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Thinking and Speaking Off The Cuff – Melbourne

Fri 5th May, 2017

This half day workshop is designed to help you think and speak on your feet in situations that may arise unexpectedly, or without notice. The ability to think and speak on your feet, with little time to prepare, is a tremendous skill to have in your social, business and daily life. Speaking off the cuff … Continue reading

Thinking and Speaking Off The Cuff – Melbourne

Fri 5th May, 2017

This workshop is designed to help you think and talk on your feet in situations that may arise unexpectedly, or without notice. The ability to think and speak on your feet is a tremendous asset to have in your social, business and daily life. Speaking off the cuff is often required for meetings, impromptu presentations, … Continue reading

Homeshare: A More Personalised Accommodation Alternative

Fri 12th May, 2017

The current accommodation options for people with a disability and others with support needs is often limited to living in a group home with others who share the same diagnosis, rather than being based on a person’s qualities or choice. Community Connections, a not-for-profit organisation in Canberra, supports people with disabilities to promote and develop … Continue reading

Prevention of Abuse

Tue 16th May, 2017

This workshop is for professionals working in health, justice, advocacy, community services and disability who are interested in how to support disability support workers, people with a disability and their families prevent, identify and report abuse. A series of resources will be showcased from Association for Children with a Disability, South East Centre Against Sexual Assault … Continue reading

AGOSCI 13th Biennial Conference

Wed 17th May, 2017

Established in 1981, AGOSCI is an inclusive group interested in enhancing the participation of all people with communication support needs. Delegates will be challenged to think about their readiness to support, engage and involve people with complex communication needs in all aspects of life. The content of the conference will set the standards for accessibility and functional communication. This is … Continue reading

DDLS Law Week Presentation

Thu 18th May, 2017

This Law Week presentation will provide an introduction to the law surrounding disability discrimination and the rights of people with disabilities against unfavourable and unfair treatment. Topics include: What constitutes disability discrimination? What are ‘reasonable adjustments’? What constitutes ‘unjustifiable hardship’? What rights and responsibilities are present when you re- turn back to work from a non-workplace … Continue reading

Courageous Leadership – Melbourne

Fri 26th May, 2017

As leadership attributes go, courage is one of the big ones. It comes from facing and overcoming fear and being courageous in the face of uncertainty. Many leaders lack the courage to break free from the fear that is holding them back from reaching their full potential as a leader. To be a courageous leader, … Continue reading

Giving and Receiving Feedback – Melbourne

Fri 26th May, 2017

One of the most valuable interpersonal skills a person can have is the ability to deliver constructive and effective feedback. Feedback, performance reviews, disciplinary discussions and general evaluations are often some of the toughest of all conversations to have. Good leaders and managers are able to both give effective feedback and receive feedback on their … Continue reading

Introduction to the Human Rights Charter

Tue 20th Jun, 2017

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities sets out the basic rights, freedoms and responsibilities of all people in Victoria. It is about the relationship between government and the people it serves. Attend this session for a comprehensive overview of obligations placed on the public sector and local government to protect and promote the human … Continue reading

33nd Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Mon 9th Oct, 2017

The Pacific Rim International Conference, considered one of the most ‘diverse gatherings’ in the world, encourages and respects voices from “diverse” perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers … Continue reading