The Growing the NDIS Workforce conference will unpack the key issues currently impacting on the NDIS workforce and strategies that organisations are utilising to recruit staff who share the right values and attitudes. It will also discuss how to overcome challenges with retention and unpack how reform including the Royal Commission will impact upon staff morale and engagement.
What will you take away from this conference?
- Strategies to find the right staff through values-based recruitment
- Tools to effectively manage quality staff during mergers and acquisitions
- Lessons learned on how to engage the workforce during a Royal Commission
- Feedback from customer experiences and how to align staff with customers
- Methods to promote a culture which meets staff needs for improved retention
CEOs & Senior Executives from NDIS service providers with responsibilities for:
- Human Resources
- People & Culture
- Client Services
- Recruitment & Talent Acquisition
Attend to learn:
- Hear featured case studies on how to prepare staff for a Royal Commission
- Learn effective recruitment practices to grow your organisation
- Grow & engage the workforce during a period of change
- Enhance customer-centricity & align customer needs with staff capability
- Promote retention through staff engagement & positive workforce culture
Drew is a qualified social worker with postgraduate qualifications in management and governance. Drew has worked across a range of human service settings in Australia and the United Kingdom, including extensive experience in providing, supervising and directing services and interventions. Prior to taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Oak Possability Group in January 2016, Drew was Chief Operating Officer for four years, providing operational and strategic leadership during a time of considerable change and growth with the commencement of the
NDIS trial in 2013.
Drew became Chief Executive Officer of OAK Possability when the two organisations merged in July 2016 to become Tasmania’s largest disability services provider with a combined 90 years’ experience in the sector. Since then, Drew has successfully led Oak Possability’s expansion in to Victoria through developing new services and successfully participating in the transfer of residential services from the Victorian Government. Oak Possability now employs over 1600 staff across both states to work with clients to lead connected and independent lives.
Women with Disability, Victoria
Paula is an experienced Executive and Board Director, having developed an HR career over more than two decades. Paula’s professional practice as a passionate, strategic Human Resources expert has included organisational change and development, workforce culture management as well as refining process and practice elements in the safety, people and culture space.
As an accomplished, future oriented leader Paula demonstrates capability in transformational and strategic change. Paula has worked both in and out of the disability space, often responsible for large workforces across geographically dispersed regions.
Superb Learning is an innovative content development and training business focused on better learning, better outcomes and better returns. We work with organisations to create quality learning solutions, that embed learning and transferable skills.
Moving away from the “one and done” learning event we work to provide a superb learning experience, with multiple points of learning across a range of medium, through our innovative and award-winning learning experience platform.
Our focus is on providing a superb learning experience that results in better learning for participants, better outcomes for all involved and better returns for you, your customers and clients.
What People Are Saying
“The NDIS is expected to be one of the largest job creation opportunities in Australian history, with up to an additional 90,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) needed over the next five years.”Growing the NDIS Market and Workforce Strategy 2019, Department of Human Services
Date: 22 Mar 2019 By: Ash Natesh
According to the AFR, SDA is predicted to be a $5 billion industry backed by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. With the introduction of the SDA funding model, the desire to construct houses for individuals with a disability is plentiful, however, the challenges accompanied with that desire have proven to be as equally extensive. The …
Date: 21 Feb 2019 By: Ash Natesh
On 8 February 2019 the Hon Paul Fletcher, Minister for Families and Social Services, announced ‘immediate reforms’ to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) to improve choice and control for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and boost market confidence. Original Source from Summer Foundation, download full report below: https://www.summerfoundation.org.au/resources/summary-of-changes-to-specialist-disability-accommodation-framework/ These changes are across the following SDA …
Date: 5 Nov 2018 By: Ash Natesh
Disability groups are seeking clarity from the government around future funding for the NDIS schemes. National Disability Services CEO Chris Tanti said the sector needed more assurance about funding so it could plan for the growth needed for providers and participants under the scheme. “It’s not fair to people with disability, their families, carers and …
Date: 28 Oct 2018 By: Ash Natesh
Since the introduction of NDIS since 2016, disability service providers struggle with cash flow & transitional business models from block-funding for standardised services to participant led-care. To survive in the NDIS space there needs to be a restructuring in strategy around the role of a CFO in the business. Current conditions in the NDIS pricing …
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Pro Bono Australia
Pro Bono Australia is one of the country’s best known social businesses.
Since 2000 we have provided news, jobs, education, skilled volunteering opportunities and other resources to support purpose-driven organisations across Australia to maximise their impact.
Over 20 years we can claim to have given significant profile and support to the emergence of many flourishing organisations that make up Australia’s increasingly robust social economy – one that sees the economy as being at the service of the people, and not the other way around.
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We cover all sectors under the umbrella of the purpose-economy from impact investing to philanthropy, volunteering, corporate social responsibility, not for profits and social enterprise. We engage broadly, investigating and examining varying opinions, raising concerns and voicing issues that are not often aired by mainstream media.
Our name, Pro Bono, comes from the Latin term “pro bono publico”. The term has been used for many years by the legal and accounting professions to mean “for free” but strictly speaking, pro bono publico means “for the public good”. This is what it means for us. Pro Bono Australia is here “for the common good”.
Link Disability Magazine
Link Disability Magazine is Australia’s leading national cross-disability magazine.
Featuring opinions and perspectives directly from people with a disability, Link covers a diverse range of topics including news, issues, art, sport, breakthroughs, travel, health, advocacy, products and people in the disability sector. Link started out in 1980 as a small state-based newspaper and has since evolved into a national, professionally designed, glossy, colour magazine.