Training & Events

 

Illawarra Forum runs a wide variety of training and events to support professional development needs of the community services industry. If you have a training requirement for you staff that you can’t see here, have a look at our tailored training page. We can tailor training session specifically for you.

Illawarra Forum members receive a discount of all training and events provided by Illawarra Forum.

Click here for the Training Calendar Publication.

 

Community Care Collective Meeting

07/02/2018
Community Care Collective Meeting to be held at Heininger Hall (Heininger St) - Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. Car Park for Heininger Hall is off Heininger St (enter from Fowlers Rd) Click here for the Agenda CATERING: Morning tea will be provided. Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments.           
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Workforce Planning - Are You Ready?

14/02/2018
Workforce challenges are a high priority for disability and aged care services. How do you get the right staff for the right job and retain them in the future? Move beyond band aid solutions for recruitment and retention with   Workforce Planning. A practical workshop for Managers, CEOs, Board Members and Human Resource Managers. At the end of this workshop you will          Identify the benefits of Workforce Planning for your organisation          Understand the process and resources needed for successful Workforce Planning          Learn how to integrate Workforce Planning into your organisation's strategic and business planning          Develop skills to design and implement a Workforce Plan Your facilitator will be Alex Carbonetti. Her mission is to work with organisations to align quality business systems and workforce development systems to achieve the organisation’s strategic and business goals in a rapidly changing sector. For a printable flyer click here. Over the last four years Alex has delivered Workforce Planning Training to managers in the disability and health sectors across a number of states. As a result of these programs she has seen common trends across the sector and built an understanding of the challenges faced by organisations undergoing profound change. Alex has worked in the disability sector for the last 15 years with a strong background in management, organisational and workforce development. She has worked in service organisations and registered training organisations and has continued as a consultant to assist clients review business systems and align workforce plans to strategic goals. Morning tea, afternoon tea and a light lunch will be provided. Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend your nominated course a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full training fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice as specified below. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Use the Promotional Code INVOICEME for Bank Transfer payment.            
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SSDN Meeting

15/02/2018
SSDN Meeting to be held at Meals on Wheels - Surry Hills. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments.           
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Towards a Culture of Wellness & Reablement: Better Questions workshop

22/02/2018
A forum for CHSP & HCP providers, RAS, ACAT, government staff and allied health professionals. Wellness & Reablement requires Aged Services Professionals to have more ‘person-centred conversations’ in their assessment and practice. Knowing when and how to ask (the right) questions as opposed to advice giving or telling, is essential. This Better Questions Workshop offers simple yet highly effective communication strategies to facilitate conversations with older clients that can tap into their potential and resourcefulness, leading to them being more motivated and feeling more valued, engaged, respected and ultimately healthier people! At the end of this workshop you will: Recognise habitual patterns of response in our conversations Understand the impact of asking vs telling and the principles of asking Better Questions Using Better Questions in practical scenarios Handling resistance to the approach Tips to enhance your listening skills Improve your ability to ask Better Questions with a ‘person-centred’ or wellness focus Introduction to the Better Questions model Questioning Practice – work in groups to practice the skills learned Develop an action plan for ongoing implementation of your learning Enable clients to take more responsibility and accountability and use questions to create more engagement and motivation Redefine their roles and create a new mindset to incorporate new practices Lindsay Tighe is the founder of Inspirational Coaching and Better Questions and is a highly regarded speaker, business woman, coach and author of eight books. Her passion is teaching the skill of asking Better Questions to release human potential and she has developed various workshops and resources which are detailed at www.betterquestions.com.au She has trained thousands of people in the Aged Care, Community &Health sectors to support the Wellness/Reablement approach and Consumer Directed Care. Lindsay holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and has appeared on Channel 7’s Sunrise and has featured in numerous national publications. For a printable flyer please click here  Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend your nominated course a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full training fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice as specified below. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Use the Promotional Code INVOICEME for Bank Transfer payment.           
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Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

13/03/2018
Join us for this insightful and practical one day training, which includes: Yarning circles - local Aboriginal people sharing culture and stories Important milestones in recent Aboriginal history The impact of legislation and government policies on Aboriginal people Cultural changes and achievements Racism - what does it look like? An introduction to Aboriginal cultural protocols Understanding Aboriginal sensitivities in the workplace Overcoming communication challenges and dispelling myths Answering your questions Meet at 9am for a 9.30am sharp start. Morning tea and lunch will be provided, and places are limited, so please book early. Session Trainer: Julie Moore Julie was born in Berry, NSW and raised at Wreck Bay on the NSW South Coast. She is a proud member of the Wandandian people of the Yuin nation, and the Principal of Koorimunication, an Aboriginal consultancy established in 2008. Prior to the establishment of Koorimunication, she enjoyed a Public Service career spanning more than 35 years across NSW State and Federal Governments. Click here for a printable flyer CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend your nominated course a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full training fee of $50 will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice to replace your spot. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments.           
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