Tri-Peaks Webinars

These free webinars are designed to help practitioners, managers and board members across the Tri-Peaks sectors. Many have a focus on COVID-19 challenges as well as broader issues across the sectors.

Global perspectives: Financial viability for the NGO sector during COVID-19

15 April 2020

This webinar covers:

  • Business continuity
  • Financial management during a crisis
  • Government stimulus
  • Financial checklist

Presenter: Cameron Bird, Partner, EY

Global perspectives and practical strategies: Human services workforces through COVID-19

17 April 2020

This webinar covers:

  • Government & NGO Impacts due to COVID-19.
  • Experience of human services workforce.
  • Workforce essential.

Presenter: Sonia Sharp, Partner EY

Evaluating the NFP Board

23 April 2020

What is Board evaluation, how can you do it, and what are the outcomes?


  • Jo-Anne Morfoot, VHA
  • Fi Mercer, Governance Evaluator
  • Gayle Boschert, Child & Family Services, Ballarat

The impact of COVID-19 for separated parents and their children

5 May 2020

Managing parenting arrangements during the COVID-19 crisis – issues and solutions for separated parents

Presenter: Cath Tregills, Executive Manager & Marney Bowden, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Relationship Matters

Governance in not-for-profits during COVID-19

14 May 2020

This webinar covers:

  • Board director duties, liability and safe harbour provisions.
  • Online privacy and data security.
  • Duty of care for staff during COVID-19.


Presenter: Dean Katz, Partner Cornwalls Lawyers

Victoria’s new workplace manslaughter laws

27 May 2020

How can organisations prepare for changes to the OH&S Act 2004 (Vic) coming into effect on 1 July?

Presenter: Steve Bell, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

What should be different in the new normal post-pandemic?

28 May 2020

The entire Australian health system has changed rapidly in the last 6 months due to COVID-19, forcing changes that have been advocated for, for decades. What is the future for our health systems, and the AOD sector in particular?


  • Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director, Grattan Institute
  • Prof Nadine Ezard, Clinical Director, National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

Four keys to an effective Board

2 June 2020

This webinar covers:

  • Developing a skills matrix for your board.
  • Clarifying the commitment required to be a board member at your organisation.
  • Why alignment and diversity of board members is vital.


Presenter: Helga Svendsen, Facilitator and Coach, Board member of the Royal Women’s Hospital

The financial future beyond COVID-19: why financial education matters for employers and employees

17 June 2020

This webinar covered:

  • Data-led insights on the links between the financial wellbeing of employees and productivity.
  • Financial support options available to employees due to COVID-19.
  • How super is invested and the impacts of COVID-19.
    What you need to be thinking about now to secure your financial future.

Prashant Iyer and Julianne Coleman, First State Super

From response to recovery: the waves of COVID-19 impact on Victoria’s health and community services

30 June 2020

This webinar considered:

  • What Australia’s possible pathways to recovery from COVID-19 look like for health and community services
  • The multiple ‘waves’ of service disruptions that the COVID-19 will cause
  • How other organisations are preparing for the long-term journey to recovery.

Presenter: Tom Craven and Rob Camm, Cube Group

Pregnancy and methamphetamine: issues, challenges and opportunities

21 July 2020

This webinar discussed:

  • Current evidence
  • Health impacts
  • Effective service delivery and models of care

Presenters: Assoc Prof Yvonne Bonomo, Dr Anna Tottman, Julie Blandthorn – Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne

Risk management fundamentals for health and community services

20 August 2020

This webinar covers:

  • Key risk management concepts
  • Risk management frameworks and governance
  • Using risk management to make informed decisions related to strategic risks and risk register development.


Presented by: John Belfrage and Cat Strawa, Risk Advisers, VMIA

Changes in working, innovation and impact on clients that have been developed and implemented during COVID-19

3 September 2020

Three presentations on changes in how health and human services are working in the pandemic environment

Presenters: Bronwyn Pike CEO of Uniting Vic Tas, Nicole Bartholomeusz CEO of CoHealth, and Dr Stefan Gruenert CEO of Odyssey House Victoria

Young people and AOD

17 September 2020

Overview of common issues and approaches when working with young people using AOD.

Presenter: Geoff Bayldon, Youth Support and Advocacy Service

‘AOD 101’ – Part 1: Introduction to the alcohol and other drug sector

22 September 2020


  • Moses Abbatangelo – Principal Project Adviser, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, Mental Health Branch, Health and Wellbeing Division, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  • Dr Suzanne Neilsen – Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen (BPharmSc[Hons] PhD MPS) is the Deputy Director of the Monash Addiction Research Centre in Melbourne
  • Kasey Elmore – Operations Manager, Medical Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR)

This webinar covers:

  • Overview of the not-for-profit AOD treatment sector, incorporating its structure, agencies, consumers and workforce
  • Where and how to access treatment for your clients
  • How does Safescript work?
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • A background to the Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR)

‘AOD 101’ – Part 2: Introduction to the alcohol and other drug sector

29 September 2020


  • Olivia Nichols – Clinical Consultant, N & W Metro AOD Service, Odyssey House Victorial
  • Kit – Consumer, AOD treatment service
  • Date| Odyssey House Victoria

This webinar covers:

  • A first-hand view of the AOD treatment system and the journey from the perspective of a consumer
  • Substance types and signs and symptoms of use (intoxication, overdose and withdrawal)
  • Client populations: youth, adults, forensic, older people and their differences in terms of engagement and treatment.
  • Managing complexity: prevalence and management of MH and trauma issues, homelessness and FV, and cultural awareness. Treatment modalities (relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, CBT, mindfulness)

Implementing a quality and clinical governance framework in a community health

12 November

This webinar includes an overview of the Victorian Community Services Quality Governance Framework, and a case study of a community health service’s experience of developing and implementing the framework.


  • Simone Corin – A/Deputy Secretary, Children, Families, Communities and Disability
  • Lauren Daly – Quality Manager, Latrobe Community Health Service

Tri-Peaks is a collaboration between the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the Victorian Healthcare Association, and the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association to support and promote good governance and integrated practices in our sectors.