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Welcome to our very first Professional Development Newsletter - Think. Engage. Connect. This is the place to stay up to date with the sessions and workshops that we will be offering for the remainder of 2012 and for 2013.

Inclusion WA has extracted key knowledge from their work practices to share with you at some thought provoking training events for 2013.

Inclusion is not just a buzz word. Come and engage with other sector professionals in a conversation about supporting genuine inclusion!

We'll also be promoting other sessions and workshops around the state, as well as providing links to some interesting articles and further learning that you can do, about inclusion.

If you know someone who may be interested in keeping up to date with our sessions, please contact us to be added to the mailing list.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in 2013!


19 December - 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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22 January - 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 individual’s own values and concerns in order to move forwards toward a goal.

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6 February - Professional Boundaries for Support Workers

This workshop is an open discussion on the professional boundaries between the support 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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2012 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.)