There are many ways to be involved in the work of Go Goldfields. There are formal roles (limited places) such as a member of the Collaborative Table or one of the Action Groups, as well as informal roles such as Neighbours and Consultants (unlimited places).
People with all sorts of backgrounds can contribute including individual community members, people with involvement in community groups, business owners and leaders, educators, experts and consultants, people working in not-for-profits and in government agencies. Our collective impact approach works best when we reflect the breadth, depth and diversity of our community.
Our combined knowledge and efforts, and our ability to give equal voice to community members, service providers and decision makers alike; form the basis of new ways of thinking and doing to make real improvements in the lives of our children, youth and families.
The role of the Collaborative Table is to plan the work and hold the vision for the work of Go Goldfields. The Table develops the overall strategy to improve outcomes for children, young people and families in Central Goldfields Shire.
The Collaborative Table meets monthly and has members representing community and key service providers and government agencies working together. Table members advocate for change within their organisations and circles of influence. They ask community and colleagues for their ideas and opinions and bring that feedback to the Table. They use their insights and passion to inform the work of Go Goldfields and drive positive change where it is most needed, desired and achievable. Table members model the collaborative behaviour, can-do attitude and the passion asked of all the members of Go Goldfields and more broadly of the Central Goldfields community.
Members are invited to join the Collaborative Table to fill vacancies as they arise. Community members occupying places on the Table often bring insight from multiple areas of experience and expertise – for example they may occupy a role in a local service agency as well as being a parent or a volunteer in a local community group. Collaborative Table vacancies are filled to complement the current needs of the Table, which can change over time.
Collaborative Table members may also be members of the Stewardship Group, Action Group or Expert Reference Groups.
For enquiries regarding the Collaborative Table click here.
For more on How the Collaborative Table works click here.
There are three Go Goldfields Action groups:
Action Groups meet monthly and have members from community, service providers and government agencies working together. Action Group members advocate for change within their organisations and circles of influence and find ways to make change happen. They ask community and colleagues for their ideas and opinions and bring that feedback to their Group.
Members are invited to join an Action Group to fill vacancies as they arise. Each Action Group has its own area of focus, and members reflect a depth of understanding in their Group’s focus area. They often bring insight from multiple areas of experience and expertise – for example they may be a local young person as well as a member of a sporting club, or an educator with young children at a local playgroup. Action Group vacancies are filled to complement the current needs of the Group which can change over time.
For enquiries regarding our Action Groups click below.
Expert Reference Groups inform the work of Go Goldfields. Expert Reference Groups may comprise community members with lived experience, or professionals with expertise useful to our areas of focus – Children and Families, Youth and Work Readiness, and Family Violence.
Expert Reference Groups often meet monthly and determine their own areas of discussion and reflection with the view to informing the work of the Collaborative Table and Action Groups.
Expert Reference Group are invited by the Stewardship Group to contribute their insights to the work of Go Goldfields. Expert Reference Group members may also be members the Collaborative Table or Action Groups.
Expert Reference Group members may also be members of the Collaborative Table or Action Groups.
For enquiries regarding our Expert Reference Groups click here.
Consultants are invited by the Collaborative Table and Action Groups to provide expert advice from time to time. Consultants may be invited to provide individual expertise, or to participate in community consultation groups that focus on specific issues or questions.
For enquiries regarding Consultants click here.
Neighbours are interested supporters of the work of Go Goldfields. Neighbours like to receive updates on our work. Some Neighbours may hold past or future positions on the Collaborative Table, Action Groups or Expert Reference Groups.
For inquiries regarding Neighbours click here.