Essential Conversations Online Series
The ‘Essential Conversations’ is an online series of briefings and masterclasses that will start on 12 August and run for two weeks.
Sessions will be thought-provoking and cover topical issues that may be controversial (and perhaps not discussed openly enough).
All sessions will be offered as a single event, so you can choose one or several sessions, depending on your interests.
Sessions will be interactive and recorded and available on-demand for ticket holders.
Themes include the future of the NDIS, governance, DES, Supported Employment, Support Coordination and the essential conversations providers should be having with the new government.
Plus a range of professional development masterclasses to complement the sessions. New sessions will be added each week in the lead-up to the launch on 12 August.
Who Should Attend?
The series is specifically for middle managers, senior managers, and CEOs in the disability sector who want to stay up to date on key issues and emerging themes, and the work underway to address them. More than 500 delegates are expected.
Date: Sessions will run from Friday, 12 August to Friday, 26 August 2022. New sessions added weekly in the lead-up to the launch.
Time: Between 11.00am and 5.00pm AEST
How does it work?
The 'Essential Conversations' series will be online and live streamed. Each session is interactive. We’ll be listening to your comments, concerns, and feedback. Let's use the power of our ‘hive mind’.
During the registration process, you will be able to select one or more sessions to attend, including the first session free. You will also be able to register for one or more people to attend the sessions.
Tickets include ongoing access to an on-demand session link, so if you can’t make a session, a recording and complementary resources will be available. (The Essential Conversations series is designed with flexibility in mind so that even the busiest managers in our sector can stay on the pulse.)
|Friday, 12 August||Reset or rebuild: Has the NDIS lost its way? (First session free)|
|Tuesday, 16 August||Navigating financial stress|
|Wednesday, 17 August||Support Coordination: Navigating conflict of interest and boundaries|
|Wednesday, 17 August||Supported decision-making and the role of providers|
|Thursday, 18 August||Violence in shared living homes|
|Wednesday, 24 August||Will another workforce plan save us?|
|Thursday, 25 August||Can poor governance lead to criminal charges?|
|Thursday, 25 August||Benchmarking for provider sustainability|
|Thursday, 25 August||The Future of SDA: Have we got the settings right?|
|Friday, 26 August||Is DES broken?|
|Friday, 26 August||The future of Supported Employment|
|Tuesday, 16 August||Dignity of risk|
|Thursday, 18 August||Essential conversations disability services should be having with the new government|
|Tuesday, 23 August||The future of WHS and HR in the disability sector|
|Tuesday, 23 August||Incident reporting and investigation|
Our first session will be an opportunity to hear from Laurie Leigh, NDS CEO and other members of the NDS management team, on ‘Reset or Rebuild’ and a reflection on the first principles of the NDIS.
NDS is pleased to offer this session FREE to all NDS Members, Organisational Associates and Industry Supporters when any other briefing or Essential Conversations ticket is purchased (one briefing ticket per transaction).
Prices per Briefing:
- Early bird NDS Member/ Organisational Associate: $79
- Early bird NDS Industry Supporter: $89
- Early bird Non-member: $139
- NDS Member / Organisational Associate: $89
- NDS Industry Supporter: $99
- Non-member: $149
Prices per Masterclass:
- Early bird NDS Member / Organisational Associate: $169
- Early bird NDS Industry Supporter: $195
- Early bird Non-member: $220
- NDS Member / Organisational Associate: $179
- NDS Industry Supporter: $205
- Non-member: $230
Registrations close at midnight the day prior to each session.
Early bird pricing refers to registrations booked prior to 11.59pm, 12 August 2022 AEST.
Register for three sessions and received a 10 per cent discount.
Group registration applies to three or more delegates attending the event from the same organisation, booked collectively. Additional attendees cannot be added to the group booking after the initial booking has been made.
Sponsorship opportunities are available! If you are interested in supporting the 'Essential Conversations' series, learn more below from our sponsor prspectus. Or contact the Conference and Events team for a discussion submit enquiry/feedback