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June 2019
21
Jun

Pilbara Advocacy

Karratha

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This one-hour workshop will provide local community groups and individuals with an overview of what is involved in effective campaigns to achieve their aims. It will also demonstrate how planning a campaign in advance can get better results and shows how social media can be used to gather support. It includes advice on how to make your case to decision-makers, politicians, local government and the public, as well as practical exercises on letter-writing and media releases. Participants will have the opportunity…

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26
Jun

Collaboration for Sustainability – Broome

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

‘Collaboration for Sustainability’ is a popular WACOSS workshop that will help you decide what kinds of collaboration you need to achieve your goals and how to make that collaboration successful. It will provide practical guidance, useful exercises and networking opportunities – all underpinned by a sound evidence-based theoretical framework. Collaboration is essential for tackling the ‘wicked’ problems that are beyond the scope of any one agency to resolve.

$ Free incl. GST

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26
Jun

Co-Design for Community Organisations – Broome

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you are looking for better ways to improve services or design new programs, this workshop is for you. Co-design – also referred to as ‘co-production’ – is part of a widespread trend to involve people in decision-making about the services they use. The WA Council of Social Service is leader in Co-Design in WA, having developed the WACOSS Co-Design Toolkit for use by government and community organisations in the design of new and improved services and programs.

$ Free incl. GST

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27
Jun

Foundations in Governance – Broome

 

 

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Governing an organisation requires rules, norms and actions. Governance is the way the rules, norms and actions are structured, sustained, regulated and held accountable. This training provides an introduction to the legal obligations and core activities of Boards and management committees. It aims to give participants a foundation in governance and best practice strategies for a high functioning and effective Board.

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27
Jun

Introduction to Outcomes Measurement – Broome

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What is a program logic model, and what is a theory of change, and what are methodologies to measure our outcomes? What is the difference between measurement and evaluation? In our current changing procurement environment of understanding and measuring outcomes, it can be very unclear as to what we are referring to when we discuss measurement and evaluation. It becomes even more confusing when we see the myriad of tools, frameworks, theories and definitions in measuring social outcomes. This workshop…

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27
Jun

State Budget Submission Geraldton Forum

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget.   The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.   WACOSS is beginning development of its 2020-21 Budget Submission, and invites you to attend one of several…

$ Free incl. GST

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27
Jun

Charities: Their Nature and Purpose

Presented by Professor David Gilchrist, a partnership between The University of Western Australia and The Western Australian Council of Social Service.

4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

The University of Western Australia Business School, in partnership with WACOSS, invites you to the next event in the 2019 Morgan Stanley Series, Charities: Their Nature and Purpose, presented by Professor David Gilchrist on Thursday 27 June 2019. The establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission in 2013 was a watershed in relation to the place of charities in the Australian community and economy. Its existence has given focus to a number of national discussions that have arisen over the…

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July 2019
01
Jul

State Budget Submission Midland Forum

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget.   The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.   WACOSS is beginning development of its 2020-21 Budget Submission, and invites you to attend one of several…

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18
Jul

State Budget Submission Bunbury Forum

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget.   The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.   WACOSS is beginning development of its 2020-21 Budget Submission, and invites you to attend one of several…

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19
Jul

State Budget Submission Busselton Forum

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget. The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. WACOSS is beginning development of its 2020-21 Budget Submission, and invites you to attend one of several regional and…

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23
Jul

State Budget Submission Mandurah Forum

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget.   The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.   WACOSS is beginning development of its 2020-21 Budget Submission, and invites you to attend one of several…

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25
Jul

Leadership and Management Training – Broome

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is based on the work of Peter Urs Bender from his National Bestseller "Leadership from Within". It is a practical, interactive workshop looking at personality styles, leadership styles and communication techniques. Learn how to get the best from yourself and your employees through engagement and motivation. A how to guide will also be provided. Jenny Gleeson is an award-winning facilitator and trainer specialising in employee engagement, leading with authenticity and personality profiling. She has completed qualifications in project management,…

