Emerging Leaders Symposium

Event Details


Time to AEST

Event Series CERI

Location Online


Fostering strong leadership and collaboration to advance chronic disease prevention

Plenary conversation: What does good systems leadership look like for prevention?

Meet some of Australia’s pre-eminent prevention systems leaders and hear how they have achieved impact, overcome challenges and facilitated systems change. You will have an opportunity to ask questions during the plenary session.

Expert-led workshops

You will also be given the opportunity to nominate to attend one of four expert-led workshops:

  • Creating systems change: Building strong relationships and networking across sectors 
    Building strong relationships and being able to network across sectors and groups are key components of being an effective leader and creating systems change for prevention. In this workshop, you will learn how to build relational infrastructure in your work in research, policy or practice.
  • The art of co production: Working with policy makers and generating policy-relevant research 
    This workshop will outline when and why you would use co-production, share some principles and practical strategies for co-production when working with policy partners, particularly government, and include case studies of co-production and how you might apply this to your own work.
  • What does evidence mean in different contexts? 
    ‘Evidence’ can be a contested term in different scientific and political contexts. So what counts as evidence and who decides? This workshop will help you develop skills to find, evaluate and apply evidence in a practical way, and provide you with ways in which you can synthesise, assess and use evidence to inform policy and practice.
  • Essential communication tips for research, policy and practice 
    Having impact as a systems leader in prevention requires communicating effectively with different audiences. This workshop will provide you with expert tips on communicating your message effectively and telling your story as a researcher, policymaker or practitioner.

About your hosts

This event is hosted by The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and associated Centres of Research Excellence through the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI). CrowdComms will be providing the online platform for the live event – a link to the virtual event platform will be emailed to you closer to the event.

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