Today, more than ever, effective communication is one of the most important foundations for success in life. It is central in our society and affects our opportunities for education, employment and wellbeing. As Victoria is becoming more and more diverse, good communication in all its forms is more than a “nice thing to have”. Blomberg’s Annual Skills Report places communication as the number one skill that many organisations will focus on in 2020 and beyond.
Polaron’s vision for our 5th annual diversity forum, Communication in the Third Millennium, is to contribute to the sharing of ideas on how to engage communities, tell new stories and grapple with the big issues of the day, including practical tips on collaboration in cross-cultural teams.
It’s a joint effort by people and organisations who care about how we communicate, including the Victorian Multicultural Commission, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, Youth Activating Youth, Human Equity Consulting, University of Western Sydney and Australian Intercultural Society. The forum is free to attend thanks to Polaron’s commitment to diversity and the very generous support of our key sponsors, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and NAATI.
The forum, held once again during Victoria’s Cultural Diversity Week, will feature presentations, conversations and professional development activities with leading experts in communication, literacy and access, as well as demonstrations of good practice, joint initiatives and technological advances.
The forum program will explore communication along three axes:
• Ways to embed effective communication in strategies, policies and programs
• How to communicate clearly and deliver information at the appropriate levels to diverse communities
• How we can actively address the challenges of communication in a meaningful way
Event details (to be finalised soon):
When: Tuesday 24 March, 8:30AM-1:30PM
Where: City of Melbourne Bowls Club (Flagstaff Gardens, Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003)
Registrations: Registrations for our popular annual forum are essential. To ensure your spot please register your interest via: https://tinyurl.com/vicforum2020
Contact phone number: 1300 88 55 61
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