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Effective Employer Engagement Workshops

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Location: National
Date: 31/10/2017 to 6/02/2018
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Due to the success and interest of previous workshops we have now released more dates near you.

Evidence demonstrates that most Disability Employment Service Employment Consultants are very competent working with their job seekers, but often they are not comfortable with creating and maintaining strong employer relationships.

This interactive, one-day workshop will help your team develop and maintain a more systematic and successful approach to employer engagement. They will learn ways to initiate and maintain healthier relationships with employers that will keep your business healthy.

NDS has teamed up with business consultancy GIVEN for this opportunity.

Register for one of our sessions and kick-start the new financial year with new strategies and tools you can use immediately.

The Effective Employer Engagement workshop is aimed specifically at Employment Consultants, Designated Marketing staff, and their Direct Manager/ Supervisor.


• Why Employer Engagement can feel so challenging
• An introduction to the 7-Step Framework for Effective Employer Engagement

This Framework will help consultants to:

• Effectively target and approach employers
• Have more productive employer meetings
• Conduct a comprehensive job analysis
• Present jobseekers and gain commitment
• Maximise the opportunities associated with existing employers
• Practical exercises to illustrate some of the key ideas


Full-day workshop: 9.30 am till 3.30pm. Breaks at 11am and 1pm.

Event details

City Date Time Location
Perth 31 October 2017 9.30am - 3.30pm NDS Offices, 12 Lindsay St, Perth
Melbourne 10 November 2017 9.30am - 3.30pm NDS Offices, Level 3, 369 Royal Pde, Parkville
Hobart 16 November 2017 9.30am - 3.30pm NDS Offices, 1/160 Collins St, Hobart
Melbourne 31 January 2018 9.30am - 3.30pm NDS Offices, Level 3, 369 Royal Pde, Parkville
Launceston 1 February 2018 9.30am - 3.30pm LINC Launceston, Civic Square, Launceston
Sydney 6 February 2018 9.30am - 3.30pm NDS Offices, Level 19, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney


Member rate:
Early bird rates: $400 (closes 10 days before the workshop) 
Full rate: $450
Non-member rate:
Early bird rates: $450 (closes 10 days before the workshop) 
Full rate: $500

This includes a workbook and relevant tools for each attendee and catering.

Some comments from recent attendees:

"Excellent workshop with great facilitators. The day went fast and it was good to interact with other consultants from other companies and know we are not alone with the issues that accompany this type of role."

"Valuable experience that I would recommend to any DES provider. Thank you GIVEN!"

Contact information

Liz Cranfield, National Campaign Administrator, 02 6283 3206,