The second international military spouse employment meeting with stakeholders from Australia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom and France took place online
Amanda was awarded the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program Award for Outstanding Contribution to Veteran and/or Partner Employment
The inaugural International Military Spouse Employment Virtual Summit took place with stakeholders from Australia, USA, Canada, United Kingdom and France took place between Nov 3-5th.
Amand did a short promotional video for the Department of Education, Skills and Employment as part of National Careers Week
Amanda filmed a short video for the Department of Veterans Affairs to promote the Prime Minister’s Veteran’s Employment Award for Excellence in Supporting Spouse Employment
Amanda was awarded the Career Development Association of Australia Award for Excellence in Policy (Individual).
Amanda presented at the 2019 Career Development Association of Australia conference on “Joining Forces to improve Australian Defence Force Spouse/Partner Career Development” with Maree Sirois from Defence Families of Australia.
Article in Defence Connect on ADF partners as a workforce solution for Defence Industry
Amanda was invited to present to the ACT Veterans Advisory Council on the importance of Defence partner employment to ADF member’s transition to civilian life, and its importance to the local ACT economy.
Represented the Career Development Association of Australia and mentored attendees at the Canberra Defence Industry Career Connect event for veterans (hosted by Ironside Recruitment and the ACT Government)
Amanda was awarded a Career Development Association of Australia grant to attend the National Career Development Association conference in Houston, TX in June to learn more about veteran and military spouse career development best practice
Amanda was invited to meet with the Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Darren Chester MP at Parliament House to discuss the Churchill report on ADF partner employment and career development.
Amanda met with Member for Fenner, Dr Andrew Leigh MP at his office in Gungahlin, ACT to discuss Churchill report on ADF partner employment and career development.
Webinar Facilitator: Career Support for ADF Partners (on behalf of theCareer Development Association of Australia(CDAA) in conjunction with Defence Community Organisation(DCO) and Defence Families of Australia (DFA).
Churchill Fellowship report published and distributed
Amanda was the guest speaker at the Defence Families of Australia 2018 Annual Dinner on military spouse employment.