Webinars


Online learning is the focus of our PD program.  Members and non-members are welcome to join the webinars.

PCOA webinars assist:

  • People already in the conference, meetings and events industry who need to update their skills
  • People changing career or seeking career advancement
  • New practitioners who want to learn more about the conference, meetings and events industry
  • Organisations who want to improve the skills of their staff
  • Directors/Owners of Independent Conference & Event Management Companies
  • Association In-house Conference & Event Managers & Coordinators
  • In-house Government Conference & Event Managers & Coordinators
  • Corporate In-house Conference & Event Managers & Coordinators
  • Employees of Independent Conference & Event Management Companies

PCOA WEBINAR SERIES – Karen Sainsbury

The Importance of PCOA Accreditation

Date: 
Thursday 18th July 2019 |  Time:   1:30 pm to 2:00 pm AEST

Webinar Overview

Join us for an interactive discussion to explore the key reasons why event managers and event management companies should consider becoming accredited operators, as well as the main benefits for any business seeking to engage a event manager.

This discussion will be facilitated by Karen Sainsbury, NSW PCOA Councillor, and Managing Director of Cornerstone Events, who will also be joined by some other key industry figures to share their experiences and opinions.

Why attend?
Learn more about the types of accreditation available, as well as tangible benefits for you and your business in being accredited individuals or companies. Learn how it can make impact to your business opportunities. This session is suited to both business owners, and those who have been in the industry for over 3 years.

What topics will be covered:

  • What is PCOA accreditation
  • Why do we need accreditation in our industry
  • What types of accreditation are available
  • What does an application consist of
  • How does accreditation benefit me and my business

Presenter – Karen Sainsbury

Karen is a founder and Managing Director of Cornerstone Events. She has a unique ability to really understand what a customer needs, and takes the time to get to know their business – Karen is extremely passionate about delivering what is promised, and ensures every little detail is covered.

Karen’s career has seen her achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, work in both Education and Private Hospital Industry, as well as a strong background in Hospitality. In the hotel industry, she has managed to win two national industry awards leading her teams to success, both as a Director of Sales, then as a General Manager. Her business acumen leading large hotel based teams and national committees within the Accor Network gives Cornerstone a unique edge and value add to its customers.

Karen is an accredited meeting professional with the Professional Conference Organisers Association Australia and New Zealand and is also the NSW Councillor on the PCOA Board.

PCOA members have complimentary access to the recordings of all webinars via the members section of the website.