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...

FSSI Link #9

Here at FSSI, we are committed to working with a broad range of experts to find solutions to real world problems. We use co-design approaches in everything that we do, including developing new educational models to support the growth, quality and adaptation of the social service sector.   A...

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...

Vlog Series – Cherie Minniecon

Micaela speaks to Cherie Minniecon this week. Micaela and Cherie discuss the use of future thinking during this ambiguous and uncertain time and how Cherie’s leadership journey has brought her to where she is now. Cherie shares stories about playing in the imaginative, expressive play space of Indigenous Comic-Con,...

Vlog Series – Layton Pike

Micaela speaks with Layton Pike, Chief Global Officer at RMIT. Layton talks about his career journey working internationally across a range of key leadership roles including being the youngest Chief of Staff to the Federal Attorney General early in his career. Layton shares his thoughts about the future particularly...

FSSI Link #5

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the demand for services across the community sector. The pandemic has also transformed – at least temporarily – the way in which many community service organisations deliver their services. Right now attention is understandably focused on addressing the recent spike...

Vlog Series – Fiona Still

In our latest vlog, Micaela speaks with Fiona Still, State Manager at National Disability Services. As Fiona is stepping down from this role this week after working with NDS for three years, Micaela is so grateful to have been able to interview her to discuss some important issues. Micaela...

Vlog Series – Wil Stracke

This week, Micaela speak with Wil Stracke. Wil has been involved in various campaigns that had significant impact on community views, such as the Equal Pay Campaign (ASU), We Are Union Campaign, and as the VIC State Lead for the Yes Campaign. Speaking with Micaela, Wil discusses the benefits...