On 17 October 2014 the QCOSS State Conference - Building strength was held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane.

The program aimed to build on the strengths already existing within Queensland’s strong and resilient community service sector, as well as looking at how we build strength in our communities - all communities, metropolitan, regional, rural and remote. 

QCOSS' focus also remains on outcomes and the importance of identifying where we want to be; how to measure this as a community, as services and as individuals; and how we are going in reaching these targets.

On this page you will find a summary of the sessions held at the conference, and the videos and presentations where available.

Keynote

Building Strength: Peter Kenyon, Director, Bank of IDEAS

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Plenary Session: An Overview of Government Reforms

Australian Government reforms: Tim Reddel, Group Manager, DSS Programme Office, Department of Social Services

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Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services reforms: Michael Hogan, Director-General, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

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Queensland whole-of-government reforms: Jamie Merrick, Deputy Director-General, Department of Premier and Cabinet

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Queensland contracting reforms: Peter Lacey, Executive Director, Social Services Procurement Transformation, Department of Housing and Public Works

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Building capacity and resilience through innovation

NDIS capacity building through peer facilitation: Michelle Moss, Karin Swift and Donna Best, Queenslanders with Disability Network

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Social enterprise innovation: Peter Ball, Director, Impact Academy and Yonder Co

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Youth and student engagement:Hollie Gordon, Founder and CEO, Milaana

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Innovative partnerships in essential service: Carly Allen, Manager Essential Services, QCOSS

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Yarning about cultural integrity: a professional and personal journey

Kerryn Moroney, Senior Mentor, Footsteps to Finish, QCOSS

Ranu James, Project Facilitator, EMBRACE Culture in Kindy, QCOSS

Download the yarning about cultural integrity presentation

Effectively managing change through partnerships and client feedback

Investment reform: Natasha Boyle, A/Director, Department of Housing and Public Works

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Models for consolidation: Franki Ganter, Partner, Minter Ellison

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Mergers and managing cultural change: Christopher Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Emergency Services

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Outcomes in practice

Valmae Rose, Senior Manager Practice, Research and Policy, QCOSS 

Judith Rowell, A/Director, Community and Individual Services, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Listen to a podcast of the outcomes in practice talk

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In conversation with Steinbeck: Dialogue, complexity and resilience

Peter Westoby, Senior Lecturer, Community Development, The University of Queensland (no slides)

Plenary Session: Lessons Learned - Collective Impact success stories

Facilitator: Peter Kenyon, Director, Bank of IDEAS

Whole of community support in the early years space: June McLoughlin, Director, Family and Children's Services, Doveton College

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Grassroots empowerment of a local Aboriginal community: Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

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Author: 
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Peter Kenyon
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The program aimed to build on the strengths already existing within Queensland’s strong and resilient community service sector, as well...

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