Disability support workers to ‘Learn, Lead, Deliver’ at specialist conference

Disability support workers have an unrivalled opportunity for professional development and networking at the upcoming highly anticipated Disability Support Workers Conference next week.

Co-hosted by Multicap, Open Minds and CPL, sponsored by Hesta, Mable and Ability First Australia, the premier Disability Support Workers Conference will be held on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The conference theme this year ‘Learn Lead Deliver’ has delivered an inspiring program to give disability support workers the edge in their career and to empower them to support clients to reach their goals.

The conference, which features an impressive line-up of speakers, has been designed to provide up-to-date information on best practices for supporting customers, leadership insight, and in-depth knowledge about the changing industry landscape.

Attendees will also have valuable networking opportunities, educational workshops and meaningful discussions with industry leaders to enhance their own career prospects.

Multicap CEO Joanne Jessop believes the conference will result in better quality care for people with

“Those attending the conference will develop more skills and knowledge about how to support their
customers,” Joanne said.

“Everything we deliver at Multicap is driven by our passion to enhance the quality of life for people with disability,” Joanne said. “Our 60 years of experience equips us with the knowledge that giving our disability support workers opportunities to learn and lead delivers an invaluable contribution to the disability industry.

“We are extremely proud to deliver this conference both online and in person this year.”

The programme features an impressive line-up of speakers including:

  • Professor Karen Nankervis, Professor Behaviour Support at University of Queensland & Dr Maria Vassos, Research Fellow at University of Queensland – delivering ‘On the job stressors for Disability Support Workers’, and ‘Improving the quality of Behaviour Support Strategies’.
  • Margie Ireland, Leadership Expert and Psychologist – delivering ‘Looking after ourselves – happy, healthy leaders’.
  • Dr John Chesterman, Public Advocate, Office of the Public Advocate – delivering ‘Advocacy and human rights and what support workers can do to ensure customers are safeguarded’.
  • Julie Patterson, founding Managing Director at Therapy Pro – delivering ‘Resilience in leadership’.

Tickets for this annual conference are available at www.dsw.org.au.


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