Supported decision-making is a fundamental human right for people with cognitive disability and is a legal foundation of 'choice and control'.
The NDIA is looking for evidence that supported decision-making is used in all areas of support, from everyday choices to major life decisions. Increasingly, your organisation will need to be able to prove it complies with supporting participant decision-making rights. Everyone in your organisation needs the knowledge to apply supported decision-making concepts and principles.
- Gain a deeper understanding of key supported decision-making concepts and principles
- Understand 'decision-making' in the NDIS and the difference between supported and substitute decision-making
- Identify barriers to applying supported decision-making and develop strategies to address these barriers
- Apply this knowledge to support people as they make their own decisions
This one day interactive online workshop is suitable for anyone supporting NDIS participants including support coordinators, plan managers, frontline staff and managers.
2021 - January 18, February 8
Leighton a consultant, facilitator, parent, former academic, self-confessed cricket tragic and committed bush walker. When he is not tramping through the bush somewhere, he is using is many talents to assists organisations with strategically important projects. Leighton is extremely passionate about creating a society that includes, values and amplifies the voice of people with disabilities. His work is deeply informed by his experience as the father of a young man with complex disability support needs.
Leighton is a member of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Agency’s Intellectual Disability Reference Group, a qualified Company Director, and a University Associate with Curtin University’s School of Occupational Therapy & Social Work. He has spoken at numerous national and international conferences, and has worked with service providers and government agencies in Australia and Canada.
2021 - January 18, February 8
Kaleisha Bass is an emerging disability self advocate, educator and speaker who lives in Albany on Western Australia’s south coast with her partner Brendan, 2 dogs and 10 rats.
Kaleisha has post secondary qualifications in health and support services, fashion design and technology, and business. She currently works as a support worker in addition to pursuing speaking opportunities. In early 2020, Kaleisha was one of three successful applicants who participated in a Lighthouse Project designed to enable people with disability to develop their public speaking skills, confidence and opportunities.
Outside of work and learning, Kaleisha is passionate about looking after her health, walking her dogs and enjoying time with her ten pet rats. She also loves participating in No Lights No Lycra and she watches and attends wrestling matches for fun. She is a keen West Coast Eagles fan and hopes that one day she can watch them play at Perth Optus Stadium, preferably beating a team from Victoria.
Sally is our resident NDIS wonderwoman (also fondly known as our ‘pocket rocket’). Don't be disarmed by her humour, she packs a punch with her huge NDIS knowledge, intellect and energy. Sally has diverse experience across financial services, human services, B2B, B2C, for profit and for purpose industries around the world. Sally is especially passionate marketing products, services, spaces and experiences for people with a disability.
Sally is a dynamic trainer and presenter, a Certified Practicing Marketer and lecturer in Marketing at the University of Newcastle. She is a Director of the Centre for Universal Design and a past member of the NSW Disability Council. Sally was also the CEO of a disability service provider during the Hunter NDIS trial. And, she finished her Masters at Harvard (did we mention she’s dynamic?). One of Sally's three daughters, Nicky, who passed away in 2018, was an NDIS participant for four years. Sally translates her personal and professional experience into a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities for business.
Catherine is a well known and highly regarded community leader. Born blind Catherine is committed to sharing her experiences as a person with disability in the hope that we focus on what is common to all people rather than our differences. Catherine has extensive experience in written and spoken communications and is committed to people with disability participating in the community in all the ways they choose to, enjoying the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers. She has a Bachelor of Communications (University of Newcastle 1995) and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2012) and is a regular speaker and peer facilitator at conferences and workshops.
This workshop will run over two different session times. Please see below for the Earlier and Later runnings times.
Earlier Session: Dec 2 & 10
NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS 10:30am - 3:30pm
QLD 9:30am - 2:30pm
WA 7:30am - 12:30pm
SA 10:00am - 3:00pm
NT 9:00am - 2:00pm
Later Session: Jan 18, Feb 8
NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS 11:30am - 4:30pm
QLD 10:30am - 3:30pm
WA 8:30am - 1:30pm
SA 11:00am - 4:00pm
NT 10:00am - 1:00pm
2021 Dates Now Available
This is a live online workshop made up 3 x 1-1.5 hour sessions with breaks in between. Expect very interactive, practical presentations with plenty of time for questions and applying the material.
The maximum number of learners per workshop is 30.
Yes! Zoom can accommodate either so just let us know your preference when you register.
We want to maintain the intimacy of our face-to-face sessions and allow people to feel free to share their concerns and challenges so we’ve decided not to record the sessions.
(Note: we will make an exception to this where someone requires the recording for accessibility reasons, but we’ll make all efforts to anonymise the content and remove sensitive information).
Yes, we’ve reduced prices across the board by at least 25%.