Ph: 06 878 3456

This hands-on masterclass is designed to help leaders and senior executives within not-for-profit, social enterprise, philanthropy and government further develop their strategy and innovation capability. 

A special focus is on innovation of new, earned revenue streams to build resilience in funding.

Originating from the intersection of Strategy and Innovation, this content has been deployed with hundreds of social sector organisations here and overseas.

During the course of the day you will use simple yet powerful tools to help you set, refine or learn about:

  • Value Proposition – what is your unique and powerful contribution to the social issue or opportunity
  • Altitude – how should you interact with others in the system
  • Innovation for earned revenue – building a resilient business and funding model
  • Creating connection in your team to drive performance and implement your great ideas

Who Should Attend

The CEO’s, Directors, Senior Managers, Board members, Trustees, Team and volunteer managers of; Not-For-Profit Organisations, Community Organisations, Trusts and Community Funding, Social Enterprises, District Councils, Health Providers, Tertiary Institutions and Government Departments.

About the presenter:

George Liacos

For over two decades George has advised Not-For-Profit, Government and Commercial organisations in strategy, business models and system transformation. Entering the consultancy world on the back of having grown and sold a $100M private sector business, Spark’s clients consistently cite his aptitude for strong practicality, keen commerciality and a commitment to creating uniquely tailored approaches which render maximum practical benefit. Prior roles saw George as the National Lead Partner for Transformation at Grant Thornton, Program Director for the Department of Premier and Cabinet as well as Chairman and Non-Executive Director on a number of technology and service businesses. A proponent of tough love, George will stop at nothing in his quest to unearth fresh ideas for sustainable business models. In his spare time (outside of airport lounges) George can be found making a mess in the kitchen and cooking up a storm with his kids.

Date & Location

One Day Masterclass - Auckland – Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Workshop runs 9.00am – 3.00pm, with Registrations from 8.30am.

Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel
153 Kirkbride Road
Mangere, Auckland
09 912 3333

There is free parking at the venue.

Please contact Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel directly for accommodation bookings.

Price & Registration

Earlybird - $375.00 + GST
Standard Price - $425.00 + GST

Earlybird finishes - 5 April 2019

Registration process

Payment is by credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 06 878 3456 or email:

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $50.00 plus GST service charge

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.

All cancellations must be received in writing (email).

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

The Masterclass handouts and resources will be emailed prior to the workshop for participants to print off to bring to the event.


Arrival tea/coffee, morning tea and lunch are included.
Important: If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when you register online and we will ensure we cater for you.

Commitment to Access and Equity

We are committed to access and equity and endeavour to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact our team at 06 878 3456 if you require special assistance. In order to assist us in understanding delegate needs, please advise your access requirements as early as possible. Request at late notice may not be able to be met.

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For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at or
Phone: 06 878 3456