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NDIS Simple Financial Management

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Location: National (Online)
Date: 8/01/2019 to 30/06/2019
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NDIS Simple Financial Management is an online training program designed to support providers operating in an NDIS environment to understand the financial levers that underpin sustainability of their organisation.

A combination of human rights, choice, control and finance underpins most of the key changes that disability providers need to respond to under the NDIS marketplace.

Most support leaders are already well-acquainted with the choice, control and human rights elements to the NDIS. However, many are not as well acquainted with how their decisions impact their client’s finances and their organisations outcomes.

This series acknowledges that support leaders “signed up to make a difference – not a profit”. It also acknowledges that they are busy people who tend to focus on the urgent because they don’t always have time for the important.

Learning outcomes:

This series will explore key financial levers and provide simple worked examples, questions, models and templates, focused on:

  • Understanding how individual and grouped inclusion supports work financially
  • Understanding how client choice may impact financial outcomes
  • Understanding how staffing structure may impact financial outcomes
  • Understanding how organisational structure may impact financial outcomes
  • Understanding how the number of support hours delivered may impact financial outcomes
  • Understanding how available working capital may impact the rate of change required in NDIS transition
  • Building a practical financial and operational toolkit for support leaders in the short, medium and long term
  • Empowering informed, timely and strategic choices by coalface leadership

 Topic 1 – NDIS Transition and Cash

The first NDIS Simple Finance session looks at Cash Flow in the context of NDIS Transition:

  • What is “cash”?
  • How much do we have?
  • How much may we need for our NDIS transition?
  • How do our actions change possible outcomes?
  • What do we need to remember?

Topic 2 – Corporate Overheads

This second NDIS Simple Finance session looks at a topic that is a source of frustration for many providers ... Corporate Overhead expenses!

  • What is corporate overhead?
  • What should we get for our spending?
  • How much do we spend?
  • Why is it important?
  • How do our actions change possible outcomes?
  • What do we need to remember?

Topic 3 – Support Margin and Growth

This third NDIS Simple Finance session looks at how much you make on each support type, how growth impacts on profitability and how we can achieve good growth together.

  • What is support margin?
  • What is volume growth?
  • How do different NDIS products impact margin and growth?
  • How much do we make on each support?
  • How do we achieve good growth?
  • How do our actions change possible outcomes?
  • What do we need to remember?

Topic 4 – Smart Product Design

This fourth NDIS Simple Finance session looks at an important topic – smart product design. This may not be a topic that is frequently discussed in the NDIS space, but we guarantee that it is absolutely essential!

  • What is smart support design?
  • Why is it important?
  • What support types do we currently offer?
  • How can we improve the supports we offer?
  • What do we need to remember?

Program Facilitator: This program is delivered by Insight First, Tim Flowers, Principal.

Tim Flowers has extensive experience with all facets of the risk, economic management and change requirements of not-for-profit entities. His area of specific expertise is managing risk and change through the marketization of human services embracing NDIS transition, ADE reform, DES reform, aged care deregulation and community health changes driven by the Productivity Commission blueprint. His recent sector experience includes advisory and audit work for many disability, health and aged care providers in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Who should participate?
Relevant to front line leaders as well as financial managers.

Victorian provider: $70.00 incl. GST subsidised through the Victorian Government Transition Support Package
Providers outside of Victoria: $135.00 +  GST

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