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QLD Disability Sector Workforce Consultations – Domestic and Family Violence Training Needs

WorkUP Queensland and NDS invite disability service organisations and individuals from the disability workforce to a series of consultations.
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Candid Conversations

two women, sitting and having a conversation
Location: Victoria (Online)
Date: 2/09/2020 to 5/11/2020

Capacity has been reached for this workshop and registration is now closed.

Candid Conversations is a workshop for people looking to expand their communications skills in giving and receiving feedback and having difficult conversations with others within the disability sector. One of the most debilitating and dysfunctional symptoms of poor teams is silence! Mature people have the ability to get information out into the open from themselves and others, they have the skills and ability to bridge difference and handle emotions while meeting the needs of others. The can have frank and direct conversations while generating a safe environment to be candid about how they feel.

Topics covered:

  • Identifying what is a candid conversations
  • Understanding our best and worst behaviour – are you getting the results you want?
  • Identifying my style in handling difficult situations
  • Defining what issues I face day-to-day that require me to have candid conversations
  • Understand yourself. What are the strategies you use in handling difficult situations?
  • Identify the tools for candid conversations
  • Coaching staff and addressing difficult issues
  • Explore ways to hold people accountable
  • Giving positive feedback - recognition and praise
  • How to turn candid conversations into action and results

Events details

We will be holding four rounds of these workshops

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Held over two days:

Wednesday, 2 September 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm


Thursday, 10 September 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm

Full day workshop:

Thursday, 24 September 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm

Held over two days:

Tuesday, 13 October 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm


Thursday, 15 October 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm

Full day workshop:

Thursday, 5 November 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost (excl GST): 

This workshop is subsidised for Victorian Providers thanks to the Victorian government's Transition Support Package

Member: $50.00
Non-member: $75.00

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Alicia Perry, Learning Coordinator, Learn and Develop Team, 0383414307,