“Up for the challenge: Co-locating for effective service delivery: A case study of Darwin NGOs ”


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Presenter:  Dr Kate Golebiowska and Ms Alicia Boyle

Date: Nov 23, 2016

Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Contact person:  The LEBA Research and Postgraduate Office
T: 08 8946 6156
E: LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Lecture theatre Blue 5.1.01


Abstract

Up for the challenge: Co-locating for effective service delivery: A case study of Darwin NGOs

Changes to funding structures require Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to consider novel operating models. Small and medium-size organisations, that is those with annual revenues <$0.25m and between $.0.25m and under 1m, respectively, are particularly affected. Current levels of Government funding and the conditions of that funding make the continued service delivery and sometimes viability of these NGOs very difficult. In this context, sharing premises and some back office functions have been identified as a strategy that would enable them to more adequately meet the needs of the Darwin community and mitigate some of the stresses of the current funding environment. In 2016, the researchers held a stakeholder workshop and ran an online survey to find out the views of small and medium size NGOs in Darwin on the benefits of co-location to both them and their funding agencies. This presentation discusses the results and implications of the findings.

Biography

Dr Kate Golebiowska, Research Fellow
Kate is a social scientist with interests in processes of international migration, settlement and integration. She has pursued research on these topics in the NT for the past 10 years. She has been involved in projects dealing with other policy issues such as workforce mobility and development, social impacts of gambling, the Third Sector and social enterprise.

Ms Alicia Boyle, Researcher
Alicia Boyle has worked in VET/TAFE/ and Higher Education, training, management and research for over 30 years.  She has been in Darwin with Charles Darwin University (CDU) since 1999. Alicia was the Education Coordinator for the Desert Knowledge CRC for seven years and the Chair of the Central Australian Education and Training Network (CAETN) for over eight years. She works extensively in applied research with key interests in education, technology for learning and workforce development in regional and remote areas.

Please RSVP by 3pm Monday 21st Nov 2016 via Outlook or email LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au
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