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What Matters Most to our Sector? Find out at the NSW Conference.

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13/02/2020

Back by popular demand, NDS's NSW Conference is an opportunity to reflect on where we have been, and what matters most to building a vibrant and sustainable sector.  The 2020 conference offers something for everyone – taking place on 6 and 7 April at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney. Featuring keynote presentations, plenary sessions and interactive workshops designed to challenge, inspire and provide practical strategies.

Day One
NDS CEO, David Moody will set the scene with a discussion about the key issues facing the sector and the ways forward. The keynote session will feature a panel of providers, unions, IR experts, and the education sector who will come together to explore how we can respond to disability workforce challenges facing the sector. 

Throughout the day we also invite you to join in a discussions about how to collaborate and partner with people with disability to support a life that they choose, develop strategies to improve your own resilience, as well as support those around you to deal with everyday challenges in the workplace.

The first day of the conference will end with a fun and informative session around how to tell your organisational story, with a passion that garners support from all your key stakeholders. 

Day Two
Dr David Cullen, Chief Economist with the NDIA will explore how NDIS pricing and rules are developed. Samantha Taylor, Acting NDIS Commissioner will take look back over the first 20 months of the new NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework in NSW. David and Samantha will then join the Chair of the NSW State Committee for a panel that asks - how can we all work together to deliver the potential of the NDIS? 

In the afternoon, Dr Darren O’Donovan will review some of the most critical decisions arising out of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) process and their implications for NDIS policy.

We will finish the day focussing on inclusion for all people in NSW, what this means, and how we can achieve it with members of the NSW Disability Council. 

Designed to be interactive and practical, our broad range of workshop sessions will provide opportunities to hear from experts, government and colleagues about some of the key topics facing the sector. These include quality and safeguarding, evidence-based best practice in accommodation support, driving a workplace culture that people want to be part of, what really matters when it comes to employment for people with a disability, and how to support people with a psychosocial disability to get positive outcomes. 

To review this exciting program and to take advantage of the early bird pricing go to the conference page and register now.

Early bird registrations close on Monday, 24 February.

Contact information
Anneka Hancock, Conference & Events Coordinator, 02 9256 3192,