Communities in Control 2013
I'm Alright Jack: Reclaiming community in a selfish worldConference opened 27 May 2013, Melbourne
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Tomorrow's Agenda: Measuring your impact; multiplying your impact
If your organisation doesn't measure your social impact - not just the money, the changes you make - you don't know if you're succeeding in your core business and whether you're spending those precious dollars effectively. Only once you understand your impacts - both positive and negative - can you start to improve them.
Prof. Andrew Markus
Charting Change: Mapping social cohesion in communities
Australia's population is growing fast. A high proportion of us were born overseas. We have greater diversity than ever, but less social cohesion. At the same time, there's a collapse of trust in government. How can we foster communication and a sense of shared national enterprise across communities?
Virginia Trioli, David Marr, Clementine Ford, Fiona Collis, Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM
Panel Session: I'm Alright Jack - Reclaiming community in a selfish world
Where does 'community' sit in a world that is increasingly defined by selfies, "look at me!" social media, "pick me!" welfare and all-consuming consumerism?
Paris Aristotle AM
Speaking Truth to Power: The highs, lows and realities of working with government
Speaking truth to power is easy, attacking it is easier still, but engaging with it in a genuine and strategic manner - redirecting it to be an instrument of good, to better the lives of all, including the most vulnerable amongst us - that's where the real challenge lies.