4 ways to help you take care of business-as-usual during caretaker

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With the election looming, we know that most federal government communication and engagement activity have been suspended during the caretaker period.  

During what can sometimes be a quieter period, now is the perfect opportunity to consider these 4 ways The Social Deck can support your team to maximise your time during caretaker.  

Get in touch if you’d like to discuss how we can help you.  

Behaviour change training

Overcome service delivery problems or test policy interventions with training in applying behavioural science to tackle real-world issues.

We’re specialists in designing and testing below-the-line behaviour change strategies and programs to achieve real-world results.  

Through research, analysis, intervention development and testing, we can help you clearly define the problem, explore barriers and influences on target behaviour, and come up with a carefully targeted, practical and sustainable solution.

For example, we have:

  • developed communication resources taking a behaviour change approach to increase cervical screening rates
  • provided advice on testing of interventions in areas of education, public health and workplace behaviour

We have also designed community-based campaigns to:

  • reduce illegal dumping
  • increase sustainable transport use
  • encouraged dog owners to keep their dogs leashed on designated on-leash areas  
  • help reduce the disease risk and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and communities.  

Internal communication and organisational change

Build your team’s capability and plan now to help you rapidly deliver your work program after caretaker.  

With several of our consultants previously working in the public sector, we understand your internal communication needs and can tailor strategies to help you deliver organisational change approaches that create connection and transformation across organisations.  

Whether you need an internal communication strategy or expert facilitation to engage your team or colleagues, we have experience across areas of government ranging from social services, aged care and the NDIS to industry, education and employment.  

Online seminars  

Help increase knowledge among your staff and networks using online seminars.  

We are highly experienced in delivering online consultation and using online engagement tools, including developing, delivering and facilitating webinars to up to 1,000 people.  

  • We’re the Australian Human Rights Commission’s major technology partner for its AHRC webinars, and  
  • In 2021 we partnered with the Department of Social Services to deliver two online seminars on accessible communication and engagement to hundreds of public servants and not-for-profit organisations.  

Inclusion strategies

Ensure your organisation promotes and supports inclusion and diversity.  

We have in-depth knowledge and experience in inclusive and accessible practice, particularly in relation to disability inclusion and intersectional accessibility in the field of evaluation and engagement.  

Our partnerships with the Australian Human Rights Commission, First Nations-led creative agency Gilimbaa, women’s safety research organisation ANROWS, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Nunkuwarrin Yunti, and a range of disability organisations have given us deep insights about diverse experiences and needs within our communities.  

We also recently developed our own detailed Inclusion Strategy, with our key commitments outlined on our website.  

We can share these insights and work with your organisation to develop an inclusion strategy that clearly outlines your commitments and action for ensuring your activities, communications, and policies are accessible and fit-for-purpose for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.  

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