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Tony Conabere

B A (Melbourne),  B Ed (Monash), M Admin (Monash), F.A.C.E.L.

Tony Conabere has had a long and outstanding career in education through many roles at Northcote and Melbourne High Schools, Wesley College and The Knox School as Teacher, House Master, Senior Teacher, Campus Head, Head of College and, until 2004, as Principal at The Knox School. He is now consulting with independent schools from around Australia, and other organisations,  in

  • change management
  • risk management
  • project management
  • strategic and master planning
  • financial and cost-benefit analyses

as well as providing professional development presentations and workshops to the wider community, or chairing at national and state conferences and lecturing in Teaching and Learning at The University of Melbourne.
He was educated at Scotch College Melbourne, Melbourne and Monash Universities.
He has always been committed to the importance of education, particularly in this Information Age, and the ideal of the self-managing organisation, free from external constraints that might be imposed by governments or bureaucracies. His exceptional leadership in the areas of independent school management and planning, organisational development, professional development, policy development, quality assurance and curriculum development was recognised with the award of an Honorary Fellowship of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders in 2003. He has held several positions of responsibility in professional associations, has published widely, and, apart from his continuing fascination with education, has wide sporting, family and cultural interests.

Geraldine Wilson

FAIOP

Prior to developing Janus Consulting, Geraldine Wilson managed the support staff of one of the ‘Big 4’ Chartered Accounting firms where she was responsible for the recruitment and induction, assessment and training, of office support staff.  Geraldine is a Past President of the Victorian Division of the Australian Institute of Office Professionals, and a Fellow of the Institute.  She has been a member of advisory boards for RMIT University and Swinburne University during the development phases of tertiary courses specifically designed for Executive Assistants.  Geraldine also traded as PD Insider Training from 1999 – 2009, as well as directing Janus Consulting.  During this time she provided specific Professional Development for Office Professionals and co-authored “The Executive Assistant of the Future – An Ethical Guideline” as well as “Flexing Your Muscles – Best Practice and Benchmarking for Office Professionals”.  Both books were developed through the Executive Assistants’ International Round Table® instigated by PD Insider Training® .  She published her book on Contribution in 2018 – specifically for the Executive Assistant of the Future.  The books have been embraced by professionals throughout Australia not only as reference material but as a training tool.They are currently selling throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific.

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