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Strengthening through a shared value model

Learn how to work with communities to increase your, and their prosperity.


Jim Christie, Inaugural Chairman  Manningham Community Enterprises Limited

Sam Moore Head of Community Bank Model Development at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited


Prof Gillian Sullivan Mort 

Registrations & more information


Tuesday 23 September 2014 06:00 pm until 08:30 pm

Type of Event:



$30 full payment; $25 for early birds booked by 7 September, La Trobe students, staff and alumni


La Trobe City Campus

Level 20, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne


Andrew Peters; 03 9479 6480 

This interactive forum will help businesses (big and small), government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and the community understand how each group can work in harmony to deliver prosperity across society.

Creating Shared Value is a management strategy focused on creating measurable business value by identifying and addressing social problems that intersect with the business. It was first implemented by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank in 1998 through its Community Bank model, in response to the wave of bank branch closures sweeping Australia.

It is based on the Shared Value Initiative, founded by Harvard Professor, Michael E. Porter.

What you'll learn

Our expert panel will provide insights into:

  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank's Shared Value Community Bank model

  • how to increase business growth through customer and community connections

  • how to create and implement a sustainable Shared Value strategy

  • how to manage key stakeholder relationships with the community

  • challenges in delivering Shared Value.


Deakin Faculty of Business and Law is delighted to host the 2014-2015 Gourlay Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business; 

Dr Rosamund Thomas, Director of the Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics, 
Cambridge University.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), also known as Corporate Citizenship, is a strategic practice that can positively affect all elements of the triple bottom line. CSR strategy is vital to modern business as it fosters stronger performance and profitability, enhances employee relations and company culture, allows for brand differentiation, and builds stronger relationships with the wider community.

The event will be hosted by Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Professor Mike Ewing and we hope you can join us.

When: Wednesday 17 September 2014, 6pm
Where:, Level 3, 550 Bourke Street, Melbourne (Deloitte Building)

Please visit this webpage for more detail and information.

Register online. All registrations Free

Canapes and refreshments will be served, with networking opportunities available.

Space is strictly limited and the event is catered. Registrations are required to attend.

Registration closes 10 September

Faculty of Business and Law
p. 03 9244 6560


Professional Development Seminar: Your social media strategy

For brands of all sizes, social media presents an unique opportunity to start one-on-one conversations with customers. However, for every successful campaign, the road is littered with social failures. Discover who’s doing it right, who’s doing it wrong - and how you could be doing it better.

Following the success of the recent Griffith Business School Alumni Network business breakfast, Andy Fyffe and his team from Khemistry return to host a professional development seminar on a number of key learnings that have come from Australian and international social media campaigns this year.

Andy is a gifted marketing strategist and account director with a blend of high-level government, corporate, and agency experience. He manages the creative, strategy, and account service teams at Khemistry, an independent agency he co-founded and which now services major brands including Mantra Hotels, Virtus Health, Ergon Energy, TAFE Qld, and Brisbane City Council. Prior to establishing Khemistry he was a speech writer and liaison officer for several Queensland Government Ministers, and also worked in business analyst roles at Volvo Australia and James Hardie. Andy holds a Bachelor of Business (Griffith) as well as a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (QUT).

Want to learn more? Join Andy and the Griffith Business School Alumni Network for this professional development seminar.

Your investment includes a 2.5 hour workshop and a light supper.

Thursday, 25 September, 2014 5:30 pm  - 8:30 pm

The Shore
The Arbour, South Bank Parklands, South Bank, Queensland 4101

Smart Casual

Alumni, Staff, student AUD 20.00
General Admission AUD 30.00




Building on the success of the 2013 Conference, the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) is currently planning its 2014 National Conference.

The 2014 Conference will be held at La Trobe Business School City Campus (360 Collins St Melbourne) on Friday 4th July 2014. 

Members and friends of the GMAA are invited to abstract proposals in line with the Conference Theme "Leadership Challenges".

The Conference will conclude with a “Discussion Forum” with panellists made up of all speakers.

More info