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Building communities through leadership – learn from Peter Baines OAM

The role of Village Manager is unlike any other. You are responsible for building communities and also leading a team that delivers a business result.

Have you considered the building blocks required to be effective against these two objectives?

Peter Baines is regarded as the leading educator and speaker on building communities and you can learn from Peter at our VILLAGE SUMMIT.

He spent two decades as a forensic investigator in communities subjected to major crises in Indonesia, Japan and Thailand.

From these lessons he learned the benefit of the ‘power of presence’:

  1. building communities and families through shared experiences
  2. engagement strategies that stick
  3. increasing your retention rate
  4. removing self-imposed limitations
  5. celebrating your victories

Check out Peter Baines HERE. Check out the VILLAGE SUMMIT HERE.

Please join us in Sydney to expand your leadership skills, Thursday 11 on Friday 12 April.

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Training and professional development for the Code of Conduct and Accreditation deadline: 1 January 2020

To comply with the retirement village Code of Conduct Village Managers will have to demonstrate training has been completed across a number of areas.

To comply with Retirement Village Accreditation Village Managers will require training on the accreditation program and demonstrate professional training across modules have been completed.

To fast track your training obligations join us at the VILLAGE SUMMIT. Experience 22 leading speakers as they address individual components of the village manager role.

Check the program HERE.

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Retirement villages sales in a difficult market – learn at the village Summit

They say that ‘sales solve all problems’. For retirement villages speedy turnover of homes is desired by residents, families and owners.

But these are challenging times with declining household prices. Every village needs more sales enquiry and conversion.

We have assembled the most successful village marketers and salespeople to give you insights and skills that work.

The VILLAGE SUMMIT offers exceptional value – increasing your sales rates by just 10% for most will repay the SUMMIT investment and more.

The sooner you join us at the VILLAGE SUMMIT, the sooner you can implement your new learnt sales skills. Please join us 11 – 12 April in Sydney. Check the SUMMIT out HERE.

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‘Disruption’ and investing in your professional development as a Village Manager at the VILLAGE SUMMIT

This week we briefed Matt Church (pictured above) for his keynote speaking role at our village Summit in two weeks time here in Sydney.

He wanted to know what the job of a village manager will look like in five years’ time.

What are your thoughts? We said it will be very different; the business of retirement villages is being ‘disrupted’ like every other business.

New villages are going vertical in inner and middle suburbs of cities and regional towns, with international hotel like facilities. The building is very different as a ‘capital asset’ to the traditional village of villas. ‘Concierge services’ are being marketed.

Sales need to be fast.

Older villages require refurbishment – requiring different village manager skills, working with residents, complex building and outfitting, and budgeting.

Resident sales expectations need to managed.

Five years from now – a new world requiring new skills. Are you prepared?

We have invested in Matt Church to support you in preparing for this new retirement village sector. You can experience Matt at our VILLAGE SUMMIT 11-12 April in Sydney..

Matt is one of the nation’s best keynote speakers. He blends inspiration, education and entertainment to create world class conference presentations.

He is committed to helping people prepare for tomorrow by taking action today. His philosophy can be summed up in one word NEXT! What is the best next thing you can do to future proof your business or career?

In 2014 Matt was inducted into the professional speaker Hall of Fame. e-Speakers ranks him as one of the Top10 motivational speakers globally. The International Federation of Professional Speakers recognised him as one the top 21 most influential speakers on the planet.

Please join us, experience Matt and 21 other leading speakers on village management. Click HERE for the program.