What our delegates say

Take a look at why delegates love attending our conferences…


Public Sector

“The seminar inspired me to celebrate achievements in work and life and acknowledge the achievements of others.”

– Melonie Meggitt, Career Advisor, Department of Defence ACT
Public Sector Women in Leadership Masterclass Canberra, September 2019


An enjoyable and important cross government/sector networking and information sharing opportunity for those seeking to understand, develop and implement an outcomes framework.

– James McCluskey, Senior Project Officer, Department of Communities WA
Planning, Measuring & Strengthening Outcomes Based Approaches in Government Conference, February 2019

This was a fantastic opportunity to spend time engaged on common regulatory problems, and see opportunities to do things differently by picking up on the efforts and experiences of others. Events of this nature are an important part of building a professional regulatory workforce.

– Eliot Palmer, Regulatory Architect, Transformation Management Office, Environment Protection Authority SA
Innovating for Better Regulatory Outcomes, February 2019

The conference provided a great opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and connect with peers across the Public Sector.

– Melanie Wells, Senior Communications Officer, Department of Human Services ACT
Public Sector Strategic Communication & Engagement, April 2019


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Not-For-Profits & Social Services

Spending time with like minded people in a Criterion Conference is invaluable for organisations navigating their way through the NDIS. It builds networks, it shares ideas and it builds confidence to keep moving forward and remaining true to your mission.

– Margaret Vermeij-Irvin, Service Manager, Homelife Association Inc
Strengthening the NDIS Workforce, October 2019


“This conference combined leading edge research with very simple and practical approaches to dealing with young people’s experiences of FDV. Despite working in this field for nearly ten years, I learnt a range of new approaches which I have taken back to my organisation and will put into practice”

– Martin Fisk, Chief Executive, Menslink
Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence, September 2019


A very informative conference with very relevant content – really helps you understand where the industry is at right now and where we are going.

– Murray Fay, Network Director Profit for Purpose Business, CoHealth
Diversifying Revenue Channels in For Purpose Organisations, April 2019


“It was exciting to be in a room with so many people who are feeling positive; who are dedicated to ending men’s violence against women and children, and to hear about the work that is being done in the Australian and Pacific regions. It felt like the beginning of something significant -that will bring about change -I really hope the momentum continues”

– Gennene Mitchell, Men’s Family Violence Group Facilitator and Family Safety Worker, Anglicare Victoria
Working Together to End Men’s Family Violence Conference, May 2019


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“It was worth the 9 hours of travel (to and from Perth) to get the inspiration and insight offered by Boris. Some tangible learning which I will be implementing.”

– Ray Haeren, Regional Director, Urbis
Advancing Leadership in Professional Service Firms, July 2019


“The Advancing Leadership in Professional Service Firms forum was a very well run event. Boris was an excellent entertaining and knowledgeable presenter and the material was very relevant to professional services today.”

– Tas Ranson, Group Chief of Business Services, Nova Group of Companies
Advancing Leadership in Professional Service Firms, July 2019


“Thank you for the day. Boris was very insightful and engaging and overall it was a great day. I personally gained a lot through the conversations and topics discussed and I have already recommend next years course to a number of industry colleagues.”

– Caroline Beresh, Property Director, Luxottica Group
Leveraging Executive Female Talent, July 2019


“The Criterion Conference on Leveraging Executive Female Talent was the best one-day seminar I have attended. It was engaging, thought-provoking and offered an array of tangible take-away’s that I can immediately implement into my leadership style.”

– Deb Barnes, General Manager, Risk Management Group, QIC Limited
Leveraging Executive Female Talent, July 2019


“I attended the Leveraging Executive Female Talent forum, presented by Prof Boris Groysberg from Harvard Business School. It was extremely valuable. I particularly liked the way all the information was backed up by strong data and it was presented in a clear and interactive way. Lots of audience discussion and debate, facilitated expertly by Boris to keep the day moving but still encourage learning. Lots of ah-ha moments. A valuable program for men and women.”

– Kim Fenton, Chief Commercial Officer, Extend, Before & After School Care
Leveraging Executive Female Talent, July 2019



“Criterion Conferences has been promoting higher quality healthcare for a good while now, and engage participants with a range of articulate and inspiring speakers. Always worth considering to update knowledge, skills and networks.”

