Julie Garland McLellan CSPJulie Garland McLellan CSP

Bio

Julie Garland McLellan is famous for great governance. Her newsletter The Director's Dilemma is read in 39 countries around the world. The practical, case-study based style is Julie's trademark. Her keynotes and training events feature interactive case studies and refreshingly pragmatic expertise.

She is the author of five books on boards and governance. She is also a frequent contributor to international governance publications.

Julie is a real-life company director with experience on a range of public sector, not-for-profit and commercial boards. She has chaired an ASX listed company and can contrast NFP, public sector and private sector governance practices. Julie is a former councillor for the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has written and presented a number of their courses. Her speciality is risk and strategy for directors and she tackles the topics with practical pragmatism and academic rigour.

Full information is available at www.mclellan.com.au

Abstract

My X Year Journey to Becoming an Overnight Success (and a CSP)

For the pre-session delegates participating in the Speakers on the Journey stream of our Pre-Convention Friday... how about we start this professional learning long weekend, as we mean to go on?

If you are in this session, you are keen and aspiring to progress your speaking career. So in your opening session, you get to meet and hear from five recently accredited Certified Speaking Professionals.

And you’ve probably heard the quip before... it only took me X years to become an overnight success! Well your five CSP’s are going to offer their own true answer as to how long the journey to CSP really took them. Learn what strategies helped them accelerate towards the goal... learn too what instructive moments of failure they experienced. Kerrie Mullins-Gunst will facilitate this experience for you in fireside chat mode. Each CSP will join you for fifteen minutes and answer the same seven questions that they will speak on and then open up for you to ask your own questions. Each presenter has prepared a two page summary with their answers to the questions about how they got to CSP. At the end of the session you will have five documents with the similar and different ways that they got their accreditation. That’s a great resource and the perfect way to start your 2016 Convention.

With Bill Jennings CSP, Irena Yashin-Shaw CSP, Steve Francis CSP, and Ailsa Page CSP.