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

Hear from Aboriginal leaders involved in projects which use storying as a way of learning and sharing on how we can place stories at the centre of knowing.

Dawn Bessarab
PANEL – Aboriginal People, Communities, and Storying: A Yarn image
Dr. Michael Wright
Michelle Broun
Millie Penny
Pat Dudgeon
LUNCH AND NETWORKING image
12:15 - 13:00
LUNCH AND NETWORKING
PANEL – State Election Forum image
13:00 - 14:00
PANEL – State Election Forum
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 – Lotterywest image
14:45 - 15:15
PRESENTATION – Lotterywest
PANEL – Crossing Paths: Doers and Donors – Partnerships Arising During COVID image
15:15 - 16:00
PANEL – Crossing Paths: Doers and Donors – Partnerships Arising During COVID

Hear from both sides of successful community sector and corporate partnerships as they showcase their collaborative projects, and discuss issues such as-

  • What factors do corporations consider when investing in community projects?
  • What factors do community organisations consider when approaching corporations for funding?
  • What mechanisms are used to negotiate arrangements, ensure accountability, and measure success?
  • What role do effective partnerships have in shaping future corporate social responsibilities?
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
WELCOME RECEPTION image
16:30 - 18:00
WELCOME RECEPTION
REGISTRATION, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION image
08:00 - 09:00
REGISTRATION, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION
WELCOME TO COUNTRY image
09:00 - 09:10
WELCOME TO COUNTRY
Dr Richard Walley
Millie Penny
Charmaine Pell
WELCOME TO FINDING GROUND image
09:10 - 09:15
WELCOME TO FINDING GROUND
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
INTRODUCTION AND HOUSEKEEPING image
09:25 - 09:30
INTRODUCTION AND HOUSEKEEPING
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Radical Help: In Conversation with Hilary Cottam image
09:30 - 10:00
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Radical Help: In Conversation with Hilary Cottam

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 image
Dr Hilary Cottam OBE
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Thomas Mayor image
10:00 - 10:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Thomas Mayor

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 – 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
ROOM 1
ROOM 2
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.

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 Panel; Activist Panel image
11:30 - 12:30
PANELS – Child Wellbeing Panel; Activist Panel
ROOM 1 ROOM 2
CHILD WELLBEING PANEL

As economic measures alone have proven inadequate to assess the difference public policy and spending makes to the quality of our lives and the health of our communities, the focus has shifted to measuring wellbeing. COVID 19 forced us to focus on what really counts, shifting community attitudes and fostering a desire to build back better, focus on the long-term, and leave no-one behind. However, children and young people were largely overlooked in the crisis.

Our children are our biggest investment in the future, and the critical role of the Early Years in life outcomes is well known. WACOSS recommended a child wellbeing strategy in our recent Community Recovery Plan. Meanwhile New Zealand, Scotland, Iceland and the ACT have all committed to Wellbeing Budgets, and Victoria will do so in 2021. So, what about WA? Child poverty is on the rise here, despite our strong economy, and is directly linked to developmental vulnerability and access to early education and care. How do we build a better way together?

ACTIVIST PANEL

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, outside the political process.

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
ROOM 1
ROOM 2
ROOM 3
ROOM 4
Partnering Authentically – the good, the bad, and the ugly

Presenter: Jude Sorensen

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; Maddy Dyer

WORKSHOP

To Be Announced

OPEN CONVERSATIONS

This session will be an opportunity for delegates to have extended facilitated conversations with this morning’s keynote speakers about their presentation

 

To Be Announced

Stories from young people – their most significant achievements and what assisted these to fruition

Presenter: Andrew Hall

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

Presenter: Renna Gade; Leela James

Activating the Power of Community Potential – Befriend’s journey towards community building

Presenter: Nick Maisey

AFTERNOON TEA, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION image
15:00 - 15:15
AFTERNOON TEA, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION
CONCURRENT PRESENTATIONS – Day One, Session Two image
15:15 - 16:45
CONCURRENT PRESENTATIONS – Day One, Session Two
ROOM 1
ROOM 2
ROOM 3
ROOM 4
Finding Ground in Outcomes Measurement & Impact Measurement Post-COVID

