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John Armstrong

John Armstrong spent some time delivering workshops in partnership with Inclusion WA and Identity WA during last week. He delivered 2 x two day SRV workshops (Towards a Better Life), and a one day workshop (Putting the Right Values into Actions). During the week over 90 people from various human service organisations were able to come and work with John to understand some key principles and strategies that could lead to better lives for devalued people.

Some people found the workshops to have such an impact that they were inspired into action.  The CEO of Inclusion WA, Mr. Paul Fleay, immediately subscribed to the SRV Journal so that the organisation’s staff could have access to the most current developments in the technology. Several people have also expressed interest in going to the next level in SRV by attending a PASSING event that will be hosted by WAIS in October. More info about PASSING to come...

Several participants emailed after the sessions with glowing feedback.  One person said, “Just wanted to let you know that myself and the other coordinators who attended the SRV training thoroughly enjoyed the session.  John is an amazing trainer, very funny and actually explains things in simple terms without all the mumbo jumbo stuff.” Another said, “Thank you so much for organising the workshops last week.  I thoroughly enjoyed them and feel I learnt a lot.  John Armstrong is a legend!!!” And one more person said, “Thanks for organising such a great event – everyone I spoke to was really engaged and challenged!”

We would like to thank John and everyone who came along and attended the Workshops - we hope you found them as beneficial as we did.


17 April - Promote and Maintain Motivation

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!

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9 May - Local Government Authority Inclusion Workshop Series - 2 Places Left!

Inclusion WA presents a series of workshops that aim to bring together people working in Local Government in WA.  Four half day workshops will be facilitated during 2013 which will incorporate stimulating discussions about enabling inclusion in community through your role within local government. These workshops aim to stimulate your creative juices to help you act with purpose and clarity in supporting inclusion for marginalised individuals and the broader community.

Along with expert knowledge of community development strategy, this workshop will draw from the knowledge and expertise of participants, enabling all involved to share in rich and diverse conversations, stories and learning.

** Only two places left - book today to secure your place! **

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15 May - Professional Boundaries for Human Services Workers

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.


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17 May - Community Inclusion Workshop

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.


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5 June - Supporting Inclusion in the Workplace

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.

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2013 Partners of Inclusion WA

Beilby Consulting Telethon - 7 Perth

Supporters of Inclusion WA

Department of Sport and Recreation Lotterywest Support Disability Services Commission
Ausrapid Act-Belong-Commit (Mentally Healthy W.A.)