PERTH – FRASER SUITES

Tuesday 20 August

  Pop‐up and Placemaking Master Class with Dr Joel Fredericks

Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22 August

 Perth Community Engagement Summit

 

SYDNEY– FRASER SUITES

Wednesday 13 November

  Pop‐up and Placemaking Master Class with Dr Joel Fredericks

Thursday 14 & Friday 15 November

 Sydney Community Engagement Summit

 

Building on four successful years of community engagement events around Australia, the 2019 summit series will dive into the industry insights of community engagement. We know community engagement people love to have a chat, share stories, network with like‐minded professionals and most importantly have fun.

Through a new and exciting format, we will have you out of your seats, interacting, learning and developing your professional skills to better engage with stakeholders and communities.

Our program will cover a diverse range of industries with practical take‐aways, which can be implemented in your work.

The stunning backdrops of Perth and Sydney will host this two‐day jammed packed event that will leave you inspired, entertained, and connected to a group of new friends and colleagues.

 

Exciting program of industry experts for our 2019 Summits

Participants have taken great value from attending our previous Community Engagement Summits – here’s what they said:

“The topics covered across the 2 days of the Summit were interesting and relevant to engagement practice. All speakers were engaging and passionate about their work. I enjoyed both days and feel I will use some of the ideas in my work.

“When organisations offered examples of what hasn’t worked and what has, it was very applicable.”

“I felt the presenters were very open… and as such were able to give great feedback/ pointers for similar projects.”

“Opportunity to focus on community engagement at an achievable level for local government”

“There was an interesting mix of speakers and lots of opportunities to network and meet people.”

Fiona Goodbody
Fiona is a sociologist with experience in sustainable behaviour change, community infrastructure development and community engagement working on health, transport and sustainability projects in Australia, North America and the UK. Her work has primarily included delivering programs focused on enabling more people to walk and cycle for everyday trips, as well as on infrastructure projects to make these modes safer, more convenient and more enjoyable.

Fiona Goodbody
Fiona is a sociologist with experience in sustainable behaviour change, community infrastructure development and community engagement working on health, transport and sustainability projects in Australia, North America and the UK. Her work has primarily included delivering programs focused on enabling more people to walk and cycle for everyday trips, as well as on infrastructure projects to make these modes safer, more convenient and more enjoyable.

Libby Collett
Libby is a career communicator and storyteller with 25 years+ experience in corporate public affairs including time spent as an Australian diplomat and Senior Advisor/Speechwriter to the Governor of Queensland and on the national media team for Australia Post. Having worked in all three tiers of government, as well as dabbling in traditional media and the dark arts of PR, she says: “I love the immediacy of local government where the distance between actions and impact can be a matter of just metres”.

Libby Collett
Libby is a career communicator and storyteller with 25 years+ experience in corporate public affairs including time spent as an Australian diplomat and Senior Advisor/Speechwriter to the Governor of Queensland and on the national media team for Australia Post. Having worked in all three tiers of government, as well as dabbling in traditional media and the dark arts of PR, she says: “I love the immediacy of local government where the distance between actions and impact can be a matter of just metres”.

Andrew Watt
Andrew is a Director at Creating Communities Australia, Australia’s leading Community Development and Social Planning consultancy, where he leads the company’s Community Engagement, Research, Education and Urban Planning team.He has directed several significant community, property and resource development projects, particularly in the North West of Western Australia.

Andrew Watt
Andrew is a Director at Creating Communities Australia, Australia’s leading Community Development and Social Planning consultancy, where he leads the company’s Community Engagement, Research, Education and Urban Planning team.He has directed several significant community, property and resource development projects, particularly in the North West of Western Australia.

Catherine Atoms
Catherine is an accomplished facilitator and engagement specialist who has worked at the forefront of social assessment for sustainability over two decades. Catherine commenced her career in recreation, health and behaviour change, which provided a strong foundation for her stakeholder engagement work across a range of sectors. At element Catherine brings clients, project teams and diverse communities together to achieve outcomes for greater social sustainability.

