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Valued Roles for All


March 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Other Time Zones:
11:00am – 1:00pm (NSW, ACT, Tas, Vic)
10:30am – 12:30pm (SA)
10:00am – 12:00pm (QLD)
9:30am – 11:30am (NT)
8:00am – 10:00am (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.

Some of her own favourite roles include wife, aunt, daughter, friend, nature photographer, crime novel reader, Facebook stalker, teacher, author, mentor, card maker and wine drinker. She is known to do better in some roles than others, and is happy to keep people guessing about which.

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$20 – $145
Due to unforeseen circumstance we will be postponing this session to a later date.
If you are interested in this session please enquire here


Valued Roles for All focuses us on the real and detrimental effects of dehumanisation, the negative impact of social devaluation and why older people are likely to get marginalised and rejected.

Participants are invited to stretch beyond conventional, comfortable & traditional practices to create new approaches to foster Role -Thinking.

A deep dive into valued roles creates opportunities for more older people having rich meaningful lives and demonstrates how our work can enable people to find deep and real belonging in community life. Social Role Valorisation (SRV) is the theory that informs the thinking and planning framework for the development of individual valued roles and underpins this session.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding of the importance Valued Roles play in meaningful lives of people
  • Clarify the detrimental impact of unconscious dehumanisation and social devaluation
  • Strengthening the capacity of workforce to deliver quality services that are responsive to the needs of older people, specifically the people with more complex or diverse needs;
  • Identifying strategies for workers to empower and advocate with older people to reach purposeful lives and meet their identified outcomes.


Target Audience: Managers, Team Leaders & aged care staff with a passion to meld complex frameworks with effective practices.



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,


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