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31
Jul

State Budget Submission Karratha Forum

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget.   The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.   WACOSS is beginning development of its 2020-21 Budget Submission, and invites you to attend one of several…

$ Free incl. GST

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August 2019
02
Aug

State Budget Submission Perth Metro Forum

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget. The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. WACOSS is beginning development of its 2020-21 Budget Submission, and invites you to attend one of several regional and…

$ Free incl. GST

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05
Aug

Public forum on electronic gambling and harm

WACOSS is collaborating with the Public Health Association of Australia (WA Branch), Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, and Anglicare WA.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

The WA Government is currently considering legislation to privatise the TAB, the state-owned betting agency. As part of the sale, the legislation will permit simulated racing machines to be placed in TABs in WA. Come along to hear from experts talk about why permitting simulated racing machines is not a good idea for the health of Western Australians.

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October 2019
18
Oct

Introduction to Peer Work

Karratha

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

In collaboration with Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA), the WA Primary Health Alliance & WACOSS are supporting the delivery of the Introduction to Working with Peers workshop for community sector professionals in the Pilbara. Workshop topics include: Introduction to peer support and peer work. What and why of Peer work Engaging consumers - good practice Consumer participation and engagement for input on strategic planning, policy and projects. Limited travel support subsidies are available to Pilbara-based candidates. Contact Celeste Astorino, Pilbara…

$ 24.00 incl. GST

$ 30.00 incl. GST non-members

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19
Oct

Foundations of Peer Work

Karratha

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

In collaboration with Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA), the WA Primary Health Alliance and WACOSS are supporting the delivery of the Foundations of Peer Work workshop for individuals in the Pilbara. This workshop is for participants with a lived experience such as mental health or AOD use who feel they have progressed along their recovery path and would like to know more about peer support work. CoMHWA provides lived experience education, training and awareness raising to consumers, services, policy makers and the…

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21
Oct

CRR and FCAWA Conference 2019

Be Inspired!

 

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Financial Counsellors' Association of WA and the Community Resilience and Relief Sector are excited to present our annual conference with the theme 'Be Inspired!' Come and join us at the Duxton Hotel - 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth. Keynote Speakers for 2019 include Nkandu Beltz and John Falzon. Nkandu has been named one of the top 20 renowned speakers of Mind and Its Potential and one of the most sought after young leaders and speakers.  Nkandu has authored three books…

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25
Oct

State Budget Submission launch and Annual General Meeting

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Western Australian Council of Social Service are pleased to welcome you to the State Budget Submission launch. Each year, WACOSS provides the Western Australian Government with a State Budget Submission which reflects the sector's priorities for expenditure in the following State Budget. The Submission is a culmination of sector-wide consultation, forming a significant part of WACOSS policy and advocacy work, and influencing funding decisions for community services organisations across Western Australia.   State Budget Submission Registrations - 12:30 pm…

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28
Oct

The introduction of ‘Trackside’ electronic gaming machines in WA TABs and gambling harm

The WA Government recently passed a Bill as part of the sale and privatisation of the TAB which allows for simulated electronic gaming machines to be introduced in all TAB outlets across the state. This is pokies in disguise. 

Passing this Bill will knowingly result in an increase in gambling related harms in our community, and the impacts on health and wellbeing will be felt by the whole community. As a state that has safeguarded communities from gaming machines outside of the casino, this is a step in the wrong direction. It’s not too late for the Government to stop electronic gaming from causing harm in our communities.

Community members who would like to express concerns and ask questions are invited to the public forum to hear from experts on the issue, and have a chance to have your say on gaming machines in WA.

The Hon. Ben Wyatt, Treasurer, and the Hon. Paul Papalia, Minister for Racing and Gaming have been invited to attend this event.

Join the conversation on social media using #DontBetOnHealth

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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