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Right on Board – Practice Governance for Disability Service Providers: Governing and Managing for Human Rights, Quality and Safeguarding: Face-to-face Workshops

Right on Board Workshop: Practice Governance for Disability Service Providers
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Date: 4/06/2024
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Be better prepared to respond to the Disability Royal Commission’s recommendations.

Purpose at Work, in partnership with National Disability Services, presents Right on Board: a program for Boards and Executive Teams of disability service providers on practice governance.

Practice governance should be an integrated component of the corporate governance of disability service providers. It ensures that everyone – from frontline staff to managers and board members – is accountable to the people supported and the community for assuring the delivery of safe, effective and high-quality services.

Practice governance systems provide confidence to the community and the organisation that systems are in place to deliver safe and high-quality disability supports. Practice governance is related to the concept of ‘clinical governance’ but recognises that, for most disability service providers, the majority of services are not clinical in nature.

Right on Board also answers the need as highlighted by the Disability Royal Commission for greater awareness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the strengthened governance and management of quality and safeguarding.

Your Board and Executive Team will gain an deeper understanding of:

  • The human rights approach and the legislative context, including key provisions of the UN Convention that affect service design and delivery
  • The recommendations of the Royal Commission about common service types and practices
  • The key concepts around practice governance, quality and safeguarding impacting the entire sector, as well as the key challenges for your own organisation
  • The potential areas for strengthening your organisation’s governance

As a result, your organisation will have a better understanding of the standards that people using disability services should expect and will be better prepared to respond to the Royal Commission’s recommendations.

Event details:

Note: Dates can be selected via the Register now button.

Monday 29 April 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Sydney, Rydges Darling Square Apartment Hotel
Thursday 2 May 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Brisbane, Christie Spaces Conferencing 320 Adelaide Street
Tuesday 7 May 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Melbourne, Ground Floor, 369 Royal Parade, Parkville
Friday 10 May 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Hobart, Franklin Wharf, Parliament View Room
Tuesday 14 May 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Adelaide, The Terrace Hotel
Thursday 23 May 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Perth, NDS Perth Training Room
Tuesday, 4 June 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Canberra, NDS Canberra Board Room


  • NDS Members: $910 plus GST per person
  • Non-members: $1300 plus GST per person
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