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Monday, September 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Logic and Creative Evaluation that Embraces our Young People - Measuring Personal Growth, Aspirations, Dreams and Commitment?

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Rossingh, B., Puruntatameri, E., Tipuamantumirri, S., Perry, M., Nasir, T  (Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board)

The Women's Centre in the Tiwi Islands is introducing a program for young Tiwi women to 'find themselves' so they may commence their own unique journey of aspirational development and self-belief to build foundation life-skills. Evaluation of this program requires a balance of logic and creativity. Logic to give structure and creativity to measure the almost unmeasurable - progressions in one's thinking and the realisation of possibility and opportunity to achieve.

These young women need support to grow and develop as leaders of change and potentially follow in the footsteps of their senior and strong cultural leaders. The issue is that being a community leader is not necessarily an aspiration for many young people. Changes relating to westernisation are coming at a fast rate and attitudes of young people are not as focused on retention of culture for future generations and the sustainability of one's community. We need to embrace this contemporary moment towards understanding what it is that young people want so they can develop as leaders of change and achieve in their own way. The 'Rise Up 2 Lead Program' is aimed at adding value to existing employment based programs for young Tiwi women to build knowledge, skills, values and confidence as well as strengthening relationships, trust and friendship. These program outcomes are geared towards young Tiwi women seeing themselves as leaders and change makers for their family and the community. The embedded evaluation framework for this program is premised on a mixed-methods approach that is structured in an informal way and more importantly inclusive of young women to share and grow and senior 'strong' women to guide and advise.

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James Smith

Father Frank Flynn Fellow and Professor of Harm Minimisation, Menzies School of Health Research
James is the Father Frank Flynn Fellow and Professor of Harm Minimisation at Menzies School of Health Research - with much of his work sitting at the health/education nexus. Previous to this role he was a 2017 Equity Fellow with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education... Read More →

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Evita Puruntatameri

Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board
Evita has been working as a supervisor at the Women’s centre for the past four years. Both her mother and grandmother work in education, her grandmother is a teacher at TITEB, the same company where Evita works so there is a strong family history of valuing learning. Evita is well... Read More →
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Sophia Tipuamatumirri

Tiwi Islands Training and Employment Board
Sophia has been working as a supervisor at the Women’s Centre for the past three and a half years. Sophia has a strong interest in cultural activities and enjoys spending time out bush with her friends and family hunting and fishing. Sophia is well respected by staff and clients... Read More →
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Bronwyn Rossingh

Chief Financial Officer, Tiwi Island Training and Employment
Bronwyn is passionate about supporting the vision of Aboriginal communities and organisations. She has worked extensively in remote Aboriginal Communities in the NT and WA in the areas of financial management, governance, community engagement, enterprise development, financial capability... Read More →

Moya Perry

Community Development Program Manager, TITEB
Moya is passionate about community development and has been working with Indigenous people in remote Australia for over 20 years. Currently Moya is working for the Tiwi Island Training and Employment Board managing the Community Development Program which focuses on creating a skilled... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm AEST