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Connecting Communities Conference

September 3, 2019

Community Industry Group were proud to sponsor and to participate in the Local Community Services Association (LCSA) Connecting Communities Conference held at the Novotel Wollongong on 26–28 August 2019.

Highlights of the Conference included the address from The Hon Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services who recognised the value of frontline community work and outlined some of his key policy directions. Particularly pleasing was his commitment to ensuring recontracting of TEI services would begin within the month, and that he had no intention of going to tender for these services.

Day 2 saw a keynote address from Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Locality in London, and from Gary Groves, Executive Director Their Futures Matter, followed by a lively panel discussion on the topic Getting the Outcomes Right for all Communities in NSW.

Community Industry Group CEO, Nicky Sloan, participated in the Local Solutions for Global Issues Panel Discussion to speak about how the work of local community service organisations contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Marketing and Communications Officer, Sally Hall, ran a lively and engaging workshop on Social Media for Community Organisations. Feedback was incredibly positive, and many participants reported feeling more empowered and skilled to use social media to promote their organisations.

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