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NDS Allied health information session: ACROD Parking, Companion Card, Changing Places

Event start date: 21/02/2024
This information session will cover the technical aspects of eligibility criteria and the assessment process as well as how to support Companion Cardholders, ACROD Permit holders and Changing Place...

Victorian Health and Safety Representatives Network

Event start date: 21/02/2024
In partnership with WorkSafe Victoria, NDS is running a series of network meetings for Health and Safety Representatives at disability service organisations.

Choice and Supported Informed Decision Making Workshop

Event start date: 21/02/2024
Available now - scheduled by arrangement: ThisLearn how to support informed decision making and what to document in a 3 hour workshop held over Zoom and open to Managers, Team...

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This hands-on, one day online workshop will equip you and your team to use this revolutionary AI technology effectively and practically within a care organisation or setting.

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NDS Board and Senior Leaders Network Meeting

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Location: National (online)
Date: 27/03/2024
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NDS conducts Board and Senior Leader sessions focussing on a broad range of topics relevant to Boards and Senior Leaders. This includes sessions on strengthening Governance, Strategic Planning, and Sustainability.

Through these sessions NDS aims to have experts share insights, raise issues and solutions to assist providers improve their performance.

Board and Senior Leader role in Capable Environments, 27 March 2024

This session will focus on the role of Boards and Senior Leaders in developing and supporting Capable Environments to supporting people with developmental disability who have or who are risk of using behaviours that challenge.

The definition of a capable environment (McGill) is:

  • A social/physical context which supports capable behaviour and discourages challenging behaviour.
  • Based on - A sound understanding of the causes of behaviours that challenge, Recognising that behaviours that challenge is a problem of the system not (just) the individual, the ability and opportunity to intervene across the system.
  • Has a focus on improving the person’s quality of support, care, and treatment.

This session will explore the elements of capable environments and practical issues raised at the Australian Society for Intellectual Disability (ASID) conference in November 2023. Themes to be explored will include human rights-based approaches, safety for all, staff training and supervision and link back to the role on Boards and Senior leaders in oversight and ensuring the development of service capability.

Presenter: Fiona Still, Quality and Safeguards Lead - Victoria

Who Should Attend?

NDS recommends that Board Members and Senior Leaders within disability service organisations are most suited to attend.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 27 March
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm AEDT
Location: Online



Contact information:

For any enquiries, please contact Graeme West, Disability Sector Consultant, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number