Our inaugural community sector conference was held in February and provided a wonderful development and networking forum for volunteers and professionals from across the Peel region. As the expectations of our communities, and the level of funding and service provision by governments change, the sector also needs to adapt and change the way it organises, measures and delivers its programs.
‘Embracing Change’ was the theme set for the conference with inspiring presentations from an impressive line up of keynote speakers including:
- Hon. Dr Carmen Lawrence, Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Change in the School of Psychology at the University of Western Australia and former Premier of Western Australia
- Peter Kenyon, Social Capitalist and Community Enthusiast, and founder of the Bank of Ideas
- Moira Rayner, Senior Fellow at Melbourne University's Law School and former Commissioner for Equal Opportunity in Victoria
- Prof. Lyn Beazley, former Chief Scientist for Western Australia
Workshops sessions were led by Helen Creed from WACOSS, Carina Calzoni from Clear Horizon, Tanya Beachey from Alcoa and Mellisa Teede from the Peel Development Commission
Over 125 people attended the conference at Fairbridge Village in Pinjarra, and with sponsorship support from Alcoa, the PCDG was delighted with the overwhelmingly positive feedback and networks created.