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March 2021

Mental Health Awareness & the Older person: A series dealing with Anxiety

March 11 - March 18
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,

Anxiety is the most common mental illness in older people. Learn about the signs and symptoms of anxiety and why older people are more vulnerable to the onset of anxiety.

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Being Curious – Wellbeing in Ageing – Refining the Blend

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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,

The Global Centre for Modern Ageing (GCMA) undertook an expansive study on older Australians’ wellbeing and response to COVID-19 restrictions, spanning March to July 2020.The research revealed the following:The resilience of older Australians and their preparedness to adopt new technologies to maintain social connection, and minimise the risk of virus exposure.Particularly, the use of telehealth services to access primary healthcare and manage risk. Julianne Parkinson, GCMA’s C.E.O., will present research findings, with a focus on telehealth, and discuss the opportunities for aged care providers, and the potential of telehealth to improve wellbeing of aged care service users, including residents, families, staff, and clinicians.

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Valued Roles for All

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

Jane Sherwin leads participants to understand how enabling the individuals participation in the community with a focus on Valued Roles gives a firm foundation for service planning and cooperative action. Roles start with the person, who they are, what their passions and interests are, what makes sense in their own individual life in their own local community. The crafting of valued roles is highly individualised and requires the provider has deep understanding of the unique response each person requires. We challenge you to join our investigation of “the purpose of life is a life with purpose”  with Jane Sherwin.

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A discussion around loss & grief

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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,

The aim of this session is to concentrate on developing our capacity to recognise and respond appropriately to our feelings of loss and grief in our role in aged care. Active participation will be encouraged, but not essential.

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Leading Person Centred Teams

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ACSA SA Offices, Building 3, Level 1, 32-56 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Mile End, SA Australia

If You Always Do What You've Always Done, You'll Always Get What You've Always Got.” ~ Henry Ford.

This BPP Masterclass facilitated by Sheree Lewis identifies highly effective techniques and approaches to get different results when leading person-centred teams. This interactive day engages the learner to challenge what they have always done to build broader capacity to impact their teams work. Not to be missed.

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Mental Health Awareness & the Older person: Responding to Challenging Behaviours in Older People

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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,

This 1.5 hour session provides insight & understanding of the potential underlying triggers for concerning behaviours and provides helpful ways for workers and volunteers to provide support and care.

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Dignity of Risk

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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,

An interactive 2 hour on-line session which will clarify and explore the concept of 'Dignity of Risk' with real case studies.

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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Final Report ‘Care, Dignity and Respect’ Findings for CHSP providers – Where to from here?

March 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Morphettville Racecourse, 79 Morphett Road
Morphettville, SA 5043 Australia

A forum has been convened for the CHSP Sector where ACSA will deliver the RC’s key findings focussing on the implications and challenges for the CHSP sector.   Learning Outcomes: CHSP providers will be able to: Look at their individual circumstances Begin to focus on their current business model an skill sets Begin to think about how the key findings will affect their current model of services Consider likely changes for their organisation Consider the impact on their current future…

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April 2021

Right Relationships

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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,

This workshop explores the complex nature of and the impact of home as the workplace. The workforce will gain insight into the potential harm and power imbalance that is inherent in service delivery.
An important aspect of this session is the investigation into the complexity and difference between “friend” and “friendly”. The strategies explored during the workshop can reduce negative experiences of the vulnerable/older person.

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Better Relationships, Greater Understanding

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ACSA SA Offices, Building 3, Level 1, 32-56 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Mile End, SA Australia

Are you looking to: Improve relationships with colleagues and/or clients; Maximise the performance and potential of team members; Reduce conflict in the workplace; Understand why people behave the way they do. If you answered yes to any of these questions then this Masterclass is for you!

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Good Better Best

April 9 - April 30
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,

Good Better Best is an exciting, unique South Australian initiative that has evolved over several years and just keeps getting BETTER.

This series of 4 workshops will enable participants who work in a range of programs to build their professional capacity to respond to the real needs of older people accessing services, so that they may access the BEST in life

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If it’s not documented, it didn’t happen

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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,

When something goes wrong or when a case conference is scheduled with the client and their loved ones, ensuring you have well written evidence to back up any claims, actions or outcomes is essential.

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Standards: Getting it Right

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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,

ACSA’s “Getting it Right” workshop is designed specifically for front line and support staff to understand each of the eight standards but with a particular focus on their contribution to Standards 1 – 4

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May 2021

Mental Health Awareness & the Older person: A series dealing with Psychotic Disorders

May 6 - May 19
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,

Learn about an older person’s experience of living with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder, and the impact and challenges in providing effective service delivery.

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Stand Up, Be Confident & Deliver

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ACSA SA Offices, Building 3, Level 1, 32-56 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Mile End, SA Australia

This Masterclass offers you two opportunities. Firstly develop you own capacity and skills to “Stand Up, Be Confident & Deliver”. Secondly learn how to encourage and mentor your team members to be able to.

Join in the fun and access this professional development opportunity

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June 2021

Coaching to GROW

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ACSA SA Offices, Building 3, Level 1, 32-56 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Mile End, SA Australia

This day long Masterclass will focus on the coaching mindset, the skills required to effectively coach and provide a structured approach to planning and conducting a coaching session with the aged services workforce.

Purpose:  To increase an awareness of coaching and how it can be used to develop individuals for sustainable change. 

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July 2021

Train the Trainer

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ACSA SA Offices, Building 3, Level 1, 32-56 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Mile End, SA Australia

No need to attend long boring drawn out training. This Train the Trainer Masterclass will keep you engaged all day wanting more. You will leave inspired, with ideas for effective implementation of the strategies learned. Sheree Lewis makes learning fun and you will be able to share these insights with your colleagues, staff who report to you or volunteers on your return to the workplace.

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