Jane Moreton has worked in the Victorian alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector for over 19 years, and she has a background in nursing, social work and project management. Throughout her career Jane has worked in both clinical, and project management settings in the not-for-profit sector focusing on change and capacity building. This has allowed her to develop an extensive understanding of the need for service systems to evolve their responses to improve outcomes for clients, but within the context of limited funding opportunities and other barriers. Since June 2013 Jane has worked at the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA).
About the session
The only constant is change: how community services can build capabilities and drive change amid uncertainty (Presented with Meredith Carter)
In a policy and funding environment of constant uncertainty and change, how effectively a NFP can develop greater capacity – whether to align itself with a new policy direction, service system or funding requirements – depends on its capacity to adapt and evolve.
This session will outline the knowledge and tools you need to successfully implement change to develop the capacity of your organisation, including: how to approach change and transition in dynamic environments; dealing with resistance to change; developing the capacity of your workforce; partnerships with other agencies; involving consumers, carers and the community; and how to sustain and monitor a change strategy.