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National Disability Practitioners wins international award for Best Non-Profit Event

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What you need to know

  • National Disability Practitioners has won 'Best Non-Profit Event' in international vFairs Eventeer Awards for the 2021 Cultivating Your Disability Workforce virtual conference
  • Upcoming 2022 NDP Workforce Virtual Conference will be held on 23 May 

NDS is delighted to announce National Disability Practitioners (NDP) has won first place at the international vFairs Eventeer Awards in the category of Best Non-Profit Event. The award was received for 2021 Cultivating Your Disability Workforce virtual conference.

This win is particularly significant because all the nominations were open to public voting. Winners were determined based on who received the most votes in their category.

NDP’s Cultivating Your Disability Workforce conference brought together hundreds of disability practitioners from around Australia to connect, share experiences, collaborate, and learn from one another. NDP strived to create a unique, interactive and accessible learning space in which delegates could engage with empowering presentations in a virtual environment.

“The Eventeer Awards are a celebration of excellence in virtual and hybrid events. We are grateful to have helped National Disability Practitioners host Cultivating Your Disability Workforce conference this past year, and celebrate in their successes together,” said Muhammad Younas, CEO vFairs. “We congratulate those organisations who won and look forward to seeing them continue to thrive as leaders in their event category.”

NDS congratulates all nominees and winners.  We thank everyone who attended and voted for this event.

In other exciting news, NDP has announced that the 2022 Workforce Virtual Conference will be held on 23 May. NDS will continue to provide further information on this upcoming event.

About NDP

National Disability Practitioners (NDP) is the national organisation connecting all members of the Australian disability workforce at every stage of their career. The inclusive NDP community consists of more than 15,000 passionate and professional individuals—encompassing everyone including support workers, team leaders, allied health, and creative therapists. NDP is committed to informing, developing and inspiring the disability workforce so they can deliver quality services and life opportunities for the people they support. NDP members have access to exclusive resources, news, learning and development, and events.

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NDP members have access to exclusive resources, news, learning and development, and events. Becoming an NDP member is simple. 

Free NDP membership for the staff of NDS member organisations

NDS members receive complimentary National Disability Practitioners memberships for everyone in their organisation through a unique NDP code* given when they renew their NDS subscription each year. Staff members can self-subscribe at using the unique NDP code, saving $49 per person. 

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Tailah Phillipson, Membership communication Officer, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number