Presenter: Ellie Tighe, Katrina Stratton, Desiree Nangle

Collaboration is key – working together to deliver a new approach to FDV support

Presenter: To be announced

WORKSHOP

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

Presenter: Alison Evans; Melanie Avery

WORKSHOP

To be announced

Understanding our Impact: Outcome measurement in a post-pandemic world

Presenter: Kaitlyn Griggs

Safer pathways for women and children – co-design and collaboration built on trust, understanding and shared outcomes with the focus on wellbeing and safety of families experiencing family and domestic violence

Presenter: Kelda Opperman

 

To be announced

Community led initiatives for Newcomer Multicultural Communities at the forefront of COVID recovery

Presenter: To be announced

2021 COMMUNITY SERVICES EXCELLENCE AWARDS image
17:30 - 20:30
2021 COMMUNITY SERVICES EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Now more than perhaps ever, the outstanding contributions made by the community service sector need recognition. The new challenges we have come to face have made clear our reliance on these services and individuals, as well as the importance of fostering and celebrating them.

The Community Services Excellence Awards – a partnership between the Department of Communities and WACOSS, and supported by Lotterywest – continue to be an indispensable opportunity for the sector to reflect on its achievements, and to commemorate both these and the significant differences made within our communities as a result.

2021 award finalists and winners will be honoured at this presentation ceremony. To read more and register, visit www.cseawards.org.au

REGISTRATION, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION image
08:00 - 09:00
REGISTRATION, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION
INTRODUCTION AND REFLECTIONS image
09:00 - 09:10
INTRODUCTION AND REFLECTIONS
OPENING ADDRESS – Leader of the Opposition Zak Kirkup MLA image
09:10 - 09:20
OPENING ADDRESS – Leader of the Opposition Zak Kirkup MLA
WELCOME TO PLACE image
09:20 - 09:30
WELCOME TO PLACE
Mayor Brad Pettitt
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Lizzie O’Shea image
09:30 - 10:00
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Lizzie O’Shea

Lizzie O’Shea is a lawyer, writer, and broadcaster. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, and Sydney Morning Herald, among others. She was the host of Legal Briefs, for the ABC.

 

Lizzie is a founder and the chair of Digital Rights Watch, which advocates for human rights online. She is an advisor to the board of the National Justice Project, where she established a Copwatch program, which was a recipient of the Davis Projects for Peace Prize. In 2019, Lizzie was named a Human Rights Hero by Access Now.

 

Her book, Future Histories (Verso, 2019), looks at radical social movements from history and applies them to debates we have about technology today. It has been shortlisted for the Premier’s Literary Award.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Lizzie O’Shea image
Lizzie O’Shea
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – To be announced image
10:00 - 10:30
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – To be announced
MORNING TEA, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION image
10:30 - 11:00
MORNING TEA, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION
PLENARY PRESENTATIONS – Amanda Tattersall; Leanne Liddle image
11:00 - 11:30
PLENARY PRESENTATIONS – Amanda Tattersall; Leanne Liddle
ROOM 1
ROOM 2
A REAL DEAL – A RESEARCH-ACTION AGENDA FOR TRANSFORMING AUSTRALIA IN AND BEYOND THE PANDEMIC

AMANDA TATTERSALL

Dr Amanda Tattersall co-founded GetUp.org.au and founded the Sydney Alliance, which brought community organising to Australia. She wrote Power in Coalition and currently hosts the ChangeMakers Podcast that tells stories about social change.

She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Sydney University’s Sydney Policy Lab.

 

LEANNE LIDDLE

Leanne is an Arrernte woman born and raised in Alice Springs, with academic qualifications in Environmental Science, Law and Management. Despite these formal qualifications, Leanne believes her grandmother and great-grandmother were the source of her most important knowledge and learnings because they taught her about traditional land management skills.

She has served in many senior public service roles, including within the Department for Premier and Cabinet as Manager of Food Security for Aboriginal communities in South Australia, and Manager of the APY and West Coast regions of South Australia. She was also the first Aboriginal female police officer in South Australia where she worked as a Senior Constable in remote and Adelaide police stations. Leanne has also worked on the international circuit including for the United Nations in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO.

