Geelong, Bellarine & Surf Coast Member Training & Futures Workshop

In this workshop members of the Geelong, Bellarine & Surf Coast branches have the opportunity to sit down with Sue Pennicuik (Victorian Greens Futures Project convener) and other members of the Futures Project Steering Committee to discuss what we would like to see for the future of our party. The goal of the Futures Project is to revitalised The Victorian Greens, by improving organisational structures and party strategies. The committee will be seeking our advice on the following

  • What is our theory of change, that is, how do we best achieve social change
  • The role of local councillors and members of parliament and the party in the context of our theory of change and strategic vision.¬†
  • What should be our electoral goals and how do they align with our theory of change;
  • Whether our organisational structures are best serving us now and into the future;
  • How the culture of the party can be strengthened to achieve our aims; and
  • How to involve our members more and engage more diverse members and supporters;

Members will also have the opportunity to refresh their knowledge with a Fast Three Training session facilitated by Apsara Sabaratnam, who is a fantastic facilitator from the Multicultural Greens along with Surf Coast local Kathy McQuillan. These sessions will be looking at the following topics. 

  • The Four Pillars - The Greens Philosophy
  • Grassroots Democracy in the Greens
  • Consensus Decision Making Explored

Day Outline

10am: Deakin Greens Cultural Inclusion Workshop on Unconscious Bias (RSVP Here) 

1pm: Fast Three Training

2pm: Break

2:30pm: Futures Workshop 


This venue is wheelchair accessable via the main Deakin Waterfront Entrance (near the cube). This room has desks for wheelchair users. 

Entrance via the Coast Hall entry is not step-free. 


Geelong Station is a short walk from Deakin Univerity Waterfront Campus. V/Line train services as well as local buses arrive and depart at the station. Use the PTV Journey Planner to map out your trip. 

On-Street Car Parking is available along Brougham Street & Gheringhap St. There is usually additional parking in The Bus Port Carpark on the south-east corner of Brougham Street Gheringhap Streets. Parking information can be found on The City of Greater Geelong website.  


Food will not be provided at this workshop. You are welcome to bring snacks for yourself or to share. 


Accessable bathrooms are located across the hallway from our meeting space. 

Wi-Fi & Power Outlets

Wi-Fi will unfortunately not be available at this workshop. Power outlets are located under seats in the main lecture room. 


March 08, 2020 at 1:00pm - 4:30pm


Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Room D2.194
Gheringhap St
Geelong, VIC 3220
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Jarred Crowe ·

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