A Culture of Learning

Oct 17-18, 2019


CLEAA Conference Sydney Oct 17-18, 2019

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the annual CLEAA Conference, to be held at the NSW Bar Association, Sydney on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 October 2019.

This year's Conference theme is: A Culture of Learning


The Annual Event for Professional Development Professionals (PDPs) 

Once again, CLEAA’s 2019 value-packed program promises to deliver something to please all stakeholders in legal education. CLEAA’s central theme this year is the importance of a healthy culture both in the learning sphere and in the workplace.  

As always, the Conference will showcase what’s new in the world of CPD and offer you multiple opportunities to learn new techniques to add to your toolkit and return to the office with new skills.

Whether you are looking for inspiration, fresh ideas, professional enhancement or simply to connect with like-minded peers, CLEAA’s 2019 National Conference has something to offer you. 


Speakers and topics include:

  • Professor Frank H Wu, William L. Prosser Distinguished Professor of Law, Hastings College of the Law will join us by video link from the University of California to discuss CPD in the context of developing cultural competence.

  • Joydeep Hor, Founder and Managing Principal, People + Culture Strategies will discuss workplace culture, culture audits and the importance of diversity.

  • Dr Michael McNamara, Flinders University Faculty of Law, will look at approaches to supervision in legal practice.

  • Associate Professor Chantal Morton, Melbourne University will facilitate “A New CPD Cookbook” - a session looking at innovative CPD formats for today’s learner.

  • Sue-Ella Prodonovich, a specialist in professional advisory services to lawyers, will facilitate a panel discussion whether firms/legal profession has a "learning culture" and how supervision fits into this. Panelists include Odile Shepherd, People + Culture Director, Wotton + Kearney and Rachel Setti, Organizational Psychologist.

  • Kylie Nomchong SC, Barrister-at-Law, Denman Chambers will look at the role of CPD in assisting cultural change in the workplace, including dealing with bullying and harassment.

  • Ann-Maree David, Executive Director, College of Law Queensland, one of CLEAA’s most tech-savvy members will share favourite software, hardware, apps, gadgets, utilities, and websites. Laptop or desktop, phone or tablet, office or home, these choices will help you be more productive; work better, faster, cheaper; or otherwise help to take some of the stress out of their day.

  • Dangerous Ideas in CPD – What’s the next Big Idea? Natalie Wieland, Founder and Head of Product, VidVersity, and Anna Hinder, Searl Street Consulting together with you– the audience– will canvass innovative and emerging ideas expected to influence CPD in the future.

As always, the conference will offer more than the sum of its sessions.  CLEAA Conferences provide delegates with a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate and form rewarding career-long relationships with others who have similar interests and role functions.  This is commonly cited as one of the greatest value-adds at CLEAA Annual Conferences.


Who we are 

The Continuing Legal Education Association of Australasia (CLEAA) is an association of people from Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Hong Kong and other countries in the South East Asian and South Pacific regions who are involved in the provision of continuing legal education and professional development to the legal profession.


Who should come?

  • Learning and development providers working with legal firms
  • Providers of legal professional development
  • Legal project managers
  • CPD program specialists, trainers and conference producers
  • Legal educators in universities and judicial colleges
  • Providers of online education
  • Marketing professionals working in the CPD area
  • ...anyone with an interest in continuing professional development for lawyers!

View Conference Program

Registration Fees

Standard: $395*
Members: $320
Non-members: $450
Conference Dinner: $110

(*includes membership of CLEAA for the current financial year)
Please note: All registration fees are GST-free.

For registration enquiries, please contact the CLEAA Secretariat via our contact page.