How can you become an employer of choice for employees with the right skills and aptitude for your sector?
- Assess gaps in your workforce strategy & plan strategically for growth
- Address workforce shortages through effective recruitment
- Provide purpose & support to staff in a complex care environment
- Establish a values driven strategic workforce plan
- Use technology to manage & connect with your workforce
- Improve job quality and experience for increased staff retention
Who will attend?
Executive leadership and managers from Aged Care, Disability, Mental Health and Family and Community Services with responsibilities for:
- People & Culture
- Human Resources
- Recruitment & Talent Acquisition
- Learning & Development
- Practice & Quality
Attend to learn:
Reshape workforce strategy in response to reform
Attract & recruit staff with the right skills & aptitude
Improve job quality for increased staff retention
Engage with & support staff through complex care
Ms Cresswell was appointed as the CEO of Carers Australia in September 2011 and has a lengthy history as an executive in the not-for- profit sector both at the local and national levels. Before joining Carers Australia Ms Cresswell headed up the ACT Council of Social Service, Homelessness Australia, and was Acting CEO of Reconciliation Australia.
Formerly a nurse and Social Trainer, Ms Cresswell is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She says that in our lifetimes each of us is likely to either be or need a carer, so taking care of carers is really about taking care of our families, our friends and ourselves.
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s carers, advocating on behalf of Australia’s carers to influence policies and services at a national level. It works collaboratively with partners and its member organisations, the network of state and territory Carers Associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services.
Liz Cohen began leading Cara, one of South Australia’s largest disability-service providers, in May 2015.
Under Liz’s leadership, Cara has transformed, growing from supporting 650 children and adults with disability, to now working with 730 customers and employing more than 850 staff. It is expected that our staffing numbers will reach 1000+ by the end of this financial year. Liz also completed an executive level restructure which is focussed on transforming the business to meet the challenges that the NDIS will bring.
In 2016, Cara celebrated the milestone of 21 years of providing support to children and adults with disability in accommodation, respite, services at home and in the community, and creative supports from the developmental educators in Cara’s Specialist Services Team. To celebrate the milestone, Liz oversaw refreshing the organisation’s brand which includes a new promise: we find possible.
In the past two years, Cara has successfully tendered for 14 new services to support a further 26 people to live independently; opened 3 new respite centres for adults, and doubled the size of its successful Getaways Respite Program.
Liz has more than 30 years’ experience in the disability, education and health sectors. Previously, she was Executive General Manager, Client Services for the Can:Do Group and she has qualifications in Education and Disability.
Bronwyn joined Mind in 2015 as Director Clinical Practice and moved in the Executive Director Operations role on 2016. Bronwyn is a credentialed mental health nurse with 25 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings (both general and mental health). For more than a decade prior to joining Mind, Bronwyn worked in management roles in acute mental health, managing crisis and assessment treatment teams, psychiatric triage services and homelessness teams. As the Operations Director for Peninsula Health Mental Health Service, Bronwyn was responsible for overall operations and strategic planning for service delivery in clinical mental health services. Among Bronwyn’s areas of special interest are: practice supervision, trauma and LGBTI health needs.
Campbell McGlynn has had a 20 year multi-sector career delivering high quality strategic HR outcomes. He is a commercially focused HR executive with key skill sets and experience regarding culture change, talent management, learning and organisation development, and reward and recognition. He has deep expertise in developing and executing people strategy that delivers bottom line benefits. Campbell has significant organisational change leadership experience gained within different sectors including professional services, energy & resources, engineering & construction, and, more recently aged care. Campbell is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and the Royal Military College, Duntroon, commencing his career as an officer in the Australian Army.
What People Are Saying
Criterion have provided a resource for information gathering, sharing and networking on the NDIS that has brought service providers from around Australia together to share the challenge of changeQuality and Business Manager, Homelife Association Inc
Conference content was well thought out, current and relevant, and the keynote speakers had a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with all delegatesWorkforce Development Manager, Essential Employment and Training
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