FSSI Link #12

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 Matthew Ledwich, one of FSSI’s Social Work Placement Students. I would like to begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of...

Vlog Series – Mary Wooldridge

This week, FSSI Director Micaela Cronin speaks with Mary Wooldridge, a strategic leader across the non-profit, public and corporate sector. Across a 13 year career as a state Liberal MP, Mary served as the minster for mental health, community services, disability and women’s affairs portfolios. Mary was recently appointed...

Vlog Series – Katherine Ellis

Micaela speaks with Katherine Ellis, CEO at Youth Affairs Council Victoria. Katherine discusses how her previous roles have contributed to how she works as a leader and offers her advice to other sector leaders on listening to young people’s voices. Katherine talks about her time studying at the Harvard...

Vlog Series – Fidelma Carolan

Micaela speaks with Fidelma Carolan, Senior Consultant at the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Leadership Centre for Leadership Matters. Fidelma talks about the incredible experience of working in the Protestant Northern Ireland community after growing up in the Republic of Ireland with a Catholic background. Fidelma also discusses...

Vlog Series – Larissa Hjorth

This week, Micaela speaks with Larissa Hjorth, Director of the Design & Creative Practice research platform at RMIT University. Larissa talks about what gives her joy in her work as a researcher and shares an interesting story that was a turning point in her research. Larissa also discusses the...

Vlog Series – Alison Macdonald

Micaela highlights the significant leadership role that Alison held during both the merger between Domestic Violence Victoria and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre as well as her in depth contribution to the Royal Commission life cycle. Alison discusses the most significant changes that she has seen come about since...

FSSI Link #6

With many Victorians now in lockdown once again, it has been heartening to hear stories of hope and optimism. The voices of RMIT’s Chief Global Officer Layton Pike, traineeship student Taylah Abraham and members of VCOSS’s Empowered Lives community which are featured in this edition of FSSI Link spark feelings of positivity and provide...