The full program for Finding Ground, including presenter bios and presentation abstracts, can be navigated below.

 

If you would like an at-a-glance overview of the program, you can view the Pocket Program here.

Networking Day
2021-02-22
Day One
2021-02-23
Day Two
2021-02-24
REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING image
09:30 - 10:30
REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING
WELCOME TO COUNTRY image
10:30 - 10:40
WELCOME TO COUNTRY
Millie Penny
WELCOME TO NETWORKING DAY image
10:40 - 10:45
WELCOME TO NETWORKING DAY
WELCOME TO NETWORKING DAY image
Louise Giolitto
CEO at WACOSS
PANEL – Aboriginal People, Communities, and Storying: A Yarn image
10:45 - 12:15
PANEL – Aboriginal People, Communities, and Storying: A Yarn

The oral traditions of Aboriginal people have ensured knowledges and wisdoms have been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years, and the survival of the longest living cultures on earth.

This yarning circle will create an opportunity to engage with Aboriginal leaders who will share their thoughts and experiences about how storying is placed at the centre of Aboriginal knowing and doing, as well as it’s role in truth-telling and providing opportunities for reconciliation.

Storying can inform what we know, how we learn and apply to what we do, and is integral to cultural practice. Please be aware that some of the information discussed will be sensitive-and include stories related to Stolen Generations, Deaths in Custody and massacre.

The short film being shown is rated MA.

Dawn Bessarab
PANEL – Aboriginal People, Communities, and Storying: A Yarn image
Dr. Michael Wright
PANEL – Aboriginal People, Communities, and Storying: A Yarn image
Michelle Broun
Millie Penny
Pat Dudgeon
Kim Scott
LUNCH AND NETWORKING image
12:15 - 13:00
LUNCH AND NETWORKING
PANEL – State Election Forum image
13:00 - 14:00
PANEL – State Election Forum
Hon Simone McGurk MLA
Hon Alison Xamon MLC
Mr Tony Krsticevic MLA
Mr Shane Love MLA
Q&A – State Election Forum image
14:00 - 14:30
Q&A – State Election Forum
AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING image
14:30 - 14:45
AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING
PRESENTATION – Five Lessons as a Grant Maker During COVID-19 image
14:45 - 15:15
PRESENTATION – Five Lessons as a Grant Maker During COVID-19
Angela Vurens van Es
Mhairi Cowden
PANEL – Doers and Donors – Partnerships Arising During COVID image
15:15 - 16:00
PANEL – Doers and Donors – Partnerships Arising During COVID

Hear from both sides of partnerships between not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, that have resulted in improved outcomes for the community.

Members from the community and corporate sectors will showcase a range of collaborative projects in a panel presentation. They will tell us what they did, how they did it and what they achieved. As well as the successes this will include some of the potential conflicts and challenges to be navigated in these relationships, and how accountability and measures of success are negotiated.

This conversation will be important for all of us as we consider – what role do effective partnerships have in shaping future corporate social responsibilities?

 

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Danae Gibson, RTRFM (Chair)
  • The Library Project in Fremantle – Michael Piu (St Pat’s) and Michelle Brennand (City of Fremantle)
  • Food Security & Supporting The Vulnerable in Hedland– Kelly Howlett (Bloodwood Tree Association) and Krystal Mulligan (BHP)
  • Place-based Covid community support in Outer Peel & Upper South West – Philippa Boldy (Anglicare) and Suellen Jerrad (Alcoa)
  • FDV Support During the Pandemic in SW – Kedy Kristal (Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing) and Michael Mulholland (Newmont)
Danae Gibson
Michael Piu
Beverly Bone
PANEL – Doers and Donors – Partnerships Arising During COVID image
Kelly Howlett
Krystal Mulligan
Kedy Kristal
Michael Mulholland
Philippa Boldy
Suellen Jerrad
Q&A – Lotterywest and Crossing Paths image
16:00 - 16:25
Q&A – Lotterywest and Crossing Paths
CONCLUSIONS AND CLOSE image
16:25 - 16:30
CONCLUSIONS AND CLOSE
REGISTRATION, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION image
08:00 - 09:00
REGISTRATION, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION
WELCOME TO COUNTRY image
09:00 - 09:10
WELCOME TO COUNTRY

