Benefits of attending the 2023 Direct Support Workers Conference

Multicap has hosted Queensland’s only Direct Support Workers Conference since 2016 to give disability support workers a unique opportunity for professional development. This year we welcome our partner and mental health support provider, Open Minds, as our co-host and look forward to support workers in the mental health sector joining us for this two-day deep dive into learning, networking and collaboration.

Attending the DSW Conference will be an investment in your career to benefit you, your organisation and the people you support. If you need a little convincing to join us at the Brisbane and Convention Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane on 13 and 14 June, here are seven reasons to consider attending.

1. Keep up to date with industry trends

You will be better equipped to incorporate contemporary, best practices into your services if you are across the latest new and trends in your industry. This can also help give your career an edge. At the DSW Conference, you’ll be able to hear from NDIS industry leading experts, academics and those with lived experience as insights into all that’s new and relevant for support workers in the disability and mental health sectors.    

2. Take a deep-dive into learning

While there may be resources like books, papers and podcasts available to support you through your career, there is nothing quite like a two-day deep-dive into face-to-face learning. You will be able to ask questions, share ideas and experiences with peers and experts in an environment made for learning. In addition to this, interaction with experts will be right at your fingertips.

3. Networking opportunities

The DSW Conference provides an environment that allows you to easily connect with experts, suppliers and peers in your field through opportunities in workshops, panel interviews, smaller breakout sessions and during meal breaks. These connections are ones that could be very useful over the course of your career.

4. Be inspired

Make meaningful change or incorporate new approaches to your services once you have heard from our engaging and inspiring keynote speakers. They will share how they redefined and achieved success in their personal and professional lives to help motivate you to do the same.

5. Add value to your organisation

Thanks to our generous sponsors, DSW Conference tickets are more affordable than most conferences. You can also take advantage of our early bird pricing if you buy a ticket before 30 April 2023! By investing a small amount of money and time, you will be rewarded with lots of practical knowledge and skills to help improve outcomes for your customers and organisation.

6. Enjoy yourself

Between work and your personal commitments, it can be hard to take time for yourself. While a conference is a work activity, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. The DSW Conference is an opportunity to meet like-minded people in your industry, be entertained and delighted by our amazing speakers, and maybe even take home of one our interesting lucky-door prizes.

7. Provide outstanding support to your customers

Finally and the most important reason of all, by attending the DSW Conference you will be enhancing the quality of life of the people you support.  The Conference has been designed with the wants and needs of customers front of mind, so that support workers can deliver the best quality, contemporary support possible.  

Please visit www.dsw.org.au to book a ticket for you and your colleagues today.  Spaces are limited, so be sure to get in quick!


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