The Centre for Aboriginal Independence and Enterprise
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2nd Annual Social Licence & Stakeholder Engagement Conference

Gaining community acceptance, approval and advocacy for your projects
6th – 8th August 2012, Hilton Hotel, Brisbane

CAIE members receive 10% discount to the conference

Enquiry: Call 02 9279 2222 and quote SLSE-CAIE10 to receive your discount

After the success of our first annual event last year, Resourceful events brings you the 2nd Annual Social Licence & Stakeholder Engagement Conference to be held on 6th – 8th August at Hilton hotel in Brisbane.

Supported by CAIE, this premier forum in Australia will focus on social licence, social impact and stakeholder engagement in the resources sector.

Key highlights of the conference include:

Measuring and monitoring social impact
Insights into latest EIS legislation requirements for Social Impact Assessments
Optimising social impact management plans
Collaborative industry approaches to stakeholder engagement
Building the business case for your community engagement initiatives
Innovative rehabilitation and legacy programs
Native Title and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
Building better partnerships with stakeholders
Measuring your social return on investment
Articulating the value of your projects
Achieving social licence to operate in emerging economies
Pioneering Indigenous engagement programs
Improving community capacity building methodologies

The pre-conference workshops will also provide interactive and in depth analysis regarding:

A. Improving your social impact assessments
B. Measuring social impact and accounting for value
C. The ‘circle of influence’ of social media and how it is impacting your SLO

Delegates from mining, oil, gas, ports, construction, engineering, and contractors who specialise in the following areas will be in attendance:

Community relations
Community engagement
Social performance
Stakeholder relations
Government relations
Indigenous relations
Land access
Native title
Cultural heritage
Corporate affairs
External relations
Project approvals
Public relations
Environment managers
Project directors and managers

Members of CAIE receive 10% discount to the conference. Call 02 9279 2222 and quote SLSE-CAIE10 to receive your discount.

Visit for the full programme and speaker line-up.

Download Registration Form (PDF, 2.30MB) - 2nd Annual Social Licence & Stakeholder Engagement Conference 6-8 August 2012

Indigenous Sustainability Conference

28 February 2012, Sydney

3 Pillars Network in partnership with Reconciliation Australia, the Australian Employment Covenant, Philanthropy Australia and Net Balance Foundation announces a one-day conference exploring the intersection between sustainability and indigenous issues: employment, education and environment.

A truly unique event - we bring together for the first time leaders from all indigenous areas – business, education, philanthropy, advocacy, government and environment to:

Address tensions: Reconciling and respecting traditions and mainstream practices
Develop effective models, frameworks and evaluation techniques to improve opportunities and equity
Showcase successful indigenous businesses and enterprises to drive sustainable outcomes for future generations

Visit for more information and to download the program.

Exploring New Directions in Recruiting, Developing and Retaining an Indigenous Workforce

The 5th Indigenous Career Development and Mentoring Conference is a timely event that builds on the success of the preceding events. This case study-driven, interactive conference, will address recruitment and retention, cultural awareness, training and support strategies tailored to the Indigenous workforce, and the related issues of leadership and capacity-building in the Indigenous community.

An outstanding and passionate group of speakers from leading Public and Private Sector, community and Indigenous organisations will present their perspectives and experiences. They will highlight key success factors in driving their programs forward, and will also address challenges faced and how these can be overcome. They will also provide insight on future directions and areas for further development.

This conference represents the premier learning and networking opportunity for professionals, dedicated to improving the wellbeing of our communities through targeted development of the next generation of Indigenous business professionals and leaders. Attended by a ‘who’s who’ of practitioners in Australia, this is the perfect opportunity to advance your employment strategy and expand your network of colleagues who share your objectives and passion.


