Collaborating to Deliver the Premier’s Priorities: Online

Collaborating to Deliver the Premier’s Priorities: Online
Live Online Event
Wednesday 12 August 2020
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (AEST)
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Registrations for this event close 11 August 2020 at 12:00 PM



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Four Deputy Secretaries share how collaboration holds the key to delivering the Premier’s Priorities.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

In September 2015, the NSW Government launched the Premier’s Priorities as a way of focusing on the key issues affecting the citizens of NSW. 

Following the 2019 March election, Premier Gladys Berejiklian set new priorities to tackle tough community challenges, lift the quality of life for all citizens and put people at the heart of everything the NSW Government does. 

Five of these priorities are delivered by the Stronger Communities cluster where collaboration underpins their successful delivery in the current challenging environment. 

This forum focuses on how collaboration drives innovation and the ability to solve the following five complex priorities:

Reducing domestic violence reoffenders
Reducing recidivism in the prison population 
Reducing homelessness 
Protecting our most vulnerable children 
Increasing permanency for children in out of home care 

WHY YOU SHOULD REGISTER

In this forum, Melinda Sukhla, Head of the Premier’s Implementation Unit, will be joined by Deputy Secretaries and Director to discuss the role collaboration and cross-priority thinking plays in mobilising the five priorities delivered by the Stronger Communities cluster.  

The panel will share insights and strategies which can be applied to solving complex problems that defy traditional ways of working. 

They will also highlight the challenges and opportunities arising from COVID-19. 

This forum gives you tools to better collaborate and achieve outcomes in your own area of work. In addition, attending allows you to learn more about the Deliverology® methodology.

SPONSOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This event series is presented in partnership with Holding Redlich. 



SPEAKERS


Simone Walker
Deputy Secretary, Strategy, Policy and Commissioning
NSW Department of Communities and Justice 



Simone Walker is the Deputy Secretary of Strategy, Policy and Commissioning in the Department of Communities and Justice. This role includes the portfolios of Housing and Homelessness, Child Protection/Out of Home care, Domestic and Family Violence, Crime Prevention and Social Cohesion. This breadth of work is a great opportunity for Simone to focus on quality outcomes for clients and social justice. 

Simone is directly responsible for delivering two Premier’s Priorities including Reducing Domestic Violence Reoffending and Increasing Permanency for Children and Young People living in out-of-home-care. Simone is also responsible for the overall coordination of all the Department of Communities and Justice Premier’s Priorities, with particular emphasis on the coordination of the cross cutting interventions  and reporting to the Premier.

Simone began her career as a paediatric social worker in the Intensive Care (unit/ward) at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Simone has held a range of senior executive policy, strategy and operational positions in the NSW Government and non-government agencies. 


Luke Grant
Deputy Commissioner
Corrective Services NSW


Luke Grant joined Corrections in January 1991 progressing through operational roles in prisoner education, programs and classification.  He was appointed to the role of Assistant Commissioner Inmate Management in 2000, Assistant Commissioner Corrections Strategy and Policy in December 2012 and Deputy Commissioner in 2020. 

Mr Grant holds a Master of Science Degree (Research) and other tertiary qualifications. He has been actively involved in research collaborations with universities around offender behaviour and health and has an extensive publication history in peer reviewed journals. He has served on numerous interagency and statutory committees and has been a member of the University of Sydney Law School Institute Of Criminology Advisory Council for more than a decade.

Paul Vevers
Deputy Secretary
NSW Department of Communities and Justice 


Paul is a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Communities and Justice. He is responsible for social housing services, disability services and for disaster welfare support to Resilience NSW. He manages three of the Department’s Districts which provide child protection, out of home care and public housing. 

He is a passionate leader of the government’s on-the-street services to people sleeping rough. Starting his career working with young people with a disability in Switzerland, he moved to child protection in London. He subsequently worked for Fujitsu for three years and then joined the UK Audit Commission. 

Since 2000, Paul has worked in various regional management roles in NSW in housing and homelessness and became a Deputy Secretary four years ago now. He is the Department’s lead on the Premier’s Priority on Homelessness.

Samantha Gooch
Director Cross Cluster Operations and Business Support
NSW Department of Communities and Justice 


Sam is the Director of Cross Cluster Operations and Business Support. She started as a practitioner in child protection nearly 20 years ago. Sam’s worked in Ministers’ offices, and the Department of Communities and Justice Secretary’s office, and for the last seven years she’s been leading project management teams. Sam has a keen interest in performance and is the first person in NSW to achieve a black belt in Deliverology®. Sam leads the Premier’s Priority Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Children, a priority to reduce the number of children re-reported at risk of significant harm.

FACILITATOR

Melinda Sukhla
Head of the Premier’s Implementation Unit
NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet


Melinda Sukhla is Head of the Premier's Implementation Unit at the Department of Premier & Cabinet. Her team support the delivery of the 14 Premier's Priorities, working in close collaboration with lead agencies and partners (further information available here).

Melinda joined the NSW Government in 2019. She has previously worked as an executive at St Vincent's and Qantas, and spent a decade with The Boston Consulting Group. She loves working with the Premier's Priorities and supporting the teams responsible for delivering them (it may just be the best job in the NSW Public Service).


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When
12/08/2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where
Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
 

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