News tag: 'formal dinner'

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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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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Reflections on Australian Legal History with a Supreme Court Judge

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When Supreme Court Judge The Hon Justice Geoff Lindsay spoke at Warrane on Wednesday 20 April 2016, he shared some fascinating insights into Australia’s legal history.
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Ignore Advertising and Resist Greed

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Leading investment advisor, Stephen Christie, offered Warrane students some investment advice when he spoke after formal dinner on Wednesday 13 April 2016. He advised them to do all they could to resist advertising and avoid greed. The man who has worked in the investment and finance industry since 1995, and has provided financial advice as the Head of Private Wealth Management at Ord Minnett and Asset Allocation for Goldman Sachs JBWere Private, said it was all about getting the basics right. That meant not falling for the marketing message suggesting that success is all about possessions that can be financed through debt.
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'Even when I am down, I am up!'

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The CEO of online magazine MANSAM, Mr Sam Leon, has been successful in many business ventures and in public life, so when he spoke to Warrane residents on Wednesday 3 March 2016, he shared his recipe for success
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NSW RSL president talks about the nature of leadership

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President of the NSW RSL, Rod White AM spoke to residents of Warrane about leadership and his experiences.
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Leveraging Your Mindset for Academic Success

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Associate Professor at the UNSW School of Management, Peter Heslin helped open the academic year with some insights into academic success.
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An expert on drug abuse speaks on the dangers of marijuana

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Prof Jan Copeland, Director of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, spoke on the dangers of cannabis abuse, when she visited Warrane College on 21 October 2015.
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PwC executive offers insights into recruitment trends

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Debra Eckersley, Managing Partner, Human Capital, with PwC Australia, offered Warrane residents insights into the attitudes and skills that leading firms are seeking from graduates. She spoke at the College on Wednesday 16 September 2015.
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Law firm CEO urges students to strive to become leaders

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Partner and CEO of law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Mr John W.H. Denton, urged Warrane residents to leverage the advantages they have received from life in College to become strong and effective leaders.
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Vale to Graduating Residents

Dinner to farewell college valedictorians
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Consul Highlights Ongoing Role of Diplomacy

Talk given by Gerardo Bugallo, Consul General of Spain in Sydney, after formal dinner on 22 September 2010.
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