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Free SACOSS Advocacy Workshop

This workshop will provide participants with critical insights from experienced advocates about how to successfully influence decision makers and have your views both heard and acted upon. The workshop will cover topics including how to be effective in meetings, working with diverse perspectives and sectors and government and parliamentary liaison. Participants will have the opportunity to explore what makes a successful advocate and the sessions will be designed to maximise group participation and discussion.

Tony Smith, Chief Executive of the UK Consumer Council for Water, will be a workshop participant and key adviser. Tony’s early career was in strategy and marketing, implementing business turnarounds in oil, aerospace, automotive and fast-moving consumer goods businesses. Later Tony joined the utility sector where he has he has led corporate strategy, corporate services and stakeholder relations, customer service, investment programme and PFI procurement and delivery and competitive market business development.

To register: email angela@sacoss.org.au and please specify any dietary requirements.



Working with government and parliament

Cate Mussared, Chief of Staff, Office of Mark Parnell MLC (confirmed)


What are the keys to effective advocacy?

Mark Henley, Manager Advocacy and Communications, Uniting Communities (confirmed)

12.30pm (lunch - 30 mins)


Working with diverse perspectives, both within and across sectors

Karen Van Gorp, Senior Policy Adviser, Business SA (confirmed)

2.00pm (afternoon tea - 10 mins)

How to be effective in meetings

Greg Ogle, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, SACOSS (confirmed)

2.55pm (close)

Wrap up

Jo De Silva, Policy Lead, SACOSS (confirmed)


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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm