1 May 2018 10.30am – 4.30pm
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Community Sector Networking Day is held the day prior to the launch of the conference. The Networking Day is a chance for the sector to come together to discuss key policies and issues impacting services in WA, and consider ways to address these. This event is offered free to community service organisations attending the conference. To register for the Networking Day only click on the button below.
The day will begin with a session from Common Cause on values based community engagement presented by Mark Chenery. We will explore how values and frames work, why they matter, and what a values-based approach to community engagement means for individuals, organisations and movements seeking to create a more just, sustainable and democratic world. For more information click here.
Presenters will give an overview of some of the changes currently being implemented across government and engage in a dialogue with the sector about these, through questions and answers, as well as comment.
- Services Priority Review – Michelle Andrews, Deputy Director General, Department Premier & Cabinet
- Sustainable Health Review – Dr Hannah Seymour, Medical Director, Department of Health
- People, Place, Home – Grahame Searle, Director General, Department of Communities
- Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations – Daniel Morrison, CEO, Wungening
- Community Service Sector – Louise Giolitto, CEO, WACOSS
- National Disability Insurance Scheme – Julie Waylen, CEO, NDS
- Delivering Community Services in Partnership – Steven Hill, Assistant Director, Funding and Contracting Services
- Supporting Communities Forum – Michelle Scott, Chair
An overview and sector consultation from the Government’s Supporting Communities Forum.
The Forum was established in late 2017 to bring government and non-government leaders together, to provide advice on implementation of the Supporting Communities Policy initiatives. The Forum will focus on a range of priority issues including collaborative best practice and ways in which service barriers can be overcome, community services procurement, working to support the government’s commitment to strengthen data sharing and linkage and development of an outcomes framework for community services. Michelle Scott and Helen Creed will lead this session, as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the Forum. For more information click here.