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When: Thursday 29 August 2019 | 9.00am – 5.00pm

Where: The Ville Resort, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville (Pavilion 1 and 2)

Register for the Townsville conference

8.30 – 9.00 Registration
9.00 – 9.15 Welcome and introductions
9.15 – 9.40 Keynote presentation
Mary Wiley-Smith
Deputy Commissioner
Australian Public Service Commission
9.40 – 10.00

Diversity and the future of the APS
Caroline Walsh
Group Manager, Inclusion and Implementation
Australian Public Service Commission

10.00 – 10.30 Q&A session
10.30 – 11.00 Morning tea
11.00 – 12.10

Panel discussion: Coordination of the emergency  / consequence management response to the 2019 Townsville floods

Panellists:

Lieutenant Colonel Grant Shottenkirk
Deputy Commander
3rd Brigade
Department of Defence

Peter Buckland
Recovery Coordinator, Community Recovery
Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
Queensland Government

Margaret Darveniza
Human and Social Recovery Coordinator
Community Engagement
Townsville City Council

Sherren Edkins
Regional Director – NQ Region
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Queensland Government

Paul Telder
Base Manager – Lavarack Barracks Base Support Area
Department of Defence

Karla Bridges
Director - Communications and Engagement
North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency

Joe Buffone
Assistant Secretary - Crisis Management Branch
Emergency Management Australia

12.10 – 12.15

Introduction of small group activities

12.15 – 12.45 Small group activity
12.45 – 1.45 Lunch
1.45 – 2.05 Inspiring futures through change
Gayle de la Cruz
Project Manager, Community Relations Team
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys
2.05 – 2.10

Relocate for interactive workshop

2.10 – 4.10

Choice of interactive workshop:

(choice of one)

Workshop 1: Understanding change

Workshop 2: Supporting change through communication

4.10 – 4.15

Closing remarks

4.15 – 5.00 Networking function

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Last reviewed: 
22 August 2019