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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

'Vision.Vigilance.Action' - Call for Abstracts

Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2013 The Hilton Sydney Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 November 2013 Vision. Vigilance. Action www.apsacc.com.au APSACC 2013 is Australia's premier event for public sector executives, managers and corruption prevention practitioners to learn more about current anti-corruption trends and strategies. It is also a significant opportunity for new managers to increase their understanding of corruption prevention practices and make vital contacts. Stay in touch with APSACC 2013 - register your interest in attending, presenting, sponsoring or exhibiting. ________________________________________ Call for Abstracts The Conference theme 'Vision.Vigilance.Action' encapsulates the knowledge, skills and attributes that corruption prevention practitioner require to effectively identify, consider and respond to corruption and misconduct risks: Vision is necessary to identify potential corruption threats and think creatively to determine effective controls. Vigilance is vital to build and sustain an effective and efficient corruption prevention capability in light of competing priorities. Action is imperative to influence others and bring about lasting positive change. What individual and organisational factors increase risks for corruption and misconduct? What information do managers need to identify corruption and misconduct risks? What are the most prevalent corruption risks in different sectors of government? What organisational functions are particularly vulnerable? What controls are appropriate and effective, and how should they be implemented? How can early intervention systems be most effective? Submissions can be based on operational knowledge, actual investigations, case studies, primary and secondary research. Submit your abstract now! Conference sub themes * High risk functions * Early detection/intervention systems * Tools and techniques * Probity in decision making * Corruption and misconduct risks during organisational change * Policing issues * Local Government issues * Corrections and custodial issues * Health * Education * Political corruption * Whistleblowing Important Dates November 2012: Call for abstracts opens March 2013: Call for abstracts closes May 2013: Early bird registration opens August 2013: Early bird registration closes November 2013 : Standard registration closes Need more information? International Conferences & Events 183 Albion Street Surry Hills, NSW, 2010 T: +61 2 9368 1200 F: +61 2 9368 1500 E: apsacc2013@iceaustralia.com W: www.apsacc.com.au Who can submit an abstract? Anyone and everyone! If you have a colleague whom you think should submit an abstract pass this email on to them and get them involved.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Adult Literacy Research Program asks: What is Literacy?

Adult Literacy Research Program presents research interrogating both human capital and social capital litreracy models. This comprehensive body of research examines literacy and numeracy topics.

It found that "Based on the research, there appear to be three main
of literacy with currency in Australia today, with implications
for policy-making and teaching/learning:

  • a cognitive, individual-based model associated with a psychometric
    tradition, quantifiable levels of ability, and a deficit approach to
    'illiteracy', which is assumed to be both an outcome of individual inadequacy,
    and a causal factor in unemployment
  • an economics-driven model generally associated with workforce
    training, multiskilling, productivity, 'functional' literacy and notions of
    human capital
  • a sociocultural model which is most commonly associated with
    contextualised and multiple literacy practices, a valuing of the 'other',
    and a strong critical element.

In general, literacy today is perceived to be social by nature rather than merely an individual's set of skills, and there is consensus among literacy researchers that the meaning of literacy depends on the context in which it is being used" (Lonsdale & McCurry, p14).

Monday, June 29, 2009

Thinking about starting a social purpose enterprise

Canadian social enterpise

Thinking about social enterprise project, this Canadian website offers a range of start information that might be useful in germinating your ideas.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Starting up a Playgroup

This resource has been developed as a stand alone community capacity building tool to assist in the training required to set up and run a playgroup. The resource was a joint initiative of the Department of Education and Training, Families NSW as part of the Pacific Communities Project.
Karen Dixon further developed the materials as part of a Learnscope NSW project and taught the course for St George TAFE Outreach and packaged the materials available on this wiki. The resource is to be used by community organisations with a qualified facilitator in the context of an appropriate qualifcation. The material was originally delivered within an Outreach qualification.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mentoring and Leadership Program for African Women

This resource provides practical information for individuals and organisations who are keen to develop projects with small and emerging African refugee communities. This kit is targeted at CCD workers, CSSS workers, health and education workers, artists and arts workers, generalist community workers and community members who are working with or intend to work with small and emerging African communities in Australia.