Upcoming workshop and $200 scholarship opportunity: ‘Getting elected to represent your community’

Are you considering standing as a candidate at a future local, state or federal election?

If so, Voices for Indi invites you and your support team to express interest in a practical workshop designed to provide prospective candidates with enhanced skills and knowledge to get elected.

The workshop will focus on how our political system works, strategies for campaigning, managing expectations and connecting with your community through a rich variety of session leaders, including:

  • Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director, The Ethics Centre
  • Dr Carolyn Hendriks, Associate Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy ANU
  • Gabrielle Chan, Chief Political Correspondent, Guardian Australia
  • Mary Crooks AO, CEO, Victorian Women’s Trust
  • Politicians including Cathy McGowan AO
  • Nick Haines, Senior Campaigner, SumOfUs
  • Judy Brewer AO

Topics include:

  • Making the decision to become a candidate
  • Ethics in politics
  • Understanding representation and engaging with community
  • How the political system works
  • Organising and running a campaign
  • Understanding and using traditional and social media
  • How the voting system works

Workshop details:

Dates:          2 – 3 June 2018
Location:     La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga
Cost:           $200
Expressions of Interest: email us

Voices for Indi are granting up to six (6) La Trobe University students a $200 scholarship to attend the workshop. Please email Bec expressing your interest, and in 100 words or so, briefly explain why you would like this opportunity. Get in quick, applications for the $200 scholarship close on Friday 18 May 2018.