The 2021 SCA National Senior Leadership Forum will take place over 29-30 April at the Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach, with welcome drinks on 28 April to kick things off.

This Forum is designed for experienced strata managers with leadership responsibilities. The program will focus on high-level development, strengthening your leadership skills to have a competitive edge and develop an innovative team.

Whether it be in the context of leading your team on a day-to-day basis or advocating for a wider strata issue, we will equip you with strategies and information that will maximise your years of experience to optimise your role as a senior strata manager.

This event is made possible by the support of the SCA National Partners, CHU, BCB, Macquarie Bank, Grace Lawyers and Active.



Catherine McGrath

MC and Day 2 session - Liaising with the Media

Catherine McGrath is an award-winning national and international broadcast journalist, and credentialed media trainer. She will take delegates through a session to power-charge their media skills in record time and provide strategies to help with any advocacy work you may be tasked with. Catherine McGrath’s media training is uniquely strategic, captivating, powerful and fun. You will walk away with confidence and develop the ability to communicate with influence.

Theaanna Kiaos PhD 

Day 1 Session - Cognitive Diversity Framework 

Theaanna Kiaos is a recognized expert in the area of organisational culture, diversity and inclusion. Applying a cognitive diversity framework in the workplace, where everyone has the opportunity to transparently communicate, to be understood and to be valued means that our differences in perspective and our ability to leverage them through collaborative processes can be fully realised. The purpose of this presentation is to take you through a practical cognitive diversity framework that leaders can apply within organisational settings in an effort to achieve greater cognitive diversity within their teams.

Dr Nicole Johnston 

Day 1 Session - Deakin Strata Insurance Research Project - Latest Findings 

Dr Nicole Johnston will be giving an insight into the Deakin research team’s findings, including defining insurance remuneration models, insurance levies and stamp duty analysis, and a comparative analysis of strata insurance regulations across Australia. In addition, Dr Johnston will talk through the preliminary data relating to insurance coverage across all Australian jurisdictions and the strata manager survey answered by more than 420 managers within the industry. 

Adrian Richardson 

Day 1 Session - 2021 Leadership Challenge: Cultivate Calmness and Stability in a Stressed, Unstable World

Adrian, corporate leadership expert, will explore calmness and stability as a leadership priority with a focus on developing awareness through mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Via prioritising calmness and stability, today’s leader may build:

  • self-awareness, 

  • interpersonal awareness 

  • group connection. 

Shaun Allingham and Themelina Johns 

Day 2 Session - Business Continuity: Planning to Succeed even when Disaster Strikes

Shaun and Themelina will present on the importance of business continuity teams and how to go about structuring within a business to plan for disaster, whether that be natural or cyber. 

Shaun Allingham is the NSW Chapter Leader for the Business Continuity Institute. He has over 20 years' experience in resilience, having held both consulting and management roles in Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. 

Themelina Johns has been a passionate advocate for business continuity and resilience for over a decade, leading teams and organisations within the financial services, telco, big4 consulting and manufacturing industries. She is currently leading the Risk & Resilience programs for Lion. 


Social Events

Welcome Drinks

Date: Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

Location: Coogee Bay Hotel

Kick off the start of the Forum with drinks and a bite to eat overlooking beautiful Coogee Beach. Get to know your peers that you'll be spending the next two days with, 

Dinner in the Garden

Date: Thursday, 29 April 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm 

Location: Terrace on the Domain

After a day of learning, drink and dine in a leafy park oasis surrounded by rolling green lawns and views of the iconic Sydney skyline. Transfers will be provided to and from Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach.



Registration includes:

  • Welcome Drinks on 28 April 

  • Full Day Forum on 29 April with catering 

  • Dinner in the Garden on 29 April 

  • Half-Day Forum on 30 April with catering 

$595 for SCA members 

The event is exclusively for Strata Managers Only, Services cannot attend



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If you are flying in from interstate we recommend arriving during the day on 28 April and departing on an evening flight after 3pm on 30 April. 


This event is proudly supported by SCA National Partners  


Education Partner


Business Supporter


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