"Leading in a Changing Climate" Conference - Advertorial
28 July 2008 at 3:28 pm
What new tools, knowledge frameworks and programs are available to assist community sector leaders to run environmentally sustainable organisations?
The Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference and the 2008 Management and Leadership Institute presents – "Leading in a Changing Climate: green imperatives for community service governance, advocacy and client work".
0930-1630 – 20 August 2008 – Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre –
Darling Harbour, Sydney
Most experts agree that valuable time has been lost to reverse the impacts of climate change. Strategies that address both prevention and adaptation are now crucial for organisations and governments.
Over the coming years human service organizations will increasingly act as the interface between the impacts of climate change, policy responses and vulnerable communities.
As part of the global village, these organisations must also assess their own environmental footprint as they go about their business. Change management within this context, will test the capacity of many Managers and Leaders.
The ACWA 2008 Management and Leadership Institute offers a one day colloquium that will bring together nationally and internationally renowned speakers and human service leaders to examine the issues, strategies and solutions to support effective leadership in a changing climate.
Speakers have been selected using a trans-disciplinary approach bearing in mind that new challenges need new solutions and new ways of thinking. The colloquium will be
interactive, informative and practical.
All keynote speakers will facilitate round table discussions to engage leaders in topics that include: key knowledge frameworks, adverse social impacts, change management
tools and available resources, and new models of partnership.
Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies, Andrew McCallum says as a sector we can no longer live the illusion that climate change, although important, is a topic more for private discourse rather than workplace strategies.
McCallum says the release of the Garnaut, Climate Change Review, Draft Report highlights the very real impact climate change will directly have on low income and disadvantaged Australians.
He says it is imperative that the human services sector develops environmentally sustainable organisations that act as role models for other organisations.
The Management and Leadership day will tease out these issues with input and
discussion with some of the most eminent minds in the area.
For further information contact Mhairi Fraser on (02) 9821 8822 or download a brochure below.