2015 National Conference

Leaving No One Behind 2015

The Anglicare Australia 2015 National Conference was held in in QT Canberra from 13-16 September.

The 2015 theme - Leaving No On Behind - allowed us to explore the themes of disadvantage in our community, and the resilience of spirit and hope in those we work with and to dream of a society where no one is left behind.

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTERS
 

DR ANDREW LEIGH

Invisible Australians: putting a spotlight on poverty

Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fraser in the ACT. Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. Andrew holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Law and Arts. Andrew’s books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013) and The Economics of Just About Everything (2014). He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1991.

 

DR DELWYN GOODRICK

Leaving no one behind. How will we know?

Delwyn Goodrick is an experienced research and program evaluation consultant with a PhD specialising in program evaluation. She undertakes program evaluations for Government agencies and facilitates training on program evaluation and social research, program logic and program theory, and values mapping. Delwyn has worked in the academic, government and community sector in a range of research and evaluation roles. She currently maintains her own consultancy in program evaluation and has a keen interest in organisational capacity in evaluation.

 

DR BRENDAN NELSON

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Dr Brendan Nelson commenced as Director of the Australian War Memorial in 2012. Prior to this, he was the Australian Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Union and NATO (2009–12). In 1996 Brendan was elected to the Federal Parliament of Australia and retired from federal politics before taking up his ambassadorial appointment. In addition to being Director of the Australian War Memorial, Brendan is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at ANU; a member of the Chief Scientist’s Advisory Council; a member of the Board of Presidents for the US National World War Two Museum; Patron of Lifeline ACT; Patron of Trish MS Research; Patron of the Weary Dunlop Foundation and a member of the Board of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.

 

DR KAREN HITCHCOCK

Karen’s Quarterly Essay Dear Life was available for sale at the conference. If you missed out on purchasing a copy, you can still buy one online with free postage.

Karen Hitchcock is a staff specialist in acute and general medicine at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. She holds a PhD in Literature and is an award-winning writer of fiction and medical essays. Karen's Quarterly Essay Dear Life: On caring for the elderly was published in 2015. She writes a monthly column - The Medicine - for the Monthly magazine. Her collection of short stories, Little White Slips, won the 2010 Queensland Premier’s Steele-Rudd award and was short-listed in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the Dobbie Award for women writers.

 

EMERITUS PROFESSOR DOROTHY SCOTT OAM

Hope and Vision: the heart of community service

Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott OAM was the Foundation Chair in Child Protection and the Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia between 2005 and 2010. Before taking up the appointment in 2005 she was the Head of the School of Social Work at the University of Melbourne, and prior to that, Executive Director of the Ian Potter Foundation, one of Australia's largest philanthropic trusts.

 

RUSSELL TAYLOR AM

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Russell Taylor AM has been the Principal (Chief Executive Officer) at AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) in Canberra since March 2009. In 2015 Russell was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, in recognition for his significant service to the community as a cultural leader and public sector executive in the field in Indigenous affairs. Russell’s career includes more than 20 years in various public sector Senior Executive Service positions, including terms with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, the Aboriginal Development Commission and previously as Principal at AIATSIS (1997 - 2003).

 

John Roffey Lecture

RIGHT REVEREND PROFESSOR STEPHEN PICKARD

At the Third Altar: Caring for the Treasures of the World

Bishop Stephen Pickard is the Executive Director of The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, and Professor of Theology at Charles Sturt University, Canberra, Australia. He is also an Assistant Bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Canberra & Gouburn. His teaching, writing and research is in the area of ecclesiology, ministry, mission and culture; most recently Seeking the Church: An Introduction to Ecclesiology (SCM, 2012). He is Chair of the Ministry Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia; and Deputy Chair of The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Inter-Anglican Standing Committee on Unity, Faith and Order.

