Member CPD Events


TUE 5 MAR 2019

What Time?

Live Webcast : 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM AEST

Face-to-face: 7.30 PM-9.30 PM (Dinner served prior) 


ONLINE- Register below

FACE-TO-FACE- Optometry Victoria, 1st Floor, 28 Drummond St, Carlton Vic. 


About the Webcast

Optometry Australia and Optometry Victoria present a new live webcast titled:

Flexible working for optometrists.

This free member-only event will be held on Tuesday 5th March, 2019 at 8.00pm AEST.

Face to face attendees are welcome to come along from 7.30 pm for dinner and drinks prior to the webcast. 

Those who attend the webcast will be able to self-record 1 CPD point (non-clinical) via the Member Portal.

Founder of Flexible Working Day and CEO of FlexAgility, Vanessa Vanderhoek, will explore the benefits and opportunities for optometrists in an ever-changing working environment. Vanessa will look to assist optometrists in considering how their personal and professional lives interlink and how to find the best balance for them. 


Mr Simon Hanna – Optometry Australia’s Professional Development and Clinical Policy Manager

Speaker: Vanessa Vanderhoek

Vanessa Vanderhoek is the CEO of FlexAgility, a boutique consultancy supporting organisations to adapt quickly and easily to meet opportunities in the ever-changing world.

Based on her experience in executive roles for 10 years and managing geographically dispersed (flexible and agile) teams, Vanessa has witnessed firsthand the productivity benefits for business, and how it drives the attraction and retention of top talent.

Over the course of her career personally adopted many different types of flexible work, including fly-in-fly-out, remote working and compressed hours to name a few. Some flexible work arrangements were due to the nature of her roles, while many others were adopted by Vanessa as a choice for her personal and family life, and health and wellbeing.

"Working flexibly improves my productivity. As an employee, this was a direct result of being entrusted to work effectively and efficiently in a style that best suited me. My employers’ investment in me as a person meant that I, in turn, invested in them and strived to achieve more. It has paid great dividends."

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and is a qualified trainer. She is the proud founder of Flexible Working Day.

Register for the online webcast here 

Register for the Face-to-face webcast here