FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Professor Mark Rose

Vice President

Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.

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Mark Rose is traditionally linked to the Gunditjmara Nation of western Victoria. With a thirty-year career in education Mark has contributed to a broad range of educational settings within the State, nationally and internationally.

 

Mark has consulted regularly with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations both nationally and internationally. For over a decade Mark taught in predominantly postgraduate programs at RMIT University’s Faculty of Business. Mark taught here in Australia as well as Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

 

At a state and national level and with community endorsement Mark has sat on five ministerial advisory committees. In 2003 – 2005 Mark co-chaired the Victorian Implementation Review of Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. In 2008 Mark moved to VAEAI as General Manager during the WIPC-E Conference and assumed the position of Chair of Indigenous Knowledge Systems at Deakin University in 2009. In 2013 Professor Mark Rose was appointed as the Executive Director Indigenous Strategy at La Trobe University.

 


Speaking On:
How to best allocate & monitor Indigenous education funding?
Over the horizon: Innovations & trends in transitioning
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Jacqueline McGowan-Jones

Executive Director

Aboriginal Education Department of Education, WA

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As Executive Director for the Office of Aboriginal Education, Jacqueline is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the Department in delivering education to Aboriginal people in WA. As a member of the Executive team, she works collaboratively across all Directorates to ensure a cohesive approach to the work with Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities. Following a review of the former Aboriginal Education Branch in 2013, the Office was established.

 

Jacqueline commenced her role on 20 January 2014, with a view to implementing the Review recommendations and progressing the strategic plan for the Office.

 

There is significant work moving forward to structure the roles, functions and responsibilities of the Office. Critical to this will be a strengths based approach to enhancing the role and function of the Aboriginal Education units in each of the Regions.

 

 


Speaking On:
How to best allocate & monitor Indigenous education funding?
Promoting long term partnerships between Indigenous people & government
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Jenny Dean

Pathways Director

Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

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Jenny Dean is Pathways Director at the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), a private sector led, non-profit organisation focused on empowering Indigenous children in financial need to build a future through quality education and career pathways at Australia’s leading schools, universities and companies. 

 

 

As Pathways Director Jenny is responsible for the development and delivery of the AIEF Pathways Program, which prepares AIEF Scholarship Students for life post-school and supports their transition from school through further studies or employment into productive and fulfilling careers.

 

 

Jenny has been working in the not-for-profit sector for the past fifteen years, including roles with AFS Intercultural Programs and The Smith Family, where she was a senior member of the Community Programs Team focused on developing and implementing programs for disadvantaged children.  Jenny is also a founding member of the Kids for Life Foundation

 

 


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Supporting secondary and tertiary students to pursue meaningful careers

Creating sustainable futures

Closing the Gap is a commitment by all Australian governments to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, reducing Indigenous disadvantage. One of the key reform strategies of Closing the Gap, and a focus for the federal government is enhancing indigenous education achievement and employment outcomes. This conference will focus specifically on strengthening transitions for Indigenous students from school into further education, training and employment.

 


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  • Models for sustainable Indigenous education governance
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  • Understanding culturally appropriate pedagogies
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  • Community engagement that leads to shared decision making
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  • Effective transitioning strategies
Day 1
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Warren Mundine

Indigenous Leader

Jacqueline-McGowan-Jones-edited

Jacqueline McGowan-Jones

Executive Director

Aboriginal Education Department of Education, WA

Prof-Mark-Rose-edited

Professor Mark Rose

Vice President

Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.

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Warren Mundine

Indigenous Leader

Day 2
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Jenny Dean

Pathways Director

Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Prof-Mark-Rose-edited

Professor Mark Rose

Vice President

Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.

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Alisha Britten

Senior IYCP Mentor

JobCo. Employment Services

Julia-Tilley-edited

Julia Tilley

Program Manager

JobCo. Employment Services

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