The Compact Governance Committee is pleased to announce the formation of the Compact Workforce Sub-Committee in March 2011. This government-sector group will jointly progress the priority strategies identified through Phase 1 of the Compact workforce development initiative.
The committee has developed and will oversee an Action Plan Action Plan . The plan documents priority strategies and tangible products that the Sub-Committee and the Compact Governance Committee will deliver from May 2011 – May 2012 to support the human services workforce at a strategic, system level.
Actions within the plan are already underway. For example, the CGC has established the Compact workforce development database on Community Door. This online searchable database facilitates access to information on workforce development opportunities and workforce planning resources and currently houses information on more than 70 state and national workforce development and volunteering initiatives which support paid workers and volunteers.
The committee includes regional representatives from both government and the sector and in progressing actions the committee will seek to connect with and support workforce planning and workforce development activities underway in regions.
The Compact Workforce Sub-Committee comprises five representatives from the Non-profit Community Services sector, four from government, one representative from Skills Queensland (an independent statutory body) and a Chair, nominated by the Compact Governance Committee.
The members of the Compact Workforce Sub-Committee are:
- Chair: Wallis Westbrook, Executive Director, Health and Community Services Workforce Council
- Alisa Hall, Deputy Director, Health and Community Services Workforce Council
- Penny Gillespie, State Manager, Mission Australia
- Jane Geltch, Policy Officer, National Disability Services Queensland
- Carmel Marshall, Diocesan Planning and Development Manager, Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton, Centacare (representing the Capricorn Community Development Association)
- Lindsay Wegener, Executive Director, PeakCare Queensland (representing the Child Protection Workforce Action Group)
- Chris Eldridge, Workforce Policy Officer, Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council
- Laura Barnes, Director, Employment and Indigenous Initiatives, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
- Craig Hodges, Director, Strategic Policy and Advice, The department
- Neil Smith, General Manager, Human Resources and Ethical Standards, The department
- Mick Shearer, Regional Executive Director, Central Queensland Region, The department
- Steve Mathieson, Executive Director, Skills Investment, Department of Education and Training
- Neil Miller, General Manager, Skills Queensland
- Amanda Hammer, Manager, Clinical Workforce Planning and Development Branch, Queensland Health
The Compact Workforce Sub-Committee will meet bi-monthly in 2011 and updates on the activities of the committee will be made public via the Compact Governance Committee communiqués.
- Compact Workforce Development Action Plan (May 2011 - May 2012) Compact Workforce Development Action Plan (May 2011 - May 2012)
- Diagram: Priority workforce issues and priority areas for action Priority workforce issues and priority areas for action
- Phase 1 Report: Compact Governance Committee workforce development initiative Compact Governance Committee workforce development initiative
- Compact Governance Committee Workforce Sub-Committee - Terms of Reference Compact Governance Committee Workforce Sub-Committee - Terms of Reference