Bullying | Harassment | Discrimination
The National No More Harm Conference focuses on behaviour that causes harm and examines solutions, preventive measures and responses to bullying, harassing and discriminating behaviour.
The Meeting is a natural extension of the No 2 Bullying Conference, which commenced five year ago.
The committee wanted to re-focus attention on the key principles and best practise for creating ongoing generational change towards bullying, harassment and discrimination.
What are the challenges and solutions in a range of contexts such as workplaces, schools, families, and cyberspace. What protections can be offered under the existing laws.
We also need to understand how media coverage, social media content, entertainment media storylines, and other content about bullying affect the public, to do this more research is needed.
So help make a difference and join in the discussion, the program will have over 50 presenters.
Delegates have access to the podcasts and book of proceedings after the conference included in registration.
In 2017 the conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane on the 26th and 27th of June.
Hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association.
Encompassing bullying, harassing and discriminating behaviour solutions the topics to be addressed at the conference include:
- Transitioning: issues surrounding key transition periods within our lives – as we move into school; into university; and into the workplace
- Parent Enablement: providing strategies and actions to support parents and the role of parenting
- Leadership: addresses the abuse by those in leadership positions within specific workplace sectors. Also encompasses the aspects of positive leadership
- Best Practice: showcasing best practice preventative standards, policies and programs in schools, institutions and workplaces
- Diversity and Difference: embracing diversity and incorporating difference – case studies, policies and practices within schools, workplaces, institutions, community and business groups
- Wellbeing and Prevention: focusing on positive action in specific areas eg co-creating programs and platforms with young people for young people; cyberbullying; cyber-racism; cyber-sexism
- Ms Julie Inman Grant, Children’s eSafety Commissioner
- Dr Peta Miller, Director, Industry Policy, Safe Work Australia
- Dr Naomi Priest – Fellow, Centre for Social Research and Methods, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University
- Matthew Sanders, Director and Professor of Clinical Psychology, Parenting and Family Support Centre, The University of Queensland
- Dr Skye Saunders, Acting Director and Senior Lecturer – ANU Legal Workshop, Australian National University
- Cheryl Vardon – Principal Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission
- Jennifer Whelan – Founder and Director, Psynapse Psychometrics
- Ms Michelle Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Safe Work Australia
Keynote Highlights 2016
Addressing Broader Aspects
- Oscar Yildiz JP, CEO, Bully Zero Australia Foundation. Program Co-Chair
- Dr Skye Saunders, Director, ANU Legal Workshop, Australian National University. Program Co-Chair
- Dr Margaret Anne Carter, Senior Lecturer, James Cook University
- Roberto Garcia, Senior Manager EY, Safety Culture and Wellbeing Strategy Specialist
- Dr Ken Rigby, Adjunct Professor, School of Education, University of South Australia
- Maree Stanley, Manager, Maree Stanley Consulting
- Margaret Thorsborne, Managing Director, Margaret Thorsborne and Associates
Benefits of Attending
2017 Program includes:
- Keynote Presentations from sector Leaders and Influencers
- Up to 50 speakers over four concurrent streams
- Poster presentations
- Exhibitor and sponsor display from sector specialists
- Meals for the duration of the conference
- Welcome Reception
- STAAR Awards Presentation
- Personal access to the Presenter Podcasts post conference
- An online copy of the Book of Proceedings
- Social & Youth Workers
- General Practitioners
- Allied Health Professionals
- Local / State Government
- Academics and Researchers
- Principals / Teachers
- Human Resource Managers
- Workplace Consultants
- Education Services Advisors
- Counsellors / Therapists
- Workplace Health and Safety
- Mental Health Workers
- Abstracts close: 13 March 2017
- Notification to Presenters: 27 March 2017
- Presenter Acceptances Due: 7 April 2017
- Draft Program available: 10 April 2017
- STAAR Awards close: 29 April 2017
- Presenter registration due: 12 May 2017
- Full Papers for Peer Review: 19 May 2017
- Early Bird Registrations Close: 19 May 2017
- Full Papers for Non-Peer Review: 16 June 2017
2017 STAAR AWARDS – Strategy To Action Awards Recognition
Following the successful launch in 2016, the STAAR Awards are once again a key feature recognising outstanding achievement in prevention and management approaches to behaviour that causes harm. The three award categories are:
- Stop School Bullying Award
- Healthier Workplace Award
- Cyber Smart Award
This is your opportunity to showcase to the sector strategies and actions that you have undertaken within your school, workplace or community.