Catherine Atoms
Catherine is an accomplished facilitator and engagement specialist who has worked at the forefront of social assessment for sustainability over two decades. Catherine commenced her career in recreation, health and behaviour change, which provided a strong foundation for her stakeholder engagement work across a range of sectors. At element Catherine brings clients, project teams and diverse communities together to achieve outcomes for greater social sustainability.

Jemma Moon
Jemma is a passionate advocate for engagement with a wealth of experience across multiple sectors including primary health care, local government and in the not for profit space.
As Program Manager for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Jemma headed up a pilot for alternative service delivery models for primary health care which encompassed engagement with towns, stations, farms and staff on exploration mine sites with the data being used to guide best practice relevant health care. She also coordinated a team of nurses to deliver remote community first aid education and set up a mobile dental clinic.
For the past five years she has worked to inform, consult and empower the Canning community to understand and make decisions around the issues and initiatives that matter to them. As the City’s engagement champion, Jemma works across the organisation to bring the Canning team along the engagement journey, providing training, support and resources to ensure City staff can continue to deliver quality outcomes for their community.

Jemma Moon
Jemma is a passionate advocate for engagement with a wealth of experience across multiple sectors including primary health care, local government and in the not for profit space.
As Program Manager for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Jemma headed up a pilot for alternative service delivery models for primary health care which encompassed engagement with towns, stations, farms and staff on exploration mine sites with the data being used to guide best practice relevant health care. She also coordinated a team of nurses to deliver remote community first aid education and set up a mobile dental clinic.
For the past five years she has worked to inform, consult and empower the Canning community to understand and make decisions around the issues and initiatives that matter to them. As the City’s engagement champion, Jemma works across the organisation to bring the Canning team along the engagement journey, providing training, support and resources to ensure City staff can continue to deliver quality outcomes for their community.

Natasha Gueronini
‘Imagine for a moment that you are them’ are words Natasha Guerinoni has followed throughout her career. As Metronet Communications and Engagement Manager her role is to guide and coordinate across Government the community activities that will influence this transformative investment in Perth’s public transport.

Natasha Gueronini
‘Imagine for a moment that you are them’ are words Natasha Guerinoni has followed throughout her career. As Metronet Communications and Engagement Manager her role is to guide and coordinate across Government the community activities that will influence this transformative investment in Perth’s public transport.

Anna Kelderman
Anna is a strategic planner with a vision to improve the social experience of future generations through authentic engagement, co-design and purpose-led planning. Anna's projects span over 15 years experience including extensive work in complex urban renewal/regeneration areas and significant state-level multi-disciplinary projects, receiving a number of awards for her projects. A key contributor in the planning industry, Anna has led the way in establishing planning frameworks that push for better outcomes than existing legislation requires, encouraging industry to 'do better' and responding directly to impacted communities through much more robust engagement processes.

Anna Kelderman
Anna is a strategic planner with a vision to improve the social experience of future generations through authentic engagement, co-design and purpose-led planning. Anna's projects span over 15 years experience including extensive work in complex urban renewal/regeneration areas and significant state-level multi-disciplinary projects, receiving a number of awards for her projects. A key contributor in the planning industry, Anna has led the way in establishing planning frameworks that push for better outcomes than existing legislation requires, encouraging industry to 'do better' and responding directly to impacted communities through much more robust engagement processes.

Charles Connell
Enjoying applying technology to solve real world problems, Charles co-founded Social Pinpoint in 2013 to help organizations connect with their communities and stakeholder on planning, infrastructure, transport, parks and rec, and community projects. Social Pinpoint’s interactive mapping tools have been used on hundreds of projects across Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA, with well over 2 million interactions on our platform and user numbers growing every day.

Charles Connell
Enjoying applying technology to solve real world problems, Charles co-founded Social Pinpoint in 2013 to help organizations connect with their communities and stakeholder on planning, infrastructure, transport, parks and rec, and community projects. Social Pinpoint’s interactive mapping tools have been used on hundreds of projects across Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA, with well over 2 million interactions on our platform and user numbers growing every day.

