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March 2022

Mental Health Awareness & the Older Person: Hoarding, collecting and clutter and helpful strategies to respond

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

Investigate the likely reasons why older people accumulate ‘stuff’ and the underlying emotions and experiences that can contribute to these behaviours.

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SOLD OUT….Managing Conflict and Disputes

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - March 30 @ 4:00 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

This program equips front line workers – employees and volunteers - with a thorough understanding of conflict dynamics to increase confidence to apply practical strategies and tools to manage disputes and navigate conflict to peaceful resolution. Blending relevant theory, simple to apply strategies and real-world examples, the program will enable frontline care workers to reduce stress, resolve conflict, and communicate with confidence and clarity.

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First Nation Ways of Being: Respect, Understanding and Safety in Aged Care

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - March 31 @ 4:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

The First Nation Ways of Being: Respect, Understanding and Safety in Aged Care Series - is designed specifically for aged care, utilising both applied and action research. Combined with a fusion of First Nations’ ways of knowing and being, the program offers materials from reputable sources and demonstrates appropriate cultural protocols.
Designed with consideration to the learning preferences of First Nations Peoples, the meaningful content engages the participant to ‘walk together’ through appropriate activities to reinforce learning. All material delivered has been guided via a peer review process.

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SOLD OUT…..Serious Incident Response Scheme – Incident management: How to conduct a critical analysis and report (CAR)

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

Meeting compliance with Standard 8 (Clinical Governance), requires effective systems and processes that engage with care recipients, identify abuse and neglect, manage and prevent incidents, and use a robust incident management system approach. The SIRS – Incident Management workshop provides the opportunity to explore the practicalities of analysing a reportable event and provides a template to use to determine requirements against the SIRS legislation.

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Mental Health Awareness and the Older Person: Why older people experience depression and anxiety and helpful strategies to respond

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

Learn about the signs and symptoms of Anxiety and Depression and gain a greater understanding of the risk of onset of Anxiety and Depression in older people. Gain some insight on what Anxiety and Depression may feel like and what an older person may experience living with these mental illnesses.

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April 2022

Mental Health Awareness & the Older Person: Helping Older People Who Hoard

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Junction, 470 Anzac Hwy, Camden Park
Adelaide, South Australia 5038 Australia

The Workshop will teach attendees how to work with and support older clients living in challenging domestic environments, giving CHSP workers the awareness, confidence and strategies for speaking with and supporting the older person in a way that minimises harm and fosters a positive help outcome.

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First Nation Ways of Being: Practicalities of working with First Nation people in Aged Care

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

The First Nation Ways of Being: Practicalities of working with First Nation people in Aged Care is designed specifically for aged care, utilising both applied and action research. Combined with a fusion of First Nations’ ways of knowing and being, this program offers resources from reputable sources and demonstrates appropriate cultural protocols.

This module is designed with consideration to the learning preferences of First Nations Peoples, this meaningful content engages the participant to ‘walk together’ through appropriate activities to reinforce learning. All material is peer reviewed.

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Leadership Development Program – Module 3: Conflict Literacy

April 12 @ 11:00 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

The ACSA Leadership Development Program is ideal for new and emerging leaders who want to grow their professional leadership capacity quickly, simply, and practically. It’s also a great way for seasoned professionals to refresh their understanding and update their leadership toolkit. The program is designed to cultivate key leadership criteria and skills outlined in the Australian Aged Care Leadership Capabilities Framework

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Leisure, Wellness & Reablement: Getting the Foundations Right

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

This 1.5-hour interactive online workshop looks at the foundations of leisure, wellness and reablement in community and home support settings. The workshop is designed for care/support workers who are new to the area or looking to refresh and expand their practice.

Suitable activities and approaches, key legislative frameworks and documentation requirements. Resources from reputable sources which demonstrate appropriate leisure, wellness and reablement activities are provided.

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Clinical Governance – Getting from Here to there.

