The people and organisations working in health justice partnerships share a commitment to improved health and reduced legal problems among their patients and clients. But working collaboratively to achieve this can be hard.
Health and legal practitioners have different languages; their organisations work in different operating and funding environments; they can have vastly different understandings of impact and outcome. Overcoming these differences requires a strong and shared understanding of working in partnership.
This workshop is for you if you are:
- a partnership practitioner, working in and/or managing an HJP
- a stakeholder connected to an HJP from within an organisation eg from the legal department, finance team, public relations / communications, as a decision-maker or line manager
It will build your understanding of how to work in partnership and develop the skills you need to work collaboratively in your health justice partnership.
- To build understanding of multi-stakeholder collaboration (‘partnering’)
- To provide an opportunity to explore partnering challenges and good practice principles
- To consider what it takes to partner effectively
- To introduce a number of frameworks and concepts and share different views / experiences
- To introduce the concept of ‘partnership brokering’
Registration for this workshop is available only to practitioners in health justice partnerships. You can register via the Conference registration process but it is not included in your main conference registration. Health and legal practitioners from the same HJP are encouraged to register at a discounted rate for two.
- Early bird is $100 (community, NFP); $150 (government, corporate); $168 for a legal and health practitioner from the same HJP (NB this is for two people).
- After 8 Sept, prices rise to $150 (community, NFP); $200 (government, corporate); $276 for a legal and health practitioner from the same HJP (NB this is for two people).
The Partnership Brokers Association (PBA) is the international professional body for those managing and developing collaboration processes. A non-profit organisation providing accredited training, the Partnership Brokers Association aims to:
- Challenge and change poor partnering practices so that multi-stakeholder collaboration can become truly transformational
- Ensure those operating in partnership brokering roles are skilled, principled and work to the highest standards
- Promote the critical importance of partnering process management to decision-makers in all sectors
Marcia Dwonczyk is running this workshop as part of Health Justice Australia’s inaugural national conference. Marcia is a fully Authorised Practitioner Trainer and Associate of the Partnership Brokers Association. She has a strong understanding of health justice partnerships, having developed the partnership skills of a number of health justice practitioners and at Health Justice Australia. She has worked closely with health services in primary and community settings, with local government and with community organisations across a range of interests in Australia and internationally.