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Lived Experience and Your Organisation – (1 day) – Lismore

23 February 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

$190

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This introductory training, will build capacity and confidence of board members, managers, human resources and key staff across community services organisations to employ workers with lived experience. The training, created by Social Futures, will address evidence based approaches and legal frameworks around putting lived experience into practice. 

Participation Price: CHSP/CCSP Worker $160 / All Others $190.

A lived experience workforce requires a planned and thoughtful whole-of-organisation approach. Lived experience workers use and share personal knowledge of disability, aged care, mental illness, family violence, homelessness, and other forms of marginalisation as powerful tools for connection and change. Developing lived experience expertise helps organisations become more responsive, person-centred and accountable to their communities.

“This training has the potential to create genuine change within our workforce and communities.” – Operations Manager of large Sydney-based NGO

“Such valuable training! I got so much out of it. I hope my manager attends the training and supports the integration of this work in our program.”  – Training attendee

Key learnings / benefits for participants:

  • Recognise the lived experience in your workforce as an asset to participants, families, carers, workers, your organisation and your community
  • Examine the challenges associated with engaging and retaining a lived experience workforce
  • Increase strategies to create accessible, safe, responsive and inclusive workplace practices that promote health and wellbeing of all employees
  • Use a trauma-informed framework to manage boundaries and disclosure within a workplace setting
  • Increase manager empathy and confidence in responding to employees with lived experience

Facilitators: Gabrielle Le Bon, Inspire Consulting and Damien Becker, Peer Linker and Ability Links Lived Experience Project Project Officer at Social Futures.

Gabrielle Le Bon is a social worker with 20 years of experience in the mental health and disability sectors and an extensive background in research and consultation.  Gabrielle led The Lived Experience Project at Social Futures from 2011 to 2013.  This project provided training and support to people with a lived experience of mental illness and recovery to enable them to complete qualifications and find employment as Peer Workers in mental health and community service organisations.  Gabrielle was most recently engaged as Project Consultant at Social Futures to co-deliver The Lived Experience Support Framework Project and Ability Links NSW Lived Experience Project.

Damien Becker has worked in community development for over twenty years. He has a particular interest in developing innovative community-led projects and supporting leadership and voice within marginalised communities. He holds a Masters in Community Development and has been a Peer Linker utilizing his lived experience expertise on the Ability Links program since its inception in 2014 and as Project Officer with the Ability Links NSW Lived Experience Project. Damien has a lived experience of disability, having been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth and receiving a double-lung transplant in 2015.

Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Registration is required to secure your place in this workshop. You can pay by credit card or by Electronic Funds Transfer. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Social Futures is a not for profit organisation and our training is costed accordingly. Once the course has been confirmed, refunds will not be provided but if you are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible as you can arrange to transfer your place to another person. Workshops occasionally need to be cancelled due to insufficient participant numbers. Should this be necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.

Participation Price: CHSP/CCSP Worker $160 / All Others $190

Details

Date:
23 February 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$190
Event Category:

Organiser

Social Futures
Phone:
0439 137 207
Email:
training@socialfutures.org.au
Website:
www.socialfutures.org.au

Venue

Social Futures Training Room
256 Molesworth St
Lismore, NSW 2480 Australia
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Phone:
0439 137 207
Website:
www.socialfutures.org.au

Registration, Payment and Cancellation Policy:

Registration is required to secure your place in Social Futures’ workshops. For fee-paying workshops, you may pay by credit card or by Electronic Funds Transfer upon check out. Your registration details will be confirmed upon receipt of your payment.

As we are a not for profit organisation we are unable to provide refunds, but are if you are unable to attend, you may transfer your place to another person who meets the entry criteria. Please let us know of any changes to the participants who will attend.

Workshops may occasionally be cancelled due to insufficient numbers. If this is necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.

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