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ACT CEO Lunch: The Role of Advocacy in Shaping a Better World

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Date:Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
Presenter:Michael Bleasdale, Chief Executive Officer, ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service

Join us for our exclusive ACT CEO Lunch.

During this lunch, Michael Bleasdale, Chief Executive Officer, ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service will discuss:

    • How funded advocacy operates in Australia and its role in current Royal Commissions
    • Individual to systemic advocacy, and constructive dialogue
    • What role associations play in providing advocacy to vulnerable populations

Lunch will be provided. 

Registrations: Free & Exclusive to CEOs of NFP organisations


ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Michael Bleasdale, Chief Executive Officer, ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service

Michael is the CEO of the ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS), a position he took up in September 2018. Prior to this, he worked as the CEO and then Managing Director of Home Modifications Australia, after holding the position of Executive Director for both the Attendant Care Industry Association (2012-2013) and People with Disability Australia (PWDA) (2008 – 2012). Michael worked for 16 years as a direct support provider and manager to people with disability, before focusing on research, training and education and eventually peak and advocacy work. He was Principal Researcher with the Disability Studies and Research Institute in 2005 and did course coordination in disability-related subjects at the Australian Catholic University and Charles Sturt University. Whilst at PWDA, he directed the Complaints Resolution and Referral Service and the National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline under contract to the Australian Government.

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