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Tue, 19 Nov


Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House

UMRNHN Member overnight forum

Networking and professional development workshops - and even a bus trip!

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UMRNHN Member overnight forum
UMRNHN Member overnight forum

Time & Location

19 Nov 2019, 9:00 am – 20 Nov 2019, 4:00 pm

Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House, 1 Hargrave Ct, Yarrawonga VIC 3730, Australia

About the event

The final Network meeting for 2019 will be held over two days, based on the positive feedback from previous years' overnight meetings. 

The Network will cover the cost of:

  *the mini bus (travelling from Wodonga to Yarrawonga with some stops on the way)

  *accommodation - available rooms will be a mix of shared and single

  *dinner, morning and afternoon teas

You will pay for anything additional to that, such as breakfast on Wednesday morning, travel (if you decide not to catch the bus) and accommodation (if you decide you want to stay at a different venue). *** Please note that you can apply for a Professional Development subsidy from the Network to help cover any costs associated with this meeting.

The trip will begin in Wodonga on Tuesday 19th, travel via Beechworth to Chiltern, then onto Yarrawonga to stay overnight. We will return the same way, aiming to get back to Wodonga at 4pm on the 20th.

Planned workshops and discussion topics include a follow up workshop on social impact, and Values-based Communication. 

Last year we found that the bus trip and overnight stay provided members with a wonderful opportunity for focused thinking and discussion about their own community and Neighbourhood House, with colleagues who will understand at least some of the challenges faced. It is a great way for us to get to know each other at a deeper level, which is hard to do at our regular Network meetings.

Committee members and volunteers are welcome to come along as well.


Workshop 1 (Tuesday 19th, 1.30 to 4.30pm):

Workshop 2 (Wednesday 20th, 9.30am to 12.30pm): Values-based communication to change hearts and minds AND motivate action - Presented by Dr Trudi Ryan, Words for Change


Values are shaped by our lived experience and are deeply infused with feeling. They function mostly beneath the level of our conscious awareness to guide our reasoning, attitudes, behaviours and actions. Understanding how our language choices can prime pro-social and pro-community value-driven mindsets is pivotal to growing and strengthening the effectiveness of Neighbourhood Houses and the Neighbourhood House Network.

This workshop will guide participants through a deeper exploration of human values. You’ll learn to identify and understand the motivational goals underpinning 10 value clusters and discover how the values we prime through our communications can activate distinct (and sometimes unintended) mindsets. 

We’ll focus on practical examples relevant to the community-sector context to explain key concepts in values-based communication. We’ll share top tips for creating messages that connect and resonate with your audiences and introduce a framework that brings it all together enabling participants to create values-driven messages that change the conversation and strengthen our shared social fabric.

Presenter: Trudi Ryan is passionate about the science of communication. She advocates a values-based approach to messaging that engages and connects people through shared values—an approach to communication that draws on evidence from evolution, sociology, psychology, marketing and cognition. Trudi has worked in research, education, advocacy and communication across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Trudi holds a PhD in Ecology as well as degrees in Science and Marketing Communication. She recently convened the Beechworth Festival of Change, a 4-day forum attended by 300 change-makers focused on building skills and building networks to create positive social and environmental change.


Trudi Ryan

0417 210 643

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