Almost a third of the MercyCare team came together for MercyCare’s inaugural Staff and Volunteer Conference
at Optus Stadium on September 24.
Speakers throughout the day prompted reflection, thought and conversation about the amazing work MercyCare does and the role we as individuals play in our work and the world around us.
MC Comedian Peter Rowsthorn kept everyone entertained at the event, which also included the presentation of this year’s overall Living Our Values Awards.
MercyCare Executive Directors shared meaningful stories about light bulb moments in their careers and participants were given insight into what each Directorate has been working on and hopes to focus on into the future.
Staff and volunteers were able to browse the portraits taken by photographer Steve Wise for MercyCare’s Diversity and Inclusion Art Collection book, as well as take part in a collaborative painting project.
In addition to a touching Welcome to Country delivered by Shaun Nannup, participants were given a short introduction to Noongar language thanks to MercyCare’s Aboriginal Consultant Phil Bartlett.
During June, Optus Stadium was also the venue of Family and Community Services first Directorate Conference hosted by Famous Sharron.
Each team – Placed Based Services; Multicultural Services; Youth and Homelessness; Child, Family and Out of Home Care Services; and Service Development and Innovation – were encouraged to be creative to showcase who their team was and what their day-to-day activities looked like. Presentations were accompanied by short films, skits and music.