Lead community conversations

6 January 2021 | Posted In: News

Health promotion charity Unharm is looking for three people with lived experiences of drugs to help lead community conversations about drug policy and social justice in 2021.

Unharm and the Local Community Services Association have teamed up to run a series of conversations about drug policy and social justice, with participants from across Australia. Bringing together experts and members of the broader community, these conversations will identify common ground, common language for understanding the issues, and a shared agenda for change.

As a community leader, you will be supported to attend a three-day immersive training program on community conversations, run by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. The program takes place 15-17 February 2021 in Sydney. This training will empower you with new skills in community engagement — especially how to identify shared aspirations and the changes needed to achieve them.

You will then join the project leadership group, and receive ongoing coaching to co-facilitate up to three online conversations with 10-20 people. (Unharm will be organising the logistics of the conversations and the recruitment — that won’t be on you!) With the leadership group, you will then help synthesise the outcomes of conversations, which Unharm will turn into a published report.

You will receive a $500 bursary to support your involvement in the program and the costs of the training and coaching program ($2,000) will be covered by project partners. Community leaders’ financial situations will be taken into consideration and a travel support package can be negotiated for those outside of Sydney.

Unharm welcomes diversity in all its forms. It strongly encourages expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, as well as those from diverse community groups and ages including, people with disabilities and other diversity groups. Expressions of interest close 11 January, at 5pm.

To find more details, and to complete the expression of interest form, head here.