Since returning to Darwin, Leanne has worked as the Senior Policy Advisor for the Northern Land Council and the Principal Legal Policy Officer in the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice. Leanne is now the Director of the Aboriginal Justice Unit where she is working with a small team to deliver the first NT Aboriginal Justice Agreement.

 

PLENARY PRESENTATIONS – Amanda Tattersall; Leanne Liddle image
Amanda Tattersall
Director of the Sydney Alliance, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Unions NSW, and Honorary Associate, Work and Organizational Studies, University of Sydney
PLENARY PRESENTATIONS – Amanda Tattersall; Leanne Liddle image
Leanne Liddle
PITCH PRESENTATIONS image
11:30 - 12:30
PITCH PRESENTATIONS

A lively and dynamic session where presenters “pitch” an innovative idea to a panel of executive representatives from funding bodies. This idea may be a hypothetical proposal yet to be implemented, or a pilot in the early stages of being trialed. Panel members will then provide feedback in-session on the investment potential of each five-minute pitch presentation.

ROOM 1
ROOM 2
PITCH PRESENTATIONS

  • Arts on Prescription – Deborah Pearson
  • Making tobacco a priority across the community services sector – Zainab Zaki
  • Living and Learning Centre (LLC) Pilot – Nicole Jolly
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital Community Link Booth – Antonella Segre
  • Instructions for a more caring society – Boaz Shearer
  • Care Opinion 2020 – Pip Brennan
  • The Beauty and Power of Urban Permaculture Food Forrests – James Patton

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Adam Levin, Jackson MacDonald (Chair)
  • Susan Hunt, Lotterywest
  • Kate Ingham, Department of Finance
PITCH PRESENTATIONS

  • Harakeke Initiative – Daniella Radaelli
  • Creating a Sustainable Housing System – Iain Shields
  • Drumbeat – Mario Gomes
  • Mortgage Mates – Buy a home in half the time
  • Suicide Bereavement Support – Share and Care
  • Connecting Aboriginal Children with Community – Christine Dimovich

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Penny Kennedy, Department of Education (Chair)
  • Lorna Pritchard, Lotterywest
  • Learne Durrington, WAPHA

 

LUNCH, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION image
12:30 - 13:30
LUNCH, NETWORKING, AND EXHIBITION
CONCURRENT PRESENTATIONS – Day Two image
13:30 - 15:00
CONCURRENT PRESENTATIONS – Day Two
ROOM 1
ROOM 2
ROOM 3
ROOM 4
 

To be announced

 

 

To be announced

 

WORKSHOP

Community Connectors

Presenter: Amanda Hunt; Michael Piu; Antonella Segre; Kate Chaney

OPEN CONVERSATIONS

This session will be an opportunity for delegates to have extended facilitated conversations with this morning’s keynote speakers about their presentations

What are the pathways in and out of hardship? – 100 Families Key Findings and Next Steps

Presenter: 100 Families

 

 

To be announced

 

Ethical Governance in Services – Moving Beyond Clinical Governance

Presenter: Adrian Munro

 

Foundation Food

Presenter: Abby Phillis

 

PANEL – Hypothetical Panel image
15:15 - 16:00
PANEL – Hypothetical Panel

In this fun and entertaining session, panel members are presented with a hypothetical scenario and issued questions, with the scenario’s narrative, challenges, and opportunities evolving as the session progresses.

PANEL MEMBERS

  • Simon Bailey Counsel Communications (Chair)
  • Jodi Cant
  • Justine Colyer
  • Gordon Trewern
  • Jonathon Ford
  • Louise Giolitto
  • Alistair Jones

 

CLOSING PRESENTATION – The Road Ahead: Visions from Young People image
16:00 - 16:30
CLOSING PRESENTATION – The Road Ahead: Visions from Young People

This panel invites a range of inspiring and prescient young people to galvanize and embolden delegates by sharing their ideas, accompanied with a single, resonant image of their choice, for how we can best walk together into the future that we need.

CONFERENCE CLOSE image
16:30 - 16:45
CONFERENCE CLOSE
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