COVID-19 Prevention, Vaccines and Outbreak Management Community of Practice

All disability service providers are welcome to join these monthly meetings to discuss emerging issues, government strategies and share existing provider expertise to support the maintenance of high-quality service delivery throughout. Disability service providers and staff responsible for COVID prevention and management are invited to attend. One hour meeting: 3pm to 4pm AEST. Further meetings will be held each month.

Thursday 28th of October 2021 03:00:00 PM

Incident Management Information Session

This series of information sessions is part of the NDS Risk, Incidents and Complaints Management project will include an introduction to the NDS developed resources to help improve your incidents management. The sessions will be facilitated by Donny Raets from Preventing Harm Initiative (PHI) who has the proven ability to break down the overwhelming into manageable, orderly pieces and to utilise those skills in the management of incidents, how to identify, report, investigate, but most importantly, how to prevent or reduce the likelihood of recurrence. Key topics include: an overview of incident management, expectations of NDIS Practice Standards to achieve compliance, what to report and NDIS commission reportable incidents and documentation.

Wednesday 15th of September 2021 11:30:00 PM

Leading high performance teams masterclass

This session focuses on developing the skills required to build, engage and lead a high-performing team with a focus on leading virtual and remote teams. Recommended for strategic leaders such as CEOs, CFOs and HR Managers. Cost is $250 + GST for members. Two-hour webinar. 9.30am to 11.30am AEST via Zoom.

Thursday 26th of August 2021 09:30:00 AM

Lunchtime Lecture with Professor Christine Bigby

Join us for a series of fascinating and well-attended lectures by academics working in fields relevant to the disability sector. In October, the lecture will be delivered by Professor Christine Bigby, Director of the Living with Disability Research Centre at La Trobe University, will speak on the topic of improving support practice and quality of life outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities living in supported accommodation. Support, front line practice leadership, staff confidence in management, staff culture and support for practice among senior leaders will be discussed with examples from research and practice.

Tuesday 12th of October 2021 12:00:00 PM

Peer to Peer Professional Practice: Navigating Changes of Circumstances

Join this Peer-to-Peer Professional Practice session to discuss the issues that support coordinators face. This month, the session will focus on challenges to supporting participants applying for unscheduled reviews, and strategies for getting timely and appropriate outcomes for participants. Come and share your own thoughts and strategies, ask questions, and learn from your sector colleagues.

Wednesday 13th of October 2021 02:00:00 PM

Queensland Event: Lunchtime lecture with Dr John Gilroy

Dr John Gilroy is a Yuin man from the NSW South Coast and an associate professor of sociology in Indigenous health, specialising primarily in disability studies. John has worked in disability and ageing research and community development with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, government and non-government stakeholders for most of his life. John has led many research projects in urban and rural/remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This lecture is particularly for Queensland providers of disability and allied health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. 12pm to 1pm AEST online. Free of charge.

Tuesday 10th of August 2021 12:00:00 PM

Risk Management Information Session

This free session will be facilitated by Michele Moreau from Preventing Harm Initiative (PHI). Michele is a risk management expert who works with disability organisations. She has a master’s degree in health services management and is a registered nurse. Her expertise is in simplifying what appears complicated into an easily understandable and useable format to achieve desired outcomes and meet compliance requirements. Topics include benefits and overview of risk management and process management, expectations of NDIS Practice Standards to achieve compliance, risk decision making with the people you support and more!

Tuesday 21st of September 2021 11:30:00 AM

Risk, Incidents and Complaints Management Resource Launch

This webinar will introduce the risk, incidents and complaints resources developed by National Disability Services. The resources support individuals/sole traders, and small to medium-sized providers to effectivity manage and respond to risks, incidents and complaints. The resources are designed to help you implement systems and processes that will drive good quality outcomes for people with disability, as well as meet the regulatory requirements of the NDIS Commission. Meet the developers, learn about the resources and how to access them, listen to the facilitators of upcoming ‘how to’ workshops and meet members of the NDS Practice Support Network. These resources and webinar have been made available free of cost as part of the Support for NDIS Service Providers Program funded by the NDIS Quality and Safety Commission.

Monday 16th of August 2021 11:30:00 AM