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April 9
April 30
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Session Dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th April 2021

Session time is the same for all sessions
10.00am – 11.30am (NSW, ACT, QLD, Tas, Vic)
09.30am – 11.00am (SA, NT)
08.00am – 9.30am (WA)
$20 – $145
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Jane Sherwin is a Queensland based consultant who has been has been involved in the lives of older people and people with disabilities since the late1970s. Jane works with groups and organisations on matters to do with values based quality, person centred approaches and leadership development. She is committed to working at a grassroots level towards developing and maintaining supports so vulnerable people experience meaningful lives.

Jane is a Senior Social Role Valorisation Trainer, having been involved in the teaching, learning and application of SRV since the early 1990s. She enjoys working alongside keen community works in exploring new ways of strengthening the lifestyles of vulnerable people and how services can do better.

Jane draws on her experience in government, academic environments and community services as an occupational therapist, Manager, Lecturer and change agent. Her consulting work is with groups, organisations and individuals on matters to do with values based quality, the learning and application of social role valorization, person-centred approaches and leadership development. She is well regarded for her teaching and writing.

April 9 - April 30

$20 – $145

Sector Support and Development has delivered a Strengthening Social Connections and Relationships: an enabling approach for the past seven years. Due to Covid19 we have now created a modified series that can accommodate restrictions. This will enable participants to engage in an interactive dive into more complex frameworks and approaches to develop broader practices to assist the most marginalised people in our communities. This ‘four sessions across one month’ course will encourage participants to stretch themselves to reflect on their capacity to develop new insights and practices.

The four sessions will be supported by a workbook developed by the Trainer:

  1. Being ‘of service’ in contrast to ‘a service’
  2. Countering isolation and loneliness using valued roles and relationships
  3. Working in people’s homes
  4. Keeping people safe, an approach beyond rules and forms


Learning Outcomes:

  • Inform one’s practice framework with values that counter the impacts of ageism and support some of the recommendations from the Royal Commission
  • Identify practices to stretch the workforce to empower and advocate with older people to reach their best lives and identified outcomes.



The features of this Series include:

  • responding to a real need in our communities: the losses, loneliness and isolation of older people
  • high levels of participation by participants in their own learning with homework being completed between the workshops
  • shared insights between the participants
  • focusing on the voices of the older people (and families) to shape the outcomes, beyond being merely consulted
  • underpinning values of high expectations in the lives of vulnerable people and welcoming vulnerable people into roles, relationships, activities and places that people with a valued status take for granted.


Target Audience – Workforce committed to cultural change in organisations and in practice utilising complex frameworks and approaches.



Session Dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th April 2021


Online via Zoom
Tickets are 1 per person
A Reminder email will be sent to registered participants 1-2 days prior to the session including the zoom link and any handouts,


20 available
CHSP (SA& NSW Only) (GST Incl) Good Better Best$20.00
20 available
ACSA Member (GST Incl) Good Better Best$130.00
20 available
ACSA Non-member (GST Incl) Good Better Best$145.00