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2019 Award for Excellence in the field of Marriage and Relationship Education

We are pleased to yet again be presenting the MAREAA Award for Excellence for outstanding or exceptional service or contribution in the field of marriage and relationship education. The award will be presented during the MAREAA National Conference 2019.

This award recognises outstanding or exceptional service or contribution to marriage and relationship education.  Recipients may be an individual, team, or program.

It seeks to recognise those who meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • demonstrated excellent, consistent and innovative service to the field
  • provided continuous outstanding service to the field
  • implemented an outstanding or novel initiative
  • made significant improvements to the content or process of relationship education
  • shown a commitment to the ongoing development of the profession
  • shown dedication to the support and encouragement of others in the field

Nominations for the Award for Excellence close Friday 26th July.

Please join us for the AGM, Award for Excellence, the national conference, or all three.

  1. Establishment

The MAREAA Annual Award for outstanding or exceptional service or contribution in the field of marriage and relationship education was established in 2013 to acknowledge and reward the contributions of an individual, team or program.

  • 2. Selection process
  • A selection panel comprising members of the MAREAA National Executive and MAREAA members will consider the nominations and make a decision as to the winning nominee based on the selection criteria. If a member of the selection panel is nominated, they will absent themselves from the selection process and be replaced by another MAREAA National Executive member or MAREAA member.

  • 3. Nomination process
  • Please start considering who you wish to nominate for this outstanding award and submit your nomination to the National Secretary. Nomination forms and the Terms of Reference can be found here:

    Nominations must be co-signed by a second nominator, set out the reasons for the nomination and include a signed, brief supporting statement.

    Closing date for nominations for the Award for Excellence is Friday 26th July.

    Nominations to be sent to: secretary@mareaa.asn.au

    Kind regards,
    Amanda Lambros
    Vice President
    MAREAA National Committee

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    Victoria State Conference and National AGM, Saturday August 4, 2018 East Melbourne

    AMANDA LAMBROS PRESENTING: Daring to be Vulnerable to be Brave and From the Bedroom and Beyond

    Daring to be Vulnerable to be Brave (Brene Brown Session)

    How does your ability to be vulnerable impact on you and those you work with? Have you taken the time to reflect on how bravery helps or hinders you? Would you be willing to take steps towards being more daring in life, work and relationships? If so, how will this impact what you do going forward? By drawing upon the research of Brene Brown, this is an interactive workshop which will get you thinking about vulnerability, bravery and daring. How these impact you personally and how they have the ability to impact on the people you work with. If you don’t know anything about Brene Brown, that’s fine, this workshop will include video clips and an activity workbook.

    From the Bedroom and Beyond (Intimacy Session)

    OMG – There’s a Sexologist in the room! This light-hearted and interactive workshop will have you question what you know about intimacy and sexuality and how to help couples grow in this space to engage in the most fulfilling, sexually healthy relationship possible. A workbook with activities to help you define and reflect on the concept of intimacy, with suggested activities for those you work with will be provided. Come with an open mind and a willingness to question, question, question.

    Conference Program

    9.00am Registration
    9.30am Welcome and opening
    10.00am Morning session (including morning tea)
    12.30pm Lunch
    1.30pm Afternoon session (including afternoon tea)
    4.15pm Summary and evaluation
    4.30pm MAREAA AGM
    Wine and cheese

    Book here: https://mareaa.asn.au/events/victorian-branch-state-conference-2018/

    Parking:

    Limited parking is available. Enter off Lansdowne Street.
    The venue is in close proximity to Parliament Station and trams.
    (refer to Melway Map 44 A7). Conference entry from car park.

    Bookshop:

    An excellent range of books and resources will be available for purchase at the conference courtesy of ‘St Luke’s Innovative resources’ bookshop.

    An opportunity not to be missed!

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    2017 AGM notice to members

    The MAREAA National Committee would like to invite all current, past and potential members and supporters to the Marriage and Relationship Educators’ Association of Australia 23rd Annual General Meeting, to be held on Wednesday November 22 2017, 5.30pm AEDT at the location of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    The National Committee is delighted to be holding the AGM as part of the Marriage and Relationship Educators’ National Conference once again.

    Please find the following 23rd AGM 2017 documents attached:

    Any apologies, committee member nomination and proxy forms can be sent to the MAREAA National Committee Secretary at secretary@psc.edu.au/mareaa_wp (proxy forms may also be handed to the President just prior to the start of the AGM).

    As formally adopted in 2014, under the new constitution (Model Rules) each year all national committee members step down and may be nominated for re-election. Please consider who you would wish to see on the National Management Committee and submit your nomination.

    In addition to nominated committee members, the national management committee is also made up of state and territory Branch Representatives. Could all branches please notify the Secretary of who they will appoint as Branch Representative for the coming year. The notification may be a short email to be received by Friday 27th October.

    The National Committee has worked tirelessly to be able to hold a national conference this year. You may have already seen the line-up of exceptional keynote speakers. This year, as for the MARENC 2014, the conference is being held in partnership with the Family Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) conference. The joint plenary session one includes two highly esteemed Australian women:

    • Dr Angela Donkin – Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity
    • Professor Kerry Arabena – Chair for Indigenous Health and Director of the Indigenous Health Equity Unit at The University of Melbourne. A descendent of the Meriam people from the Torres Strait

    The national committee is pleased to highlight the following MARENC keynote speakers:

    • Harry Benson – arguably Britain’s leading champion for marriage. His research findings for the Marriage Foundation are routinely cited in the media and by politicians
    • Chloe Shorten – Australian corporate affairs specialist, a member of the Burnett Institute‘s Engagement Committee and Strategic Advisor for their Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program, and wife of Opposition leader Bill Shorten
    • Timothy O’Leary –  author, therapist and educator, featured on the Hay House World Summit.

    Early bird registrations are now closed. Click here to register for this very exciting educators’ conference.

    Register Now

    Wait there’s more! We are pleased to yet again be presenting the MAREAA Award for Excellence; for outstanding or exceptional service or contribution in the field of marriage and relationship education. The award will be presented during the two day conference.

    Please start considering who you wish to nominate for this outstanding award and submit your nomination to the National Secretary. Nomination forms and the Terms of Reference can be found here:

    Nominations for the Award for Excellence close Friday 27th October.

    Please join us for the AGM, Award for Excellence, the national conference, or all three.

    Kind regards,
    Rebecca Lowe
    Secretary
    MAREAA National Committee