Local network for professionals

August 09, 2017

Pictured at the last meeting for the newly formed Yarrawonga Mulwala Professionals Network is Michelle Bodington (University of Melbourne Rural Health), Jodie New – Community Engagement Manager at Yarrawonga Health, Kaye Gall Director Clinical Services Yarrawonga Health, Dr Cath Cosgrave University of Melbourne Rural Health, Stephanie Kennedy – Operational Director for Community Services and Deputy Director of Nursing Deb Gleeson.

A network of professionals has been recently formed in the community to assist in attracting and retaining professionals to the region.

This network has been driven by the community as a result of the Future Forum and Community Engagement Forums held in May and July this year in collaboration with the University of Melbourne Rural Health team and Yarrawonga Health. 
Community Engagement Manager Yarrawonga Health and Yarrawonga Mulwala Professionals Network (YMPN) advocate Jodie New said the network was born from a community push to address the issues of not just attracting professionals to Yarrawonga Mulwala, but in the retention and social connection of new professionals once they arrive. 
“YMPN provides new professional people in the Yarrawonga Mulwala region of country Victoria with the opportunity to meet and socialise with each other,” Ms New said.
“The network is hoping to connect people new and old, who may not necessarily otherwise have the opportunity to meet, through numerous organised events, ranging from monthly social get-togethers, through to more annual formal functions and seminars tailored towards personal and professional development. 
“It is backed by members of the community from all types of business, industries, commerce and local government and aims to foster and build local relationships around personal, social and community connection while offering engagement, support and continued development of all professionals in the Yarrawonga region.”
Ms New said the group is very excited at the prospect of their first social evening at The Yarrawonga Hotel from 5pm Friday, September 1.
“I encourage anyone who is interested to connect to our facebook page – Yarrawonga Mulwala Professionals Network,” she said.
The network welcomes all people from all professions and industries especially those who are new or looking to move to the community as well as graduates and students.  For more information on the network contact Jodie New on 0357 438 198 or email [email protected]

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