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Quality Use of Medication

Event start date: 30/05/2024
NDS has partnered with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia to deliver the Quality Use of Medication series for disability services.

ACT Disability Sector Quarterly Forum

Event start date: 30/05/2024
Come and join us at our upcoming ACT Disability Sector's Quarterly Forum.

National Housing and Support Community of Practice

Event start date: 30/05/2024
NDS invites members to join the National Housing and Support Community of Practice (CoP) to discuss their support of people in SIL, SDA, ILO and other in-home models of intensive support.

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NDS’s Virtual Workforce Conference 2024

Event start date: 5/06/2024
Registrations are open for NDS's Virtual Workforce Conference. Held virtually on 5 June 2024, the theme of this year's conference is 'Working well', providing an opportunity to take time out from the...

Good Working Relations for Managers and Supervisors

Event start date: 1/01/2028
This course is designed to provide managers, supervisors and team leaders with an understanding about workplace bullying and harassment and how to prevent and manage these issues.

Lean Transformation In-house Workshop Three: The Basics of a Lean Management System

Event start date: 31/12/2099
Available now - scheduled by arrangement: Delivered according to your organisation's needs to your staff onsite via zoom or in person. The Basics of a Lean Management System is...

Emerging Leader In-house Workshop

four people having a conversation at a desk in a meeting room.
Location: At your organisation/Zoom
Date: 31/12/2099

Available now - secure your booking for 2024.

NDS and People Development Australia present Emerging Leader, for new and emerging supervisors and leaders within the disability sector. The workshop focus is on the transition from team member to team leader/supervisor and some of the challenges faced in managing others and managing work. The program involves self-reflection of an individual’s style, preparing and managing the transition into a team leader or supervisor role, strategies for getting things done, communications, team performance and workplace relationship management applied in the context of the learners work environment.

Topics covered:

  • Define the challenges of the new manager
  • Make the shift from individual contributor to new supervisor or manager
  • Identify key relationships and manage interactions and trust with manager, peers and direct reports
  • Identify and manage group dynamics and managing a team
  • Leading others and planning work
  • Identifying employee expectations and understanding engagement
  • Defining what motivates people at work
  • Develop communication skills for results
  • Understand factors that impact performance while managing performance
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Provide recognition and reward good performance
  • Plan your Professional Development

This workshop is in partnership with People Development Australia and facilitated by Peter Agnew.

Peter has worked with NDS (National Disability Services) across Australia for over a decade. A popular facilitator that delivers several of our key interpersonal and leader programs. Through practical examples, contemporary theory and enjoyable facilitation, Peter helps team and leaders be their best. Peter has three master’s degree qualifications in Business, Education and Psychotherapy and practical leadership experience across the not-for-profit and business sectors. Peter’s facilitation has a good balance between group interaction, practical exercises, and relevant workplace application ideas.


  • NDS Member: $3560 plus GST
  • Non Member: $4760 plus GST
Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Alicia Perry, Learning Coordinator, Learn and Develop Team, show phone number, submit enquiry/feedback