The Next Phase in Developing and Retaining Indigenous Talent
Optimising Indigenous Training and Employment Outcomes
Providing Essential Support Through Mentoring and Ongoing Training
Maintaining Engagement for Long-term Progression


Indigenous / Aboriginal Employment Manager / Coordinator
Human Resources / People and Culture
Learning / Organisation Development
Job Support Networks
Career Development Programs
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Coaching / Mentoring
Indigenous Community Relations / Liaison Managers
Diversity / Inclusion Managers
Aboriginal Apprenticeships / Cadetships
Recruitment and Retention

To view the brochure click here - Indigenous Career Development and Mentoring Conference 2011

CAIE Members receive 10% discount off the standard registration fee.
To register or for more information, contact Liquid Learning by email:, Phone (02) 9437 1311 or visit:

Resources Workforce Summit & Indigenous Workforce Strategies

Perth, WA Australia
Start Date: 28 November 2011
End Date: 1 December 2011
Contact: Resourceful Events
Phone: 02 9279 2222 &


Building on the success of past Resources Workforce Strategies events, we are proud to present the Resources Workforce Summit, which includes a full day of Indigenous Workforce Strategies for the resources sector.

Network with HR professionals from mining, oil and gas to understand how they are adopting strategic approaches to workforce resourcing and development, and gain competitive edge.

This jam-packed case study led event will help strengthen your workforce capacity and capabilities throughout project lifecycles, from exploration and feasibility through to construction and operation.

Highlights at the Resources workforce Summit (28-30 Nov 2011):

Developing solutions to skills shortages for your projects, and across the sector
Recruiting for current market conditions – both for operator level recruitment and technical skills
Increasing engagement and retention to gain competitive advantage
Managing workplace and union relations
Position your company as an employer of choice, through developing & communicating a compelling employee value proposition and employer brand
Aligning HR strategies with business performance goals
Formulating plans for career pathing and leadership development
Sourcing foreign workers
Implementing practical employee engagement for greater productivity, profitability & retention

Highlights at Indigenous Workforce Strategies (1 Dec 2011):

Implementing indigenous employment, workforce management & development programs
Creating direct pathways to employment for Aboriginal workers
Increasing Indigenous workforce participation in the resources sector
Creating pre-employment and flexible learning programs for positive employment outcomes
Linking social licence and Aboriginal economic development to better Indigenous workforce outcomes
Creating a workforce and workplace culture which supports employment and retention of Aboriginal people

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2nd Annual Building Partnerships within Urban Indigenous Communities

Improving opportunities, outcomes & integrated service delivery
29th – 30th November 2011, Rydges, Melbourne

Exclusive 10% discount for CAIE supporters!

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Following an overwhelming response to last year's program Criterion Conferences are pleased to announce the return of their highly anticipated 2nd Annual Building Partnerships within Urban Indigenous Communities Conference.

This year's program will explore the latest challenges, success stories and developments surrounding Indigenous policy and service delivery, with a key focus on improving outcomes for urban Indigenous communities. Gain insight from expert industry leaders on your most pressing issues; intercultural relations, integrated service delivery & communication, funding & identifying partners and community development.

Hear expert analysis from:

Warren Mundine, CEO, NTSCORP
Fadwa Al-Yaman, Senior Executive, Social and Indigenous Group, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Colleen Marion, Founder/CEO, Gathering Place Health Service Ltd
Penny Armytage, Secretary, Department of Justice, VIC
Jennifer Samms, Executive Director, Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs, Department of Planning and Community Development, VIC
Peter Seidel, Partner, Public Interest Law, Arnold Bloch Leibler & Adjunct Professor of Law, La Trobe University
Rhonda French, Community Program Officer, Aboriginal Affairs NSW, Office of Communities, NSW Department of Education and Communities

For the full speaker line-up and conference agenda

The Centre for Aboriginal Independence & Enterprise and Criterion Conferences are pleased to offer CAIE supporters an exclusive 10% discount off the standard registration fee.

For more information or to register contact Criterion Conferences on 1300 316 882 or email

Don’t forget to quote your discount code CC*CAIE when registering to receive your 10% discount.