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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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Sector Meeting

Complexity: NDS Professional Community of Practice Meetings

The Complexity CoP focuses on the operational issues emerging for organisations that support people with complex needs.

Governing for Rights and Quality: A webinar for Boards and Executive Teams

Board and Executive Team members are invited to join us for a complimentary live webinar to delve into what Boards and Executives should be doing to ensure human rights approaches and quality and safeguarding...

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NDS Member Meeting

NDS NSW Supported Employment Subcommittee Meeting

Members are invited to register for the next meeting of our NDS NSW Supported Employment Subcommittee.
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NDS Member Meeting

NDS NSW Open Employment Subcommittee Meeting

Members are invited to register for the next meeting of our NDS NSW Open Employment Subcommittee.
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Observing and Recording Seizures and Other Events

This online course is for disability workers and health care professionals who need to ensure their observation and documentation skills are accurate and clear when describing seizures.

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Your Essential Briefing - Program now available

The program is now available for NDS: Your Essential Briefing - Virtual Event on 26 August 2020
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News update

Changes to the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program

NDS has recently been informed of a significant change to the grants component of the ILC, which will be transitioned from the NDIA to DSS.
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News update

Simplified auditing arrangements for NSDS

Simplified auditing arrangements for National Standards for Disability Services (NSDS) will reduce the burden on Disability Enterprises.

Conversations that Matter

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Location: National (Online)
Date: 19/06/2020 to 30/06/2021

Intended to provide participants with increased self-awareness along with greater confidence and capability in having challenging conversations and providing feedback that has impact.

The learning outcomes are:

  • Understand the nature of challenging conversations and what makes them challenging
  • Understand and manage fears around having challenging conversations
  • Develop the key conversational skills – language; empathy; listening; questioning; managing state; taking multiple perspectives
  • Become familiar with conversational tools and frameworks for having the conversations that matter
  • Develop the ability to deliver feedback with impact – both positive and constructive
  • Learn how to deal with difficult emotional responses

As an in-house delivery, Mark Priede the facilitator, will conduct a briefing zoom meeting with you prior to look at specific areas of focus relevant to your needs.

Workshop Cost

The workshop investment for the in-house delivery of the 2 x 2.5 hour workshop, accommodating between 6 and 20 participants is:

In House Delivery (currently zoom)
2 x 2.5 hour sessions (1-2 weeks apart): NDS Member rate: $3,105 + GST
2 x 2.5 hour sessions (1-2 weeks apart): Non-member rate: $4,301 + GST

Contact information

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