-Russell McGowan, Secretary, Australian Health Care Reform Alliance (AHCRA),
Applying the 2nd Edition of the NSQHS Standard, June 2019


“Fantastic lectures with relevant strategies given that I can incorporate into our working role”

– Jody Bayliss, Security Officer, Tamworth Base Hospital
Improving Hospital Safety & Security, August 2019


“Criterion Conferences are one of the best I have ever experienced, I have gained invaluable insights from professional and interesting speakers. I have have many take away suggestions that will be very beneficial to my organisation. I would highly recommend Criterion’s Conferences.”

– Karen Slater, Quality, Risk and Compliance Manager, Bundaleer Care Services
Quality in Aged Care, August 2019

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“This conference allowed my to explore many different Australian contexts of data collection, analysis and use, the time to synthesise this information for my own school context and the inspiration to make a difference for my students, colleagues and community.”

– Aimee Woodward, Head of Department – Maths/Science, Mount Carmel Catholic College
4th Data Driven Evidence Based Teaching in Schools, October 2019


“The conference gave a unique insight into the challenges and solutions being devised within IT Higher Education. People shared problems, ideas, solutions and we all came away with an abundance of new ideas and knowledge!”

– Richard O’Connor, Associate Director – Operations Technology, Sydney University
University IT Service Strategy & Challenges, September 2019


“Thought provoking presentations that inspire us to think beyond the boundaries of our curriculum domain and to see a future of integrated and multidisciplinary learning focused on cultivating skill and student autonomy and voice. STEM is more than a phase or buzz word its a way of approaching problem solving and creating solutions in a holistic manner.”

– Suzie Wellens, Science Coordinator, Emmanuel College Warnambool
Advancing STEM Education Melbourne, August 2019


A forward thinking and engaging conference where elements of educational best and next practice were unpacked from across Australia. An ideal environment for organic networking.

– Chad Ferris, Leader, Professional Growth & Culture, Sydney Catholic Schools
Connecting Innovative School Learning Spaces & Pedagogy, March 2019



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Aged Care

“The conference, Developing and Designing Retirement Living and Residential Care was extremely relevant to my current role in the industry. The topics covered, in the main, were of assistance to me, at my grass roots level in the industry as a village manager, to provide me with ‘food for thought’ on how better to deliver services and by implication how that might be affected by the built environment. The conference was well structured, flowed well and as an added bonus the food for lunch was exceptional.”

– Peter Wells, Retirement Village Manager, John Paul Village
Designing & Developing Retirement Living & Residential Aged Care, July 2019


” Criterion Conferences are efficiently run and organised events that bring together professionals and industry experts working within the aged care and retirement living space to share and learn from our joint experiences.

– John Ishak, Executive Manager – Development, Presbytarian Aged Care
Designing & Developing Retirement Living & Residential Aged Care, July 2019


Excellent selection of speakers that left me feeling like a new person with a new purpose. Hopefully will attend more in the future.

– Izmir Pooloo, Operations Manager, Your Aged Care at Home
Innovation & Technology in Aged Care, March 2019


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“Excellent speakers, Very useful information, Excellent location and awesome hospitality”

– Gills Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, Oceania Polytechnic Institute of Education,
University IT Service Strategy & Challenges, September 2019


Great focus at the conference on working agile and putting the customer at the forefront of digital transformation projects and services. Great to see sectors share the same challenges in implementing digital transformation and change within organisations.

– Jo Mackie, Regional Director – Learning Systems and Leader – Information and Online Services, Department of Education NSW
Public Sector Digital Transformation & Optimisation, February 2019


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I’ve attended two conferences now and both have proven to be very worthwhile in terms of the information and ideas I have gained and the networking that just isn’t possible without the opportunities that the conferences provide.

– Murray Conahan, Acting Team Leader, Infrastructure Asset Management and Asset Planner – Roads, City of Onkaparinga
8th Annual Road Engineering & Maintenance, May 2019


The conference presented a unique open forum for all disciplines, designers, maintainers , operators and responders to share knowledge and learning, and to connect and collaborate. The forum allows honest conversations allowing the real issues to be openly discussed.

– Paul Musson, Tunnel Manager, Auckland Motorway Alliance
Tunnel Operations & Maintenance, February 2019


The Criterion team put together a well thought out and informative conference, the speakers were first class, the content was relevant and the organisation was faultless.

Keith Braithwaite, Managing Director, Braithwaite Group
Build to Rent, February 2019


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