Program

 Conference Program 

The digital copy of our conference program has been released.

Download the program here.


Friday night

Welcome Drinks
Brought to you by Davidson

6.00pm - 8.00pm Friday 30 April, 2021
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065

Cr Gabrielle de Vietri, Mayor City of Yarra
Vijaya Vaidyanath, CEO City of Yarra
Cr Kylie Spears, President ALGWA Vic
Clare McCartin, Managing Partner Davidson

Saturday

Session 1

8.30am - 10.20am Saturday 01 May, 2021
Fitzroy Town Hall
201 Napier St, Fitzroy, Vic 3065

Welcome to Country
Cr Gabrielle de Vietri, Mayor City of Yarra
The Hon. Shaun Leane MP, Minister for Local Government
Cr Kylie Spears, President ALGWA Vic
Danielle Pepyat, ALGWA Vic Bursary Award Winner 2020
Helen Haines MP + Winsome McCaughey AO, Women’s Ways of Knowing, Doing and Power Sharing

Session 2

10.50am - 1.00pm 

Dr Niki Vincent, Changing the culture to achieve gender equality
Michael Stefanovic AM, Our role in monitoring local government and ensuring the integrity of elections
Melissa Scadden, Navigating conflict amongst Councillors
Jill Gallagher AO, Women in Leadership
Clare McCartin + Vanessa Huxley, Driving local government workplace performance beyond 2021
David Morris MP, Shadow Minister for Local Government

Session 3

1.45pm - 3.35pm 

Maggie Toko, Leadership: A time to rise up and claim our opportunity
Natalie Egan & Renee Cassidy, Sexual harassment in local government – VAGO’s 2020 performance audit
Coral Ross & Sandra Wilson, Sexual harassment in local government
Tessa Sullivan, Sexual harassment, media, workplace laws, legislation and current social movements
Dr Samantha Ratnam MLC, Integrity - the key to success

Session 4

4.05pm - 5.00pm

Coral Ross, How to elect more women to council – lessons learned from overseas
Jane Gazzo, The power of music and Helen Reddy’s legacy
Emma Donovan, Special performance

Saturday Night

Networking Drinks
Brought to you by Community Bank Clifton Hill - North Fitzroy

5.00pm Saturday 01 May 2021
Fitzroy Town Hall
201 Napier St, Fitzroy, Vic 3065

Jenny Farrar, Connecting community to make great things happen
 

Gala Dinner
Brought to you by Maddocks

7.00pm
Fitzroy Town Hall
201 Napier St, Fitzroy, Vic 3065

Kate Oliver, Partner Maddocks
Nyadol Nyuon, Keynote address