Introducing Kevin Robbie, CEO United Way Australia

Kevin Robbie is the CEO of United Way Australia who seek to bring business, philanthropy, government and the social purpose sector together to work with community to tackle complex social problems primarily focused on early intervention work in education and employment. Prior to being with United Way, Kevin was Executive Director at Social Ventures Australia where he led their Employment Strategy for seven years, gaining a reputation as expert in innovative approaches to tackling challenges of long-term unemployment. He is a writer and speaker at national and international conferences. Prior to moving to Australia eight years ago, Kevin was CEO of Forth Sector (one of the UK’s leading social enterprises) and was an adviser to both the Scottish Government and the UK Government Cabinet Office.

Kevin Robbie, CEO United Way Australia.
Kevin Robbie, CEO United Way Australia.

Kevin joins us at the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference this December to discuss ‘Student centred design: Lessons from the development of the Ready to Succeed online toolkit’.

The world of work is changing rapidly and young people growing up in postcodes of disadvantage face a series of barriers to making a successful transition from school to work. Using a Collective Impact approach, United Way Australia has worked with a network of schools in western Sydney to introduce student-centred design. What are the lessons from this innovative approach?

The 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference will be held on 1 – 2 December 2016 at the Mercure Brisbane. This year’s conference focuses on business working together with employment facilitators and agencies to create positive outcomes for Australia’s long-term unemployed.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and to secure your registration visit the conference website today.

 

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