Improving lives of children and families: An insight into two sides of the outcome measurement story, a Social Impact Networking Lunch will be held in Hobart on Thursday 29 October, 2015 from 12:30 – 2:00pm.
SIMNA Tas is hosting a lunchtime discussion exploring two angles of the social impact measurement story for child and family services in Tasmania. Anthony Speed (State Manager, Department of Social Services) and Michael Voumard (State Manager, Integrated Alcohol and Other Drug, and Children, Families and Community Services, Anglicare Tasmania) will discuss social outcomes measurement from the perspective of the funder and the service provider.
Anthony Speed will discuss how outcomes thinking is shaping the DSS approach to performance reporting in grant agreements, and how the Data Exchange reporting platform will help measure, and ultimately improve, client outcomes. From the other side of the fence, Michael Voumard will talk about how Anglicare is using Results Based Accountability to measure, report and motivate on-ground change for the children and families they work with.
Anthony Speed has worked in the Australian Public Service since the mid-1990s in a variety of policy and program delivery roles including work with the Australian Public Service Commission on frameworks for citizen centred service delivery, with the Department of Health on the National Health Reform policy arrangements and the Tasmanian Health Assistance Package. In his current role as State Manager Department of Social Services in Tasmania, Anthony works across aged care, disability services, settlement and multicultural affairs and families and children services to deliver Australian Government policy priorities in the state.
Prior to joining the APS Anthony was employed in the non-government sector and as a volunteer providing services for people with HIV/AIDS, and completed a Masters degree at Monash University on public policy.
Michael Voumard has worked in community services in Tasmania since late last century (1988 actually) in a number of organisations – including local, small community based; start-ups; medium sized statewide and large statewide – in a variety of practitioner and management roles. Michael is particularly interested in the client experience of seeking support and how we can develop workers and organisations that know how to enable people to have good life chances.
When: Thursday 29 October, 12:30 – 2:00pm (arrival by 12:20pm)
Where: Gone AWOL Café, Downstairs meeting room, Cnr Macquarie and Barrack St, Hobart
Cost: Free – Purchase lunch at Gone AWOL or bring your own.
Bookings: Register online Places are limited so please book early.
Enquiries: Contact Tim Tabart at firstname.lastname@example.org