Training & Events

Better Together training enables the South Australian Government to make better decisions by bringing the voices of citizens and stakeholders into the issues that are relevant to them.

The following free training is offered as part of the government's commitment to ensure that we have a public service that has the skills to undertake high-quality engagement processes.

Training - Principles of Engagement

A one off intensive workshop on the Better Together 'Principles of Engagement' training is offered FREE to government employees only as part of the Government's commitment to ensure that we have a public service that has the skills to undertake high-quality engagement processes.

If you’re looking to engage more with the community, we’re holding a series of training sessions on how you can apply the Better Together principles in your work. The sessions also offer the chance to learn more about the State Government's Reforming Democracy policy and maximising public value. The workshop will support you to improve engagement in your workplace, creating a responsive and open public service that prides itself on real engagement, not just consultation.

Your trainer, Emily Jenke is a community engagement and facilitation specialist who has a deep understanding of how government works and the particular and complex issues governments face when engaging their public. She is highly regarded as a specialist in deliberative practice and the Co-CEO of democracyCo.

Friday, 13 May 2016
Time: 9am - 1pm (arrive at 8.45am for registration)
Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens
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Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Time: 9am - 1pm (arrive at 8.45am for registration)
Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens
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Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Time: 9am - 1pm (arrive at 8.45am for registration)
Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens
Bookings open 6 June 2016

View our previous Principles of Engagement training here.

Training - Masterclasses

Once you are familiar with the Better Together principles, learn how to integrate them into your engagement. A selection of masterclasses will focus on specific engagement techniques and strategies that allow you to undertake high-quality stakeholder and community engagement as part of a modern public service that respects and welcomes community input.

Masterclasses are free of charge and offered to State Government employees only who have attended the Better Together: Principles of Engagement training.

Better Together Masterclass: Engaging Young People

Facilitated by the Youth Affairs Council of SA (YACSA)

Building on Better Together: A practical guide to effective engagement with young people, this masterclass will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to support engagement with young people in your workplace.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Time: 9am - 1pm (arrive at 8.45am for registration)
Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens
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Better Together Masterclass: Partnering for Innovation
This Masterclass is for public sector staff at ASO6 level or above.

Facilitated by Ian Dixon, internationally recognised partnering specialist who is at the leading edge of cross sector partnering development and practice.

In this Masterclass, you will learn new and innovative ways of collaborating and develop practical partnering skills to achieve results and improve outcomes.  Build on your existing knowledge, skills, networks and resources to achieve the real potential of cross sector collaboration and partnering and unlock creativity, innovation and public value to provide the solutions needed to address complex issues.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Time: 9am - 1pm (arrive at 8.45am for registration)
Venue: Adelaide Pavilion, Veale Gardens
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Stayed tuned, further sessions on a range of topics are currently being planned for 2016. You can view our previous Masterclasses here.

Events - Showcases

Better Together showcase events are an engaging series of events featuring thought-provoking guest speakers, informative presenters and inspiring practitioners who have shaped and influenced engagement practice throughout South Australia.  The intention is to bring new energy, enthusiasm and skills into the engagement community across South Australia.

Anyone can attend these events - view our previous Showcase events here.

Upcoming training and events

If you want to be kept informed about upcoming Better Together training and showcase events, join our community of practice on LinkedIn or register your details here to receive notifications via email.