Agency and workforce development forum 2012


On 6 December CHP and Domestic Violence Victoria hosted the 2012 Agency and workforce development forum; Building best practice in a changing environment.

The forum highlighted strategies to strengthen Victorian services for people experiencing homelessness and family violence. The forum also provided an opportunity for CHP and Domestic Violence Victoria to seek the sectors’ perspectives on workforce development priorities.

Presentations from the homelessness, family violence and allied sectors are below:

Community services in Victoria; Where are we headed?

Marilyn Webster is the Director of Research and Social Policy at the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare. Marilyn’s presentation provides an overview of the changing context of Victorian community service delivery.

Services Connect; The new human services system

This presentation explores the Department of Human Service’s pilot integrated service delivery model; Services Connect.

Mapping and enhancing employee capabilities

Mel Hollows is the Human Resources Manager at HomeGround Services. In this workshop presentation, Mel demonstrates how HomeGround identified and intends to enhance the core professional competancies of staff working across the organisation.

Strengthening services through partnerships with philanthropy

Sue Grigg is the Manager of the Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI). Sue’s workshop presentation provides an overview of how Sacred Heart Mission successfully partnered with the philanthropic community in order to deliver J2SI.

Building organisational capacity to prevent homelessness and family violence

Kiri Bear is a Senior Project Officer at VicHealth. Kiri’s presentation considers how community service organisations can be sites for the primary prevention of homelessness and family violence.