Responsible Use

  of Social Media


This workshop is aimed at all levels of employees within State and Local Government.  It focuses on the responsibilities of employees in the use of social media both professionally and in privately.

The program is based on guiding principles of the Model Codes of Conduct and Social Media policy which apply to all government employees.  Practical and clear information and case studies will be used to underpin the responsibilities of all employees to recognise social media as integral to contemporary business communication and guide and support employees to be responsible and proactive digital users.

Learning outcomes and course content

  • Social media; benefits, risks and pitfalls
  • Digital footprint - Nothing is anonymous or private on the web
  • High risk social media behaviours and how reputations are damaged
  • Personal opinions vs perceived or actual professional commentary
  • Requirements of employees in line with corporate policies
  • Social media rules of engagement
  • Impact of private social media use on employment and possible consequences
  • Tips for maintaining a healthy social media profile
  • Industrial Law and case precedents


Key Details

Duration: Half day

Recommended audience: This workshop has application for all employees

Maximum Participants: 5


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