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Live: VHA Lunch and Learn - "Conversations that count: advocating for your organisation"

  • 17 Aug 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom



Government relations will be critical in the lead up to the 2022 State Election. Here there is an opportunity and need to start mapping out a multi-year plan for your advocacy for external relations in the next election cycle. To be ‘political’ is not merely allowed – you should be doing it, and the strategic aims of your service will be strengthened as a result of a methodical approach to these government relations.

Join us for an overview of key concepts regarding government relations. This session is designed to equip board directors and executives with the confidence to know how to plan and approach strategic conversations and get the maximum value out of conversations with elected representatives and key policy decision-makers. Juan Paolo Legaspi, VHA Manager, Policy and Advocacy, will provide guidance on how to identify key objectives and stakeholders for your planning purposes, and then how to prepare for targeted conversations that deliver maximum value for your service.

Breaking down the difference between advocacy and government relations, the session will cover:

identifying key issues and defining the outcomes you seek

how to identify priority stakeholders with whom you need to engage, and how to get that audience

what those conversations should look like, including what not to do.

Panel to feature:

  • Terry Symonds, CEO, Yooralla, and Board Director, Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network
  • Tom Symondson, CEO, VHA
  • Julia Medew, Media Consultant, VHA

Encouraged to attend this session are board chairs, directors, secretariats and executives.

If you're not sure whether you're with a member organisation, check our member list before registering.

This page is for live registrations - you will get access to the resource kit, attend the session live and get the recording link after the event.

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