From 2010-2012 I ran live events in Australia, then from 2013-2014 ran live events in The Netherlands. Now the Professional Parents Network is an online network – visit the welcome page for details on how to get involved. I have kept the information below on past events in Australia as an archive.
The first Professional Parents event was held in Brisbane, Australia on the 8th March 2010. Through until early 2012, regular events were held in both Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Below I have kept a list of blog post summaries on many of the events, along with some useful tips and tricks on topics relevant to Professional Parents.
In mid 2012, I relocated to The Netherlands, and put more focus on the online side of Professional Parents – interviewing a number of people around the world on balancing work and family and launching the Professional Parents Directory.
In Brisbane, Ngaire from Brisbane Kids and Kelly from Be A Fun Mum continued holding events, first under the Professional Parents banner, then rebranded as Good Conversations. This is no longer operating.
On the Sunshine Coast, Marina and Bec continued to hold events, still under the Professional Parents name. These are no longer operating.
Below are links to blog posts of past events.
2010-2012 Brisbane Workshops, Networking & Playgroup
- 15 May 2012: Speed Networking
- 17 April 2012: IP, Trademarks & Legal issues of running a business
- 20 March 2012: DIY SEO (How to maximise your SEO results on your blog & website)
- 06 March 2012: International Women’s Day & Professional Parents 2nd birthday!
- 21 February 2012: Health, Happiness and Family Business Balance
- 07 February 2012: DIY PR (How to write press releases & get free media coverage)
- 17 January 2012: Get organised for 2012 (Business Plans & Vision Boards)
- 06 December 2011: Celebration
- 22 November 2011: Interviews & Profiles
- 08 November 2011: Relationships & Engagement
- 18 October 2011: Advertising
- 20 September 2011: Websites
- There was a break from events for a while…
- 16 May 2011: Professional Parents Playgroup
- 21 April 2011: Business Brainstorming Lunch
- 18 April 2011: Professional Parents Playgroup
- 21 March 2011: Professional Parents Playgroup Osprey House
- 17 February 2011: Business Brainstorming Lunch
- 29 November 2010: Business Brainstorming & Skill Sharing
- 25 November 2010: Old Petrie Town & Museum Outing
- 04 October 2010: Professional Parents Playgroup North Lakes
- 06 September 2010: Professional Parents Playgroup North Lakes
- 27 August 2010: Professional Parents Playgroup North Lakes
- 16 August 2010: Professional Parents Playgroup North Lakes
- 10 June 2010: Family Friendly Networking: Tax Basics for Small Business; Financial Planning; Business Banking; Marketing Tips
- 06 May 2010: Effective Internet Marketing; SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
- 08 April 2010: Home Office Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention; Round Table discussion Get Organised.
- 08 March 2010: Nutritional Tips for busy working parents; What is marketing & why is it relevant to me; Family Friendly Holidays