Schools in Focus

From 06 - 10 Jun 2022

Schoolsweek infocus 2022

Schools in Focus, an initiative of Commonwealth Bank and Our Community, is a celebration of Australian Schools.

Running from 6-10 June 2022, this week is aimed at providing insights and sharing knowledge into some of the most topical issues impacting those working across the Education Sector.

Make sure you register and get your questions answered as we roll out an information-packed series of FREE webinars covering ESG, cyber safety, economic update and fundraising for schools.

Full details on the program can be found below.

Schools in Focus Program

Monday, 6 June 2022. 12.30 PM to 1.15 PM AEST.

WEBINAR: Sustainability in Education

Presented by Jane Thomson, General Manager Corporate Finance and ESG, Commonwealth Bank

Schools across Australia remain focused on achieving greater financial and operational efficiencies. With the domestic and global spotlight firmly back on environmental sustainability what does this mean in practice for the Education Sector and what are the costs of sitting back and doing nothing?

In this not to be missed 45 minute webinar, Jane Thomson, General Manager Corporate Finance and ESG at CommBank, unpacks how sustainability is increasingly driving consumer behaviour and decision making across all sectors of the economy, and the lessons that can be drawn for those working in the Education Sector. Key topics we’ll be covering include:

  • What is sustainability
  • Key ESG trends across the Education Sector
  • Unpacking sustainable finance and what it involves
  • ESG policy- expanding your scope of influence.

Tuesday, 7 June 2022. 12.30 PM to 1.15 PM AEST.

Webinar: Cyber Update for Schools

Presented by Theo Anton, Information Security Manager - Presented by Theo Anton, Information Security Manager - Security Community & Education

Today’s school environment is often large and complex, with an ever-growing use of online technology by teachers, administrative staff and students. With cybercrime on the rise, good cyber hygiene has become even more critical to help ensure the safety of your school, your people and your infrastructure.

Join us for this 45 minute webinar as Theo Anton, Information Security Manager from CommBank’s Security Community & Education team, shares his thoughts and insights on some high-level cyber security concepts. Topics we’ll be exploring include:

  • Getting the basics of cyber security right
  • Exploring the overlap of technical, process, and people-based controls
  • Highlighting sources of government cyber security guidance
  • Questions to consider when it comes to understanding your school’s risk posture

Wednesday, 8 June 2022. 12.30 PM to 1.15 PM AEST.

Webinar: Economic Update - looking ahead

Presented by Belinda Allen, Senior Economist, Commonwealth Bank

Against a backdrop of rising interest rates, a Federal Election and ongoing global tensions, what are the economic indicators telling us about what’s in store over the coming 12 months?

Please join us for this 45 minute webinar as Belinda Allen, Senior Economist at Commonwealth Bank, examines the current state of Australia’s economy and shares her thoughts on the outlook for many sectors of our economy including:

  • Global markets and what they are telling us
  • Australia’s economic outlook
  • Implications of rising interest rates
  • Impact on consumer spending levels

There will be opportunities to submit questions throughout the presentation and at the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

Thursday, 9 June 2022. 12.30 PM to 1.15 PM AEST.

Webinar: Fundraising for Schools

Presented by Laura Mondon, trainer, ICDA

This webinar is intended to help schools take an overview of their fundraising potential over and above the standard Education Department funding – to see where there’s outside money available and what has to be done to get it, and to design an effective strategy to fit their needs. It's about empowering schools to take control of their destinies and putting in place a strong, ambitious but achievable fundraising strategy.

The webinar will look at how the 7 Pillars of Funding can help your school achieve its fundraising goals.

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