Social Enterprise Events

Listed at the bottom of the page are events hosted by QSEC and our Regional Champions. These events also appear on the Regional pages.

Social enterprise events in Queensland including sector and member events can be found by typing QSOCENT into the Humanitix search bar.

(To include your events in this list, create your event in Humanitix and please include #QSOCENT in your Humanitix Event Title).

Regional Events

Regional Champions & Activators only: To submit an event, please use this form.

Upcoming Events

    • 25 November 2022
    • 28 April 2023
    • Online, In person - Cairns, Rockhampton, Mackay (check program for dates)

    Financial Education for Social Enterprises QLD

    BDO supports Queensland’s vision to build a robust social enterprise sector to create more jobs, increase employment for disadvantaged job seekers, and deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits to Queensland communities. It is with pleasure that BDO presents the Financial Education for Queensland Social Enterprises Program. 

    Social enterprise operators are welcome to register for an individual session or complete the whole program. Workshop topics can be undertaken individually but we encourage you to attend all three to maximise this opportunity. The first session - Financials for Social Enterprises provides a foundational building block for the workshops that follow. We highly recommended attending the virtual workshop prior to attending the in-person workshops. Please note, that the virtual workshop will not be recorded for privacy reasons.

    To register click Here

    • 14 December 2022
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Brisbane Business Hub, 2/155 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    Queensland Social Enterprises are encouraged to join the movement for change and be part of the QSEC decision makers!

    The Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday 14th December 3.00pm (online and in person).  (Doors open at 2:30pm)

    Nominations for Board and Advisory positions close 5pm 11th November 2022

    Nomination form

    Link for Tickets

    • 15 December 2022
    • 10:00 AM (AEDT)
    • Online Webinar

    There are now over 1,000 companies owned by employee ownership trusts in the UK, including many professional services firms in fields like architecture. As far as law firms go, there are only a handful that have converted to EOTs in the UK, and none in Australia - yet.  

    In this webinar, we look at the case study of Tapestry Compliance, a UK law firm that became EOT owned two years ago. Jess Mitchell, a consultant for Tapestry, will talk about how it works, the advantages and disadvantages of the EOT model compared to a traditional law firm structure, and Tapestry’s advice for law (or other professional services) firms that may consider employee ownership by trust.

    Luke Geary, partner (NFPs, Human Rights & Social Impact) of large Australian law firm Mills Oakley, will give perspective on the potential for EOTs in law firms in the Australian context, including the barriers and opportunities ahead.
    The webinar will be facilitated by Janna DeVylder, co-founder, principal and director of EOT-owned Australian design firm Meld Studios.

    This webinar will be held on Thursday, 15th December 2022 at 10am (AEDT).

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.

    Link to Register

    • 16 December 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • Online is a not-for-profit virtual business incubator for Australians with disability.  

    On Friday the 16th of December at 11:30am Vannette McLennan, a rehabilitation academic and researcher will be interviewing Dr Gary Allen, CEO DLI of followed by a Q&A session.  The interview will build upon the CEO/co-founder’s short talk at the recent launch of (,

    If you are interested in attending the free online session, please send an email to

    • 22 February 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • Online

    Tea and Buns in February is called How to use Compassion and Curiosity in the workplace.

    Please join us and invite your networks!  Click here for free registration. 

    Event description

    We all know how important it will be to have a year of quality relationships, resilience, healthy teams and workplaces.

    During this Tea and Buns Dr John Barletta will discuss:

    1. the art and science of quality conversations
    2. tools to cultivate compassion and curious enquiry
    3. how to support someone (or yourself) during challenging times. 

    Attend to learn some insights, set some goals and develop your communication skills. 

    Dr John Barletta is a Clinical and Corporate Psychologist, a graduate of QUT, the Style magazine psychology columnist, author, and wellbeing expert. He promotes health and wellness via evidence-based, integrated positive psychology principles. John’s session are interactive, inspirational, fun, and practical.

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