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Edition Number 412. Updated Tuesday, 03 June 2014

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Featured Conferences (1)

24-25 July, 2014
Kensington, Sydney
The Future Workforce of Australian Social Science 
Two-day workshop
Hosted by The AustralianSociological Association (TASA) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW)
 The future of the social sciences in Australia depends on the condition of the social science workforce. That workforce is now facing an uncertain future with the changing nature of the Australian university environment. This two-day workshop will bring together Australian policy institutions that heavily rely upon the social sciences with leading Australian social scientists and early career researchers. The workshop will gather research and theory relevant to understanding an intellectual workforce, and explore the experiences of early career researchers and teachers. It will develop a critical dialogue on the future of the social science workforce in Australia, and will develop practical proposals for employment pathways for social science graduates.
Venue: The University of New South Wales
Contact: Sally Daly (03 9214 5283)

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Agriculture, Livestock & Forestry (1)

25-27 June 2014
Toowoomba, QLD Digital Rural Futures Conference
This event will showcase challenges and opportunities affecting rural and regional Australia across three themes: regional futures, agricultural futures and digital futures.
Venue: University of Southern Queensland
Contact: Marisa Parker, (07) 4631 1844

 

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Community, Housing & Town Planning (1)

25-26 June, 2014
Melbourne, VIC

Evidence Based Community Engagement
Driving effective service & policy development
This event will explore innovative strategies for conducting evidence based decision making in the public sector. Emphasis will be placed on building an appetite for engagement across your organisation, and embedding consistent monitoring across all your programs.
Venue: CQ Functions

Contact: 1300 316 882

 

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Customer Service & Relations (4)

11-12 June 2014

Customer Service Solutions for Government & Public Sector 2014

This event is designed to provide customer service professionals in the three tiers of government with knowledge and practical information for delivering relevant, timely, efficient and cost effective customer service.

Venue: Rydges Parramatta

Contact: (03) 8534 5050

 

25-26 June, 2014
Melbourne, VIC

Evidence Based Community Engagement
Driving effective service & policy development
This event will explore innovative strategies for conducting evidence based decision making in the public sector. Emphasis will be placed on building an appetite for engagement across your organisation, and embedding consistent monitoring across all your programs.
Venue: CQ Functions

Contact: 1300 316 882

 

8-9 July 2014
Sydney, NSW
Journey to the Centre of Effective Online Community Engagement
At this event community engagement practitioners from various industries will share their experiences and case studies of how they are using online engagement approaches and getting the most out of it.
Venue: Rydges Sydney Central (formerly called Sebel Surry Hills)

Contact: 1300 550 662

 

10-11 July 2014
Kingscliff, NSW
7th Making Cities Liveable Conference
This event will examine the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals. Delegates and presenters will examine how to plan for healthy, sustainable and resilient cities.
Venue: Mantra on Salt Beach
Contact: (07) 5502 2068

 

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Education & Child Development (5)

24-25 July, 2014
Kensington, Sydney
The Future Workforce of Australian Social Science 
Two-day workshop
Hosted by The AustralianSociological Association (TASA) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW)
 The future of the social sciences in Australia depends on the condition of the social science workforce. That workforce is now facing an uncertain future with the changing nature of the Australian university environment. This two-day workshop will bring together Australian policy institutions that heavily rely upon the social sciences with leading Australian social scientists and early career researchers. The workshop will gather research and theory relevant to understanding an intellectual workforce, and explore the experiences of early career researchers and teachers. It will develop a critical dialogue on the future of the social science workforce in Australia, and will develop practical proposals for employment pathways for social science graduates.
Venue: The University of New South Wales
Contact: Sally Daly (03 9214 5283)

 

new20-21 August 2014
Melbourne, VIC
STEM Conference 
Advancing innovation and research in STEM education and practice 

This event will look at some of the key advantages and critical gaps in STEM education but also explore the policy and strategy settings that can enable participation and quality learning of STEM.
Venue:  Rendezvous Hotel
Contact: (02) 9080 4307

 

25-26 June 2014
Darwin, NT

Collaborative Services for Vulnerable Children and Families
This event will cover how to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, focusing on key areas of child protection and family support.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton
Contact: 1300 316 882

 

26-27 June 2014

Melbourne, VIC

The Young People at Risk Forum

Protecting our future: improving outcomes for Australia's young people

This event presents the opportunity for policy-makers, service providers and researchers to discuss the social factors that place young people at risk and the opportunities to improve outcomes for young people in Australia.

