Dr Loraine Fordham PhD from Charles Sturt University is undertaking vital research around our Early Years Education Program at Heidelberg. In the most recent edition of Reflections magazine Loraine writes about the challenge of engaging vulnerable families with their children's education and care. It is a worthy read. Click here to viewRead the story
The University of Melbourne’s Annual BCom Case Competition was established in 2011 to provide students the opportunity to enrich their Bachelor of Commerce experience, develop teamwork skills and apply course content to solve real world business problems. This year more than 400 students were grouped into 100 teams for the competition’s preliminary round. Fifteen teams progressed to the final, which is where CPS enters the story. CPS was fortunate enough to be the case assigned to the finalists, the task being to evaluate current public fundraising efforts and propose new initiatives. On a very short deadline students developed and delivered high quality presentations to the final round judges Paul Kofman (Melbourne Uni Dean of Business & Economics), Marc Costabile (7-Eleven strategic advisor), David MacKay (from Strategic Project Partners) and Aileen Ashford (CPS Chief Executive). A range of exciting (and being commerce students, thoroughly costed!) ideas emerged from the well-considered entries, providing CPS some food for thought. The winning team, ‘Pivot Consulting’, won $2,500 to share between themselves as well as automatic entry to the interview round of Melbourne University’s International Case Competition program for 2016. CPS thanks Melbourne University, Strategic Project Partners (who sponsor the event) and of course all the students for their wonderful efforts and well considered ideas they have provided CPS. ABOVE: Winning team (left to right) Chai Ng (2nd year Economics and Management), Jeffery Wang (2nd year Actuarial), David Mackay (SPP), Vesna Joshi (2nd year Economics and Finance) and Huiwen Shen (2nd year Actuarial). BELOW: Aileen Ashford, CPS CEO and competition judge, addresses students; PresentationsRead the story
From Inquiry to Action: Research, policy and practice conference This is a time of unparalleled public attention to the work of child youth and family services. The Federal Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Victorian Royal Commission on Family Violence and the South Australian Royal Commission into Child Protection Services, as well as other inquiries have created the opportunity to reflect deeply on the way we provide services and support. CPS is a major sponsor of this two day Research Conference that will inform, challenge and inspire those concerned with taking the next steps – from Inquiry to Action. Whether carrying Inquiry into Action through research, practice enhancement, program improvement or policy development, this event will provide the opportunity to share latest developments with colleagues. For more information on the conference and to register, please click here.Read the story
Three children, family violence, a marriage breakdown and an abusive and controlling ex-husband…
This is a first hand account of how CPS helped a mum navigate a turbulent time in her life to the point where she is now excited about what the future holds for her family.