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Social Enterprise Future Reforms Workshop

We are hosting this workshop aiming to enhance Jobs Australia's advocacy for transformative reforms in social enterprise.

In an era where social enterprise is not just a buzzword but a significant economic force, employing over 200,000 individuals and injecting $21 billion annually into the economy, the sector stands on the cusp of unparalleled expansion. Recognising this potential, the Select Committee's final report into Workforce Australia has laid out a visionary blueprint, advocating for robust policy support through various means including integration into employment services, a national fund, social procurement, and more. Yet, the path forward remains a collaborative effort, seeking insights from the heart of the industry.

Jobs Australia, with its extensive network of Members engaged in social enterprises, holds a significant place in advocating for the sector. We are hosting this workshop aiming to enhance Jobs Australia's advocacy for transformative reforms in social enterprise. This gathering will include government officials, industry experts, and key figures from various social enterprise organisations.

We are thrilled to introduce our speakers for the event:

  • Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Assistant Minister for Employment- VIRTUAL
  • Sally McGeoch and Lisa Waldron, Senior Advisors at Westpac Foundation
  • Matt Pfahlert, CEO of the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship (ACRE)
  • Jess Moore, CEO of Social Enterprise Australia - VIRTUAL
  • Mark Daniels, Chief Operating Officer at White Box Enterprises
  • Professor Jo Barraket AM, Director at Melbourne Social Equity Institute
  • Ella Camille,  International Partnerships Manager at Social Enterprise Academy (Scotland) VIRTUAL
  • James Finnie, Senior Adviser with Community Enterprise in Scotland (CEIS) VIRTUAL
  • Stephen Hamill, General Manager of CEiS Ayrshire (Scotland) VIRTUAL

Why Attend?

This workshop is more than an event; it's a crucible for change, offering Jobs Australia Members an unparalleled opportunity to engage directly with the architects of the future social enterprise framework. Structured around pivotal themes such as future funding landscapes, essential success criteria for social enterprises, and case studies of thriving models both in Australia and internationally, this workshop promises a rich tapestry of discussion, learning, and strategic development. To ensure all participants can hit the ground running, we will provide a comprehensive set of briefing notes ahead of the workshop, detailing the critical issues and opportunities within the social enterprise sector.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you're deeply invested in shaping the operational future of social enterprises or keen on broadening your understanding of this dynamic sector, this workshop is for you. We especially encourage all Jobs Australia Members with a passion for social enterprise to join us in this pivotal discussion.

Be Part of the Change

Don't miss this chance to influence and be informed about the evolving landscape of social enterprise. Your voice and insights are invaluable as we collectively forge a path toward innovative and sustainable social enterprise development in Australia.

Reserve Your Spot Today

Spaces are limited, and the potential for impact is vast. Secure your participation in this landmark workshop and be at the forefront of shaping the future of social enterprise. 

21/03/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Marsh Offices Collins Square 727 Collins St Melbourne, VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
Online registration not available.

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