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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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Today, is both Harmony Day, and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.   Discrimination appears in different forms, and the right to equality and to be safe from discrimination are fundamental to basic human rights.   ‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ – Matthew 22:39   Whether in our workplaces or in our schools, Catholic organisations are proud…

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Professional Development

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It’s been a hugely successful year on the professional development front.  Our workshops were packed and some needed spill-over days in order to fit everyone in.  A particular highlight was a seminar by Nicola Hartfield.  She had some great advice on how to work with high conflict colleagues.  Let’s face it, we’ve all worked with…

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Be Smart in the Silly Season

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Christmas is coming and with it a whole Santa-swag of social events.  It can be a dizzying time of year but that’s no excuse to go off the rails.  Too often people do things at staff Christmas parties that land them in trouble and sometimes out of work. One woman lost her job after taking…

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Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017

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Awesome.  That word pretty much sums up our Youth Festival experience. It was fantastic meeting, chatting and posing (see our fabulous pics) with the next generation and those paving the way for them. It was pretty much non-stop action at the CCER booth.  Thousands of people stopped by to learn more about the important work…

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