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National Stakeholder and Community Relations


Tue 4 Jun 2013, 8:30am–5:30pm
Wed 5 Jun 2013, 8:30am–5:30pm

Where: Crowne Plaza Melbourne, 1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Listed by: LiquidLearning

Leading Edge Strategies, Frameworks and Practical Tools for Excellence in Stakeholder Engagement and Community Relations

Liquid Learning is delighted to present The 3rd Annual National Stakeholder and Community Relations Officers’ Forum 2013 – the premier communication, professional development and networking platform to debate and prepare for the unique challenges of stakeholder and community engagement. A balance of case studies, including success stories and challenges across industries and expert presentations will allow delegates to fortify acquired knowledge and strengthen their own strategies.

- Aligning stakeholder engagement with business and community contribution objectives
- Integrating new media for measurable results in stakeholder and community relations
- Improving community buy-in and involvement through innovative engagement practices
- Strengthening relationships with key stakeholder groups

Featured Speakers:
Paula Benson General Manager, Corporate Responsibility
National Australia Bank

Paul Chandley General Manager, Online Strategy and Communication
Department of Justice, Victoria

Sally White Group Manager, Strategic Partnerships
Environment Protection Authority, Victoria

Marg Renwick Senior Advisor, Community & Environmental Partners
Environmental Protection Authority, Victoria

Helen Maisano Associate Director, Corporate and Social Responsibility

Jason Ward Director, Communication and Stakeholder

Mara Bun Chief Executive Officer
Green Cross Australia

Paula Lawrence Executive Manager, Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Relations
The City of Ballarat

David Hogan Manager, Public Relations and Community Affairs
Snowy Hydro Limited

Marcello Massi Network Corridor and Community Liaison Manager

Dr Travis Kemp Head Leadership and Talent Director
Lee Hecht Harrison DBM
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Coaching Psychology Unit
University of Sydney
Honorary Principal Fellow, Sydney Business School
University of Wollongong

Annemarie Mora Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager
Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team

Naomi Rowe Community Relations Manager
AGL Upstream Gas

California Nguyen Senior Digital Communications Adviser
Linking Melbourne Authority

Dr Wendy Russell Project Manager, Enabling Technologies, Public Awareness and Community Engagement
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Andrew Crowley Principal Consultant
Capacity Consulting
Sport and Recreation Strategic Advancement Officer
Deakin University

This event is proudly supported by:
Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (APEN)
The Marketing Association of Australia and New Zealand (MAANZ)

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In recent years, Community Engagement and Stakeholder Relations has shifted to a more central and vital role within organisations. This is certainly helping organisations to unlock hidden efficiencies and develop a broader understanding of community needs. With new media being increasingly present in our day-to-day operations, this has impacted the operations of Stakeholder and Community Relations professionals extensively. On one hand, this new playground has introduced new challenges for professionals in diverse industries. On the other hand, this represents the chance to find new and effective ways to engage with communities and stakeholders.

This Forum aims to reflect the different aspects of successful strategies, which need further consideration when implementing Community and Stakeholder Relations strategies. The Forum represents a unique opportunity for leading professionals to challenge themselves to proactively adopt new approaches, leaving the event with cutting edge “how to” tools.

To request more information or book your place at this practical event, contact Liquid Learning via email: or visit our website above.