News tag: 'formal dinner'

Faith and persecution in Mosul with Archbishop Amel S Nona DD

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On Wednesday 23 May 2018, Warrane College welcomed Archbishop Amel S Nona DD, Eparch of St Thomas the Apostle of Sydney of the Chaldeans since 2015. He spoke to the boys about some of the persecution he and his church have experienced in Iraq, and it was clear that he is a man of great faith. 
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The impact of porn from a doctor’s perspective, Dr Robin Choong

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Dr Robin Choong was formal dinner guest on 16 May 2018. He is a Paediatric Intensive Care Physician with a specialist interest in neuroscience and the interaction between the human brain and its environment. He came to talk to the boys about an important topic: the impact of pornography on the brain. 
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Oversight into Airservices with Dr Claire Marrison

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On Wednesday 9 May 2018, Dr Claire Marrison had words of wisdom to share with the boys as the formal dinner guest at Warrane College. The Standards & Systems Manager at Air Services Australia, she told the boys about her work – oversighting how Airservices’ approach to both safety and environment management  – and how she got there. 
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Other people’s money – with Dr Michael E. Drew, consulting financial economist

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On Wednesday 18 April 2018, it was Dr Michael Drew who came along to Warrane’s formal dinner with words of wisdom for the boys.  Director at Drew, Walk & Co., a boutique firm of consulting financial economists, Drew specialises in the areas of investment governance, pension plan design, and outcome-oriented investing.  He is also a Professor of Finance at Griffith University and his research has appeared in leading journals.
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Prof Geoff Crisp - UNSW’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor on making a difference

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On Wednesday 11 April 2018, the boys of Warrane College heard from UNSW’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) himself – Professor Geoff Crisp. A distinguished chemist, he has been in the role since 2016, where he plays a leadership part in the development and implementation of the educational components of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. With numerous awards to his name, Crisp spoke to the boys about making a difference in whatever careers they were to undertake, and despite where they come from. 
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Career advice from Brendon Cook, CEO of oOh! Media

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Brendon Cook was formal dinner guest on 28 March 2018. He was ADMA Marketer of the Year in 2017 and is the International Vice President of global Out Of Home industry body FEPE(the Federation European Publicity Exterieur).
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Etiquette for young men, with Zarife Hardy

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Zarife Hardy was the formal dinner guest on 28 March 2018. She is a nationally acclaimed etiquette coach, specializing in this topic for over 25 years. In that time she has earned the loyalty of many high profiles clients and has facilitated hundreds of workshops Australia-wide.
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An insight into the work of hotel manager, Peter Tudehope

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Peter Tudehope was formal dinner guest on 14 March 2018. With an extensive background in hotels, he spoke about the journey that has led to his being the Regional Manager Australia and Pacific of Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific since 2009 and General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney since 2005.
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Sam Clear: he walked 15,600km for Christian unity

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Sam Clear's experience: 15,600km on foot, 568 days, 11 near-death encounters. After formal dinner on 7 March 2018 he told the tale of his walk through South America, Central America and North America, across Siberia by train, and on foot again from Moscow to the westernmost point of Spain – why he did it, and the lessons it taught him.
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MP Julian Leeser on liberal arts, being yourself, and helping people

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Julian Leeser MP, the federal member for Berowra, visited Warrane College and spoke with residents about the importance of liberal arts, being oneself and his reasons for entering public life. The visit took place on 11 October 2017.
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An insight into the prison system with Commissioner Peter Severin

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Peter Severin, Commissioner of Corrective Services NSW was the formal dinner guest at Warrane College on 20 September 2017. The Commissioner offered an insight into his career as well as the prison system.
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Preparing for the Warrane Ball: tips on being a great date, with Tamara El-Rahi

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With the Warrane Ball approaching, the formal dinner guest on Wednesday 13 September 2017 had a different sort of topic to discuss: how to be a good date.
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Be proud of your rice, but don’t be afraid to try new rice - by Ross Maddock

Ross Maddock is Chairman of the Australia-Taiwan Business Council. His career has included service in military, defence, intelligence and diplomatic roles at Saigon, Canberra, London, Hong Kong, Peking and Taipei. He spoke with residents on 23 August 2017 about observations from his line of work, as well as tips for a successful life.
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Sophie York on the case for traditional marriage

Sophie York, a spokeswoman for the Marriage Alliance, spoke with residents on the case for traditional marriage. The formal dinner took place on 16 August 2017.
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Craig Duncan on performance science and deathbed goals

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Dr Craig Duncan, internationally recognised in the area of performance science and human performance, has worked with big-name teams such as the Socceroos, Matildas, Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers and NSW's State of Origin team. He came to talk to residents about maximising performance both in sports and in life on 9 August 2017.
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How to live with purpose, and other lessons from former SAS, Kevin Bailey AM

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“I actually want to have a life that has purpose; that has meaning; that has excellence. And I encourage you boys to aspire for greatness.” An Evening with Kevin Bailey.
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Forensic psychiatrist, Dr Kerri Eagle, on meaning, empathy and integrity

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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

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

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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

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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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The Donald Trump presidency: how will it affect Australia?

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

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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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The Melanoma Man’s message for the Warrane Boys

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A quick annual skin check could mean the difference between life and death.
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My values, your values and objective truth

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Professor Iain Benson talks about how society has bankrupted the term ‘values’
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Trigger warnings at university: to use or not to use?

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“Before I start, I’d just like to warn you all,” said Matthew Beard, “if you have strong feelings about political correctness, free speech, or you think that trigger warnings are universally good or bad, this talk may be upsetting to you. I would encourage you to stay all the same.”
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Country town girl to one of the world’s top principals

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Dr Margaret Varady AO was a guest at formal dinner on 31 August 2016. She spoke about her leadership journey and lessons she has learned along the way.
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Do we really have freedom of speech in modern-day Australia?

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Lyle Shelton, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, speaks about freedom of expression.
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Do you have what it takes to be successful?

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Success in the corporate world demands more than academic results and hard work.
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7 career secrets from a 25-year investment banker

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When looking for career advice, it’s best to seek it from someone with over 25 years of experience in their industry. Perhaps someone who is a Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance and Capital Markets for Australia and NZ for a company like CITIC CLSA Capital Markets Limited, Asia’s largest and the world’s 5th largest investment bank. Wide experience in fields like private equity, telecommunications, media and technology, and cross-border takeovers wouldn’t go astray either.
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Brief is best: reflections on the art of writing with Mr Andrew Tink AM

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Former NSW shadow Attorney General and professional writer, Mr Andrew Tink AM, shared highlights from his public life when he delivered a wide-ranging talk at the College on Wednesday 25 May 2016.
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