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June 2017
Free

NSW Person Centred Active Support (PCAS) Community of Practice – Complex Support Needs Planning

Date June 29, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location Cliftons Sydney

The NSW PCAS Community of Practice aims to provide a place for networking, collaboration and resource sharing among Person Centred Active Support practitioners in NSW. We welcome interested practitioners and trainers to attend this networking event either in person or via live video stream. AGENDA 9:30am – 10am  Welcome & Introductions (registration from 9.15am) 10am – 11am Guest Presentation “A tool for your toolkit:  complex support needs planning” by Dr Angela Dew Bio:  Dr Angela Dew is a sociologist with…

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July 2017
Free

NDCO Seminar Series – Starting your own business

Date July 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location Ashfield Civic Centre

Do you have an idea for a new business? Are you interested in finding out how you or someone you know can create self employment? This session will provide information on the step by step process of how to start your own business, or how to help someone you know start their own business. Presenters include Industry NSW and Ignite Ability who will share their business knowledge and know how to get your business started as well discuss the supports that are available…

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$440

Person-centredness in Employment Settings

Date July 25, 9:30 am - July 26, 4:30 pm
Location MFB Auditorium

A 2 day Workshop Facilitated by Professor Vivienne Riches & Ray Murray What you will learn about: The Person Centredness in Employment Settings workshop covers the following topics: Rationale for developing a culture of Person Centredness in disability organisations The meaning and value of work Values that underpin Person Centredness and work Culture and Person Centredness in employment contexts Demystifying the myths about Person Centredness and work Enhancing Employment Services through Person Centredness Supporting one another and growing in Person…

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$66

Enhancing the Links

Date July 27, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre

Enhancing the Links is a seminar for school staff and service providers working for people with disability. The seminar will focus on the transition of students and the various post school pathways. Presentations and up-to-date information will be provided from the National Disability Insurance Agency, Department of Social Services, Job Access, NSW Training Services, tertiary education and vocational education providers.   Who should attend? Teachers; career advisers; other school staff; government providers; non-government services; and anyone else who supports students…

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$140

Supervision, Mentoring and Peer Support

Date July 27, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location MFB Auditorium

Course Information: This half day workshop is designed for disability practitioners/therapists who are new to supervisory roles or just want to know more about supervision.  By attending the workshop practitioners will develop an understanding of: What supervision, mentoring and coaching are and their unique differences The role and importance of supervision, mentoring and coaching Reflective  supervision practices Documenting supervision plans, agreements and minutes Intended Audience: This half day workshop is designed for disability practitioners/therapists who are new to supervisory roles…

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August 2017
$220

Working Together to Build Better Social Connections

Date August 16, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location MFB Auditorium

Course Information: This workshop invites people with disability to attend accompanied by a support person of their choice, and participate in the process of identifying their own gifts and assets, mapping opportunities within their community and developing strategies to enhance existing social and community connections. Participants will leave with a plan that can form part of their NDIS planning preparation. Intended Audience:  Support staff and/or family members are encouraged to invite a person with disability to join them to attend…

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September 2017
I-CAN
$440

I-CAN V5 Facilitator Training

Date September 4, 9:30 am - September 5, 4:30 pm
Location MFB Auditorium

Information: The I-CAN is a support needs assessment, planning and resource allocation tool designed to assess and guide support delivery for people with disabilities including people with mental health concerns. Workshop participants will learn how to administer the I-CAN and generate an individual support needs report is which helps guide service delivery and planning. Resource allocation for individual funding Intake and discharge for people with acquired disabilities such as brain injury or quadriplegia Planning for the move to community living…

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NDCO Seminar Series – Advocacy in education

Date September 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location Ashfield Civic Centre

Are you a student with disability interested in finding out about advocacy in education?  This session will provide information on the rights of people with disability in education and how to advocate for yourself or someone else in this setting. There will be presentations from both a student and educator perspective as well as a session from Family Advocacy on the rights of students and tools and tips on effective advocacy.  Who should attend? This session is for people with disability…

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$220

Anxiety & Depression Workshop

Date September 13, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location MFB Auditorium

Building Capacity to Better Assist Adults with a Dual Disability A one day workshop Mental health problems occur more frequently in people with developmental disability than in others in the community.  These conditions can significantly affect the quality of life and general well-being of the individual, family members and / or other carers.  Workshop Goals This workshop aims to build the capacity of existing staff to provide psychotherapy/counselling/support to: People who experience mild to moderate intellectual disability and who are…

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$400

Caring, Leading and Impacting in Turbulent Times

Date September 26, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location Woolcock Building

Information: Leadership in the 21st Century is paradoxical. In the face of extraordinary social uncertainty and changes we are called up upon to lead with confidence and care.  With the advent of the NDIS, leaders face the disruption of the traditional service system, and the challenge of reframing the new environment from a challenging one to one which presents unique opportunities for innovation and growth. In this workshop Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack consider questions of how organisations can hold…

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