Power to the People Conference

Bank of Ideas

  • Power to the People Conference
    August 15, 2019 - August 16, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2 Day Conference

Where:            The Hellenic Club of Canberra,  Matilda Street, Woden ACT 2606

Dates:              Thursday 15th and Friday 16th August, 2019

Cost:                $550.00 for two days (including GST).  Includes Conference dinner on Thursday 15th August.
**Invoice option is available for group bookings. Please contact Maria D’Souza 0404 957 780 or md@bankofideas.com.au

This Conference will bring together people from across Australia who share a personal or professional passion for building citizen driven communities to –

  • discover the power of social capital to help bring about positive economic, social and environmental change within our communities;
  • discover the power of local, ‘bottom up’ and asset based approaches to strengthen community;
  • discover the innovative ways in which other communities are striving to create that sense of belonging and connection that has been steadily eroded by globalisation and technology;
  • discover how to draw on the unique wisdom, passions, skills and interests of residents to activate citizenship in creating healthy communities;
  • explore the institutions and structures which both impede and enhance citizen driven efforts;
  • explore a range of tools and methodologies that will inspire and empower people to believe, behave and act like citizens in control of their community and their destiny;
  • discover like-minded people with whom to network with and create a lasting legacy of peer-to-peer learning; and above all,
  • have fun!

The Nation’s capital provides the ideal setting for a National Community Engagement Conference. Effective community engagement and active citizenship are the cornerstones for achieving social change. For those of us who believe in the power of community, this is a chance to capitalise on the ultimate political setting. An opportunity to shine a light on the importance of building citizen driven communities for policy makers who create the legislation and political environment that strongly influences the ability of Australian communities to tackle social challenges at the local level.

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Accommodation Suggestions: 

Abode Hotel Woden – 10 Bowes Street, Phillip  ACT  2606

Studio: sleeps 2, conference rate of $178 per night valid from 13-17 August 2019 subject to availability.  Payment must be made 14 days prior to arrival with no cancellations after this time.  Within walking distance to the venues, restaurants, cafes and shops.  To make a booking, contact the Reservation Team on 1300 122 633 or reservations@abodehotels.com.au and quote the reference PTTP2019.
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The Woden Hotel – Launceston Street, Phillip  ACT  2606

Hotel Room: sleeps 2, conference rate of $178 per night valid from 13-17 August 2019 subject to availability.  Payment must be made 14 days prior to arrival with no cancellations after this time.  Within walking distance to the venues, restaurants, cafes and shops.  To make a booking, contact the Reservation Team on 1300 122 633 or reservations@abodehotels.com.au and quote the reference PTTP2019.

Air BnBs in Woden Valley  ACT

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Download Power to the People, 2019 Skills Workshop Details

Two Masterclasses are also on offer:

This two-day Conference will be preceded by an optional one-day Masterclass on Wednesday 14th August, 2019.
Please note: You may only choose to attend one Masterclass.

1. Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Masterclass with Peter Kenyon, Director Bank of I.D.E.A.S.

The relationship between organisations and communities is changing and this change is going to require a fundamental shift in behaviour from both officers in organisations and residents in communities. In this stretching and refreshing Masterclass, Peter Kenyon, who is a thought and practice leader in Asset Based Community Development, will provide participants with the opportunity to look at three fundamental questions for creating sustainable and resilient communities:

  • What can communities do that organisations cannot?
  • What can organisations do that communities cannot?
  • What can communities do with organisations that neither can do alone?

Peter will demonstrate why he believes that the traditional customer segmentation and needs analysis approaches are the way of the past, and that a focus on assets and strengths is the future.

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2. Take Back Your Power: Creative Strategies for Making Change Happen with David Engwicht, Director, Creative Communities International.

You are passionate about making your community a better place. But sometimes this feels like you’re wading through quicksand – the more you struggle the deeper you sink. Red tape. Endless meetings. Entrenched cultures. Roadblock after roadblock. But is creating change meant to be this hard? Or are there more effective strategies?
In this Master Class, David will share the secrets to thinking outside the box about effective ways for creating the change you desire:

  • Unpack why the traditional approaches to creating change are often ineffective
  • Explain alternative approaches
  • Share four techniques that will get you thinking outside the box about the area you are passionate about
  • Help you generate alternative approaches to this area, and develop a personal plan to test one or more of these new strategies.

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Further information contact:
Maria D’Souza
Phone:  (08) 6293 1848
md@bankofideas.com.au

 

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DISCLAIMER: This event is being organised by the Bank of I.D.E.A.S. and local partners. We will endeavour to make sure all the information relevant to this event is correct and up to date, however, details are subject to change and it is the responsibility of the participant to check the Bank of I.D.E.A.S. website for the most current information.
REFUND POLICY: 90% refund if cancellation is given in writing prior to the two weeks before the event. No refund given within two weeks of the event date, however tickets are transferable.

Venue:  

Address:
Matilda Street, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2606, Australia