Venue: Rendezvous Grand Hotel

Contact: (02) 9080 4307

 

30 July - 1 August 2014
Melbourne, VIC

13th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 2014

This event will showcase cutting-edge research on topical issues relating to how families are adjusting to a rapidly changing world. It will outline key policy priorities for advancing the wellbeing of Australian families and draw on the expertise and perspectives of a diverse range of specialists from around Australia and across the world.

Venue: Melbourne Convention Centre
Contact: (03) 9417 1350

 

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Environment & Sustainability (2)

new12-13 August 2014
Sydney, NSW
2014 Government Sustainability Conference
This event will provide delegates from Local, State and Federal Government and the wider public sector with comprehensive analysis and advice on how to address crucial environment issues and embed sustainability within their organisations.
Venue: Doltone House,  Pyrmont
Contact: (03) 8534 5050 

 

10-11 July 2014
Kingscliff, NSW

7th Making Cities Liveable Conference
This event will examine the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals. Delegates and presenters will examine how to plan for healthy, sustainable and resilient cities.
Venue: Mantra on Salt Beach

Contact: (07) 5502 2068

 

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Government & Policy (5)

new19-20 August 2014
Canberra, ACT

Driving Efficiency in Government Service Delivery
Innovative strategies on how to do more with less

This event will explore innovative strategies to transform internal service delivery; show how to prioritise resourcing through informed decision making; maximise efficiency through streamlining and automation; and provide tools to maintain quality in service. delivery.

Venue: QT Canberra
Contact: 1300 316 882

 

11-12 June 2014
Canberra, ACT

The National Policy Officers' Evidence-Based P olicy Development Conference 2014

This event will explore assessing the validity, usability and limitations of evidence in policy development; developing and maintaining good relationships with stakeholders; overcoming technical language barriers in policy development; and essential tools and research

frameworks for evidence based, outcome-driven policy.

Venue: Novotel Canberra

Contact: (02) 8239 9700

 

11-12 June 2014

Customer Service Solutions for Government & Public Sector 2014

This event is designed to provide customer service professionals in the three tiers of government with knowledge and practical information for delivering relevant, timely, efficient and cost effective customer service.

Venue: Rydges Parramatta

Contact: (03) 8534 5050

 

11-12 June 2014
Canberra, ACT

Policy Development In the New Environment
At this event you will learn how to understand, and work with, the philosophies of the government of the day, hear what the National Commission of Audit will mean for policy making, learn more about policy innovation, integration and coordination, explore those aspects of the policy process that have come to the fore in the current context.
Venue: Hotel Realm
Contact: 1300 316 882

29-30 April 2014
Canberra, ACT

 

25-26 June 2014
Darwin, NT

Collaborative Services for Vulnerable Children and Families
This event will cover how to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, focusing on key areas of child protection and family support.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton
Contact: 1300 316 882

 

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Health (4)

26-27 June 2014

Melbourne, VIC

The Young People at Risk Forum

Protecting our future: improving outcomes for Australia's young people
This event presents the opportunity for policy-makers, service providers and researchers to discuss the social factors that place young people at risk and the opportunities to improve outcomes for young people in Australia.

Venue: Rendezvous Grand Hotel

Contact: (02) 9080 4307

 

23-25 July 2014
Canberra, ACT
2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference
This event's theme, Integrating knowledge exchange to improve primary health care outcomes, seeks to foster a culture in which knowledge exchange becomes automatic, a part of core business for everyone who wants to contribute to the improvement of primary health care outcomes.
Venue: National Convention Centre
Contact: (02) 6281 6624

 

24 -25 July 2014
Sydney, NSW
4th Annual National Hospital Procurement Conference 2014
This event will show how to pursue a number of cost-saving measures whilst meeting clinical and financial goals. It will bring together leading procurement specialists, case studies and research findings.
Venue: The Menzies Hotel
Contact: (02) 9080 4090

 

29-30 July 2014
Sydney, NSW

The Health & Aged Care Blended Learning Conference 2014
This event will explore cutting edge content, strategy and delivery strategies to boost educational outcomes in the Health and Aged Care sector.
Venue: Mercure Hotel
Contact: (02) 8239 9700

 

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HR, Training & Employment (2)

18-19 June 2014

The Australian Government Online Learning Toolkit 2014

This event will show how eLearning offers significant opportunities for the public sector to increase staff engagement and interest in learning and professional development, develop a more flexible approach to training delivery, and take advantage of innovative new learning technologies.

