FSSI Link #8

Here at FSSI, our commitment to our mission is more important than ever – A strong community supported by a diverse, high quality, responsive and innovative social services sector. To converse is to share ideas and learn from one another in the process. In this edition of FSSI Link we...

Vlog Series – Dan Stubbs

This week, Micaela speaks with Dan Stubbs, Victorian Disability Worker Commissioner. Dan discusses how the challenges we are all facing this year have impacted on the establishment of the Commission, both personally and professionally and talks about his hopes about the Commissions value to the disability sector. Dan shares...

FSSI Link #7

Every morning at our FSSI Team check in meetings, one of the Team gives an Acknowledgement of Country. We would like to share with you an Acknowledgement given by FSSI Coordinator Lee Newnham recently… My husband was using a quote last night – “It was the best of times,...

Vlog Series – Arthur Rogers

This week, Micaela speaks with Arthur Rogers, Victorian Disability Services Commissioner. As Arthur finished this role last month, he reflects on his leadership experience through transformational times and discusses the lessons he has learnt. With restrictions in place, Arthur discusses the impact it will have on people, especially those...

Vlog Series – Debbie Kilroy

Micaela speaks with Debbie Kilroy OAM, CEO of Sisters Inside. Debbie shares her insights as an abolitionist feminist on the deconstruction of the prison industrial complex and decarceration. Micaela asks Debbie about what she has learnt about her own leadership, and how feminism has shaped her leadership as well...

Vlog Series – Cath Davis

Micaela speaks with Cath Davis, Senior Government Advisor at RMIT University. Some of you will remember Cath from her presentation on Connecting with Government in the 2019 Leadership Intensives. In this interview, Micaela asks Cath what feminist leadership means to her, and what has she learnt in managing through...

Vlog Series – Muriel Bamblett

FSSI Director Micaela Cronin recently spoke to Muriel Bamblett CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency about her leadership experience and her reflections on the protests. Noting a striking similarity between George Floyd and the case of a young Aboriginal man who died after being held down by...

Vlog Series – Martin Bean

In our latest vlog, Micaela talks to RMIT Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean about harnessing the power of technology to enable access to education, particularly for those who would not otherwise be able to participate. As Martin notes, flexibility is key to facilitating lifelong learning and shorter, sharper interventions like micro-credentials...

FSSI Link #4

FSSI stands in solidarity with all those protesting systemic racism. People are now getting glimpses into the lives of communities which have been oppressed, marginalised, ignored and abused for generations.  In the United States disturbing images of the inhumane abuse of black people has seen The Black Lives Matter movement continue to gather support and momentum for change.  There is much that must be done...