Partnerships with Local Governments
It's been a busy start to the year at Inclusion WA. Personally, I have spent a lot of time involved in training with Local Governments - predominantly the City of Mandurah, the City of Bunbury and the City of South Perth.
In Mandurah, I ran workshops as part of the City's Connect project, which is designed to link community groups with people with a disability who are on a path to retirement.
We worked with the general public in an open forum style workshop, and also with community groups, so that they could get more information about how best to welcome a person with a disability into their clubs.
It was a really successful training session and it was great to work with a really progressive Local Government.
Please get in touch if you would like more information on ways that we can deliver training for your organsisation or your community.
From Wil - The Training Guy
City of Mandurah Testimonial
“Just a note to say thank you so much for being such a sensational Training Guy! Your work to inspire people in our community to consider the needs of people with disabilities and welcome them to their groups has played a significant role in the success of Connect...Your communication strengths along with your enthusiasm that is based on your real life experiences translates easily to others – disability awareness training has never been more fun and interactive in Mandurah, many groups and organisations are now excited about Disability….Mandurah now enjoys a positive future with respect to improving as an accessible and inclusive community.”
Madeleine Flynne, City of Mandurah
This workshop relies on drawing parallels. You will think about a good life in the context of community, drawing from your uniquely human experience to consider the way connections with others are made and enhanced. This same thinking will then be analysed based on what we know about the people we support. This workshop will encourage you to think about your version of a fulfilling life, and relate that to what others may see as a rich life for themselves. The entire premise of this workshop is about exploring the richness of life and the ways we can support others to share in that richness.
This workshop is an open discussion on the professional boundaries between the human services worker and the individuals they work for, and determining the necessary steps to prevent boundary violations. This is a topic that asks the participants to define what a good working relationship is, and how it differs from being a friend of the people they work with.
The workshop brings together various theories on motivating the seemingly unmotivated and provides a brief background and role play on Motivational Interviewing. This workshop focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence and centres on the motivational processes within the individual that facilitate change. This differs from more coercive or externally driven methods for motivating change as it relies solely on the individuals own values and concerns in order to move forwards toward a goal.
Last minute spots available!
Our June workshop is full - however contact us if you are interested in attending on the 11th September.
This workshop aims to explore the nuances of supporting a person to maintain employment, and to thrive in their workplace. We will not be focusing on the skills people need to perform their work, but the skills people need to be successful in the workplace. Investing in positive relationships with others is likely to be just as, or more valuable to individuals as their ability to perform work duties.