The Future of Government - LGPro Young Professionals Meet Up

'The Future of Government'. As young professionals we hope that the future of the public sector will be underpinned by equity, driven by smart technology, engaged workforces and lead by leaders that are committed to driving public value. The first LGPro Young Professionals meet up of the year invites you to listen to short talks on this subject, delivered by industry leaders, and participate in a question and answer session at the end.

Speakers include:

Hugh Kingsley, The Brainary (including a robotics demonstration)

The Brainary are a team of enthusiastic and dedicated people, who are passionate about education and learning. Following up their passion by publishing and distributing “world-leading” educational resources to supplement learning needs.

Rowena Allen, Victoria’s first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner

Rowena Allen (aka The Commish) is an effective, experienced and longstanding advocate for LGBTI Victorians and has held leadership positions in the community and government sectors. Ro was the founding CEO of UnitingCare Cutting Edge, Victoria’s first rural support group for young LGBTI people. Ro champions the rights of LGBTI Victorians within the Government and is working and advocating for an inclusive and diverse government.

Liana Thompson, Acting CEO Whittlesea City Council

Liana is a self-titled ‘local government tragic’. With experience on both sides, a former Councillor at the City of Port Phillip and public servant lifer she is committed to improving the way local government delivers it services and creating opportunities for innovation. Liana will speak to her unwavering optimism for the sector and the crucial role young people play in ensuring government remains relevant.

Troy Edwards, Director Corporate Services Yarra Ranges Council

Troy has held a number of positions in the federal public service, as a policy adviser in the Federal Parliament and as a senior adviser at the Municipal Association of Victoria. Prior to joining Yarra Ranges, he was the managing director of a large public relations agency. With a background that brings together public and private sector experience, Troy is experienced in delivering innovative opportunities to provide quality customer outcomes and deliver efficient and cost effective services.

This meet up is a FREE event, all welcome and stay afterwards for drinks and networking. Must attend event for any young professionals in the local government sector.

Event Details

Thursday 30 March 2017, 3pm - 5.30pm
Fitzroy Town Hall - Reading Room, Napier Street, Fitzroy
Tram 11 will get you to the doorstep.

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