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National Symposium 2015 - Keynote Address Day 2

Event Details
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 24 minutes

AASW member: $10

Non member: $20

Organiser: AASW National

This is a recording of the Keynote address for the AASW National Symposium in November 2015, presented by Reverend Graham Long AM. Reverend Long is an engaging speaker. In this address he discusses the lessons he has learnt around leadership, and that life is meant to involve change and uncertainty, that is what makes it enjoyable.

Presenter details

Reverend Graham Long AM

For more than 40 years, Reverend Graham Long has worked at the coalface of humanity, tirelessly serving communities across Australia and offering guidance and support to those in need. After starting his career in social work, Graham trained for ministry from 1979 to 1982. Following a few years in church ministry, Graham became a chaplain to Parramatta Prison and ran a church welfare agency. Academically, after ordination, Graham pursued studies in philosophy, achieving degrees from Catholic Theological Union and from the Catholic Institute of Sydney. After a short stint as a postie, Graham joined The Wayside Chapel in 2004, bringing with him years of welfare experience and a passion for making community. Under Graham’s leadership, The Wayside Chapel has grown substantially, now delivering six key programs and over 86,000 instances of support each year for people marginalised by homelessness, mental health issues and addiction. Through his passionate community work, Graham has created a place where socio-economic barriers between people can be broken down and where the mentality of ‘us and them’ simply becomes ‘us’. From the social worker who became a postman, to the postman who became a pastor, Graham’s journey has led him to share in great joy and great sadness, both in his own life and through the lives of people who have fallen by the wayside. Graham captivates people with his personal stories and his deep insight about love, hate, power and the ‘self’. He challenges people to reflect on their contribution to society and he inspires people to live as if their last minute was to happen today.

Recording Details

This recording was filmed in November 2015

Duration: 24 minutes


AASW member: $10

Non member: $20ASW.


Register for access by following the link to the right. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email - please read this email carefully, as it provides your access to the online course.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers