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COVID-19 Update for VIC Providers

NDS is hosting a webinar with DHHS on Tuesday 4 August on Stage 4 restrictions and disability services.

In Conflict? How to Transform Conflict using Futures Methods

NDS invites you to "In Conflict? How to Transform Conflict using Futures Methods" with Professor Ivana Milojević, the second webinar in the NDS Futures in the Disability Sector series.
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Conversation with the Chief Economist

NDS is hosting a pricing forum for Tasmanian disability service providers with Dr David Cullen, Chief Economist NDIA.

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NDS Member Webinar: Cyber Security and the Disability Sector

This interactive member exclusive webinar will be presented by experts in their field.

NDS: Your Essential Briefing - Virtual Event

This year our annual national seminar, Your Essential Briefing, will be held as a virtual event on Wednesday, 26 August 2020.

Disability at Work 2020 - Virtual Conference

Disability at Work and Workability International Virtual Conference, 13 October 2020 – “Disability employment in a digital world.”

Winning Work: Social Procurement Webinar Series

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Location: National (Online)
Date: 1/01/2020 to 24/07/2020

This pre-recorded webinar series explores government and commercial/corporate procurement processes, how to prepare a competitive tender, and the benefits and risks of government panel memberships.

These webinars were developed through funding support provided by the Department of Social Services.

In this webinar, Paul Vorback from AcademyGlobal, will define social procurement and debunk some common misconceptions. He will help providers of all sizes capitalise on trends in social procurement and participate in requests for quotes and tenders, and share success stories of other not-for-profit organisations.

In conjunction with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Paul Vorbach has developed leading qualifications for public sector procurement and contract management. With a background in executive management in multinational commercial firms, including Deloitte (Senior Manager) and Citi (VP and Director), Paul has 25 years’ experience across consulting, financial services and management education industries.

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In this webinar, Patrick Moriarty from Our Community, will demonstrate the importance of articulating a clear value proposition in order to win government and commercial tenders. Many disability organisations have a competitive edge that fails to be told in many settings including tenders. This webinar  explores developing a project plan that fully appreciates the total value your organisation brings and ensures this is communicated and received effectively.

Patrick Moriarty is the Director of Training and Development at Our Community and holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing. His key interests include not-for-profit sector governance, fundraising, grant seeking, community sector marketing, risk management and strategic planning.

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In this webinar, Andrew Hamilton from Hamilton Consulting, will explore the ongoing sales and marketing techniques to enable Disability Enterprises and disability service providers to win business after securing a spot on a preferred-provider panel with government bodies or commercial organisations.

Andrew Hamilton from Hamilton Consulting has more than 25 years’ experience in sales, business development and funding roles and currently provides support to not-for-profit organisations to win significant tenders. However, winning a tender is only part of the equation for ongoing sustainability and repeat business.

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This program is delivered by NDS Learn and Develop and BuyAbility Procurement with thanks to funding provided by the Department of Social Services

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For any enquiries, please contact NDS Learn and Develop,