Venue: Rydges Capital Hill

Contact: 1300 550 662

 

22-23 July 2014
Canberra, ACT
HR Leading in Times of Change
This event will show how HR can successfully lead, manage and clean up after change.
Venue: Hotel Realm
Contact: 1300 316 882

 

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Indigenous Affairs (2)

2-4 June 2014
Coffs Harbour, NSW
2014 Annual National Native Title Conference
This event will engage with native title as an active agenda for justice for people and country - both before and after the outcome of native title determination, and within the broader compass of traditional ownership. This year's title is 'Living with Native Title, from the Bush to the Sea'.
Venue: Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort
Contact: (02) 6246 1108

 

25-26 June 2014
Darwin, NT

Collaborative Services for Vulnerable Children and Families
This event will cover how to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, focusing on key areas of child protection and family support.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton
Contact: 1300 316 882

 

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Infrastructure & Transport (2)

new19-20 August 2014
Melbourne, VIC

The Future of Infrastructure Conference 
 Driving economic growth and long-term productivity for Australia 

This event will explore state and national challenges which impact the long term economic growth and future of infrastructure development in Australia at this time. It will also address the latest proposals for changes within Australia's infrastructure.
Venue: Hilton On The Park,
Contact:  (02) 9080 4307

 

25-26 June 2014
Sydney, NSW

Road Maintenance Conference
This event will address how to strengthen delivery models through strategic maintenance reviews; align cost efficiencies with best practice and performance improvement; focus measuring and benchmarking performance to drive continuous improvement; and harness new innovations to achieve sustainability.

Venue: Novotel Sydney Central

Contact: 1300 316 882

 

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Innovation (7)

4-5 June 2014

Melbourne, VIC

2014 Smart Communities Conference

This event will provide the latest advice on how to ensure communities, local businesses and government services are keeping pace with change and taking advantage of new broadband and digital technologies.

Venue: Rydges Swanston

Contact: (03) 8534 5050

 

11-12 June 2014
Melbourne, VIC
Stepping into the Cloud
This event will show how to explore enterprise collaboration and benefits of cloud; develop an effective cloud strategy and governance; achieve resilience and preparing the organisation; understand data security and legal issues; understand what to look out for in cloud contracts; undertake project management for cloud technology implementation.

Venue: Rydges Melbourne
Contact: 1300 550 662

 
18-19 June 2014

Canberra, ACT
The Next Giant Step Forward
The Australian Government Online Learning Toolkit 2014
This event will explore real world case studies from across the public sector to show how to apply gamification to your learning solution, create online learning centres on a budget, build effective blended learning approach, develop quality eLearning in-house, analyse how new technologies have impacted learning, and get support and buy-in from management and customers.

Venue: Rydges Capital Hill

Contact: 1300 550 662

 

25-26 June 2014
Melbourne, VIC

Prepare for What Lies Ahead
In Information Management and Governance
This event will show how to identify the roles, processes and technology for information governance; instigate a whole-of-enterprise strategy for data and information; and mitigate risks of cloud service adoption.

Venue: Rydges Melbourne
Contact: 1300 550 662

 

25-27 June 2014
Toowoomba, QLD

Digital Rural Futures Conference
This event will showcase challenges and opportunities affecting rural and regional Australia across three themes: regional futures, agricultural futures and digital futures.
Venue: University of Southern Queensland
Contact: Marisa Parker, (07) 4631 1844

 

8-9 July 2014
Sydney, NSW
Journey to the Centre of Effective Online Community Engagement
At this event community engagement practitioners from various industries will share their experiences and case studies of how they are using online engagement approaches and getting the most out of it.
Venue: Rydges Sydney Central (formerly called Sebel Surry Hills)
Contact: 1300 550 662

 

