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Mission Inspired Leadership #4

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Session 4: DELIVER SOCIAL IMPACT SUSTAINABLY – how to thrive together for the common good 

Facilitator: Robyn Miller

This final session brings the first three together and focusses on practical action. How can core purpose and associated principles be best applied within the Catholic social services sector and in our broader community? Learn how to maintain mission and quality under present and prospective funding models while leading and working in teams from diverse backgrounds. How might leadership adopt a strategic approach that brings together delivery of social impact, respects staff security and worth and holds organisational sustainability for the common good.

Dr Robyn Miller is a social worker and family therapist with over thirty years’ experience in the community sector, government and child protection. She was a senior clinician and teacher for fourteen years at the Bouverie Family Therapy Centre, La Trobe University, and part of an innovative team working with families who have experienced trauma and sexual abuse. From 2006-15 Robyn provided professional leadership as the Chief Practitioner within the Department of Human Services in Victoria, and has also worked as a consultant with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Robyn is currently the CEO of MacKillop Family Services, one of the largest providers of specialist services to vulnerable and disadvantaged children, young people and their families in Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, Western Australia and Northern Territory. Robyn sits on the Board of Catholic Social Services Australia, Australian Catholic Standards Ltd and the Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies in NSW.



The Mission Inspired Leadership is a Professional Development Program of four online evening workshops for leaders, board directors and expert practitioners in Catholic social services that will assist them:

  • Engage the Catholic social services ecosystem – to further mission collaboratively
  • Explore Catholic social teaching as a creative framework – for services and advocacy
  • Connect critical decision-making to organisational purpose – with shared principles
  • Discover new ways of delivering social impact – sustainably with integrity
  • Build connection with peers – in a social, spiritually enriching shared-learning environment.


This program is for staff and board members who are new to the sector, and for those who want to expand their horizons and understanding of core concepts and inspiration for our shared work on the margins.


We have five wonderful facilitators this year, each who will bring unique insight – but also will bring to the fore the knowledge in the (virtual) room. All information about them,  the program and registration is here: https://css.org.au/mission-inspired-leadership-program-2023/





June 20
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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