Managing Complexities of Self-Directed Approaches

25-26 Jun 2013 at The Sydney Boulevard Hotel, Sydney, Australia


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From 9am to 5pm.


Transitioning to the NDIS isnt easy and, as we move further down the path, a range of challenges and complexities have come to light.


Making it happen

With the first stage of the NDIS commencing on July 1, disability service providers have made transitioning to self-directed approaches a top priority.

Other sectors are becoming interested in self-direction too; most notably the aged care sector.

But transitioning isn’t easy and, as we move further down the path, a range of challenges and complexities have come to light.

This conference will explore how these more challenging aspects can be managed. It will do this through a series of presentations from leading thinkers, consumers and progressive organisations.

You will learn:
The key ingredients of a successful transition
How to provide greater choice and control to people with cognitive impairment
How to maintain quality without directly managing staff
How to ensure workforce competency in the self-directed approach
How to thrive in the new consumer-driven market-place

Benefits of attending
+Gain further clarity on the NDIS
+Hear local & international best-practice
+Explore how to extend choice & control to all consumers
+Learn how to manage the workforce/staffing challenges

“The grounds for self-directed funding are strong. However, national implementation poses challenges.”
-Productivity Commission, Disability Care and Support, 31 July 2011.




Standard rates for government, corporates: $2999
Discounted rates for not-for-profit organisations: $2299

Artists / Speakers: Anne McCormick Deputy CEO Outlook, Terri Carrol Chief Executive Officer Peninsula Access Training and Support P.A.S.T, Marketing and Communications Ability Options, Nettie Burke Executive Leader, Michael Bleasdale Executive Director Attendant Care Industry Association, Planning & Strategy Endeavour Foundation (QLD), Research, Policy, Geoff Rowe General Manager, Leanne Pearman Head WA Individualised Services (WAIS), Fonda Voukelatos Group Manager for Innovation and Ageing UnitingCare Community Options (VIC), Jon Martin Chief Executive Autism SA (SA), Professor Terry Carney Emeritus Professor University of Sydney, Nick Rushworth Executive Director Brain Injury Australia, Peter Turner Chief Executive Officer Independence Australia, Behaviour Support Northcott, Aby Hutchison-West Manager, Daniel Leighton Chief Executive Officer Inclusion Melbourne (VIC), Matt Donnelly Chief Executive Officer Ability Options (NSW), Liz Forsyth Sector and Business Development Manager Northcott (NSW), David Hogg Managing Director Lifestyle Solutions (NSW), Fran Vicary Chief Executive Officer Queenslanders with Disability Network, Social Work Flinders University, Dr Lorna Hallahan Senior Lecturer, Dr Simon Duffy Director Centre for Welfare Reform (UK).

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To: June 26, 2013 23:59

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel, 90 William Street, 2011, Sydney, Australia



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