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National Quality and Safeguarding Community of Practice

NDS invites members to join the National Quality and Safeguarding CoP, a peer-led forum covering all areas of providing quality safe services for people with a disability.

Purpose-full Quality and Safeguarding

Four people sit at a table in an office talking
Location: National
Date: 17/01/2023 to 31/12/2025

Available now - secure your booking for 2023.

How do we promote genuine commitment to quality and safeguarding, rather than mere compliance? How do you move beyond quality and safeguarding on paper, to realising quality and safeguarding in practice?

This will be a hands-on workshop. You will be asked to have your examples of your policies and procedures ready so that you can work on them during the workshop. It is a workshop for practitioners who already have a sound understanding of the NDIS quality and safeguarding system and any other quality systems applying in your organisation.

In the workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Recognise the difference between systemsthinking and purpose-thinking, and why both are needed in quality and safeguarding
  • Assess the needs of clients, frontline workers, CEOs, boards, auditors and regulators
  • Determine priorities for action on quality and safeguarding in your organisation
  • Enhance the quality management function
  • Know techniques for simplifying your quality management system, while enhancing impact
  • Implement strategies to build organisational learning

Who should attend?

Quality Managers, the most senior operational manager, and others who are interested. Discounts apply if you have more than one person attending from the same organisation. 

Delivery

The workshop is delivered in-house, as a workshop of 6.5 hours, with a maximum of 20 participants per workshop, using the following format:
  • Pre-workshop reading
  • Module 1: delivered live, online 
  • Lunch break
  • Module 2: again delivered live, online

Please also have copies of your policies and procedures ready.

Facilitator

Dr Alan Hough, Alex Carbonetti and Gilbert Kruidenier of Purpose at Work specialise in governing and managing for human rights, quality and safeguarding. Alan combines expertise in governance with extensive knowledge of the real-world challenges of achieving quality and safeguarding in disability supports.

He is a regular presenter at NDS conferences and events. Alex is an NDIS quality auditor with extensive experience in learning and development. Gilbert also presents at NDS events and was the author of the NDS ‘Fundamentals for Boards’ interactive resource.

Cost

NDS Member: $5850 plus GST
Non Member: $8825 plus GST

Travel and accommodation are paid for by the organisation at cost.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Alicia Perry, Partnership Liaison Officer, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number