WACOSS eNews- 15th September 2011
General WACOSS News
Special event: Smarter Thinking in a Changing World! with guest speaker Glenn Capelli – 19 October 2011
Join WACOSS and guest speaker Glenn Capelli in this breakfast and seminar about leadership, decision-making and responding to the ever-changing nature of our sector. This is an event not to be missed by not-for-profit leaders in Western Australia, whether you choose to stay just for breakfast, or for the entire seminar.
For more information, and to register online, please click here.
Beyond Farming Update
WACOSS is delighted to welcome our newest member of staff, Program Support Officer Riann Aveling, who is joining Project Officer Gaynor Mitchell with the Beyond Farming Program. This strategy targets those thinking about their options outside farming, the program offers an opportunity to have a conversation with those who have made this shift. The Beyond Farming mentor program has been extended from the Midwest running in 67 shires to now taking in the whole of the South West of WA to 129. For further information about Beyond Farming see http://www.wacoss.org.au/BeyondFarming.aspx or contact Gaynor Mitchell on (08) 9420 7222.
Commonwealth People's Forum 2011
The next Commonwealth People's Forum will be held in Perth, Western Australia, from 25 to 27 October 2011.
The Commonwealth People's Forum (CPF), brings together civil society representatives from around the world, to discuss and debate key issues facing Commonwealth people. Held every two years in the run up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the CPF is the single biggest opportunity for civil society to engage with Commonwealth leaders on global development issues.
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For the lastest information on CHOGM click here
Facilitation Skills – 26 September 2011
Tips for people wanting to get a group working and learning together, solving problems, creating visions, making decisions & resolving differences.
OSH for Community Organisations – 27 September 2011
This full day workshop summarises the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) laws applying to WA.
Dealing with Aggressive Clients – 3 October 2011
This workshop will help you to understand aggression, and learn ways to maintain your safety whilst communicating effectively when others behave aggressively towards you.
How to be a SUPER Supervisor – 12 October 2011
This workshop is a solid foundation for any supervisors/manager wanting a suite of practical tools and models to use 'on the fly' and/or within their more formal systems.
Making Productivity Possible with Outlook – 31 October 2011
Managing how to deal with the ever increasing emails is a real challenge these days for many in the not-for-profit sector. Learn how to take action to turn the tide and get on top of your emails using the highly acclaimed 'Getting Things Done' Principle.
Homelessness Services in the Inner City Brochure Review
The City of Perth is reviewing the brochure on Homelessness Services in the Inner City and surrounding areas before undertaking its third reprint.
The brochure is a quick information directory and map for homeless persons seeking or requiring services and assistance in the inner city and surrounding areas.
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Festival call for community voices
• Call for community to take part in Commonwealth Festival
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today called for the Western Australian community to grasp the opportunity and voice their opinions at the Speakers' Corner during the Commonwealth Festival Perth.
"The Speaker's Corner is one of the many festival events that involve community participation in celebrating the people and cultures of the Commonwealth," Mr Day said.
"The concept reflects the values of the Commonwealth including democracy, good governance and egalitarianism.
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Commissioner announces new online resource
Commissioner for Children and Young People WA Michelle Scott has released a new online resource that provides a socio-demographic profile of Western Australia's 500,000 children and young people.
The Profile of Children and Young People in Western Australia is both a comprehensive report and a website that describe the State's population of under 18 year-olds through current data on population distribution, diversity and family characteristics. Click here to read more
National Workforce Development Fund - Applications Open
The Australian Government has announced a new National Workforce Development Fund (the Fund) that will provide $558 million in funding over four years to support training and workforce develoopment in the areas of current and future skills need.
2011 ACSWA Leaders Symposium 22nd September 2011
The 2011 ACSWA Leaders Symposium is a one-day program specifically catered to WA's aged care sector and focussing on how to manage ongoing change, how the general economy has an impact and what managers should be considering in the areas of financial and operational risk.
ACSWA is pleased to offer WACOSS members a discounted registration fee of $295. Click here for more information
ASID WA State Conference 26th September 2011
Location: Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive BENTLEY
Time: Registration at 8.30, conference commences at 9
Theme: This year's conference will focus on Transformations in individual and organisations practice and what it does and could mean in the lives of people with intellectual disability. There will be a focus on how research can lead to excellence and also on programs and experiences which promote and provide transformations. Presenters will be people from education, health and service provision perspectives along with people with intellectual disability and their advocates. Further details of the program can be found on the ASID Web Site at http://www.asid.asn.au/Regions/WestAustralia.aspx
Vocational Graduate Diploma Of Family Dispute Resolution
Anglicare WA Training Services is a Registered Training Organisation and is offering a Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution. The qualification can be obtained through face to face delivery, recognition of prior learning (RPL) or a combination of these methods.
