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Right on Board - Governing and Managing for Human Rights, Quality and Safeguarding

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Location: National (Online)
Date: 15/06/2020 to 30/06/2021
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Right on Board 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 strengthened governance and management of quality and safeguarding.

Right on Board is a quality, tailored program to reflect your organisation’s unique challenges. For disability organisations that provide other services as well, our consultants incorporate relevant material from the Aged Care Quality Standards, the National Standards for Mental Health Services or the Child Safe Standards.

Boards and Executive Teams will gain a 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 key concepts around quality and safeguarding impacting the entire sector, as well as the key challenges for your own organisation;
  • the adequacy of your current governance and management arrangements for human rights, quality and safeguarding;
  • the potential areas for strengthening your risk management practice;
  • the composition and structure of your Board regarding quality and safeguarding.

As a result of participating in this program, your organisation will have a better understanding of the quality standards that people using disability services should expect and be better prepared for responding to the Royal Commission.

Enquire: Please contact our Learn and Develop team at or 03 8341 4307. NDS Members will receive a 10% discount.

Consultants: Dr Alan Hough and Gilbert Kruidenier of Purpose at Work specialise in governing and managing for human rights, quality and safeguarding. Alan combines expertise in governance with extensive knowledge of the real-world challenges of achieving quality and safeguarding in disability supports. He is a regular presenter at NDS conferences and events. Gilbert also presents at NDS events and was the author of the NDS ‘Fundamentals for Boards’ interactive resource.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Alicia Perry, Learning Coordinator, National Learn and Develop Team, 03 8341 4307,