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WA Disability Support Awards 2017

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Effective Employer Engagement Workshops: April-May 2017

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Location: Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart
Date: 27/04/2017 to 31/07/2017
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Evidence demonstrates the 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.

Participants will leave with a comprehensive 'how to' manual, and some straightforward strategies and tools that they can begin using 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


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.

Event details

City Date Time Location
Sydney 27 April 2017 9.30am - 3.30pm NDS Offices, Level 19, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney
Adelaide 9 May 2017 9.30am - 3.30pm NDS Offices, Building 5, 19 Daringa St, Mile End

Brisbane - Disability at Work session

16 May 2017 9.00am - 3.30pm Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne 23 May 2017 9.30am - 3.30pm NDS Offices, 3/369 Royal Pde, Parkville
Hobart 25 May 2017 9.30am - 3.30pm NDS Offices, 1/160 Collins St, Hobart
Perth July - TBA TBA TBA

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,