News Wednesday Night Guests

Forensic psychiatrist, Dr Kerri Eagle, on meaning, empathy and integrity

image Forensic psychiatrist, Dr Kerri Eagle, on meaning, empathy and integrity

Wednesday 31 May, 2017

On Wednesday 31 May 2017, Dr Kerri Eagle spoke to Warrane residents about the lessons she has learnt from her role a forensic psychiatrist.
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The eSafety Commissioner on standing up to online abuse

image The eSafety Commissioner on standing up to online abuse

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Julie Inman Grant, the eSafety Commissioner, spoke with Warrane residents after formal dinner on 17 May 2017. Her role is to help Australians minimise their risks of various forms of online abuse.
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The power of purpose

image The power of purpose

Wednesday 3 May, 2017

When Daniel Assaf visited Warrane as the Wednesday Night Guest on 4 May 2017, his focus wasn’t on telling the boys about his career. He was there to motivate them – to inspire them to be their very best selves.
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4 career tips from company MD and old boy, Tim Edwards

image 4 career tips from company MD and old boy, Tim Edwards

Monday 24 April, 2017

On 29 March 2017, it was Warrane old boy Tim Edwards that was guest speaker for the Wednesday night dinner. Grateful and excited to be back, he told the residents that his one regret from his Warrane days was treating the place as a hotel for the first 12 weeks out of his almost six-year stay. 12 weeks seems a small part, but he wished he had gotten involved, and therefore enjoyed himself more, right from the start!
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Communication professor Jim Macnamara on how to listen at an organisational level

image Communication professor Jim Macnamara on how to listen at an organisational level

Thursday 6 April, 2017

When Jim Macnamara, Professor of Public Communication at the University of Technology Sydney, spoke to the Warrane boys on 22 March 2017, it was all about listening. He told them that just as listening is so important on an interpersonal level, it is also important at an organisational level – a particular interest of his.
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Corporate PR via journalism and rugby

image Corporate PR via journalism and rugby

Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Nigel Kassulke, a former journalist and Australian Wallaby, is Director at corporate communications firm Cannings where he provides strategic communications advice to national and international clients on their interaction with the media, financial markets, governments and key stakeholders. He spoke at Warrane College on 5 April 2017.
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Pearls of Wisdom from Jim Dominguez, a Force in the Australian Investment Banking World

image Pearls of Wisdom from Jim Dominguez, a Force in the Australian Investment Banking World

Sunday 26 March, 2017

The height of his career saw him as an agent of change in the Australian financial markets, so it’s no wonder that Jim Dominguez came to the Warrane Wednesday Night Dinner on 26 April 2017 armed with many bon mots for the boys.
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The Donald Trump presidency: how will it affect Australia?

image The Donald Trump presidency: how will it affect Australia?

Monday 20 March, 2017

James Curran may be a professor of history at Sydney University, but when he visited Warrane on Wednesday 8 March, he kept it very current. As someone who teaches courses in Australian political culture and foreign policy, as well as the history of America's relations with the world, what do you think his topic of choice was? None other than the Donald Trump, President of the USA – and what his election might mean for Australia
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State MP, Damien Tudehope, on what makes a successful life

image State MP, Damien Tudehope, on what makes a successful life

Monday 13 March, 2017

 “What makes for a successful life?”’ was the question that Damien Tudehope, the Liberal Member for the seat of Epping, posed to the Warrane boys at the Wednesday Formal Dinner on 1 March 2017. Would it be earning a lot of money; achieving great status; having a good circle of friends? These could all be part of it, he suggested, but certainly not all of it.
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NSW Premier’s chief of staff: faith can play a part in politics

image NSW Premier’s chief of staff: faith can play a part in politics

Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Do you think that personal faith should play a part in politics? It’s the kind of discussion you’d probably avoid at a friendly dinner party, but it was exactly what Bay Warburton spoke about to the Warrane boys on Wednesday 5 October 2016. And he should know all about it, considering that he’s a practicing Christian as well as Chief of Staff for NSW Premier, Mike Baird.
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