentations

Robyn Moore – Professional Speaker and Voice Over Artist. Honorary Patron Make-A-Wish
"I first met Gerard Menses when I was the MC at the "Better Boards Conference" in Melbourne. Gerard, an experienced CEO with a High IQ, EQ and SQ (Spiritual Intelligence), absolutely “shone" in his presentation.

I would highly recommend Gerard as a powerful Leader and Team Builder. He is also a Story Teller who evokes amazing emotional responses in others...inviting them into their magnificence. As a Speaker, he has an encyclopedia of stories which create SHIFTS in perception and inspire others to "Cut Through" into ACTION (essential for Leadership Teams). 

Gerard lives his values and principals, has the courage to make the hard decisions, the tenacity to get the (then) PM of Australia, Tony Abbott, to visit a Refugee WISH Child in Hobart... and the sensitivity and compassion to comfort, support and serve others, in the face of HARDSHIP. 

Sarah Downie – Interim Chief Executive Officer One Girl
"Gerard's ability to galvanise an organisation's people by connecting them with its true purpose is inspiring. Volunteers, staff, board and partners alike discover with new clarity the impact they are making, creating a clarity of vision that strengthens bonds both inside and out of the organisation. I'm still unsure if this is his greatest strength or his commitment to a dress-up day!

Zoom Meeting Date & Time

Tuesday, 19 May, 1pm - 2pm

Once you register you will be sent the link and password for the Zoom meeting.

​Price & Registration


This one hour webinar is offered to you for free!

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For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at
Phone: 027 607 3000