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Last minute spots!

There are still places left in John Armstrong's one day Workshop - Putting the Right Values into Actions, on April 10.

This is one of the few available events that confront the questions of values in our lives squarely and considers what qualities are needed in us if we are to deliver a service that is truly effective.

Past participants have given this event the thumbs up because it provides an essential orientation to some of the big questions of life and this work of ours, while clarifying the role we play in getting it right!



8 & 9 April or 11 & 12 April - John Armstrong Two Day Workshop - Towards a Better Life

Inclusion WA, together with Identity WA, are excited to present this critical professional development event.
Towards a Better Life provides an introduction to Social Role Valorisation (SRV). It is designed to create a deeper
awareness of the circumstances of people who are devalued by society, perhaps as a result of physical or intellectual disability, mental illness, ageing, poverty and/or homelessness.
Come and join us in the challenge - let's work to change our thoughts and beliefs to allow movement in a new direction.
This 2 day workshop is designed to assist participants to:

  • Understand social devaluation and its consequences for people who are marginalised;
  • Learn about SRV as a means of addressing those experiences of devaluation;
  • Gain clarity of personal values in regard to issues of devaluation and one's personal service to people who are devalued; and
  • Strengthen, support and confirm one's commitment and purpose to individuals who are wounded by devaluation.

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10 April - John Armstrong One Day Workshop - Putting the Right Values into Actions

An expose on the sources of our values and the application of these in our daily lives

Quite often we complete our preparation, land a great job, hear wonderful words and intentions but in time we can begin to feel powerless to influence the real change we had hoped for. We can particularly find ourselves performing functions that seem to have insignificant long-term impact for the people we support or worse - we become content to continue working from day to day, subtly giving up hope for any alternative future.

This one day only event explores:

  • The major sources of our ideas and values;
  • How society influences our views -  sometimes in profound ways;
  • How group dynamics affect our personal behaviour; and
  • What values related questions need to be answered if we are to deliver an effective service?

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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.

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19 April - 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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3 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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9 May - Local Government Authority Inclusion Workshop Series

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.

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