SOUTHERN CROSS GALA BALLROOM

Millie Penny
Charmaine Pell
WELCOME TO FINDING GROUND image
09:10 - 09:15
WELCOME TO FINDING GROUND

SOUTHERN CROSS GALA BALLROOM

WELCOME TO FINDING GROUND image
Debra Zanella
President at WACOSS
OPENING ADDRESS – Deputy Premier Roger Cook MLA image
09:15 - 09:25
OPENING ADDRESS – Deputy Premier Roger Cook MLA

SOUTHERN CROSS GALA BALLROOM

INTRODUCTION AND HOUSEKEEPING image
09:25 - 09:30
INTRODUCTION AND HOUSEKEEPING

SOUTHERN CROSS GALA BALLROOM

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – RADICAL HELP: IN CONVERSATION WITH HILARY COTTAM – Hilary Cottam image
09:30 - 10:00
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – RADICAL HELP: IN CONVERSATION WITH HILARY COTTAM – Hilary Cottam

SOUTHERN CROSS GALA BALLROOM

 

Dr Hilary Cottam OBE joins Mark Glasson (Anglicare WA CEO) and Debra Zanella (Ruah CEO and WACOSS President) for a digitally facilitated conversation.

 

Hilary is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur working with communities and governments around the world to design collaborative, affordable solutions to big social challenges. Innovations include new approaches to employment, care, ageing and chronic health conditions. Transformation is achieved through an emphasis on human relationships supported by technology.

 

Hilary’s current work focuses on the need for a ‘fifth social revolution’: to enable widespread flourishing in this century as work, society and our economies go through deep structural change.

 

Hilary’s book Radical Help on the future of welfare was published to widespread acclaim in June 2018 by Little Brown UK. Her TED talk on the future of social systems has had over 750,000 views.

 

This Keynote Presentation is generously sponsored by Anglicare WA.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – RADICAL HELP: IN CONVERSATION WITH HILARY COTTAM – Hilary Cottam image
Dr Hilary Cottam OBE
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – RADICAL HELP: IN CONVERSATION WITH HILARY COTTAM – Hilary Cottam image
Debra Zanella
President at WACOSS
Mark Glasson
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – CHANGING THE NATION – HOW, AND RIGHT NOW: AN IMMEDIATE ACTION FOR THE ULURU STATEMENT – Thomas Mayor image
10:00 - 10:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – CHANGING THE NATION – HOW, AND RIGHT NOW: AN IMMEDIATE ACTION FOR THE ULURU STATEMENT – Thomas Mayor

SOUTHERN CROSS GALA BALLROOM

 

Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander who was born and raised on Larrakia Land in Darwin. He was a wharfie for sixteen years before becoming an official of his union.

 

In 2017 he attended the Darwin Regional Constitutional Dialogue, where he was elected to represent the region at the Uluru National Constitutional Convention.

 

Since the overwhelming endorsement of the Uluru Statement at Uluru, Thomas has tirelessly advocated for the proposals in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and is the author of ‘Finding the Heart of the Nation – the journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth’, published by Hardie Grant. His book tells his story, the story of the Uluru Statement, and features some of the remarkable Indigenous people that he met on his campaigning journey. A children’s version of the book will be published in June 2020.

 

This Keynote Presentation is generously sponsored by Uniting WA.

 

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – CHANGING THE NATION – HOW, AND RIGHT NOW: AN IMMEDIATE ACTION FOR THE ULURU STATEMENT – Thomas Mayor image
Thomas Mayor
MORNING TEA, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION image
10:30 - 11:00
MORNING TEA, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION
PLENARY PRESENTATIONS – John Falzon; Naomi Godden image
11:00 - 11:30
PLENARY PRESENTATIONS – John Falzon; Naomi Godden
SIRIUS
ISLAND SUITE
A FAIR CRACK AT HAPPINESS

JOHN FALZON

Dr John Falzon is Senior Fellow, Inequality and Social Justice at Per Capita, a progressive policy think tank. He is a sociologist, poet and social justice advocate and was national CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society from 2006 to 2018. He has written and spoken widely on neoliberalism and the structural causes of inequality.

