Principal Commissioner Cheryl Vardon to join us in 2017

The 2017 No More Harm National Conference will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane over the 26 – 27 June.

We are pleased to announce that Principal Commissioner of the Queensland Family and Child Commission, Cheryl Vardon will join us at the 2017 No More Harm National Conference as a keynote speaker.

Cheryl Vardon
Cheryl Vardon

Cheryl Vardon was appointed Principal Commissioner of the Queensland Family and Child Commission in September 2015. She has a distinguished career in education, community and children’s services. Cheryl has held many board and university council positions and statutory roles on tribunals and commissions including the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the Commonwealth Safety and Rehabilitation Compensation Commission. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian College of Education.  She is a previous Director General of Education for Western Australia and a former Chief Executive of the Australian Capital Territory Department of Education and Community Services. She was a Vice Principal of the University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra. In 2004 while Commissioner for Public Administration in the ACT, Cheryl led a review “the Territory as Parent” and “The Territories’ Children” (the ‘Vardon Report’) of child protection services which established an ACT Children’s Commissioner.

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

Submit your abstract here.

Registration is now open for those wishing to take advantage of early bird discounts.

For more information on the 2017 No More Harm National Conference and to secure your spot please visit the conference website.