About the Conference

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The Australian Disability Service Conference aspires to build a disability workforce that sets a benchmark for the rest of the world.  

Conference sessions around the theme of Leading Excellence Through Innovation will be interactive, thought provoking and engaging.  

Don’t miss your chance to dive deeper as we explore the following topics: 

Fostering Community and Inclusion

Explore the social model of disability and creating a more inclusive Australia. The focus will be on solutions and putting the Participant and their family at the centre of everything in a human-centric approach.  

We’ll also look at community networks, creating a true sense of belonging and the role of sport. What are the lessons learnt to benefit the NDIS workforce into the future?   

Building a World Class Workforce

Drill down on how to engage and retain skilled and quality people; the importance of purpose, meaning, growth and compassion in the workplace; measures to avoid burnout and how to build competent, resilient individuals and teams.  

The role of the support co-ordinator and recovery coach will be explored. What makes for authentic delivery and best practice in these professions?  

Harnessing Research and Technology

We’ll investigate how the industry can improve Participant outcomes through understanding and applying research and data.  

Highlighting cutting-edge thinking and practice in the assistive technology space, we’ll delve into the importance of educated mentors. How can they support Participants to build confidence and make empowered choices? 

Leading Business Innovation and Navigating Change for Success

Experienced business leaders in the industry will delve into innovative organisational practice; how strong, purposeful leadership is critical; and the role of innovation in delivering successful outcomes for those living with a disability.   

Does the disability service sector have the resources, training and an essential level of expertise to adapt and manage change?