Native Title & Economics Conference 2017
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Native Title & Economics Conference 2017

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Following last year’s successful inaugural conference, the 2017 Native Title and Economics Conference again hosted by the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations, the University of Melbourne’s, Melbourne Business School and the National Native Title Council will have the theme:

Building Bridges: Reconciliation Action Plans and Opportunities for Indigenous Enterprise

The Commonwealth’s Government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy has met with considerable success in encouraging the development of Indigenous enterprises. However many private sector organisations have Reconciliation Action Plans that set Indigenous Supply Chain targets. The potential private sector spend greatly exceeds the Commonwealth’s. Exploring the opportunities thus created becomes important task for Indigenous businesses.

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ADRIC 2017
Aug
3
to Aug 5

ADRIC 2017

A skills development workshop for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

ADRIC 2017 is a learning and networking opportunity for mediators, facilitators and others engaged in group-level conflict resolution and decision-making. Participants will receive experiential training in working with groups through conflict and disputes, drawing upon the principles of Deep Democracy.

ADRIC 2017 is presented by Myrna Lewis, an internationally-acclaimed leading practitioner and trainer in the field of transformative leadership and facilitation, and co-founder of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy. Developed during post-apartheid South Africa’s transition to democracy, Deep Democracy is particularly suited to facilitating conflict and dispute resolution where relationships and group dynamics are emotionally charged or marked by diversity and difference. The workshop counts towards CPD for lawyers and mediators.

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Making Native Title Assets Work in the Marketplace
Sep
5
9:30 AM09:30

Making Native Title Assets Work in the Marketplace

This agenda-setting conference brought business leaders together to explore collaborative ways to transform the Indigenous economy. Professor Marcia Langton, AM, gave the keynote address and Eddie Fry, Chair of the Indigenous Land Council, spoke on the potential of the Indigenous Estate. Dean Yates a Partner at Ernst & Young gave his insights into current and future industries of growth to explore how Traditional Owners can take advantage of future opportunities.

The two day conference concluded with a session facilitated by Dr Ian Williamson of Melbourne Business School, charting the barriers and opportunities of the Indigenous economy.

Hosted in partnership with the National Native Title Council & Melbourne Business School.

                              

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Indigenous Procurement Conference
Dec
7
2:30 AM02:30

Indigenous Procurement Conference

Victoria is the only State without a Preferential Procurement Policy. The Federation wants to work with government to develop a state approach that will level the playing field for Aboriginal Corporations and create a demand for Aboriginal suppliers that our members are ready to meet.

The Federation’s proposals are outlined in our Preferential Procurement Summary Document and Preferential Procurement discussion document

The Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations in partnership with Melbourne University’s Australian Indigenous Studies Unit hosted an Indigenous Procurement Conference at Crown Melbourne in December 2015. A summary of the conference can be downloaded here.

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