CLIMATE CHANGE, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND THE COMMUNITY SECTOR

NAOMI GODDEN

Dr Naomi Godden is a Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University, focusing on community action for climate justice. She collaborates with communities and civil society organisations to undertake Feminist Participatory Action Research to understand the intersections of climate change, social justice and human rights, and develop and implement community-led actions for social change.

 

PLENARY PRESENTATIONS – John Falzon; Naomi Godden image
John Falzon
PLENARY PRESENTATIONS – John Falzon; Naomi Godden image
Naomi Godden
PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change image
11:30 - 12:30
PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change
SIRIUS ISLAND SUITE
Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change
Recent global efforts have focused on child wellbeing to better coordinate early child development. Our panel asks – what should we do to halt rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA to build a brighter future?

 

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Chris Twomey (Chair)
  • Colin Pettit
  • Madeleine McLeod
  • Glenda Kickett
  • Karina Chicote
  • Tina Holtom
Panel members will discuss activism from the wide range of approaches that exist, with a particular focus on how the community service sector can effectively mobilise people to create change from the ground up, in addition to parliamentary process.

 

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Sophie Stewart (Chair)
  • Emma Gibbens
  • Dr Sky Croeser
  • Rebecca Doyle
  • Justin Alford
  • Caitlin Smith
  • Marziya Mohammedali

 

PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change image
Chris Twomey
PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change image
Colin Pettit
Glenda Kickett
PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change image
Karina Chicote
PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change image
Tina Holtom
Sophie Stewart
PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change image
Emma Gibbens
PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change image
Dr Sky Croeser
PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change image
Rebecca Doyle
Caitlin Smith
PANELS – Child Wellbeing – Halting rising child poverty and developmental vulnerability in WA; The Breadth of Activism – A range of perspectives and approaches to mobilise and create change image
Justin Alford
Marziya Mohammedali
Madeleine McLeod
LUNCH, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION image
12:30 - 13:30
LUNCH, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION
CONCURRENT PRESENTATIONS – Day One, Session One image
13:30 - 15:00
CONCURRENT PRESENTATIONS – Day One, Session One
ORION
INDIAN OCEAN
CARNAC/GARDEN
SIRIUS
ROTTNEST
Unique approaches in trauma recovery – A panel

Presenter: Michael Berry (Chair); Louise Lamont; Emily Carter, Sue Thomas; Kathy Mokaraka

View abstract here

Not for us without us – A case study of co-design of a new youth outreach mental health service for Perth

Presenter: Joni Sercombe; Nikki Peapell; Elle Gelok 

View abstract here

WORKSHOP

Collaborating for Gender Equity – The Road to Recovery Must be Gender Responsive

Presenter: Dr Alison Evans; Melanie Every

View abstract here

WORKSHOP

Community Connectors

Presenter: Amanda Hunt; Kate Chaney; Michael Piu

View abstract here

OPEN CONVERSATIONS

Extended facilitated conversations with this morning’s keynote speakers about their presentation

 

Debra Zanella and Mark Glasson facilitate discussion on Hilary Cottam’s keynote presentation 

Partnerships to challenge poverty – A co-design approach to partnering with lived experience

Presenter: Renna Gayde; Leela James

View abstract here

Transformative Evaluation – Listening Deeply to Young People’s Stories

Presenter: Andrew Hall; Zoe Iveson; Rachel Marsh

View abstract here

Discussion with Thomas Mayor
Partnering Authentically – The good, the bad, and the ugly

Presenter: Jude Sorensen; Selena O’Meara; Rowena Mouda

View abstract here

Activating the Power of Community Potential

Presenter: Nick Maisey

View abstract here

Discussion with Dr John Falzon

Discussion with Dr Naomi Godden

CONCURRENT PRESENTATIONS – Day One, Session One image
Michael Berry
Louise Lamont