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Micaela Drieberg

Since commencing her career in the health sector and following on to urban planning and local government, Micaela has always worked with communities. It was through this experience that she observed a range of communication challenges which ignited her passion for community engagement. Micaela is passionate about health policy, advocacy and settings based health promotion - or put simply, how gender and where we live, work, play and study can influence our lives.

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Testimonials for Micaela Drieberg

Very informative, good pace, good presentation style and balance of theory & practical tasks. Excellent!

City of Melbourne

 

Micaela offers great insights in government based community engagement from the perspectives of a leader and decision maker. She has helped my organisation understand the strategic elements of engagement, including how to define and measure success, navigate political issues and manage reputation risk. Micaela is also a great facilitator.

Matthew Gordon, OurSay

 

Micaela Drieberg is an experienced lecturer and has contributed to the teaching program for the Bachelor of Health Science at Monash University. She has delivered a number of guest lectures in the subjects of Community Development and Partnerships (lecture topi Community mobilisation and advocacy) and Health Promotion in Community and Organisational Settings (lecture topics health promoting hospitals and health promoting cities). Micaela is an engaging speaker and is able to draw upon her extensive experience in local government and health promotion to provide students with compelling examples and stories to illustrate concepts.

Dr Darshini Ayton, Monash University

 

I was impressed with Micaela’s commitment at such a “young age” to be making a difference in community and how courageous she is to be a Councillor and Community Leader given the reputation many of them come with.

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Micaela Drieberg Travels from VIC
Fee Range: .Up to $5000

Micaela Drieberg's Biography

Micaela Drieberg is a high energy and passionate presenter who is driven by a simple philosophy – be the change you want to see.

 

After completing a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Health Promotion Micaela entered the health sector, managing a drug prevention program working with young people to assist them gain work experience. From there she worked across a range of areas within public health including NGOs and government before being sought as an Adviser to a former Victorian Health Minister.

 

At the age of 29 Micaela was elected as a Councillor at the City of Monash, a council that bucked the norm in terms of the age, gender and ethnicity of its members. She was unanimously elected as Mayor during her second term with the municipality.

 

Since commencing her career in the health sector and following on to urban planning and local government, Micaela has always worked with communities. It was through this experience that she observed a range of communication challenges which ignited her passion for community engagement.

 

Micaela is passionate about health policy, advocacy and settings based health promotion - or put simply, how gender and where we live, work, play and study can influence our lives.

 

Micaela joined the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine in 2014 as a teaching associate and is now Chief Examiner and Unity Coordinator for several units within the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Public Health. Prior to joining Monash University, Micaela also taught public health and urban planning subjects with other universities for an additional 10 years.

 

Micaela joined the Medical Education and Research Quality Unit team in 2017 and works with the teaching team to deliver the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Teachings Associate Coaching Program and other professional development training to help support teaching staff within the faculty.

Speaking Topics Include

Community engagement  - What is it and how do I do it well?

The art of engagement  - How to better engage with your communities

Dealing with apathy - How to work smart with difficult people and influence positive outcomes

Gender - The changing face of leadership, insights from a Mayor who broke the mould