Master of Not-For-Profit and Social Enterprise Management

30th Anniversary Celebration

Please join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UTS Business School's Master of Not-For-Profit and Social Enterprise Management on Thursday 8 December at UTS. For this special event, we are delighted to be partnering with UTS Shopfront, UTS’s internationally renowned community engagement program, which is also celebrating 20 years of commitment to building strong and sustainable communities by supporting capacity building and leadership development initiatives across a range of community organisations.

The event will feature speakers including Emeritus Professor Jenny Onyx, Dr Bronwen Dalton, UTS alumna Violet Roumeliotis, Darren Fittler and Alastair McEwin (see below for biographies) and we want to discuss with you how UTS can improve its engagement with, and relevance to, the sector, and support you in the great work that you do. We also want to hear from you about ways of tailoring collaborative support to be more useful and impactful to not-for-profit organisations, and for developing leaders for change. Primarily however, this is a celebration of you, and alumni in the wider community sector, and all of your contributions to changing Australia and the world for the better!

Please consider joining our LinkedIn group, and we also invite you to share your own UTS Social Justice Memories of your time at UTS, and what social justice means to you in your work, and what pressing social problems you feel are most important – and be entered to win one of our prizes. Take our short questionnaire here, or tag your social media posts with #UTSSocialJusticeMemories!

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Speaker Biographies

Emeritus Professor Jenny Onyx

Jenny OnyxProfessor Onyx has given more than 45 years of service to higher education in Australia – 35 of those years at UTS – and played a foundation role in the now established field of social capital research.

“Professor Onyx is widely recognised nationally and internationally in her fields,” Professor Taylor says. “Her work on measuring social capital, in particular, has achieved international attention and impacted on policy development at state and Commonwealth Government levels.”

Professor Onyx is Professor of Community Management with UTS Business School and a former Co-Director of the multidisciplinary Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre (CCS) at UTS.

Professor Onyx was head of the then School of Management from 1996 to 2000 and has played many roles within the business faculty and across the university, including several years as a staff representative on its governing body, the UTS Council. She has also been an advocate for the advancement of women within the academic profession, through her research leadership and mentoring of women scholars.​

Bronwen Dalton

Bronwen DaltonBronwen is the program coordinator of the Masters of Not-for-Profit and Community Management Program at the University of Technology, Sydney. Bronwen completed her PhD at the University of Oxford, where she was awarded the Oxford University Larkinson Award for Social Studies and was the recipient of the British Vice-Chancellors Committee Overseas Research Scholarship and the Korea Foundation Scholarship.

Bronwen has conducted extensive research in the field of Not-for-Profit sector studies and authored book chapters and journal articles on NFP childcare, NFP business venturing, social enterprises and advocacy. She has also published studies on international NGOs and recently co-authored a book on the role of NGOs in combatting Sex Trafficking. From 2003-2011 Bronwen was Director, Centre for Australian Community Organisations and Management and in 2015 was Director, UTS Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Society.

Violet Roumeliotis

Violet RoumeliotisViolet holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Sociology and History from UNSW and a Masters in Management from UTS. She is also an accredited mediator. Violet has an extensive background in advocating for and developing services for vulnerable and at-risk communities and individuals, with more than 30 years involvement, in both a professional and voluntary capacity, in human resource and project management.

Her special areas of expertise is in the non-government sector and includes building the capacity of small and emerging communities, leadership skills development, women at risk, prisoners, youth mentoring, and cultural diversity training.

She is a past President of the NSW Immigrant Women’s Speak out and Sydney Rape Crisis Centre; a past Director of the South East Sydney Area Health Board; Chair of South West Sydney Legal Centre; immediate past President of Settlement Services International; and sits on the Connect Australia Foundation Board. Violet is currently CEO of Settlement Services International.

Darren Fittler

Darren FittlerDarrenjoined Gilbert + Tobin in June 2004 and is the lead partner in the firm’s Third Sector Advisory Group. Darren specialises in the provision of legal assistance to charities and not-for-profit organisations including large and small charities, overseas aid agencies, community organisations, environmental and cultural organisations, corporate foundations, religious organisations and congregations, industry associations and private families and individuals.

Darren’s expertise in laws specific to charities and not-for-profit organisations and his generalist corporate and commercial law experience enables him to provide innovative, holistic, strategic and targeted legal advice and practical guidance.

Darren was the recipient of the 2014 Human Rights Commission Law Award in recognition of his long term commitment to assisting not-for-profit and charitable organisations. Darren is the author of two chapters in the Thomson Reuters NFP Best Practice Manual and the chapters on not-for-profit organisations and NSW incorporated associations in the NSW Lawyers Practice Manual.

He sits on the NSW Attorney Generals Disability Advisory Council and also attended meetings at the United Nations in New York, helping in the development of an international convention on the rights of people with disability.

Alastair McEwin

Alastair McEwinAlastair is Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner and brings to the position extensive personal and professional experience of disability. He commenced on 29 July 2016.

Alastair’s educational background is in arts, law and business administration. He was the Executive Director of Community Legal Centres NSW, the peak body for Community Legal Centres in NSW. Previous roles include CEO of People with Disability Australia and Manager of the Australian Centre for Disability Law.

Alastair also spent 5 years as the President of the Deaf Society of NSW. From late 2015 to mid 2016, he was also the Chairperson of the Disability Council NSW - the official advisory board to the NSW Government on disability issues.

He was Chairperson of Australian Theatre of the Deaf and coordinator of the World Federation of the Deaf Expert Group on Human Rights. He was also an adjunct lecturer for the Masters of Community Management degree at the University of Technology Sydney.