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Access valuable information and resources for you and your organisation here as the sector transitions to the NDIS.

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Workforce Events

Leadership Skills for Person-Centred Workforces - Leading and engaging your team

Location: Campbell Town
Event start date: 31/08/2018 to 19/10/2018
This course will help managers and supervisors to communicate effectively to understand their team and applying feedback, listening, questioning and non-verbal communication techniques.

Effective Employer Engagement Workshops

Location: Perth
Event start date: 8/10/2018
This interactive, one-day workshop will help your team develop and maintain a more systematic and successful approach to employer engagement.

Effective Employer Engagement Workshops

Location: Sydney
Event start date: 8/11/2018
This interactive, one-day workshop will help your team develop and maintain a more systematic and successful approach to employer engagement.

Empower Employees: A morning with Helen Sanderson

Location: Parkville
Event start date: 19/10/2018
Join Helen Sanderson for a two-hour morning workshop where she will share her insights on how to create workplaces where employees feel valued and can do their best work.

The Workforce Challenge - Recruiting and retaining the workforce of tomorrow

Location: Brisbane
Event start date: 25/09/2018
CEOs, HR executives and professionals are facing a critical challenge today. Attend this event to to explore new ways to attract and retain compassionate and loyal workers, now and into the future.

The Workforce Challenge - Recruiting and retaining the workforce of tomorrow

Location: Sydney
Event start date: 27/09/2018
CEOs, HR executives and professionals are facing a critical challenge today. Attend this event to to explore new ways to attract and retain compassionate and loyal workers, now and into the future.

WorkAbility Queensland Forums

Location: Around Queensland
Event start date: 7/09/2018 to 21/09/2018
We want your input! Help us decide the future of WorkAbility Queensland Workforce Action Planning at National Disability Services' morning tea, planning and networking event.

Work With Diverse People

Location: National (Online)
Event start date: 10/11/2016 to 1/12/2018
Online module provides broad-level guidelines on working with diverse people in an inclusive work environment.

Participation Project: Learning Guides for Disability Support Workers

Location: National
Event start date: 18/05/2017 to 31/12/2018
The Participation Project is a series of learning guides for disability support workers (DSWs).

Working with People with Disability

Location: National
Event start date: 7/06/2018 to 30/09/2019
This e-learning module introduces front line staff to the principle of providing support to people with disability.

Sustainable Service under the NDIS

Location: National (Online)
Event start date: 14/09/2017 to 31/12/2018
This e-learning module introduces front line staff to the commercial NDIS environment

Values Based Recruitment

Location: Sydney
Event start date: 17/05/2018 to 31/12/2018
Values Based Recruitment ("VBR") provides a process for an organisation and job applicants to determine if there is a mutual fit between them - centred on the alignment of values that are important...

NDS NSW sector support consultants can advise on workforce transition challenges, and NDS NSW also runs regular Workforce Sub-Committee meetings [mailto: ] where providers work through common problems.

For NSW providers wanting more information on the High Performance project focusing on workplaces innovation, please contact Alan Hough.

The WorkAbility QLD project is working collaboratively with the disability sector and stakeholders in the ‘skills ecosystem’ to build workforce supply and capability during the transition to the NDIS.

Work is being undertaken locally across 12 regions as well as job promotion, research, data analysis and strategy development work taking place at a state-wide level. NDS is part of a consortia of QLD organisations that has developed and is implementing WorkAbility Qld. Currently funding runs through to June 2018.

To find out more go the website or contact Kylie Hogan at NDS

WA NDS runs workforce projects and training to build the capability of the disability workforce, including managers. Currently the feasibility of a proposed Disability Services Employment Agency to provide high quality agency staff within Western Australia is being investigated.

Contact Frances Buchanan, Operations Manager WA.

SA NDS has several workforce planning and development projects supporting new and existing providers, and allied health students. NDS SA can assist you to design responses to workforce challenges under the NDIS. It also contributes its expertise to the 5 state-government funded disability workforce hubs which focus on bringing new people into our sector.

Contact Kylie Hutchinson for more information

Under NDS’s Victorian NDIS Sector Transition Project there are many workforce activities providers can participate in.

These include regular Workforce Members meetings (contact Henry Newton, workforce learning and development opportunities, workforce presentations as part of NDIS Transition forums and multi-employer bargaining negotiations (contact Michael Pegg at Jobs Australia).

ACT Workforce Impact Collective

WE WANT YOU! Watch the video below and then click YES to get more information or to register

If you are unable to access the video link please go to: www.carecareers.com.au/wic

Contact The WIC Team for more information.

NDS Tasmania has many activities underway focusing on leaders, operational managers, professionals and the support workforce. All are connected to the Tasmanian Disability Workforce Strategy and Action Plan 2017. For further information, contact Cath Ralston