 

MASTERCLASSES

Making Partnerships Work | Stuart Waters, Twyfords Consulting

The world is changing for the community sector. Funding models are shifting, service design and delivery is transforming into a collaborative activity, and the old certainties are evaporating. In this context, effective partnering is a critical success factor for the sector of the future.
This Masterclass is designed for anyone involved in setting up and working in partnerships, such as mergers, joint operations, or working closely with communities to co-design and deliver services.
Intended outcomes of the Masterclass are an understanding of why collaboration is so important in the contemporary environment, what good collaboration looks like and what it takes to unlock the power of effective partnerships.
Stuart Waters is a coach, advisor and facilitator at Twyfords Consulting, with specialist skills in the area of collaborative governance. Stuart supports clients across the government and community sectors to build their ‘collaborative muscle’ in order to stay relevant and creative in the modern environment. He is a co-author of a number of books on collaboration and a highly experienced trainer and facilitator. As part of the Twyfords team he has co-developed Twyfords’ widely recognized Power of Co collaborative pathway.

 

Protecting vulnerable children | Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott

Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott OAM was the Foundation Chair in Child Protection and the Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia between 2005 and 2010. Before taking up the appointment in 2005 she was the Head of the School of Social Work at the University of Melbourne, and prior to that, Executive Director of the Ian Potter Foundation, one of Australia's largest philanthropic trusts.

 

Presentations and Workshops

Monday 14 September 2015  |  11.30am – 1.00pm

Designing a community based research project
Dr Ian Goodwin-Smith, Australian Centre for Community Services Research, Flinders University

 
Evaluating community based programs- tools and tips
Dr Delwyn Goodrick, research and program evaluation consultant

 
How do we ensure that our future sustainable selves represent our core values – COMPASSION, INCLUSION and FAIRNESS, and our core consumer base do not get left behind in the current era of SERVICE EVOLUTION?
Presentation notes - Joanne Hackett, Manager, Home Care North & East, AnglicareSA

 
Future Steps – preparing to leave care
June Wilke, Education Coordinator and Case Work Team Leader, CASPA
 

Transitions to Leaving Care. A Pilot Program
Rachael Atkinson, OOHC Business Manager, Katie Barry, OOHC Residential Specialist and Cassandra McNamara, Transition to Leaving Care Coordinator, St Saviours, Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

 
Living a life value
Paul Brophy, Manager, Sambell Lodge (Brotherhood of St Laurence) and Graeme Doyle, Sambell Lodge resident
 

Losing my religion – generational change and spiritual care of clients
The Rev’d Ken Bechaz, Staff Support chaplain, Peter Burke, Director, Mission and Anglican Community Engagement and Elayne Nicholson, Manager, Ian George Court, AnglicareSA

 
Fitness for the Forces – the revolution of fitness, career development and young people’s passion
Amy Gascoigne, Youth Engagement and Program Development Coordinator, Anglicare SA; Julian Brown, teacher, Community Learning Centre, Northern Adelaide Senior College; and two young Fitness for the Forces participants

 
The Bean Counter
Kylie van-Alphen, St John’s Youth Services

 
Tuesday 15 September 2015  |  11.15am – 12.45pm

Aussie Best Practice/Share the Knowledge Internationally
Keith Martin, General Manager, International Services, EPIC International

 
From reaction to a vision and a plan
Heni Meke, Director, Anglicare Papua New Guinea
 

Pastoral Care Services – Stepping out into Home Care and beyond...
Pam Storey, Senior Pastoral Care Practitioner, Benetas
 

From Concept, Design to Delivery – Lessons Learnt in Commissioning a Memory Support Unit
Elayne Nicholson, Manager, Ian George Court, AnglicareSA


Moral Injury: Pastoral Care in the Badlands beyond Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Professor Bruce A Stevens holds the Wicking Chair of Ageing and Practical Theology at CSU and is Director of CAPS. He is a clinical and forensic psychologist who has treated veterans for 25 years. He was ordained in the Anglican Church and has served in honorary roles in recent years.
Moral Injury article
 

Dealing with vulnerable and disadvantaged clients
Phillip Powell, Financial Counselling Practice Supervisor, Anglicare Tasmania

 
AnglicareWA Community Perceptions Survey: Public Housing and Homelessness
Ian Carter, AnglicareWA CEO and Desiree Nangle, Research and Evaluation Manager, AnglicareWA

 
Dialogues on the homelessness experience – single older women
Sue King, Director of Advocacy & Research and Zoe Paleologos, Policy Officer, Social Policy & Research, Anglicare Sydney and Penny Leemhuis, Social Justice Advocate and Woman of Spirit Award 2014

