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...

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 – 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...