SA breakfast forum – Lessons of Leadership: learnings across large government agencies, 6 Apr 2017

ACHSM breakfast forum

Tony Harrison was appointed Chief Executive (CE) of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion in June 2016 following completion of his term as CE of the Department for Education and Child Development.

He will discuss leadership of large initiatives he has led and also talk about leadership of the largest social policy implementation across South Australia – the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The NDIS is being introduced in stages as it is a big change and it is important to get it right and make it sustainable. The NDIS is expected to cover all of South Australia and all age groups by July 2018, ultimately providing support to about 32,000 people with disability.

Thu 6 April 2017

7 – 9am

Hindmarsh Room 3, Crowne Plaza Adelaide, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000

0700 Registrations
0720 Breakfast
0745 Welcome and introduction
0750 Guest speaker presentation
0820 Questions

Registration fees
Member $60
Non-member $80
Student $45
Table of 8 $560

The presentation covers the following domains and skills from our competency framework.

Leadership skills and behaviours
Leading change

Health systems and organisations
Partnering with consumers
Population health

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About the speaker

Tony Harrison was appointed to lead the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion in June 2016. The Department consists of Housing SA, Disability SA and Domiciliary Care Services and Youth Justice and brings together a range of services and policies designed to support vulnerable people and to help build resilient communities.

He has a strong background in public administration in addition to matters pertaining to child protection and is a keen advocate for supporting those with a disability, particularly children and young people.

Mr Harrison has extensive experience in high level organisational management, through his previous work as Chief Executive, Department for Education and Child Development, a Police Assistant Commissioner with SAPOL, as Director-General, Community Safety, and as Chief Executive of the SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission. He also served as President of Minda Incorporated for 8 years, the largest disability provider in South Australia.

In 2014 Mr Harrison took on the national role of Chair of the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Advisory Group (ATSIEAG). In his role as chair of the ATSIEAG and as a member of AEEYSOC Mr Harrison had an important role in supporting the Education Council to achieve its priority actions and fulfil its planning, monitoring and reporting responsibilities.

Mr Harrison is committed to supporting the delivery of professional and contemporary services across the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion. He is focused on ensuring the delivery of a highly integrated service delivery model to assist disadvantaged members of the community including responsibility for South Australians transitioning into the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 


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4/6/2017 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Pullman Adelaide (formerly Crowne Plaza) Hindmarsh Square Adelaide, SA 5000 AUSTRALIA
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