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    The People, Culture & HR Forum

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    The People, Culture & HR Forum aims to bring the Workforce Capability Framework to Life. The Workforce Capability Framework was created for and with Queensland’s specialist Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence and Women’s Health and Wellbeing workforce.   

    It celebrates and respectfully acknowledges the complexity, breadth and diversity of the gendered-violence specialist workforce in Queensland. It is a foundational resource describing what good looks like, for a workforce that is a powerful driver of change in ending violence.   

    The People and Culture Forum provides an opportunity for the sector to explore innovative ideas and new thinking in attracting, recruiting and retaining our workforce, while also making sense of the framework and how it can support practical day to day human resource management.  We will hear from a range of speakers and gather insights about how to use the Workforce Capability Framework in practical and meaningful ways.

    We encourage you to join us for this forum if you.. 

    • Would like to better attract, recruit and retain the workforce you need now and into the future.
    • Could benefit from simple and practical resources to support your human resources management.
    • Would like to hear from a range of speakers and engage with colleagues in the sector about workforce innovation, opportunities and challenges. 

    You can access the workforce capability framework here: 

    The People and Culture Forum will explore how to:  

    • Support, Connect and Sustain our Workforce
    • Grow our Workforce 
    • Retain and Develop our Workforce

    Event Details

    Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023
    Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm AEST
    Large Conference Room, Karstens Brisbane, Level 24/215 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

      Want to learn more?

      Flexible and tailored support is also available to assist services or group of services working together to bring the Workforce Capability Framework to life in services. Please contact if you are interested in exploring this opportunity.

      Who should attend?

      The Capability Framework can be used by small and large organisations and for a range of individual purposes.  The forum is therefore useful for workers across all roles and levels in the sexual violence, women’s health and wellbeing and DFV sector. Everyone is encouraged to join us! 

      Travel support is available – click here to apply. If you are unable to download the application form please email to receive a copy.

      If this event is oversubscribed we may limit registration numbers per service and decline non-target registrations.


      Grace Tame 

      After being groomed and raped by her maths teacher when she was just 15 years old, Grace Tame has turned her traumatic experience into advocacy for survivors of child sexual abuse and has been a leader of positive change for over a decade. 
      Recognising the injustice of Tasmania’s gag order that prevented survivors from self-identifying publicly, Grace offered her story to the #LetHerSpeak campaign created by Nina Funnell, along with the stories of 16 other brave survivors. In 2019, she finally won a court order to speak our under her own name, making her the state’s first female child sexual abuse survivor to do so. 
      Now, Grace is dedicated to eradicating child sexual abuse in Australia, and supporting the survivors of child sexual abuse and is the CEO of The Grace Tame Foundation. 
      Her focus is around enabling survivors to tell their stories without shame, educating the public around the process and lasting effects of grooming and working with policy and decision-makers to ensure we have state, territory and federal legal systems that support survivors, not just perpetrators. 
      She is also a passionate yoga teacher, visual artist, and champion long-distance runner, having won the 2020 Ross Marathon in 2:59:31. She was diagnosed as autistic at age 20, and talks candidly about how this affects her life and work. 
      On 27 September 2022, she released her number 1 best-selling memoir The Ninth Life of a Diamond Miner, which was nominated for three Australian Book Industry Awards, including New Writer of the Year and Biography Book of the Year. She is a columnist for The Shot and co-hosts their weekly podcast with The Chaser's Charles Firth, Jo Dyer, and Dave Milner. 
      An open book about her experience, but even more passionate about preventing this from happening to other children, Grace speaks from the heart and will have her audience simultaneously inspired and in tears.  

      She is a regular keynote speaker, media guest and advocacy commentator. 
      Grace is the 2021 Australian of the Year.

      Rosemary O’Malley 

      Rosemary O’Malley was the CEO of the Domestic Violence Prevention Centre (DVPC) from 2016 to February 2023. Rosemary commenced working for DVPC in 2009 and was the Manager of the Men’s Domestic Violence Education and Intervention Program (MDVEIP) for seven years. Previously she worked for many years at Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) where she commenced facilitating the MDVEIP in 2005. Her academic background is in criminology, and she has written journal articles, and contributed a chapter to the book, Domestic Violence, Working With Men: Research, Practice Experiences, and Integrated Responses. Rosemary sat on the Domestic Violence Death Review Board and was the Convenor of the Queensland Domestic Violence Services Network from 2020-2022. She has travelled to the United States to investigate good practice regarding men’s programs, fathering programs, and integrated responses, and she delivers workshops and speaks at conferences throughout Australia on the importance of collaborative practice between government and non-government organizations to improve the safety and well-being for those experiencing or escaping domestic violence.

      Rosemary now works in a consultative capacity in the DV Sector and delivers workshops and training, as well as Professional Supervision across all levels of the workforce.

      Amy Wormwell

      Amy Wormwell is a passionate and seasoned trainer, consultant, and supervisor to the community sector. With over 26 years of eclectic experience, Amy comes with an intimate understanding of the needs and nuances of creating and maintaining healthy and resilient teams in the community sector and more broadly. With decades of work as a practitioner and leader behind her, Amy launched her business Work Within to support and mentor leaders and practitioners to develop and grow, and to work with teams to equip them with frameworks, experiences and resources to help them to best work with the unrelenting challenge of working with trauma. She is dynamic, flexible and grounded in her approach, and is committed to meeting people where they are at, and to walk alongside them to where they want to be.

      Stacey Ross

      Stacey is a dynamic and passionate leader with qualifications and extensive skills in Leadership, Human Services and Community Development. She is deeply passionate about innovation, change management and has an endless desire to empower others to reach their full potential. Stacey is the CEO of The Centre for Women & Co., heading up a team of 55 and growing, she is a state-appointed Director for BHC (Brisbane Housing Company) and flourishes when working alongside people who are also on purpose.

      Alisa Hall

      Alisa is a social worker, service leader and executive with 30 years of experience working in health, community care, and violence against women and children service areas and settings. She has extensive experience leading workforce programs and initiatives to build the capability of practitioners, organisations, sectors and industries, including as Deputy Director of Health and Community Services Workforce Council, Director of Programs at the social impact organisation Pilotlight UK and independent consultant to a range of leading health and community services organisations in Queensland and Australia.

      In her current role as Director of Practice and Engagement with the National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse, Alisa leads the organisations work in the areas of workforce capability, knowledge translation and communications. Alisa was the lead consultant working in partnership with WorkUP Queensland to develop the Workforce Capability Framework for the Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence and Women's Health and Wellbeing Sector.

      Grace, Rosie, Amy, Alisa and Stacey will be joined by Lyn Anderson.  More details to be announced as they become available. Keep up to date at WorkUP Queensland Facebook page. 

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