aimsandoutcomesThe Unconference aims to provide an energetic and transformative teaching and learning space for people to:

  • Discover new ways of working
  • Develop future networks
  • Practice new learnings
  • Deepen practice
  • Turn ideas into positive action

Individuals will have the opportunity to learn from national and international leaders, who have a deep understanding of the following philosophies and practices:

  • Asset Based, Community Driven (ABCD)
  • Person Centred Practices
  • Participatory Leadership
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Circle Work
  • Open Space Technology
  • Positive Institutions (VIC only)
  • O.A.R (VIC only)
  • Theory U
  • World CafĂ©
  • Social Enterprise
  • Alternative Narratives of Disability (NSW only)


Individuals will gain a range of new skills, connections and ideas through:

  • Practically applying a range of inclusive, contemporary models of practice
  • Discovering a network of like-minded people Increased skill development, tools & techniques, in:
    • Community work and facilitation
    • Self-reliance and empowerment
    • Developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships
    • Exploring opportunities in social innovation and enterprise
    • Developing participatory action plans