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...

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...

FSSI Link #3

As National Reconciliation Week 2020 draws to a close, we have been privileged and heartened to see people coming together in many different ways to mark and reflect on the 20th anniversary of the bridge walks of 2000. While there is much to celebrate, it is important to acknowledge...

Vlog Series – Emma King

Micaela Cronin talks to VCOSS CEO Emma King about growing as a leader and the importance of collaboration and partnerships. As Emma notes, partnered approaches are not only more fun they bring different perspectives and can mobilise a wider range of capabilities. Emma gives examples of existing partnerships –...

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...

Vlog Series – Hutch Hussein

In our latest vlog, Micaela Cronin reaches out to Hutch Hussein, Senior Manager Refugees, Immigration and Multiculturalism at the Brotherhood of St Lawrence to talk about changing organisational and political culture and the importance of staying true to your values. With a wealth of knowledge gained throughout her career...