Alumni Activation event shapes future direction of family violence sector leadership

The Leadership Intensive Alumni Activation event was a key step forward in supporting networking, future learning and innovation amongst leaders in the family violence sector.

Participants from all eight streams of the Family Safety Victoria (FSV) Leadership Intensives gathered to connect, network and share ideas on the future direction of the alumni.

A strong theme of the event was the appreciation of the work, commitment and positive outcomes from the intensives, and the importance of continuing to engage, connect and take time to work towards positive change.

“This work involves significant cultural, systemic and structural changes – and this wouldn’t be possible without your strong leadership”

Belinda Martin, Acting Executive Director, Service Design and Reform at Family Safety Victoria spoke about the vital role of leadership in the family violence sector during this time of transformation:

“You, as leaders in the family violence and primary prevention sectors, and the broader community services sector, hold a key role as we work collectively to achieve change and better outcomes for women, children and families”, said Belinda.

Main image: Jacqui Watt, CEO of No To Violence. Inset (clockwise from top left): Belinda Martin, Acting Executive Director, Service Design and Reform at Family Safety Victoria, Micaela Cronin, Director at Future Social Service Institute, Christine Nixon, Leadership Professional.

“Our workforces are coming together in new ways, and more collaboratively than ever before. This work involves significant cultural, systemic and structural changes – and this wouldn’t be possible without your strong leadership”.

Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) Director, Micaela Cronin also spoke about the strong impact collective work is making in this period of sector growth:  

“We’ve got an important moment in time, to make a once in a lifetime generational difference in this space, and all of you are part of helping to shape it”, said Micaela.  

“Through the Leadership Intensives, you’ve built on your knowledge and skills to lead the sector through this period of transformation”.

Micaela also highlighted the strength of relationships built during the intensives, and how this collaboration will be a key factor in future work in the sector:

“We recognise the connections and relationships that you have built through your participation in the Leadership Intensives. The alumni will be a network – a way to continue to build trusted relationships, and to foster a lifelong journey of leadership and learning”.

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