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Community Sector Networking Day

Community Conversations 


Monday 5 May 2014

Skip Navigation LinksWACOSS Conference 2014 Networking Day

Community Conversations

9.00am -4.30pm





 8.00am Registration Desk Open. Please arrive by 8.30am to be seated by 9am




Welcome by Irina Cattalini, WACOSS CEO



Welcome to Country – Ingrid Cumming


Opening Addresses

Hon Colin Holt MLC: Leader of The Nationals WA in the Legislative Council, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development; Lands, Member for the South West Region
Lynette O'Reilly Director - Business Development, Department of Regional Development





Bullshift with Andrew Horabin





Reflections from Australian Red Cross (WA) Steve Joske CSC




DropIN Launch




Morning tea




Critical Questions




The Great Debate – Does the sector need better leadership or better management?

-          Duncan Peppercorn, Director SVA Consulting

-          Jack Manning Bancroft, CEO AIME









Open space style discussion - Critical Questions

Breakout Room 1-Improving Social Wellbeing across WA

Breakout Room 2 -

Sector Strategy: Roles, Relationships, Future

Breakout Room 3 -

Space for Free Thinkers and

Creative Ideas




Afternoon tea 




Regroup and Feedback




Closing Comments

Sharing our roles and relationships to drive community outcomes

Through a series of facilitated conversations this day provides an opportunity to get involved in meaningful discussion about the current issues impacting our people, our organisations and our community.  

This is an opportunity for people from all sectors that have an interest in communities and community services to come together to talk about their different roles, relationships and how they can work together to drive the future.

Andrew Horabin - Facilitator 

WACOSS will be working closely with a highly skilled facilitator Andrew Horabin to ensure the day is relevantAndrew Horabin, practical and appeals to people from a diversity of organisations and roles across the sector.  Andrew is a professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, comedian, award-winning singer/songwriter. Over nineteen years, Andrew has worked with big and small business, Government departments, local councils, professional associations and NGO’s across Australia and overseas – from small groups to audiences totalling hundreds of thousands of people.

The Networking Day is proudly sponsored by the Australian Red Cross (WA)

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