Another productive monthly meeting has come and gone, with the year already flying by. VicSRC's Student Executive Advisory Committee meeting was held last Saturday with organisational goals, processes and advocacy priorities at the top of the list of things to tackle.
Following the April Executive Committee Camp where advocacy actions were fleshed out and we prioritised deeper learning opportunities around Student Informed Consent Education and Inclusive Indigenous Initiative, our new Policy & Advocacy Manager, William ran an effective advocacy workshop for those in attendance.
The workshop identified potential advocacy ideas such as petitions and student advocacy engagements with conferences or appointments attended by key decision makers in the government and education sectors, such as The Age Schools Summit that students presented at earlier in the year. With more nuanced understand of key advocacy priorities, the Executive Committee is now set to undertake key advocacy actions to further the VicSRC mission.
The overall organisational goals were also discussed with Executive Committee members keen to be involved in shaping the direction of the organisation as we continue to hurtle towards a renewal of our organisation's strategy, funding and new innovations. This is an ongoing project that the Board, VicSRC Staff and the Executive Advisory Committee continue to contribute to.
The meeting wrapped up with a discussion about progress amongst the advocacy, communications and decision-making sub-committees, with exciting activities in the pipeline on all accounts.
The next meeting will be held at the end of May.