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Managers' Breakfast: Supporting Resilience (FREE)

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre

Thursday, 27 October 2016 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (AEDT)

Managers' Breakfast: Supporting Resilience (FREE)

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Session overview

Resilience is that underlying capacity to bounce-forward from tough demands and difficult circumstances, including the enduring strength that builds from coping well with challenging or stressful situations. Resilience is a combination of personality, job/work attitudes, and learned skills, and it can be developed.

There is confronting evidence that leadership practices strongly influence the resilience and performance of staff and impact on absenteeism and retention. Join us for this brief, interactive session where guest speaker, Carol Lewis, will identify the key management approaches that protect the wellbeing of direct service staff and help them practise effectively and sustainably. 

What’s covered

  • developing a culture where open discussion about the emotional demands of the work is normalised and facilitated
  • identifying signs of stress in staff at an early stage and monitoring
  • championing the benefits of resilience 
  • role modelling self-care 
  • developing key leadership attributes: approachability, emotional literacy, self awareness, reflective skills, appropriate empathy, optimism (but not unrealistically so).

Who should participate?

This workshop is for CHSP/Disability Services Managers only.

N.B. As breakfast is provided please list any special dietary requirements when making your booking.

About the facilitators

Carol Lewis Carol Lewis is a senior human resources practitioner, facilitator and consultant with extensive experience across the private, public and non-for-profit sectors. Her strength lies in her solutions-oriented approach to supporting organisational development and her extensive track record of successfully assisting people, teams and organisations. This broad experience across different industry sectors and organisational types enables her to leverage best practice concepts and solutions for her clients and their needs. Since founding The Human Equation, Carol’s consulting career has been focused on identifying appropriate human resource or organisational development interventions and working with organisations to optimise their people talent. Recognised for her pragmatic hands-on approach, realistic achievable solutions, and her ability to consistently delivery quality outcomes for her clients, she is contracted Australia wide. Clients include SMEs, private sector companies as well as government sector and not-for-profit organisations. Many of Carol’s clients maintain long term business relationships with her.

Prior to The Human Equation, Carol’s previous experience included a variety of human resources and management roles within the professional services, high-tech manufacturing, financial services and information technology industries.   Carol’s experience includes extensive work around discrimination, harassment and bullying and she is an advocate for ‘prevention rather than cure’.  Her prevention work including skilling up leaders in understanding and identifying inappropriate behaviours, development of policies and providing training to staff so that they feel empowered to deal with such situations.

Have questions about Managers' Breakfast: Supporting Resilience (FREE)? Contact The Junction Neighbourhood Centre

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When & Where

Eastern Sydney Home Care
Level 4
812 Anzac Pde
Maroubra, NSW 2035

Thursday, 27 October 2016 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (AEDT)

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VAST Training Services specialises in the delivery of Learning and Development opportunities for Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and disability funded services' staff, managers, board members and volunteers across Eastern Sydney and City of Sydney.

We provide face to face courses, managers' breakfasts, volunteer training, customised training opportunities, including, "Tailored for Tomorrow" and new 90min Turbo Training workshops!

VAST is part of the Southern Sydney Connection partnership with 3Bridges and STARS and is a program of The Junction Neighbourhood Centre.

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