 
Client to customer – does purchasing power really lead to choice and control?
Kimberley Dillon, Project Manager, Disability Transition, Anglicare Southern Queensland

 
Disability support lost without literacy
Damian Le Goullon, A Place to Belong, Anglicare Southern Queensland

 
Tuesday 15 September 2015  |  1.45pm – 3.15pm

Share the Benefit
The Ven Jan Crombie, Archdeacon, Parish Partnerships, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Revd Dr Andrew Ford, Director, Pastoral Care and Mission Development, Anglicare Sydney and Revd Ian Coutts, General Manager, Church and Community Development, Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

 
Building a Resilient Workforce: Vicarious Trauma, Burn-out & Self-Care
Luke Roberts, Senior Practitioner, Children and Youth and Jenny Fraser, Learning and Development Officer, AnglicareSA

 
Learning & Development – From training to competency management
Andrew Jamieson, Learning & Organisational Development Manager, Benetas

 
CDC- what’s the difference? What do our clients think?
Leonie Price, Regional Business Manager - South and Respite and Helen Brightman, Regional Business Manager- Greater East, Benetas
 

National Disability Insurance Scheme - Trial site reflections and looking forward
Cec Shevels, CEO, and Lynne Graham, Director, Corporate Services, Samaritans Foundation
 

Rapid Response
Lorraine Leitch, Team Leader, Rapid Response Team and Phil Watson, Team Leader, Family Services, St Luke’s (a Division of Anglicare Victoria)

 
KidsAreFirst Online: The post separation parenting program for the digital age
Michael Hawke, Manager, Family Relationships, AnglicareSA
 

Beyond the Violence: Helping families establish safety and rebuild family relationships following family violence
Cathie Valentine, Manager and Jasbir Singh Suropada, Senior Practitioner, Parentzone, Anglicare Victoria

 
Improving Things
Roland Manderson, Deputy Director, Anglicare Australia will coordinate presentations by members of the Anglicare Australia Clinical and Care Governance Network

 
Wednesday 16 September 2015  |  11.15pm – 12.45pm

 
Making Partnerships Work in a Complex Service Delivery Environment
Stuart Waters is a coach, advisor and facilitator at Twyfords Consulting, with specialist skills in the area of collaborative governance. Stuart supports clients across the government and community sectors to build their ‘collaborative muscle’ in order to stay relevant and creative in the modern environment. He is a co-author of a number of books on collaboration and a highly experienced trainer and facilitator. As part of the Twyfords team he has co-developed Twyfords’ widely recognized Power of Co collaborative pathway.

 
Something old, something new: transforming Indigenous futures
Rev David Peake OAM, Director, Malpa Project Parish priest and EQubed CEO and Sonia Waters, Director, Aboriginal Services, AnglicareSA

 
When the Going Gets Tough. Choice and Control for People with Behaviours of Concern
Teresa Hinton, Senior Research and Policy Officer, Social Action and Research Centre (SARC), Anglicare Tasmania

 
Using information technology to reduce the use of restrictive practices for people
Stephen Groombridge, Manager, Clinical Services and Faren Lynch, Practice Leader, Clinical Services, Samaritans Foundation

 
Changing the narratives of the Sudanese Community: An effective partnership model
Mary Awata, Manager, Cultural Service and Peter Burke, Director, Mission and Anglican Community Engagement, AnglicareSA

 
Humanitarian Settlements Services Program
Trish Buhagiar, Manager, Tenancy Services, AnglicareSA

 
Young Motherhood Project
Anne McAsh, Coordinator and Krystal Tritton, Case Manager, Eurobodalla Homelessness Support Service, Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

 
Engaging early with vulnerable young parents
Laura Dawel, Social Worker and Youth Health Service Coordinator, Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT
 

Anglicare NT partnering with young people to deliver best practice early psychosis services for the first time in the Top End
Karyn Cook, Executive Manager, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Anglicare NT, Rebecca Halsey, Operations Director, headspace Darwin and Rian Smit, Youthspace representative

 
Wellbeing and Being Well
Punita Boardman, Support and Wellbeing Coordinator, CASPA

 
The Anglicare Australia 2015 National Conference is proudly sponsored by

Hesta SuperFund

Proudly sponsored by

Telstra

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