13- 15 August 2014

Melbourne VIC

LEADit 2014 - 17th itSMF Australia Annual National Conference & Exhibition

The largest Service Management event in the Southern Hemisphere features keynotes by Dr Neil Fraser, Peter Hepworth, Nigel Dalton, Rob England, Peter Nikoletatos, James Finister and Jason McCartney. 50 case study topics include: Cloud, the BYOD Revolution, the Future of Mobility, SIAM, COBIT 5, Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, ITIL vs. DevOps, Axelos, Strategy Planning Processes, Accelerated Connectness, Service Desk Innovation, Business Value Dashboards, DIY ITSM, Knowledge Management, Internet of Things, SACM, Metrics, and 7 workshops on 12 August including SFIA, Standard+Case, Agile Virtual Teams, Disruptive Service Management for Business and Adopting COBIT. Connect with 500 ITSM Professional in the Service Management Community at LEAD it 2014.

Registration now open - http://leadit2014.itsmf.org.au/

Venue: Pullman Albert Park

Contact: (03) 9879 5466, info@itsmf.org.au

 

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IT, ICT & Technology (7)

4-5 June 2014

Melbourne, VIC

2014 Smart Communities Conference

This event will provide the latest advice on how to ensure communities, local businesses and government services are keeping pace with change and taking advantage of new broadband and digital technologies.

Venue: Rydges Swanston

Contact: (03) 8534 5050

 

11-12 June 2014
Melbourne, VIC
Stepping into the Cloud
This event will show how to explore enterprise collaboration and benefits of cloud; develop an effective cloud strategy and governance; achieve resilience and preparing the organisation; understand data security and legal issues; understand what to look out for in cloud contracts; undertake project management for cloud technology implementation.

Venue: Rydges Melbourne
Contact: 1300 550 662

 

18-19 June 2014

Canberra, ACT
The Next Giant Step Forward
The Australian Government Online Learning Toolkit 2014
This event will explore real world case studies from across the public sector to show how to apply gamification to your learning solution, create online learning centres on a budget, build effective blended learning approach, develop quality eLearning in-house, analyse how new technologies have impacted learning, and get support and buy-in from management and customers.

Venue: Rydges Capital Hill

Contact: 1300 550 662

 

25-26 June 2014
Melbourne, VIC

Prepare for What Lies Ahead
In Information Management and Governance
This event will show how to identify the roles, processes and technology for information governance; instigate a whole-of-enterprise strategy for data and information; and mitigate risks of cloud service adoption.

Venue: Rydges Melbourne
Contact: 1300 550 662

 

25-27 June 2014
Toowoomba, QLD

Digital Rural Futures Conference
This event will showcase challenges and opportunities affecting rural and regional Australia across three themes: regional futures, agricultural futures and digital futures.
Venue: University of Southern Queensland
Contact: Marisa Parker, (07) 4631 1844

 

8-9 July 2014
Sydney, NSW
Journey to the Centre of Effective Online Community Engagement
At this event community engagement practitioners from various industries will share their experiences and case studies of how they are using online engagement approaches and getting the most out of it.
Venue: Rydges Sydney Central (formerly called Sebel Surry Hills)
Contact: 1300 550 662

 

13- 15 August 2014

Melbourne VIC

LEADit 2014 - 17th itSMF Australia Annual National Conference & Exhibition

The largest Service Management event in the Southern Hemisphere features keynotes by Dr Neil Fraser, Peter Hepworth, Nigel Dalton, Rob England, Peter Nikoletatos, James Finister and Jason McCartney. 50 case study topics include: Cloud, the BYOD Revolution, the Future of Mobility, SIAM, COBIT 5, Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, ITIL vs. DevOps, Axelos, Strategy Planning Processes, Accelerated Connectness, Service Desk Innovation, Business Value Dashboards, DIY ITSM, Knowledge Management, Internet of Things, SACM, Metrics, and 7 workshops on 12 August including SFIA, Standard+Case, Agile Virtual Teams, Disruptive Service Management for Business and Adopting COBIT. Connect with 500 ITSM Professional in the Service Management Community at LEAD it 2014.

Registration now open - http://leadit2014.itsmf.org.au/

Venue: Pullman Albert Park

Contact: (03) 9879 5466, info@itsmf.org.au

 

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Leadership & Management (2)

19 June 2014
Melbourne, VIC

Women in Local Government Leadership Summit 2014
This event is designed for female leaders to gain practical value through case studies and workshop sessions from leading experts. It addresses practical issues within the unique operating environment of Local Government.
Venue: Rendezvous Grand Hotel

Contact: (02) 8239 9700

 

22-23 July 2014
Canberra, ACT
The National Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2014
This event will develop and refine leadership skills for successful leadership and career advancement in the evolving public sector.

