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LGAT 2019 Annual Conference - Workshops

 

 World Cafe Series

Thursday 4th July, 1.40pm - 2.40pm

 

Topic

 

Summary

     

Cafe 1 - Wellington Room 2

Future Focussed Representation and Engagement

 

Early feedback from the Local Government legislative review has identified a stong community desire for more effective engagement on matters which affect the community as well as improved transparency around key decision -making.  What can and should this look like? What are the barriers to change?  How do we innovate and embrace new technology to assist?  How can we learn from each other?


Cafe 2 -Wellington Room 1

Enhanced Service Delivery

 

We know there is a strong belief in the significant potential for shared services but, apart from the fact there are a diverse range of shared service models, there are other mechanisms for enhancing service delivery. How can we enhance productivity in the context of a competitive labour market with emerging Local Government skills shortages? In the context of increasing demands for infrastructure and services from our communities as well as ever growing statutory requirements of councils, where are the opportunities to make lasting improvements?    


Cafe 3 - Plenary Hall

21st Century Health and Wellbeing

 

Section 20(1)(a) of the Local Government Act requires that councils are to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the community.  What does this mean in the contemporary Local Government environment?  How can councils encompass health and wellbeing into their practice?  What are the implications of a drive for placed based health and wellbeing services on council budgets and council business?  What should councils be doing and how should we be funding that activity? 


 

Symposium - Community Voices

Friday 5th July 9.10am - 10.30am - Plenary Hall

 

Topic

 

Summary

 

Presenter

         
A state-based approach to mental health and suicide prevention  

Tasmania is the first start to adopt a Tasmanian Communications Charter: A state-based approach to mental health and suicide prevention. The Charter aims to reduce stigma and promote help seeking behaviour through consistent language and a shared understanding of mental health and suicide prevention. Hear how Local Government can be a leading voice in strengthening community literacy around mental health and suicide.

 

CEO
Mental Health Council of Tasmania

Connie Digolis


Emergency Volunteering Community Response to Extreme Weather . How can we as leaders support those in crisis?  

This talk will explore how we can coordinate the activities of spontaneous volunteers during emergency events. It will explore contemporary national practice but draw on the lessons of the recent Tasmanian bushfire events to demonstrate the power of effectively harnessing the efforts of spontaneous volunteers.  Volunteering Tasmania will put forward ideas and scenarios that could assist Local Governments in preparedness and community resilience prior to emergency events and enable them to more effectively convert the willingness of their local community in emergency events into safe, productive and timely volunteer support.    

 

CEO
Volunteering Tasmania

Dr Lisa Shimanski

Towards Zero , a shared responsibility  

Tasmania’s road safety strategy, Towards Zero, aims to eliminate trauma on our roads and recognises road safety is a shared responsibility. Everyone has an important role in helping reduce road trauma and death shouldn't be seen as an inevitable consequence of making a mistake on our roads. Local government is ideally placed to lead road safety at the community level. Through Towards Zero, the Road Safety Advisory Council is partnering with Local Government to help lead community road safety through a number of initiatives, which will be outlined. 

 

Gary Bailey

Chair Road Safety Council


Workshop - Finding your Voice

Friday 5th July 9.10am - 10.30am - Wellington Room 2

 

Topic

 

Summary

 

Presenter

         
Finding Your Authentic Voice And Delivering Your Message With Impact
 

To find your authentic voice and create impact, you need to develop three things: a strong sense of identity, a clear understanding of your message and the impact you want to have, and mastery of your skills and platform. While it's possible to piece it all together over time through trial and error, this workshop will help you fast-track the process to ensure your message is delivered with impact.

In this workshop we’ll explore all three elements so you can walk away with a clear understanding of your identity and communication style, how fear could be holding you back, and how to master delivery.

  

Linda Manaena                                Director and Coach                          YOUR SUCCESS COACH

Symposium - Citizen Engagement

Friday 5th July 9.10am - 10.30am - Wellington Room 1

 

Topic

 

Summary

 

Presenter

         

City of Hobart’s Community Vision & Strategic Plan


 

The City of Hobart’s community vision, Hobart: A community vision for our capital, was created in collaboration with community members and stakeholders from across the Hobart region. Over 1100 contributions helped shape the document, through 214 one-on-one interviews, a city forum, online surveys, pop-ups, and workshops with key stakeholders and Hobart students. The process culminated in the Vision Project Community Panel, 46 panellists drafted their vision for Hobart and presented it to Elected Members. Listen to how the vision and community engagement are setting the direction for the City of Hobart’s 10-year strategic plan.

 

LukeDoyle

Manager- Future, Engaged and Active Communities  & 

Marisa McArthur

Lead Community Vision project

 


Waratah/Wynard Community Charter & Advisory Board 


 

Waratah Community is the first in Australia to have established a Community Charter and Advisory Board, to devolve responsibility to the community.

Hear how the Advisory Board is working to achieve the Waratah Community Plan 2018-21, developing and delivering on community priorities and liaising with and providing advice to Council and other relevant authorities. Learn how the Advisory Board is providing local and representative leadership for the Waratah community as well as effectively engaging with the community and organisations to achieve common goals.

 

Tracey Bradley

Director of Community and Engagement at Waratah/Wynyard Council


Tasman – Engaging community around potential amalgamation 


 

Tasmania’s road safety strategy, Towards Zero, aims to eliminate trauma on our roads and recognises road safety is a shared responsibility. Everyone has an important role in helping reduce road trauma and death shouldn't be seen as an inevitable consequence of making a mistake on our roads. Local government is ideally placed to lead road safety at the community level. Through Towards Zero, the Road Safety Advisory Council is partnering with Local Government to help lead community road safety through a number of initiatives, which will be outlined. 

 

Gary Bailey

Chair Road Safety Council


 

 

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