Disability Services Commissioner Victoria
Expanding your network
The important thing for me was the shared perspective of the other people in the group – some very like-minded, some not – and carefully considering and reflecting on the approaches to our work. There was such a wealth of knowledge and experience in the room that I was constantly learning through the discussions with and the experiences of others.
The other really valuable thing I gained was that I formed some new connections. In the first symposium I went to I met Simon Heath who was the deputy commissioner at IBAC (Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission) and we were discussing some of the challenges surrounding investigations. He has a large investigation team and I did not have one at all at that stage but was seeking to set one up. There were quite a few challenges for our organisation in getting resources and trying to set up an investigation function and Simon was quite supportive. We consequentially partnered with IBAC and they assisted us in establishing our investigation function. Had I not met Simon and made that connection at Cranlana I’m not sure how we would have arrived at where we are today.
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