The Power To Persuade Symposium 2019: The use and abuse of evidence in social policy
The Power to Persuade symposium started with a simple idea: that the best way to start breaking down barriers between various groups interested in social policy - designing it, delivering it, evaluating it or affected by it - was to bring them into the same room.
Exploring topical, complex issues facing communities, the community sector, public servants and academics, and offering a diverse range of speakers and perspectives, our symposiums encourage and promote frank and open dialogue about current and emerging challenges and opportunities in social policy.
SYMPOSIUM 2019: USE AND ABUSE OF EVIDENCE IN SOCIAL POLICY
THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER 10AM TO 5PM (arrivals from 9:30am)
Keynote address: Julian Corner, CEO, Lankelly Chase Foundation UK
Three panel discussions involving experts from government, the community sector and the research community:
Panel 1 - Systems reform and public sector workforce skills for the future
Panel 2 - Advocacy in social services
Panel 3 - Examining evidence in social policy through a gender lens
The event is open to researchers, policy practitioners, people in government, advocates and people impacted by social policy.