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Quality and Safeguarding: Reflection and Action

As part of the Quality and Safeguarding Project, NDS is delivering this interactive half-day workshop, developed for coordinators and key support workers promoting best practice.
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An event for allied health professionals delivering disability services to meet peers and colleagues to build connections and enable future referrals, multidisciplinary service delivery and/or collaboration
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Defensible Documentation for Disability Support Staff

Learn the leading method to document progress notes professionally, legally and competently.

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This workshop is open to NDS members and Victorian providers who are commencing preparations for the introduction of the Portable Long Service Scheme.
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Emerging Leader

The program provides practical guidance for those transitioning from team member to team leader/supervisor looking to get the most out of a team’s performance and manage workplace relationships.

Candid Conversations Workshop

Three people sitting and having a conversation with each other
Location: Melbourne and Ballarat
Date: 7/11/2019 to 8/11/2019
Melbourne Ballarat

Candid Conversations is a one-day workshop developed and delivered in partnership with People Development Australia. This program has been designed for people looking to expand their communications skills in giving and receiving feedback and having difficult conversations with others in the disability sector.

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.

In this workshop, participants will learn strategies to:
  • Define and understand what a candid conversation is
  • Identify issues in their workplace that require candid conversations
  • Recognise their own style in handling difficult situations
  • Hold candid conversations utilizing tools
  • Understand how to get intended results
  • Effectively provide positive feedback - recognition and praise
  • Identify and understand techniques to manage worst case scenarios.

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the organiser directly with any additional accessibility requirements.

Who should attend?

Anyone in direct support, leadership or senior management positions looking to expand their communication skills in giving and receiving feedback.

Thanks to the Victorian Government's Transition Support Package, workshop costs have been heavily subsidised. NDS members benefit from further subsidised rates.

Give your organisation the best chance to transition to and operate in the NDIS market by making the most of our funded NDIS Sector Development Project. NDS members will continue to benefit beyond this project. Not yet an NDS member? Visit the NDS membership page.

Event Details: 

Location Date: Time:  Venue: 
Ballarat  7 November 2019  9:00am - 4:30pm  Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility & Mars Stadium, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat
Melbourne 8 November 2019  9:00am - 4:30pm  Ikon Park, 400 Royal Parade, Princes Hill, VIC 3054

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Elise Garraway, Project Manager, +61383414305,