Conference Program

Day 2 - Wednesday 24 February

10am - 10.10am



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12.30pm - 1pm














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2.45pm - 3.15pm







3.15pm - 4pm



















WELCOME AND MINDFULNESS
Welcome by MC Simon McCuskey an mindfulness to kick off your day.
PRESENTATION
DR JEN FRAHM
RADICAL HUMANITY - THRIVING THROUGH CHANGE

It’s fair to say that the pace of change is not slowing and we are now facing large scale disruptive change on a regular basis.  There is simply no going back. ‘Survival’ is a temporary tactic, useful only for short periods of time.  For sustainability, we need to switch our approach to thriving, flourishing and innovating mode through continuous change.  Our key to this is to embrace radical humanity in leadership, doubling down on the qualities that are the essence of humanness.  Dr Jen Frahm takes you through five qualities that will immediately shift your organisation from surviving to thriving mode.
PRESENTATION
2020 EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
The Corona Effect: The 2020 Emerging Leaders investigate the impacts of COVID-19 on Victorian Councils and their communities.  We invite you to join future leaders of Local Government to reflect on one of the most extraordinary times in history.  This insightful session will offer experiences of leadership, resilience and community that will inspire new beginnings.  
VIRTUAL ROUND TABLE CONVERSATIONS
WHEN REAL LIFE GETS IN THE WAY OF IDEAL CHOICES


     
    PROUD SPONSOR

Local Government decision-makers face increasingly complex challenges and the expectation that they act with integrity and deliver results has never been greater.  How can we ensure that we make the best possible judgements based on ethical thinking and critical reasoning?

Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership aims to build better organisations and stronger communities by strengthening wisdom and courage in leadership.  Join Cranlana’s lead moderator, Peter Mares, for an interactive, virtual round table exploring ethical scenarios of direct relevance to the sector.

Facilitator: 
Peter Mares, Cranlana Centre for Ethical leadership 
LUNCHTIME WEBINAR


COPYRIGHT RISK AND COMPLIANCE SESSION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Presenter:  Greg Taylor - Senior Licensing Consultant  and Hari Gavanahalli - Senior Licensing Consultant 

An important part of good governance is meeting a Council’s legislative obligations, which includes obligations under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). 
As Council employees are increasingly required to use information from a range of copyright sources, with little time to assess permission or licensing criteria for reuse, the Copyright Agency licence for Local Government helps streamline workflow and ensure compliance while letting staff get on with their jobs. 

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

NEW DEMOCRACY STREAM
LEASSONS LEARNT - WHEN A COMMUNITY, BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT COME TOGETHER AND ACT




PROUD WORKSHOP SPONSOR

The town of Colac had remarkable success getting on top of COVID-19.  In July Colac was making headlines as the site of regional Victoria’s biggest coronavirus outbreak, home to just 13,000 people with almost 100 cases by early August.  The first cluster peaked at 104 confirmed cases and was controlled within 4 weeks, the second cluster was 39 confirmed cases and controlled within 2 weeks.

Despite this, the town was successful in beating the virus because they had been preparing for months. 

The “Keep Colac Safe” campaign brought together the Council, State Government, local businesses and the community.  How did a local timber company CEO and rural health service CEO lead and bring together a small community in a show of unity, collaboration and discipline?   In this case study you will explore and hear from those who led the charge and continue to lead and unify their community.

Presenters: 
Fiona Brew, Chief Executive Officer, Colac Area Health
Shane Vicary – Chief Executive Officer AKD and leader of the “Keep Colac Safe” campaign  
Mark Gunning – Emergency Management Victoria (invited) 
Stewart Anderson – Manager Environment and Community Safety – Colac Otway Shire Council


RE-IMAGINING WORKPLACES STREAM

MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Workplaces can play an important role in promoting mental health and wellbeing, not only to address mental health conditions caused by work, but also to address non work-related mental health conditions that become apparent or are made worse in the workplace.  Most workplace wellbeing programs focus on promoting early help seeking or training in coping skills within a stress management framework.  Relatively little effort has been put into workplace strategies to prevent mental health conditions.

This workshop will present the results of research projects that aimed to establish consensus on practical, actionable strategies that organisations can implement to prevent common mental health problems and promote positive mental health in the workplace.

Presenter: Dr Nicola Reavley, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Melbourne University


WITHOUT BORDERS - PEER OVER THE MUNICIPALITY FENCE - WHAT OTHER LGA’S ARE DOING AROUND THE GLOBE STREAM


It’s not every day that you can bring together three different State Government Departments, a private sector timber harvesting company, a large community environment organisation and a Local Government to achieve a new regional scale National Park (in an area with high property values) that will protect more than 23 endangered species including the iconic Koala.  This is the single most important environmental project achieved in Noosa in the last 20 years which, given Noosa Shire Council’s environmental record, is quite an achievement. 

The CEO that lead this award winning project will provide his reflections on this important environmental project and share the lessons learnt.  This project was the winner of the Partnership and Collaboration Award at the 2019 Local Government Professionals Australia Federation Awards.

Presenter: Brett de Chastel, CEO Noosa Shire Council
                               Wayne Wescott, CEO, Greenfleet


ILLUMINATING CAREER AND LEADERSHIP STREAM

EVOLVING YOUR CAREER AS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND DEALING WITH PRESSURE ALONG THE WAY


PROUD WORKSHOP SPONSOR

Undoubtedly, young professionals are ambitious, so naturally, they feel pressure to “succeed” and thrive as soon as they enter the workforce.  In this workshop, we dive into ways of dealing with pressure, advancing your career and finding alignment with your knowledge, skills and professional experience. 

In this workshop, we dive deep into the conversation about ideologies of transformation, evolving your career and success.

Presenters: 
Young Professionals Special Interest Group with facilitator Tyson Day
SHORT TALKS

ALEXANDRA GARTMANN
CEO, RURAL AND REGIONAL ADVOCATE

WALLACE JIN
VICTORIAN 2020 YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

PANEL DISCUSSION



           PROUD SPONSOR

How does the role of commissioners intersect with Local Government?  How does Local Government fit in the pursuit of advancing these issues?  How can Councils play a more meaningful role in advancing these agendas?  Join our panellists to explore these questions and meet exceptional leaders.

Panellists: 
•  Dr Niki Vincent, Public Sector Gender Equality Commissioner
•  Adam Fennessy, Victorian Public Sector Commissioner
•  Ro Allen, Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality

Moderator: 
Chris Eddy, Interim CEO, LGPro and Local Government consultant