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Member Webinar: Q and A with Minister Bill Shorten

NDS CEO Laurie Leigh asks Minister Shorten burning questions submitted by members. Questions covered workforce, SIL, employment, unregistered providers, funding plan cuts, over 65 eligibility, and more.

Work Health and Safety - New harmonised laws for WA

Work Health and Safety legislation in Western Australia has been harmonised with the rest of the country. This 40-minute video tells you everything you need to know. 

Tasmania Disability Interface Meeting 23 June 2022

This resource includes a recording of the Interface meeting on 23 June to discuss the cessation of the Emergency Public Order on 30 June.

Business Excellence Webinars

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The NDS Business Excellence Webinar Series looks at topical business issues and offers contemporary advice and inspiration for leaders in the disability sector.

Key benefit points

  • Hear from leading subject experts and thought leaders as they provide insights and guidance during our sector transformation.

Part 1: The science and art of realising Human Potential

This webinar covers the implications of the cyber-physical age, the capabilities that will be most important for success and what organisations need to do to enable people to flourish. 

Webinar running time: 18:59

Table of contents: 

  • What are the implications of the cyber-physical age?
  • What human capabilities will be most important for future success?
  • What will organisations need to do to enable human potential to flourish?

Part 2: Organisational Achitecture

Understand the role of organisational architecture in relation to human potential and the three key areas you can address to bring out the best in your staff.

Webinar running time: 20:23

Table of contents: 

  • Understand the role of Organisational Architecture in the realisation of human potential
  • Understand how you can address three key areas to unleash the potential of your people: culture, structure, and systems

Part 3: Leadership and capability development

Outlines the business case for investing leadership and capability development and explores how to get the best return on investment in development at an individual, team and organisational level. 

Webinar run time: 19:45

Table of contents: 

  • Outline the business case for investing in Leadership and Capability Development 
  • Understand how to get the best return from your investment in development - at an individual, team and organisational level 

Introduction to Human-Centred Design

Human-Centred Design offers a creative process to help you engage your customers during every interaction with your business.

Amy Whelan from Mesh Communications provides the fundamentals of delivering a great customer experience, how to understand what your customers really want and how to use their insights to develop your business model.

This webinar has been designed to help you look holistically at the journey of your customer; from branding and communications, service design and delivery, staff engagement through to implementing new technology and processes

Webinar run time: 50:51

Navigating your organisation through the eye of the perfect change storm

The disability sector is in the midst of fundamental change and organisations are handling this in a variety of ways.

Many of you have already set a strategic intent and are seeking support to implement and continuously improve. In this session, we will detail some of the non-negotiable factors when managing change and interview some senior leaders of organisations who have navigated their change strategy successfully.

In this webinar, The Our Community Group will cover:

  • The board’s role - leading vs board handballing to the CEO
  • What is reasonable to expect from the board
  • Structural implementation
  • Gaining management/staff buy-in
  • Evaluating/reviewing change effectiveness
  • Practical tips from an organisation (Chair/CEO) that have recently undertaken an organisational transformation

Webinar run time: 43:42

The science of sustained high performance - how to manage and support others without burning out

It is no longer enough to just focus on your team’s performance without caring for your own wellbeing and coaching your team to manage their stress and reduce their chances of burnout.

In the webinar, Next Evolution Performance will discuss:

  • What is sustained high performance and why focus on the science of it?
  • the importance of managing energy, not time
  • How to use this information to help increase your revenue streams, achieve performance targets, attract high performing staff and decrease sick leave and potential burnout

What tools are available to help you implement change into your daily routine?

Webinar run time: 1:00:43

Communication intelligence across cultures

Interacting with people from differing backgrounds and cultures – whether they are colleagues or customers – can sometimes be a daunting challenge. Perhaps you avoid conflict and provide subtle feedback, whereas your team member may be very direct. It is worth recognising that we all have our own unique mindsets, strengths and limitations when it comes to communicating.

In this webinar, Michael Writer from WriterCross Consulting will discuss each of the potential communication preference styles and how you can adjust your own approach to influence, inspire and/or engage your audience.

Webinar run time: 1:02:49

Fostering a culture of innovation and creativity: lessons from Google

Everyone speaking about innovation, but nothing much happening? Innovation can start with a small step, a tiny improvement or a bold move. However, often it’s only the bold moves – and the big advances – that receive recognition. 

Hiam Sakakini and Monika Gisler both worked in leadership and development roles at Google for over a decade, and are now co-founders of Think.Change.Grow, a people and culture consultancy agency based in Sydney. They help organisations to shake up the existing status quo to encourage recognition of the less obvious contributions. 

The result? A more innovative workforce thanks to a culture that encourages people to pursue new ideas.

Webinar run time: 50:52

Thanks to the Victorian Government's Transition Support Package, webinars can be accessed free of charge.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Sarah Fordyce, State Manager Victoria, 03 8341 4303, submit enquiry/feedback