Governance Reform Workshop #1

What is this about?

Sometimes we need to take a step back from the political hurly-burly and take stock.

This workshop is a chance for members to discuss the future shape of our Party. How do you think we should organise ourselves over the next decade as we can work together to achieve our shared purpose?

All members of the Victorian Greens are invited to join in this workshop or the one being held on 3 April 2020.

Why are we talking about this?

In 2020 we commissioned a wholistic review of our Party called the 'futures project', which found that as members we generally share a strong sense of purpose, are happy with the work of our elected representatives, but are concerned that our governance current structures don't serve us well.

The review recommended "that the Party move quickly to develop and build consensus for a more streamlined, democratic and effective governance structure, with a special focus on reforming/restructuring the governing bodies of the AGV".

We're now working to implement that recommendation, and having gathered ideas through a general call for submission, we're now at the second step in the following timeline:

  • Submissions Phase - Completed 17 MAR
    Members were asked to submit ideas for structural change via an online form or by email to [email protected]
  • Initial Discussion Phase - NOW - 14 APR
    All members are invited to participate in events where they can discuss the proposals submitted and work in groups to develop consensus reform models. All party members are equally welcome, and we strongly encourage all interested members, no matter their background, to get involved.
  • Consensus Building & Drafting Phase - 23 APR - 19 MAY
    We plan to distill the insights gained from the initial discussion phase into an options paper, possibly including concrete constitutional amendments, and will work towards a consensus position on a new governance model. However, the exact shape of this process will depend on the results of the initial discussion phase, and we might have to alter our plans here. We want to get this right.
  • Special State Conference - TBD - 10 JUL at earliest

When

April 03, 2021 at 1pm - 3pm

Contact

Judy Cameron · · 0409 417 562

50 people are coming

Will you come?