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2017 WESTERN AUSTRALIA COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT
Thursday 13 and Friday 14 July 2017
The Western Australia Community Engagement Summit will feature presentations and workshops tailored to provide insight and solutions to issues and challenges in engagement being experienced across Western Australia. Our program will feature engagement specialists with local knowledge about current engagement trends in Western Australia, and will also include contemporary content relevant to the whole engagement sector in Australia.
As with all of the 2017 Summit events, the Western Australia Summit will provide quality learning in the areas of digital placemaking, internal engagement and engaging beyond cultural, social and political divides. The Summit will also provide information on deploying successful engagement strategies and will showcase the most up to date approaches, case studies, apps and online solutions for engaging with communities.
Venue Location: Novotel Perth Langley, 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Melbourne Engagement Summit
2017 Melbourne Community Engagement Summit
Novotel Hotel Melbourne
270 Collins St,
Melbourne VIC 3000
Co-Chair, 2017 Community Engagement Summit Series
Darius is enthusiastic and energetic with a down to earth approach, specialising in community engagement, strategic planning and policy development. Having project managed over 100 community engagement projects, Darius uses a fresh and creative approach to provide innovative solutions using online and traditional mediums to engage key stakeholders.
Darius is an engaging and thoughtful facilitator with the ability to read a room and make participants feel at ease. He has recently planned, delivered and facilitated the 2017 Community Engagement Summit Series which received an outstanding response from participants and across the engagement sector.
Darius has considerable experience planning a strategic approach to consultation projects, including designing, reviewing and assessing numerous consultations in the government sector. Darius has become a leader within the community engagement industry both within and outside of local government. He is changing the way organisations undertake community engagement,and is a well-respected industry advisor and trainer.
Co-Chair, 2017 Community Engagement Summit Series
Joel Fredericks is a communication and stakeholder engagement consultant with extensive experience in facilitating community engagement in urban development, telecommunications, rail and energy industries. Joel is also a PhD candidate in the Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. His research investigates the impacts of new digital technologies and pop-up interventions for urban planning practice and community engagement.
Community Engagement Coordinator; City of Nedlands
A highly experienced specialist in the community engagement field, Caroline brings an expanse of practical experience to the table from the range of roles she has been involved in.
Community Engagement Researcher; University of Sydney
A PhD student at the University of Sydney, Callum is researching human-computer interaction, specifically focusing on the potential for public displays and activities designed to engage with present crowds.
Dr Clare Mouat
Lecturer; University of Western Sydney
A lecturer and assistant professor at the University of Western Australia, Clare brings her knowledge in the area of City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning to the summit, as well as her experience in effectively communicating it to others.
Program Manager, Transport and Connectivity; Redland City Council
As a community engagement adviser at Redland City Council for ten years, Bernard is highly experienced when it comes to providing high level advice and support engagement activities for a range of decisions and activities across the council
His achievements include coordinating and delivering engagement and facilitation training, developing online tracking and monitoring tools for community engagement, establishing and coordinating online engagement activities including community panels, forums, surveys and other deliberative activities and undertaking other market research activities.
Lecturer in Design and Computation - Design Lab; Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
Luke is a media artist and researcher/lecturer in Interaction Design, with particular focus on media architecture and public urban spaces. He is currently teaching at the Sydney School of Design, Architecture and Planning. He also has a past life as professional software developer and consultant with many years of experience, particularly in web development.
Managing Director; Storybox
Liz is a professional and committed community engagement practitioner with diverse experience in corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. Her work has included the design and delivery of complex stakeholder relations, social performance and social investment programs, particularly in the resources sector; Aboriginal engagement strategies; and grass-roots community and economic development projects. On the ground, she has also managed multi-purpose community centres and a major eco-tourism organisation.
As Managing Director of Storybox, she works with organisations of all shapes and sizes to develop innovative and practical ways for working with the community. Her aim is to create active stakeholder participation resulting in a project or idea getting off the ground and ensuring a collaborative approach with the community.
Dr Catherine Pattenden
Director; AliCat Social Performance Consulting
Catherine possesses 15 years as a project manager and researcher in the field of corporate social responsibility, stakeholder engagement, and sustainability for the resources industry in Australia and internationally, specialising in social impact and opportunity assessment, outcome monitoring, evaluation and learning of corporate social investment, governance, community and stakeholder engagement, and gender and diversity.
With her extensive experience in negotiating funding and partnerships for large scale industry-based consulting and research projects, track record of influential leadership in managing multi-disciplinary project teams and management of project budgets and experience as a Mining Industry practitioner working in fly-in-fly out and residence in remote communities, she now works as a University lecturer specialising in professional development training for resource industry community practitioners.
Community Engagement Officer; City of Cockburn
IAP2 accredited and convenor of IAP2 WA, Diane is a community engagement professional from the public and private sectors, now back working in local government and providing an advisory service to City of Cockburn staff about best practice in engagement. With a professional background in managing multi-disciplinary teams in communications, media crisis management, marketing, advertising, web, graphic design, events, community engagement and photography, as well as being a trained facilitator and meeting chair, she brings a wide range of skills to the role.
Manager - Aboriginal Health; Heart Foundation
Lyn Dimer is the Manager of the Aboriginal health program within the Heart Foundation has dual qualification in health and education. She is committed, dedicated and passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of her people, constantly working to increase access to services and equality.
Corporate and Community Planner; Shire of Augusta Margaret River
Currently working at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Stacey has experience working in community engagement for a wide range of councils. As a Corporate and Community Planner, she is a specialist in the direct application of community engagement skills to effectively implement new services and processes.
Principal Consultant; Becky Hirst Consulting & President/Co-Founder; Engage 2 Act
Often described as a ‘breath of fresh air’, Becky Hirst is in high demand for her enthusiastic, hardworking and passionate approach to community engagement, leadership, facilitation and project management.
Through salaried employment and consultancy work spanning two continents over almost two decades, Becky has worked with numerous high-profile organisations including local and state Government, non-Government organisations, private companies, culturally & linguistically diverse communities, and the Aboriginal community. Becky is a highly respected and sought after leader in the field of community and stakeholder engagement.