Tailored Training

Illawarra Forum now offers a variety of in house training opportunities. Upskill a group of your staff on-site to build collective expertise and teamwork, and save money.

Person Centred Care Approach – $990 up to 15 participants

Person centred approaches harness attitudes and values that honour an individual’s attributes and perspectives. The focus is on maximising full inclusion in society and community through the process of support planning and delivery.

This full day course will enable you to:

  • Understand person centred practice philosophy and context
  • Gain an understanding of associated philosophies such as: wellness and personhood; reablement and consumer choice and control.
  • Develop working knowledge about the difference between person centred and traditional/service centric models.

Consumer Directed Care – $990 up to 15 participants

This one day workshop builds knowledge and skills in the Consumer Directed Care (CDC) approach to community care provision. It explores the foundations of the approach and the expectations of client experience. Participants will examine lessons learnt – both nationally and internationally – identify funding requirements and highlight implications for providers when developing CDC models.

This full day course will enable you to:

  • Understand Consumer Directed Care and what it aims to achieve.
  • Learn from Australian and International experiences.
  • Recognise CDC levels of self-direction and management.
  • Understand the implications for assessment, client management and financial systems.
  • Consider developing a unit costing model.
  • Understand the basics in developing and monitoring CDC budgets.

Mental Health First Aid – $2500 up to 15 participants

Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. First aid is given until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of these mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.

This course can be run over 2 full days or four half day sessions.

This training covers:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosis
  • Substance misuse

Mental health crises covered:

  • Suicidal thoughts and behaviour
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (also known as self-harm but best referred to as NSSI)
  • Panic attacks
  • Traumatic events
  • Severe psychotic states
  • Acute effects from alcohol or other drug misuse
  • Aggressive behaviour

Governance, finance and risk management for Boards. Cost from $400.

Effective governance is the cornerstone for every organisation. Not-for-profit boards face an ever increasing burden being put onto not-for-profit boards. Illawarra Forum can provide sessions to not-for-profit boards members covering a variety of essential topics tailored to your organisation.

Topics include:

  1. Understanding your legal and financial responsibilities
  2. Learning about your role on the board and in your organisation
  3. Exploring conflicts of interest
  4. The role of the board in risk management
  5. Key areas of risk
  6. A framework for risk management
  7. Reading financial statements
  8. Budgeting
  9. Understanding key ratios
  10. Understanding and reducing financial risk and fraud

Call us to discuss your organisation’s training requirements.

Testimonials

“It was good to be trained by someone who really knows their topic and is able to communicate that with us so clearly” (Nessie Barrett- Finance training 2017)