Click here for further details of the Vocational Graduate Diploma.
Corporate Cook-Off Fundraiser
Mental Health Week is October 9 - 15. Give your staff a great Mental Health Week experience and support a great cause at the same time.
Upcoming Professional Development at Anglicare WA
Anglicare WA Training Services will be delivering the following training this spring:
Please contact email@example.com or 9263 2122 for information and registration.
Invitation COTA Consumer Forum Aged Care Reform –what could it mean for me?
Where? The Melbourne Hotel, Corner Hay and Milligan Streets in Perth,
Upcoming Workshops at Richmond Fellowship WAUnderstanding Psychosis and Working Towards Recovery with Dr Rufus May. 6 October 2011
Mindfulness, Mental Health and Well Being with Dr Rufus May. 7 October 2011
Recovery Seminar Series
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Mental Health WALK OF PRIDE 2011
A big step against stigma
Sunset stroll at Cottesloe Beach, October 16
Take a step against mental health stigma. Join like-minded people who want to make a difference with a sunset stroll along Cottesloe Beach pathway at 5pm on October 16, 2011.
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The Australasian Housing Institute presents a workshop on Working with clients who have drug and/or alcohol dependency
A one-day workshop for client services staff
6th Annual Givewell Nonprofit Forum: Building resilience in the third sector 18th October 2011
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Learning how to use the media. Training for consumers and carers
The Mental Health Commission is offering a series of four workshops for consumers and carers.
On Friday 7th October 2011 Communicare will be holding it's first ever Fashion Friday Fundraiser.
Communicare will be holding a lunch time event which will incorporate a fashion show from three local Perth designers to raise funds to support children and youth at risk in Western Australia.
Designers attending on the day include FuMoso, Love in Tokyo and Tiah.
Plus there'll be some great live acoustic music while you enjoy a delicious 3 course lunch and the beautiful views from the South of Perth Yacht Club Ball Room.
Download an invitation to register to attend. Seats are strictly limited
Bridges Out of Poverty: An Overview with Nairn Walker 14th October 201110 am – 4pm Friday 14th October, Progress Hall, Paget St, Hilton
Cost: $99 per person including lunch
Based on the work of Dr Ruby Payne, this insightful presentation will assist you to understand the unique challenges faced by people experiencing economic disadvantage and how economic disadvantage shapes people’s actions and attitudes.
Providers of services to people experiencing economic disadvantage often make ‘middle class’ assumptions regarding the person’s level of resources and capacity to help themselves. We then often find ourselves frustrated when our attempts to help people fail. This presentation will bring the unconscious assumptions we make to our awareness and give us tools to really understand and help those people who come to us for assistance on a daily basis.
Click here for further information. To learn more about Nairn Walker click here.
To book your place visit: www.trybooking.com/SMJ
I have attached further information including a Bio of Nairn Walker. This workshop is open to all who wish to attend although we are limited in the number of places we can accommodate so early attention is critical.
To book your place simply register at www.trybooking.com/SMJ
Walk against Parkinsons!
Join the 800 people in Western Australia and the golden voice of 6PR Radio, Tony Mac, who will be taking a united stand at the Parkinson's WA 2011 Unity Walk.
Our Mob Our Minds Our Spirits
Indigenous Mental Health Conference
Click here for further details and to register
Living Life to the Full with a Chronic Condition Forum 27th October
Do you have a chronic condition?
Date Thursday, 27 October 2011
Count Me In Awards 2011
The Disability Services Commission's Count Me In Awards recognise and reward the outstanding efforts of individuals, government, private enterprise, business and education and training organisations for projects or initiatives which create more welcoming and accessible communities for people of all abilities.
The Awards are part of Disability Awareness Week and will be presented on Thursday, 1 December at Burswood Entertainment Complex, in recognition of the large number of events held on 3 December, the International Day of People with Disability.
Submissions are now invited for the 2011 awards from individuals, businesses, education and training providers, state and local governments, developers, planners and architects. This year, organisations funded by the Disability Services Commission are also eligible to nominate activities or projects not funded directly by the Commission.
The closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday, 30 September 2011. Click here for further information
The following position are currently advertised on the WACOSS/ANSON Community Jobs page. Click here to view the vacancies in full.
If you would like to advertised your vacancies on the WACOSS/ANSON Community Jobs page please contact John Broweleit at ANSON at firstname.lastname@example.org