Don Sharples
Don has worked in communications and engagement for 15 years. In case you were wondering how it is that he feels qualified to speak on matters of social science and psychology, he has a bachelors psychology degree from Monash, grad dip in PR and Communications from Deakin and a masters in business from Monash. Public participation has always been a matter of human behaviour for Don and the depth of research available to the engagement profession could be transformative.

Don Sharples
Don has worked in communications and engagement for 15 years. In case you were wondering how it is that he feels qualified to speak on matters of social science and psychology, he has a bachelors psychology degree from Monash, grad dip in PR and Communications from Deakin and a masters in business from Monash. Public participation has always been a matter of human behaviour for Don and the depth of research available to the engagement profession could be transformative.

Joel Levin
Joel Levin is the founder and Managing Director at Aha! Consulting and has over 20 year’s experience working across corporate, government and community organisations alike. His organisational, engagement and facilitation skills stem from a background in counselling, training, community work and senior management. In previous roles, Joel has been the Senior Training Consultant for the Department of Community Development, Manager of the WACOSS sector development unit and Executive officer of a youth service. Joel is a licensed trainer for the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), was the founding coordinator for the WA network and is one of their ambassadors.

Joel Levin
Joel Levin is the founder and Managing Director at Aha! Consulting and has over 20 year’s experience working across corporate, government and community organisations alike. His organisational, engagement and facilitation skills stem from a background in counselling, training, community work and senior management. In previous roles, Joel has been the Senior Training Consultant for the Department of Community Development, Manager of the WACOSS sector development unit and Executive officer of a youth service. Joel is a licensed trainer for the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), was the founding coordinator for the WA network and is one of their ambassadors.

Suzanne Browne
Suzanne is the Executive Manager of Stakeholder Relations at the City of Canning with over 15 years’ experience working across the disciplines of communications, public relations, marketing and community engagement in Federal and Local Government and the private sector. As the State Communications Manager (WA) for Australia Post she led the external and internal communications and engagement activity in WA for one of Australia’s most trusted and iconic brands. More recently, she has led the transformation of the communications and marketing functions in two local governments. Suzanne is passionate about building teams and identifying and harnessing the unique value add each person brings to their role. She has mentored and coached colleagues throughout her career finding this one of the most rewarding elements of leadership. Her current focus is the intersection of communications and engagement – how they fit together as functions and in processes and organisational structure.

Suzanne Browne
Suzanne is the Executive Manager of Stakeholder Relations at the City of Canning with over 15 years’ experience working across the disciplines of communications, public relations, marketing and community engagement in Federal and Local Government and the private sector. As the State Communications Manager (WA) for Australia Post she led the external and internal communications and engagement activity in WA for one of Australia’s most trusted and iconic brands. More recently, she has led the transformation of the communications and marketing functions in two local governments. Suzanne is passionate about building teams and identifying and harnessing the unique value add each person brings to their role. She has mentored and coached colleagues throughout her career finding this one of the most rewarding elements of leadership. Her current focus is the intersection of communications and engagement – how they fit together as functions and in processes and organisational structure.

Dr Sandra Krempl
Dr Sandra Krempl has worked across Australia and internationally in broadcasting, arts and culture, community engagement, and sustainability. Her collaborative mapping and visioning method bridges oral tradition and corporate systems; grows wonderment and creativity as the foundation of good governance; and time in nature as essential for sustainability

Dr Sandra Krempl
Dr Sandra Krempl has worked across Australia and internationally in broadcasting, arts and culture, community engagement, and sustainability. Her collaborative mapping and visioning method bridges oral tradition and corporate systems; grows wonderment and creativity as the foundation of good governance; and time in nature as essential for sustainability

Kristian Jaakola
Kristian is currently deepening his expertise within community engagement, communications and AI. He is a serial entrepreneur, senior executive and a business angel with over 20 years of experience in international business, management consulting and investments. Kristian is passionate about people, service to humanity, growth, learning, technology and sales.

Kristian Jaakola
Kristian is currently deepening his expertise within community engagement, communications and AI. He is a serial entrepreneur, senior executive and a business angel with over 20 years of experience in international business, management consulting and investments. Kristian is passionate about people, service to humanity, growth, learning, technology and sales.