If you work with young people, this is a conversation you want to be a part of.
Front + Centre will bring together youth workers from community, government and for-purpose agencies to shape the future of the youth sector. We’ll explore the hot topics, tackle the big questions and discuss new research and good practice.
The 3 days will be jam-packed with inspiring presentations, thought-provoking conversations and hands-on workshops from some of the most renowned thinkers and doers in youth work.
A snapshot of key topics in our program
Day 1 – Our Practice: today and beyond
The big picture — youth work now and in the future
Ending family violence and promoting respectful relationships
Youth justice is everybody’s business
Day 2 – Using data and telling stories
Studying young Australians’ lives to help shape the future
Telling powerful stories of youth work
Sparking change through collaborative arts
Day 3 – Inclusive engagement
Young people, gender and sexuality
Are you ready for the NDIS?
Meaningful youth engagement and participation
Some of the speakers at Front + Centre
- Dr Tim Corney, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Education, Victoria University
- Dr. Philippa Collin, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
- Sally Thompson, Deputy Director, Sector Engagement and Capability Development, Future Social Service Institute
- Emily Maguire, CEO, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
- Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria
- Prof. Mark Halsey, Professor of Criminology, Centre for Crime Policy and Research, Flinders University
- Penny Armytage, Special Advisor, KPMG, and co-contributor of Youth Justice Review
- Professor Johanna Wyn, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne
- Dr Genevieve Knight, Manager of Research Operations, National Centre for Vocational Education
- Dalit Kaplan, Founder of Storywell
- Alexandra Fuller, Campaign Communications Director, Oaktree
- Jax Jacki Brown, disability and LGBTIQ+ rights activist
- Aretha Stewart-Brown, Youth Prime Minister, National Indigenous Youth Parliament 2017
For more speakers and the full program, go to www.frontandcentre.org.au.
Each day will offer interactive workshops on a range of topics, across research, policy and advocacy, youth work 101 and practice masterclasses. You will learn from ground-breaking researchers, thought-leaders and practitioners; share ideas for navigating the ever-changing challenges and complexities of our practice; develop ways to articulate and communicate the value and impact of youth work and, build meaningful connections with passionate peers.