Beyond 2020: from emergency response to emerging potential

Wed. 7 October 2020, 3:00PM-5:00PM

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Due to the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), our upcoming face to face events have been postponed. We will notify you once we have confirmed new dates to reschedule these events to. In the meantime, register for our virtual breakfast sessions and webinars.
Wed. 7 October 2020, 3:00PM-5:00PM
Virtual (Zoom)
Free or Donation

Beyond 2020: from emergency response to emerging potential

Each year we host our complimentary Allegra Annual Educational and Networking Event. And this year is no different, although it may look and feel a little different.

With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, we have adapted our delivery mode and would love for you to join us virtually, alongside some great speakers sharing their stories and being part of a Q&A panel.

Hear from big business, government and the not for profit sector on their change response to the pandemic and what they believe will be core for organisations looking to lead renewal into the future.

This event will be held on Zoom. There are limited spots available so please register early.

Introducing our speaker panel

Jody Grima

Now in its seventh year, Service NSW has disrupted traditional government service delivery and transformed citizens’ experience of doing business with government. So successful has it been, that it is being replicated by the national government and many governments around the world. Jody, a founding member of Service NSW, has been instrumental in creating significant collaborative solutions for customers, staff, and partner Agencies. Jody’s role of Executive Director, Service Delivery, Service NSW, sees her leading a team of over 3000 staff at over 150 points of presence across NSW, and a large contact centre network. Her leadership ensures they continue to move towards a modern public service utilising innovation and technology to ensure the needs of customers are at the core of what they do.

Prior to joining Service NSW, Jody has over 12 years of experience in Senior Executive roles in the NSW Government, including at Family and Community Services, & Department of Premier and Cabinet. These roles have all been transformational, leading significant reform in service provision and running large multidisciplinary teams in complex environments. Jody was a finalist in the 2020 Telstra Business Women's Awards.

Lisa Palma

An experienced senior executive passionate about making a difference, Lisa has a successful track record of delivering outstanding outcomes for organisations and their customers and leading through adversity. Lisa is currently the CEO (Interim) of Sisterworks.

Lisa thrives in challenging organisational contexts with functional expertise spanning IT, product management, project management, strategy and operations, in large and complex organisations. Experienced in disaster recovery, major incident management and managing and mitigating risk. Skilled across both the corporate and not for profit sector and an expert in business transformation.

Lisa is an active volunteer in the community, with a particular passion for animal welfare. She runs a respected not for profit wildlife shelter, is a Director of a long established animal welfare trust and a Board member of Victoria's largest wildlife not for profit organisation.

Our third speaker will be announced in the coming days.

Giving back to the community

Our virtual event is complimentary. However, at checkout, you will have the option to donate to three charities that are important to us.


SisterWorks is a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in Melbourne.

Through work and entrepreneurship, SisterWorks’ mission is to support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants so they can improve their confidence, mental wellbeing, sense of belonging and economic outlook.

Find out more about their story and the work they do here.

Wildlife Victoria

Wildlife Victoria's mission is to help and protect wildlife through their rescue, education and advocacy activities. They respond to community reports of distressed wildlife and provide care.

Visit their website here.

Wilderness Society

The threats to our living world have already begun to impact the lives of everyday people. The Wilderness Society's message is simple - "It's time to support the life that supports us."

The Wilderness Society is based all over Australia and aims to use every available platform to give nature a voice.

Find out more about their story here.

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