Local governments are uniquely placed to respond positively to local issues, challenges and opportunities. Strong social planning processes that promote integration and collaboration and are firmly grounded in the social justice principles of equity, access, participation and rights will support appropriate responses.
This five-day course provides a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of social planning and community development and its application to your role and workplace. Frameworks and tools that support practitioners to identify and respond to local issues, challenges and opportunities will be explored and new knowledge and skills applied to roles and workplaces. Case studies and practitioner experience will be utilised as a platform for learning.
Key info: dates, costs and location
7-9 November (Block 1) and
6-7 December (Block 2) 2018
|Venue||UTS City Campus|
$2530 (GST free)
Courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers to run.
Who should attend?
- Social planning and community development professionals
- Land use planners
- Staff from non-government sector, government agencies or consultancy firms working with local government
- Place managers working with community development staff
- Corporate planners
- Principles of Social planning and community development
- Positioning social justice principles within council
- Social Planning and community development in practice, research and impact assessment
- Social Planning and Local Government; social infrastructure planning
- Addressing change through research and social impact assessment
- Use of indicators and reporting
About the presenters
Professor Roberta Ryan is Director of the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance. Roberta is a leading practitioner and researcher with over 30 years’ experience in social policy research, policy evaluation, social planning skills and public participation. Roberta has extensive training experience working for public sector agencies across a wide range of public policy issues.
Lisa Connolly is currently the Director, Regional Statistics with the ABS with a focus on providing a wide range of regional information from the ABS and other government data sets. Prior to joining the ABS Lisa worked in Local Government as a GIS manager and Community Planner. Lisa will provide a session on accessing the ABS data bases and utilising this material.
Pathway to postgraduate study
Successful completion of this short course could count as credit towards one of our postgraduate courses.
Booking and payment options
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