MasterCraft Series – ‘The dark side of collaboration’

Sam Chard will share her experiences of co-design and collaborating with industry and community stakeholders to develop policy and programs. Through case studies hear the need to ‘be eyes wide open’ to the risks associated with real collaboration Understand the importance of actively managing ambiguity, and the pitfalls of generating debate in tight-knit communities. 

This session is restricted to EL 1-SES 3 staff.


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Sam Chard, PSM, is Head of Division, Grants Services and Business Improvement, in the Department of Industry, Science and Resources. Her role oversees the delivery of over $8 billion in government funding to over 83,000 businesses, and she is responsible for establishing improved integrity capability within the department. She is a Gateway Reviewer for the Department of Finance, a Disability Champion within her department, and a Senior Representative for the Territories Stolen Generation Redress Scheme. Prior to her current role, Sam established and led the Australian Radioactive Waste Agency, for which she was awarded a public service medal. She has over 10 years SES experience in policy and program areas, spanning criminal intelligence, national security and critical infrastructure risk management. 

Participant benefits

  • Participants will gain unique insights into aspects of service implementation that don’t ordinarily come to mind.
  • Take away guidance on ways to engage and co-design learning.

Suitable for

EL 1 – SES Band 3

Craft and User level

This workshop aligns with Implementation and Services Craft at the Lead level.

Additional Information

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1 hour Face-to-Screen session. 11:00AM - 12:00PM (AEST)
Event type
Australia wide
$0 per attendee
40 seats