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - May 10 @ 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

Effective clinical governance is critical to the delivery of safe and high-quality care for aged care consumers. The changing regulatory environment with cascading influences from the Aged Care Royal Commission means a call for change on Providers. This series builds awareness of key concepts and supporting systems to ensure Providers are equipped to embed effective clinical governance.

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May 2022

CANCELLED… Mental Health Awareness and the Older Person: Understanding Psychosis through the older person’s lived experience

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

This 1.5 hour session provides insight into the most common Psychotic experiences in older people including Peter’s ‘lived experience’.

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Older Person Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Course

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - May 26 @ 4:00 pm
The Junction, 470 Anzac Hwy, Camden Park
Adelaide, South Australia 5038 Australia

The Older Person Mental Health First Aid course is designed to support aged care providers and their workforce delivering the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

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Aged Care Quality Standards Webinar

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

The Aged Care Quality Standards 90-minute webinar is designed as both an introductory and a refresher session for all people involved in the delivery of quality and safe care, that all older Australians deserve.

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Leadership Development Program – Module 4: Confident Conversations

May 10 @ 11:00 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

The ACSA Leadership Development Program is ideal for new and emerging leaders who want to grow their professional leadership capacity quickly, simply, and practically. It’s also a great way for seasoned professionals to refresh their understanding and update their leadership toolkit. The program is designed to cultivate key leadership criteria and skills outlined in the Australian Aged Care Leadership Capabilities Framework.

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Essential Clinical Leadership Skills

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

This workshop introduces a set of core clinical leadership skills designed to empower nurses to exert positive influence more confidently in team and organisational culture, so they are better able to promote implementation of improvements and new solutions for care recipients.

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Care Planning & Defensible Documentation for the CHSP/Home Care Workforce

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

This interactive workshop is designed to support the aged care workforce delivering Commonwealth Home Support Program services and delivering care in home and community settings. The workshop includes, principles of documentation, care planning and assist participants to gain confidence to identify when issues of concern require reporting to supervisors and management

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Board Governance for Smaller Providers

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - May 26 @ 7:00 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

The aim of this series of workshops is to support providers to position themselves for reform, by exploring legal responsibilities, risk management, clinical governance, informed decision making, consumer experiences, strategic business models and to build capacity and navigate the unique challenges faced by small regional and remote providers.

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Dignity of Risk

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

Applying ‘dignity of risk’ principles to the provision of care for older Australians, is essential in the delivery of person centred care. The challenge for providers is to balance ‘duty of care’ while honouring the rights of the care recipient to self-determination, including to take on risk. The application of effective communication and negotiation skills when discussing ‘risk’ with care recipients ensures that the provider and their employees are also protected, while enabling the older person to continue to enjoy activities that result in quality-of-life outcomes. This interactive 2-hour workshop will clarify and explore the concept of 'Dignity of Risk'.

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Mental Health Awareness and the Older Person: Understanding the importance of self-care and helpful strategies for aged care workers

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

This 1.5 hour session provides insight into the importance of self-care which supports positive mental health and wellbeing for aged care workers.

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Critical Reasoning and Clear Thinking

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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.
Please note that an essential requirement is that all participants gain access to a PC and/or iPad or mobile device, and use a headphone set, although they do not need to be in the same location. Training rooms without personal headphones can result in feedback which may impede training delivery and reduce participant enjoyment. Headphones do not need to be expensive units, and many people have their own personal headphones /mic that they use with their smart phones, which will be suitable plugged into the computer unit if this is your choice of set up,

This workshop introduces guiding principles and problem-solving strategies to help you think more clearly about new things and those inevitable workplace challenges, questions and decisions. It is a reminder that we do not always pay attention to whether we are reasoning well and will provide some basic techniques to help you think in a more clear-headed and critical way, recognise unstated assumptions and bias, appraise and evaluate evidence, and communicate with greater clarity and confidence.

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