2024 Conference Workshops

Elective workshop sessions will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 22 February.

Session 1: 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Workshop TitlePresenters / Organisations
Education and Social Services: Partnering to Address Unmet NeedsAnita Veivers, Centacare FNQ
Paula Washington, Centacare North Queensland
Anna Morris, CatholicCare Central Queensland
Lucy Karbowiak, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning
‘Common ground: Homelessness, Houselessness and First NationsPatrick O’Reilly, Marist180
Andrea Thomas, Marist180
Applying Ethical and Ecological Frameworks to Social Change InitiativesPhilip Kalidoudis, MacKillop Family Services
Alice Carwardine, Caritas Australia
Advocacy for Those who Experience Significant Injustice – Successes and ChallengesChristine Carolan, ACRATH
Rahel Den Elzen, Jesuit Social Services
Faith Community Responses to Domestic and Family ViolenceNicole Rotaru, Religious Sisters of Mercy (RSM)
Kerryn Lewis, Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
Creative Funding Solutions for Social ImpactBrendan Hoy, Catholic Development Fund
Catherine Harris, Save the Children Australia
Suzanne Findlay, Sacred Heart Mission
Fiona Williams, CatholicCare Victoria Housing

Session 2: 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Workshop TitlePresenters / Organisations
Cross Sector Collaborative Approaches to Address Social Exclusion and LonelinessGary Christensen, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning
Kerri Anne Brussen, JoCare Caring for neighbours
Trauma Responsive Spiritual CareDr Joanne Durkin, St Vincent’s Health Australia
Dr Dan Fleming, St Vincent’s Health Australia
Avoiding Inertia in the Face of our Overwhelming Ecological CrisisJane Collopy, Highways and Byways
Sally Neaves, Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea
Building Sector Capacity to Create Culturally Safe WorkplacesNatasha Bargeus, MacKillop Family Services
Melissa Halliday, ACRATH
Serving the Common Good through Holistic Organisational Approaches Jenny Stanger, Australian Catholic Anti-slavery Network (ACAN)
Alison Rahill, ACAN
Laura Giassetti, ACAN
Gavin Dufty, St Vincent de Paul Society, Victoria
Myths of Masculinity and Implications for Service DeliveryRachel Thomson, Jesuit Social Services
Michael Hail, Jesuit Social Services

More details about the sessions and the workshops program will be available in the Delegate Conference Guide.