Athena Software Director Presents at National Social Services Conference in Australia

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Director of Waterloo Region software company invited to speak at conference on workplace innovation for the community services sector in Australia.

The level of collaboration and innovation among relationship services organizations in Australia is very impressive.

Greg Stanley-Horn, director of deployment at Athena Software (http://www.athenasoftware.net), gave a presentation Nov. 9 at the fourth annual Family Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) conference, a national event attracting over 600 attendees from Australia's social services sector.

Stanley-Horn made a joint presentation at the event with Sandra Vallance, director of IT and marketing at Athena client Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA).

Their presentation -- 'Trends in Data Management and Technology: Supporting the Workforce and Innovation in the Community Services Sector' -- reviewed the change management process for organizations moving from paper to an integrated management information system, such as Athena Software's Penelope case management application. The presentation also demonstrated how technology can help build capacity within organizations and respond to international industry trends.

"The conference was a huge success," says Stanley-Horn. "It was wonderful to have the opportunity to connect with so many providers in the family services sector. The level of collaboration and innovation among relationship services organizations in Australia is very impressive."

According to the FRSA website, the conference -- titled 'Workforce and Innovation: Building Future Capacity' -- was "by far" their largest to date. Held at the RACV Royal Pines resort on Australia's Gold Coast in Queensland from November 8 to 10, the conference's theme looked at ways service providers can respond to the changing and complex needs of Australian families through individual and organizational capacity building. Other speakers at the event included Australia's Attorney-General Robert McLelland and Diana Bryant, chief justice of the Family Court of Australia.

Athena Software's presence in Australia is rapidly expanding. More than 30 organizations there have successfully implemented Penelope, including Relationships Australia, Anglicare, Victoria University, Centacare, Uniting Care, the University of Sydney and Queensland Health.

For more information on the FRSA conference, please visit http://www.frsa.org.au. For more information on Athena and RASA's presentation at the conference, please visit http://www.athenasoftware.net/news_rss_feeds.html.

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Athena Software is an innovative global company recognized for providing leading-edge client information management software. We are the developers of Penelope, one of the world's most advanced and successful client information / case management applications for behavioural health and social service organizations. With the backing of our world-class support team, Athena Software empowers organizations to achieve new levels of client service, accountability and effectiveness.

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