Venue: Hyatt Hotel
Contact: (02) 8239 9700

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Procurement & Logistics (1)new26-27 August 2014
Sydney, NSW
Procurement Transformation in the Public Sector
Managing procurement risk in times of significant change
This event will show how to manage procurement risk in the midst of transformational change; build and develop a high performance culture and skill base in your organisation; design a transparent, efficient and highly competitive procurement process; and provide strategies to utilise technology to revolutionise payments and analytics potential.
Venue:  Boulevard Hotel
Contact: 1300 316 882

 

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Professional Development (1)

24-25 July, 2014
Kensington, Sydney
The Future Workforce of Australian Social Science 
Two-day workshop
Hosted by The AustralianSociological Association (TASA) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW)
 The future of the social sciences in Australia depends on the condition of the social science workforce. That workforce is now facing an uncertain future with the changing nature of the Australian university environment. This two-day workshop will bring together Australian policy institutions that heavily rely upon the social sciences with leading Australian social scientists and early career researchers. The workshop will gather research and theory relevant to understanding an intellectual workforce, and explore the experiences of early career researchers and teachers. It will develop a critical dialogue on the future of the social science workforce in Australia, and will develop practical proposals for employment pathways for social science graduates.
Venue: The University of New South Wales
Contact: Sally Daly (03 9214 5283)

 

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Public Administration (3)

11-12 June 2014
Canberra, ACT
The Public Sector Executive Assistant Summit 2014
This event will provide the practical skills and fundamental competencies required for
professional development and career progression in the evolving public sector.
Venue: Boat House by the Lake
Contact: (02) 8239 9700

 

11-12 June 2014
Canberra, ACT

Policy Development In the New Environment
At this event you will learn how to understand, and work with, the philosophies of the government of the day, hear what the National Commission of Audit will mean for policy making, learn more about policy innovation, integration and coordination, explore those aspects of the policy process that have come to the fore in the current context.
Venue: Hotel Realm
Contact: 1300 316 882

 

19 June 2014
Melbourne, VIC

Women in Local Government Leadership Summit 2014
This event is designed for female leaders to gain practical value through case studies and workshop sessions from leading experts. It addresses practical issues within the unique operating environment of Local Government.
Venue: Rendezvous Grand Hotel

Contact: (02) 8239 9700

 

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Society & Human Rights (3)

25-26 June 2014
Darwin, NT

Collaborative Services for Vulnerable Children and Families
This event will cover how to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, focusing on key areas of child protection and family support.

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton
Contact: 1300 316 882

 

25 July 2014
Melbourne, VIC
The Annual Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference

This event will discuss a range of current humans rights issues including internet spying, the consequences of border protection policies, Indigenous rights in the criminal justice system and women's reproductive rights.
Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square

Contact: (03) 9905 3327

 

30 July - 1 August 2014
Melbourne, VIC

13th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference 2014

This event will showcase cutting-edge research on topical issues relating to how families are adjusting to a rapidly changing world. It will outline key policy priorities for advancing the wellbeing of Australian families and draw on the expertise and perspectives of a diverse range of specialists from around Australia and across the world.

Venue: Melbourne Convention Centre
Contact: (03) 9417 1350

 

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Women's Affairs (3)

22-23 July 2014
Canberra, ACT
The National Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2014
This event will develop and refine leadership skills for successful leadership and career advancement in the evolving public sector.

Venue: Hyatt Hotel

Contact: (02) 8239 9700

 

28-29 May 2014
Sydney, NSW
Recruitment & Retention Strategies for Gender Diversity
This event will focus on recruitment strategies to increase gender diversity, strategies for the retention of women in the workplace, setting gender diversity targets and measurable KPIs.
Venue: L'Aqua
Contact: 1300 316 882

 

19 June 2014
Melbourne, VIC

Women in Local Government Leadership Summit 2014
This event is designed for female leaders to gain practical value through case studies and workshop sessions from leading experts. It addresses practical issues within the unique operating environment of Local Government.
Venue: Rendezvous Grand Hotel

Contact: (02) 8239 9700


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