Training for Community Sector Staff

Developing capabilities for enabling inclusion and connection

Our signature workshops combine theoretical frameworks and evidence-based approaches with 7 years of local experience as a leading local innovator, working with individuals, organisations, businesses and government in the WA community to build social connectedness. The workshops are designed for staff in the Community Service sector that are working in planning, coordination and direct support roles. Our skilled team will equip staff with practical methods and a structured approach to successfully enable the people they work with to be present in valued social roles, have natural relationships and a true sense of inclusion, connection and belonging in their community. Our workshops are interactive, dynamic and firmly grounded in the values of person-centred practice.

We've worked with:

We've worked with a number of leading community service providers in the disability, mental health and aged care sectors. Our key partners who have engaged us to work intensively with their staff teams include Avivo, IdentityWA and Richmond Wellbeing. Workshops have also been delivered to staff from Southcare, UnitingCare West, Silverchain, Juniper, The Ability Centre, CommunityWest, and the City of Belmont (Community Services).

Workshop Topics

Full-day workshops (9am-3.30pm) / Delivered on-site / Up to 16 participants. Click the Workshop title to download a flyer.

Relationship-Building: Science & StrategiesHow can you support people to overcome isolation, develop natural relationships and experience a true sense of connection and inclusion? Learn the science of how people connect, discover an evidence-based framework for enabling the development of natural relationships and community connections, and learn how to apply it to your everyday practice through practical exercises and case studies.
Befriend Community Connections CertificationBuild upon the foundational knowledge and frameworks from 'Relationship-Building: Science & Strategies' with the Befriend Community Connections Process and Toolkit for developing an individual's capacities for forming, developing and maintaining natural relationships. Learn how to apply tools from the Toolkit to facilitate an individual's connection into social groups and community networks, including the Befriend Community (Perth's largest inclusive social network).
Inclusion & Independence Through TechnologyDigital technologies are becoming increasingly integral to our public and private lives, and the disadvantages of not being connected are increasing. Discover models and approaches that will help you make sense of digital communication technologies and their role in everyday life, and learn how you can support people to safely and effectively use technology to participate in society, build and maintain relationships, and enhance independence. Integrate digital technologies into your everyday practice through practical exercises and up-to-date, evidence-based examples.

For more information about our Signature Workshops, please contact Katie on 0434 559 564 or via Enable JavaScript to view protected content..

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