2015 NSW Youth Work Conference

Join us to make NSW a better place for young people!

Youth Action is proud to present the NSW Youth Work Conference 2015. Each day we will explore how we currently service and engage young people across NSW and how youth workers, advocates and service managers can create tangible actions to improve these services and the lives of young people. The 2015 NSW Youth Work Conference will address three key topics: 

  1. Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) reform
  2. Best Practice Youth Work
  3. Youth Policy Agenda

The conference will approach these topics from both a strategic and practical level, with a range of training workshops, panel discussions, keynote speakers and roundtable consultations. Come share in a celebration of the NSW Youth Sector, reinvigorate your practice and help us shape the youth policy agenda with our incredible line-up of speakers:

  • Mychelle Curran, Executive Director of Community, Homes and Place at FaCS – Ready to answer your questions about the TEI Reform
  • The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP and Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC – Discussing how better systems can deliver better outcomes for young people
  • Verity Firth, Former CEO of the Public Education Foundation – Unpacking education policy challenges and opportunities for young people
  • Brian Cheney, NSW Treasury – What does Treasury really mean when they say 'value for money' and how do they value social services?
  • Sam Crosby, The McKell Institute – How to influence your MP
  • Tracey Howe, CEO NCOSS – What does the $1 billion social housing fund mean for young people?
  • Dorothy Hoddinott AO, Principal, Holroyd High – Education and the wellbeing of young people
  • Dr. Louise Crabtree, Western Sydney University – Forecasting the future of housing affordability
  • Ross Beaton, ARACY – Outlining the evidence for why youth services matter
  • Lila Mularczyk, NSW Secondary Principals Association President – Why are youth services vital to supporting schools?
  • Peter Slattery, Youth Work Expert – The principles of best practice Youth Work
  • Andrew Cummings, Youth Work Expert – How can evaluations tell stories of successful youth work?
  • MYST and Hawkesbury Community Outreach Service – Discussing the successes and challenges of using an outcomes framework to measure youth work.
  • The Lock the Gate Alliance and the Mondo Project – Forming unlikely alliances to achieve great outcomes


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When: Monday 2 – Wednesday 4 November 2015
Where: SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney (view map)
Tickets: $350pp (Youth Action Members), $450pp (Non-members)

Your ticket will give you an all-access pass to every conference session and the NSW Youth Work Awards Ceremony. If you’re a Youth Action Member, you will receive a 20% discount on the ticket price.


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November 02, 2015 at 9:00am - November 04, 2015


SMC Function & Conference Centre
66 Goulburn St
Sydney, NSW 2000
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