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Thursday, September 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Developing an AES Advocacy and Influence Strategy: A consultation and co-design session for AES members

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Influence is one of the key components of the AES 2015-2019 Strategic Plan. The AES Advocacy and Alliances Committee is developing an Advocacy and Influence Strategy in order for the AES to project its 'voice' and to enable it to better serve its members and the profession.

The Strategy is underpinned by the key principles of:
  • Collaboration: (within the AES membership and between the members and clients) Inclusiveness: sharing information and ideas with clients and members
  • Continual professional growth: (within membership and clients)
  • Professional service: on behalf of and to our members
  • Innovation: new ways to respond to new times

In keeping with these principles, the Advocacy and Alliances Committee is offering an opportunity for AES members to be involved during the Conference in a consultation and needs analysis session that will contribute to the design of the Strategy. The session will explore what needs or issues members have regarding advocacy and influence, and their thinking about the most relevant and useful approaches.

A background paper will be made available for participants to read prior to the session. 

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John Stoney

AES Board
I've been an AES Board Member since 2016 and currently Chair the Advocacy and Alliances Committee (AAC), which supports the Influence portfolio of the 2016-19 AES Strategic Plan. At this years Conference the AAC is engaging with members to inform development of an AES Advocacy and... Read More →

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Alexandra Ellinson

Manager, Evaluation, Research & Policy, Institute for Public Policy & Governance, UTS
Alexandra delivers strategic evaluations, reviews and consultancies, working in partnership with clients. She is deeply knowledgeable about the social services sector and has particular expertise in interagency responses to complex issues, such as housing and homelessness, domestic... Read More →
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Margaret MacDonald

Director, MacDonald Wells Consulting
Margaret is a leadership, public policy and evaluation consultant and works mostly in the social and health policy issues. She has a passion collaborative practice, systems thinking and linking ideas to practice.. Margaret is particularly interested in the interplay between policy... Read More →

Thursday September 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST
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