A range of staff training workshops have been developed, and these can be tailored to your needs or new ones developed as necessary.
The focus of workshops is disability, aged care, human service generally, community development and psychological issues. They have relevance to early intervention; working with families; service design and renewal; day service; residential service, and community development. The generality or specific orientation is altered according to the needs of the agency and workshop participants.
Some possible workshops are:
- Introduction to values-based human service – a 1-day workshop for staff
- Building Community, Building Belonging
- Common life experiences of people who are disabled (or ageing)
- Introduction to some principles of Social Role Valorization
- How human services can harm, and how to minimise this
- Responding to vulnerability: Safeguards, advocacy and duty of care
- Implementing change in human services
- Model Coherency
- Positive behaviour support for individuals
- Values in Action (3 day values based training course)
- Values considerations for Board Members
The aim of all workshops is to be interactive and allow a lot of participant involvement to maximise learning. Workshops consistently receive very high ratings from participants. Dr Bob Jackson has been a recipient of Commonwealth Government supported University Award for excellence in teaching, awarded for community workshops run over several years with Professor Errol Cocks and others national and international presenters.